Haga 100 – a celebration!

It was another chance to celebrate on Saturday, reaching our 100th parkrun in style!
 
It wasn't the best of starts to the day, with the horrendous weather meaning that at 9.10 all the volunteers were huddled under a tree, waiting for the rain to subside. How many people would dare to come out of their homes when it was like this?!
 
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Well, the answer came a few minutes later as the rain eased, and from the direction of Vasastan came a large crowd of dedicated parkrunners making their way to the start line.
 

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We have so many people to thank for this wonderful day:
 
All the volunteers that made this day possible:
Deri THOMAS • Anna IHME • Christer SCHAPIRO • Peter HANSSON • Karin WETTERLING • Svante WETTERLING • Jeanna FERGUSSON • Patrick JOYCE • Anna KLÖFVER • Cong WANG
 
Christer Schapiro, for some wonderful photos of the day, like these two:
 
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Do go and have a look at them all! http://www.parkrun.se/haga/photos/
 
Guillermo Maturana for the amazing Haga 100 cakes, and Mark Aldred for transporting them to the event
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Anna Ihme for the tasty apple slices (and for everything else)
 
All the runners and everyone else who has supported us over the first 100 events!
 
And finally ongratulations too to Caroline Manning who was completing her 200th run on Saturday and who has run more Haga parkruns than anyone else (we think)!
 
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Haga parkrun, event #99, run report

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Haga parkrun #99, the final countdown to #100! The rain pounded down on the window sill when some of us woke up early this Saturday morning on 15 September in Stockholm. For a moment the warm dry bed seemed like a better idea than getting out into the chilly rainy outdoors, but that moment didn’t last long because experience has taught many of us that once we’re out of bed and out our door and in the park with our running shoes on, we rarely regret that we got up and out regardless of the weather. Nonetheless, once most of us were in the park, the rain had stopped, and the morning turned out to provide quite comfortable running conditions.

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For our 99th Haga parkrun event, we were happy to have a great turnout with 85 people running, jogging or walking and 11 people volunteering. We were also happy to welcome 31 first timers to Haga parkrun, including many visitors from the UK, and some from Australia and Poland. We hope you enjoyed your visit and run in Hagaparken!

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It is impressive to see that 20 participants recorded new personal bests and that 20 participants are in the 50, 100 or 250 parkruns milestones clubs! It is also quite impressive that the 85 participants this week together have completed 3212 parkruns in total, and that since Haga parkrun started a little over two years ago, a total of 6160 parkruns have been completed in Hagaparken. Well done!

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Last but not least, such impressive records as above would not have been possible without the impressive work of all the volunteers who make parkrun happen week after week. So a great thank you to this week’s wonderful volunteers! Claire and Anna organized the parkrun materials and volunteers, including setting up the course and the start/finish area. Deri, Klara, Leo and Jeanna were course marshals who guided and cheered on the runners along the course, not only with their voices and hi-vi vests, but also with many high-fives and homemade supportive signs! Peter, Mats, Claes and Hugh were start and finish marshals, keeping track of finish times, position tokens and barcode scans. And finally Lynette, visiting from Newy parkrun Australia, was Tail Walker and ensured that everyone who wanted to finish crossed the finish line.

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We hope to see many of you next week for Haga parkrun #100! It will be a special event and milestone for Haga parkrun to celebrate! Welcome!

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Haga run report, event #97

A nice Saturday morning invited for a great ParkRun

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This week 94 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
First male to cross the finish line was Alexander Bertholds and the first female Mandica Anusic
The event was made possible by 6 volunteers:

Leo HEEMSKERK • Jenny HEEMSKERK • Mija THOMAS • Scott WALLACE • Jeanna FERGUSSON • Anna KLÖFVER
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Haga parkrun Results Page.
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 2,086 participants have completed 5,997 parkruns covering a total distance of 29,985 km, including 1,033 new Personal Bests.

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