Cannibals Cave parkrun recently celebrated their 3rd anniversary. Junior parkrunners joined in the celebrations and were delighted to receive their 10 club certificates signed by Bruce Fordyce.
10 June 2017 was Pyjama day for the Mpumalanga parkruns! All parkrunners were invited to come run in their pyjamas and then in turn donate some winter items which were distributed to local charities and the Knysna disaster center.
As always our parkrunners didn’t disappoint as they arrived dressed in Batman & penguin onesies, gowns, slippers, hair curlers & hot water bottles. Everybody had so much fun and luckily the weather played along as well with nice brisk, cold temperatures. Runners at Secunda parkrun were also spoiled with coffee and biscuits.
We collected boxes full of clothes, blankets, shoes & food for the various charities. We would like to thank every single person who contributed to this worthy event and we will definitely do it again next year, when hopefully even more parkruns will participate.
On 10 June 2017, my daughter Renée Venter was a marshal at Joondelup parkrun, Australia. My daughter Lizanne Weirich ran at Woking parkrun, UK, my son Francois van Heerden, his wife Monica and their daughter ran the Ladybrand parkrun and I ran the Langenhoven parkrun in Bloemfontein.
One family – four parkruns in three countries!
Anetta van Heerden
Despite the cold winter weather we are amazed to see our parkrun numbers still averaging over 30,000 participants each Saturday. To remind readers this is bigger than any road race in South Africa and unlike these other events we attract these numbers and more 52 times a year. Of course this would not be possible…
Name: Rex Gazzard Age: 66 Occupation: Retired Home parkrun: Golden Harvest Running club: Formerly RAC Trail or Road Running? Road Number of parkruns completed: None – unable Favourite volunteer role: Timekeeper Number of volunteering occasions: 78 officially and at least another 10 unofficially (I wasn’t registered yet) Why should others volunteer at parkrun? Every person…