March 19, 2017 – Alan and Róisín
Welcome to the first instalment of When in Wynnum, and to all three of you viewing in the next month (thank you family!). This week we meet Alan and Róisín.
I have met more people from Wynnum and the surrounding suburbs, as a direct result of coming in contact with these two people.
Alan and Róisín started the Wynnum parkrun event, and I attended my first one in September 2012. I actually didn’t go until the 3rd event, as I was petrified of how can I make 5 whole kilometres!
A lot of the people that I have met at parkrun have now become good friends.
What brought you to Wynnum?
When we emigrated from UK at end of 2011 we researched great places to live in Australia and we quickly decided on QLD and Brisbane and by chance the first day of looking for a place to live we found a great unit in Wynnum North which helped us to settle into our new country.
Do you have any interesting / memorable experiences in Wynnum?
After 1 year of living in Wynnum, we attended our second Australia Day breakfast in Bandstand Park and remarked at how many hellos we got from people we’d met over that first year at parkrun, Wynnum Manly Historical Society, Craft Groups, Stella Maris, Nazareth House and Guardian Angels Church.
What would you love to see in Wynnum?
We’d love Wynnum to be fully connected to the North to the Brisbane CBD and South into Redlands and Gold Coast with a Bayside/Riverside foot and cycle path, fully safe and accessible to all of us who love to walk, cycle or run around our beautiful coasts and rivers in SEQ
Is there a link to a website that you would like to share?
We’d love to share a link to Wynnum parkrun – http://www.parkrun.com.au/wynnum – it’s a free weekly timed 5km run and walk along our beautiful bayside paths from the Wading Pool every Saturday at 7am. Since Roisin and I started the first event in September 2012, more than 6,000 people have taken part and completed over 242,000km! All are welcome to join us for an hour on any Saturday morning to enjoy a healthy social activity with a strong community spirit.
Who or What would you like me to cover in future posts on When in Wynnum?
Wynnum Manly Historical Society which meets at 7:30pm in the Ambulance Museum on 3rd Thursday every month. They also have an Information Centre open 10-12 weekdays in the Old School.
I want to thank Róisín and Alan for taking the time out to chat and take some photos, and for catalyst for me meeting some many good folk of the area!