This newsletter’s volunteer heroine is Madz Loots. Madz is married to Jacques and has three children. She has run 159 parkruns and has volunteered in numerous roles over 150 times. She was originally a Kimberley parkrunner and Kimberley is her home run.
Now she is one of our most energetic and enthusiastic ambassadors working in the Free State, North West and the Northern Cape. She is also more than willing to assist in regions that are not necessarily hers if she is needed.
Everywhere Madz travels on her parkrun journey, her enthusiasm is so infectious that everyone is so delighted to welcome her. She is one of our most popular parkrun characters.
But her tenacity and courage were best displayed last Saturday when after a serious health scare she underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction. Two days later she was in Virginia helping to launch the Sand River parkrun.
On parkrun morning Madz walked Sand River parkrun at the back of the field encouraging an elderly first time walker.
Madz Loots is truly one of parkrun South Africa’s great stars.
Welcome to this month’s volunteer update! Here is some of the key information for the coming period as we approach Christmas, and the start of 2019. _________________________________________________ 1 | Lightning Summer storms are upon us and with these storms often comes lightning, which can be a serious threat to the safety of walkers,…
This is the last newsletter of the year and so I would like to thank everyone for helping to make 2018 such an exciting year for parkrun SA. The bare facts are that we opened 50 new events in the year bringing our total number of Southern African parkruns to 178. There were 2,150,000 runs…