BETTY\u2019S BAY - Parkruns are sort of reserved for Saturdays, but organisers are allowed to have an extra one once per year. This option was exercised last week in Betty\u2019s Bay on Freedom Day (27 April 2022) and no less than 86 participants and 19 volunteers used the opportunity to get closer to their next milestone.\r\n\r\nParkrunners get special recognition when they reach 25, 50, 100 or 250 runs or on a separate system for doing volunteer duties.\r\n\r\nTen-year-old Keagan Coetzee made his mother, Madelaine, very proud when he won the Freedom Day race in a time of 24:27 and an excellent age grading of 66,87 per cent. Sophia Bullen, in the age group 11 to 14, was the first female back home in a time of 26:44 and a remarkable age grading of 60,91 per cent.\r\n\r\nWith 22 personal best records and 13 first timers in the field it was a rewarding day.\r\n\r\nAlmost double the number of participants (162) and 17 volunteers turned up for Saturday\u2019s ordinary parkrun. The 37 first timers are an indication that runners made use of the long weekend to come and enjoy Betty\u2019s Bay challenging but beautiful parkrun.\r\n\r\nPersonal best records were recorded by 32 of the runners, joggers or walkers. Five of them were from the seven strong Allott family in the field, namely father Bryan, Jack, Jaydon, Jessie and Kallon. Well done!\r\n\r\nThe first male home was Kudakwashe Cliff Makwanda in a time of 18:36 (age grade 69,35 per cent) and Anni-Mart de Klerk was the first female in a time of 24:14 (age grade 61,27 per cent).