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Lady Slipper
Read more › News - 15th February 2017

Lady Slipper joins the parkrun family

Since it started in August 2013, Port Elizabeth’s PE Hobie Beach parkrun has gone from strength to strength and is now a familiar part of the Port Elizabeth beachfront activity on a Saturday morning. For some time now it has been argued that the general Port Elizabeth area needs another parkrun or two and so…

VTM last run volunteers
Read more › News - 15th February 2017

What does it take to host a record-breaking parkrun?

On Saturday 28th January, parkrun said farewell to Voortrekker Monument with a world record attendance of 2,092 finishers.  So how did we manage to handle the numbers without major hiccups?  Equipment, planning and teamwork!   Equipment   Equipment was, in the end, the least of our worries – thanks to the generosity of Head Office…

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parkrunner of the week Bernelle Verster

Name: Bernelle Verster Age: 35 Occupation: Bioprocess Engineer Home parkrun: Zandvlei Running club: SA Orienteers Trail or Road Running? Prefer trail Number of parkruns completed: 81 How has parkrun changed your running / fitness? I used to be very active, but finishing my PhD made me gain 20kg! At the time I also started a…

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Read more › News - 15th February 2017

Keep your resolutions with MRP Sport

We’re making February all about new month’s resolutions! January was just a trial month, but now we’re A for Away with all things fit, active and outdoors.   Need a little inspiration?   There’s nothing more motivating than brand new active gear and budget-friendly price tags. At MRP Sport, we have both. Sign up for…

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Keep your body moving

Get active in a way that suits you! Spice up your workout by joining a health club, linking a fitness device to track your activity, taking part in race events and joining Team Vitality, our running and cycling club.   You can save up to 100% on your gym fees and local flights for reaching…

100th event
Read more › News - 15th February 2017

Botanical Garden – World’s fastest growing parkrun

Congratulations to everyone at Botanical Garden on the occasion of your 100th run.   When we launched Botanical Garden in December 2014 we knew immediately we were on to something special. It was a beautiful morning, and, despite her initial concerns, Event Director Ilana Wait started to smile as more and more people poured into…

Valhalla
Read more › News - 4th February 2017

Valhalla conquering new space!

As we all know Valhalla is the mythical home of the Nordic Gods. Their names conjure up images of strength and valour rather like the vikings who worshipped them. Thor ( the hammer of the gods) Woden the king of the gods who gave life. And Fryjda Valhalla’s beautiful goddess.   Without wanting to sound…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2017

Full Steam Ahead for 2017

2017’s full steam ahead! The kids are back at school, we’re all back into the swing of things and you might even be a parkrun newbie who’s added a weekly parkrun to your weekend agenda. That’s what we like to hear.   For your upcoming parkruns, why not get the whole family involved? From mom and…

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Get 2017 off to a healthy start

  Take a proactive approach to learn about your health with Vitality assessments Be rewarded for putting your health first. Take the time to understand or improve your health by finding out your Vitality Age and by going for a Vitality Health Check.   Vitality Age   Find out how healthy you are compared to…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2017

A Fond Farewell & A Warm Welcome

It was with great sadness that we bade farewell to Voortrekker Monument parkrun last Saturday. I won’t bore the reader with details of the politics involved but suffice it to say we were being asked to pay an entry fee per parkrunner and this we could not accept. parkrun will always be free for every…

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