Good afternoon Bedford Juniors (and their adults on Facebook). Did you all have a good run today?
Today we had….
56 runners (32 boys, 22 girls and one person with no barcode)
8 personal bests (3 boys and 5 girls)
7 (yes I said 7) first timers (6 boys and a girl)
And 4 visitors
The children (boy and girl) with the most runs go to….
106 runs to our lady in position 49
74 runs to our young man in position 24
Want to know who they were? Have a look on the results and see if it was you.
We have 2 brilliant run reports for today. What’s also very nice about today’s run reports is that all 3 of these runners also helped to set the course out before the actual run and wrote these reports so they well and truly earnt their volunteer credits today!
Remember, 25 volunteer credits and you get a purple parkrun volunteer t shirt!
Volunteering is fun and you don’t need to be an adult to help. If you or your children are wanting to volunteer in the future, please either drop us a message on Facebook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are also running, let us know and we will ensure you get a job that works with it.
Our first report is from Sebastian…
"I have been coming to Bedford Juniors for just over a year. Today I came in position 18th and I was close to my personal best. So today it was cold and windy which wasn’t good weather to run in! The best thing about today’s run was seeing my friends Cheyanne and Steven. If someone has never been to parkrun before I would say ‘hope you have a good run and be careful’.
“I sometimes do adults, I think I have run 5 adults and around 31 juniors so 90 KM.
“I come to park run with Daddy and Claire. I sometimes do adult park runs. Adults is good because I have to pull Claire around the track.
“I volunteer by putting out cones for the finish funnel and doing first timers’ briefing, and I also do a course check where I walk / jog the route and clear away any big sticks and tell the Run Director about the course.
“I don’t run with a grown up and that’s good because Daddy slows me down!”
Sebastian guessed at 90 km. Just slightly over – he has completed 79km which is made up of 32 parkruns since September 2017, 5 adult and 27 junior. He has had 4 PBs and has volunteered 6 times (officially). His junior PB is 11:25 which is a minute quicker than his first junior run, and when he finishes his parkrun he normally runs to join the tail walkers and does another lap with them to encourage any children at the back.
Thanks for a great write up Sebastian!
Our second report is from Sophie and George. Today was their 50th Junior Parkrun and George came in 29th and Sophie 37th.
Sophie: “Today the course was cold, windy and wet with lots of puddles. The best thing about today was that George and I ran without Mum or Dad and I did a great time! I loved the cheering and the support and I enjoyed pacing and encouraging my friend.”
George: “If someone had never been before I’d say its great fun. It’s a great course – I loved it.”
Both: “We are brother and sister and come to parkrun together. Sometimes we run with our cousins.
“Today was a special run for us as we did our 50th junior Parkrun today. We are both member of the Redway Runners running club.
“We also do adult parkruns, mostly Luton Wardown. It’s longer and harder but we eat more cake. Sophie thinks she has run 285 KM and George 255km.
“We have volunteered before and so have our mum and dad. Yesterday we marshalled at Luton Wardown and last week Sophie did the first timers’ briefing.
“Sometimes we run with a grownup. With them is very annoying but they encourage us. Without them means that you can run freely and not sprint at the end.
“Finally we would like to say thank you to all the volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you!”
So let’s check out their information…
George thinks he has run 255km and he is spot on – 31 adult and 50 junior parkruns. So in George’s 81 parkruns he has achieved 19 PBs, 4 on the trot!!! He has run at 20 different parkruns. His junior PB is 12:08 which is over 6 minutes faster than his first run at Bedford Juniors in 2017. George has volunteered 3 times.
Sophie thought she had run 285km – again, spot on at 37 adult and 50 junior parkruns. Sophie has run a few more times than George and has 87 runs behind her and 17PBs. She ran an amazing 48 times last year and has also volunteered 3 times.
Fab report Sophie and George and congratulations on your 50th junior. Can’t wait to give you wrist bands
So that is the end of todays write up. It just leaves me to say a final thank you to Sebastian, Sophie and George for helping today and providing us with such brilliant run reports.
If your runner had a PB today or an achievement, please give them a shout out below. Hope everyone has a fantastic week and see you just before 9 am next Sunday to do it all again!