News - 12th October 2022

Meeting parkwalkers at parkrun


This month, in celebration of the October parkwalk campaign, we are highlighting walkers at our Nordic events.


This week we meet Minna, who is a regular tail walker at Vääksyn kanava parkrun.


If I remember correctly, I saw an announcement about the start of the Vääksyn kanava parkrun in the local newspaper. The event piqued my interest because I had been thinking about how to increase my exercise for a long time. I’ve never been particularly keen on exercise, especially running, so I walk. My husband, on the other hand, has always been into running, so I easily got him to join. So we registered and went to try it out. My husband to parkrun and myself to parkwalk. Since then I have been involved whenever it has been possible, and I’ve also regularly helped out as a tail walker too.


Minna 1


The best thing about parkrun is the wonderful people: old friends and new friends. The walking pace varies depending on the company and the distance is completed almost without noticing. If I can’t find a walking buddy, I might even take a few running steps. Going along to parkrun has definitely been one of the best decisions I’ve made!


Minna 2


Minna Crewe
Vääksyn kanava parkrun

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