Hermanus parkrun is cancelled on 2021-10-02 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Hermanus parkrun Event #229, 14 March

Another perfect day for a parkrun with a good attendance of 328 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers. Thank you to all.

Congratulations Clint Fouche on completing two milestones in one day:
100th parkrun as well as 100th volunteer task. Thank you for your support.

Well done Pat Diederichs on finishing the parkrun yesterday in a time of 1hr10m. We are proud of you.

Thank you to all those parkrun volunteers running/walking with the HAWS Animal Shelter Dogs yesterday. Great to see all the dogs enjoying parkrun.


Hermanus parkrun Event #228, 7th March 2020

In a nutshell: this week 343 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

Yet again we were blessed with a partly sunny morning in the Hemel en Aarde Valley with a slight westerly breeze stirring the leaves slightly.

We welcomed international visitors from Switzerland, the Netherlands and the UK. Paul SHANKS from the UK recorded a new personal best time. Also identified were 53 visitors from Johannesburg and Cape metropoles and some other events. Included here are Jeandre MARAIS, Colin BANFIELD, Johan VAN DER MERWE, Janine CLEMENTS, Martin MITCHELL and Kathy CHONG with new PB’s. Congratulations with your improvement.

Congratulations to Sam VAN VUUREN and Talitha VAN TONDER, the first finishers today. Leon Brandon DUBE was the first senior male across the finish line while Mia DUK is the first female in the junior age categories. Well done!

We love to celebrate milestones of our participants and today is no exception. Congratulations to
*James LUCKHOFF – he completed his 100 parkrun in Hermanus while he has a total of 107 parkruns.
*Eddie LÖTTER – he completed his 100th volunteer day and
*David VAN GROENINGEN – he entered the 50 Club when he ran his 50th parkrun at Betty’s Bay today.

Every milestone starts of with the very first step we take in parkrun, one week at a time. It is exciting to welcome 20 first time parkrunners in Hermanus today. Hope you will be back for many more until we celebrate your milestones together.

Today’s participation in summary is
17 Real First Timers 5%
3 First Time Visitors 1%
56 Repeat Visitors 16%
165 Repeat Homerun 48%
102 Unknown 30% - please register and/or bring your barcode with
25 Volunteers

Thank you to the dedicated team of volunteers for hosting another successful event directed by Wepener VAN DER WALT and assisted by
Diane HUNTER • Carol WALLIS • Rodney ACKERMANN • Clint FOUCHE • Emmie GOUWS • Peter WALLIS • Marianne MCHENDRIE • Mick FYNN • Willie LOEDOLFF • Dudley MEYER • Alan PAULICK • James LUCKHOFF • Francois HOFMEYR • Charlene BEHN • Elvin BEHN • Eddie LÖTTER • Elsabé DEBEER • Wilna VAN EMMENIS • Gert KOK • John J RABIE • Johnathon SWINDON • Mercia ROBERTSON • Hennie GROENEWALD • Mitchell YUEN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hermanus parkrun Results Page.

parkrun greeting

Hermanus parkrun team


Hermanus parkrun, Event #227, 29th February 2020

A very windy start to Leap Year parkrun day at Hermanus parkrun yesterday. This week 266 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part. It is the first time in parkrun history that parkrunday is leap day! Embrace that, as the next leap day parkrunday will be on 29 February 2048!

There were visitors from UK, Germany and Australia. As well as visitors from other parkruns in South Africa, there were also family and friends of people taking part in the Hemel & Aarde Valley marathon. Dorothea Deschermeier, our German visitor, set a new record in the category VW80-84. Well done Dorothea!!!

Congratulations to Angelique Mowers as well as John and Mary Moat on celebrating their 50th parkrun yesterday and to our junior Harry McConnell on completing his 10th. Your certificate will be handed out as soon as we obtain new certificates.

Thank you to our 26 volunteers for your support.

We encourage our parkrunners to wear purple next parkrun day, 7th March, in honour of International Women's Day.


Hermanus parkrun, Event #226, 22nd February 2020

In a nutshell: this week 309 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.
TWO-day, celebrated by many events as tu-tu-day, was yet another beautiful late summer morning in the Hemel and Aarde Valley where we welcomed a field of 309 participants of whom 6 add an international flavour to the mix. A further 47 visitors from around the country were welcomed. Guests in the house were 89 participants not registered or who forgot their barcodes.
Congratulations to Leon Brandon DUBE and Talitha VAN TONDER for repeating their first finishing positions of last week – the theme of TWO continues! Kudos to Micheal BEINEKE and Evie HUNT being the first two in junior age categories to cross the finish line.
We accept that parkrun is a run and not a race therefore we celebrate the 27 participants in the field who recorded new Personal Bests. The benefit of having your barcode at hand is that you can monitor your own participation and progress. Well done!
Welcome to parkrun, the 7 participants who took their first parkrun steps today and swiped their barcodes. Congratulations to the three most experienced participants today, Jan SMUTS (211), Willie LOEDOLFF (217) and Jack PROCTOR (244).
15 participants today are from the running clubs Asics VOB, Bellville AC, Bredasdorp AC, Century City AC, Helderberg Harriers, Jeppe Quondam AC, K-Way VOB, Spirit Wind AC, Team Vitality and Whalers AC.
Congratulations to Diane Hunter on completing 150 days volunteering at parkrun and thank you for the selfless contribution to parkrun. Having been event ambassador in the Overberg area Diane’s involvement is goes wider than Hermanus only and she is still involved with support to surrounding events.
Two-day Diane was part of the team lead by Dudley MEYER and 24 more dedicated volunteers, being
Wepener VAN DER WALT • Clint FOUCHE • Emmie GOUWS • Mick FYNN • Willie LOEDOLFF • Marianna OLIVIER • Annette DU TOIT • Alan PAULICK • James LUCKHOFF • Francois HOFMEYR • Jonathan JONKER • Retha POTGIETER • Carol SMITH • Eddie LÖTTER • Richard COQUILLON • Wilna VAN EMMENIS • Gert KOK • Les CLARK • Chrissie DE BRUYN • John J RABIE • Johnathon SWINDON • Mercia ROBERTSON • Hennie GROENEWALD • Mitchell YUEN
Next week we will celebrate a leap year parkrunday, the first ever and not repeated in a cycle of 28 years so join in the fun, don’t forget your barcode and keep parkrunning!
parkrun greetings
Hermanus parkrun team


Hermanus parkrun Event #225, 15th February 2020

Another great turnout on a hot summer's morning in the beautiful Hemel & Aarde Valley. Visitors from Italy; Germany; Switzerland and the UK were welcomed as well as parkrunners from various parts of South Africa. First time parkrunners also welcomed.

This week 367 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers. Thank you to all. Thank you also to those parkrunners who volunteered to walk the HAWS animal shelter dogs who love coming to parkrun.

Congratulations to Ernest Schmidt who completed his 50th parkrun and to Hanco van Uytsel our Junior parkrunner who completed his 10th parkrun.

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