Nyheter - 26th September 2018
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A wild and windy weekend across the Nordics!

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This weekend Storm Knud passed over Scandinavia and brought some fairly horrible weather across our region. Fortunately most of the bad weather had passed before it was time to parkrun, but the storm left a trail of destruction in its wake, with 3 events having fallen trees over the courses.

 

As we’ve previously written, our first concern is always safety for parkrunners, and with this tree (see below), and others covering the run route, Skatås parkrun took the decision to cancel Saturday’s event.

 

fallen tree skatås

 

Meanwhile in Uppsala they were able to move the fallen tree from the route in time for the start and even managed this ‘Tail Walker Selfie’ later in the day.

 

Tailie selfie

 

In Örebro this Russian tourist couldn’t resist stopping to take a photo of the local wildlife

 

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The traditional ‘jump shot’ at Huddinge parkrun was a beauty!

 

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At Haga parkrun it was the 100th event, but 30 minutes before the start, the heavens REALLY opened and things weren’t looking so positive!
Haga rain
Afterwards these amazing cakes were provided thanks to Guillermo Maturana!

 

haga cakes

 

And the weather in Oslo for Toyen parkrun looked great for the 93 runners who completed the course there

 

toyen start

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This week’s photos – from the events that beat the ice!

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…

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From Denmark to Dresden, with parkrun love!

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……