What happened in Sweden yesterday? Well, thanks to President Trump, the eyes of the world were on Sweden, wondering what happened there on Saturday? Of course, it was the 23rd Haga parkrun! And the crowds of runners reached past the Washington Monument and all the way to Norrtull……
This week we actually had 45 runners on the start line, most timing their arrival to perfection, rocking up in the final few minutes before the 9.30 start. Very wise in the cold weather! Familiar faces and new, old and young, locals and parkrun tourists, we had a great range of people joining us on Saturday.
Conditions were decent enough on the course, though there were still a few icy patches to contend with at the top of the hill by the Kopptälten. Spring is in the air though, and we hope that soon all talk of ice and snow will be at an end for a while.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped to make the parkrun magic happen on Saturday, especially the family teams headed up by Erik and Nathan who were out on the course cheering people on. All that support is much appreciated!
First over the line was ‘Unknown Runner’ (except we knew who he was, Christopher Salmen, and we hope he will have a barcode next time!), followed by Filip Ainouz in 17:41 and Svend Jacobson in 19:09. The ladies filled the overall spots 5-8, with Rachel Haines in 20:51 leading the way from Riina Kuuselo, Caroline Manning and Sarah-Jane Barrable. Lots of PBs too, so congratulations to all of you (Alf Tumble, Rachel Haines, Riina Kuuselo, Jamie Johnson, Laura Bradley, Taina Andreev, Guillermo Maturana, Anna Mitman and Frida Pragsten) plus everyone else who turned up and ran on Saturday morning.
Thanks too to Colm for another bunch of great snaps from this weekend. Remember to go in and have a look at the pics here. There's loads to see.
See you again on Saturday!