I always love Gedling junior parkrun but I especially loved it this morning. We had so many smiling faces! 53 juniors ran, jogged, walked, skipped and hopped around Gedling Country Park.
Our warm up was lead by Jack and Ewan who were very coordinated!
Welcome to Gabe, Samuel and Charlie who were first timers to junior parkrun and also to Evelyn who was on her first visit to Gedling.
As you may be aware you can collect a wrist band and print off a certificate for when you have achieved 11 junior parkruns (half marathon), 21 junior parkruns (marathon) or 50 junior parkruns (ultra marathon). Evan forgot to collect his marathon wristband when he was due to it but he did collect it today so well done to him.
We had a great number of personal bests this week - 13 of you ran your fastest time at Gedling junior parkrun so well done to Daniel, Oliver, Stefan, Isabelle, James, Eva, Ravi, Edward, Imogen, Sebastian, Ewan, Austin and Oscar.
There is one parkrunner who I am sure that you will all agree that I must give a special mention to. Gabe chose to join us on his 4th birthday! He also brought his own cheering crew of family and friends; 5 of whom were also volunteering. I am pretty confident that this was the most amount of supporters that any junior has ever brought to Gedling junior parkrun. Thank you to everyone for singing happy birthday to him - it was obvious that he loved all your singing!
Here is Gabe's support crew-
Here is Gabe's "Gorilla Grandad" joining in with the warm up-
A big thank you to all our volunteers today. We had Jack and Laura being terrific time keepers, Zoe and Martyn being brilliant bar code scanners, Ewan and Jenny were fantastic on the funnel and Oliver and Jayne were terrific tail walkers. The magnificent marshals were Joanne, Emma, John, Nick, Jonathan, Ruth, Maria, Kelly, Suky, Bob, Roger, Helen and Maisie. After the event Evie sorted the tokens and Henry was the apprentice results processor.
The milestone for volunteers is when you have volunteered 25 times and you earn yourself a lovely purple volunteer parkrun T shirt. Today was Jayne, who was one of our tail walkers, to volunteer 25 times so thank you to Jayne from everyone at parkrun. Do let us know if you would like to volunteer with us - we would love to have you join us.
That's all folks, see you soon