Haga parkrun, event #74, run report

Haga parkrun, event #74, run report
 
We had lots of people to thank and to congratulate at this week’s event, with a steady 67 runners, not at all bad considering the conditions. A light layer of snow had fallen overnight, which probably saved the course, which became ‘grippy’ and not so slippy. How much you learn about the different qualities of snow when you live in Sweden!
 
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We had the pleasure of welcoming Sari Helminen (and her husband Ilpo) who is one of the Run Directors at Tampere parkrun, currently Finland’s only parkrun and well worth a visit!
 
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We also celebrated Sarah-Jane Barrable’s 50th parkrun, this time as Tail Walker, the position she has filled in recent weeks after the birth of baby Lara. Congratulations SJ!
 
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We also welcomed tourists from the UK…..and there were shorts on display again!
 
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Two PBs this week, so well done to Patrik ‘Gylle’ Larsson and to the ever-smiling Michele Zazzara!

 
Thanks to the rest of the volunteer team – you couldn’t get a more reliable group than Anna Klöfver, Peter Hansson, Patrick Joyce and Filip Ainouz. Thanks for making everything run so smoothly.
 
And finally, thanks to Kallum Corke for all the amazing photos again. So nice for everyone to see all these! Check out all our photos here.
 
See you all again soon!
 
The Haga parkrun team

 

Haga parkrun, event #73, run report

Another week, another chilly Haga parkrun.
 
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Last week we had potentially the coldest Haga parkrun on record so far and this one pushed it close. It was minus 14oC when we started setting up the course but by the time we were ready to run it was more like a sweltering -11oC! No shorts this week, much to our disappointment, but 33 happy parkrunners joining us in Hagaparken to get some positive energy to start the weekend wonderfully.
 
Thanks to the volunteers who helped out this week – what a set of generous, positive people we had! Mark Aldred is one of our most regular runners, but nursing a small injury, he’s been helping out as a volunteer in the past few weeks, cheering everyone on at the top of the hill. Natasha and Wynand offered to take on the scanning and token duties this week when we needed some help – thank you! Eva Lithman was her cheerful self at the varvningspunkt and Tom O’Gorman took on the role of Tail Walker this week.
 
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We’ll be sad to say a temporary farewell to Emil Råberg, one of our regular parkrunners, who is moving a little further out of town. Today he pushed the first barnvagn around the course! Good luck Emil and see you again soon.
 
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We also welcomed Christer Liljefelt, who’s a regular at Huddinge, which was cancelled this week. So which is the toughest parkrun? His result in Haga: 25:26, compared to his 25:27 PB at Huddinge. Not exactly conclusive evidence!
 
It never ceases to amaze us that in THIS weather with THESE conditions underfoot, people are still setting Personal Bests on the course. Not just a couple of people, but 7 of them! This week’s PB bell is ringing for Kinga Przybylko, Patricia Treichel, Lena Dalenius, Maria Bertuzzi, Michele Zazzara, Maximilian Strobel and Christian Marboe. Well done all of you.
 
Thanks all for a great Saturday morning. See you next week!
 
Official stats below:
Haga parkrun, Event number 73, 3rd March 2018
 
This week 33 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 6 volunteers:
 
Mark ALDRED • Deri THOMAS • Natasha MARASCHIN • Wynand BOSHOFF • Tom O'GORMAN • Eva LITHMAN
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Haga parkrun Results Page.

 

Haga parkrun, event #72, run report

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It was the coldest Haga parkrun on record, with the thermometer dipping down to double digits when we were setting up the course. Mind you, cold weather means of course high pressure and blue skies, and we were rewarded with stunning scenes again at Hagaparken. It was definitely worth the early start.
 
We were a little bit uncertain of who would make the start line today, but we need not have worried – the parkrun faithful weren’t going to let -10oC stop them! Despite the temperatures we had our traditional UK parkrunner shorts on display – it feels cold just looking at the picture!
 
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A mention to Niklas Myfalk this week, who was first over the line for the first time in 19:36 despite this actually being his next slowest time on the course. Nice one Niklas! And amazingly, there were 10 new PBS too on Saturday. Well done all of you.
 
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At the finish, everyone helped themselves to a homemade parkrun medal, made with lots of parkrun love.
 
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They were on proud display afterwards, before people drifted away to get warm, or to join us at Espresso House for our weekly fika. Once we arrived there, it was nice to meet Daniel, Nubia and Claire who hadn’t quite made it for the parkrun, but came along for the fika anyway!
 

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Thanks to the volunteers this week as always. Mark Aldred took his position at the top of the Koppertälten hill for the second week running, and Peter, Patrick and Anna took charge at the finish area, running things perfectly. We had another results training session in the café afterwards – you never know, we may soon have some new Run Directors in place at Haga!
 
Another week of cold weather and snow awaits, but we have faith in the team at the Kungliga Hovstaterna, who take care of the park so brilliantly, and we are almost certain to be able to go ahead on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you then!

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