The first ever Tokoinranta parkrun started on Saturday the 29th of September. We couldn’t have hoped for better weather, with clear blue skies and crisp morning temperatures of just below freezing, it was the perfect day to kick off. After marking a few places on the course, where cyclists and pedestrians cross, the volunteer briefing was given and the marshals set off to take their places.
Around 09:00 to 09:20 a steady stream of people kept showing up. In the end, we had 78 registered runners show up and once the Run Directors briefing was given, it was time to send the runners off. The runners followed the lead cyclist around the out an back course, the fastest runner crossed the finish line in under 18 minutes. Some used the entire hour, which was what we hoped for that all types of runners showed up. We even had a few runners with dogs show up even an entire family that ran together.
We’d like to thank the Tampere parkrun people for their massive support. Also the parkrun Nordics for their support. Now we will make small changes in order to improve next weeks parkrun! We hope to see you there and at La Torrefazione Hakaniemi, which got excellent grades from our runners!
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