Running for fun

RUN: Gawler parkrun event organiser Cheryl McKibbin with her children Koby, eight, and Willow, 10. Photo: Steph Konatar.

RUN: Gawler parkrun event organiser Cheryl McKibbin with her children Koby, eight, and Willow, 10. Photo: Steph Konatar.

For Willaston woman Cheryl McKibbin’s the ‘parkrun’ phenomenon changed her life, and now she’s brought the world-wise craze right to our door step.

Gawler parkrun, held each Saturday, 8am at Clonlea Reserve, Murray Rd, Willaston is a free, organised 5km run for runners of all standards and abilities.

Mrs McKibbin said she started competing in the Lochiel parkrun 18 months ago and felt compelled to share her love of the event with her local community.

"I just enjoyed it so much and I thought it was a shame not to have it out there,” she said.

“It’s for everybody – there are people that do parkruns around Australia and there are others who push their kids or walk their dogs.”

There are talks of a Barossa-based parkrun coming to the area in future, but until then, for more information about the Gawler event please visit www.parkrun.com.au/gawler.

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