Celebrating 4 years of Barking and Dagenham junior parkrun!


Today we celebrated the 4th Anniversary of Barking and Dagenham junior parkun in Central Park. There were 25 juniors who completed the 2K course with one first timer and 3 PBs.

The full results can be found here:http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barkinganddagenham-juniors/results/latestresults/

Our first event was held on 13 April 2014 with just 7 runners. Our small, friendly community has gradually grown over the last four years and we now regularly have over 30 children participating every week.

Children receive an email after the event with their time and have the opportunity to gain wristbands and certificates at 11, 21 and 50 events, equivalent of a half, full and ultra marathon distance. There is also a certificate for completing 100 events. This week Evie celebrated her half marathon milestone collecting a blue wristband.

The event is entirely run by volunteers and everyone contributed to today's celebration. Ronnie Waller baked a lovely birthday cake. Andy Beazeley designed a badge to commemorate the special occasion. And there were treat bags for everyone!

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen:Andrew BEAZELEY, Vennisa CHOWDHURY, Julie DALPHINIS, Beverley EAGLES, Rahana ISLAM, Nazia ISLAM, Hardeep LADHAR, Jia LADHAR, Christine LARDNER, Michael LARDNER, Jason J M LI, Jenny O'HANLON, Sam VEERASAMY, Sonya VEERASAMY, Kresh VEERASAMY, Timi Selon VEERASAMY, Ronnie WALLER.

About Barking and Dagenham junior parkrun

Barking and Dagenham junior parkrun is a free 2k event for 4-14 year olds held every Sunday at 9am in Central Park, Dagenham. It’s completely free – juniors just need to register with parkrun once and bring a printed copy of their barcode to get their times.  It’s not who comes first or a race against others, it all about having fun, improving your child’s health and community.