Haga parkrun, event 35, run report

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It wasn’t quite the blazing hot sunshine that had been promised to us, but it was still a warm clear morning in Hagaparken that greeted the 68 runners who ran the 35th edition of Haga parkrun. Conditions were again excellent for running, not too cold, not too warm, lagom you could say. A good word for the visitors from around the world that we were hosting this Saturday, along with the fika that we enjoyed afterwards at the Haga Tennis Club. Glad that they are ready for us now - i.e. that there are a sufficient number of kanelbullar for all those who came along!
 
We had a whole 29 first-timers at Haga parkrun this Saturday – fantastic! A few people that we spoke to had seen the TV report the night before, great to see that this was an instant success in getting more people coming along! There was also 13 PBs for those running, congratulations to Linda Parry, Anita Grönberg, Karin Wetterling, Phatcharee Chareonto, Katrin Engelmark, Guy Parry, Marcos Vicente Herranz, Svante Wetterling, Peter Joergensen, Alexander Herrmann, Nikolai Herrmann, Nick Barrable and Deri Thomas.
 
Also a big well done to Åsa Nylander who was the first woman home and ran 20:03 to record an age-graded score of 82.63%, to put her 4th on the list of age-graded scores. You can see the full list here: Age Graded League
 
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And our hearts were warmed with the sight of Jill Morley and Tail Runner Cilla Pettersson crossing the line together on 51 minutes. Jill was visiting from South Africa, where her home parkrun is North Beach, thoroughly enjoyed walking the Haga parkrun route, a key part of her visit to Stockholm. And it was great to see Cilla & her family back at parkrun and Jill could not have been put in better hands!
 
The one thing we missed was a photographer to take some great pics for Haga parkrun event #35, we will try and make amends next week! If you know anyone who might be up for doing this, and contributing in another way to our little community, let us know!
 
Here’s the official summary of results for the day:
 
This week 68 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 7 volunteers.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Haga parkrun Results Page.
 
Male placings:
Deri THOMAS (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:20 - first time in 5 appearances.
Nick BARRABLE (VM40-44) of Tonbridge AC, was second over the line in 17:24.
Jens PAULSSON (SM30-34) of Club Running Sweden, was third over the line in 17:47 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
 
Female placings:
Åsa NYLANDER (VW45-49) of FK Studenternas Stockholm, was first (12th overall) over the line in 20:03 - first appearance.
Sarah-Jane BARRABLE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (17th overall) over the line in 21:19 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Emilia FORSMAN (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 21:28.
 
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Åsa NYLANDER (VW45-49) – 82.63% for the time 20:03 (12th overall).
Deri THOMAS (VM40-44) – 79.90% for the time 17:20 (first overall).
Nick BARRABLE (VM40-44) – 79.60% for the time 17:24 (second overall).
 
The female record is held by Catherine TAYLOR who recorded a time of 00:18:14 on 5th November 2016 (event number 10).
The male record is held by Mårten BOSTRÖM who recorded a time of 00:16:17 on 8th April 2017 (event number 29).
The Age Grade course record is held by Gavin MCDERMOTT who recorded 83.69% (17:04) on 22nd April 2017 (event number 31).
 
Haga parkrun started on 27th August 2016. Since then 703 participants have completed 1,663 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,315 km, including 321 new Personal Bests.

 

Haga parkrun, event 34, run report

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If we stop mentioning that it has never rained at Haga parkrun, will that now be a curse? We don’t know, but maybe it’s time to just it go!
 
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We had great weather and a great turnout for this week’s event, number 34 for Haga parkrun, where we were honoured to be welcoming Paul Sinton-Hewitt, the founder of parkrun. Unlike many things these days (in the age of the cult of personality!) parkrun is about far more than one person, and Paul is far too modest in any case. At the same time we, Haga parkrun, wouldn’t exist if Paul hadn’t make it all happen 13 years ago, so it felt pretty special to have him running with us!
 
Before we started we made sure that we thanked the volunteers – twice in fact! – who helped to make parkrun happen for the 88 runners this week. Many nationalities were represented this week – I think at least 6 countries, maybe more – including a contingent from the Run With Me Stockholm group, plus runners from IF Linnea, Club Running Stockholm and Akalla Run. Many first-timers and many PBs!
 
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Of course, we also had the TV cameras from SVT with us this Saturday, so thanks to all who took the time to speak to them (the crew were great themselves and were really engaged in the whole event which was cool). We also had Lasse Persson, P4 Stockolms Sportreporter, with us, and who is going to be returning to run Haga parkrun in a couple of weeks. We look forward to seeing him again!
 
Here are the official results from the weekend:
 
Male placings:
Jens PAULSSON (SM30-34) of Club Running Sweden, was first over the line in 18:14 - second time in 5 appearances.
Dan PAECH (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:51.
Andreas NYHLÉN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:56.
 
Female placings:
Matleena BOSTRÖM (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 20:26 - third time in 6 appearances.
Rachel HAINES (SW25-29) of Hunters Bog Trotters, was second (13th overall) over the line in 20:42 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Sarah-Jane BARRABLE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (15th overall) over the line in 20:50 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
 
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Mårten WESTBERG (VM55-59) – 77.67% for the time 19:47 (6th overall).
Paul SINTON-HEWITT (VM55-59) – 75.79% for the time 20:27 (11th overall).
Andreas NYHLÉN (VM45-49) – 74.91% for the time 18:56 (third overall).
 
Afterwards it was over the Haga Tennis Club café, where they were waiting and prepared for us this week and didn’t run out of kanelbullar!
 
See you on Saturday for Haga parkrun #35!

 

Haga parkrun, event 33, run report

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Me and my mum flew to Stockholm on Friday afternoon to do Haga parkrun with you today. This was my 47th different location and mum's 49th. We have done two parkruns in Copenhagen so we thought we would see what it was like across the border in Sweden.
 
A couple of weeks ago mum ran London marathon and we met Deri at Southwark parkrun the day before so it was nice to see a friendly face at Haga Park when we arrived.
 
On the way there we met another group of parkrun tourists who were all family members from the UK, Berlin, USA and Stockholm. We also met another nice lady from the UK who had grown up in Stockholm and this was her first time back in Haga park since she used to ride her bike here when she was a little girl.
 
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At the briefing Deri welcomed all the visitors from the UK and also Russia and South Africa. There were a lot of tourists today and the sun was shining. Still no rain at Haga parkrun!
 
The course was hillier than I had expected it to be which was a bit of a shock! There was also a bike race going on in the park so we had be careful not to get run over. The marshals were very supportive and cheered everyone on. I really enjoyed the downhill sprint to the finish, and I just beat my mum!
 
Mum and I both came first in our age categories which was a nice surprise. We really enjoyed learning about the Swedish tradition of 'fika' having fresh cinnamon buns and coffee after the run. Mum says she ate more calories than she consumed running, which apparently is a bad thing :-)
 
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After parkrun we went on a walking tour of the old town and we have been to the cinema tonight to see La La Land. Tomorrow we are going on a boat trip before we fly home.
 
I have really enjoyed my time in Stockholm and hope that some of you will come and visit us at Shrewsbury parkrun in the future.
 
Tack!
Daisy (age 10)
 
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Additionally, here are the official stats from the week:
 
Haga parkrun, Event number 33, 6th May 2017
 
This week 55 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
 
The event was made possible by 10 volunteers.
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Haga parkrun Results Page.
 
Male placings:
Hector HAINES (SM25-29) of Hunters Bog Trotters, was first over the line in 16:45 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
Bryan KEELY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:17 - was first to finish once before.
David OLERUP (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:02.
 
Female placings:
Rachel HAINES (SW25-29) of Hunters Bog Trotters, was first (10th overall) over the line in 19:45 - 5th time in 9 appearances.
Alison BELL (SW30-34) of Istead and Ifield Harriers, was second (18th overall) over the line in 22:38.
Stephanie PHILLIPS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (23rd overall) over the line in 24:41.
 
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Hector HAINES (SM25-29) – 77.01% for the time 16:45 (first overall).
Robert BERG (VM40-44) – 75.83% for the time 18:08 (4th overall).
Rachel HAINES (SW25-29) – 74.94% for the time 19:45 (10th overall).
 
The female record is held by Catherine TAYLOR who recorded a time of 00:18:14 on 5th November 2016 (event number 10).
The male record is held by Mårten BOSTRÖM who recorded a time of 00:16:17 on 8th April 2017 (event number 29).
The Age Grade course record is held by Gavin MCDERMOTT who recorded 83.69% (17:04) on 22nd April 2017 (event number 31).
 
Haga parkrun started on 27th August 2016. Since then 639 participants have completed 1,507 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,535 km, including 292 new Personal Bests.

 

Haga parkrun, event 32, run report

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Still another rain-free morning in Hagaparken (we've gone past the jinxing stage now), cold, crisp and great for running. We had 54 parkrunners this morning who joined us for Haga parkrun, some old faces and some new. The pre-race briefing was done in Swedish this week which was quite exciting, and we hope at the same time, understandable! The new km markers were in place, the park was looking as beautiful as ever, and there was a strong team of hi-vis volunteers out on the course cheering everyone around.
 
First over the line for the women was regular Sarah-Jane Barrable in 20:33, achieving a PB by a single second we were informed in Espresso House when the results were processed. Good work! She was followed by by Monika Pechhacker in 22:43 and then Akvile Preiksaite in third in 23:09.
 
For the men it was Timmy Karlsson as the first finisher again, for the 5th time, with Alister (James) Cumming in 18:46 and Jonatan Lundevall third in 19:03. Both the latter also achieved PBs today, as well as a whole host of others: Johan Fredriksson, Svante Wetterling, Martin Van Staden, Stefan Öström, Jens Skaring, Anette Navis, Rebecca Dahlquist, Johannes Van Staden, Karin Wetterling, Natasha Maraschin, Wynand Boshoff, and Vera Alstad. Fantastic work, and well done everyone!
 
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Neil DICK (VM50-54) – 77.46% for the time 19:40 (4th overall).
Svante WETTERLING (VM60-64) – 75.77% for the time 21:32 (13th overall).
Sarah-Jane BARRABLE (SW30-34) – 72.18% for the time 20:33 (9th overall).
 
Finally, thanks to all the volunteers for making parkrun happen for another week! See you on Saturday!

 

Haga parkrun, event 31, Run Report

Event 31
22nd April

We continued our rain free streak at this weeks parkrun event. We arrived to blue skies but the cool breeze in the air made sure the thermals were still required. Although spring is reluctant to come that didn’t deter the 52 runners that joined us on the start line at 9:30.

It was great to welcome some more visitors and first timers (18 out of 52) this week. We hope you enjoyed our wonderful park and will come back for some more parkrun fun next weekend.

First place in the women’s category this week was Eef VAN DONGEN, 19:33 (new PB), then Sarah BEALE in 22:48 was second, and third place was Laura BRADLEY in 25:55.

First place in the men’s category this week was Gavin MCDERMOTT in 17:04. Second place was Alister CUMMING in 19:02 (new PB), and third Neil CALDER in 19:12 (new PB).

Thanks, as always to our volunteers, we couldn’t have parkrun without you: Sarah-Jane BARRABLE, Rachel HAINES, Peter HANSSON, Annicea MADINE, Colm O CALLAGHAN, Lisanne SCHUT, Pete SCOLLS, Claire WARD-PASSEY, Olof WETTERLING

Looking forward to seeing you all again on Saturday!

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