My son JG started parkrun because there was a girl he wanted to get to know a little better. So obviously the next weekend I tagged along to show him how it was supposed to be done. Well I lost the challenge – It took me a little longer.
I got addicted and planned my parkruns around my son’s sporting events and our family outings and holidays.
I started off at Gilloolys and then due to heavy rain the route was wet so we went to Bezuidenhout parkrun. I really liked the challenging route and eventually moved my home run to Bezuidenhout.
I started this craze in December 2017 and was really upset because COVID-19 smashed my goal of maintaining at least 50 parkruns a year.
I love everything about parkrun, from the anticipation to do the next one, the vibe when everyone gets together, the countdown, the race (pushing yourself to the limit), seeing the end, and then all the discussions afterwards including where we are going to do the next one! Man I love parkrun! I can’t wait until we start again.
Because of parkrun, my drive to improve on my times and following a healthier lifestyle I’ve dropped two pant sizes. I have done 113 parkruns and was on my way to get to 150 in 2020 (“bliksem”)
I have loved the two events on New Year’s day, everyone is in holiday mode. I’ve only done these in and around Johannesburg, but every time it was great fun and I’ve met or seen people I’ve never seen before. What a day!
With current government guidelines in South Africa allowing for gatherings of up to 500 people in open spaces such as parks, we are delighted to be able to announce that some more 5k events in South Africa will be able to restart from Saturday 9 October. Given the current legal gathering limits, we won’t…
Been wondering what a parkrun looks like? Where do you go? What do you do? How do you sign up? Whether you’re joining us for the first time, or a more seasoned parkrunner that just needs your memory refreshed, we’ve put together this handy guide to everything you need to know about parkrun. …