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Read more › parkrun Hero - 12th September 2019

parkrun Hero: Amy Berry

Meet Amy Berry from Rietvlei parkrun.   Amy started her first parkrun on 8th February 2014 at Rietvlei parkun and has since completed 214 parkruns. She has also volunteered 171 times!   Her first volunteer role was in mid 2014 and her volunteer role has now taken on an almost full time job. She started doing results…

David and Sheree
Read more › parkrun Hero - 29th August 2019

Volunteer Heroes: David & Sheree Kuhn

On 20th July 2019, Langebaan parkrun welcomed little Bentley Langford Kuhn, (at only 15 days old) son of David & Sheree Kuhn. Sheree and David have been diligently volunteering and doing their parkrun walks throughout the pregnancy, and the Langebaan parkrun family were pleased with his safe arrival on 5th July 2019.   Mom and…

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Read more › parkrun Hero - 22nd August 2019

Volunteer Heroine: Marie Eyre

Marie Eyre was born with Spina Bifida, is wheelchair bound and cannot drive. I met her through church and she offered to help when she heard Pongola parkrun was short of volunteers.   The first time Marie volunteered, I introduced her to a timekeeper, Andre Steyn, who took her under his wing and quickly taught her perfect…

Sylvia and Dorothy
Read more › parkrun Hero - 15th August 2019

Volunteer Heroine: Sylvia Bester

Regular volunteer, Sylvia Bester from Constantia Greenbelt parkrun, is a true inspiration.   Sylvia has volunteered 28 times, but what makes her story unique, is that Sylvia was diagnosed with breast cancer towards the end of 2018 and began aggressive ‘red devil’ chemotherapy in January 2019.   Despite the awful side effects of the treatment,…

Read more › parkrun Hero - 8th August 2019

Volunteer Heroes: Lee and Robert Boyd

Waterfall parkrun has two extremely valuable volunteers in their husband and wife team of Lee and Robert Boyd.   They volunteer almost every week and have shown great commitment and enthusiasm towards parkrun. They love to volunteer and have made some long lasting friendships through parkrun.  Lee and Robert were part of the volunteer team when Waterfall parkrun…

Read more › parkrun Hero - 24th July 2019

Volunteer Heroine: Ingrid Hauger

Ingrid Hauger is Co-Event Director at Voortrekker Monument parkrun, Pretoria, and is this week’s parkrun hero! Ingrid wants to ensure that everyone is having as good a time as she is at the event. Let’s find out a bit more about her parkrun journey.   When did you start parkrunning? My very first parkrun was 29 March…

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…

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