From North to South and East to West, it was a blanket of snow that covered the whole of the region this weekend.
Tough conditions in some places, but when Saturday morning parkruns are a way of life, you can count on the runners and volunteers to come along and keep things on the road. Here’s this week’s snowy photocall form the Nordics:
Not often Fælledparken parkrun sees this much snow on a Saturday morning
Over on the west coast of Denmark, there was just a dusting of snow around the paths of Esbjerg parkrun
The sun sneaks above the horizon at the world’s most northerly parkrun, Festningen parkrun in Trondheim
“The running tights were in the wash” – a brave clothing choice at Løvstien parkrun, Bergen!
Snow is a way of life at the picture postcard Vääksy kanava parkrun
The award for toughest running conditions of the week goes to Tokoinranta parkrun in Helsinki!
More snowy scenes in Denmark at Amager Fælled parkrun, where Jesper Mortensen ran his 259th parkrun (after 9 years of parkrunning!)
The ‘Turning Torso’ is just visible, if you look very closely, at Malmö Ribersborg parkrun
And they’re off! At Tøyen parkrun. Here Peter Hack was first finisher for the first time in 28 runs – try, try and try again and you will succeed!
Haga parkrun was back on this week, after a 3 week absence due to icy conditions. We welcomed visitors from Poland – Lucyna Waruszewska and Alina Wrzalkowska are pictured here passing through the Haga Södra gates on the way to the finish.
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…