Haga parkrun, event #85, run report

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The 85th Haga parkrun on June 9 was yet another sunny Saturday in beautiful Hagaparken this incredibly sunny late spring and early summer in Stockholm. Whether energized or exhausted by the sun, 80 parkrunners made it from start to finish. Great to see some finishers from last week’s very warm Stockholm Marathon back at Haga, looking recovered and fit for more finishes!
 

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Again, and what has become characteristic of many parkruns, this week’s parkrun at Haga included a great mix of both first time and very experienced parkrunners, across ages and ambitions, from both the local and global parkrun community. A warm welcome to the 17 of you who were first timers at Haga parkrun! We hope you enjoyed the run and that we’ll see you again soon!
 

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A big applause to the 15 of you who recorded new personal bests. We wish you the best of luck towards your new personal goals and bests! Another applause to the 10 of you who each have made one of the various parkrun milestone clubs with more than 50 or 100 parkruns, often also including the volunteer milestone club. Your continuous commitment and participation in parkrun are impressive and inspiring. We hope you are inspired to reach your next parkrun milestones!
 

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A special applause to Carol Austin who ran her 150th parkrun and Wynand Boshoff who ran his 50th Haga parkrun. Carol has run her 150 parkruns at 28 different parkruns, including two parkruns at Haga, in addition to volunteering over 100 times. Wynand has run a total of 121 parkruns at 20 different parkruns while also being a helpful volunteer at Haga parkrun, his present home event since the beginning of 2017.
 
Our parkrun photographer Nele captured Wynand celebrating his 50th Haga parkrun with an acrobatic handstand out on the course! That's putting a nice twist on a milestone parkrun!
 

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Last but not least, a warm applause to all 13 volunteers who made Haga parkrun number 85 possible. Thank you Anna F, Anna K, Filip, Jenny A, Jenny H, Leo, Mia, Mija, Nele, Peter, Sarah-Jane, Stefan and Åsa for your positive energy, willingness to help and great job at all the different volunteer tasks! Being a big team with over ten volunteers is always great – to share not only the work but also the joy of keeping parkrun running!
 

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Thank you, all runners, volunteers and other supporters, for this week!
 

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Haga parkrun, run report, event #84

Temperatures in the mid 20’s greeted the 70 participants for Hagaparkrun. It was a strange sight to see runners and walkers alike taking shelter from the sun's already powerful rays before the start gun sounded at 09.30. All those that would later participate in Stockholm marathon were spared a thought as 5km in beautiful Hagaparken felt like a far wiser option as temperatures climbed towards 30 degrees.
 
As always there was a fantastic mix of locals and tourists, first timers and regulars, young and old ready to take on a balmy 5km in central Stockholm. Conditions in Hagaparken were optimal for running, the lush greenery of the park providing welcome protection from the sun. 7 parkrunners set new PB’s so a big shout out to Viktor Gårdö, Lennart Jansson, Falken Falk, Micke Josefsson, Torbjörn Nordström, Rune Nilsson and Lena Landqvist. 24 participants on Saturday were first timers to Haga parkrun and we hope to see you all again in the coming weeks and months.
 
It wasn’t just runners and walkers that braved the tropical weather with our fantastic volunteer team ensuring that Hagaparkrun was a memorable experience for all that participated. This weeks heros in high viz were Anna Klöfver,  August Frew,  Hugh McCarthy,  Karin Wetterling,  Mats Forsberg,  Mija Thomas,  Natasha Maraschin,  Peter Hansson and Wynand Boshoff.
 
See you on Saturday where, if the forecast can be trusted, we are in for another superbly sunny 5km in majestic Hagaparken.

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