News - 10th November 2021

Feedback from the field

kim and susanne

Susanne Laustsen, who ran marathons before losing her sight in 2004, has since 2010 completed 400 parkruns, with her husband Kim as a guide.
“parkrun is very important to me. It gives me the opportunity to maintain my training and still participate in competitions. I have made a lot of new friends that I meet every week.
Amager Fælled is my home run, but I have also run other parkruns here in Denmark and also in Sweden. parkrun is a really nice event, well organized, not too big and not too crowded, it fits a blind person very well.”

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