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.
Lonehill parkrun was visited by the SA Hockey Mens Squad who are leaving for the Commonwealth Games in two weeks time. The team ran with the field and were very friendly and added a great atmosphere at Lonehill’s 200th parkrun. The squad’s coach, Tommy Hammond said “The atmosphere was awesome and we really enjoyed it,…
Just because the mercury’s dropping, it doesn’t mean your motivation should, too. This winter, MRP Sport’s all about getting outdoors and staying active. So, if you’ve got that goal-getting drive, MRP Sport has the layering essentials you need for those upcoming winter walks and runs. Make it happen: The most effective way to…