News - 8th December 2016

Course inspections, cancellations & the winter that doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going…

Icy not icy

As you will know, last week we decided to cancel Haga parkrun, due to the dangerously icy conditions out there on the course.


We’ll always err on the side of caution when it comes to safety – I know of a couple of people who are slipped on the ice whilst out running and broken bones – ice is nothing to be messed with!


Yes, it would have been possible to run in spiked shoes last Saturday and they (or some spikes that you can attach to normal running shoes) definitely help in the winter.


But parkrun is about making running accessible for all, and we’re not going to assume that everyone has a pair of these!


We will always try to check the course during the week, look at the weather forecast and make a decision based on that. Usually we’ll be able to go out with this information a couple of days before parkrun, to give everyone good notice so they can plan accordingly.


At the end of the day, we’re proud of aiming to deliver a parkrun every week of the year – and the best thing is that if we do cancel one week then we can aim to be back the next Saturday – and of course it’s all FREE!


See you on Saturday!


Deri Thomas (A24286)
Country Manager
parkrun Sweden

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