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
To all parkrun teams, volunteers, and ambassadors, this is just a short message to thank you for your amazing contribution to parkrun this last year. Words cannot sufficiently illustrate how overwhelmed I am about the magic that has happened in parkrun SA this year. The bare facts are that our total registrations have grown…
Unfortunately and happily, only very occasionally, parkrun Event Directors sometimes have to decide to cancel parkruns at the 11th hour. This happened at a couple of parkruns two weeks ago when severe and dangerous electrical storms forced the hands of our ED’s and parkruns were cancelled as parkrunners were lining up and indeed, in…