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!
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……