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
Name: Thandi Zililo Age: 63 Occupation: Manager Home parkrun: Roodepoort Running club: Team Vitality Number of parkruns: 250 How has parkrun changed your running / fitness: parkrun took me from being a couch potato into a new unfamiliar sport that never occurred in my mind. It introduced me to…
Last Saturday saw parkrunners around the world celebrating the 13th anniversary of the first ever parkrun at Bushy Park in London, UK. Our cover picture shows Big Bay parkrunners celebrating at Zandvlei parkrun, with Lynne Brennan celebrating her 200th parkrun on the same day! Jose Rebordao sent a picture of 3 Rietvlei volunteers dressed…