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.
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!
Vääksyn kanava parkrun
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