Event 93 – Mothering Sunday 11th March – The one with the new Kit!

What a fabulous morning for some fun on the hills of Gedling. I thoroughly enjoyed starting off my Mothering Sunday with our lovely Gedling junior parkrun family, so nice to be back out there with no snow or ice to contend with. We had new kit to play with this week from head office including a flag which migrated from the start to the finish. Here it is at the start:

Gedling junior parkrun 11th mar 2018

And here it is at the finish with first finisher George who was visiting us all the way from Lincolnshire.

Gedling junior parkrun 11th mar 2018

We have discovered that Gedling is actually the closest junior parkrun to Lincolnshire so as well as today's visiting families we also have a regular family who commute over an hour each way to get to us. We appreciate your dedication and are so pleased that you feel welcome at our little event.

Gedling junior parkrun 11th mar 2018

We gave out half marathon wrist bands this morning to Leo and Fyffe, congratulations on your achievement and don't forget you can print off a certificate on your athlete profile to take to school and tell all your friends about parkrun.

Gedling junior parkrun 11th mar 2018

Gedling junior parkrun 11th mar 2018

We welcomed six first timers to parkrun this morning which is 15% of the total runners in attendance. Well done! There were also 7 PBs today. Some of you may not have received your well done on your text or email due to a slight timing issue. Finishers after position 15 may well have been sent a text with a slower time. The results on the website are now accurate so check them out and well done all!

As usual a massive thank you to the volunteers. Here is a shot of most of us looking rather pleased with our shiny new lanyards, high vis, flag and Industrial strength megaphone (borrowed from the 5k event!). Check out our home page for a full list of name credits. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/gedling-juniors/

Gedling junior parkrun 11th mar 2018

Check out our flickr page for more photos from our events: https://www.flickr.com/groups/gedling-junior-parkrun/

I'm handing over to Jonathan for next week so until next time its good bye from me Tamsin.


Event 92: 25 Feb 18. Chills, hills and sausage cobs.

Well, what a great morning that was! A fantastic 49 of you wrapped up warm and joined us for a walk, jog or run around our beautiful park. A massive well done to all of you.

Gedling Junior Parkrun.  25 Feb 18.

As well as our three amazing first-timers (huge welcome and high fives to Oisin, Sophie and William), there was a whole gang of Parkrunners collecting their milestone wristbands. Don't forget that you get these when you have completed 11, 21 and 50 Junior Parkruns. Despite the close to freezing conditions, six of you even managed to record your best times, congratulations.

Gedling Junior Parkrun.  25 Feb 18.

As always, it was brilliant to see so many grown-ups coming along to support the juniors in their efforts. If any of you fancy trying on the hi-viz and joining our gang of volunteers, please speak to the Run Director next week or you could drop an email to gedling-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com

Gedling Junior Parkrun.  25 Feb 18.

We really wouldn't be able to put on this event without the happy helpers that are our volunteers. This week we say thank you to the marvelous marshals, Kelly, Sam, Sarah, Ellie, Joanne, James, David, Jonah, Zoe and Rob. The tremendous time-keepers were Yasmin and Louis, barcodes were superbly scanned by Ewan and Jack, the Finish Funnel was magnificently managed by Myles. Finish tokens were happily handed out by James and the tail was walked wonderfully by Helen. Thank you all very much indeed.

Gedling Junior Parkrun.  25 Feb 18.

That's it for now, hopefully we'll see you on the hills again next Sunday, ready to roll at 9am sharp when Helen will be in charge of the megaphone. Have a great week and keep smiling, see you all soon, Jonathan.


Event 91- 18th February 2018

Another fantastic morning at Gedling junior parkrun. We had lots of lovely comments today about how much people love junior parkrun so thank you for being part of the magic of Gedling junior parkrun.

Gedling junior parkrun 18th February 2018

We welcomed 2 official first timers - Kiera and Phoebe and hello to our first timers who did not have a bar code. We hope to see you all again soon!

Gedling junior parkrun 18th February 2018

There were 46 runners, joggers and walkers today, luckily the mist started to clear at 9am. When we set up the course there was hardly any visibility so we were a bit worried that we would not be able to see how super you were all doing.

Gedling junior parkrun 18th February 2019

An amazing 10 of you recorded a personal best this morning - well done to Dominic, Emily, Luke, Holly, Billy, Rafe, Oliver, Lewis, James and Henry.

Did you notice our lovely new finish funnel that has been donated to us? Here are the Duke of Edinburgh volunteers showing it off!

Gedling junior parkrun 18th February 2019

As always we had a fantastic bunch of volunteers this morning. A big thank you to Sammy and Jack keeping time, James, Louis and Myles bar code scanning, Yasmin managing the funnel, Ewan handing out the tokens, Evie sorted the tokens after the run, Roger tail walked and our magnicient marshals were Kelly, Rory, Hilary, Jonathan, Ellie, Karen, Natalie, Adam, Ian, Joanne, Zoe, Rita and Nic.

Gedling junior parkrun 18th February 2018

Did you realise that out of all our volunteers this morning 17 of them did not even have family running at junior parkrun? They were volunteering just because they love parkrun! Some of our volunteers also travelled some distance to be with us. Nic came from Beeston, Adam came from Sleaford but the winners of the furthest distance travelled are Rory and Hilary who came from Ipswich (although they were visiting family as well!) Rory has now volunteered at parkrun over 450 times and Hilary over 100 times. Wow! Isn't that amazing? Thank you for coming to visit us at Gedling juniors.

Next week our regular volunteer Jonathan will be doing his first time stint as Run Director so a big thanks to Jonathan.

See you again soon on the hills of Gedling.



Event 89 – February 4th 2018 – the one where we reached a milestone

What another brilliant week at Gedling junior parkrun this Sunday, finally after a few snowy weeks we have reached a landmark in our history. Last Sunday saw Charlie become the 5000th finisher of Gedling junior parkrun, which means that our amazing athletes have completed over 10,000 kilometres since we launched in 2016. Alongside Charlie were another 48 of you (and some willing adults!) tackling the hills.

Gedling juniors 4th feb 2018

We had two wristbands to give out this week, congratulations to those dedicated people. Remember you get wristbands for completing 11 (half marathon, 21 (full marathon) and 50 (ultra marathon) parkruns so shout up to the Run Director if you qualify.



The event wouldn’t be possible without the help of our amazing volunteers.
Nickesh popped over from the 5k event to Direct events, Bea and Bethan warmed you up, Tom and Nicola tail walked and in between, Wayne, Tabitha, Natalie, Tony, Richard, Madeleine, Tamsin, Kelly, Ellie, Sam, Helen and Roger marshalled the course and the funnel and finish area was staffed by our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers Louis, Sammy, Yasmin, Jack and Chris.


And Eloise and Madeleine sorted the tokens ready for next week.


See you on the hills on Sunday morning!


Event 88 – 28th January 2018

We were so pleased this week that there was not any ice on the paths and so Gedling junior parkrun could go ahead. Remember that if we ever need to cancel a junior parkrun (which we try and avoid if at all possible) the first place to know about cancellations will be on our facebook page. (We can't update the website from our phones so are unable to do that while we are at the park).

Gedling junior parkrun 28th January 2018

So back to event 88 - 40 juniors were running, jogging, skipping and walking our lovely route at Gedling country park.

We welcomed 2 first timers to parkrun - we hope you enjoyed it Reuben and Billy!

Since Gedling junior parkrun started we have had 914 personal bests recorded. Wow! Today Rafe and Eve added to the total of personal bests. Well done!

Gedling junior parkrun 28th January 2018

We gave out a half marathon wristband today. Remember you get a wristband when you reach 11 (half marathon), 21 (marathon) or 50 (ultra marathon) junior parkruns. Don't forget to print your certificate off the parkrun website. Eve (who also got a PB) should have had her half marathon wristband today. Seth and Bethan should have had their marathon wristbands today so let the run director know next time you are here.

Gedling junior parkrun 28th January 2018

So next week we should reach 10,000km ran by runners at Gedling junior parkrun! So if you are runner 36 next week you will be the lucky junior who reaches this milestone!

A massive thanks to all our volunteers. We were concerned that we would not be able to get enough volunteers this week and would love it if we could get the roster filled up in advance. If you can help please let us know on our facebook page or by email on gedling-juniorsoffice@parkrun.com.

Gedling junior parkrun 28th January 2018

So this week we had Ewan and Evie keeping time, Sammy and Christopher scanning bar codes, Jack handing out the tokens, Louis managing the funnel, Nicola tail walking, Helen was run director and the marshals giving out the high 5's were Maisie, Helen, Kelly, Karen, Sam, Roger, Rachel, Jenny, Peter, Rob, Tony and Natalie.

We look forward to seeing you next week when we welcome Nickesh in the run director vest.

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