My amazing dad, Hamish Livingston, reached his 250th parkrun milestone at the young age of 80 years!
We were so fortunate to celebrate this milestone as a family at Amanzimtoti parkrun. Seen in the picture is my dad, with his daughter and two granddaughters.
What an awesome achievement!
Inspired by the recent article about Senior members, I decided to add my story. I am the eldest in the 75-79 age group (and probably in the Richards Bay parkrun) as for 2 years I was 1st in my age group and proudly told my husband each week.
However I discovered I was 1st of ONE. Until another lady joined my age group and so when she attends, I am 2nd of two. However at 78, two years does make a bit of a difference in my timing.
I recently reached my 100th parkrun and have made so many friends there, it was the best thing I joined a few years back. I do volunteer also, but I like to get my 5 kms in.
A big shout out to Bryanston parkrun for putting up really cool km signs. Our little 3.5kg morkie Smudge really likes them and shows that parkrun is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5!
Smudge has been a “tail”walker a few times as well!
Voortrekker monument parkrun became the first parkrun in Pretoria when it launched on 28 September 2013. Since then it has been run over 200 times, with the finish line being crossed a huge 98,769 times! The core team tell us more: How did Voortrekker Monument parkrun start? Who was responsible for getting it off…
Neels and Estelle Raath did their 50th (not)parkrun on Monday, 3rd August. They are the only two people in South Africa we are aware of who achieved this “milestone” of having done a (not)parkrun every single day since it was launched. For their 50th (not)parkrun they donned their red parkrun milestone shirts and once again…