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parkrun profile: Hillside

Hillside parkrun started in August 2017, bringing parkrun to Pretoria North. The single lap, trail course has proved popular with locals and tourists alike and in the first year, over 3,300 different parkrunners have completed the course, clocking up over 62,000km. Event Director, Willie Thom, tells us more:   How did Hillside parkrun begin? During about…

Mink on Mink Parkrun
Read more › News - 7th August 2018

Cool Comfort: Get the Look

You’ve seen it in MRP Sport store windows, you’ve seen it on their Facebook page and you’ve seen it on the app. Now, it’s time to take things up a notch and see the Cool Comfort range in your workout wardrobe.   The pieces that make up the Cool Comfort collection are all about versatility….

Read more › News, Press - 7th August 2018

Two Comrades champions, many Scouts in purple, one Ebotse parkrun

2018 Comrades Marathon champion, Ann Ashworth, is a regular parkrunner and volunteer, and joined Comrades down run record holder and parkrun 50 club member, Frith van der Merwe at Ebotse parkrun recently.   Local Scouts also attended the parkrun to paint it purple to highlight their activities. Purple is both the colour of Scouts and the parkrun 25…

Read more › News - 31st July 2018

The future of parkrun milestone t-shirts in South Africa

Recognising milestones, in one form or another, has been a hallmark of parkrun since 2006 when Darren Wood became the first person to complete 100 UK parkruns. They represent an achievement of persistence over performance, and are achievable by all.   However, as parkrun has grown in popularity over the years, the sheer number of…

Wells Estate
Read more › News - 25th July 2018

Warmer weather sees participation pick up

Just over 40,000 parkrunners participated at 150 different parkrun venues last Saturday and there were some attendance records. White River achieved a record field, and then Gilloolys astonished us all by hosting the second largest parkrun of all time. (More on that in Chris Sutton’s story in this newsletter)   Anyone would have thought winter…

Read more › parkrun profile - 25th July 2018

parkrun profile: Piggly Wiggly

Piggly Wiggly is known throughout the parkrun world for having a name that brings a smile. This event has been a fixture in the KZN Midlands since 2014. Rosemarie Nevin has been a part of it since the very beginning and tells us more:   How did the parkrun come about? It was the brainchild of Greg…

Read more › Uncategorized - 25th July 2018

Create great memories at Vitality HealthyFood Studio

Create great memories with your family and friends at a special Vitality HealthyFood Studio high tea. Celebrate Women’s Month in their state-of-the-art kitchen with a panoramic view of the Sandton skyline.     You’ll learn how to make delicious, healthy meals with seasonal ingredients from their partners Woolworths and Prue Leith Chefs Academy followed by a sit-down high tea. What better way…

Blog banner cool comfort
Read more › News - 25th July 2018

Brand New and Comfy Cool

Spring is just a few weeks away and we’re ready for it! In preparation for spring’s warmer parkruns ahead, we’ve combined cool, lightweight fabrics with on-trend styles to bring you an easy-to-wear, easy-to-move-in athleisure range.   Each piece is carefully constructed to bring you a relaxed fit that’s both functional and effortlessly cool. The best…

Mandela and Bruce pic
Read more › Uncategorized - 19th July 2018

parkrun for Mandela this Saturday!

  Today has brought back so many memories of the great man – my Twitter feed has been flooded with images of Madiba at different stages of his life along with friends, fellow athletes, politicians and so the list goes on. Some of us were fortunate enough to meet Nelson Mandela and none of us…