Aylestone Junior parkrun
Event number 53
10th October 2015
Autumn is in the air but the weather was warmly crisp on this fine morning as 51 invited guests turned up to party at the Aylestone rec for the 53rd running and 1st birthday of the Aylestone junior parkrun event.
Yes, who’d have thought 52 weeks had passed since 34 intrepid fledgling runners took part in the very first junior parkrun event at Aylestone park on 12th October 2014……….. yes indeed, 12 months have flown by and did you know that including that first run a total of 437 different junior runners, incorporating participants from 16 athletics clubs, have completed 2,441 runs covering a total distance of 4,882 km, and there have been 614 new Personal Bests.
Once again it was Kevin Waite who took the helm of this event on Sunday as Run Director and since this birthday run had a fancy-dress theme Kevin was crazy enough to lead by example as he turned up in a tiger-suit onesie ! Tiger-suit onesies eh ? They’re grrrrreeeaatt ! (You’ll have to access our Facebook page to see the piccies !)
Before the runners set off Kevin presented a blue wristband to Lewis Jadav for achieving the half-marathon distance of 11 parkrun events and green wristbands for full-marathon distance of 21 parkrun events went to Sophie Cole and Chloe Garrard. There was, of course, also the usual vigorous pre-run warm-up routine that run director, runners, parents and volunteers all enjoyed with differing degrees of stretched limbs and creaking bones ! Hey, even a blue fluffy glove puppet thingamijig took part………… see the piccies on the Facebook page !
First runner home this week was Alex Keeble in 7mins 40secs, holding a healthy lead over Ben Glover in second place in 8mins and 21secs. Props to Killen Odell who finished in third place in a cracking new PB of 8mins 30secs. And it was also a new PB for Eleanor Harwood who was the 4th placed runner back and the 1st lady in 8mins 31secs; she clearly pushed Killen all the way to the line ! Well done you all !
There were 8 parkrun first timers this week and a further 1 runner, Cerys Glover, new to Aylestone, touring away from Rushcliffe junior parkun. Fifteen runners ran their way to new personal best times this week !
Very happy to report no ‘UNKNOWN’ runners this week …………. Nice to see all runners get the credit their efforts deserve……….. so please keep on remembering to BRING YOUR BARCODE !
Birthday fare such as cakes, chocs and other unmentionables were enjoyed by the princesses, Spidermen, crazy-wigs, blue-puppet thingamijig, runners and all after the run.
Volunteers make the parkrun world go round !
Over the past year we’ve been lucky enough to entice 182 different volunteers into the various roles necessary to ensure that the kiddies have an event to come to on a Sunday morning. We need about 20 volunteers each week, some weeks we do struggle, all the roles are straight-forward to perform and full training is always given.
If you have been one of the 182 volunteers that has helped us out this year then it’s a big THANK YOU to you and please carry on volunteering, we need you.
If you have NOT YET tried your hand at volunteering then ………. we need you, the children need you !
Here is the link to the future volunteer roster for upcoming parkrun events at Aylestone: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/aylestone-juniors/futureroster/
Please help us fill the ‘BLANK’ spaces with YOUR NAME by contacting us on our facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event number 53
10th October 2015
Alex KEEBLE (JM11-14) (Unattached) was first over the line in 07:40 - first time in 3 appearances.
Ben GLOVER (JM10) of Charnwood AC, was second over the line in 08:21.
Killen ODELL (JM10) (Unattached) was third over the line in 08:30.
Eleanor HARWOOD (JW10) (Unattached) was first (4th overall) over the line in 08:31 - second time in 20 appearances.
Daisy HAGGIS (JW10) (Unattached) was second (6th overall) over the line in 08:56.
Tamsin MOORE (JW10) of Wreake Runners, was third (9th overall) over the line in 09:34.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Ben GLOVER (JM10) was graded 74.58% for the time 08:21 (second overall). Alex KEEBLE (JM11-14) was graded 73.00% for the time 07:40 (first overall). Eleanor HARWOOD (JW10) was graded 72.53% for the time 08:31 (4th overall).
This week there were 51 runners, of whom 9 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different athletics clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Aylestone Junior parkrun Results Page.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US !
NOW WE ARE 1 !
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK !