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
This week parkrun South Africa reached another significant milestone as we welcomed our 600,000 registered parkrunners. It is quite a staggering thought. At this rate it will not be long before we can boast a parkrun membership of over three quarters of a million parkrunners. Its not often that I miss a parkrun inaugural…
As has now become tradition on Freedom Day, this 27 April, parkrunners across South Africa will be celebrating by taking part in Freedom parkruns. What is a Freedom run? parkrun Freedom is the ability to record your time if you run one of our courses at a different time to the normal parkrun. To…