News - 24th May 2022

Feedback from the Field


Last Saturday (14th May), I completed all nine current Danish parkruns, when I finished Vejen parkrun!




Although I am sure I am not the first, I am not sure how many people have achieved this, so perhaps I am now a part of an exclusive group of parkrunners.




I did my first parkruns in the UK in 2014, but really got the parkrun bug after I moved to Copenhagen, where my home parkrun was Fælledparken for five years. I was making my way through the Danish ones, taking trips to Jutland to tick those off. I planned to complete the missing two, Randers (Nordre Fælled) and Vejen, in summer 2020, but was unable to because of the pandemic.





I then moved from Copenhagen to Stockholm for my PhD, meaning Nordre Fælled and Vejen parkrun were far away and less easy to complete. I came back to Copenhagen last summer for a visit and made my way to Jutland for a weekend in Randers to visit Nordre Fælled parkrun. Then last weekend I made another trip while back in Copenhagen to Vejen to finish that one and complete the Danish set!




It has been a fun journey and parkrun has been great to implement in my travel, see more of Denmark and meet nice, friendly people!




I am looking forward to my next challenge of completing all the Swedish parkruns!




Michael Hawgood




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