Last weekend I was still back in the UK as I was going to be running the London Marathon on the Sunday. But first it was parkrunday, the day formerly known as Saturday, and in London I had an enormous choice available, have a look at the map of parkruns below!
In the end I plumped for Southwark parkrun, as it was a handy location for both where I was staying and also for the Marathon Expo. I’m glad I did as they were hosting a London Marathon themed parkrun special, with special signs, loads of marshals cheering people out on the course, and the London marathon music playing on the speakers.
I jumped in to help with handing out the finish tokens, which was a lot of fun but pretty intense with 475 people running that day! (This was an attendance record for the parkrun by over 100 runners). People had come from all over the country and indeed all over the world to take part in the parkrun, and it was a great atmosphere. The video below shows the start of the parkrun to give you a flavour of it!
My tokens assistant was no other than Paul Marteletti (the Spiderman in the image above), who holds the world record for running the fastest marathon in a superhero costume, 2:29:57. Great that someone like that is also involved at a local level and being part of the parkrun community.
One day we hope that in Sweden we can have that many runners attending a single event!
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This past weekend was a great landmark in the short history of parkrun in the Nordics. Thanks to the turnout in Örebro, the attendance record for a single event was broken, beating the previous record of 146 runners from Amager Faelled parkrun in Denmark some years ago. It was also the highest number of…