First Edenvale Parkrun a success

A total of 577 runners braved the morning chill of August 25 to take part in Edenvale’s first Parkrun.

The inaugural run was held at the open grounds near the corner of First Avenue and Aitken Road.

Some of the 577 runners who participated in Edenvale’s first Parkrun.

Ekhurhuleni ambassador of Parkrun SA, Meg McDonald said the community responded well to the event.

McDonald said it was launched to cater for the Edenvale community.

The first runner to finish the Edenvale Parkrun on August 25.

She said the Edenvale Community Police Forum and a local security company provided security on the day.

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McDonald said the area offers a variety of Parkruns for Bedfordview, Modderfonetin and Edenvale communities.

Runners at the Edenvale Parkrun set off for their morning run.

“Because of the terrain, Edenvale’s run is a trail run,” said McDonald.

She said on average one or two new Parkruns are opened a week throughout South Africa.

Neil Meyerowitz finished the Edenvale Parkrun in third position with a time of 21:35.

“The idea behind the runs is to encourage a healthy lifestyle.”

Anton Marais finished second with a time of 20:21.

Runners at the Edenvale Parkrun set off for their morning run.

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