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Volunteer Heroes: Marty Poole & Lynn Bessick

This week’s parkrun heroes are Marty Poole and Lynn Bessick from Zandvlei parkrun.     They both volunteer at every single run. Lynne doing the barcode scanning, and Marty is timekeeper, pre-run announcer and unofficial run commentator when the runners and walkers come in. Marty has officially volunteered 82 times, and Lynn 67 times.  …

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MRP Sport’s Cooler & Comfier Active Edit

We all know there’s one thing that’s more challenging than getting up early to work out: it’s finding the motivation to get up early to work out in winter. Don’t forget that winter’s the perfect season to up your fitness – what’s not to love about the cooler temperatures when you’re giving it your all….

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Read more › News - 16th April 2019

Discovery Vitality members get up to 100% cash back on a Huawei Band 2 Pro

You can now get up to 100% cash back on a brand-new Huawei Band 2 Pro at Sportsmans Warehouse. Simply activate Device Booster and Vitality Active Rewards on the Discovery app, reach your exercise goals for 24 consecutive months, and get rewarded with up to 100% cash back. Make sure you have Sportsmans Warehouse as…

Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

Record numbers of volunteers help parkrun SA reach new heights

If ever proof were needed that parkrun SA is growing at an amazing rate it is that on one Saturday; this last weekend, we launched 3 new parkruns. It is not so long ago that we were starting, at most, one a month. By all reports Galeshewe parkrun in the township near Kimberley enjoyed a…

Read more › parkrun Hero - 3rd April 2019

Volunteer Hero: Emile Evert

Regular parkrunners at George will know the smiling face at the finish when you receive your token.   Emile Evert has become known as our Finish Token Officer because he has made the volunteer role his own.   On no less than 42 Saturdays (amongst a few other volunteer roles) he has been the one…

Read more › parkrun profile - 3rd April 2019

parkrun profile: Sardinia Bay

Sardinia Bay parkrun launched on 17 March 2017. In the first two years over 5,000 parkrunners completed the Port Elizabeth course. Event Director Alida Sandison tells us more.   How did it Sardinia Bay parkrun come about? Sardina bay parkrun is located on private property, on a small holding called Olive Tree Farms. The owner, Mike…

Parkrun Boots
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Lead the Field with Maxed Sports Boots

MRP Sport Hero and Lion’s loose forward Hacjivah Dayimani chooses Maxed rugby boots for his training sessions. The slick rugby boots worn by this champion player are just some of the shoes in the Maxed team sports footwear range.   Whether you’re a hockey field hero, a rugby rookie, a superstar striker on the soccer…

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Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

Join SA’s most popular running club – Team Vitality

If you aren’t a member of Team Vitality Running yet, you are missing out. We have been painting the roads and trails around South Africa orange.   The perks our Team Vitality members enjoy:   As a Team Vitality runner, you get great VIP hospitality, access to quality kit every two years for all members…

Read more › News - 20th March 2019

Japan to be 21st parkrun country

Autumn is upon us and for many of us, this season is our favourite time of the year to run. Autumn is often right in the “Goldilocks zone”. It’s not too hot and not too cold.   The arrival of Autumn has reminded me that some parkruns will be changing their seasonal starting times at…