Name: Thomas Muswede
Occupation: Assistant Manager: Parks
Home parkrun: Potchefstroom
Running club: None
Trail or Road Running? Road running
Number of parkruns completed: 110
How has parkrun changed your running / fitness? parkrun started by changing my attitude first and foremost as I used not to believe I could run. Since I started with parkrun, my fitness level improved drastically. I also ran Soweto marathon 2016, an historic achievement, because of parkrun
Favourite volunteer role: Marshal, timekeeper and photographer
Number of volunteering occasions: 5
What do you like about volunteering at parkrun: Teamwork
Why should others volunteer at parkrun? parkrun depends only on volunteers; no volunteers, no parkrun.
Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment: When I have reached my 50 and 100 point and also when I was joined by my family.
What fellow volunteers say about him: Thomas is very friendly and helpful. He is responsible for the maintenance of the park where parkrun takes place. The park is always clean and the grass is kept neatly short. If there are any issues, they are sorted out before the next parkrun day.
These last two Saturdays have seen us launch two contrasting parkruns. While both are on the highveld the first is a rural, country parkrun, the second an urban City parkrun. On the 24th of last month we started the much-anticipated Roses parkrun in the Ludwig’s Roses farm in Pretoria North. Part of the motivation…
Name: The Kumalo Family: Sibusiso, Nozipho, Sakhise, Siphesihle, Siyamukelo (inset) Home parkrun: Hartenbos Trail or Road Running? Bring it on Number of parkruns completed: 163 amongst the family How has parkrun changed your running / fitness? Running away from the duvet Saturday mornings and have quality time as a family. …