As we have previewed on a couple of occasions, this New Year’s Day saw the first ‘Oresund/Øresund double’, with events taking part in first Denmark (Amager Fælled parkrun) and then in Sweden (Malmö Ribersborg parkrun). And what an amazing success it was!
First of all in Denmark there was a bumper turnout of 160 runners, far more than any previous New Year’s day parkrun.
Before the start at Amager Fælled parkrun
Then once at the finish, over 140 of the runners made their way over to Sweden, managing to cope with the extremely challenging windy conditions en route!
On the move – running to the station post-parkrun to catch the train to Malmö
Good business for the railways – parkrunners in transit
There are many people to thank for the logistics in co-ordinating this fantastic occasion, but as well of course as the Core Event teams, we would like to thanks Anders Staffe from Amager Fælled parkrun who has been an integral part in making things happen, and also Emil Nilsson from Malmö Ribersborg parkrun, who met up the runners at Malmö Central Station and escorted them to the start.
On the other side of the bridge – 152 runners before the off at Malmö Ribersborg parkrun
parkrun tourist Andy Moore with the day’s two Run Directors, Anne Petersen and Katherine Thomson
We look forward to bringing you a full ‘run report’ next week from one of the participants, watch this space for a full write-up!
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