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Read more › parkrun Hero - 20th May 2020

parkrun hero: Kanti N Soma

Kanti N Soma (pictured centre, above) is a regular volunteer at Rose parkrun, Lenasia, having volunteered on 52 different occasions, and has completed the 5km course some 40 times. Uthmaan Abed, a young parkrunner at Rose parkrun, interviewed Kanti to find out more about his running journey.    What is your favourite volunteering role? Marshal. My…

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Read more › News, parkrun Hero - 30th April 2020

parkrun Hero: Deryn Venski

Sterkfontein parkrun has an incredible team of core volunteers. Each one has an exceptional story. Deryn Venski is one such individual. Deryn was involved in a motorcycle accident in May 2018 where his right leg was shattered. He spent months in hospital undergoing operations and rehabilitation to regain some use of his leg.   Deryn’s…

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Read more › parkrun Hero - 1st April 2020

Volunteer Heroine: Natasha Makkan

Natasha Makkan is a regular volunteer at Rose parkrun, Lenasia. She has completed 37 parkruns and volunteered on 52 separate occasions. Natasha tells us more about how volunteering at parkrun has helped in other areas of her life:   I started off as a runner at the second event at Rose parkrun, Lenasia, in 2018. My…

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Read more › News, parkrun Hero - 3rd February 2020

Meet parkrunner 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….

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Read more › News, parkrun Hero - 28th November 2019

parkrun Hero: Jason Huntley

Jason Huntley, Event Director at Shongweni parkrun, recently volunteered for the 250th time at parkrun and has seen a huge growth in the popularity of parkrun since he first joined. Jason shares his story with us:   I started my parkrun journey in 2013, I had never heard the word “parkrun ” before, nor did I…

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Read more › parkrun Hero - 3rd October 2019

Volunteer Hero: Torrin Theron

On Saturday, 14 September 2019, Torrin Theron achieved 300 volunteer credits, performing a total of 428 tasks!  Torrin started her parkrun journey at Root 44 where she was Event Director from 2013.  She then supported the Western Cape as Regional Ambassador from 2015 – 2018 before stepping down to further her studies.  She is now…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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