Episodes
This week we celebrated BOND, picnics and the return of The Informant! Lyndell the legendary is back with a legend at Yowie parkrun plus Caveman Cam explores Mt Clarence parkrun with an interesting hypothesis. Plus, we recap our notties and plan future adventures.
Published 10/14/21
This week we celebrate ALL the things ... birthdays, premieres and parkruns - real or not. PK checks in from The Avenues, Tracey travels west to Old Thomson River Road, Mark revisits Renmark on parkrunday and Caveman Cam ticks one off his Bakery Challenge! Meanwhile, we get the low down on this years Ugly Christmas Singlet design, straight from the elves mouth!
Published 10/07/21
Welcome to an abbreviated pod for International podcast Day! While Olly & Mel recap their weeks, we hear from Tracey @ Logan River and Cam from Tamworth Wetlands plus Marvellous Mark checks in from West Beach. As we wave farewell to Streaky September, Septober is ramping up.
Published 09/29/21
While The Informants are off enjoying a break, Olly and Mel have been hard at work to bring you two interviews with Brian Peters and his 500th true blue milestone, and Adrian Hon from Zombies, Run! Plus all the streaky updates, highlights from Dazzas and breaking news of the ugly kind!
Published 09/24/21
While Olly and Mel celebrate Trolls and Zombies, we check in with quarantining paralympian Jenny Blow about her recent adventure at Tokyo with the Aussie Belles. We celebrate Maori Language week, all the fun at Dazza's plus The Informant brings all the stats to the yard.
Published 09/15/21
The adventurers are reflecting on a big week of celebrations and paralympics and Olly chats to Lyndell about her officiating experiences in Tokyo. We hear from Mark at Kununurra, Tracey at Bundaberg and Dave at Waterloo Plains parkruns, as well as all the usual from Dazza's, The Informant and some interesting mail!
Published 09/09/21
Mel & Olly are taking a walk down memory lane for the 250th episode. We hear from Mark at Hampton Oval parkrun, Tracey pops in from Des Connor Park juniors and Pippa shares some more Streaky tips. Dazza’s was back this week, Olly explains the Bingoe card and we have some 250 related stats from The Informant. Join us for all this, plus a few little surprises!
Published 09/02/21
As we creep closer to our milestone episode, Olly checks in with Becky Maybury on the return of Richmond Olympic parkrun in Canada. Meanwhile Mel catches up with Renee Gimbert from parkrun Australia HQ to find out all the complexities involved with bringing parkrun back in Asia Pacific.   We've also got Tracey at Mudgeeraba, Mark chats to Bayview Road ED Zoe, Streaky September updates, and the usual weekly stats from our cheeky Informant.   It's another bumper pod!
Published 08/25/21
This week Mel chats with Mick Duyvestyn, half of the crew behind the Bubble Bird relay that’s helping a certain yellow friend fly the coup in lockdown thanks to a creative flock of Melbournians. We also hear from Runner 5 (aka Karyn) following an exciting parkrun launch against all odds in Abel Township, and also from the scanned in and locked down alike at Dazza’s.
Published 08/18/21
This week we bask in the amazing highlights that parkrun brings us, even when our hosts are both in lockdown! Mel catches up with Caitlin Adams of Team Tempo after her new parkrun global women’s record at Lochiel parkrun. Olly chats with author David Crook about his inspiration and experience behind the new book “On every Saturday”, which celebrates 10 years of parkrun in Australia. Also, Alison reports in from Sherwood Reserve parkrun as she completes the final puzzle piece of her NZ...
Published 08/11/21
This week the adventurers share their notparkrun adventures of Olympic themes and Zombie runs. Proving you CAN make lockdown fun! Meanwhile Marvellous Mark reports in from the far west at Marina parkrun and Alison becomes a South Island regionnaire at Dunedin parkrun. And we wonder, just how well calibrated is our parkrun crystal ball?
Published 08/05/21
The parkrun adventurers reflect on a big weekend celebrating Ugly Christmas in July and the return of parkrun in England, with Mel catching up with Dan Buckley from Leazes parkrun to hear more from the big return day. We have roving reports from Alison at Taupo parkrun, Dave at Graham Andrews parkrun, Mark at Mt Clarence parkrun and Tracey embraces her new challenge at Kedron parkrun. Plus all the latest stats from The Informant and even more festive fun from Dazza’s. With so much...
Published 07/29/21
This week Olly catches up with USA ED Sarah Hudson for news on the unpause of Byxbee parkrun. While Mel is learning more about baked goods at Dazza's. We've got roving reports from Tracey at New Farm, Mark & Cam at Cottesloe plus Hannah files a guest report from Bass Point notparkrun. And there's lots of laughter surrounding a new challenge. But whose challenge could it be?
Published 07/22/21
This week the parkrun adventurers are almost all working on the weekend, as Olly stays put and Mel recaps a visit to Dorset Recreation Reserve and some juniors taking the stage at Eynesbury Heritage Trail Junior parkrun.  Marvellous Mark checks in from South Australia at Port Lincoln plus a bonus freedom run report from Yeldulknie Weir parkrun, while Tracey in a Tutu steps in with her suggestions for a sensational sausage roll soundtrack. Plus all the chat from Dazza’s, the Informant and...
Published 07/15/21
This week Olly and family were busy notparkrunning any which way, while Mel returned to Pakenham parkrun for a dog assisted family run. Tracey gave us the SPF & TCC stats and aside from Alison at Trentham Memorial parkrun NZ, everyone else was partying in SA! Meanwhile the new Informant is having a few teething problems...
Published 07/08/21
There's a shift in the ledger this week with Victorian parkruns returning while NSW deals with covid restrictions. Plus, we hear from most of the channel 5 news crew and there is a strange similarity in their reports. And Mel has two new suggestions for challenges in Western Victoria.
Published 07/01/21
Episode 240 is brought to you by the numbers: 7, 8, 250, 325, 350 and 418! This week we hear Roving Reports from Tracey, live from the tail at Bunyaville, and Nadine at Ted Scobie Oval, who offers a hot tip on a place to visit while in town.  We receive mail from the team at South Toowoomba, hear about more longest run adventures and Mel shares her parkrunday experience too.  Spoiler alert – it has a real parkrun in it! Oh, and who can tell us what our SPF is for this week?
Published 06/24/21
This week Olly & Mel recount their Longest Runs and Tracey also pops in with audio from North Brisbane (too soon). We hear from David in England with news of notparkruns and pastie preferences, plus all the crowd from Dazza's. But... hang on ... what announcement does The Informant have??
Published 06/17/21
This week join Mel & Olly as they hero the Sausage Roll and celebrate the birth of the Sausage Roll Club!  Dave chats with the team at Bourke and one of the latest members of the Indigenous Marathon Project, Tracey volunteers at New Farm and PK and the gang hang out at Charleston. Olly is zooming into Longest Run Day while Mel plans her next Nottie.
Published 06/10/21
While Olly was off adventuring at Bowral parkrun, Mel was busy chatting to Communications Ambassador and Lillie parkrunner Emma Keer, about the return of events in the USA. We also hear from Alison at Wanaka parkrun and PK at Christies Beach … but who is stealing Kit Kats in the office?
Published 06/03/21
Join us this week as Mel adventures to Dolls Point parkrun and Olly delights in visiting penguins. We hear from Tracey on The V-side with Achilles at Sandgate & Kedron, and Lyndell checks out Des Connor Park junior parkrun. Plus we discuss parkrun restarts around the globe, ugly buffs and upcoming Longest run plans.
Published 05/27/21
It's National Volunteer week and the adventurers are talking all things Hi Vis. We have roving reports from Shelley parkrun, W.A. and Pegasus parkrun N.Z, we hear Tracey's Top 10 different Volunteering roles, Mel gives the low down on Happy Hill and a familiar voice returns to the podwaves.
Published 05/20/21
The parkrun Adventurers recap Mother’s Day parkruns, full of cake, doggy drink bottles and, well, mostly-shared parkrun experiences! Alison reports in from a Barry Curtis parkrun with adventurers aplenty, we clear the dishes at Dazza’s café and the agency casual clocks in for another report.
Published 05/14/21
This week while Mel is off exploring the Victorian alpine region, Olly has his hands full with adventures of a different kind. Meanwhile, there are reports from Ovens river trail, North Shore, Chermside and Dolls Point. Plus, join us to find out which well known adventurer has recently called BINGOE!
Published 05/05/21
Mel and Olly and playing catch up after palm21 with reports from PK at Centennial and Cam from Calleya. Plus we here from Alison over at Kapiti Coast and first time reports from Parth at Fairpark Reserve and Jennine at Mt Isa. It’s a busy morning at Dazza’s but wait, what, no informant?
Published 04/29/21