We get a mention from parkrun HQ this week. More details can be found by clicking here.
This year’s Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon will take place on Sunday 22 April 2018.
The fastest teenagers in the borough will have the chance to represent Barking and Dagenham in this year’s Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon.
Hopefuls must take part in a three-mile time trial at the Jim Peters Stadium, Mayesbrook Park, at 11am on Sunday 28 January 2018.
The quickest six boys and girls in each of the Under-17, U15, and U13 categories over the distance will be selected for the team. The four runners-up in each age group will be chosen as reserves.
To help runners prepare for the Mini London Marathon, which launched in 1986, weekly training sessions will be arranged with local running clubs.
To register, complete the online form or register on the day of the event by visiting the stadium’s club house from 9.30am.
mini marathon application form
A very special junior parkrunday today with a first for us in Central Park; a junior celebrating their 4th birthday. Congratulations to Evie who was our only first timer and finished in a time of 21:28 and even helped pick up the cones on her second lap.
Well done to Dad, Andy, who got up super early today to register Evie and went to his parents house at to print a barcode so that Evie would be able to complete her very first junior parkrun in Central Park. What dedication! It has been a complete joy to welcome the Beazeley family to our event. Andy spotted our hi-hiz jackets one morning in January this year and came to have a chat. Since then the whole family have become regulars to Central Park, started doing the 5K events on Saturday, fitted in a spot of tourism and joined our core team of volunteers. We had a lovely morning celebrating with this very special family.
A special mention for Maya who received her green marathon wristband for completing 21 junior parkruns. Well done Maya! Loved your beautiful ear warmers, perfect for keeping the chill off in this frosty weather.
We had a great turnout with 26 finishers and 5 PBs. Well done to all our brilliant juniors. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers - without you turning up every week, rain or shine, there would be no junior parkrun.
Full results are here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barkinganddagenham-juniors/results/latestresults/
Photos from today are on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124947453@N05/albums/72157690109514725
Straight after junior parkrun, some of the volunteers and juniors dashed off to join the Kayleigh 10K charity run organised by one of our parkrun family, Jason Li. The Team Kaleigh 10K Challenge fun run was hosted with the kind and generous support of the local Sikhs in the City running club. The event was to raise additional funds for local 7-year-old girl, Kaleigh Lau's, future medical treatments and assist her fight against a rare and incurable brain tumour known as D.I.P.G. (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). Team Kayleigh are also trying to increase the awareness of this terrible illness which primarily affects young children.To find out more about Kaleigh's story, please visit her website at http://kaleigh.ethanet.co.uk/
Please note that we will not be holding events on Christmas Day or New Year's Day.
That said events are running locally, for more details please see the Christmas Compendium which you can access by clicking here.
Yes, we now have a new event laptop.
The purchase of the new laptop and rucsac was only possible thanks to those who helped us fundraise via volunteering at tri London, Prudential Ride London and all the donations from our supportive community over the last four years.
Community Hero Award:
Also in other news, Timi Veerasamy our very own Run Director and Volunteer Co-ordinator has recently received a community hero award. For more details, please see this great video on one borough live's website.
There are two version of the video. The full version can be seen by clicking here.
Dagenham Pitch & Putt:
Our special thanks to Dagenham Pitch & Putt who kindly allow us to process our results each and every Sunday using the clubhouse which is undercover. Please feel free to join us after our junior event for a cup of tea / coffee and some toast. All are welcome.
Latest Photo Album:
You can access our flickr album by clicking here.