Another fun junior parkrun has whizzed by! 78 runners had smiling faces and everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves.
We welcomed 4 first timers - Grace, Maisy, Tallyn and Betty.
A whopping 23 of you recorded personal bests - no wonder so many of you had happy faces!
A big well done to those of you who achieved a milestone today - Charlie and Kitty have both been regular junior parkrunners at Gedling and achieved their ultra marathon (50 junior parkruns) wristbands. We also awarded 2 other runners their wristbands. Don't forget to let the run director know when you have ran 11, 21 or 50 junior parkruns to receive your milestone wristband. You can then also go on your profile on the parkrun website to print off a milestone certificate.
One of the many things that I love about parkrun is how supportive all how community are of each other. Highlights today included seeing juniors high fiveing each other after they had ran well.
I also love how so many juniors love volunteering. So a big thank you to our junior volunteers today who gave up their time to allow other juniors to run - Niamh, Evie and Tabitha helped to marshal, Bea was a tail walker, Madeline and Eloise helped on the funnel and Evie was a time keeper. We also had several young adults volunteering - James timekeeping, Felix and James marshalling and Jack and Ella were bar code scanning.
Of course I can not forget our adults who were volunteering as well - Claire, Amanda, Wayne, Sarah, Kelly, Roger, Sue and Sam were marshalling, Richard was handing out the tokens, Nicola was tail walking and Helen was your run director.
So that means half of our volunteers were under 18! What an asset they are to our local community. A big thank you to all our volunteers.
Don't forget that on the 29th October it is our Halloween junior parkrun with optional fancy dress.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon.