Wow, what a day! The weather was just stunning on Saturday, with a real warmth in the air already before the parkrun began. Such a contrast to just a couple of months ago! Well, we have been here right through the winter, in the cold and the snow, so this is no more than we deserve!
Run Director Leo welcomed the 86 parkrunners to the start today and at 9.30 on the dot, we set them on their way. We welcomed 18 new runners to Haga this week, including visitors from the UK, the US and Australia. Jim Threadgate from Australia, in his 70s, walked his way around the course in just under an hour, proof that as we always say, parkrun is for everyone and all abilities are welcome! Well done Jim.
Despite the heat, we had 18 new personal bests on Saturday, very impressive! Some really great efforts, and it’s great to see all runners improving, right the way through the field. It’s not all about the PBs of course, and it’s hard to keep on improving, but we hope you all enjoy the fact that we give you a time for your run each week and have something to aim for, should you wish to!
Thanks again to all the volunteers who made Haga parkrun happen this week! It’s great that so many people get involved to help out and we hope that you all enjoy the experience when you are on ‘the other side’ and supporting rather than running.
Next week is midsummer, and we look forward to seeing you all there, whatever you may have been up to the day before!
Below are the official results and reports from Event 39:
This week 86 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:
Deri THOMAS • Caroline MANNING • Natasha MARASCHIN • Wynand BOSHOFF • Leo HEEMSKERK • Rosaria GALANTI • Daniel NICANDER • Linda PARRY • Maria EMILSSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Haga parkrun Results Page.
Filip AINOUZ (SM30-34) of IF Linnea, was first over the line in 17:16 - first time in 5 appearances.
Jens PAULSSON (SM30-34) of Club Running Sweden, was second over the line in 17:48 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Adam BILLS (SM20-24) of Hässelby SK, was third over the line in 18:06.
Annika LIDBECK (VW35-39) of IF Linnea, was first (16th overall) over the line in 21:39 - first time in 3 appearances.
Akvile PREIKSAITE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (18th overall) over the line in 22:24.
Amanda NAVIN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 22:38.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Filip AINOUZ (SM30-34) – 75.29% for the time 17:16 (first overall).
Carol AUSTIN (VW55-59) – 74.14% for the time 24:06 (33rd overall).
Jens PAULSSON (SM30-34) – 73.69% for the time 17:48 (second overall).
The female record is held by Yoie BOHLIN who recorded a time of 00:17:30 on 10th June 2017 (event number 38).
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 Yoie BOHLIN who recorded 84.57% (17:30) on 10th June 2017 (event number 38).
Haga parkrun started on 27th August 2016. Since then 794 participants have completed 1,965 parkruns covering a total distance of 9,825 km, including 391 new Personal Bests.