Haga parkrun #115, we’re back baby!


Yes, it felt good to be back! 3 weeks feels like a long time to be away from parkrun, and we always worry that with long breaks we will lose one of the key simple things to know about parkrun – that parkrun is on every single Saturday and that you don’t ever have to wonder whether it is on or not. But let’s look on the positive side – now we are back in business, more snow has fallen, the temperatures have dropped a little and we hope for some winter continuity as we continue through April.
Haga tents
46 people came to the start line on our return to the park, and they were rewarded with a stunning morning, cold temperatures but still, with the sun battling to break through the clouds and bathe the parkrun in light.
haga forest
Our photographer for the week Jeff Wang was based up by the Koppartälten and first took some great photos with the tents in the background and then a forest backdrop on the second lap.
Polish visitors to Haga
We welcomed some tourists to the park on this snowy Saturday, including from the UK and from Poland. Thanks to our friend Karol Waruszewski for this beautiful picture of Alina and Lucyna coming through the Haga Södra gates.
Great to see so many of our runners getting closer to achieving their ‘50’ milestone t-shirts. We look forward to celebrating many such occasions throughout the coming year.
We were delighted to have guests from Huddinge parkrun today, including social media whizz Johan Faxer and the Event Director and former Haga parkrun volunteer regular Colm O’Callaghan. Colm’s been out of action from running for a while, but showed that the engine can still purr into action when it’s asked, crossing the line in second place in 21:00. We’re looking forward to the return of Huddinge parkrun when the spring arrives.
4th place
Our fourth placed runner this week was a passer-by who chanced on Haga parkrun and joined in this week’s run! We hope that our mystery 'unknown' runner will be back for more (it sounded like he would be!)
This week’s Tail Walker was regular Sarah-Jane Barrable who did rather well in the Winter Run later in the evening, coming third in the women’s 10km event. Remember us when you’re famous SJ!
As always, a big thank you to this week’s volunteers:
Deri THOMAS • August FREW • Sarah-Jane BARRABLE • Jeanna FERGUSSON • Anna KLÖFVER • Jeff WANG.
We reached another volunteer milestone this week – 1000 volunteering instances from the 195 different people who have helped out at Haga parkrun. Thanks to you all!
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Hagaparken next Saturday morning!