Morning run brings community together

2018-02-22 06:00
PHOTO: reporterUvongo Parkrun participants walk along St Michaels Beach, making their way to Uvongo.

PHOTO: reporterUvongo Parkrun participants walk along St Michaels Beach, making their way to Uvongo.

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SCORES of fitness enthusiasts gathered at St Michaels beach on Saturday to take part in the 249th Uvongo Parkrun.

The run takes place every Saturday from 8 am, starting at C-Bali Restaurant through Saints Walk path, continuing onto Uvongo Beach, turning on sand under the cliffs at the gorge and returns the same way back to St Michael’s Beach.

On Saturday, the run was joined by visitors from Rietvlei, Australia and Durban.

Taking part in their 100th run that day were Antonette Beekman and Peter Loots. Sean Thorncrost was taking part in his 50th run.

Uvongo Parkruns’ Mark Smith said the Uvongo Parkrun is a wonderful event that brings the local community together.

“Uvongo Parkrun’s inaugural run took place on May 11, 2013, and this year we will be celebrating our fifth birthday.

At the moment, we have over 4 000 registered runners and our weekly average is around 250 to 300 runners. The attendance record was broken on December 23 last year, when we had 574 runners logged.

The standing course records for the run are:

Men: Peter Mong 16:26

Women: Jenna Challenor 17:44.

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