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74 enthusiastic participants at Standerton parkrun

The Freedom Day event on April 27 was attended by 69 participants of which two entered for the first time.

Run director, Charl van Wyk, had 74 participants out of the blocks at the Standerton River Park on Saturday, May 7 at 8:00.

Van Wyk thanked Sahara Sand, Lekwa Clean Up Crew and Northern Light Foundation for their work at the terrain.

It was the 139th event with 12 athletes improving their times and three first-timers joining.

Junior Mudau completed the 5km in a time of 24:58, a new personal best, with Kuhlesbonge Dube recording a time of 26:13.

Gengan Govender completed the distance in 27:09, followed by Parth Jayram in 27:14 and Brendan Archer close on his heels in 27:17.

Van Wyk, Frans Vermaak, Hugh Robertson, Johannes Vosloo, Kathy Eschner, Liz Fung, Lizette Jansen van Rensburg, Jean Robertson, Preyanka Dorasamy, Renette de Sousa, Ruan van Zyl, Ruwan Vermaak, Séan

Jansen van Rensburg and Theo Schönfeldt saw to it that participants were looked after.

Standerton River Park also played host to another two parkruns the past few weeks.

The parkrun on Saturday, April 30 had 52 participants and altogether five athletes improved their times and nine first-timers joined.

Sifiso Siphamandla completed the distance in 18:30, followed by Siyabonga Kamhelo in 19:11 and Ilse Ferreira in 26:34.

JD Nortjé recorded a time of 27:20 and Brendan Archer 27:40.

Elmien Vermaak, Elna Vermaak, Hugh Robertson, Jennifer Naidoo, Vosloo, Lizette Jansen van Rensburg, Jean Robertson, Marjorie Uys, Dorasamy, De Sousa, Ruan van Zyl, Ruwan Vermaak and Séan Jansen Van

Rensburg volunteered for the occasion.

The Freedom Day event on April 27 was attended by 69 participants of which two entered for the first time.

Altogether five athletes improved their times.

Siphamandla was first at the end, finishing in a time of 20:22, followed by Sinkho Mzizi in 21;58.

Ilse Ferreira was in third place in 26:26, while Rodrique van der Voort ended fourth in 26;54 and Gengan Govender fifth in 27:02.

Christel Handford, Elmien Vermaak, Frans Vermaak, Vosloo, Karin Ferreira, Lizette Jansen van Rensburg, Jean Robertson, Mia Handford, Dorasamy, De Sousa, Ruwan Vermaak, Séan Jansen van Rensburg and

Schönfeldt were on their posts to facilitate a smooth event.

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