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Read more › News - 22nd June 2017

Get ready to RUN at the Vitality Run Series

Discovery Vitality has launched a new series to help you kick-off the months of spring: the Vitality Run Series. This Series consists of four of the most iconic races in Johannesburg: Old Eds Road Race, Wanderers Aucor Property Race, Adrienne Hersch Randburg Harriers Challenge and the Rockies Gerald Fox Memorial Race, which will take place…

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Read more › News - 22nd June 2017

Creating a healthier and happier planet

Last week, Gill and I attended the annual UK parkrun conference at Ashridge House In Hertfordshire.  The organisers chose a very beautiful venue to host the conference as the historic site is set in 20 square kilometres of forest and open fields. There has been a building or structure at this site in the Chiltern…

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Read more › News - 9th June 2017

parkrunners conquer Comrades

First of all I must send massive congratulations from me to all the parkrun people who ran the Comrades marathon last Sunday. The #parkrun2Comrades runners need even warmer applause.  We cannot know the exact number of runners who ran their first 5km parkrun a few months ago little dreaming that they would one day be…

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Read more › News - 9th June 2017

parkrunner of the week Andrew Spence

Name: Andrew Spence Age: 71 years Occupation: Retired pilot Home parkrun: Uvongo Running club: South Coast Striders Trail or road: Cross country! Number of parkruns: 180 How has parkrun changed your running: Very positively. I have made many new friends and being an ardent running enthusiast it has enhanced my fitness level. parkrun has pushed…

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Read more › News - 9th June 2017

How healthy are South African kids?

The Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card (HAKSA) is out and the results are astounding. The report grades various aspects of physical activity and eating behaviour in South African children and youth (6 – 18 years). The report reveals that: Malnutrition is rife Less than half of children play sport and few do physical…

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Read more › News - 9th June 2017

Maxed runners win Gold at Comrades

A massive congratulations goes out to every runner who took on the mighty Comrades Marathon on Sunday! Well done, and well run – no matter your time. And just as important: well done to the encouraging crowds and dedicated seconders who cheered on the runners every step of the 87km route. It wouldn’t be the…

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2017

Best Participation Event in South Africa

I am delighted and proud to announce that at the prestigious Sports Industry awards function last Thursday night, parkrun won the trophy for the best “participation event”. This is a singular honour and parkrun beat some very worthy nominees for the award. At the black tie function Gill and I received the award on stage…

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2017

#parkrun2Comrades

Sunday 4 June will see up to 20,000 runners toe the starting line in Durban for the 92nd Comrades Marathon. Among them are many whose running journey started with parkrun. Here we take a look at some of their stories:       The running bug bit in 2015 after colleagues dragged me into their…

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2017

parkrunner of the week – Madelene Loots

  Name: Madelene Loots   Age: 29   Occupation: Teacher   Home parkrun: Kimberley   Running club: Run/Walk For Life   Trail or Road Running? Road   Number of parkruns completed: 90   How has parkrun changed your running / fitness? It changed my life 180 degrees. It introduced me to the life of health and running. Running frees…