Name: Malcolm Haefner
Home parkrun: Bryanston
Running club: Vitality
Trail or Road Running? Both
Number of parkruns completed: 100
How has parkrun changed your running / fitness? I’ve gone from nothing to ultramarathons and trail runs
Favourite volunteer role: Cheering everyone on, especially the kids!
Why should others volunteer at parkrun? To keep the standard up and help parkrun grow
Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment: Meeting my best running buddies
What fellow volunteers say about them: Since the start of Bryanston parkrun, Malcolm has assisted the organising team in many ways. Last year he pulled out the biggest surprise when he donated a portable sound and music system to the parkrun. It is one of the many generous and spontaneous gestures he has made to help out at the run. On his 100th run, he brought 1,000 fizzers for the runners to enjoy. Bryanston parkrun fizzes because of the generosity of people like Malcolm.
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You may have seen them at your favourite parkrun: the peculiar breed of the parkrun Tourist. Usually topped with an orange hat and/or an orange buff, they have all visited more than 20 parkrun venues without forgetting their barcode. Some of them take the Sho’t Left campaign to see more of our country very…