Name: Goran Soderholm
Home parkrun: Bryanston
Running club: None
Trail or Road Running? Road
Number of parkruns completed: 100
Favourite volunteer role: Run Director
Number of volunteering occasions: 35
Why should others volunteer at parkrun? It’s the right thing to do and takes the load off the same reliable people.
Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment: Constantia – the volunteers were overwhelming with their kindness and consideration.
What fellow volunteers say about them: Goran was one of our first parkrunners to sign up as a Run Director at Bryanston. When he started with parkrun he consistently ran under 30 minutes and finished in the top 100. A year or so ago after seeing his times unexpectedly increase he sought medical advice and was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. Despite this news Goran continued with his parkrun duties despite his condition worsening. He still manages to do the parkrun with the assistance of a leg brace and the support of his wife Karen. Just recently Goran asked to be excused from his duties as a Run Director so that he could focus his attention to getting to his 100th milestone run, which he achieved last Saturday thanks to his fighting Swedish spirit and the support of his wife and friends here at Bryanston parkrun.
Goran we the Bryanston parkrun volunteer team salute you. Vi är mycket tacksamma att du!
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