Run Report – Event 216

When I saw the state of the grass at Little Stoke this morning, I was wondering who would be the first finisher to show us how to conduct a slide tackle across the finishing line - it was wet and slippery following the recent rain, but thanks to the firm tarmacked/concrete path, we did not record any slips or trips.

We had a few first timers - Freddie VOGAN, Oliver CAVE, Erin WHITFORD, Eleanor BARKER, Alfred BARKER, Emily CAVE - we loved having you at Little Stoke Park and hope to see you next week!

Max ORNA picked up his half marathon wristband - congratulations on your 11 parkruns-  we are hoping that the love of running will stay with you :)

Despite a bit of a miserable weather (after all, this is England!) and slippery ground, it WAS, after all, a day for PBs! Congratulations to setting your new bests at Little Stoke to Connie RENDELL, Luke TOMLINSON, Freddie RENDELL, Esme LANE, Elijah SUTHERLAND, Liam STONE and Max ORNA!

Now we had a few minor blops with the number of feet going through the funnel - I am in awe of our timekeepers who did amazing job and did not lose the plot when some of our juniors went through the finish line, then run back to catch up with their siblings/friends and then went again through the funnel - please can everybody go once only through the funnel and not attempt to cross the finishing line again(or give us impression that you are about to cross it) - this goes for the parents as well. You were great today and remembered at the last moment to swerve away - Thank you!

Now as you know we need around 20 volunteers each Sunday to make the junior parkrun possible. Let us know at (our email has now changed), on facebook or instagram if you're happy to help! This weeks thanks go to: Donna ABBOTT, Andy AIREY, James AVERY, Andrea COFFIN, Robert CORIN, Tory CORIN, Neil EVANS, Joanna HOWELL, Anna LAMBOURNE, Andrew LAMBOURNE, David PEARSON, Michelle PEARSON, Paul SMITH, Evelyn SMITH, Mark TAYLOR, Evie TAYLOR, Liz WINDETT - we wouldn't be able to do it without you!

See you next week,

Run Director Anna



Event 215 – summer is on its way

No, really, it is. The Australian Open is (almost) over, there are only 16 teams left in the FA Cup, the sun was out. What could feel more spring-like than that?

We'll overlook the chilly 3oC breeze, the frozen fingers and the distinctly muddy finish funnel...

The day in numbers?  We had 31 runners today, seven PBs, two first timers and just one wristband achieved, by Max for his half marathon.  Well done to everyone who ran today.

Thanks also to our eighteen volunteers, many of whom come along week after week and make the run possible.  It says a lot about the parkrunners in the locality, plenty of whom come along even though they don't have children running, that we are able to put the event on all year round.  If you would like to join our volunteers in future, please make sure that you're on the volunteer distribution list by registering for Little Stoke juniors updates.

Simply open a recent parkrun newsletter, results email or volunteer email, click on 'manage my profile', then 'email options', then select the events you'd like to hear from and click 'save opt-in events list'. You will then receive regular emails from those events letting you know all about their volunteering opportunities.

Look forward to seeing you next time.  We'll all be wearing shorts...!





Run Report Event 214

A cold winters day welcomed 39 young runners to Little Stoke park which included lots of regulars and also a visitor from Newport.  It was worth the trip though with a great first placed finish.  Well done Vaughn - I hope you enjoyed our event!

2 children came along to do their very first junior parkrun.  I hope you enjoyed it - it's even better in the spring!

As ever, there was a great group of volunteers today which included a number from GoodGym who are helping out at all of the Bristol junior events in January  Thank you for choosing Little Stoke this week and we hope you will come again.

Thanks all for another successful event.

See you all next week.



Run Event 213: Epiphany

All the wise children know that the best start to the morning is a 2km run. Thank you so much to our volunteers for putting on the event which saw 38 runners with three first timers and three new PBs (Joseph, Rufus and Maya).

The flourescence of volunteers whose names are in (fhi-vis yellow) lights are as follows:


There is also a Paul and Harriet Smith who kindly stepped forward on the morning (Paul I did not catch your athlete number so please contact me so you can have your volunteer credit).

Happy New Year to all of you and keep running,

Best wishes,

David Francetti
Run Director


Run #211 – 30 Dec 2018

We had a small-ish field for the last run of 2018, these hardy souls no doubt encouraged by the unseasonably mild, if nondescript, weather.

If you'll forgive me a touch of generalisation, I would broadly put our runners into two camps today:

- the "turning over a new leaf ready for the start of a new year" team - we had nine first timers, of which six were completing their first ever parkrun.

- the "too much choc and not enough sleep" team - none of our returning runners managed a PB today! I wonder when the last time that happened was (and I haven't checked)?

So, welcome to all our new faces and we hope to see you again in the near future.

No run report would be complete without a word of thanks to our volunteers.  The roster was filled up well in advance of Saturday lunchtime this week and you all did a great job.  Thanks also to Emma and Ange who stepped into the breach at very short notice to rectify a "finish tokens all over the ground in the car-park" issue in less time than it took Adam to get round 2k!

See you all next year.


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