News - 7th May 2020

Join us at the great big parkrun quiz


While parkrun is on hiatus, we are bringing you an alternative free weekly event; the Great Big parkrun Quiz. You can take part with parkrunners from all across the globe, including Bruce Fordyce, who tells us more:


Alas I believe many South Africa parkrunners have not yet heard of the Great Big parkrun Quiz. That is a pity because they are missing out on a lot of fun. In this, occasionally frustrating time of lockdown and no parkruns to enjoy, the parkrun quiz has become a delightful distraction.


The Quiz takes place every Saturday morning. It’s a global event and in South Africa it starts at 10 am. Teams and individuals from around the world try to correctly answer as many quiz questions as possible. Each week there are 15 questions and they test a contestant’s knowledge of parkrun.


Questions are truly global and they cover a variety of fun parkrun topics from statistics, to geography, history, and general knowledge. Contestants are given 4 potential answers for each question and they have to choose the correct one. There is also a “true” or “false” section. It is always exciting to see a South African question pop up. Recently Sunrise-on-Sea parkrun and Roses parkrun have been answers to quiz questions.


The quizmaster is popular host of the parkrun podcast, Free Weekly Timed, and radio personality Vassos Alexander and he manages to entertain and amuse us while asking the quiz questions, and chatting to his two delightful children.


As with all things parkrun there are no prizes, but everyone strives to do their best and to get as many correct answers as possible. Gill and I are team “Hamba Kahle” and we have a parkrun quiz p.b. of 14 out of 15. We are proud never to have scored less than 10. So on Saturday morning please grab a cup of tea or coffee and click here to join the quiz.


You can also find a link to the parkrun quiz on the official parkrun South Africa Facebook and Twitter pages. Every day we share at least two new posts on our social media pages. Please follow these pages for new daily posts and parkrun updates.


See you at the quiz!



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