It has been a wonderful year for parkrun in Southern Africa, and 2018 looks as if it will be even more exciting! parkrun South Africa CEO, Bruce Fordyce, shares some memories, record-breaking statistics, and sums up the 2017 parkrun year.
Unfortunately and happily, only very occasionally, parkrun Event Directors sometimes have to decide to cancel parkruns at the 11th hour. This happened
Imagine creating an event that has helped thousands and thousands of ordinary people get off the couch, start exercising and realise that running is something everybody can do. On top of that, imagine creating an event that has reclaimed community space, changed communities for the better and connected people who in ordinary circumstances would have never shared the joy of exercise. Sounds mind-blowing? Well, tha
What a week of celebrations it has been for parkrun SA, with parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt visiting South Africa and joining in on the 6th birthday celebrations.
Paul, creator of parkrun, was instrumental in helping parkrun SA CEO Bruce Fordyce and his wife Gill map the first SA parkrun route at Delta Park in Johannesburg 6 years ago. Paul founded the very first parkrun in Lon