True to predictions, we woke on Saturday to a beautiful blue sky and a wonderful day of weather at Hagaparken. People arrived a little earlier, everyone was a little warmer and the blue sky lifted everyone’s spirits. We even had some new parkrun tape to mark out the funnel (did anyone notice?!) for the 44 runners who finished today.
Great fun to have Gunnar Duren on the start line this morning. For those who don’t know Gunnar has been setting numerous age-grade records over the past few years. Today was no different and with his time of 18.15, Gunnar took the Age-Grage course record with a score of 82.83%. Tough but not impossible to beat I would suggest!
We also had the pleasure of having Mohsen - ‘the café guy’ – with us on the start line. This week he made it round one loop of the park before he had to hurry back to get the kanelbullar in the oven, but he promises he will be back. Great to see so many of you join us in the café afterwards, everyone is always very welcome!
This week’s PB congratulations go out to Jesper Andrell, Wongani Mwanza, Krystal Neumann, Olof Wetterling, Sarah-Jane Barrable, Svante Wetterling, Mark Aldred, Slimane Bouabbane, Harriet Brinton, Rebecca Rosier and Ulla-Maja Hedman Persson. 18 new faces as well today, we hope that you enjoyed your first taste of parkrun Sweden.
And a couple more statistics.
Raindrops fallen at parkrun to date = 0
Princesses spotted at parkrun to date = 1
Yes, that’s right, Princess Victoria was spotted out walking the course this Saturday morning! Apparently, she was busy on her mobile so the parkrun photo opportunity was missed for this time but perhaps she was just out scouting in preparation for next week’s run……
Thanks also to Colm for taking some great photos this Saturday. Go and have a look if you haven’t done so already.
Finally, below are the official statistics for the placings from this Saturday. Have a great week everyone and see you on Saturday.
Haga parkrun, Event number 9, 29th October 2016
Hector HAINES (SM25-29) of Hunters Bog Trotters, was first over the line in 17:12 - second time in 2 appearances.
Jesper ANDRELL (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:24.
Abdisalam HUSSEIN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:36.
Krystal NEUMANN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 20:31 - second time in 2 appearances.
Sarah-Jane BARRABLE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (14th overall) over the line in 21:05.
Caroline MANNING (SW30-34) of Kent AC, was third (17th overall) over the line in 22:03.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Gunnar DURÉN (VM50-54) was graded 82.83% for the time 18:15 (4th overall).
Hector HAINES (SM25-29) was graded 75.00% for the time 17:12 (first overall).
Abdisalam HUSSEIN (SM30-34) was graded 74.53% for the time 17:36 (third overall).
This week there were 44 runners, of whom 18 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
Haga parkrun started on 27th August 2016, and since then 323 different runners, including participants from 43 athletics clubs, have completed 542 runs covering a total distance of 2,710 km, and there have been 84 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Louise MARKSTEDT who ran in a time of 00:20:13 on 1st October 2016 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Hector HAINES who ran in a time of 00:16:28 on 1st October 2016 (event number 5).
The Age Grade course record is held by Gunnar DURÉN who recorded a 82.83% run (18:15) on 29th October 2016 (event number 9).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Haga parkrun Results Page.