Cancelled event on 30th July

Regrettably we have been forced to cancel the Harrow Lodge junior parkrun on 30th July due to no Run Directors being available.  Hopefully this will be a one off.  We definitely will be back the following Sunday.

So on 30th July why not visit another local event?  Brentwood and Mile End are close by and are very welcoming.  Don't go to Barking and Dagenham though as they too have had to cancel their event this weekend.

So enjoy some tourism but remember to come back on 6 August!!

 

23 July 2017

Some of the recent showers threatened but we managed to dodge them and enjoyed a lovely morning on 23 July 2017 for Harrow Lodge junior parkrun number 170.

51 youngsters lined up today.  This included 3 band new runners - we welcome Jeremy Obi, George Rogers and Paige Wicks.  We hope you enjoyed the run and come back for many more!

We were very pleased to present 3 wristbands today.  Ellen and Emily Carter and Ethan Dale all received half-marathon bands having previously completed 11 junior parkruns.  We also presented a 100 club certificate to George Mason who completed the ton 2 weeks ago.  Well done to you all!!

We saw 9 personal best runs today.  Congratulations go to Heather and Hannah Kwok, Millie Dowsett, Sofia Kelly, William Tilson, Cherry Andrews, Matthew Wisner, John and Alice Coshell.  Well done to you all on a great effort.

We had a stack of volunteers on hand today so thanks to all of you for getting involved and helping to make the event possible.  Without our volunteers there can be no parkrun of course!!

Regrettably we have had to cancel next week's junior parkrun but we will be back on 6 August and hope to see as many of you as possible then.

 

16 July 2017

More sunshine on another wonderful Sunday and yet another wonderful Harrow Lodge junior parkrun on 16 July 2017.

48 youngsters lined up today including 5 brand new parkrunners (welcome to Tilly Bunn, Luke Stokes, Gracie Peek, Isabella Alder and Aileen Henry).  We also have a parkrun tourist and welcomed Leni Cole to Harrow Lodge.  We hope you all enjoyed your morning and hope to see you all again.

Conditions were so good that we saw 12 personal best runs today.  Congratulations go to Findlay McLaren, Eddie de Souza, Joshua Spry, Emily Carter, Charlie Smith, Robbie Brown, Ben and Joe Goodwin, Darcey and Ronnie Mentessi, Alice Drain and Millie Dowsett.

Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers for your support today.  A special word goes to the Cole family who were visiting (for the Paralympic World Championships).  Parents Karen and John as well as son Alexander all volunteered for us today and we were very grateful for you doing so.

We look forward to more of the same next Sunday when school will be out for Summer!!  See you then!

 

9 July 2017

I was yet another wonderful sunny Sunday at Harrow Lodge park on 9 July as 52 youngsters lined up for the Harrow Lodge junior parkrun.

Among the 52 were 7 brand new parkrunners.  We welcome Harriet, Hannah and Heather Kwok, Darcey and Ronnie Mentessi, Evelyn Raison and Millie Dowsett to the parkrun family.  We also welcomed 3 visitors for their first run at Harrow Lodge - welcome to Isabel and Olivia Forrest and Jacob Mole.  We hope to see you all again for many more parkruns!

We were pleased to be able to present a half marathon wristband to Robin Walmsley who ran her 11th junior parkrun the week before.  Well done Robin!

We were also really happy to see our third ever hundred club member as George Mason lined up to complete a huge century of runs today.  What a fabulous effort, and something to be really proud of.

We had 8 personal best runs today.  Congratulations on great efforts to Oscar Emery, Eliza Pain, Alice Coshell, John Coshell, Robin Walmsley, Ethan Dale, Harry Wood and Oliver Hussey.

Thanks as ever go to all our wonderful volunteers for giving up your time to make the event possible.

We look forward to seeing you all again next Sunday!

 

11 June 2017

Another Sunday, another junior parkrun and more super weather for our super kids.  I don't know how we keep doing it but the Harrow Lodge junior parkrun just keeps getting better and better.

60 youngsters lined up for our 164th parkrun.  Amongst them were 7 first timers.  So we welcome to the parkrun family Isabelle Bartlett, Faith Wicks, Charlotte Crossley, Ted McKenna, Cherry Andrews, Elena Perry and Adi Norton.  We hope you enjoyed your first parkrun experience and come back for many more.

Conditions were very good today (though perhaps a little too warm to be classed perfect for running).  We saw 9 personal bests though, so congratulations go to Finley Perry, Dylan Leggate, Rosie Philpott, Robin Walmsley, Daniel Lammas, Charlie Rogers, Anna Regan, Oscar Emery and Steven Tudor.  Well done to you all on a great effort.

We were very pleased to be able to award an Ultra-Marathon wristband today.  Ultras don't come along that often - 50 runs shows some real drive and willingness to come out in all weather.  That is certainly the case for Eliza Pain who only started park running in April 2016 and has therefore achieved 50 runs in just 14 months.  You can't miss too many events to achieve that so a huge well done to Eliza from all involved at Harrow Lodge junior parkrun!

On the volunteering side, thanks go out as ever to all our wonderful volunteers.  We also welcomed 3 young ladies, 2 of whom have started their Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering section with us.  So thanks to Aimee Usher, Olivia Hyde and Mollie Howard for giving your time to enable the children to run.  The DofE scheme is a great thing and we love supporting young men and ladies in the area as they progress through.

The forecast is for great weather to continue through to next weekend so let's keep the numbers up (try to help us beat our record of 77 runners by bringing along some friends!!).

See you then!

 

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