On Saturday 3 November 2018 I was again remembered why I love doing parkrun, and especially at Botanical Garden, Pretoria.
During the 2nd lap at the bottom of “Separation hill” (my nickname for the 2nd steep hill – it separates the boys from the men and the girls from the women!), I assisted Oom Ben up the hill. Halfway up the friendly marshal at the bottom of the hill took over from me.
That was very friendly of her, BUT more impressive was that Oom Ben told me he is 92 years of age, and was completing his 50th parkrun. See photo above of Oom Ben and the volunteer that took over from me to assist Oom Ben to the top of Separation Hill.
The fact that at 92 he is still doing parkrun and the way the volunteers help us to complete our runs / walks motivates me to keep coming to parkrun.
Thanks the sponsors and the Botanical garden volunteers for making it happen.
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