What a scorcher. It was looking like run director Anna was going to have a challenging morning with a very small band of volunteers, so thanks to those who stepped in last minute and thanks everyone for your patience and good spirits. In the end, we had 56 people completing the course. Anna Klöfver was supported by Rachel Haines who set up and took down the course plus assisted with results, Hector Haines who rushed around the course so he could scan everyone's barcodes! Nele Vetter added the pro touch with her photos (coming soon to Flickr), Helena Sandgren took the tailwalker position and cleared up the signs and Anders Hedenlund made sure we didn't run the wrong way in the sweltering haze. Mija Thomas provided, yet again, invaluable finish arena suport. Congrats and thanks go to Mija for her 25 volunteering efforts at Haga.
We had 25 first timers, exactly the same as last week (although more ran last week in total). Great to be a hit with parkrun tourists! Our visitors included several from parkruns around Scotland and England and a group from India.
Dave Stanton and Magnus Lindberg followed Hector in. Rachel Haines was the first lady to finish, with Myra Jones (178 runs making her the most regular parkrunner) and Emily Andrew not far behind. Laura Thow, another visitor with over 100 parkruns and 25 volunteering roles got a great age-grade rating of 73.46%.
Adrian Highland achieved 50 parkruns today - congratulations! Nick Barrable (40 runs) and Sarah-Jane (60 runs) collectively achieved a century and Wynand Boschoff and Natasha Maraschin with 125 runs each reached 250 together. No t-shirts for joint efforts though! Sean Cook (167 runs) and Jill Stephens (133 runs) were more high counters visiting Haga today.
Just reply to the next Haga email that comes out or drop us a facebook message if you'd like to help in future weeks. It's fun to volunteer as well as run and help is always appreciated. Enjoy your week!