Haga parkrun #130 run report – the pre-Stockholm Marathon parkrun

An impressive 103 runners and a handful of volunteers turned up for this week’s parkrun in Hagaparken. As usual there was a healthy mix of locals and tourists. A large contingency of the tourists were from the UK, but Finland, Denmark and Russia were also represented to name but a few.

 

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The conditions in the park were ideal and although the Swedish winter does have charm in its own right, for the next couple of months the park is at its beautiful best. The park wardens deserve a lot of praise for all their hard work in making Haga Park one of the finest parks in Europe.

 
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Of the 103 runners this week just less than a third had completed 50 or more parkruns and an impressive 18 runners this week had completed more than 100 parkruns. Well done to all of you.

 

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As always, a big thanks to our volunteers. Mia, Anna and Leo made sure your results were collected without any issues whilst Tim and Sussie were out on the course as Marshal and Tail Walker respectively.

 

A special mention this week to those runners and volunteers who went on to run the Stockholm marathon later in the day. Also, to the families who ran together, always nice to see a family running together in the true spirit of parkrun. And thank you to Ronnie Eriksson who took some fantastic pictures that we have put up on our Facebook page.
 
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It really feels like parkrun is gaining momentum in Sweden now and hopefully its popularity will continue to grow over the coming months and years. Please continue to spread the word so that both the number of runners and volunteers continue to increase.

 

Enjoy the rest of your week and hopefully see as many of you as possible again soon.

 

Paul