This month, in celebration of the October parkrwalk campaign, we are highlighting walkers at our Nordic events.
We start in Norway, and saying hello to Beverley Gryting, who enjoys both walking and volunteering at Tøyen parkrun.
How long have you been doing parkrun?
Since September 2019
How did you find out about parkrun?
From my work colleague and friend, Stuart Greig, who was talking about parkrun and thought I should come along as I love walking and give it a go. So pleased I did as it is good fun and I have met so many lovely people who are now my friends.
What do you enjoy most about parkrun?
Apart from the walking, I love the fun and social side of it, meeting new people plus our regular group of friends. It has a community feel and I love the way we encourage each other to keep going when people find it hard going whether they walk, jog or run. I also enjoy being a volunteer and can step in when more help is needed.
Why do you like walking at parkrun as an exercise?
I have always enjoyed walking, clearing your head and taking in the scenery. The course at Tøyen is well known for being tough with its small and steep hills and I love the challenge of walking up that “Killer Hill” as I call it and people cheering you on and the feeling that you have done it when you pass the finishing line is a boost to your self esteem. You just feel good and look forward to your well earned mug of coffee at the cafe. I have also done Bedford and Seaford parkruns when I have visited the UK.
Beverley Gryting is a regular at Tøyen parkrun where she switches between walking and volunteering and has to date completed 28 parkruns and helped out as a volunteer 35 times.
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