by Paul Sinton-Hewitt (parkrun founder) - 29 December 2018
2018 has been a landmark year for parkrun around the world. I am proud that our movement is now widely viewed as an innovative health intervention with an impact that reaches far beyond our parks and open spaces on Saturday mornings. Yet importantly, the parkrun experience remains the same as it’s always been.
Firstly, I must thank each and every parkrunner around the world for your sup
This is the last newsletter of the year and so I would like to thank everyone for helping to make 2018 such an exciting year for parkrun SA. The bare facts are that we opened 50 new events in the year bringing our total number of Southern African parkruns to 178. There were 2,150,000 runs and walks in 2018 (30% up on 2017). There were 105,000 volunteer instances (45% up on 2017). We had 225,000 new registra
Paul Sinton-Hewitt was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Sport by Solent University in the UK.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be receiving this award. It’s such an honour to be part of the University and to be recognised in this way; and to share this with all our volunteers across the country – it’s their hard work that make it possible for me to be here.&rd