Ricky van Vlaanderen is one of our core volunteers. He has volunteered 94 times and completed 110 parkruns. Every Friday evening Ricky lays out part of the course and gets up early every Saturday to finish putting down the course markers etc. Ricky is out come rain or shine and does a fantastic job of setting up the course, week in and week out.
Ricky also marshalls every Saturday and has recently agreed to help us with equipment storage and delivery to and from parkrun every Saturday.
Ricky is passionate above the benefit of parkrun to all and we could not do without his invaluable help
Anita (Constantia Greenbelt parkrun)
On Saturday 4 November, Heinrich Kamffer (above right) stormed around the Bapsfontein parkrun course in 18:23. In so doing, he crossed a parkrun finish line first for the 100th time and became the first South African to achieve this feat! Tracy Rankin holds the crown for the most female first finishes with 145 and counting.
He has a PB of 16:19 and more sub 18 minute parkruns than many tourists clock up in kilometres travelling to new events.
To all parkrun teams, volunteers, and ambassadors, this is just a short message to thank you for your amazing contribution to parkrun this last year. Words cannot sufficiently illustrate how overwhelmed I am about the magic that has happened in parkrun SA this year. The bare facts are that our total registrations have grown…
Unfortunately and happily, only very occasionally, parkrun Event Directors sometimes have to decide to cancel parkruns at the 11th hour. This happened at a couple of parkruns two weeks ago when severe and dangerous electrical storms forced the hands of our ED’s and parkruns were cancelled as parkrunners were lining up and indeed, in…