Collett Park junior parkrun is cancelled on 31 May 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Not Ducking-Out Yet

Under a stony sky, as society collapses beneath the oncoming zombie apocalypse, the ranks of our parkrunners have been winnowed by the relentless plague… that and the Bath Half.

Amelie Cook recorded a new personal best, was the first finisher and completed her junior parkrun half-marathon. Triple congratulations Amelie!

We also had personal bests from Freya Burgess, Dominic Cook, Isobel Prickett, Milo Cook, Dylan Winter, Millie Baker, Corbin Bourgoin, Max Landrigan and Leo Dampier. Not bad, that's close to half the runners. Well done!

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But that's not all! Droopy the Duck recorded our fastest ever finish by a duck.

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We had some new volunteers stepping up to fill the gaps as some of our regulars were away at the Bath Half. Thank you, and thank you to our regular volunteers too.

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Keep an eye out in the usual places Facebook, this site, twitter and Instagram for updates. As things stand we will be running as normal this Sunday.

 

The Springen Has Sproingen at parkrun – Join Them!

It was a mild morning on our 41st junior park run. The rain held off and we even saw some sunshine. We had four first-timers Corbin, Lucy, John and Rupert. We hoped you enjoyed your very 1st park run.

Well done to Kobe, Aiysis, Ezra, Seb and Lucy who all achieved a new personal best.
And to Lucy, Zoe, Grace and Zak for achieving thief half marathon wrist bands.

A huge thank you to our lovely amazing volunteers. Without their support, we wouldn’t be able to put on this free event each week.

See you all next week

 

Sporty Forty

Collett Park Junior parkrun number 40!

It was a gloriously sunny, albeit cold, morning but then again we thankfully didn’t get rained off. Course set up was done puddle jumping and making sure that we wouldn’t be swimming any of the course.

After 40 events we have totalled a whopping 15 days, 23 hours, 46 minutes and 22 seconds. That’s an incredible distance of 3628km which is from Collett Park to London a staggering 29 and ¾ times!! I would be very tired after all that running!

We welcomed our amazing 29 volunteers who cheered on the 31 runners which included 2 first-timers after an amazing warm-up by The Dreaded Captain Bloodclot! Welcome, and we hope to see you again. Even though we had a slightly damp course, there were 9 personal bests which included my daughter who ran the entire course all by herself! Having the marshals in line of sight of each other, really shows that the kids are well supported and if anyone does need some additional support, our tail walker is always on hand to help the kids finish. This does mean that we do need a few more volunteers and we always welcome and provide full training and noisemakers for anyone that fancies a go.

I had the pleasure of handing out 2 wristbands this Sunday to Corey Lincoln and Iris Landrigan, who have completed the equivalent of a half-marathon each! That’s incredible and a huge congratulations. You can print out your certificates from your parkrun profile to make it that bit more special.

Have an amazing week all and remember that March is the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring!

 

Away From The Storm

We are back! After 2 weeks away due to the storms. It was great to have our junior event back on. We felt the storms were payback for our very smug faces during the summer when we had over 20 dry sundays.

The weather was up and down but it calmed down enough to welcome our volunteers and 30 runners.

There were 5 personal bests including our lead runner Leyton who is aiming for a sub 8 minute parkrun time. So close!!
We also had 6 runners joining us for the first time. We really hope you enjoyed your run.

Joining us was Lolly and Ben bringing their 2 children all the way from Taunton. They are seasoned parkrun tourists and have a facebook page/blog called Running in Series. Their daughter Lani asked to run at our parkrun due to the great time she had on their previous visit.

Fingers crossed the bad weather stays away and we will see you on sunday..

 

Blues Busters

Well, the almost middle of January has to be the most boring time of year. Unless you’re at Collett Park Junior parkrun of course!!

We had a very brief run brief where one wristband was handed out to Laila Peters for completing 21 parkruns! That’s an awesome 42km! Well done and don’t forget to print your certificate out from your profile page.

We then moved swiftly on to the warm-up. Today's action event was held by Sir Gerald the Stupid, Defender of the King's Moustache. And what a mighty fine form he was! We do try to get all the runners to do some of the warm up especially in the colder months as this can help get all those amazing muscles woken up and warmed up ready to run!

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We welcomed two first-timers and cheered around all amazing 35 runners, skippers, hoppers and walkers. There were an incredible five personal bests.

28 superhero volunteers braved the cold and cheered and whooped the runners around the course. We always welcome new marshals and full training is given although your cheering skills need to be top notch. So a very special thank you to the following: Laura Barron, Joanne Breeze, Sally Brooks, Sharon C, Lisa Clarke, Casper Clemence, San Codman, Terri Dampier, Matthew Dampier, Marie Goodwin, Megan Goodwin, Charles Goulding, Antony Goulding, Aaron Hood, Deanne Hood, Connor Hood, Mark Hood, Ian Hosegood, Amanda King, Jack Leadbetter, James Leadbetter, Richard Maddock, Georgina Maddock, Sue Nash, James Peters, Michelle Underwood, Lucas Viney, Kelly Viney.

See you next week when we are certainly at the middle of the month!

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