Midsummer Tampere parkrun #36 – 23.6.2018

Midsummer Tampere parkrun

It was a silent morning and the city looked like it had been deserted. A normal midsummer day in Finland. But this time there was something different. It was the first midsummer parkrun in Finland. What was learned is that, not the wind, not the clouds, not the slightly colder summer wheather and not even the midsummer day will stop parkrunners from having a parkrun and having coffee and cakes afterwards.

Tuire and Jansku at the turning point.

Thanks to all the participants and the volunteers. Once again your joy, your cheerfulness, your dedication and your participation made this parkrun special.

Volunteers

Unfortunately Petri H. had already left before taking the group shot so additional thank you goes there and to other members of Tiilikka family for helping out with clearing the start area.

 

Tampere parkrun #35 – 16.6.2018

This week’s parkrun was held in excellent conditions. It was 20 degrees warm and the sun was shining from the cloudless sky. This event had 51 participants and 8 volunteers, including 16 first timers who participated in this week. It was nice to see so many first timers in Tampere’s Parkrun. Also in this week, we had tourists from South Africa, U.K. and Russia. Thank you for visiting our parkrun!

parkrun tourist

All runners completed the route less than one hour. There were six participants who made their new personal best, congratulations! There were also other milestones like Erkki Rintala running his 10th Parkrun and Janne-Matti Koskinen who ran his 20th Parkrun, congrats!

After Parkrun, we had traditional coffee break in Sanna’s Café. Thanks to our grandfather Erkki Tiilikka, who paid his grandchildren drinks and sweets. This was Erkki’s 18th Parkrun. Thank you to all participants and volunteers. See you next week.

Volunteers

This report was written by Joonas (16th Parkrun) and Julia Tiilikka (12th Parkrun).

 

Tampere parkrun #34 – 9.6.2018

Vaasan veri ei vapissut lauantaiaamuna, kun parkrun ystävät kokoontuivat Ratinanpuistoon jokaviikkoiseen reippailuun. Vaikka aamu näytti kahvipöydästä katsottuna lämpimältä suhteellisen viileä aamu odotti vapaaehtoisia. Onneksi siitä äkkiä tunnelma lämpeni kun paikalle alkoi saapua osallistujia. Kaikkiaan 40 osallistujaa lähti reitille ja kirjanpidon mukaan saman verran myös saapui maaliin.

Starttia

Mukana oli tällä kertaa 7 ensikertalaista ja vieraita oli niin briteistä kuin hiukan lähempää Vaasastakin. Kiitokset vieraille, kun tulitte paikalle! Kaikkiaan 10 juoksijaa teki myös oman henkilökohtaisen ennätyksen. Erityiset onnittelut Tuirelle ja Janskulle omasta ennätyksestä!

Tuire ja Jansku

Vauhtia kääntöpaikalla. Törppö vaarassa.

Vapaaehtoisia oli hieno joukko mukana. Antti ANTIKAINEN, Nina HAIKONEN, Leena HEINO, Elviira HEINO, Mika PERKIÖMÄKI, Ulla SERGEJEFF, Olli STRÖM. Kiitokset myös Tapahtumavastaavalta kuiskaajalle (Ulla) alkutervetulotoivotusten aikana. Merkillistä miten sitä tuppaa kaikki oleellinen unohtumaan lähtötohinoissa. Ja toivottavasti Mika rastit löytyivät suunnistuskisoissa. Kiitokset kaikille, jotka tulitte auttamaan järjestelyissä.

Volunteers
Antti

Eipä sitä lauantaiaamua oikein voi mukavammin viettää, vielä kun se saa päätettyä perinteiseen lohi-vuohenjuusto voileipään Sanna's Cafeessa.

Sanna's

Sanna's

Sanna's

Loppukevennyksenä vielä tällainen pieni kömmähdys, joka tuli tuloksia rosessoidessa: "Olli STRÖM has just submitted results to the test WebFMS system for 2018-06-09. If they're training or doing other testing, that's absolutely fine but as the results are for the normal event day for Tampere parkrun, it's possible that they meant to submit them to the live system."

Eli koetetaanpa jatkossa pistää ne tulokset tuotantoversioon eikä testijärjestelmään. Noh, Leena pääsi sitten toisen kerran tulokset harjoittelemaan eli eivät ne bitit aivan hukkaan menneet :)

Tässä tämä Tampere parkrun norsunluutornista. Nähdään taas tulevina lauantaiaamuina ja terveisiä Jukolaan Nina ja Mika!

 

Tampere parkrun #33 – 3.6.2018

New batch of volunteers.

All is well that ends well. First times are always interesting, so was this. It was the end of school season and a start of school summer holiday so this meant that there were less than usual number of participants and available volunteers. But that is no reason to cancel the event. Instead this will be a fine opportunity to train a new batch of volunteers.

Start area.

We also had a twice tourist, he was at the first Tampere parkrun and decided to come run with us again. There were problems, like phones deciding not to record video, but this too was an opportunity to learn. Next time it will be better, as it always is, and hopefully by then we have a videos and photos to prove it.

Let's end this post with the "official" summary from the parkrun result service:

Tampere parkrun
Event number 33
2nd June 2018
This week 36 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 5 volunteers:

Leena HEINO • Elviira HEINO • Heather SIIKARLA • Mirja VALTONEN • Benta MBARE

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

The female record is held by Heidi HAAPASALO who recorded a time of 19:38 on 14th October 2017 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Mikko EEROLA who recorded a time of 17:08 on 5th May 2018 (event number 29).
The Age Grade course record is held by Heidi HAAPASALO who recorded 81.66% (19:38) on 14th October 2017 (event number 1).

Tampere parkrun started on 14th October 2017. Since then 477 participants have completed 1,555 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,775 km, including 329 new Personal Bests.

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