Event 106 – 17th July 2018 – Fathers’ Day!

What a special day it was on Sunday! On Fathers' Day we welcomed 54 young people with their parents and carers whizzing up the hills of Gedling.

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6 eager runners chose Sunday 17th June to kick their Dad's out of bed and record their first ever run at a parkrun. Well done Dexter, Ezekiel, Jack, Zach, Jamie and Penny, we hope to see you again soon. And a big Gedling welcome to Milo who was trying the hills of Gedling for the first time having started out at Forest Rec. We hope you enjoyed those hills!

The weather was cooler than it has been recently which must have suited the 14 pairs of speedy legs who recorded Personal Best times.

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Mia got in touch to say she hadn't claimed her half- marathon wrist band so here she is receiving her wristband on her 13th run at juniors. Looking at the results there are some big milestones coming up. Don't forget you can print off a certificate once you've completed your milestones and take them to school to tell all your friends about your achievements. We also know that you can use your certificates to earn badges at brownies, check with your cub master too to see if you can earn something there!

Gedling juniors 17th june 2018

Your volunteers today were:

Gedling juniors 17th june 2018



Event 105 – 10th June 2018

Another Sunday morning and another fabulous Gedling junior parkrun! We had 70 juniors (same number as last week) and their grown ups enjoying running, jogging and walking around our course.

Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

We welcomed 10 first timers to parkrun so hello to Siena, Bobby, Kai, Patrick, Darcy, Sophie, Sofia, Henry, Dulcie and Luke as well as Della and Ruby who have been to junior parkrun before but it was their first time embracing the hills of Gedling.

Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

Our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers warmed you all up and you also showed us how to do the floss! Some of the grown ups were also joining in but I think that they need to improve their moves until they are as good as the juniors!

Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

There was some terrific personal bests this week so well done to Reece, James, Elliott, James, Leo, Henry, Ewan, Logan, Sammy, Martha, Lexie, Imogen, Eloise, Ivor and Bertie.

Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

Gedling juniors from Nic

Don't forget that you can collect a wristband and print a certificate off the parkrun website when you achieve 11 (half marathon), 21 (marathon) or 50 (ultra marathon) junior parkruns. Eloise and Rowan achieved their 11th junior parkrun this week. Rowan did not collect his wristband so do let the run director know next time. Isabella and James also collected their wristbands awarded from previous weeks. Here are Eloise and James collecting their wristbands.

Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

We want to say a massive thank you to our terrific volunteers. This week we had Myles and Ian keeping time, Jack and James bar code scanning, Yasmin managing the funnel, Louis handing out the tokens, Evie writing down the unscannable bar codes and sorting the tokens after the event and Ruth tail walking. The magnificent marshals were Eveline, Jonathan, Zoe, Joanne, Roger, Richard, Nicola, Jayne, Michael, James and Nic. Do let Richard, our volunteer coordinator know if you can help out. Other roles as a volunteer could be a photographer or run report writer. (I would certainly appreciate it if these roles could be filled when I am Run Director!)

Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

Tamsin is back as Run Director next week so I will be handing the blue and white vest over to her. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.



Event 104, 3rd June 2018.

What a morning that was!  Seventy of my favourite people turned up to walk, jog or run around our wonderful park. Not only that, many of you brought along a tame adult for some exercise and everyone was carefully marshalled, high-fived and cheered on by 22 happy volunteers.

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Today we welcomed visitors from Bromley and Rushcliffe juniors, we had 11 Gedling first-timers and of those, six of you were absolutely new to the parkrun family. Gedling junior parkrun is happy to have you, we hope that you enjoyed your trip up and down our hills and we look forward to seeing everyone come back as often as they can.

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Three of you glorious lot were awarded a milestone wristband today, very well done Madeline, Archie and Anya. Anyone can qualify for a wristband after completing 11, 21 or 50 junior parkruns, so if you think that you are due to collect one, just speak to your friendly Run Director and we'll make sure that you're not disappointed. In order to qualify, your parkrun must be recorded, so don't forget to bring your scannable, printed barcode with you to the finish area.

Gedling juniors 3rd June

A huge thank you must go out to your volunteers, today was easy for me, we nearly ran out of hi-viz jackets, so many helpful people were willing to turn up and ensure that you all got around safely. It really wouldn't be possible to put the event on if the volunteers stay at home. Today, your smiling supporters were: Joanne, Eveline, Tamsin, Helen, Roger, Richard, Andrew, Nick, Lindsey, James, Evie, Louis and Mike. Scanning your barcodes were Ewan and the birthday girl Zoe. Time was kept tremendously well by Jack and Oliver. The funnel was managed by Myles and finish tokens were handed out by Yasmin. Archie managed to scoff a sausage cob whilst sorting the barcodes and last, but never least, the tail walker, making sure that you all got home was Nicola.

Gedling junior parkrun.  3 Jun 18.

If you ever fancy seeing just how good you could look in hi-viz (the answer is "very"), just drop us an email or speak to your Run Director on the day. We're always happy to say hello to more volunteers and I guarantee you'll enjoy it.

I think that has covered everything from another fantastic day on the hills of Gedling. We look forward to seeing you all have another go next week when Helen will be your Run Director, megaphone at hand and roster at the ready.

Well done everyone, Jonathan.


Event #103 – 27th May 2018

The sun came out on Sunday and we had a glorious time on the hills at Gedling junior parkrun where we welcomed 50 juniors and their adults. There were lots of new faces as we had 10 first timers- welcome Oliver, Ben, James, Eliott, Lexie, Anna, Harrison, Sasha, Matilda, Archie and Ivor- and there were celebrations all round as 7 shiny new PBs were set. A huge well done to Amnit, Henry, Sammy, Rosemary, Alexander, Lily and Rosa!

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Remember that you can be presented with a wristband when you achieve 11 (half marathon), 21 (marathon) or 50 (ultra marathon) junior parkruns; 3 were presented this week- a huge well done to all that have earned them!

Gedling juniors 27th june 2018

Junior parkrun couldn’t happen without our team of wonderful volunteers. This week we had Lyndsey as run director, Kelly and Yasmin keeping time, Zoe, Louis and Jonah scanning your barcodes, Ruth managing the funnel, James handing out finish tokens, Jayne tail walking while Madeleine sorted the tokens in the café with her well-deserved ice-cream! Our fantastic high-five-givers (and marshals) were Jonathan, Joanne, Jack, Matthew, Eveline, Richard, Sarah, James, Miriam, Ray, Madeline Jenny and Ewan.

Gedling junior parkrun 27th may 2018

Special mentions go to Jonah who celebrated his birthday on Sunday and decided to spend some of it at juniors scanning barcodes and to our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers who warmed you up in style! We really appreciate all our volunteers’ help, particularly Richard who is our volunteer co-ordinator and works tirelessly to make sure the event can go ahead. Please let him know by email or on Facebook if you can help at any upcoming events.

Gedling junior parkrun 27th may 2018

We will hopefully see you again next week when Jonathan will have the Run Director vest on!

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(This isn't Jonathan but he took this great photo!)

Have a great week!



Event 102 – 20th May 2018

What better way to spend a sunny Sunday than on the hills of Gedling Country Park run/walk/job/volunteering for junior parkrun? 63 runners and 20 volunteers agreed and what with all the enthusiastic adults accompanying their young people there was a real buzz this morning.

Gedling junior parkrun 20th may 18

We welcomed plenty of new faces today: Bertie, Frank and Henry recorded their first official runs at Gedling juniors, and there were a few more who haven't yet registered and got their barcode. Its easy to register and you only need to do it once. You can then print off a sheet of 6 barcodes that you can keep in your car, house, in your phone case, laminate and pin to you or whatever you need to do to make sure you don't forget your barcode #dfyb! All you need to do then is hand it to one of the barcode scanners at the finish and they will match it up with your finish token to give you a time. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

Gedling junior parkrun 20th may 18

We recorded 14 Personal Best times this morning which is epic considering how hot it was, well done to all of you and a special mention to John who was proud to take off almost a minute from his time. I didn't get a photo but promised him a special mention!

Gedling Junior Parkrun. 20 May 18.

Here are a few action shots from this morning's warm up which was led once again by Jack and Euan before Jack sprinted off to marshall point 7 in the middle of the zigzags:


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Your volunteers this morning were: Eloise MILLNS • Emma FURNESS • Eveline GRIFFITH • Ewan WANE • Jack MATTHEWS • James SINCLAIR • Jenny BROWN • Joanne TANNER • Jonah SINCLAIR • Jonathan TANNER • Joseph BANBURY • Kelly MORPHUS • Louis JAMSON • Nicola DICKINSON • Richard MILLNS • Ruth SWAIN • Samantha NEWTON • Tamsin MILLNS • Yasmin KING • Zoe TANNER

Thank you for your time and to all the people who have already booked in for future weeks. I've got most of the volunteers in this photo here:

Gedling junior parkrun 20th may 18

That's all from me this week. I'm handing over to the very capable Lyndsey who will be looking after you next week for a Bank Holiday special!

Tamsin x




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