Name: Buli Hadebe
Occupation: Part time Admin assistant
Home parkrun: Delta parkrun
Running club: Legends Athletic Club
Trail or Road Running? Road Running
Number of parkruns completed: 103 parkruns
How has parkrun changed your running / fitness? parkrun changed my fitness because when I came for the first time I was not able to run even 1 km without stopping. So far I have finished 10 kms and 21 kms all because I have learnt to run to finish from parkrun.
Favourite volunteer role: Token sorting and finish token support
Number of volunteering occasions: 71 times
What do you like about volunteering at parkrun? There is so much appreciation from our co-volunteers and coordinators. I also like to contribute positively when needed.
Why should others volunteer at parkrun? It’s a good thing to do, to give support to your community.
Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment: The most memorable parkrun is my first parkrun, where I finished 46 minutes.
What fellow volunteers say about them: Buli is a highly valued member of the volunteer team and is always ready to step into any role. Buli often assisting first with parking and then with tokens or token sorting and she does it all without making a fuss – she quietly goes about helping and doing whatever she can to make parkrun a success for others.
I am delighted and proud to announce that at the prestigious Sports Industry awards function last Thursday night, parkrun won the trophy for the best “participation event”. This is a singular honour and parkrun beat some very worthy nominees for the award. At the black tie function Gill and I received the award on stage…
Sunday 4 June will see up to 20,000 runners toe the starting line in Durban for the 92nd Comrades Marathon. Among them are many whose running journey started with parkrun. Here we take a look at some of their stories: The running bug bit in 2015 after colleagues dragged me into their…