Lauri Lindholm hasn’t yet run Tokoinranta parkrun, but he’s an integral part of the event. He will be a familiar face to everyone who has taken part in the parkrun, and meeting Lauri will be a welcome sight, as he always stands at the halfway U-turn point.
We asked Lauri how he came to be involved with parkrun:
“I first heard about parkrun from my daughter, Nina, who lives in Cardiff, Wales. She was the first of us to start running parkruns. Her first one was in 2017. About one year ago my wife did her first one and very soon also my son, Max.
I listened to them talking about how nice it is to start your Saturday with a run or walk. And they told me about the wonderful new people they met.
I got curious and they lured me to join in and volunteer to get started. I have really enjoyed helping out at Tokoinranta parkrun. Anyone thinking to volunteer I’d like to say: come and join us, it is really fun and easy. When you have done your first, you can’t stay away.
Next time I’ll do my first actual run!”
Event Director Karlina told us:
When you meet Lauri at his marshal point, he always has a smile on his face and is ready with a high five, whatever the weather. I genuinely can’t imagine our parkrun without him!
Welcome to the photo round-up from an extremely wet weekend! Amazingly over 1000 people showed up at our events to walk, jog, run and volunteer, well done to everyone who showed up. Here’s some photos which capture the soggy action. Tough conditions at Amager Strandpark parkrun – even the selfie frame broke in the…
This week at parkrun in the Nordics there have been: 23 events! 948 finishers! 149 fantastic volunteers! 86 brilliant PBs! 85 amazing first-time parkrunners! 162 newly registered parkrunners!