We congratulate our parkrun friends in France on their brilliant Soccer World Cup win the day after celebrating Bastille Day!
Anita, Country Manager of parkrun France, has some lovely words to say and expresses it so simply about the importance of sport and friendship. Bien fait!
This is a direct translation from the newsletter:
What a fabulous weekend of sport we have just experienced !!
On Saturday, many of you took part in your Saturday morning running meeting. 71 of you, participated in their very first parkrun in France! Bravo.
Because of the special date of July 14th, we could see pretty pictures of parkruns in the colors of the tricolor on social networks. As below:
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who played the game to dress up or show somehow blue, white or red.
Sunday, what to say about Sunday except that it is difficult not to be proud of our great team of France and its victory in the World Cup Football 2018.
We obviously know that football is not necessarily the cup of tea for everyone, but beyond sport, we can not help but say that cohesion, team spirit and sharing achieve beautiful things …
This is valid for a group of 23 players and their staff at the other end of the world, for an entire country that celebrates a victory full of symbols or for communities of parkrunneurs in the 4 corners of the world who meet every Saturday morning for to achieve something positive for and with others.
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