Event 119 – 16th September 2018

Sunday brought a reminder of the fact that autumn is creeping in as we swap the t-shirts & flip-flops for jumpers and boots, but that didn't put off the 47 of you who joined us on the slightly breezy hills.
As we set up for the run, there were still a few marshal spots left on the roster, with a little bit of shuffling roles we were down to one short. Thanks to Michele for saving the day by being our last marshal, Jacob was happy to run without his mum, and his brother Charlie stayed with him throughout the run and paced him to a new PB! Well done Jacob! Great work!
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So if your little ones are starting to out pace you, you'd be welcome to volunteer instead! You'll have the chance to give them a hi-5 as they run around the course. Just drop us an email or let us know via facebook. We love volunteers and the event really couldn't happen without them. Your volunteer team for event 119 consisted of Sharon Astill, Frances Astill, Louis Astill, Nicola Dickinson, Katrina Edwards, James Gilbert, Eveline Griffith, Nick Hill, Oliver Hill, Louis Jamson, Yasmin King, Jack Matthews, Kelly Morphus, Robert Newton, Samantha Newton, Michele Noble, Jonah Sinclair, James Sinclair, Myles Somerton, Ian Sullivan, Joanne Tanner, Zoe Tanner, Ewan Wane. Many thanks to all of you. Gedling juniors 16-9-18

Big thanks as ever to our fantastic bunch of DofE volunteers for leading the warm up with amazing enthusiasm, whatever would we do without them?
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Well done to Bobby who recieved his half marathon wrist band. Don't forget you can also download your certificate to print out by visiting your profile at parkrun.com

After the warm up and wristband giving, off you flew heading for the first hill. Please be careful when you're running, poor Evelyn took a bit of a tumble and ended up with a cut knee, but after a spot of medical attention from her mum, she was back up and running and completed the course and went home with a fresh plaster on her knee!

Our first finisher was also the first lady finisher! Girl power! Gedling juniors 16-9-18

We welcomed 5 first timers to the wonderful hills of Gedling, thank you for making our event your first and hope you come back again. The slightly chilly weather conditions were perfect for the 7 of you who got a PB, great work!
That's all from me, have an enjoyable week and see you on Sunday when Jonathan dons the run-directors hi-vis.

Ian

 

Event 117 – 2nd September – when we had an Olympic gymnast as tailwalker!

Sunday 2nd September 2018 will go down in Gedling juniors history as one
of the best events ever! Who’d have thought the weekend before school
starts could be a cause for so much celebration?!

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It started bright and early at 8.15 when the happy band of volunteers
arrived to welcome the fabulous Ellie Downie, Olympic gymnast to
Gedling Country Park. Ellie is supporting the #teamparkrun initiative
which aims to showcase lottery funded athletes and help promote the
benefits of parkrun. I hope you all agree she was a fantastic ambassador
for gymnastics, Nottingham and #teamparkrun.

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The excitement didn’t end there, we also welcomed a film crew from
parkrun head office. They were soaking up the atmosphere and taking
shots of you as you ran around the course. Some of you were interviewed by
them afterwards. Watch the local news over the next couple of days as
the footage might just crop up. If not it will be used on the main
parkrun social media pages so keep your eyes peeled. Here’s Charlie and
Austin being interviewed:

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We welcomed six brand new parkrunners this morning, Verity, Erin, Daisy,
Edward, Joe and Esme, we hope you enjoyed the run and look forward to
seeing you again. We guarantee a warm welcome and lots of fun but
can’t promise celebrities and film crew every week!

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A massive congratulations to Amber for reaching her Ultra Marathon
milestone. She has completed all 50 of her runs with us here at Gedling
and we are all super proud of her achievement. I’m sure you won’t
forget being presented with your wristband by Ellie Downie in a hurry!

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According to the results, Hannah and Luke recorded their 21st run today
and they too have now earnt a wristband. Please shout up next time you
are here and we will present yours. Don’t forget to print off your
certificates and take them to school to tell everyone what you have
achieved. You deserve all the kudos for the hard work you have put in
running up those hills!

Well done to Oliver, Jack, Jacob, Rory, Harriet, Leo and William for
recording a new PB today. Perhaps you were spurred on by the support
crew provided by Notts Women Runners Arnold Arrows who took a break from their long run
this morning to cheer you on. Thanks for popping by!

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Each week we all take loads of photos and they are uploaded on to our
Flickr page which can be accessed straight from the website. Here’s the
link: https://www.flickr.com/groups/gedling-junior-parkrun/
We’ve signed up a new Run Director this week so keep an eye out for
Jenny over the next few weeks. If you’d like to get more involved,
just have a chat to one of the core team and ask us whatever you’d like
to know, there’s no such thing as a stupid question!

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So as always we want to thank all our volunteers today - Richard, Eloise and Madeline joined Ellie as tail walkers, Myles and Zoe were keeping time, Louis and Ewan were bar code scanning and Louis and James were on the funnel.

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Our magnificent marshals cheering you around the course were Jonathan, Ruth, Joanne, Sharon, Jenny, Nicola, Emma, Eve, Jayne, Ian and Kelly. Tamsin was enjoying herself as communications person with the press and run report writing, Evie processed the results and Helen was your run director.

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Well we’re off to put our feet up but we’ll be back next week for
run-walk-volunteering!

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Event 115 – 19th August 2018

It was wonderful to see 34 juniors and their family/friends/carers on the hills of Gedling Country Park this week. There were lots of smiling, happy faces.

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We welcomed 3 runners completely new to parkrun so hello to Lily, Lucas and Scarlett. A family who regularly run at Rushcliffe junior parkrun also joined us for the first time so we hope that Alice, Oliver and William enjoyed our hills!

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A third of you recorded personal bests today so well done to Jake, Amber, Nathan, Fyfe, Micah, Lily, Noah, Gabriel, Sophie, Emily and Joshua.

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Remember that when you have ran, jogged, skipped or walked 11 junior parkruns you receive a half marathon wristband, 21 is a marathon and 50 is an ultra marathon. This week Austin achieved his ultra marathon wristband - a big congratulations to Austin! He has ran 49 of his junior parkruns here at Gedling and one with our friends at Forest Rec juniors.

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As always a big thank you to our wonderful volunteers who were cheering you around the course. Our hi vis heroes this week were Myles, Zoe, Jonathan, Joanne, Amanda, Kelly, Glenn (all the way from Hilly Fields junior parkrun!), Rob, Sam, Martin, Aiden, Kate, Ian, Louis, James, Yasmin, Eve and John. A special mention to Joanne who volunteered for the 25th time this week which is the volunteer milestone and so she will be receiving the lovely purple volunteer T shirt.

Gedling junior parkrun 19th August 2018

Gedling junior parkrun 19th August 2018

Next week is the bank holiday weekend and George is going to be the Run Director so a big thank you to him for helping us out. We are really short of volunteers as a lot of the regular volunteers are away so we would appreciate all offers of help. Please let us know if you can volunteer!

Until next time, happy parkrunning!

Helen

 

Event 114: 12th August 2018

Wow! What an awesome morning at Gedling Country Park we had. There may have been just 24 youngsters bombing round the park but that didn't make it any less eventful.

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Here is Grace who runs in the JW10 category and has just completed her 100th junior parkrun as well as having completed 50 5km parkruns! She started her junior parkrun journey at Markeaton juniors before trying out Long Eaton then Hucknall before finding Gedling parkrun. She has toured all over the country but chose to run her 100th run with us here at Gedling. By my reckoning she has completed 455 parkrun kilometres which is a truly inspirational feat! I am in awe! And she bought you lot cake and sweets?! I think we should be giving her a prize!

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And despite the rain early on, we still welcomed 5 brand new parkrunners. Jack, Jack, Alexis, Abigail and Esme, we hope to see you again soon (but please don't expect cake every time)!

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We had a visitors from Newark and the aptly named Hilly Fields parkrun in London who came in 1st and 2nd place on our fantastic course. I absolutely love the camaraderie in this photo of our 2 visitors - Well done Edward and Jake!

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There were 6 new PBs too - too much excitement for one morning!

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The volunteers had to take shelter before you arrived but the rain stopped in plenty of time for the run. Thank you for giving up your lay ins to make sure that parkrun is safe for all the participants. We welcome volunteers of all ages, so even if your youngster doesn't fancy running the hills, perhaps they'd like to come along and give the high vis a try. Everyone who completes 25 volunteer stints qualifies for a free purple milestone Tee and its surprising how quickly you can earn one. Please get in touch at gedling-juniorsoffice@parkrun.com if you can help in the next couple of weeks as we are quite short.

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Thats all from me, Tamsin, I'm handing over to Helen who'll be in charge next week.

 

Event 111 – 22nd July 2018

Another warm morning saw 35 eager young people tacking the zig zags, out and backs and winding paths at Gedling Country Park. I love our varied course, and it was pointed out to me recently that when you look at it on a map, it looks a bit like an elephant. HAs anyone else ever noticed that?

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The slightly cooler start to this Sunday suited over a third of you to speed away to a PB, well done all of you!

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As always our volunteers were there bright and early to set up the course, remove the dog poo (oh, the glamour!) and make sure the run was put on safely for you. Our youngest volunteer Jonah managed incredibly well with the only working scanner. We have asked head office for a new one as we've managed to wear one out after over two years of beeping!

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Molly received her half marathon wristband and according to the results, Eddie is due his too so please make yourself known to Jonathan next week.

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We tried a different pose for the volunteer photo this week, thank you to
Linda, Charlie, James, Eveline, Nick, Oliver, Tony, Jack, Richard, Kelly, James, Jonah, Joanne, Zoe, Jonathan, Thomas and Ewan for all your help.

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That's me for a week, I'm off to cool down in Portugal and Jonathan will look after you on Sunday

Tamsin

 

Event 107 – 24th June 2018

Sunday 24th June was a scorching sunny morning, which brought out 61 little pairs of legs to run the hills of Gedling.

We'd had a fantastic response to our volunteer appeals which meant we had all the roles filled with a few marshals left over to spread a little more hi-vis magic around the course.

Junior parkrun wouldn't happen without the efforts of our amazing volunteers, on timing we had Richard and Yasmin, managing the funnel was Ewan and Zoe, and scanning those barcodes was Louis and Helen. Making up the marshal team was Denise, Lindsey, Kelly, Ellie, Sam, Jayne, Roger, Jo, Jonathan, Joanne, Thomas and Nic. Making sure everyone got round safe was Jack on tail walking duty, and that left me (Ian) with the RD's hi-vis on looking like I knew what I was doing!!
We all met up at 8:15 to get the course set up and all the signs out, and we were that efficient we even had time for a game of parkrun bingo.
What's parkrun bingo we hear you ask? We ask each volunteer for their guess of how many runners there will be (before we've seen them). Usually the RD pays attention and makes sure no twp people guess the same. The eye was taken off the ball as both Richard and Jo guessed 61, and they won! What you win at parkrun bingo is a little kudos, a free 5k on a Saturday morning at the event of your choice (or a Sunday if you're 14 or under) and another name check in the run report! Yes, it is just for fun!
Gedling juniors 24-06-18If you want a go at volunteering one day, please let us know, either by emailing our volunteer co-ordinator, drop us a message on Facebook, or put your name down on the paper roster on a Sunday morning. Please do come and help out, it is loads of fun and none of the roles are difficult. There are loads of gaps in the coming week which all need filling, take a look at our future roster page.

There was a couple of milestones to celebrate, Aiden was awarded with his half marathon wristband (11 runs) and Arthur was awarded with his ultra marathon wristband (50 runs). Well done both of you! Don't forget you can download your certificate from your parkrun profile. Gedling juniors 24-06-18

The warmup was led (as usual) by our dedicated warmer uppers Jack and Ewan, though I think that with the temperatures there wasn't a great deal of warming necessary!
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After a 3-2-1-GO you were all off & running up & down those lovely hills in the sunsine.
First across the line for the boys was Jude and for the girls was Esme. We had 5 first timers to Gedling, we do hope you enjoyed it and come back next week, we had a tourist from Netley Abbey juniors in Southampton, and also a tourist from nearby Hucknall juniors who loved our hills!

Following our final finisher, we got the equipment tidied away and went for a cup of tea and a spot of results processing. We were extremely lucky in the fact we'd just done the results and volunteers, and then the computer decided to do a Windows update... what good timing! Thanks to Eloise and Madeline for sorting the tokens. We had three finish tokens go walkies from this event, if you have them can we please have them back? We need them!

Thank you for coming to Gedling juniors to run, jog, walk or volunteer, see you next week when Jonathan is back in the run directors hi-vis.

Enjoy your week!

 

Event 106 – 17th July 2018 – Fathers’ Day!

What a special day it was on Sunday! On Fathers' Day we welcomed 54 young people with their parents and carers whizzing up the hills of Gedling.

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6 eager runners chose Sunday 17th June to kick their Dad's out of bed and record their first ever run at a parkrun. Well done Dexter, Ezekiel, Jack, Zach, Jamie and Penny, we hope to see you again soon. And a big Gedling welcome to Milo who was trying the hills of Gedling for the first time having started out at Forest Rec. We hope you enjoyed those hills!

The weather was cooler than it has been recently which must have suited the 14 pairs of speedy legs who recorded Personal Best times.

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Mia got in touch to say she hadn't claimed her half- marathon wrist band so here she is receiving her wristband on her 13th run at juniors. Looking at the results there are some big milestones coming up. Don't forget you can print off a certificate once you've completed your milestones and take them to school to tell all your friends about your achievements. We also know that you can use your certificates to earn badges at brownies, check with your cub master too to see if you can earn something there!

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Your volunteers today were:

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Nicola DICKINSON, James GILBERT, Eveline GRIFFITH, Nick HILL, Oliver HILL, Louis JAMSON, Yasmin KING, Jack MATTHEWS, Eloise MILLNS, Tamsin MILLNS, Kelly MORPHUS, Robert NEWTON, Samantha NEWTON, Jayne POTTER, Myles SOMERTON, Ian SULLIVAN, George SULLIVAN, Will SULLIVAN, Ruth SWAIN, Jonathan TANNER, Joanne TANNER

 

Event 105 – 10th June 2018

Another Sunday morning and another fabulous Gedling junior parkrun! We had 70 juniors (same number as last week) and their grown ups enjoying running, jogging and walking around our course.

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We welcomed 10 first timers to parkrun so hello to Siena, Bobby, Kai, Patrick, Darcy, Sophie, Sofia, Henry, Dulcie and Luke as well as Della and Ruby who have been to junior parkrun before but it was their first time embracing the hills of Gedling.

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Our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers warmed you all up and you also showed us how to do the floss! Some of the grown ups were also joining in but I think that they need to improve their moves until they are as good as the juniors!

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Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

There was some terrific personal bests this week so well done to Reece, James, Elliott, James, Leo, Henry, Ewan, Logan, Sammy, Martha, Lexie, Imogen, Eloise, Ivor and Bertie.

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Gedling juniors from Nic

Don't forget that you can collect a wristband and print a certificate off the parkrun website when you achieve 11 (half marathon), 21 (marathon) or 50 (ultra marathon) junior parkruns. Eloise and Rowan achieved their 11th junior parkrun this week. Rowan did not collect his wristband so do let the run director know next time. Isabella and James also collected their wristbands awarded from previous weeks. Here are Eloise and James collecting their wristbands.

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We want to say a massive thank you to our terrific volunteers. This week we had Myles and Ian keeping time, Jack and James bar code scanning, Yasmin managing the funnel, Louis handing out the tokens, Evie writing down the unscannable bar codes and sorting the tokens after the event and Ruth tail walking. The magnificent marshals were Eveline, Jonathan, Zoe, Joanne, Roger, Richard, Nicola, Jayne, Michael, James and Nic. Do let Richard, our volunteer coordinator know if you can help out. Other roles as a volunteer could be a photographer or run report writer. (I would certainly appreciate it if these roles could be filled when I am Run Director!)

Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

Gedling junior parkrun 10th June 2018

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Tamsin is back as Run Director next week so I will be handing the blue and white vest over to her. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Helen

 

Event #103 – 27th May 2018

The sun came out on Sunday and we had a glorious time on the hills at Gedling junior parkrun where we welcomed 50 juniors and their adults. There were lots of new faces as we had 10 first timers- welcome Oliver, Ben, James, Eliott, Lexie, Anna, Harrison, Sasha, Matilda, Archie and Ivor- and there were celebrations all round as 7 shiny new PBs were set. A huge well done to Amnit, Henry, Sammy, Rosemary, Alexander, Lily and Rosa!

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Remember that you can be presented with a wristband when you achieve 11 (half marathon), 21 (marathon) or 50 (ultra marathon) junior parkruns; 3 were presented this week- a huge well done to all that have earned them!

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Junior parkrun couldn’t happen without our team of wonderful volunteers. This week we had Lyndsey as run director, Kelly and Yasmin keeping time, Zoe, Louis and Jonah scanning your barcodes, Ruth managing the funnel, James handing out finish tokens, Jayne tail walking while Madeleine sorted the tokens in the café with her well-deserved ice-cream! Our fantastic high-five-givers (and marshals) were Jonathan, Joanne, Jack, Matthew, Eveline, Richard, Sarah, James, Miriam, Ray, Madeline Jenny and Ewan.

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Special mentions go to Jonah who celebrated his birthday on Sunday and decided to spend some of it at juniors scanning barcodes and to our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers who warmed you up in style! We really appreciate all our volunteers’ help, particularly Richard who is our volunteer co-ordinator and works tirelessly to make sure the event can go ahead. Please let him know by email or on Facebook if you can help at any upcoming events.

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We will hopefully see you again next week when Jonathan will have the Run Director vest on!

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(This isn't Jonathan but he took this great photo!)

Have a great week!

Lyndsey

 

Event #101 – 13th May 2018

The weather forecast had given out rain for today but all the smiling faces at Gedling junior parkrun had brought out the sunshine instead! What a beautiful morning to welcome 52 juniors and their adults to Gedling junior parkrun.

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Four 1st timers embraced our hills so welcome to Wynchester, Grace, Lily and Thomas.

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The sun must make you run faster as we had a sensational 16 personal bests so well done to Jonah, Imogen, Elsa, Martha, Ellie, Ivy, Matthew, Oliver, Lola, Jack, Molly, Leo, Emily, Esme, Aiden and Sailor.

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Remember that you can be presented with a wristband when you achieve 11 (half marathon), 21 (marathon) or 50 (ultra marathon) junior parkruns. Here is Jasper with his marathon wristband. Oliver should have also got his so do let the run director know the next time you come to junior parkrun so we can give you your wristband.

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We must say a massive thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who allow all the magic of Gedling junior parkrun to go ahead. This week we had Yasmin run directing, Emma and Kelly keeping the time, Ewan and Myles scanning the bar codes, Jack managing the funnel, James handing out the tokens, Jenny tail walking and Evie processed the results while Henry sorted the tokens. The magnificent marshals were Jonathan, Joanne, Zoe, Ellie, Rob, Roger, Richard, Clare, Sam, James and Eve.

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When you have volunteered 25 times our volunteers receive a lovely purple 25 volunteer T shirt. Well done to Henry who was on his 25th volunteer stint today. Although there are no other volunteer milestones it is definitely worth mentioning that 2 of our volunteers both volunteered for the 50th time today. So a big thank you to Ellie (who can usually be found on the first marshal point) and to Richard (pictured below) who is a regular marshal and is also our volunteer coordinator so please do respond when he asks for more volunteers! Let him know by email or on Facebook if you can help.

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Gedling junior parkrun has lots of regular volunteers (thank you to you all) but you probably can't help to notice our regular Duke of Edinburgh volunteers. There is Yasmin who did a fab job at Run Directing this morning who is doing her gold award so is volunteering with us for a year, prior to this she did 6 months for her silver award with us and volunteered for her bronze at 5K parkrun. Jack (top left) completed his gold volunteering stint in March and loves junior parkrun so much that he still comes every week and does a fab job at leading the warm up. James is currently volunteering for his silver award but also did his bronze with us. You can never miss James as he loves having the megaphone! Myles is volunteering with us for his silver award (and also tries to keep James out of trouble!) and Ewan for his bronze who does a great job at helping the warm up. There is also Louis who could not be with us this week as he was on a practice for his expedition.

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We will hopefully see you again next week when Tamsin will have the Run Director vest on.
Have a good week,

Helen

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