News - 10th November 2016

Celebrating a milestone!


As we’ve only been in existence for 10 weeks, I thought we would have to wait a while before we reached our first milestone t-shirt.


You receive a t-shirt, free of charge (you just need to pay the postage) after you’ve run 50, 100, 250 and now even 500 parkruns (now that’s a lot of parkruns). The t-shirts look great and people rightly tend to be very proud of them!


But this past week, looking through the results we noticed that Harriet Brinton, who’s recently moved to Stockholm from the UK, was on 49 runs and so it was soon time to celebrate her achievement of making it to 50 parkruns. Harriet started running at Oxford parkrun in May 2015 and has a PB of 26:37 from Oxford, which is on a flatter route than Haga.


Harriet says: ‘I’m really happy that parkrun was here in Stockholm – having only moved over a few months ago and not really knowing anyone, it’s been a great thing for me at weekends and I hope it continues to build in popularity as it’s a lovely course. I know the Oxford parkrunners are keen to make a trip over!’


We look forward to celebrating many more milestones in due course, including those earned entirely in Sweden, maybe by the end of 2017!


The t-shirts are manufactured by Tribe Sports, and whilst you wait to earn your Milestone t-shirt, you can also get hold of an Apricot t-shirt from their website. You can even personalise your t-shirt with ‘Haga’ on the chest. All profits go directly back to parkrun.


Happy parkrunning everyone!

Deri Thomas
Country Manager, parkrun Sweden

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