Nottingham Road parkrun launched in December 2017. Since then, the event in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands has been visited by over 1,400 different parkrunners. The course is often described as both “beautiful” and “challenging”.
The core volunteer team tell us more:
Why was Nottingham Road parkrun set up? We are fortunate to have access to a beautiful private nature reserve, which we wanted to share with others. We felt the best way to do this was through parkrun.
Who makes this parkrun such a success? We have a number of core volunteers; Liberty, Moses (Our course record holder), Melusi and most recently Sean & Steven, who no matter the weather they are there to volunteer and make sure the parkrun can happen.
What makes Nottingham Road parkrun unique? Running through a private nature reserve, there is the chance to see wildlife and the scenery is beautiful.
What is the course like? The route is hilly with about 70% of the course on trail
What are the facilities like? The facilities are great; we have a huge car park and the parkrun starts and finishes at the The Windmills, with a petrol station, Grab and go and a 400 seater restaurant serving breakfast and lunches.
What is the one thing a first timer to your parkrun should know? Being the Midlands the weather can change at a moments notice, so come prepared!
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