Tampere parkrun #117 – 11.1.2020

Second parkrun of the decade : January 11th 2020 event #117

Reminder please please remember to bring your parkrun barcode with you!


Almost one hundred people turned out for parkrun this morning ... Marvellous! The course wasn’t at all icy, in spite of it being below 0C, and it wasn’t too windy either ... compared to last week it was a lot more pleasurable to run today. And it was GREAT to run!

Sanna’s Salad Bar and Cafe was bustling with parkrunners afterwards and i love how we parkrunners take over the cafe on Saturday mornings. It’s especially nice to support an independent local business, (though I also like our alternative cafes in Ratina Mall when we go there!)

Almost a third of participants today were first timers (fantastic!) It was really lovely to welcome so many new people to our parkrun family (fast runners, joggers and walkers) including some visitors from England and a group who were training in Tampere. THANK YOU for chosing to run with us today.

7 people achieved PBs today (including two walkers) - CONGRATULATIONS to you all.

A huge thanks too to the small army of volunteers today, including our wonderful Event Director, Johanna, who was RD today! Olli was the U turn Marshall cum photographer today - you’ll find some of the photos on Facebook.


parkrun is run entirely by VOLUNTEERS and Tampere parkrun would really appreciate your help! The essential core roles (time keeping, distrusting tokens and scanning are easy to learn and volunteering a few times a year makes sure the event is sustainable long term) And as an extra incentive ...after 25 stints of volunteering you get a coveted purple parkrun T Shirt!

Processing the results was slightly tricky today (thanks Antti for helping fix things) so if there is a problem with your result do get in touch with us and we’ll try to rectify it.

Please REMEMBER to bring your barcode with you every week. The general rule at parkrun is “NO BARCODE NO RESULT” and as parkrun in Finland continues to grow we will soon be at the point where we will have to enforce this more strictly.

(Note It’s possible to buy a plastic barcode token to tie to your shoelace or belt, or order a parkrun barcode wristband from the U.K. (or you can simply use the paper print out or even laminate it yourself) - just remember to bring it with you!

Thanks again for participating in Tampere parkrun event #117.

See you same time (Saturday 9:30) same place (under the bridge near Ratina stadium) ..it’s FREE, it’s FUN and it’s FOR EVERYONE!

Lorna from Turku (one day we’ll have a parkrun of our own!)