First parkrun of 2019 (and our event number 13)

Written by Serap Gonen

Bergen couldn't decide on the weather for our 13th and first Løvstien parkrun of 2019. Our gathering runners were greeted with mist and fog at the start. As they took off, the fog lifted but returned very quickly, at one point we couldn't see the route on the right! Still, it could have been worse...!

Everyone had big smiles on their faces this week for the first run of 2019 - everyone was relaxed and refreshed after the holidays and ready to tackle the new year with a fun 5km run!

Ten enthusiatic runners joined us this week, including fourteen year old twins Eirik and Sondre Aardal with their mother cheering them on with the volunteers. It was Sondre's first time, and Eirik set a new personal best! We hope they will join us again next time!

We had three personal bests this week by Eirik Aardal, Hugo Olsen and Stein Tore Viken. Congratulations!

Special thanks goes to our volunteer Helge Hagen who gave up his time to volunteer then shot off straight after to run the BCM Fellestrening half-marathon. Congratulations Helge! Also to our volunteer Stein Henrik who ran the course and gave tokens after - super fast!

Do you have new goals to keep fit in 2019? Are you looking for a challenge in a friendly atmosphere? Are you training for a race soon? Why not join us in one of our future events? Løvstien parkrun is held every Saturday, 9:30. It's free, friendly and oh so much fun!

This week 10 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 1 was a first timer and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 2 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 5 volunteers:

Calum Leitch • Serap Gonen • Helge Hagen • Stein Henrik

The Age Grade course record is held by Ivar Andreas Sandø who recorded 77.56% (21:37) on 10th November 2018 (event number 5).
The female record is held by Lina Rivedal who recorded a time of 20:24 on 20th October 2018 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Nikolas Jon Aarland who recorded a time of 18:08 on 10th November 2018 (event number 5).