This weekend we will reach an important landmark for parkrun Sweden – the combined total of everyone running parkruns in Sweden is now the equivalent of running around the world! 40,050 km is that distance, and even with the winter weather that we have with us now, we’re pretty certain to pass this total this weekend.
Last time it was measured, by SVT in May 2017, it was the distance from Earth to Mars and back again……but that was 30 million kilometres and one million parkrun registrations ago – things move quickly in parkrun world.
Of course that’s nothing though, in comparison to what the global figures are for parkrun! In December 2017 parkrun Global posted the following on Twitter:
‘On Monday we will almost certainly pass 149,597,870,700 metres, completed at parkrun…..Meaning parkrunners will have walked, jogged, and ran the average distance between the Earth and the sun!’
All for free, with every event organised by teams of volunteers.
It’s that wonderful time of year again when Swedes celebrate the most magical, ideoligical event which is known as ”midsommar”. I mean what’s not to like about some pickled herring, a ”few” shots of schnapps, and hopping around a pole like a frog (I kid you not!) Midsummer is celebrated quite religiously by virtually…
Maija-Liisa Ström, is 82 years young and loves jogging, in fact quite a few kilometers every week: “Younger people think too easily that we older people can’t do this or that”, says Maija-Liisa. She is a regular figure at Tampere parkrun in Finland and well liked by everyone there. People with colourful clothes are assembling…