parkrun Hero

Read more › parkrun Hero - 10th July 2019

Volunteer Hero: Jacques Roux

Jacques was initially a reluctant volunteer shortly after the launch of Vaal Marina parkrun.     Now he is the first to volunteer every week as a marshall. As his marshalling point is a little after the halfway point he always has a bowl of water ready for the dogs.   More recently his role has extended…

Read more › parkrun Hero - 28th May 2019

Volunteer Hero: Eric Galawe

Shortly after Alberts Farm parkrun started, Eric appointed himself as a car guard / volunteer.   Come rain or shine, you will always find Eric Galawe on duty with a warm welcoming smile.  He has often brought articles dropped by runners as they get out their cars to the Run Directors on duty and makes them…

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Read more › parkrun Hero - 15th May 2019

Volunteer Heroine: Stephanie Wium

Stephanie Wium is our volunteer coordinator, results processor, Run Director and looks after all our email communications.   Steph is amazing at sorting out our volunteers weeks in advance. Even though she has recently gone to New Zealand, we can still rely on her organisation skills from the other side of the world.   She really…

Read more › parkrun Hero - 30th April 2019

Volunteer Hero: Theo van der Merwe

It’s well known that parkrun spawns new runners but it’s perhaps less recognised for bringing retired runners back to life.   A case in point is our volunteer hero Theo van der Merwe. Theo has performed volunteer duties an astounding 278 times but perhaps even more amazing is that he only came back to running…

Read more › parkrun Hero - 16th April 2019

Volunteer Heroes: Marty Poole & Lynn Bessick

This week’s parkrun heroes are Marty Poole and Lynn Bessick from Zandvlei parkrun.     They both volunteer at every single run. Lynne doing the barcode scanning, and Marty is timekeeper, pre-run announcer and unofficial run commentator when the runners and walkers come in. Marty has officially volunteered 82 times, and Lynn 67 times.  …

Read more › parkrun Hero - 3rd April 2019

Volunteer Hero: Emile Evert

Regular parkrunners at George will know the smiling face at the finish when you receive your token.   Emile Evert has become known as our Finish Token Officer because he has made the volunteer role his own.   On no less than 42 Saturdays (amongst a few other volunteer roles) he has been the one…

Read more › News, parkrun Hero - 6th March 2019

parkrunner of the week: Theopetra Nokubonga Mashaba

Name: Theopetra Nokubonga Mashaba   Age: 23   Home parkrun: Nkomazi   Occupation: Peer Counsellor   Number of runs: 23   Number of times volunteered: 18   How has parkrun changed your running? parkrun changed my way of viewing  things when it comes to running. Now I am training  hard to reach the target I have set for myself….

Read more › parkrun Hero - 20th February 2019

parkrun Hero: Rob Cumming

At Bryanston parkrun, one of our most valuable volunteers, because of his long involvement is Rob Cumming.   Rob has been with the team since almost the start of our parkrun. He is a steady level-headed person the right type of guy to support the Event Director. Rob is always well prepared and willing to…

Read more › News, parkrun Hero - 6th February 2019

Volunteer Heroine: Aneria Bouwer

Aneria Bouwer was one of the first people to contact the team at Melkbosstrand parkrun saying that she would like to get involved.   Aneria started training at other parkruns and is a very valuable member of the core team. She not only helps out as volunteer co-ordinator, but also does results, helps with setting up and…

Read more › parkrun Hero - 23rd January 2019

Volunteer Heroine: Karen de Beer

One of our most valuable volunteers is Karen de Beer.    Karen has been volunteering since March 2016 and has volunteered on 125 different occasions.  Every week she greets the parkrunners at the entrance gate with a smile and gives a First Timers Briefing to anyone attending for the first time.    Karen is there…

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