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.