Time flies when you are having fun - or when you are busy! But a Haga parkrun week would not be a Haga parkrun week unless we wrote a little run report and gave ourselves a reminder that we were all awesome and turned up to run Haga parkrun last Saturday! Last week we had the pleasure of hosting a 'club event' with our friends at Club Running Sweden.
They provided pacers for different finish times (20, 23, 25, 27 and 30 minutes) and also helped with a great volunteer turnout around the course to cheer on all the 66 runners whom we welcomed to the park on Saturday. We all thought that it was a great success and something that we would like to do again. We had some feedback that people really enjoyed having the pacers, and that's something we'll aim to do again.
The day was also memorable as we celebrated the 100th parkrun for both Natasha and Wynand, our South African parkrun friends who are making their lives in Sweden. They first arrived in Stockholm in the snowy winter and have been a near constant presence at Haga parkrun ever since, making friends, volunteering and generally being a huge positive spirit for the group. So it was great that they could celebrate their 100th parkrun with us, and of course, crossed the line together. Lucky we had (just!) managed to bake a cake......
A big thanks too for Christer Schapiro, who took the photos today. A little step above what we are used to on the picture front! Go check them out, we have been spoiled.
Come and join us on Saturday and capture the last few weeks of autumn with us in Hagaparken. It's a long time before we see those leaves again!
Below are the official stats from Saturday:
Haga parkrun, Event number 56, 21st October 2017
This week 66 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Deri THOMAS • Anna FREW • Leo HEEMSKERK • Gabriella REINER • Nina FAGERHOLM • Christer SCHAPIRO • Annika BJÖRKMAN • Mats EMILSON • Åsa PÄRLERED • Mikael ALTINGER • E Maria CARLSSON • Eva-Lena EIREFELT • Per-Ola KARLSSON • Patrik Gylle LARSSON • Torkel SKOGMAN • Farahnaz SUNDELL • Katrin ENGELMARK • Malin BÖRJESSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Haga parkrun Results Page.
Johan SÖDERLUND (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:00 - second time in 2 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Nikolai HERRMANN (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:04 - was first to finish once before.
Eva HARDELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (25th overall) over the line in 23:27 - first appearance.
Elisabeth KVARNSTRÖM (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (26th overall) over the line in 23:33.
Caroline MANNING (SW30-34) of Kent AC, was third (29th overall) over the line in 23:47 - was first to finish once before.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Svante WETTERLING (VM60-64) – 79.55% for the time 20:42 (12th overall).
Andreas NYHLÉN (VM45-49) – 78.84% for the time 18:07 (4th overall).
Sjur JENSEN (VM50-54) – 76.50% for the time 19:26 (6th overall).
The female record is held by Yoie BOHLIN who recorded a time of 17:30 on 10th June 2017 (event number 38).
The male record is held by Jere PAJUNEN who recorded a time of 15:56 on 29th July 2017 (event number 45).
The Age Grade course record is held by Yoie BOHLIN who recorded 84.57% (17:30) on 10th June 2017 (event number 38).
Haga parkrun started on 27th August 2016. Since then 1,210 participants have completed 3,081 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,405 km, including 598 new Personal Bests.