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Read more › News - 18th January 2017

MRP Sport is ready for 2017

We’re all set for 2017. It’s a fresh start and a chance to make this year whatever you want to. This year alone, you get 52 chances and 52 Saturday mornings to get up and active, feel good, get fit and have a blast while you’re doing it.   With the second parkrun of the…

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Read more › News - 18th January 2017

Off to a flying start

Happy New Year to all our parkrunners and I hope you all have an exciting 2017.   If the opening parkruns of the year are anything to go by it appears that 2017 is going to be a bumper year for parkrun SA. Last Saturday we broke records in a number of categories. Several parkruns…

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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 3rd January 2017

Celebrating the arrival of 2017

Some parkruns celebrated New Year by hosting extra parkruns. Here we see Dieter Meyer proud owner of a 250 milestone tee shirt greeting Hester Steyn as she finishes Potchefstroom parkrun. #parkrun founder Paul Sinton Hewitt attended school at Potchefstroom Boys High school.

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Read more › Uncategorized - 3rd January 2017

Event Director’s drive and determination

Gillian Findlay, Event Director at Delta parkrun in Johannesburg has not let injury stand in her way as she crutched her way over the tough inaugural route at Westbury parkrun(Greater Johannesburg). Here she shows true parkrun passion and leadership.

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Read more › News - 14th December 2016

parkrun South Africa goes from strength to strength

What a year it has been for parkrun South Africa!   In the space of a year we have grown to 92 parkruns and to over half a million registered parkrunners. Of course those registered runners don’t all run every Saturday but over 25,000 attend parkruns each Saturday and our numbers peaked at over 31,000…

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Read more › News - 14th December 2016

parkrunner of the week Swanél Roux​

Name: Swanél Roux​Age:​ 30​Occupation:​ Home Executive​Home parkrun:​ St Francis​Running club:​ None​Trail or Road Running?​ Both but do prefer road a little more​Number of parkruns completed:​ 56​How has parkrun changed your running / fitness?​ It gave me the confidence I had when I ran at school. As an adult you lose some of that confidence. ​It’s…

Read more › News - 14th December 2016

MRP Sport has Christmas covered

Tis the season to stay active! So keep moving this festive season, and inspire your favourite parkrun buddies to do the same with our range of gifts that’ll keep you running! Stuck for ideas?   Head to your nearest MRP Sport, or check out – this is where you’ll find the perfect must-haves for…

Read more › News - 14th December 2016

Exciting Vitality updates for 2017

We’ve got some exciting Vitality updates for you in 2017. Our Vitality members are living healthier, longer lives! And next year, we’re offering you even more ways to get healthy and get rewarded: Earn a pair of running shoes with the new Shoe Booster benefit. Get ready for exciting partner additions to Vitality Active Rewards. Learn more about updates…

Read more › News - 6th December 2016

#151 parkruns for Chikka

Hi Bruce   I refer to your newsletter in May where Quinton and his dog, Kandas had done 100 parkruns and Ivan and his dog, Charlie, had done 113 parkruns in June.   My Jack Russell, Chikka started doing the Delta parkrun with me on 3 March 2012 and she has run every one with…