Event 47 – 26th March 2017

Well, I have got to admit that I was a bit worried on Sunday morning. Would any juniors turn up to Gedling junior parkrun or would you all still be in bed forgetting that the clocks had gone forward or would you all be busy making breakfast in bed for your mums? You did not disappoint me! 39 juniors turned up on a glorious sunny morning to run, jog, walk, hop and skip around our lovely park.

Gedling junior parkrun 26th March 2017

We also had an amazing 9 first timers to parkrun so welcome to George, Eva, Frances, Theo, Mala, Arthur, Alexander, Lavinia and Holly. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.


Five of you had a terrific personal best so well done to Reuben, Ollie, Noah, George and Jacob. Those personal bests have been added to the 531 personal bests that have already been recorded in our 47 events. Wow! That is an amazing number of personal bests!

We handed out a well deserved half marathon wrist band to Sam who has now done 11 junior parkruns. Don't forget you can get a wristband and download a certificate on the parkrun website when you have ran 11 (half marathon), 21 (marathon) or 50 (ultra marathon) junior parkruns. There is also a new 100 junior parkrun club! (Although no wristband for this achievement)

Gedling junior parkrun 26th March 2017

As always a massive thank you to our wonderful volunteers in the high vis. This week we had Yasmin and Evie terrifically keeping time, Kirstie, Allan, Ellie, Jenny, Debra, Tabitha, Wayne, Jayne, Abigail, Sarah, Jason and Peter magnificently marshalling the mountains, Martin and Sean were brilliant on the barcode scanning, Jack and Lesley were fantastic on the funnel, Susan was a terrific tail runner and Helen was your relieved run director that everything went to plan! A special thanks to Jack who also helped with the warm up!

Gedling junior parkrun 26th March 2017

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer and we will pop you down in the roster. Your help would be much appreciated.


So that is it for another week, next week Olivia will be the run director and she looks forward to seeing you all there!