Haga parkrun, event 4, Run report

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The sun was shining again for Haga parkrun number 4 and a total of 46 runners and 7 volunteers were able to enjoy a nice 5km run in the early autumn sunshine. 27 of our runners were enjoying their first parkrun at Haga, we hope you enjoyed your run and hope to see you again sometime soon! It’s always great to talk to visitors from overseas, hear stories about their parkrun ‘back home’ (wherever that may be in the world) and of course, give recommendations of places to visit in beautiful Stockholm. It’s also great that we are now seeing familiar faces too :-)

First man to cross the line today was Timmy KARLSSON in a time of 17:29 with the first placed lady Eef VAN DONGEN finishing in 21:02. Both first place finishers were making their second appearances at Haga parkrun. 11 of our returning-runners today recorded new PBs.

As always, a big thank you goes out to all our volunteers! Without them parkrun would not happen. If you are reading this and are curious about volunteering feel free to ask any of the team this coming Saturday. Don’t be afraid to get involved, volunteering at parkrun is about as scary as running in it (and you get to wear a rather gorgeous fluorescent yellow bib) :-)

We hope to see you all back on Saturday - fingers crossed for more sunshine.

Happy running!

 

Haga parkrun, event 3, run report

Haga parkrun 3

3 weeks in and still not a drop of rain at parkrun! It still felt like summer this Saturday morning as 50 runners tackled the course at Hagaparken, with the sunshine filtering beautifully through the trees. Up by the Copper tents, preparations were underway for the wonderful Idrottens Dag the following day, and so the runners experienced probably the first time ever that a parkrun course has crossed over a temporary ice-skating rink :-)

We had plenty of new faces today, with 34 people running parkrun for the first-time. We also had a bunch more visitors from the UK who came to say hello. parkrun tourism is great for business here (and yes, we have told the Stockholm Tourist Board about that!). We’re now approaching 350 people who have registered for parkrun and the number continues to grow which is great.

First finisher on the men’s side was Timmy Karlsson in 17:25, closely followed this week by Linus Nilsson (17:34) and Alexander Bertholds (17:38). For the women Eef Van Dongen was first over the line in 21:38, with Hillevi Thor in 23:36 and Pernilla Ohlsson in 24:33.

What more? Ah, we should never forget the volunteers of course, without them, there is no parkrun! Thanks volunteers!

Princesses spotted today = 0
Princes spotted today = 0
Strollers/barnvagnar = 1
People running with dogs = 0

Don’t forget that next Saturday there is NO parkrun, due to Topploppet being held in the park. We look forward to seeing you all again on Saturday September 24th. Until then, happy running!

 

Haga parkrun, event 2, run report

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Run report 2

By the time the course was being set-up, the early morning rain had cleared from Hagaparken to leave behind near-perfect running conditions for the 69 runners and walkers who rocked up for Haga parkrun’s second event. There were a few familiar faces from the first week but also a large number of first-timers – great to see that news about parkrun is beginning to spread.

Pernilla Ohlsson took charge of the introduction and brought everyone up to speed on how parkrun works. (Only 9 people were missing barcodes today :-) And we didn’t lose any finishing tokens either :-)

And then we were off. Great to see strollers, dogs, walkers and supporters all there today. First man over the line today was Robin Linten, visiting from the UK, who ran a speedy 17:03. And the first woman with an official time was Ida Burrows in 21:01, setting a new Hagaparken course record in the process. In 50:15, bringing up the rear as our tail runner was Cass Castleton, a parkrun veteran who has now run in every parkrun country with the exception of Canada. Thanks Cass.

Still no sign of Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel in the park, but maybe they will join us one day!

Once again, a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make parkrun happen again this week. We will keep on saying it – parkrun is only possible thanks to the volunteers helping out, so think about helping out once in a while to keep the magic alive!

You can check out the photos of event 2 on the Haga parkrun website here: http://www.parkrun.se/haga/photos/.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to parkrun next Saturday, 10th September. Remember that we have no event the following week, Saturday 17th September, due to Topploppet being held in the park that day.

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