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Meet the R4R Runners #64
Welcome to the 64th edition of the Meet the R4R Runners, where this week we get to meet Kayla. I’ve had the privilege of meeting Kayla a number of times and I’m always left with the impression that she’s one of the kindest people you’ll meet.
Kayla is a member of the Everyday Champions group that are now regulars, and without a shadow of a doubt, they’re energy makes Running for Resilience better. Kayla is a perfect example of that energy and we are stoked to have her part of our community.
So without further ado, let’s meet Kayla!
What is your name?
Where are you from?
I was born in Canberra.
What’s your favourite thing about Canberra?
Dancing, Meditation, my job, and my friends.
How did you hear about R4R and when did you first attend?
Shannon told me about R4R, my first time coming was in January 2023.
What’s your favourite thing about R4R?
Meeting new people, getting to know them more every week, and socialising
What’s the longest you’ve ever run?
To the bridge, 3km.
Are you planning on taking part in any races or events soon or are there any just gone?
No, but I would love to continue coming to R4R, I love connecting with nature and socialising with people.
Which 3 people (dead or alive) would you like to run a 6km with?
Shannon, Sam and Rob.
Thanks for your answers, Kayla!
Around the Grounds
The team members for Park Run are slowly increasing and it’s great to see. Park Run is every Saturday at 8am and it’s a cracking way to start the weekend… exercise & community
Speaking of Exercise and Community…
Exercising with mates is categorically beneficial to everyone. The benefits of exercise and community are widely acknowledged and they underpin a mentally healthy society, but they are also fun. If you’re looking to get another dose of it in your week, have a look at the following (Walk with Me, Chafe Chasers, Sunday Sesh, Pub Runners, Speedy Geese, and Park Run).
If you know of any others, please leave a comment!
Canberra Running Festival
“Take on one of Australia's oldest city runs this year at the Canberra Times Marathon Festival 2023! With 5 distances to choose from (42.2K, 21.1K, 10K, 5.4K, 2K Kids run) all courses being surrounded by the beautiful Canberra lakeside, the National Rose Gardens and Parliament House - what more could you want!”
If you don’t have a team already, we invite you to sign up for the ‘Running for Resilience’ team and celebrate together after the race at the Dock from midday.