James and his rhinoceros suit
This week the show was well and truly stolen by James and his rhino suit! In his aim to raise 40,00Kr for Save the Rhino James will be running a number of events around Sweden in the forthcoming months and so chose to test, for the 1st time, the rhino suit, which weighs approximately 12kg’s at Örebro parkrun.
Driving down from Borlänge, where he lives, with the suit that he had to collect in person from Save the Rhino HQ in London hightlights the commitment James is putting in to raise the money. Well done we say and good luck in your efforts, which include Göteborgsvarvet (21.1km’s!). Here is a link to his Facebook page if anyone wants to help him in his fundraising efforts:
Another cracking day at Örebro parkrun today! 79 participants (getting there – come on guys) lovely mix of families, young and old, one push-chair – joggers, walkers and runners.
In the week leading up event number #53 we broke through 1000 registered members at Örebro parkrun (now at 1010!) which feels great that we are continuing to grow every week with new members and the word is spreading of how fun, friendly and inviting our event is. In fact, 17 people that took part this week were indeed 1st timers.
Also really cool is that 18 people recorded personal bests (pb’s) at Örebro parkrun. Many of which have shaved minutes off their original times and showing how being consistently active pays rewards.
With myself (British) and Arnoud (a new volunteer from France) on the stop watches this week we tried to outdo each other in terms of woop-wooing and cheering in everyone. It seemed to work as everyone, no matter how tired, seemed to manage a sprint finish, plus I have no voice the day after!
Thanks as ever to all our amazing volunteers, we must have well over 50 different people now that have helped out on different occasions and I can assure everyone its as much fun volunteering a couple of hours on a Saturday morning as it is taking part – so please let us know if you’d like to get involved.
2 of our amazing volunteers this week - Tony & Lotta
Today's parkrun's pictures were taken by Jimmy Glinnerås, so thanks as ever. Here you can look at all the pics: https://www.flickr.com/groups/orebro-parkrun/pool
This week 79 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 8 volunteers:
Matt FORD • Viveka PÅLHED • Lotta PERSSON • Tony BERGMAN • Jimmy GLINNERÅS • Nicklas FORSLING • Michael EMANUELSSON • Arnaud MATZ
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Örebro parkrun Results Page:
The male record is held by Tim SUNDSTRÖM who recorded a time of 15:52 on 3rd June 2017 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Liduina VAN SITTEREN who recorded a time of 18:47 on 14th April 2018 (event number 49).
The Age Grade course record is held by Åsa HÖÖG who recorded 84.38% (19:12) on 14th April 2018 (event number 49).
Örebro parkrun started on 8th April 2017. Since then 731 participants have completed 2,783 parkruns covering a total distance of 13,915 km, including 652 new Personal Bests.
Event Director Örebro parkrun