Event 127 – 11th November 2018

Lots of thank you's this week at Gedling junior parkrun. Thank you to the volunteers who turned up at 8.15am in the rain to set up the course. Thank you to the 28 juniors who looked out their windows at home this morning and saw all the rain but still turned up to run and thank you to their parents and family for bringing their juniors to parkrun! However we were all rewarded by it stopping raining at 9am. Hooray!

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Out of the 28 juniors running we welcomed one first timer who was completely new to parkrun so hello to Imogen and welcome to Dylan who visited us from Hucknall junior parkrun for the first time.

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8 of you recorded a terrific personal best this week so well done to Rav, Jonas, Alberto, Scarlet, Samuel, Leo, Mia and Kitty. Kitty also ran her 11th junior parkrun to achieve her half marathon wristband.

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Our volunteers this week were Oliver and Nick keeping time, Yasmin and Ewan scanning bar codes, Louis was on the funnel and Jonathan, Zoe and Evie were the tail walkers. Our marshals were Madeline, Joanne, Kelly, John, Ruth, Eve, Tom, Karen, Richard, Sarah, Rob and Roger. Thank you! Gedling junior parkrun 11th November 2018

See you soon!

Helen

 

Event 126 – 4th November 2018

51 awesome young people and their responsible adults joined us on the chilly hills of Gedling Country Park this Sunday morning.

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It was so good to see so many faces, new and old all chatting, playing and enjoying being outdoors together. Whether you are chasing a PB or just enjoying the event as a runner or a volunteer, it is so great to hear your stories. I know that we had some first timers to parkrun on Sunday, 2 were recorded on the results so welcome Max and Tommy!

We gave out 2 wrist bands on Sunday. Here are Fred and Alice accepting their Half Marathon (11 runs) and ultra Marathon (50) wristbands respectively. If you think you are due a wristband whether you have been away for a while (like Fred who usually plays Rugby on a Sunday morning) or usually run elsewhere (like Alice who seems to have toured most of the local parkruns), just let the Run Director know and they will make sure that you get yours.

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Eight lovely runners recorded a PB on Sunday, congratulations to our first finisher Theo as well as Oliver, Mia, Arthur, Imogen, Ravi, Eloise and Scarlett for beating their own best times.

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Increasingly we are noticing that our juniors love volunteering as much as running, so if you’d rather put on the high vis on a Sunday morning, please sign up to the volunteer reminder emails on your parkrun profile. Thank you to all of the volunteers who joined us on Sunday, they were: Sharon ASTILL, Frances ASTILL, Louis ASTILL, Nicola DICKINSON, Nikki DIXON, Tom ENGLAND, John ENGLAND, Lily GREENWOOD, Eveline GRIFFITH, Nick HILL, Oliver HILL, Sarah HORRIGAN-FULLARD, Louis JAMSON, Laura MCKAY, Eloise MILLNS, Tamsin MILLNS, Kelly MORPHUS, Jonah SINCLAIR, James SINCLAIR, Zoe TANNER, Joanne TANNER, Jonathan TANNER, Ewan WANE

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If you’d like to find out more about volunteering, or getting more involved in the Core Team, we will be holding an information session after the event on Sunday 9th December at the Willowbrook pub in Gedling. They serve breakfast from 9am (and beer if you are feeling festive!) so as well as finding out more we are hoping it will be a nice social event in warmer than usual surroundings! Hope to see you there and in the meantime, I will hand over to Helen for who will be wearing the Blue and white next week.

Tamsin

 

Event 125 – 28th October 2018

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.

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Gedling junior parkrun 28th October 2018

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Our warm up was lead by Jack and Ewan who were very coordinated!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Here is Gabe's support crew-

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Here is Gabe's "Gorilla Grandad" joining in with the warm up-

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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.

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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.

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That's all folks, see you soon

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Helen

 

Event 121 – Sunday 30th September – the day the Firemen visited!

Sunday 30th September will no doubt be memorable for 1000s of runners across Nottinghamshire. It was the day of the Robin Hood half marathon and the mini mile which many of our regulars took part it. Well done to the 38 runners who came to the hills as well as all of our #parkrunfamily who were running down at the embankment.

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I absolutely #loveparkrun (not sure if I've mentioned it before) and these photos of these fantastic smiling families tells you exactly why!

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Six first timers were registered on the results on Sunday, welcome to parkrun Porsha, Pippa, Theirry, Mia and Greta. And also welcome to Daniel who was visiting us from Rushcliffe parkrun, we hope you enjoyed the variety and look forward to seeing you again.

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It wasn't just the Robin Hood runners who were recording their first half marathons, here's Jude, accepting his well earned wrist band (at least, the results say that Jude earnt one but I feel like I may have the name wrong - sorry if I have!). Also, Seb recorded his 21st Marathon run but didn't claim his wristband so please ask next time you visit.

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Most of you didn't notice but we had a visit from the Fire Brigade. One of the officers was supporting his son in the run so he took the opportunity to pop down with some information leaflets. They got a call just as most of your reached the top of the hill but it was lovely to see you so please pop in again.

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Thank you as always to our amazing volunteers, without whom this run wouldn't take place. We have a fantastic bunch of under 18s who choose to get out of bed early every Sunday to set up the course and lead the warmup. Most of them have now finished their Duke of Edinburgh volunteering stint but still come every week - thank you, we are so proud to have you with us.

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Here is a photo of the volunteers acting like Robin Hood. Visit the website for a roll call of everyone's names.

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On Sunday 7th October, Forest Rec and Ruschliffe are both cancelled so we hope to welcome lots of tourists.

See you back at the park on Sunday morning for more outdoor fun!!

Tamsin

 

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.

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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!

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