Central Park junior parkrun is cancelled on 2021-01-17 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


Evant #79 junior fun.

Junior parkrun #79 by Jacob Carty

To start, can I say thank you to all the volunteers. Without them this event would not go on.

But its not just adults that volunteer, we love to see junior volunteers. They can do their roles and still run. They are a credit to junior parkrun.

There were 2 marathon wristbands today- Amber Smith and Sophie Campbell. Well done. We will see you at the London marathon very soon

Junior parkrun does not always mean sprinting or running as fast as you can all the way round. We love to see skipping, walking, jogging and even hopping so long as you're having fun.

There were many PB’s today (including myself) and the weather was brilliant running conditions. Not much sun, not much wind. Bit chilly though, especially for the marshals, the high fives keep them warm.

Hope to see you next time, maybe you could be a volunteer too. If you volunteer 25 times you get a super cool t-shirt for free (except postage and packaging costs)

thank you for running today, you all were fab.

Don’t forget your barcode, as there were several people who didn’t get their time. #DNFYB

Volunteers this week: Nigel BELL, Hannah CAMPBELL, Laurence CARTY, James CARTY, Jonah CARTY, Caroline CARTY, Jacob CARTY, Joshua CARTY, Deborah COOK, Gina CRANE, Holly CROSBY, Lance DAWKINS, Raeanne ELLIOTT, Sharon HALL, Sam MORRIS, Thomas MUSSON, Becca MUSSON, Emma PARKES, Arjun PATEL, Nitin PATEL, Robert PILCHER, Abbie SMITH, Katy WILD


Event #78 – Eggcited

It’s not often that warm up at Central Park junior parkrun is led by a rabbit. But it certainly helped some of you, since 26 of you got a new personal best this week. Cracking running! Or it might have been the chocolate eggs for breakfast?

I was very eggcited to be allowed to write the run report for the first time, as I’ve been junior and Peterborough parkrunning for a long time and we visit the park most weeks as a family.

Thank you to all 70 children for coming along and running plus all the adults and volunteers who came to cheer you on.  A very warm welcome the 13 first-timers to Central Park junior parkrun today, and hope you will come again soon.

We would also like to congratulate the wristband winners: Edward Elkin and Thomas Barrows for their half marathon wristbands, and Frankie Morris for her marathon one.

I was watching on the finishing straight where I witnessed some amazing sprint finishes, plus some rabbit ears, face paints, and 2 children hopping across the finish line with giant rabbits.

We’d like to thank the warm-up rabbit (aka Roy Young) for being such a good sport, plus all of the core team, volunteers and marshals who made the event possible. You should ask your mum or dad or whoever gets you up early enough to make it to a park at 9am on Sunday, to volunteer as its pain-free and everyone is very friendly. It’s so easy even I could manage it.

Keep parkrunning, see you next week.

Isaac Dales, age 8, A2623358

To volunteer please join the Facebook group or  email us at centralparkjuniors@parkrun.com.


Event #73 ECR Takeover


By Jonah Carty age 8

Well done to everyone for coming to parkrun today. Today the volunteers all came from Eye Community Runners. They have a Junior section in which we meet every Thursday in term time at 5:45pm, at Lindisfarne pavilion, Eye. In my opinion it’s the best running club in the world! Wear GREEN to be SEEN! #greenarmy

First over the line was Natty Clifford with a time of 8:13. Well done!
First female home was Jessica Ingram in 5th place with a time of 9:24. Her little brother Ryan came 2nd with a time of 8:17.

In total 57 runners took part today, well done for all your efforts and thanks for the support.

Milestones to mention: Congratulations to Jeremy Taylor for completing enough parkruns to qualify for his marathon wrist band. Don’t forget to print out your certificate too.

It was a slightly different route today, with the finish on path not grass due to the recent wet weather. Thankfully today it wasn’t raining.

Oh and there was cake. Lovely millionaire shortbread made by one of our regular junior parkrunners. Thanks Lexie for them, they were yummy. If you ever feel like making more I’d be happy to test them for you.

parkrun can’t happen without its volunteers so a big cheer for all 28 volunteers today. If you haven’t ever volunteered its great fun and some roles mean you can run as well. If you volunteer 25 times you get a cool t-shirt too and it’s FREE!

I hope you enjoy parkrun as much as I do. Please come again, we will miss you if you don’t make it.

Thank you for reading, see you soon.


photo credit Claire Henson




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