Event 119 – 16th September 2018

Sunday brought a reminder of the fact that autumn is creeping in as we swap the t-shirts & flip-flops for jumpers and boots, but that didn't put off the 47 of you who joined us on the slightly breezy hills.
As we set up for the run, there were still a few marshal spots left on the roster, with a little bit of shuffling roles we were down to one short. Thanks to Michele for saving the day by being our last marshal, Jacob was happy to run without his mum, and his brother Charlie stayed with him throughout the run and paced him to a new PB! Well done Jacob! Great work!
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So if your little ones are starting to out pace you, you'd be welcome to volunteer instead! You'll have the chance to give them a hi-5 as they run around the course. Just drop us an email or let us know via facebook. We love volunteers and the event really couldn't happen without them. Your volunteer team for event 119 consisted of Sharon Astill, Frances Astill, Louis Astill, Nicola Dickinson, Katrina Edwards, James Gilbert, Eveline Griffith, Nick Hill, Oliver Hill, Louis Jamson, Yasmin King, Jack Matthews, Kelly Morphus, Robert Newton, Samantha Newton, Michele Noble, Jonah Sinclair, James Sinclair, Myles Somerton, Ian Sullivan, Joanne Tanner, Zoe Tanner, Ewan Wane. Many thanks to all of you. Gedling juniors 16-9-18

Big thanks as ever to our fantastic bunch of DofE volunteers for leading the warm up with amazing enthusiasm, whatever would we do without them?
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Well done to Bobby who recieved his half marathon wrist band. Don't forget you can also download your certificate to print out by visiting your profile at parkrun.com

After the warm up and wristband giving, off you flew heading for the first hill. Please be careful when you're running, poor Evelyn took a bit of a tumble and ended up with a cut knee, but after a spot of medical attention from her mum, she was back up and running and completed the course and went home with a fresh plaster on her knee!

Our first finisher was also the first lady finisher! Girl power! Gedling juniors 16-9-18

We welcomed 5 first timers to the wonderful hills of Gedling, thank you for making our event your first and hope you come back again. The slightly chilly weather conditions were perfect for the 7 of you who got a PB, great work!
That's all from me, have an enjoyable week and see you on Sunday when Jonathan dons the run-directors hi-vis.

Ian

 

Event number 118: 9th September 2018.

Each week when it's my turn to sit down and write the run report, I always think that I'll struggle to come up with the words which would accurately describe the events of that morning. I'm not sure that I need more than one word to describe today, BRILLIANT! Each of you who took part - brilliant. Every adult who was dragged along - brilliant. All of you who put on the hi-viz - brilliant!

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Today we had a wonderful turnout, 57 of you took a gamble on the forecast rain holding off for the morning and it certainly paid off. It was a terrific day for a run, jog or walk around our beautiful park, and a couple of you were doing it for the very first time, we all say a big welcome to Ravi and Rosie and hope to see you both again very soon.

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I also gave away three wristbands today, all to junior parkrunners who have completed their eleventh event, massive congratulations to Harry, James and Harriet, who all looked very pleased to have been given their half-marathon band. If you are due your wristband for completing your half-marathon, marathon or ultra-marathon, please let your Run Director know and we'll make sure that you get the wristband that you have earned.

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It's not all about the pace, but three of you managed to record a personal best time today, well done to Maisy, Joe and Betty who all knocked a few seconds off their best times. Remember that you will only get your time recorded if you bring your own, scannable barcode with you, our scanners don't work on mobile phones, so please make sure that your barcode is printed out (and not too creasy), that way you won't be disappointed.

As always, we wouldn't be able to put on the marvellous event without the lovely volunteers who give up their own time to cheer, high-five and encourage you around the course. Today, your hi-viz heroes were Effie DICKINSON • Eveline GRIFFITH • Ewan WANE • Frances ASTILL • Helen SMALLEY • Joanne TANNER • Jon POTTER • Katrina EDWARDS • Kelly MORPHUS • Louis ASTILL • Louis JAMSON • Nick HILL • Nicola DICKINSON • Oliver HILL • Richard MILLNS • Sharon ASTILL • Tamsin MILLNS • Yasmin KING • Zoe TANNER. Thank you to each and every one of you. If you fancy joining the team, just let us know. Every job is easy enough for me to do it, so nothing is too testing, you'll be fully briefed and looked after all the way. Go on, give it a go.

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I always like to finish off my reports with a few pictures of our junior parkrunners on the move. If you're not on here, have a little wander over to our Flickr group, I'm sure you'll find your smiley face in there.

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That's it for now folks, Ian is your Run Director next week. Have a BRILLIANT week and we'll see you next Sunday, happy, grinning and ready to go.

Jonathan. #loveparkrun

 

Event 117 – 2nd September – when we had an Olympic gymnast as tailwalker!

Sunday 2nd September 2018 will go down in Gedling juniors history as one
of the best events ever! Who’d have thought the weekend before school
starts could be a cause for so much celebration?!

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It started bright and early at 8.15 when the happy band of volunteers
arrived to welcome the fabulous Ellie Downie, Olympic gymnast to
Gedling Country Park. Ellie is supporting the #teamparkrun initiative
which aims to showcase lottery funded athletes and help promote the
benefits of parkrun. I hope you all agree she was a fantastic ambassador
for gymnastics, Nottingham and #teamparkrun.

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The excitement didn’t end there, we also welcomed a film crew from
parkrun head office. They were soaking up the atmosphere and taking
shots of you as you ran around the course. Some of you were interviewed by
them afterwards. Watch the local news over the next couple of days as
the footage might just crop up. If not it will be used on the main
parkrun social media pages so keep your eyes peeled. Here’s Charlie and
Austin being interviewed:

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We welcomed six brand new parkrunners this morning, Verity, Erin, Daisy,
Edward, Joe and Esme, we hope you enjoyed the run and look forward to
seeing you again. We guarantee a warm welcome and lots of fun but
can’t promise celebrities and film crew every week!

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A massive congratulations to Amber for reaching her Ultra Marathon
milestone. She has completed all 50 of her runs with us here at Gedling
and we are all super proud of her achievement. I’m sure you won’t
forget being presented with your wristband by Ellie Downie in a hurry!

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According to the results, Hannah and Luke recorded their 21st run today
and they too have now earnt a wristband. Please shout up next time you
are here and we will present yours. Don’t forget to print off your
certificates and take them to school to tell everyone what you have
achieved. You deserve all the kudos for the hard work you have put in
running up those hills!

Well done to Oliver, Jack, Jacob, Rory, Harriet, Leo and William for
recording a new PB today. Perhaps you were spurred on by the support
crew provided by Notts Women Runners Arnold Arrows who took a break from their long run
this morning to cheer you on. Thanks for popping by!

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Each week we all take loads of photos and they are uploaded on to our
Flickr page which can be accessed straight from the website. Here’s the
link: https://www.flickr.com/groups/gedling-junior-parkrun/
We’ve signed up a new Run Director this week so keep an eye out for
Jenny over the next few weeks. If you’d like to get more involved,
just have a chat to one of the core team and ask us whatever you’d like
to know, there’s no such thing as a stupid question!

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So as always we want to thank all our volunteers today - Richard, Eloise and Madeline joined Ellie as tail walkers, Myles and Zoe were keeping time, Louis and Ewan were bar code scanning and Louis and James were on the funnel.

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Our magnificent marshals cheering you around the course were Jonathan, Ruth, Joanne, Sharon, Jenny, Nicola, Emma, Eve, Jayne, Ian and Kelly. Tamsin was enjoying herself as communications person with the press and run report writing, Evie processed the results and Helen was your run director.

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Well we’re off to put our feet up but we’ll be back next week for
run-walk-volunteering!

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Event 115 – 19th August 2018

It was wonderful to see 34 juniors and their family/friends/carers on the hills of Gedling Country Park this week. There were lots of smiling, happy faces.

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We welcomed 3 runners completely new to parkrun so hello to Lily, Lucas and Scarlett. A family who regularly run at Rushcliffe junior parkrun also joined us for the first time so we hope that Alice, Oliver and William enjoyed our hills!

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A third of you recorded personal bests today so well done to Jake, Amber, Nathan, Fyfe, Micah, Lily, Noah, Gabriel, Sophie, Emily and Joshua.

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Remember that when you have ran, jogged, skipped or walked 11 junior parkruns you receive a half marathon wristband, 21 is a marathon and 50 is an ultra marathon. This week Austin achieved his ultra marathon wristband - a big congratulations to Austin! He has ran 49 of his junior parkruns here at Gedling and one with our friends at Forest Rec juniors.

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As always a big thank you to our wonderful volunteers who were cheering you around the course. Our hi vis heroes this week were Myles, Zoe, Jonathan, Joanne, Amanda, Kelly, Glenn (all the way from Hilly Fields junior parkrun!), Rob, Sam, Martin, Aiden, Kate, Ian, Louis, James, Yasmin, Eve and John. A special mention to Joanne who volunteered for the 25th time this week which is the volunteer milestone and so she will be receiving the lovely purple volunteer T shirt.

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Next week is the bank holiday weekend and George is going to be the Run Director so a big thank you to him for helping us out. We are really short of volunteers as a lot of the regular volunteers are away so we would appreciate all offers of help. Please let us know if you can volunteer!

Until next time, happy parkrunning!

Helen

 

Event 114: 12th August 2018

Wow! What an awesome morning at Gedling Country Park we had. There may have been just 24 youngsters bombing round the park but that didn't make it any less eventful.

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Here is Grace who runs in the JW10 category and has just completed her 100th junior parkrun as well as having completed 50 5km parkruns! She started her junior parkrun journey at Markeaton juniors before trying out Long Eaton then Hucknall before finding Gedling parkrun. She has toured all over the country but chose to run her 100th run with us here at Gedling. By my reckoning she has completed 455 parkrun kilometres which is a truly inspirational feat! I am in awe! And she bought you lot cake and sweets?! I think we should be giving her a prize!

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And despite the rain early on, we still welcomed 5 brand new parkrunners. Jack, Jack, Alexis, Abigail and Esme, we hope to see you again soon (but please don't expect cake every time)!

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We had a visitors from Newark and the aptly named Hilly Fields parkrun in London who came in 1st and 2nd place on our fantastic course. I absolutely love the camaraderie in this photo of our 2 visitors - Well done Edward and Jake!

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There were 6 new PBs too - too much excitement for one morning!

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The volunteers had to take shelter before you arrived but the rain stopped in plenty of time for the run. Thank you for giving up your lay ins to make sure that parkrun is safe for all the participants. We welcome volunteers of all ages, so even if your youngster doesn't fancy running the hills, perhaps they'd like to come along and give the high vis a try. Everyone who completes 25 volunteer stints qualifies for a free purple milestone Tee and its surprising how quickly you can earn one. Please get in touch at gedling-juniorsoffice@parkrun.com if you can help in the next couple of weeks as we are quite short.

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Thats all from me, Tamsin, I'm handing over to Helen who'll be in charge next week.

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