I had a brain tumor removed in May 2017. After my operation I was stuck in a wheelchair and needed to learn to walk from scratch.
When parkrun started at Groeneweide parkrun, Franskraal, in Gansbaai I start to take part by walking the course.
I completed 14 walks then lockdown came and parkruns closed.
Unfortunately when parkrun reopened, I was diagnosed in October 2021 with another brain tumor resulted in difficulty walking. That did not stop me getting my parkrun fix because now I’m taking part as a volunteer.
On 26th March, we had a Brain Tumour Awareness Day at our parkrun, with all the volunteers taking part.
I have now complete my 14th parkrun volunteering and look forward to more volunteering to come.
Between 1998 to 2001 I ran half marathons, marathons and even the Comrades Marathon. After this, I started to do cycle races, duathlons and adventure racing. My wife and I moved to a new town, started new jobs and a family. Eventually I stopped running altogether in 2003. I did not do any form…
Anne Hanley is delighted to be back at parkrun after her treatment and recovery from breast cancer. Here she tells us how that return to parkrun felt. I started parkrunning because it was a way to get back into some regular exercise and it was something my husband and I could enjoy together. We…