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.
Earlier this week we announced we had completed our COVID-19 Framework, describing how events will operate in countries where an underlying level of community infection still remains. We’d also like to stress that as part of our strategy to return we took the decision to separate defining the way events should be reopened, from…
As I took to the road yesterday, another glorious meeting up with fellow parkrunners, suitably masked and keeping our obligatory distance, I could not help but think how important these moments of meeting on a Saturday morning have become for me. Now in our 5th month of lockdown and for many who live on their…