Name: Thandi Zililo
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 participating in 10k races of which I make sure that ten 10K are completed each year. I also graduated to my first 21k that I ran under 3 hours. To some finishing 21k under three hours is not something to celebrate but for me it was like finishing Comrades.
Favourite Volunteer Role: Pre-event setup
Number of Volunteering Occasions: 8
What do you enjoy most about parkrun? I am very happy to be a parkrunner, brush shoulders with icons like Bruce Fordyce. This is my inspiration that I cannot exchange for anything. parkrun boosts my energy for the day and allows me to make friends and share stories. I am always look forward to beating my PBs. I am always grateful to Bruce for establishing South African parkrun. AllI can say Viva parkrun Viva!
What fellow parkrunners say about her: Thandi Zililo has been running at Roodepoort parkrun since the event’s inception. Thandi is ranked 11th in the veteran women’s category (60-64) and has a PB of 31:08. Come rain, wind or shine, Thandi runs down to our event and partakes every Saturday morning and runs home. A dedicated supporter of Roodepoort parkrun, Thandi has run 244 parkruns at Roodepoort!
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. …