Well when I woke up on Sunday morning I wasn't expecting snow when I looked out of the window! I had to get dressed super quick and get myself up to Gedling Country Park earlier than normal to check out the course. Luckily the snow had melted on the paths and they were not slippy so we were good to go!
Our fabulous volunteers who turned up to cheer you around the course were very pleased to see 43 juniors turn up to run, jog and walk our course. Unfortunately 3 of our runners had to retire early due to not feeling well so I hope that Charlie, James and Harry feel better now.
We were amazed that despite the cold weather we had 6 first timers to Gedling junior parkrun (and 5 of these were completely new to junior parkrun) so hello to Miles, Rhianna, Amelia, Beatrice, Eva and Louie.
The cold weather did not stop an amazing 14 of you achieving personal bests so well done to Oliver, Max, Esmee, Evelyn, Edward, Charley, James, Daniel, Lucas, Ryan, Arthur, Eve, Heidi and Erin.
We gave out milestone wristbands to Freya (half marathon) and Oliver (marathon) who had not collected them previously. Edward should have also collected his half marathon wristband so let the Run Director know next time you join us.
It was lovely to see a family get together who had travelled from London and Yorkshire to visit their grandparents in Nottingham. We will hopefully see you again next time you are visiting!
A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers who braved the cold. This week we had Oliver and Jonathan keeping time, Ewan and Matthew bar code scanning, Sammy and Ed on the funnel, Bob and Erin tail walking and Ryan sorting tokens. Our magnificent marshals were Nick, Bo, Joanne, Zoe, Louisa, Eve, Madeline, Clare, Ray, Jolene and Martin. Please do let us know if you can volunteer, we would love to have you help us. I didn't realise until after Sunday that it was my 100th time volunteering for parkrun - it is amazing how quickly all the volunteering adds up!
Before I go I just want to say thank you to Peter who was the Run Director last week. He is one of the Run Directors from Hucknall junior parkrun who stepped into help us out when none of us were available.
That's all for now, see you soon.