Clear skies and chilly temperatures were the theme to this week’s parkruns in the Nordics, with every event being run in sub-zero temperatures for the first time this year. It was a morning when anyone getting up early for parkrun was rewarded with stunning scenes to warm the spirits, whatever the temperature.
The sun creeps over the horizon at Nordre Fælled parkrun, Randers
A nice reminder that parkrun is something that the whole family can do together, again at Nordre Fælled parkrun
This time the frost is covering Amager Fælled parkrun
Nearly 50 runners were at Malmö Ribersborg parkrun where Event Director Phil Dunstan was Tail Walker this week
And the event was visited by the newspaper Sydsvenskan which wrote this great article about the Malmö event
Cold enough to make gloves freeze at Tøyen parkrun!
This week’s volunteer team from Tøyen parkrun
Good morning from Örebro parkrun!
The always beautiful Vääksy kanava parkrun in Finland
Haga parkrun was cancelled due to ice again this week, so Haga parkrunners went on tour to visit Uppsala parkrun instead and enjoy the wonderful parkrun café afterwards!
Celebrating 250 parkruns in style at Fælledparken parkrun
Ready for the start at Fælledparken parkrun
Plenty of snow had fallen at Festningen parkrun, Trondheim
And we love this photo of Tony Jennings, a visitor from Australia who has been touring around Nordic events, also at Festningen parkrun
It was down to -14oC at the start of Tampere parkrun…..
……which is pretty cold, as demonstrated by Brazilian parkrunner Cristian Cardozo
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……