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.