From North to South and East to West, it was a blanket of snow that covered the whole of the region this weekend.
Tough conditions in some places, but when Saturday morning parkruns are a way of life, you can count on the runners and volunteers to come along and keep things on the road. Here’s this week’s snowy photocall form the Nordics:
Not often Fælledparken parkrun sees this much snow on a Saturday morning
Over on the west coast of Denmark, there was just a dusting of snow around the paths of Esbjerg parkrun
The sun sneaks above the horizon at the world’s most northerly parkrun, Festningen parkrun in Trondheim
“The running tights were in the wash” – a brave clothing choice at Løvstien parkrun, Bergen!
Snow is a way of life at the picture postcard Vääksy kanava parkrun
The award for toughest running conditions of the week goes to Tokoinranta parkrun in Helsinki!
More snowy scenes in Denmark at Amager Fælled parkrun, where Jesper Mortensen ran his 259th parkrun (after 9 years of parkrunning!)
The ‘Turning Torso’ is just visible, if you look very closely, at Malmö Ribersborg parkrun
And they’re off! At Tøyen parkrun. Here Peter Hack was first finisher for the first time in 28 runs – try, try and try again and you will succeed!
Haga parkrun was back on this week, after a 3 week absence due to icy conditions. We welcomed visitors from Poland – Lucyna Waruszewska and Alina Wrzalkowska are pictured here passing through the Haga Södra gates on the way to the finish.
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……