After the dismal weather conditions of last week, it was lovely to be in the park today. Bright sunshine, smiles and a bumper turn-out of 67 junior athletes made Gedling junior parkrun number 124 a fantastic event.
It was great to see another seven brand new parkrunners today, we welcomed Beth, Ella, Alex, Arthur, Bea, Dylan and Noah to our glorious hills for the very first time. I really hope that you all come back for another try very soon.
Thirteen might be a number that is unlucky for some, but that's how many of you managed to get around the route quicker than you ever have before. Well done to all of you, there were a lot of very speedy finishes today, that might explain why my photographs are all a bit blurred!
The volunteer roster was full this morning, but up to yesterday evening, it still had a few gaps. If anybody would like grab a hi-viz jacket and try it on for size, just drop us an email or have a word with the Run Director. All the jobs are nice and easy and you don't have to turn up every week, just when you can. Go on, give it a go.
I always say thank you to our parkrunners and volunteers, if either didn't show up, there just wouldn't be a junior parkrun. However, I very rarely say thank you to the parents, guardians and all the other grown-ups who manage to get their youngsters to the start line. Whether you complete the course yourself or hang around cheering and clapping at the finish, thank you, your efforts don't go un-noticed.
Please remember to bring your own printed barcode with you. We cannot give you a recorded time against your name if we can't scan you in.
Next week sees Helen take the reins as your Run Director. See you on the hills, have a great week.