Haga parkrun, Event 55, Run Report

A rather grey and rainy Saturday morning was not enough to deter 71 runners from their weekly 5km run around beautiful Haga parken. This week we welcomed 20 first-timers, including visitors from Bushy Park, London, home of the very first parkrun! We hope you all enjoyed your run and fika afterwards.

This week one of volunteers, Peter HANSSON, celebrated his 25th time volunteering at Haga. All of us at Haga parkrun would like to thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm - including your 'cold dance' which, no doubt, will be seen again soon!

This week's results were brought to you by not one but FOUR run directors! After a stressful session in Expresso House where the stopwatch refused to connect to the computer the first of our 4 (Claire) had a trip down to Älvsjö to meet with run director number 2 (Colm from Huddinge) to try and use his laptop and cables. This didn't work either so run director 3 (Matt from Orebro) collected the kit from Claire and delivered it to run director number 4 (Deri) who had to resort to getting the times off the stop watch manually! This is why your results were late, but in the end 1 stopwatch could not defeat the combined efforts of 4 RDs!

This week 71 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The full list of today's volunteers is:

Claire WARD-PASSEY • Paul BALSOM • Anna FREW • Eva-Lena EIREFELT • Mija THOMAS • Olof WETTERLING • Peter HANSSON • Patrick JOYCE

And the data about who was fastest:

Male placings:
Nick BARRABLE (VM40-44) of Tonbridge AC, was first over the line in 18:00 - second time in 13 appearances.
Allan CHRISTIE (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:10.
Niklas MYLFALK (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:18.

Female placings:
Sarah BEALE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 22:42 - third time in 11 appearances.
Catherine BARRY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (14th overall) over the line in 23:04.
Cecilia BERTHOLDS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (15th overall) over the line in 23:06.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Nick BARRABLE (VM40-44) – 77.59% for the time 18:00 (first overall).
Niklas MYLFALK (VM40-44) – 76.87% for the time 18:18 (third overall).
Allan CHRISTIE (VM35-39) – 73.03% for the time 18:10 (second overall).

We hope you all have a great week and look forwards to seeing you on Saturday when we have Club Running Sweden acting as pacers to help you to a PB!

Happy running :-)
The Haga team