Ricky van Vlaanderen is one of our core volunteers. He has volunteered 94 times and completed 110 parkruns. Every Friday evening Ricky lays out part of the course and gets up early every Saturday to finish putting down the course markers etc. Ricky is out come rain or shine and does a fantastic job of setting up the course, week in and week out.
Ricky also marshalls every Saturday and has recently agreed to help us with equipment storage and delivery to and from parkrun every Saturday.
Ricky is passionate above the benefit of parkrun to all and we could not do without his invaluable help
Anita (Constantia Greenbelt parkrun)
On Saturday 4 November, Heinrich Kamffer (above right) stormed around the Bapsfontein parkrun course in 18:23. In so doing, he crossed a parkrun finish line first for the 100th time and became the first South African to achieve this feat! Tracy Rankin holds the crown for the most female first finishes with 145 and counting.
He has a PB of 16:19 and more sub 18 minute parkruns than many tourists clock up in kilometres travelling to new events.
One day in early November 2019 we received an e-mail from a parkrun tourist from Gauteng by the name of Doris Dondur who indicated her plan to attend Outeniquasbosch parkrun (Mossel Bay in the Garden Route) and asked whether she could volunteer if we need an extra pair of hands – which we, of course,…
Last weekend we saw 700 events take place across seven countries, with more than 62,000 participants enjoying the magic of free, community-led, outdoor, social physical activity opportunities. It is so encouraging to see these events welcomed back by local communities, and to see our COVID-19 Framework in action and working well. This COVID-specific framework…