News - 4th October 2021

Feedback from the field


Jansku is a happy parkrunner, but also very persistent. It has taken quite a lot of us to achieve 100 parkruns, and we are more than happy to be here now!
In 2018 Jansku had cancer, which was operated and treated with radiation therapy. Just when we started attending parkrun regularly again, Jansku got severe pneumonia and had to stay in the hospital for a while. After that we’ve done Tampere parkrun every single time when the event has been on.
The 100th time was supposed to happen in spring 2020, but the world wide pandemic stopped our plans! After this we appreciate parkrun even more, it’s wonderful that parkrun started again! In parkrun Jansku has a lot of friends and he enjoys all the applause and hurrahs. Jansku’s 100th run was a real success as he achieved his personal best! (thanks to Olli Ström)”

Janne-Matti Koskinen and his mother Tuire

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Martta Sergejeff, 90v. osallistui maailman pohjoisimpaan parkruniin

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