Name: Swanél Roux
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 not just the running, but the volunteering too. Organising, delegating and being the ‘general’ in making sure the finish tokens don’t get lost. Since we’ve immigrated, its continuing to do all the administrative work like emails, facebook and help regarding ordering shirts etc. Still being part of my friends of parkrun, is really a highlight for me.
Favourite volunteer role: Photographer. I enjoy taking photos on the course of the people, riding the golf car and surprising people and taking action shots and just having camaraderie and fun.. especially over school holidays when its crazy busy.
Number of volunteering occasions: 90
Why should others volunteer at parkrun? Because why not? Team work + fun = friends for life!
Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment: Oh boy where to start… with Eric as our leader and stand up comedian, there is never a dull moment!
What fellow volunteers say about them: She is super efficient, professional, always well prepared, totally committed to parkrun and takes no nonsense! – Esti Stewart
Since it started in August 2013, Port Elizabeth’s PE Hobie Beach parkrun has gone from strength to strength and is now a familiar part of the Port Elizabeth beachfront activity on a Saturday morning. For some time now it has been argued that the general Port Elizabeth area needs another parkrun or two and so…
On Saturday 28th January, parkrun said farewell to Voortrekker Monument with a world record attendance of 2,092 finishers. So how did we manage to handle the numbers without major hiccups? Equipment, planning and teamwork! Equipment Equipment was, in the end, the least of our worries – thanks to the generosity of Head Office…