Episodes
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
The parkrun adventurers enjoy another fantastic listener meet up at Nambour parkrun, Queensland. Listen in to hear the live recording, and find out if The Informant made the trip!
Published 04/21/21
This week see’s Mark dialling in from Our Park parkrun while Mel was chasing four legged parkrunners at Kirra. Meanwhile, the parkrun adventurers are counting down the days until palm21 by sharing all the vibes at Dazza’s café. But all is not quite as zen at adventurer HQ with a touch of tension between the Informant and his Intern.
Published 04/14/21
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!
Published 04/08/21
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...
Published 04/01/21
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...
Published 03/25/21
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?
Published 03/19/21
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.
Published 03/12/21
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.
Published 03/04/21
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 
Published 02/27/21
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.
Published 02/19/21
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!
Published 02/11/21
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!
Published 02/04/21