Read more › News, Uncategorized - 11th March 2021

Breaking down barriers

This time last year, to mark International Women’s Day 2020, parkrun countries came together in a global celebration of female participation.   Here, we look back on that special day, the legacy it left behind, and parkrun’s ongoing commitment to breaking down barriers to participation for women and girls.   On the 8 March 2020,…

Read more › Uncategorized - 6th September 2020
Read more › News, Uncategorized - 22nd June 2020

Four tips for beginning to walk, jog or run on your own

With parkrun paused around the world, many are now faced with the new prospect of walking, jogging or running on their own.   We’ve put together four simple tips to help you along the way.   1. Start small and be kind to yourself.   If you’ve never done the 5k distance on your own,…


parkrun profile: Atholl

Atholl parkrun in Northern Johannesburg launched in March 2018. Over 4,000 parkrunners completed the course in the first year. Event Director Jean Baillie tells us more.   How did Atholl parkrun come about? I am spearheading a campaign to restore the park in our area and approached parkrun SA with the idea that bringing the community…

Read more › Uncategorized - 5th September 2018

Stay Hydrated with Maxed

Keeping your thirst quenched and staying hydrated is crucial to bringing your best while running. The benefits of hydration include improved energy and stamina, and a quicker recovery time after a long and demanding workout.   On shorter runs (45 minutes or shorter) you should be able to go without drinking water, but if it’s a scorcher of a day and you’ll be sweating a lot, keep taking regular sips. It’s better to take frequent sips of…

Read more › Uncategorized - 25th July 2018

Create great memories at Vitality HealthyFood Studio

Create great memories with your family and friends at a special Vitality HealthyFood Studio high tea. Celebrate Women’s Month in their state-of-the-art kitchen with a panoramic view of the Sandton skyline.     You’ll learn how to make delicious, healthy meals with seasonal ingredients from their partners Woolworths and Prue Leith Chefs Academy followed by a sit-down high tea. What better way…

Mandela and Bruce pic
Read more › Uncategorized - 19th July 2018

parkrun for Mandela this Saturday!

  Today has brought back so many memories of the great man – my Twitter feed has been flooded with images of Madiba at different stages of his life along with friends, fellow athletes, politicians and so the list goes on. Some of us were fortunate enough to meet Nelson Mandela and none of us…

Read more › Uncategorized - 13th June 2018

parkrunners of the week – Johnny & Anne Erasmus

Names: Johnny (Johan) Erasmus & Anne (Annamarie) Erasmus   Age: Johnny 68 / Anne 67 Occupation: Retired engineering technician / Retired Home parkrun: Shongweni Running Club: Get Fit AC Trail or Road Running? Both Number of parkruns completed: 163 / 186 How has parkrun changed your running or fitness? parkrun has influenced me to train more regularly…

Read more › Uncategorized - 15th February 2017

A guide to dogs at parkrun

For those runners and walkers who wish to take their dogs along to a parkrun, please always remember to check the home pages of parkruns you intend to run with a dog. There are several parkruns in South Africa where dogs are not allowed.   Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at many parkruns. We ask…

Potch New Year 2017
Read more › News, Uncategorized - 3rd January 2017

Celebrating the arrival of 2017

Some parkruns celebrated New Year by hosting extra parkruns. Here we see Dieter Meyer proud owner of a 250 milestone tee shirt greeting Hester Steyn as she finishes Potchefstroom parkrun. #parkrun founder Paul Sinton Hewitt attended school at Potchefstroom Boys High school.

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