Event 124 – 2 July 2017

Hello everybody and welcome to the run report for Event 124.

We had a good response from our volunteers in the lead up to the event and thanks go to the following group of hi-vis heroes who kept our juniors supported from start to finish:

Joanna BAKER-ROGERS, Steph CHARLESWORTH, Bill COTON, Simon EATON, Jamie GODWIN, Jake HARRISON, Darrell HARRISON, Pippa HICKMAN, Tess HICKMAN, Georgina JONES, Charlotte JONES, Lyndsey JONES, Gaynor LUNN, Jude MITCHELL, Joshua MITCHELL, Tony MURRAY, David NEEDHAM, Patrick NEEDHAM, June SIMS, Martin SWIFT, Tim WADE, Dawn L WALTON, Ian WALTON

Tim was our Run Director this week and special thanks go to him for wrestling with the data to process the results this week! Before the run Tim handed out another ultra marathon orange wristband to one of our juniors who joins the select group with 50 runs to their name. Photo over on our Facebook page.

We had another solid turnout with 93 juniors taking part:

Another 9 First Timers joined us this week, each of them for their first ever junior parkrun;

A whopping 27 New PBs were recorded; and

4 Unknown runners.

You can see all of the results here.

As many of you will be aware we had some problems with scanning the finish tokens on Sunday. Huge thanks go to all of our volunteers on scanning duties, they all did a grand job in the circumstances and thanks you to everyone for your patience. The problem seems to be that after 2 and a half years of use our tokens are starting to wear and the scanner units are having difficulty reading them. As well as making it hard work in the finish funnel, it also gave Tim some extra work to do piecing the results together. Top job by all of the team - thank you! We have some new ones on order so all should be well again next time. (If you think your result is missing you can drop us an email on barnsley-juniorsoffice@parkrun.com and we will see if we can sort it out).

As I write this, we are still looking for around 8 volunteers to complete the roster for this coming Sunday 9 July. If you can spare half an hour of your time and would like to help us out, you can email us at barnsley-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com (or reply to the appeal email if you receive them), contact us on Facebook or Twitter, or add your name to the list for future weeks by seeing our RD at any event. It has been great to welcome some new faces to the volunteer pool over the past few months and it would be so helpful to all to continue this trend. And, if the thought of helping this event happen each week isn't enough to spur you on, every volunteer is entitled to a free t-shirt after they've volunteered 25 times!

We will see you all on Sunday!

Bye for now.