The weather was pretty miserable for my first junior parkrun as RD and it felt like winter was really setting in. Nonetheless 31 brave runners turned out to enjoy themselves running 2k around the park.
We had a great team of volunteers and with Alice Townend (and baby Joseph) and Peter Duff stepping in as last minute marshals which meant we got off to a good start not too long after 9am. It was a bit of a family affair this week with Yasmin’s brother Sammy coming back for his second stint as a Duke of Edinburgh volunteer, and John bringing along his son, daughter in law and grandson!
Ewan our regular volunteer who did his first and last ever junior park run as tail walker last week turned 15 and brought goodies in which the volunteers quickly devoured. By turn this week Erin did her first junior parkrun with her Dad as tailwalker and we hope this will be the first of many.
It was an exciting day as Theo did his 100th run (which we celebrated with biscuits made by his family) and Tegan brought along her certificate that she got for doing her 100th run the week before. Bring yours next week Theo! The biscuits were a great motivator for those who were struggling at the top of the zig zags.
Although it was chilly it wasn’t as windy as it has been recently and we had 4 pbs and some excellent sprint finishes. We had a couple of first timers so we’ll hopefully see you all again soon!
Thanks as always to all the volunteers. Just a reminder that on Sunday 9th December, we will be running an information session for anyone who wants to learn more about volunteering at Junior parkrun. We'll be heading straight down to the Willowbrook in Gedling after the run where we can have a tasty breakfast and talk all things volunteering. Keep an eye on facebook for an event being set up.