It was a weekend of records being broken across the Nordics. First of all, it was the first time that we had over 1000 finishers at parkruns across the Nordic region, definitely a cause for celebration!
Some of the record breaking runners in Norway, from Tøyen parkrun
Then it was also a country record for participants in Norway, the second highest figure ever for Demark and Sweden, and a new course record attendance for Amager Strandpark parkrun.
Two happy runners from Amager Strandpark parkrun
Waiting for the start at Skatås parkrun
A bumper turnout at Amager Fælled parkrun
But it’s not just about the numbers of course, there was a whole lot of fun and enjoyment had by everyone too! Thanks to everyone who made this a special weekend for parkrun here in the North.
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