Event Cancellations

Kindly note that Greenpoint parkrun is cancelled on the following days:

2 February 2019: Rugby 10s (Entire Stadium precinct is unavailable)
9 February 2019: ITU Triathlon (Entire Stadium precinct in unavailable)
9 March 2019: Cape Town Cycle Tour (Entire Stadium precinct is unavailable)

Please use this opportunity to visit one of our neighbouring parkrun events.

You can find them at www.parkrun.co.za/events

Kind regards
Greenpoint parkrun Core Team

 

Cancellation: 3rd November 2018

Please note that our event has been cancelled on this date due to a conflicting event at the stadium. Please visit one of the neighbouring events -

visit www.parkrun.co.za/events

 

 

 

Cancellation: 27 October 2018

Please note that we are not running on this day due to a clashing Athletics South Africa Race Walking event taking place in the stadium precinct.

Kindly visit one of the neighbouring parkrun events.

www.parkrun.co.za/events

 

Cancellation 17th September 2016

Our route and run time clashes directly with the Saturday trail events of the Cape Town marathon. There will also be barricade and access parking restrictions. On this basis, we are cancelling.

 

Volunteers needed urgently in April

We are very short of volunteers for 11th and 18th April (25th April cancelled).

parkrun is 100% volunteers and based on current regulars at Greenpoint we apply a rule of run/walk 10 times, volunteer once. Send email to greenpointhelpers@parkrun.com, giving your name or parkrun barcode number and state which Saturday you are available or if you are flexible. Check the volunteer roster at http://www.parkrun.co.za/greenpoint/futureroster/

 

Event cancellation – 25th April 2015

Greenpoint parkrun is cancelled on 25th April 2015.
The Greenpoint parkrun route clashes badly with the run section of the World Triathlon Series being held in Cape Town over the 25th and 26th of April. Specifically, 3KM of our 5KM parkrun route directly overlaps with the Saturday olympic triathlon run route and the lead triathlon runners will be on the route at the same time as parkrun. There are barricades and road closures in place along with parking restrictions. Please choose one of the other Cape Town or Stellenbosch parkrun events. Regrets and regards from the Greenpoint parkrun run team.

 

Event Cancellation – 20th September 2014

Good Afternoon Green Point parkrunners,

it is with heavy hearts that we have to inform everybody that the parkrun event at Green Point on the 20th is cancelled.

Unfortunately, due to the hive of activity that will be surrounding the stadium and Green Point area brought on by the Cape Town Marathon, we will be unable to safely execute our event. There will be several areas of conflict on our and the CT Marathon event routes which have proven to be impossible barriers to navigate which has led to the decision to outright cancel the event.

If you would still like to take part in a parkrun event, please join our sisters runs at; Big Bay parkrun, Root44 parkrun, Fish Hoek parkrun and Rondebosch Common parkrun. They will be operating as normal and will welcome all of you with open arms!

You can also take part in CT Marathon Peace Relay!

Lastly, we will be organising a social 5k along the promenade. The run will start at the regular parkrun kickoff time of 8am from the Mouille Point Lighthouse and will be an out-and-back along the promenade, to the Sea Point pools and back. We'll be going for coffee at Shift Espresso Bar afterwards, where parkrunners presenting their parkrun barcode will receive a discount on their coffee purchase!

Regular parkrun activity at Green Point parkrun will resume on Saturday 27th September.

Thanks

Ryan

 

 

 

Volunteer of the Month with Lloyd Baatjes

Hey there Green Pointers,

Hopefully you've all had a great week so far! Not long to go now until we take to the streets of Green Point and do what we do best!

So, as promised - although it's been a while since we last did this - here is your volunteer of the month for the month of June (yes, YES.. we get it. It's July. Shh.): Lloyd Baatjes.

Some of you will know Lloyd and others won't. That's ok because he spends most of his time at parkrun hidden behind a camera lens. All those lovely photos that you all enjoy so much have been captured by this man right here so take some time and get to know Lloyd!

Name: Lloyd Baatjes

Age: 35

Occupation: photographic retail Store manager

Home parkrun: Green Point

Running club: N/A

Number of parkruns: 0

PB time:0

Number of times volunteered: 6

Favourite volunteer role: photographer

What do you like about volunteering at parkrun: I get to improve my skills as a photographer

Most memorable or funniest parkrun volunteering moment: A lady didn't see me or the pole I was sitting by the one week and she nearly ran into me. If I wasn't there she would have run into the pole.

How can we improve volunteering at parkrun: have flags to show where the start is, maybe?  The way parkrun is run now is fine. No need to change anything.

Want your name up in lights as well? Red carpet treatment? Paparazzi? A legion of adoring fans? Then just drop us an email with your parkrun barcode and which date you are available to volunteer then keep an eye out on the future roster!

Remember, you still receive your points for volunteering. So those of you that are worried that volunteering might mean you take longer to reach that illustrious red 50 t-shirt, fear not.

For more information regarding volunteering, you can read up on our site in the volunteer section.

We look forward to a flood of emails from all of you!

See you on Saturday

Ryan

 

Volunteer of the Month with Chloe Camu Kiernan

Hey Green Point parkrunners,

for those of you who read the newsletter that is emailed to you, you will be familiar with the Volunteer of the Month. Every so often, parkrun SA will put the spotlight on volunteer who has gone out of their way to ensure that their home parkrun remains a success.

Well we, here at Green Point parkrun, think that - while it's a great idea - waiting months on end to showcase our top volunteering performers is way too long! We want to give praise where praise is due and we want everybody to be able to get their 15 minutes of fame (OK, so we can probably only guarantee 5 minutes of fame TOPS, but still..) for doing their parkrun duty.

Kicking things off, we start with Volunteer of the month for May - Chloe Camu Kiernan

Name: Chloe Camu Kiernan

Age: 20

Occupation: Student

Home parkrun: Green Point

Running club: Maties

Number of parkruns: 20

PB time: 23:25

Number of times volunteered: 6

Favourite volunteer role: Marshal

What do you like about volunteering at parkrun: The volunteers are what keep parkrun events going and I enjoy being able to contribute to parkrun as it is such a great initiative.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun volunteering moment: There are far too many great moments I have experienced at parkrun but ultimately I love the sense of camaraderie among all parkrunners at each event. I have been able to meet so many friendly people!

How can we improve volunteering at parkrun: Keep the volunteer tasks as simple as possible so that volunteers can easily adapt to other volunteer roles.

Want your name up in lights as well? Red carpet treatment? Paparazzi? A legion of adoring fans? Then just drop us an email with your parkrun barcode and which date you are available to volunteer then keep an eye out on the future roster!

Remember, you still receive your points for volunteering. So those of you that are worried that volunteering might mean you take longer to reach that illustrious red 50 t-shirt, fear not.

For more information regarding volunteering, you can read up on our site in the volunteer section.

We look forward to a flood of emails from all of you!

See you on Saturday

Ryan

(Disclaimer: volunteering won't secure you fortune and fame but it will get you a shout out in the run report and a deep sense of involvement when you see the faces of all the happy parkrunners. Seriously, without volunteers, we would not be able to put these events on!)

 

Meet the team: Ryan Short

Good afternoon Green Point parkrunners..

We hope you've all had a great week so far and are looking forward to the weekend. We know you're all jumping out of your seats to get going tomorrow morning. The weather reports seem to indicate that we're in for a pearl of a day so we hope that you all are able to join us for, possibly, the best way to start your Saturday morning. Run, jog or walk.. it all counts. And don't forget to join us for a coffee afterwards.

So let's move onto the fifth and final round of the "Meet the Team" series. This week we introduce you to Ryan Short. Many of you might recognise him as the team member who is perpetually wearing a peak cap backwards. Others might know him as an "excitable puppy" when it comes to running (a conversation can easily evolve into a lecture on this topic, especially trail and mountain running). For those of you who don't know him at all, read on for a little peek into who he is and what parkrun means to him.

1. Name
Ryan Short

2. My Job
Minion in a Digital Advertising Agency.

3. Describe myself in 3 words
Adventurous, geeky, passionate.

4. Why and how did I get involved with parkrun
A friend of mine had heard about parkrun and dragged a few of us down for the first one then a little while later I picked up an injury so I volunteered while I couldn't run and the rest is history. Still grateful to Suraj for entrusting me with the keys to the kingdom.

5. Rewards of working with parkrun
Being a part of an initiative that encourages people to move away from a sedentary lifestyle and into a more active and healthy one is the biggest reward. I could talk for days on this.. Aside from that, I have a passion for running, of all forms, and parkrun helps me indulge in that passion.

6. On weekends you'll find me..
at parkrun, enjoying a coffee somewhere, spending time with friends, exploring a mountain or forest, and definitely putting in as many trail hours as possible

7. This year I would like to see parkrun..
explode, both locally and internationally, more than it has already. It's incredible to see how many people have taken to parkrun since it's inception and I hope that it spreads to every country like wildfire. Running is the easiest form of exercise and parkrun provides the perfect, family-friendly platform for getting into it. A judgement-free, results-optional, fun-guaranteed, community-building run could never be a bad thing.

8. Favourite parkrun moment to date
Every event where I see people running when they used to walk ranks up there. parkrun may be for fun but that hasn't stopped people from pushing themselves to get better and that, in itself, is truly inspiring.


Image courtesy of Sarah Goodman.

You can keep up with Ryan's (many) rambling on running via his blog Trail & Error or his Twitter account. Or, as we love to encourage, come up and chat to any of us before or after the event. We rely on feedback from everybody, good or bad, in order to improve the event. So, if you have something to say, please drop us a line on our Facebook wall or tweet us @greenpointp.

See you on Saturday
Green Point parkrun Team

 

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