Episode 229 - King & Queen of the mountain

April 9th, 2021

Olly and Mel are still buzzing from all of the Main Beach 10th anniversary excitement, with lots of cafe visitors sending their regards. Olly speaks to Bathurst ED's Stephen and Jenn about life before and after parkrun, Mark drops in from Geeveston, and The Informant is MIA. Plus listen in for explanations on Weetbix parkrun, UooUoo's and Skywhalepapa's. Never a dull moment!

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Episode 228 - Bookrun

April 1st, 2021

In this week’s packed episode the parkrun adventurers share in a whole lot of parkrun excitement across opposite sides of the globe.

Author and parkrunner, Eileen Jones joins Mel to discuss the 330-mile Bookrun relay across the UK celebrating the launch of her new book “How parkrun changed our lives” while former Main Beach parkrun ED Paul Relf shares some of his Main Beach experiences with Olly ahead of this weekend’s 10th anniversary!

We hear from the Channel 5 Team with roving reports from Cam at Rockingham parkrun, TOC at Peppertree parkrun, Alison at Tauranga parkrun and Mark at Lalor parkrun, plus have a debut roving report from our first Channel 2 News Crew member, James!

And of course, we enjoy a relaxed post-parkrun cuppa at Dazza’s and hear what The Informant really thinks...

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Episode 227 - Smorgasbord

March 25th, 2021

The parkrun adventurers reflect on home-baked parkrun goodness and more tales from Dazza’s café, while soaking in roving reports from TOC and the growing community at Cascades on Clyde Wetlands parkrun, Lyndell in the mist at Maleny Trail parkrun and Mark with birthdays and boots at Braidwood Showgrounds parkrun.
 

Just in case one parkrunday experience isn’t enough for you, we jump on the bus with newest Channel 5 News Crew member Alison for NZ Longest Day adventures!

 
And The Informant tests our maths skills with some more feedback from a listener question!
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Episode 226 - Crackerjack

March 19th, 2021

It’s another parkdog week this week after Mel’s trip to Cascades on Clyde Wetlands parkrun!

We hear an avian-affected roving report from Mark at Burley Griffin parkrun, while we reflect on celebrations and tribulations after a cracker of a morning at Dazza’s café!

And after a challenge from the field, The Informant introduces us to the III...

What’s your III?

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Episode 225 - Who let the dogs out?

March 12th, 2021

Olly was out adventuring at Greenway parkrun with parkdogs a plenty.
And while her dogs are letting themselves be heard, Mel reports on all the local sights she missed seeing at Ted Scobie Oval.
There are roving reports from Alison, playing notparkrun host at Puarenga, Mark visiting Batemans Bay and Lyndell drops in from SS Koopa Trail.
Plus all the usual sass from The Informant.
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Episode 224 - Madness & Mystery

March 4th, 2021

It's host vs host as The Quizmaster returns for March Madness.
And we have roving reports from TOC at Louis Hamon Park and Mark at Ginninderra parkruns.
Tune in to hear all the fun as Mel & Olly battle it out with a little help from some special friends.
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Episode 223 - Abigail

February 27th, 2021

Two hosts, two adventures, but did anyone enjoy their parkrunday more than Abigail? 
This week Mel and Olly talk palm21 costumes, 
parkrun adventuring experiences, 
a pink parkrun at Wynnum and we have a roving report from TOC at Fairpark Reserve 
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Episode 222 - Crickets

February 19th, 2021

This week the tables are turned with Olly taking the adventuring lead.
Listen in to hear where his World Cup decision making took him and Hannah.
Meanwhile, Marvellous Mark dropped into Coombs parkrun to check out their new course plus a familiar voice joins us in the studio to give the low down on palm 21 plans.

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Episode 221 - parkrun Royale

February 11th, 2021

Lyndell is back with a view to a kill, well ... a view to increasing her P index at South Bank parkrun. 
While Alison completed her hat trick at Puarenga celebrating Waitangi Day with a Karakia. 
Meanwhile, our Quizmaster Simon pops in with some dodgy cow jokes after moooving his new events to 50 at Cowpasture.
 

Someone take that sound effects app away from Mel!

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Episode 220 - parkrun fun

February 4th, 2021

How do YOU bring extra fun to parkrun? Mel likes to take solo drives (to Meningie parkrun) and Olly enjoys volunteering. Listen in this week as 'Controversial' Cam surveys the parkrunners at Canning River, WA. 
We also hear from Mark, comparing trolls at Varsity Lakes, PK pops in at Lochiel with some familiar and not so familiar friends and Alison joins us from across the ditch at the University of Waikato.
Oh, and The Informant is getting some attitude!
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