Tøyen parkrun #109

Runners-resized

The morning was crisp and lovely, and conditions were excellent. We are still trying out different locations for the finish funnel, so don't be surprised if it's slightly different next week.

Happy-resized

We had visitors from the UK and New Zealand this week, and welcomed lots of new parkrunners. We're hopeful that we convinced a few park users to join us next week.

This week 105 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

Volunteers-resized

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Erin KELLY • Cristina Pulido ULVANG • Stuart GREIG • Erik KOLBJØRNSEN • Morgan ADOLFSEN • Roisin LONG • Carolyn LILLEHOVDE • Henrik Sam EYDE • Lutz BACHMANN

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

The male record is held by Magnus WARVIK who recorded a time of 15:50 on 15th June 2019 (event number 76).
The female record is held by Anne ÅRRESTAD who recorded a time of 18:50 on 23rd November 2019 (event number 96).
The Age Grade course record is held by Runar SAETHER who recorded 84.14% (16:36) on 4th May 2019 (event number 71).

Tøyen parkrun started on 26th August 2017. Since then 2,442 participants have completed 8,009 parkruns covering a total distance of 40,045 km, including 1,358 new Personal Bests. A total of 191 individuals have volunteered 1,033 times.

 

Tøyen Parkrun #108

Tøyen parkrun number 108, 22nd February 2020

This week 111 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests.

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Special guests today were Mark and Mari, fellow run Directors from Poolberg parkrun, Dublin. The morning of their wedding was spent together with us at Tøyen parkrun. Congratulations and best wishes from all of us at Tøyen and friends at Poolberg.

Today's event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Sian PURSEY • Daz HARDING • Sharon QUINCE • Amy THOMSON • Steven QUINCE • Erik KOLBJØRNSEN • Laura GRAY • Magnus WARVIK • Sven GRIMSTAD • Bente HANSEN

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tøyen parkrun Results Page.

Tøyen parkrun started on 26th August 2017. Since then 2,422 participants have completed 7,904 parkruns covering a total distance of 39,520 km, including 1,342 new Personal Bests. A total of 190 individuals have volunteered 1,024 times.

 

Tøyen Parkrun #107

Tøyen parkrun 15th February 2020

This week 86 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Sharon QUINCE • Steven QUINCE • Erik KOLBJØRNSEN • Helen RIST • Erling MORK • Halvor ENDRESEN HAUKELI • Beverley J. H. GRYTING • Lutz BACHMANN • Annie EYRE • Helen EYRE

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

Tøyen parkrun started on 26th August 2017. Since then 2,390 participants have completed 7,793 parkruns covering a total distance of 38,965 km, including 1,328 new Personal Bests. A total of 188 individuals have volunteered 1,014 times.

 

Tøyen parkrun 106 guest report

Guest report by Emma, a Tøyen parkrun visitor from Reading in the UK.

Saturday 8th February 2020

Tøyen parkrun’s 106th event took place on a cold and rather bleak morning, but it was made very warm by the welcome and friendliness of all the runners and wonderful volunteers.

I am from the U.K. This was my third visit to Norway but my first time to do a parkrun in Oslo!

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Emma, visiting parkrunner and our run report guest writer.

I have been staying in Stokke, which is approximately 100km from the centre of Oslo. I got up at 0530 and left at 0700. We drove into Oslo from Stokke and arrived by 0830.

Having done my homework, I knew that the start of parkrun was by the statue in Tøyen Park. Having parked near the Munch Museum, we waited in the car for a while before walking up to the statue. Gradually more and more runners arrived and at about 0925 the run director, Helen, gave the very clear run brief. Every run brief the world over contains the same information, yet every one is also quite unique. Helen welcomed the 14 first time runners and also welcomed tourists - there were a number of tourist runners from the U.K.

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Snow from earlier this week melted completely, leaving the city park green and very run-friendly.

We set off on time at 0930. Tøyen parkrun is a 4-lap clockwise course, mostly on tarmac pavements, starting on a gentle downhill. The course has some undulations, with a fairly long upward incline towards the end of each lap. There were very friendly marshals throughout the course, always smiling and cheering runners on.

Parkrun is welcoming and fun for people of all ages.

I found the course quite tough but was delighted with my finish time, and absolutely loved being a part of the Norwegian parkrun family for the morning! I shall definitely be back again sometime!

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Parkrun is very social: a chance to catch up with friends or make new ones!

This week 73 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Emma GRENSIDE • Sharon QUINCE • Steven QUINCE • Erik KOLBJØRNSEN • Helen RIST • Ole-Alexander OPDALSHEI • Bjarne BRENNA • Harald GLIEBE • Line Berre HANEBERG • Beverley J. H. GRYTING • Carina WINT • Andreas GRITZBACH

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

The male record is held by Magnus WARVIK who recorded a time of 15:50 on 15th June 2019 (event number 76).

The female record is held by Anne ÅRRESTAD who recorded a time of 18:50 on 23rd November 2019 (event number 96).

The Age Grade course record is held by Runar SAETHER who recorded 84.14% (16:36) on 4th May 2019 (event number 71).

Tøyen parkrun started on 26th August 2017. Since then 2,372 participants have completed 7,707 parkruns covering a total distance of 38,535 km, including 1,312 new Personal Bests. A total of 187 individuals have volunteered 1,004 times.

 

A new course is launched at Tøyen parkrun #105

 

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Twelve volunteers and 105 walkers, joggers and runners took part in Tøyen parkrun's 105th event this week. It was an exciting day as we successfully launched a new course route to steer clear of the three-year demolition and construction project at Tøyenbadet, the swimming pool at the top of Tøyen park.

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It was great to see parkrunners enjoying the slightly adjusted course and giving it the thumbs up.

27 people were first timers and 13 participants recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part. Peter Hack and Daniel Stoddart reached the milestone of completing 50 parkruns and celebrated with muffins for everyone. Anne Lise Bueerat volunteered at parkrun for the 25th time and was one of our barcode scanners this week.

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We are grateful for the parkrunners who take turns volunteering to make parkrun possible. More and more people are discovering what fun it is to volunteer every once in a while, it's social and feels good to contribute by giving back to parkrun. This event went ahead because of these 12 volunteers:

Trude SUNDTJØNN • Elin SUNDTJØNN • Amy THOMSON • Cristina Pulido ULVANG • Stuart GREIG • Helen RIST • Anne Lise BUEERAT • Leo RIST • Harald GLIEBE • Line Berre HANEBERG • Rasmus CHAN • Nelson CHEUQUE

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

The male record is held by Magnus WARVIK who recorded a time of 15:50 on 15th June 2019 (event number 76).
The female record is held by Anne ÅRRESTAD who recorded a time of 18:50 on 23rd November 2019 (event number 96).
The Age Grade course record is held by Runar SAETHER who recorded 84.14% (16:36) on 4th May 2019 (event number 71).

Tøyen parkrun started on 26th August 2017. Since then 2,357 participants have completed 7,634 parkruns covering a total distance of 38,170 km, including 1,303 new Personal Bests. A total of 185 individuals have volunteered 992 times.

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