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.
It would be hard to find a more beautiful parkrun than Melkbosstrand parkrun, which we launched on Saturday 28 July. After a night spent gazing at the lunar eclipse we woke to a perfect Cape morning. Seagulls were wheeling in the air, Table Mountain was silhouetted in the background, the tide was receding leaving…
Recently I finally achieved my 50th parkrun. As a child I was never athletic and found just riding my bike to school, which was not a long distance, a real challenge. Being at an all-girls private school meant that if you were in that age category you had to be in the Netball team, Hockey…