It was to be a busy day for Tampere parkrun volunteers. After the parkrun there was Tampere Marathon organized by "Tampere Marathon Runners"-club. They have been helping out at parkrun and are also regular participants so it was only fair to lend them (a little) hand.
Thank you to the volunteers this week. Unfortunately Petri Haavisto and Antti Antikainen left earlier so they missed the mug shot.
And take a look at our new vests. Please, drop us a note if you would like to join us organizing this great event to ourselves. Without volunteers (you, me, us) there is no parkrun.
It was also noteworthy that after using the spare route for the most of the Summer, we were back at our regular route by the Laukonsilta and Stadium. This made volunteers job bit easier too as there was no need for the extra arrows to be laid out on the route. So back to routine parkrun it was.
We had parkrun tourists from UK and South Africa: Bernell Verster, Maren Eckhoff, Luke Miller Steve Paull. It was nice to meet and talk to you. Steve took parkrun as a warming up for the Tampere marathon ad did our regular volunteer and participant Jarmo Tiilikka. Welldone both. Congratulations!
(Sorry for bad quality pic below!)
Result wise our regular visitor Mikko Mehtonen kept fastest pace this week. We had a total of 41 people participating of whom 6 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Nice work.
Here are few pictures from Tampere marathon where Tampere parkrun volunteers were helping out.
Now if you made it this far, we can share a secret, dear parkrunner. Stay posted for exciting news about future parkrun events in Finland in the coming weeks