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Läs mer › Nyheter - 7th March 2019

The same, but a little different

Dr Ollie Hart is a parkrun Ambassador for Health & Wellbeing, and recently he visited South Africa on holiday. Like many people, he couldn’t resist the opportunity for some international parkrun tourism, and he tells us about his experience.   South Africa is a wild and beautiful country with many delights. But I was especially…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 7th March 2019

Everything you wanted to know about parkrun but were too afraid to ask

We have over 100 new people signing up for parkrun in the Nordics each week, a number which will be certain to grow as we move into the spring and warmer weather. And many of these new runners are full of questions of how everything works at parkrun – what happens when I show up…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 5th March 2019

Photo round-up from around the Nordics from the first Saturday in March

The sun was shining across much of Scandinavia this weekend and the spring weather brought out the highest Saturday turnout for our events since back in November. A special congratulations to Vejen parkrun (pictured above) who celebrated their 8th birthday this weekend. Congratulations on reaching this fantastic milestone! Here are some other pictures capturing our…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 5th March 2019

Paul Freyne – 500 parkruns at 456 different venues!

This past weekend Paul Freyne ran his 500th parkrun, a pretty impressive statistic on its own. But what is even more incredible is that of these 500 parkruns, Paul has visited 456 different events, a world record for parkrun! We were privileged that Paul chose a Swedish event to celebrate his big milestone, Örebro parkrun….

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 28th February 2019

A great antidote to a modern addiction!

This week we have some real talk from Tracy Larocque, ED at Frederic Back in Montreal, Canada. In a time with smartphone addiction and the higher stress and anxiety that comes with it parkrun is needed now more than ever! It’s no joke!   The flood of information we receive daily from many different social…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 28th February 2019

Photo round-up from the Nordics: February 23rd

The last Saturday in February, and unseasonably mild in the Nordics, like across much of Northern Europe. We were still a few short of a full turnout this week, with five events still having to be cancelled due to ice. Nevertheless, we have plenty of photos to demonstrate that parkrunners were out in force right…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 27th February 2019

Welcome to Växjö parkrun!

We’re delighted to announce details of another parkrun that we hope to launch during 2019, Växjö parkrun!   We’ve long felt that Växjö would be a wonderful place for a parkrun, bringing the first parkrun event to Småland, and the fact that the beautiful Växjösjön at the centre of the town is almost exactly 5km…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 21st February 2019

Bli en del i att ta parkrun till Linköping!

parkrun har spridits till sju ställen runt om i Sverige och nu finns planer för nästa stad – Linköping!   Hjärnan bakom dessa planer är Lisa Ring, en maratonlöpare som tävlade för Sverige på VM i London 2017.     Efter att hon deltagit i Huddinge parkrun tillsammans med en vän förra hösten, bestämde sig…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 21st February 2019

Be a part of bringing parkrun to Linköping!

parkrun has spread to seven locations around Sweden and now plans are being developed for the next city in line – Linköping!   The plans are the brainchild of Lisa Ring, the marathon runner who has competed for Sweden at the World Championships in London in 2017.     After taking part in Huddinge parkrun…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 20th February 2019

Ten quirky facts about your Nordic neighbours

Can you name all 22 Nordic parkruns? If not, here are ten quirky facts from our Event Directors to help you get to know our Nordic neighbours. Fact 1 – Flour arrows “Almost all the Danish events use flour arrows to mark out the course,” says Michael Jensen from Esbjerg parkrun. Flour arrows were even…

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