Nansenparken parkrun #66 – May 1st special event

Last Monday 1 st May was a momentous day as it was Nansenparken parkrun’s first ever special event.

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68 parkrunners experienced a very special parkrun.

Stuart Johnson was first over the line at 17:34 and in only 3 seconds later was first lady Astrid Brathaug Sørset at 17:37. Although parkrun is non competitive it is nice to acknowledge these super runners.

Dave Oldfield celebrated a massive milestone of 500 parkruns also – and there was a big cheer for him. Not to mention all the treats laid on afterwards – thank you!

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Elizabeth Acklam and her fabulous team of volunteers made each and every one of us who took part extremely welcome, especially in such challenging cold & wet conditions – so a BIG thank to all the high vis heroes for their efforts. We particularly liked the Norwegian chanting as we passed by HIYAHIYAHIYA! It kept us going around the 3 laps of the course.

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We were a group of 9 parkrunners from Tralee parkrun in Co Kerry in Ireland otherwise known as the “TpoTs – Tralee parkrunners on Tour”. We had a fantastic weekend - we attended Malmö Ribersborg parkrun in Sweden on Saturday and then took an overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo on Saturday afternoon. It was lovely to experience sailing up through the North Sea and arriving in beautiful Oslo to lovely sunshine on Sunday the day before Nansenparken’s first ever special event!

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We met a lovely couple from Norfolk, UK on Saturday at the Malmo parkrun - James & Kate and it was a great surprise to see them again at Nansenparken parkrun two days later! parkrun is a very small world, and you never know who you meet again and we hope our paths cross again with lots of the parkrunners and volunteers that we chatted to in the future.

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There is an open invitation to come an experience our event in the southwest of Ireland at Tralee parkrun, where we will have a very warm welcome for you all. Let us know through our Facebook page if ever you do plan a visit and we will ensure VIP treatment – just like we experienced in Norway over the weekend.

Thank you for having us!

Caroline Lynch A1364420 Siobhan Kearney A1055159
Angela Collins A897082 Ellen Mulcahy Lynch A3435087
Frances Quinn A1487173 John Robinson A2625157
Cora Carrigg A1306913 John Fitzpatrick A3171941
Liz Le Masurier A1821219

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This week 68 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers: Deri THOMAS • Erling MORK • Roland Magnus MORK • Paola NÆRUM • Elizabeth ACKLAM • Linn Jenssen ACKLAM • Ada Jenssen ACKLAM • Lisbeth MALM • Benedict NÆRUM • Victoria NÆRUM

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Nansenparken parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Magnus WARVIK who recorded a time of 15:29 on 25th September 2021 (event number 1). The female record is held by Astrid Brathaug SØRSET who recorded a time of 17:09 on 3rd December 2022 (event number 53). The Age Grade course record is held by Ger VAN GRAAS who recorded 91.03% (18:57) on 29th April 2023 (event number 65).

Nansenparken parkrun started on 25th September 2021. Since then 796 participants have completed 2,321 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,605 km, including 450 new Personal Bests. A total of 89 individuals have volunteered 474 times.