Örebro parkrun #84 run report – Xmas parkrun

A new volunteer record across Sweden with 54 across 7 events and a fantastic 14 here in Örebro!

This was our 2nd Xmas parkrun and again it didn't disappoint, with 125 people turning up to complete our wintry 5 km course out and around Rynningeviken. The week leading up to Saturday our expert team of elves had been out inspecting the course on a daily basis and with help from Örebro kommun, who I must say have been great with us throughout our inception, we decided the course was good to go. A total of 14 wonderful volunteers ensured we were going to have a super "mysigt" Xmas parkrun, with snow, open-fires, pepparkakor, glögg and even 100 home baked cinnamon buns and lussekatter!

Warmth and friendship around the parkrun fire

Yesterday we set a new record for the amount of volunteers at the 7 events across Sweden with 54 wonderful souls helping out, including 14 in Örebro. We had dedicated fire-starters, glögg-monitors, extra marshals on the course together with our usual band of amazing people that make parkrun so much fun week in week out. The atmosphere yesterday was so wonderful and it's such a great way to both celebrate Xmas and parkrun 2018, what we have achieved and community we are building.

Both local TV and Radio wanted a piece of us yesterday!

Clip from SVT Nyheter Örebro

Clip from SR Radio P4 i Örebro

Tomte, pepparkaksgubbe and Xmas jumpers were popular yesterday!

Thanks so much to everyone that took part and all the awesome volunteers yesterday that made our Xmas edition of parkrun such a memorable day. A special thanks to everyone that contributed with pepparkakor, glögg, varmsaft, etc, showing what an incredible community we continue to build.

On a final note Örebro parkrun would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors at our Xmas event:
Löpex Sport
Trafikbutiken i Örebro

Sara & Micke - winners of 250kr vouchers at Löpex Sport för best costumes

Winners of best "kids costumes" - prizes sponsored by Örebro parkrun

Nicklas - person who volunteered the most times (35) during 2018 - prize sponsored by ÅF

Andrew - winner of lottery from all those who volunteered during 2018

That's it for this time, see you all next week for Örebro parkrun #85

Today's parkrun's pictures were taken by Jimmy, so thanks as ever. Here is a link to all of the pictures from Örebro parkrun, ever!

This week 125 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Matt FORD • Ulrika FORD • Karl KIND • Julia HAMMARSTRÖM • Viveka PÅLHED • Lotta PERSSON • Tony BERGMAN • Märta SJÖGREN • Jimmy GLINNERÅS • Nicklas FORSLING • Pontus ÅKERLING • Louise PÅLHED • Åsa SÄÄKSJÄRVI • Kristin ÖHMAN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Örebro parkrun Results Page:

The male record is held by Tim SUNDSTRÖM who recorded a time of 15:52 on 3rd June 2017 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Karin FORSBERG who recorded a time of 18:10 on 18th August 2018 (event number 67).
The Age Grade course record is held by Åsa HÖÖG who recorded 84.38% (19:12) on 14th April 2018 (event number 49).

Örebro parkrun started on 8th April 2017. Since then 1,005 participants have completed 4,822 parkruns covering a total distance of 24,110 km, including 1,030 new Personal Bests. A total of 107 individuals have volunteered 704 times.
Matt Ford
Event Director Örebro parkrun