Name: Cleide Burgess
Club: Refresh Runners
Home parkrun: Bushy Park
Occupation: Psychologist – Counselor – Life Coach
Number of Runs: 35 parkruns
Favourite volunteer role: I haven’t volunteered yet. Next week will be my first one.
What do you do at parkruns: Run
How has parkrun changed your running:
I would never in my life get out of bed for any outdoor activity unless the weather would be warm and sunny. But since I’ve started running at parkrun, I get so motivated by all the people, the energy, I even went for all the churches together under snow!!!
What do you like about parkrun:
I love being so close to nature. All the people, no competitiveness, all ages, shapes, abilities, everyone gets celebrated no matter what. It has a wonderful atmosphere.
Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment:
The morning I got out of bed, when it was snowing. It changed the way I do things. Thanks Mark B, for picking me up that morning and motivating me to go for it. I haven’t deliberately missed any run since then.