Shortly after Drumblade parkrun in Gauteng opened they had a competition to name their very tough hill. I was the winner with the name “Mount-neverest” my name is on the plaque at the bottom of the hill.
The first parkrun I did I wanted to turn around at about 750m. But my friend with me said NO I can not. I started so I need to finish it. So I did.
Yesterday I did my 120th parkrun. I have also done more than 20 tourist parkruns and volunteered 32 time. I love it!
I got my daughter involved with parkrun volunteering when she was nearly 5 years old. We started with Tail Walker and marshalling but when she started grade 1 in 2019 she very quickly discovered she had a great love for numbers.
One week I offered for the two of use to do token sorting, and my daughter very quickly learned the process and now at the age of 7, she can very easily do the job on her own or help new volunteers learn the job when they come to our home run, Bezuidenhout park.
I am happy to say that she doesn’t volunteer just because her mom does, she does it because she enjoys it and loves to help. She has just reached her 25 volunteer milestone.
Our partners, Vitality have created an exciting world running challenge. Starting on 5th March, runners from around the world can track their runs with a smartphone or fitness device. The minimum run and qualifying standard is 3 kilometres run in under 30 minutes. Teams from around the world are competing and we would love…
Madz Loots from Northern Cape, Kimberley, is a parkrun Regional Ambassador, helping new events join the parkrun family. Here she tells us the positive impact parkrun has had on her life. My life and health has changed for the better because of parkrun and its community. How can I not be passionate about…