When parkrunners Alan and Janet Smith got talking to some other runners making their way to Bushy parkrun two years ago, they were amazed to hear about their experiences of running hundreds of parkrun in Denmark. The conversation stuck in their heads, so when, two years later, they were over in Copenhagen for the weekend, they wondered if they would bump into their Danish friends again….
“We met Helene, Henrik and Sinaq by chance on the bus when we were all heading to the home of parkrun at Bushy Park in London two years ago almost to the day. We had a lovely chat and were amazed to hear about how many parkruns they had completed (Editor’s note: currently 1161 parkruns between the three family members with Henrik leading the way on 444 parkruns, as of last week) and how your parkrun was the first outside of Britain. We then had the incredible experience of running with a thousand others around Bushy Park then the super efficient double funnel system to cope with all the finishers.
When we decided to visit wonderful Copenhagen for a short holiday we, of course, wanted to run a parkrun. We checked your results and were delighted to see the Muller’s were still regular runners and volunteers so we couldn’t possibly choose anywhere other than Amager Fælled. After a lovely reception and very enjoyable run we had a very happy reunion with all three of the family. A perfect morning and an example of all that’s great about parkrun.
Alan & Janet Smith (A1246208 & A1228728)
We’re glad to say that all the Danish events were able to go ahead on Saturday, but an icy grip took hold in the rest of the Nordics, with only 5 events across the other three countries beating the freeze. This meant that we had just 13 events go ahead this past weekend, but…
Since 2011, my mother (Who now has 250+ runs) tried to persuade me to run parkrun with her, she knew I enjoyed running. Sadly I was working every Saturday morning, and was therefore unable to participate. However in 2014 I changed jobs and was able to try it out. Obviously I loved it……