Oscar’s run report

This week's report has been written by Oscar, one of our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers. He did our first timers briefing and also bar code scanned today, so he deserves a special mention in his own right....over to Oscar....

It was a quite a cloudy day this morning and I thought oh no we’ve just missed the sun from the day before. I hoped that it would clear up on the way to Meadowcroft but sadly it didn’t - but still we had a total of 63 dedicated runners.

Before we started the run off today we awarded Ben G, Fintan B and Justin K-N their half marathon bands, whilst Josef S and Chloe G received their marathon bands.  Alice T and Nate H qualified for their half marathon bands and will receive them next time. Remember that you can download a certificate by logging into your junior parkrun account to mark the achievement.

I’d also like to say a big well done to the 8 first timers: Bali H, Molly U, Alice U, Isobel U, Mav H, Daniel W, Bilyana F, Owen W. We hope you enjoyed it and will tell your friends about us

We also had 15 PBs today especially Lexie B who beat her PB by over one and a half minutes. Wow!

It’s always a nice sight to see kids running through the finish with a big grin on their face and the general attitude to be nice and cheery.

Well done to everyone who showed up this morning and whatever speed you ran, you’re still faster than those who stayed at home. Remember that you can view the full results and stats at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/aylesbury-juniors/results/latestresults/ If you run regularly it’s nice to be able to see how you’re progressing.

A Big thank you to all the volunteers here today we wouldn’t be able to organise this without their help so thank you so much. If anyone is ever able to volunteer please message us via FaceBook or email us at aylesbury-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com. Without a full volunteer roster we are not allowed to run the event so it really is very important.

Take care and we’ll see you next week.

Oscar

 

 

Turned out to be lovely & sunny – junior parkrun #198

Well, my goodness, I looked out of my bedroom window at 6am yesterday morning and I confess. . . my heart sank. It was foggy and it looked quite chilly too. I wondered why I’d put myself down on the roster to be Run Director when I could be having a lie-in. However, I took myself off to Meadowcroft in the hope that the fog would clear. It didn’t! I set out the course but was worried about whether I’d set it up correctly as I couldn’t see my normal landmarks to guide me. Hopefully everything was okay though. . .and I was pleased with my finish funnel. You know that took me quite some time and some moving of cones to get it just right ;-)

Thankfully, by the time I’d set everything up, the fog had cleared and people were starting to arrive. The sun made its appearance and it wasn’t too cold. In fact, these were perfect conditions for running! And yet again I was taken about by the number of runners we had – 79! That’s fantastic!

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We welcomed 6 new runners to junior parkrun today: Albert, Alex, Charlotte, Jenson, Kayleigh and Ryan. Well done to all of you and we really hope you enjoyed it :-)

I had one wristband to had out to Aurelia H for completing her full marathon (21 junior parkruns). If you’d like to see the RD the next time you’re at junior parkrun they’ll be able to present you with your wristband.

In addition, the following have now qualified for their wristbands . . .

Fintan B has completed 11 (half marathon)

Justin K-N has completed 11 (half marathon)

Congratulations to all those that have qualified for their wristbands. Remember that you can download a certificate by logging into your junior parkrun account to mark the achievement.

As for the run itself, 26 runners achieved PBs – wow!! Congratulations to Abigail S, Alice T, Aurelia H, Dilan B, Eleanor A, Emily E, Emily W, Fintan B, Gracie K, Henry P, Hugo S, Imogen W, Ivy U, Jessie C, Jonathan S, Lois D, Luc T, Luca W, Myron A, Olivia B, Phoebe D, Robin B, Sebastian M, Siya S, Teagan B & Zoe P. What a great achievement!

In addition to all this, well done to Charlie K-N who lost his trainer at marshal point 4 but carried on running without it until our volunteer Oscar was able to had it back to him at marshal point 8 . . .and he held onto it to complete the course in 5th position!

Remember that you can view the full results and stats at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/aylesbury-juniors/results/latestresults/ If you run regularly it’s nice to be able to see how you’re progressing.

As always, thank you so much to all the volunteers today. Without you we cannot hold this event and your help is very much appreciated. I say it in every report that I write but it’s true! If anyone is ever able to volunteer please message us via FaceBook or email us at aylesbury-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com. Without a full volunteer roster we are not allowed to run the event so it really is very important. Thanks to my warm up crew today: Charlotte S, Harrison S, Isla M & Summer S. You were fantastic :-)

Thanks to all our runners, you are all amazing! And thanks to your parents for all the support you provide – you are also amazing!

Take care & see you next week.

Sarah

 

Parkrun #196 – 5/5/19

Well, after a few technical difficulties behind the scenes, we can now bring you this week's results.

Boys:
1. Sam G
2. Max D
3. Jonathan S

Girls
1. Emily W
2. Zoe P
3. Kathryn S

We welcomed 62 runners including 4 first timers and a visitor from Surbiton - Max D, Isaac B, Jessica B, Henry P and Lexi S. We hope that you enjoyed our event.

Everybody ran amazingly well and 15 of the runners managed to improve their personal best times. Well done to Zoe P, Ben P, Isla M, Finlay D, Thomas W, Siya S, Gavin B, Aurelia H, Olivia M, Jac Rhys M, Emily E, Jessie C, Lilly-Ann H, Izzy B and Sebastian A. Awesome work girls and boys!!

Congratulations also go to Alex W (100), Bobbie H (11) and Dylan H (11) for reaching their respective milestones.

A huge thanks goes out to the wonderful volunteers, without whom, the event would not take place. If you can help out in the coming weeks please let us know via Facebook or email aylesburyjuniors@parkrun.com.

See you next week.

 

Aylesbury junior parkrun number 195 – 28th April 2019

We might have avoided the April showers, but it was a cold and breezy morning at Meadowcroft on Sunday. Undeterred, 56 hardy young runners joined us for our 195th edition junior parkrun.

Before we got underway, I was pleased to be able to give out wrist bands to Emily and Eoghan, who had both completed 11 junior parkruns, and to Warren and Keira in recognition of their 21 runs.

We also welcomed Freddie, who was visiting us from Colchester, along with Jessica who completed her first ever parkrun.

Despite the strong winds, we had a good showing from many of our runners, with Emily finishing first and beating her PB by nearly 30 seconds. In all, 23 runners beat their previous best times but, as you know, we're a parkrun community, and it was fantastic to see smiles, laughter, chatting, and kids who had been through the finish go back to support others as they were coming in.

Finlay completed his 11th run and Emily did her 50th, so they will be able to collect milestone wristbands when they next join us.

Someone kindly emailed in this week, "Hugely appreciate all you and the team are doing for the kids" -- and that's only possible with your support. Gayle is in charge next week. Please help her and our event by volunteering if you can. 

See you soon,

Stu

 

The full results are at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/aylesbury-juniors/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=195

 

Easter Parkrun

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Happy Easter to everyone that joined us this sunny Sunday Morning. It was lovely to see a few bunny ears and even a couple of bunny t-shirts.

We had 57 runners with us today. We were joined by a few visitors,  including two from Bournemouth, although we cant name them as they weren't registered. Additionally there were 5 first timers, Zoe & Ben P, Freya L, Isla F, Jessie C and 2 Aylesbury Junior Parkrun first timers, Sebastian and Roxanna.

Our first finisher today Jonathan managed to run exactly the same time as last week! The dry, sunny conditions made it a good week for PB's with 10 people getting a new PB. Well done to Ryan A, who also qualified for his marathon band, Elliot F, Jozef S, Alex H, Rowen M, Isobelle B, Justin K, Sam H, Daniel T & Rafferty B.

We hope you all enjoyed the chocolate at the finish, enjoy the lovely weather and see you all next week.

Cat

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