Grant Cummings Death, Obituary – We must break the news to you with great remorse that Grant Cummings passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.
A significant number of individuals were taken aback when they learned of his departure, most notably those who had collaborated closely with him over the course of a very long period of time. As a result of Grant’s consistent performance in our Shongweni park run, he was given the nickname “Top Three Grant.”
These finishes earned Grant a place in the park run’s honor roll. Grant was a plethora of information when it came to providing sound advice and nearly always had a grin on his face.
His extensive experience both on and off the road contributed to all of these qualities. He participated in a total of 223 park runs, 180 of which were held in the Shongweni neighborhood. In all, he ran a total of 223 kilometers.
It was nothing out of the ordinary for him to come in the first place, and the time of 17 minutes and 57 seconds was a personal best for him. As a consequence of his efforts, he finished 10 Comrades and was given 7 Bill Rowans and 2 Silver medals. In addition, he received a Bronze medal.
It was in the Upper Highway region and the areas immediately around it that he established the Trail Snakes as a band. His demise will definitely leave a significant void in the world of running due to the fact that he was so actively involved in the sport throughout his whole life.
We would want to take this opportunity, on behalf of the parkrun community, to send our sincere sympathies to his wife Tenley, and to their children during this extremely trying time. We know that they will miss their husband and father very much.
The memorial service for Grant Cummings will take place on Saturday, and it will be dedicated to the celebration that will take place on that day. He is not here with us anymore, but he will always be remembered fondly; may he soar with the angels in heaven.