This week’s article is tinged with sadness, but Tessa is remembered for the special memories that she and her owner have had together over many years – parkrun is very privileged to have been a part of Tessa’s journey.
I just wanted to pass on to the Hagley parkrun team that my beautiful dog Tessa passed away on Monday. After 14 years and 117 parkruns her legs finally gave in and she could go no more. Her last run was on the 9th Feb and she struggled around for 2 kms’ before she had to stop.
Even last Saturday when she couldn’t even get out of bed, she knew it was parkrun time, and the tail started wagging as she tried to get up and then I knew the end was close – we both missed the parkrun that day.
Every parkrun we did together, she would bark and bark with excitement until the gun went off, and for that reason I always stood aside, so to this day I’ve never heard what is talked about in the pre- race chat.
Thank you to you and your parkrun team for making Saturdays mornings over the last 3 years such a special time for Tessa and I. – Regards Chris Averill, Hagley
In last week’s update we confirmed that all parkrun events across the world will remain closed until at least this calendar month. In some parkrun countries that message was entirely expected, as they are still relatively early in their efforts to overcome the challenge presented to them by COVID-19. However, some other parkrun countries are experiencing significant…
The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them. This week it’s Poland, and Country Manager Jakub Fedorowicz tells us all about the history of parkrun Polska. This year parkrun Poland will celebrate its 9th anniversary. The first…