And then the rains came..#218

Having escaped the rain in the last few weeks, we certainly made up for it today, but 31 hardy souls braved the conditions along with our hardy volunteers. Everyone was well and truly wet through by the end, but at least it wasn't cold!

Julian came along for the first time, and Asyrah, Joshua, Abigail St and William B managed personal best times despite the conditions. So you deserve a special well done! Mav qualified for his half marathon band, and Alicia for her ultra band (50 runs).

Thank you all for coming along in such horrible conditions....we will try to order some better weather for next week, but can't make any guarentees..

If you would like to help out by volunteering in any role please contact us. We have had the help of 3 wonderful Duke of Edinburgh volunteers ( Connell, Jacob and Harrison) and their parents, but they are all finishing so we will be looking for more help over the coming weeks.

 

 

Autumnal Parkrun #217

It was a chilly but sunny start to Parkrun this morning - much better than the predicted 97% rain!

Numbers were up on last week with 3 first timers. Hope you enjoyed your first Parkrun at Aylesbury and we hope to see you again Erin J, Lily M and India A.

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Seven of our runners managed to improve on their previous personal best times. Well done to Florence B, Thomas W, Arthur G, Holly M, Asyrah L, Joseph B and Heidi M. It was a speedy run today with even out Tail Walker coming home in under 20 minutes!!!

Congrats to Zoe M for achieving the milestone of half marathon today. We look forward to awarding you with your wristband in the coming weeks.

As always, a great big thank you to all the volunteers that make the event possible. The roles are all very straight forward, so any one else is able to volunteer in the coming week, it would be much appreciated.

Have a great week!
Gayle

 

Aylesbury Junior Rainbow Parkrun #216

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Despite the miserable forecast 33 runners braved the wet weather and were rewarded with an amazing rainbow at the start. Even though the course was wet and slippy we still had 2 runners record a PB. Well done to Evelina P and Abigail H. Thanks to all the volunteers who came out this Sunday morning, we couldn't do it without you. Please let us know if you are available to help next week. Thanks, Cat

 

JPR #214 – Summer’s back!

The roster was full before Sunday morning and a beautiful sunny morning provided the perfect start to the Aylesbury Junior PR this morning...

And there were smiles all around as we welcomed 11 first timers to Aylesbury. Well done on taking part in an amazing event that gets us all out and active - Donnie M, William J, Holly M, Ewan M, Jasper M, Olivia B, Maggie M, Freya J, Heidi B, Dora T and Lily J.

The sunny weather certainly put a spring in my step and very definitely in the step of most of the runners. There were 13 runners that bettered their previous personal best times today - fantastic! Well done to Rhys V, Julia A, Edward H, Charlie B, Florence H, James M, Annabel M, Barnaby D, Lucy F, Olivia Ba, Victoria N, Isabelle D and Charlotte S.

Thank you as always to volunteers that help keep the event running week to week. If you are able to help out any time please email us at aylesburyjuniors@parkrun.com or message us via Facebook. The roles are all easy and fully explained.

Have a great week! Fingers crossed the weathermen are correct with the forecast of a sunny week and see you next Sunday!

 

Back to School & feeling Autumnal!

Back to school this week for the Autumn term and it was a very autumnal morning! I had my big coat on as I left the house as we had the first frost – I couldn’t believe it! Quite chilly but also lovely & sunny. Great help from some of our volunteers for the pre event set-up – thanks to Jacob, Harrison, Owen & Elizabeth :-)

Speaking of volunteers, I had 21 volunteers for today’s event and had received more others of help. This is absolutely amazing and I’d like to thank all of you so much; your help was & is very much appreciated. I normally leave mentioning our volunteers until the end of my report but I was overwhelmed this week; it was so reassuring knowing that I had the roster covered in advance of the event. If anyone is ever able to volunteer please message us via FaceBook or email us at Aylesbury-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com.  Your help is invaluable. . .thank you :-)

Anyway. . . we had a great turnout today with 85 runners! We welcomed 3 first timers to junior parkrun: Ffion V, Jess B & Sam W. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and that you join us again very soon.

I took great pleasure in handing out the following wristbands: -

Ben P – half marathon (11 junior parkruns)

Ingrid C-S – marathon (21 junior parkruns)

Congratulations! Remember you can download a certificate by logging into your junior parkrun account to mark the achievement.

The following have now qualified for awards: -

Bali H – half marathon

Lexie B – half marathon

Zoe P – half marathon

Melaka U - marathon

If you think that you’ve qualified for a wristband but haven’t received it yet, please do get in touch via FaceBook or email so that we can investigate for you.

An amazing 23 runners achieved a personal best – wow! Well done to Alex W, Alicia N, Archie S, Beau W, Ben C, Charlie C, Edward D, Edward H, Ella C, George B, Grace D, Hektor F-J, Ingrid C-S, Isabella S, Julia A, Johan N, Josh C, Joshua H, Ollie J, Oscar A, Riley B, Sebastian A & Theo A.  Remember that you can view the full results and stats at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/aylesbury-juniors/results/latestresults/

Finally, just to remind you that we have our very own selfie board so please feel free to use it to take photos. We love to see them as well so if you’d like to share, please send them to us. Here are a couple from this week’s event including one of me (I do love a selfie!) with my niece Amelia D and my friend Lexi S with a couple of her running buddies.

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Thanks everyone for a great event!

Sarah

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