News - 2nd November 2016

Keeping warm in the winter!


November has arrived, and with it a rather abrupt change in the weather! But if you’re lacking motivation to get yourself out for a run, then look no further than parkrun – we will be there every Saturday for you, so make it a date in your diary!


Unlike regular running races, with parkrun you don’t need to collect a number or anything else beforehand, so you can literally arrive at the start line a couple of minutes before parkrun begins. Jogging to the start is a perfect way to warm up. And we promise we will keep the welcome talks short!


Use plenty of layers to keep warm, and to be able to adjust your temperature if you become too warm/too cold. Don’t forget a hat and gloves. You should be a little bit cool (but not freezing cold) at the start.


Change out of wet clothes as soon as possible after you finish. Bring a change of clothes so that you can do this straight after the race. Remember you can always come to the café after Haga parkrun – it takes just a couple of minutes to get there and they have a toilet where you can get changed, plus of course have a hot drink.\

In fact, it’s probably tougher to be a volunteer in the winter – so remember when you volunteer to wrap up warm! Luckily we even have knitted warmers for the scanners, courteousy of some dedicated parkrun grannies in the UK (honestly!)

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