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parkrun profile: Roses

Roses parkrun, north of Pretoria, started in February 2018. Since then this scenic parkrun has welcomed over 6,500 participants. The core team tell us more:   How did Roses parkrun come about? Julize van Niekerk sent Ludwig’s Roses an email asking why we don’t have a parkrun and followed up with us. We then contacted parkrun and…

Read more › News - 20th February 2020

We are all a family

Alison Turrill, 55, loves the sense of community at parkrun and wishes she’d started taking part sooner.    Now she loves catching up with her parkrun friends every Saturday.   There is a sense of community at every parkrun I go to. I love the simplicity and inclusivity of parkrun. Who you are, what you…

lebone course
Read more › parkrun profile - 20th February 2020

parkrun profile: Lebone

Lebone parkrun, near Rustenburg, launched on 21 February 2015 and has recently celebrated its 250th event. Event Director Tony Bridger shares more:   How did Lebone parkrun come about? Mrs. Lona Perrins saw the potential of a parkrun when she was visiting her daughter in Rustenburg. The seed was planted and Beth Burrel and family started with…

Read more › News - 20th February 2020

A parkrun family

After completing more than 100 parkruns together, including a parkrun in each province, my wife and I wanted to share our parkrun story.   Even though I jogged every now and again for the purpose of staying fit, this was just seen as a necessary evil and I would never have considered myself a runner. My wife had childhood…

Read more › News - 13th February 2020

How parkrun changed my life

Peppi Dowd (above, right) of Umdoni parkrun suffered a life-changing injury at work. He shares his story of how parkrun has helped him on the road to recovery.   I have always enjoyed running. People who know me in the Umkomaas area where I live would see me running in our neighbourhood after work which was…

Ita 250 Volunteer Original photo
Read more › News - 13th February 2020

You are a winner in your own right

Ita Janse van Rensburg, 60 is on the core volunteer team at Outeniquasbosch parkrun. She wants to tell all the women out there who are thinking about parkrun just to take the first step and come along.   This is her story.   Every Saturday at parkrun I see how it changes people’s lives. Whether…