Sorry we had to cancel today. Just as a reminder, if we have to cancel on the morning we won't be posting the cancellation here. It is not easy updating this page from the middle of the Valley Gardens and it is a slower way to get the news out. We will post the news on our Facebook page and twitter so please keep checking those sites when the weather is marginal.
Oooooo it's been a long time since we posted on here!! Just to say that we would love to have junior parkrun on Christmas Day and New years Day and are trying to fill the roster so that it can go ahead. If you would like to volunteer that would be brilliant. Give me (Helen) a shout on:
Happy Christmas everyone
Sorry everyone but we have had to cancel junior parkrun on the 18th of June. It is the Valley Gardens 1940's day and the paths will be full of army vehicles, tanks, weaponry etc. It is really not safe to run with all those vehicles. We faced the same problem last year and probably will next year as well. We are still on this Sunday so see you all then.
Here's brother and sister, Molly and William to tell us all about junior parkrun and how they love to try and beat each other (either out of the door or across the finishing line!!):
I love junior park run because it is a fun course which is not too long and not too short. I wake up at 6:30 in the morning, laze around until 8:00 and then chaos breaks out. Me and my family all have a rushed breakfast and then we get dressed. With my brothers messing around with their clothes and only ten minutes until the run starts we manage to grab the barcodes, a few water bottles, a coat and to get out of the door. After that everything is calm again. I get my lovely, peaceful run in the mild, morning air.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who help make Junior Park run possible.
By Molly age 9
I like going to Junior Parkrun because I like to run fast and get PB’s. This week I got a new PB with a time of 10.47 and I was really happy J
Thank you to all the volunteers for helping us and encouraging us all to run.
I also love junior park run because I always beat my older sister – Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah!!!
William age 6
Thanks Molly and William, hilarious!
See you all on Sunday.
This week's run report is brought to you by roving photo-journalist Rosie Pink Williams (pictured above).
Since Rosie was born she has been to a Saturday parkrun practically every single week of her 5yrs of life and then when juniors came to town she added that to her list and Sundays have never been the same since, she really loves parkrun.
But guess what... Rosie doesn't love running.
But she does love watching the running.
And making friends with the runners.
And just generally being part of the fixtures and fittings of parkrun in general without donning her trainers.
So this Sunday she said she would love to be the official photographer at Harrogate junior parkrun and off she went bounding around Valley Gardens with her camera.
We think she did a fantastic job too! And this is what she had to say about it all...
I liked being the photographer because I liked having my camera there. My favourite pictures are the ones of the flowers, the runners and the blue, blue sky.
She finishes the run report by adding...
I like being the photographer more than I like running but I love parkrun.
Rosie Pink Williams (5yrs & 176days old)
I think we'd best get Rosie assigned to the Harrogate Advertiser she's done such a good job.
We hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful sunshine and the remarkably slick 69th juniors. Well done all 92 of you. Have a fab Easter.
Volunteering - If you want to be part of making the magic happen (of which there is no pressure whatsoever to volunteer) our Harrogate junior parkrun needs a minimum of 20 volunteers each week, and without your kindness we would not be able to put on this wonderful free event. If you would like to help out please visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/harrogate-juniors/volunteer/ for more information or talk to anyone in a yellow vest on junior parkrunday and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Barcodes - Is your printed barcode looking tired or not scanning easily? There are a range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags and parkrun wristbands available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.
Post run refreshments - Join us at the Magnesia Well Cafe right near the start each week after junior parkrun to catch up, process the results, have a coffee and a good old chat. Martin and his team from the cafe are over the moon to see happy faces running past their window every Sunday morning and have welcomed us in for our post junior parkrun coffee/tea and chat there afterwards.