Hermanus parkrun Event #224, 8th February 2020

On a day marked with weather patterns resulting in a huge number of cancelled events around the country and only a fresh easterly breeze in Hermanus the Hemel and Aarde Valley was a perfect canvas to paint our weekly parkrun picture: this week 333 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

Amongst the international visitors whom we warmly welcomed are participants with their footprint at 11 different UK parkruns. As usual we welcomed a substantial number of visitors from across the country with Durbanville and Root 44 each having 10 runners in the field.

Congratulations to the first finishers of the day, Alex MATHER (first identified male finisher) and Carina ROSSOUW. Kudos to the first participants in the junior age categories to cross the finish line Rossouw HAMMAN and Karo BEETS. Rossouw, well done with the new PB.

Karo BEETS, you made us proud having completed you 50th parkrun. Welcome to the 50 Club.

Participation summary for today is
19 Real First Timers (6%)
1 First Time Visitors (0%)
91 Repeat Visitors (27%)
155 Repeat Homerun (47%)
67 Unknown (20%)
26 Volunteers

Thank you to Johnathon SWINDON, run director of the day and the dedicated team of volunteer who made the event possible:
Rodney ACKERMANN • Clint FOUCHE • Emmie GOUWS • Willie LOEDOLFF • Nelda PIENAAR • Annette DU TOIT • Basil CUMMING • Dudley MEYER • Alan PAULICK • Mark LANE-JONES • James LUCKHOFF • Francois HOFMEYR • Vanessa MEYER • Eddie LÖTTER • Zelna BRUWER • Jean-Pierre BRUWER • Wilna VAN EMMENIS • Lizet OOSTHUIZEN • Karin BACHRODT • Karen RUDNICK • Gert KOK • Les CLARK • John J RABIE • Johnathon SWINDON • Mercia ROBERTSON • Mitchell YUEN

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