Read more › News - 9th January 2019

Happy New Year

Compliments of the season and a happy New Year to all parkrunners. I know 2019 is going to be a wonderful year for us all.   We certainly started the year in style with hundreds of parkrunners enjoying the New Year’s double runs all around South Africa. Certainly, those who ran the rain-soaked and waterlogged…

Read more › News - 9th January 2019

Don’t Forget Your Barcode #DFYB

As parkrun has grown, it’s not surprising that the number of incidents where a runner falls ill or gets injured during an event has also increased. There’s almost 10 million run performances now each year across the globe and additionally, as parkrun continues to broaden its reach out to those people who have previously been…

Read more › News - 9th January 2019

Delta parkrun’s records broken in 2018

Delta’s female record is broken every two years and 2018 was no exception.   Originally set at Event 8 on the last day of 2011 by Ann Ashworth who ran a 21:18, the Delta record was broken in May 2012 at Event 29 by Zola Budd Pieterse who smashed it with a 19:57, to break…

Read more › News - 9th January 2019

2019: The Year of Getting Those Goals

MRP Sport is all set for a new start. With their motivating five week Get Started Challenge, as well as their brand new get-up, MRP Sport has everything you need to get going and get fit this year.   Supplement your current training with the Get Started Challenge: five-weeks of active inspiration designed to take…

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Volunteer Heroine: Janice Senekal

Janice Senekal is a volunteer who is always eager and willing. She has given up 70 of her Saturday mornings to assist with volunteering. Janice has a great sense of humour and has the other volunteers in gales of laughter when we chat before the first runners come in. She is always so encouraging towards our parkrun family and her friendly smile is…

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Read more › News - 9th January 2019

Hello 2019! Let’s make this the year to get healthy, together

Every year our Vitality members live longer, healthier lives with even more rewards and incentives to eat well, get fit and get their health checks. The earlier you start, the earlier you will see results and we’re looking forward to supporting you on your health and wellness journey this year.   Start with a parkrun   At the…

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Read more › News - 12th December 2018

2018 a huge success for parkrun South Africa

This is the last newsletter of the year and so I would like to thank everyone for helping to make 2018 such an exciting year for parkrun SA. The bare facts are that we opened 50 new events in the year bringing our total number of Southern African parkruns to 178. There were 2,150,000 runs…

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Read more › News - 12th December 2018

Your fitness and driving can support mental health for children and adolescents

Mental health in children and adolescents is as important as physical health – and at Discovery Vitality, we believe that all children deserve adequate treatment for mental health conditions.   Until 18 December, you can help support underprivileged children and adolescents with mental health conditions by getting active and driving well with Discovery Vitality. Reach…

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Read more › News - 12th December 2018

Stay Active this Festive Season with MRP Sport

It might be the season to get festive, but MRP Sport continues to bring you everything you need to stay active with their selection of gifts and goodies made for those who love to move.   Stuck for gift ideas? Head to your nearest MRP Sport, or check out – this is where you’ll…

Read more › News - 27th November 2018

V is for Vrede

Last Saturday we attended the very successful launch of Vrede parkrun, the newest member of our parkrun family. With the assistance of Brenda Casey (Free State Ambassador) and Fadeela Omar, Event director, Zurike Portwig and her team have created a lovely out-and-back course along the Vrede golf course.   164 participants enjoyed the first event…

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