Chichester junior parkrun is cancelled on 9 August 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We are returning to Priory Park!

From Sunday 20th January 2019 Chichester junior parkrun will be permanently returning to Priory Park - please spread the word.

It is a new 3 lap anti clockwise course. Please take a moment to look at the course map below and familiarise yourself with the new course.

Fenwicks Cafe will reopen in the half term holiday.

New parkrun map for news page

 

 

We are moving!

Please be aware from Sunday 25th November Chichester junior parkrun is temporarily relocating.

Until early new year the event will be at The Prebendal School playing fields.

The playing fields are on the Avenue De Chartres opposite the multi-story car park. Toilets are available at this car park. Free parking before 10am is available at the Westgate (PO19 1RJ). Please access the fields via the gate on the north-west corner. Please avoid clambering over the fences as a short cut. There is no on-site parking.

It is a 3 lap course all on grass. Please see the map below and get in touch if you have any questions (chichester-juniorsoffice@parkrun.com).

Our thanks go to The Prebendal School for permitting use of their facility.

Sam

Map

 

Chichester junior parkrun #100

A big milestone today as we reached our one hundredth event. So, a modest pat on the back to everyone involved.

Today was my first junior parkrun. My own grandchildren are not yet quite old enough to run but it is my ambition to run with three generations of my family at parkrun so today was a little spying mission to see what the Chichester Junior parkrun is all about.

So what did I see ? At 8:00 Elaine and Lynette started setting up the course ( Cor ! They are keen aren't they ?). I tried to help but probably just got in the way - another few months and I might get the hang of it. Gradually Mums, Dads and their little darling children started to appear. Big ones, small ones, fit looking ones, all sorts (and that's just the Dads).

By 9:00 some sense of organisation started to emerge as Lynette blew the whistle (loudly !) and briefed the entire thronged masses.Congratulations to everyone who received wrist bands to recognise their progress today. Lucy led an energetic warm up session on a slightly chillier morning than recently and then, Ready, Steady, GO ! It was fantastic to witness so much positive energy being released - quite a contrast to the normally tranquil and beautiful setting of our historic Priory Park. Can you imagine that this is where Romans actually lived, walked (and ran ?) over 1600 years ago ?

It was great to see everyone doing their best - it's not always easy but there were plenty of smiles at the finish. And then it was over and Priory Park went back into Sunday morning snooze mode as Lynette and our volunteers tidied up. The rain then arrived to ensure that we could now enjoy the rest of the day in traditional English holiday weekend weather.

Today we had 61 runners and 20 volunteers. That's quite something early on a sleepy Sunday morning in Chichester. Well done to everyone but with particular thanks to our volunteers - brilliant as always - without whom we would have no parkrun. Today they were.....

Chris ARMSTEAD, Clare AYLING, Jo BRINING, Joseph CASSFORD, Tim CASSFORD, Ellie CASSFORD, Lucy CASSFORD, Elaine CRUTTENDEN, Loella HARRIS, Derrick HARRIS, Lucy HOUSTON, Mike HOUSTON, Suzi JONES, Trea LANGFORD, Karl LOWE, Jill RENSON, Yvonne SHERRINGTON, Geoff SUMNER, David TURNER, Lynette WOODWARD

Our parkrun always needs quite a few volunteers in order to run efficiently and safely. You may be surprised about how enjoyable and satisfying it is to help make our event possible, so please give volunteering a try.

Geoff (Age 71 AND 3/4)

 

Chichester junior parkrun #96

It was a nice morning. There were 68 runners today. Ginny YONGE and Toby MTHARU ran their 21st junior prkruns -  a marathon distance. Jack HIBBERT got his half marathon. There were 6 first timers and 8 PBs! There were lots of volunteers. 

#96 22/07/2018

Clare BOXALL, Mark BROCKLEHURST, John CANNON, Catherine CANNON, Louise CATO, Sam CATO, Evie CATO, Loella HARRIS, Derrick HARRIS, Mike HOUSTON, Lucy HOUSTON, Samantha HOUSTON, Trea LANGFORD, Karl LOWE, Clare MANSELL, Theodore MANSELL, Helen WILKINS, Alan YONGE, Liz YONGE

My friend Eva from school ran with me today. Before term ends why not ask one of your friends to come and try junior parkrun in the summer holidays.

Lucy Houston

The event is cancelled on Sunday 5th August due to an event in the park. Please spread the word.

 

Chichester junior parkrun #95

68 runners today and all these volunteers helped to make it happen:

Daniel BYE, John CANNON, Catherine CANNON, Amelie CANNON, Abigail CRUTTENDEN, Poppy CRUTTENDEN, Elaine CRUTTENDEN, Harry CRUTTENDEN, Finn ELLIS, Christine GAY, Thomas HART, Mike HOUSTON, Thomas HOUSTON, Lucy HOUSTON, Samantha HOUSTON, Clare MANSELL, Theodore MANSELL, Matthew PESKETT, Lis PESKETT, Emma PRINCE

There were 5 first timers and 19 PBs. It was hot, so well done everyone.

By Lucy Houston

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