We visited the Jock Trail parkrun this morning. Wow! Such a beautiful course and such friendly people. Thank you for welcoming us!
Lizelle van Eeden
This coming Saturday will be my 1 year anniversary with parkrun. I remember my first time like it was yesterday. 5km sounded very far and that morning whilst driving there I doubted my own sanity. I did it that day in exactly 60 minutes. I was exhausted. Earlier this year I convinced one of my friends to join me. Her initial response was that she doesn’t run. My reaction to that was in my lifetime I will never run. Famous last words.
She was the first one to start running short distances and pulling me along. Last week I did it in a new PB time of 39:30. parkrun is now part of my weekly routine like brushing my teeth. In the 12 months since then I lost more than 35kg and I haven’t been this fit and well since forever.
I just want to say a BIG thank you for the team that makes it possible for so many of us to participate on a weekly basis.
We are so proud to have completed our first parkrun this morning!
It has been a frustrating “stop-start” time for parkruns in South Africa but for the second time this year we are excited to be reopening several of our parkruns next Saturday (7 August), after another lockdown hiatus of just over a month where we were once again unable to stage a single parkrun. We are delighted…
I set off for Blandford parkrun with mixed feelings: so happy to be able to attend parkrun; so anxious it would be nothing like back home in South Africa. I’d run 53 parkruns before, 52 of those at my home parkrun in Grahamstown. I’ve been in the UK for a year and a half, but…