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Read more › parkrun profile - 19th September 2019

parkrun profile: Sterkfontein

Sterkfontein parkrun in Gauteng joined the parkrun family in September 2018. Over its first year, the event has seen over 4,000 different people complete the course. Event Director Deryn Venski tells us more:   What is the Sterkfontein course like? This is a beautiful, yet challenging course. It is a trail course where you get to…

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Read more › News - 19th September 2019

Hooked on camaraderie, encouragement and volunteers

Raymond Venables was 67 years old when he was convinced to try his first parkrun, despite not being a runner. 18 months later, he has just completed his first marathon!   Raymond tells us how he caught the parkrun bug, and how it has become a family affair.   In February 2018, some friends of ours suggested…

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Read more › parkrun Hero - 12th September 2019

parkrun Hero: Amy Berry

Meet Amy Berry from Rietvlei parkrun.   Amy started her first parkrun on 8th February 2014 at Rietvlei parkun and has since completed 214 parkruns. She has also volunteered 171 times!   Her first volunteer role was in mid 2014 and her volunteer role has now taken on an almost full time job. She started doing results…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 12th September 2019

parkrun profile: Westonaria

Westonaria parkrun, to the west of Johannesburg, launched in May 2019. It has quickly become a fixture in the local community. Volunteer Drieka Fivaz tells us more.   How did Westonaria parkrun come about? My mom June (Event Director) and I started this parkrun due to my daughter Abigail. She visited my aunt in Free State…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 4th September 2019

parkrun profile: Langebaan

Langebaan parkrun in the Western Cape launched in August 2015. In the first four years over 7,000 parkrunners have completed the course a total of almost 40,000 times. Event Director Annemarie de Kock tells us more…   How did Langebaan parkrun come about? About a year before the first parkrun in Langebaan, Dewald Herbst was looking…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2019

The road to 100 parkruns

Dreas du Plessis recently reached a parkrun milestone when he joined the 100 club. Here he tells us his remarkable story of overcoming adversity, time and time again…   I wish to thank all organisers and volunteers and fellow parkrunners who contributed to this unthinkable achievement. I would like to tell my story in order…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 29th August 2019

parkrun profile: Villiersdorp

Villiersdorp parkrun in the Western Cape launched in August 2018. Since then, over 11,000km have been run, walked and jogged as the event goes from strength to strength. Core volunteer, Maggie Chipps, tells us more.   How did Villiersdorp parkrun come about? The parkrun came about when a young man called Vernon Behr and his…