It was a weekend of records being broken across the Nordics. First of all, it was the first time that we had over 1000 finishers at parkruns across the Nordic region, definitely a cause for celebration!
Some of the record breaking runners in Norway, from Tøyen parkrun
Then it was also a country record for participants in Norway, the second highest figure ever for Demark and Sweden, and a new course record attendance for Amager Strandpark parkrun.
Two happy runners from Amager Strandpark parkrun
Waiting for the start at Skatås parkrun
A bumper turnout at Amager Fælled parkrun
But it’s not just about the numbers of course, there was a whole lot of fun and enjoyment had by everyone too! Thanks to everyone who made this a special weekend for parkrun here in the North.
If you’ve run a parkrun in the Nordics, the chances are that your run has been recorded on a traditional stopwatch/timer, and your barcode has been scanned with one of the small Opticon scanners that have traditionally been used by events. But this could soon change. Our events here are starting to take advantage…
Snart kommer det att finnas ett nytt sätt att fira Nationaldagen i Sverige den 6e juni – med parkrun! Nationaldagen, som blev en helgdag 2005, valdes nyligen av parkrun Sverige till att vara en möjlig “extra” parkrundagen (utöver nyårsdagen), där parkruns kan anordnas som ett extra event utöver deras vanliga lördagsparkrun. I år…