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





parkrun Report – Event #60

It's about this time of year when there's a bit of trepidation about what weather Sunday morning is going to bring. Especially when Saturday afternoon is, quite frankly, horrific.
Thankfully we escaped the cold, wet and rain of the day before, and the 36 juniors and plethora of volunteers enjoyed a lovely winter's morning for Central Park junior parkrun number 60.
As always, there was plenty of great running on display from our youngsters, with Edward Elkin first across the line in eight minutes flat. Ryan Ingram was not far behind in 8:07, while Evie Hemmings led the girls home in 8:10.
There were three PB's recorded on the day, with Amber Smith, Ben Whitby and Ruby May Cranfield all recording their best ever times. Well done!
We also welcomed two new faces to Central Park, with Frankie and Poppy Dalton making their debuts. Hopefully they will both become familiar faces in the coming months.
As always, a massive shout out goes to our volunteers - without their help, we simply could not put on the event. Please get involved if you can, new helpers are warmly welcomed - check out the Facebook page or the website, or email us at centralpark-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com.
And finally, don't forget to get out that fancy dress for our special Christmas junior parkrun on Sunday!
Duncan Jackson.



Central park junior parkrun #57 – from a first time RD!

This Sunday in a slightly frosty Central Park was my first time as Run Director.  I could not have done this without the support of the brilliant team of volunteers in the background beforehand, on the Sunday morning setting up, getting the run going, and afterwards packing away and processing all the children's results.  Thank you.

This week before the start we handed out blue 'half marathon' wristbands to Jeremy Taylor and Jared Cobb – well done on 11 junior parkruns, and Edward Judd and Olivia Couzens collected their green 'marathon' wristbands for 21 junior parkruns.

On the day Alfie Larham ran his 50th junior parkrun, so we look forward to presenting him with an amazing orange 'ultra' wristband on his next run!

We had 35 children run, walk and skip round the park this week, some regulars and others who have only a few runs under their belt so far - and a special welcome to our first timer Ruby May Cranfield – we hope to see you again soon.

It was a close run towards the finish between Edward Elkin and Shae Gowler, with Shae crossing the line in front for a new PB, with Ed right behind.  Our first girl finisher was Heidi Goodley-Gray, and second girl Megan Ferris was only 1 second from her previous PB too.

It was lovely to see some amazing smiles from the children as they came through our finish funnel and great cheers from the proud parents, friends and volunteers – that's what it's all about.

Thank you to everyone for making my first event as RD so enjoyable - children, families and volunteers. We always welcome new helpers, so do come and chat on a Sunday, or email centralpark-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com if you'd like to get involved, put on a high-viz jacket and rattle those blue clappy hands.

See you next Sunday! And don't forget your barcodes #DFYB

Dawn FRIEND (A2092233)


Central Park junior parkrun #56

On Sunday 18 November 2018 a group of the friendliest, most helpful and kind children and grown-ups in the Peterborough area met up in our beautiful park.

We could see our breath for the first time this autumn, but the sun lit up the mist, Run Director Jacqui Smith welcomed us all quickly, and it was a good excuse to start the warm-up, which was led by fantastic first-time volunteer Yvonne Goodsell – thanks Yvonne!

62 children walked, ran and skipped around the course – congratulations to each and every one of you. 2 of you were taking part for the first time – extra congratulations and welcome to you. And to those who started but didn't quite make it to the end (my daughter), please come back and try again soon ;-)

It was great to see so many of you smiling, waving, hi-fiving and being so happy on the course today. So extra special congratulations go to all of you who helped a friend by holding hands, waiting for them, clapping or encouraging them, or going back to run with slower runners. You made all the grown-ups feel super-proud.

Well done to Natty Clifford and Jessica Pilcher, who finished first male and female.

Finally a big thank you to our other two new volunteer marshals, Becca and Tom Musson. WE LOVE NEW VOLUNTEERS!  If you are coming along and can spare a hand to help out, let us know on centralpark-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com

You should all be very proud of yourselves. #loveparkrun

Gina Crane



Central Park junior parkrun #52

The clocks have gone back and the weather's getting colder - winter is just around the corner. But our hardy junior parkrunners continued to turn up in great numbers at Central Park this weekend.
Hopefully everyone remembered to change their clocks and didn't arrive an hour early!
Sunday saw 65 youngsters starting their day with a run around the park, with Chelsie Bole first across the line in 8:09, with Natty Clifford next home, and first boy, in 8:22. We then had two parkrun tourists crossing the line, with Felicity and Albert Waite finishing in 8:49 and 9:09 respectively.
We had four PBs on the day, with Haydn Blin (9:58), Jonah Carty (10:00), Ruby Lenton (10:30) and Jessie Goodley (10:47) all achieving new bests. Well done everyone!
We also had six new runners, with Felicity, Albert and Ida Waite, Oscar Beeby-Godsland, Ellen Adler and Benjamin Petto all making their Central Park debut. Hopefully they all enjoyed their first trip and will be back again soon.
Unfortunately we also had two runners who did not get a time as they did not have a barcode, so please make sure you remember yours in future!
Finally, a big thanks goes to all the volunteers who give up their Sunday mornings to ensure that the event can take place. If anyone is interested in helping out, please check out the Facebook page or website.

Central Park junior parkrun #51

This was the 51st junior parkrun at Central Park.
There were 47 children running, 2 of them were first timers and 10 children got PBs (best time yet).
Here are the first timers; Amelie and Jack, we hope to see you again. Here are some of the children that got PBs; Heidi, Ella, Lola, Oliver and me!.
Thank you to the 25 volunteers. By the way there is no Junior parkrun this Sunday because of a half marathon, but that is not far it is only 11 Junior parkruns.
Please join us the week after for our first birthday.

From William King


Central Park junior parkrun #50

It was a very sunny morning and a much better one than last week at parkrun #50 which meant that there was a lot more people - 76! The first timers were Danny Burbridge, William Taylor, Layla Brand , Leo Brando, Abbigail Forvargue, Romie Adams, Ruben Esward, Jessica Forvargue and George Tracey.

The children with PBs were Edward Judd, Shae Gowler, Lola Fletcher, Ryan Ingram, Sam Bull, Jeremy Taylor, Freya Hawkswell, Jasmine Heron, Connie Goodley, Max Brighten, Jessie Goodley , Lucian Smith, Florence Wild, Ollie Hammond, Evie Fletcher, Zachary Staplton, Belle Fisher, Gracie Morris, Isabel Exton, Max Adams, Luke Goodwin, Ada Masterson, Tilly Sheppard, Penny Stringer and Mohid Latif.

The first 3 finishers were Edward Judd, Shae Gowler and Lola Fletcher.

Well done to all the runners and thank you to all the volunteers who make it happen
by Nell Jackson.


Central Park junior parkrun #49

Well, I think we can finally say the summer is but a distant memory after Sunday's run. Let's just say it wasn't the most pleasant of mornings.
But a bit of rain and wind were not enough to put off our hardy parkrunners, with 44 youngsters making the Sunday morning pilgrimage to Central Park.
With such horrible weather, it's no surprise there wasn't a deluge of PBs, but a big well done needs to go to Connie Goodley and Heidi Goodley-Gray, who both recorded new best times.
We also welcomed three first timers, with Harry Cranke, Maisie Goodley and Liana Jones all making their debuts.
First across the line this week was Joseph Reindel, in a fantastic time of 7:17. Next in, and first girl, was Evie Hemings in 8:06, followed by Edward Judd, who was just a second behind.
Once again, thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers, who gave up a nice Sunday lie-in in their warm dry houses to ensure that the event went ahead. More helpers would always be nice, so if you are interested in lending a hand, just check out the website or Facebook page.

Duncan Jackson


Central Park junior parkrun #47

There was a great turnout at Central Park on Sunday for Junior parkrun #47, with some fantastic runs from our youngsters.
In total, there was 10 PBs recorded on the day, with Evie Hemmings, Wilbur Kennedy, Heidi Goodley-Gray, Munro Kennedy, Rachael Walker, Nelly Britton, Lexie King, Millie Meadows, Kaelan McGougan and Zac Watson all achieving their best times ever! Well done everyone, brilliant running.
First across the line on the day was Evie Hemmings in a brilliant time of 8:02. She was followed home by Ryan Ingram and Louie Hemmings.
It was also great to welcome lots of new runners to the parkrun family, with Blue Gowler, Jasmine Heron, Shae Gowler, Haadi Umar Ijaz, Noah Smith, Ayman Umar Ijaz, Jude Cole, Penny Stringer and Lola Bennett all running for their first time. Hopefully, they will all become familiar faces at Central Park on Sunday mornings!
Once again, thanks to all our wonderful volunteers. Without them giving up their time, there would be no event. If you would like to help out, please visit the website or the volunteers Facebook page.


Central Park junior parkrun #46

We have been running our junior parkrun for nearly a year now (where has the time gone) and it has been great to meet so many like minded children and their parents, many of which make junior parkrun possible by volunteering to keep us safe.

A massive thanks to everyone, we all appreciate you giving up your time so we can run.

If your bringing down a youngster, or maybe not, but you’d like to get involved, please email us at centralpark-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com or on our Facebook page. There are many roles, they will be explained to you and nothing is really scary, I promise, I’ve done most of them myself.

64 juniors including 4 first timers ran around our lovely park on Sunday morning setting 13 new personal best times along the way - well done!!

We had many “unknown” runners this week so to avoid being one of those in future, remember to print off your barcode and bring it along or (it’s getting near that time) you might want to think about asking Santa for a flashy wristband or shoe tag, available from the parkrun website, with your barcode specially printed and you’ll never forget it again - just remember to change the tag onto your new shoes when the time comes.

Many of our regular runners are closing in on their next wristband so you’ll have to be on best behaviour to make sure Mum/Dad brings you so you can get that bling sooner rather than later.

Unfortunately one young man couldn’t finish his junior parkrun this week. We hope you are feeling much better and we can’t wait to welcome you and your family back once the rugby season has finished.

See you next week!!

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