Zorro and Dave miss their weekly North Beach parkrun. On 11 April they ran their first home parking lot “parkrun”.
I am 68 years old and my friend, Terry and I joined the parkruns while we were both living in Boksburg, South Africa, a few years ago. During our first run the 5 km felt more like 50 km. We were walking more than running and just ensure we were not last to complete the run. While walking, talking and enjoying the time together, we were having so much fun discussing where we would open a coffee stop en-route.
The second parkrun was a bit easier and we ran a bit more. This time we were better prepared. We took one water bottle only which she had to carry half the way, arguing who was going to carry it the first half when it was still full. After a while, we realised we only have one tissue, so we had to tear the tissue in half!
We then decided to make a day of our parkruns and after every run, we went for breakfast. Unfortunately I then moved to the Cape and never got involved in parkruns. A year after I moved, she also moved and we are now seeing one another again, so I think after lock down it is time to join our parkrun family again.
For now stay safe.
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My name is Antoinette Jordaan, and I’m the Event Director (ED) at Breede Valley parkrun, in the beautiful town of Worcester, Western Cape. I moved to Worcester, oooooh what is it? 5 years ago or so? So back in 2015. Yes, sounds about right. I knew nobody here, except for my brother and his…