Derry City junior parkrun will NOT go ahead due to insufficient volunteers. Apologies for any disappointment caused.
Results from our 100th event are now available. An incredible 86 of you took part on what was a cold, wet morning. We were delighted to be able to present so many milestone wristbands. Congratulations to Susannah Edwards, Adam Walsh, Honour Thompson, Nathan Mcauley, Jake Roddy, and Rory McConnell who all completed the half marathon distance this morning. Amelia Shand completed the full marathon distance today- great running Amelia!
We were delighted to welcome Cora Nelis, Holly McGarrigle, Lucy Curtis and Noah Doherty to Derry city juniors for the first time. We hope you all enjoyed your run, and that it is the first of many.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Deirdre BATESON, Fj BAYLIS, Zac BAYLIS, Neil CALLAN, Kieran COYLE, Ruth EDWARDS, Karen FARRY, Philip MCAVOY, Conal MEENAN, Sean MOLLOY, Rachel MOONEY, James MULLAN, Rebecca MULLAN, Grace NORRIS, Lizanne NORRIS, Deirdre WILLIAMS
We are now have our post event refreshments at Cafe in the park with a great selection of food options.
We have decided to cancel this Sunday's event due to the weather warning.
***Our 100th event will now be 16th February***
Sorry for any disappointment caused but the safety of our little people is paramount.
Run Director Karen FARRY
Well done to all 68 junior athletes who took part today. Special mention to Eoghan Donnelly, Jake Roddy, Mya Lynch, Rose McLaughlin, Clara McSorely, Kate Hribar and Rory Curtis who all achieved personal bests. Great running!
We were delighted to welcome Olly Breslin, Ciaran Cullen, James Cullen, Isla Lynch, Eva Hutchinson, Sophia Hutchinson, Rose Cassidy and Daniel Watson Derry City juniors for the very first time. Regular attendee Jamie Mulgrew also posted his first official parkrun time since turning 4. We hope you all enjoyed your run with us and that you come back again soon. We really love seeing new faces every week, and seeing our event grow. Make sure to spread the word to all your friends. We welcome all abilities and the most important goal is to have fun.
Congratulations to Jessica Mulgrew who was awarded her full marathon wristband this morning. That’s 42km of running in total, or 21 junior parkruns. Great achievement Jessica
Congratulations also to Finnbar Colhoun who was awarded his half marathon wristband today. Keep up the great running Finnbar!
Derry City junior parkrun
05/01/2020 | Event 96
Run Director Kieran Coyle
Thanks to the volunteers
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Deirdre BATESON, Neil CALLAN, Carol CASSIDY, Kieran COYLE, Shane GALLAGHER, Annemarie KELLY, Philip MCAVOY, Conal MCCONVILLE, Jacinta MCCOOL, Sarah MOLLOY, Leah MOLLOY, Sean MOLLOY, Lizanne NORRIS, Grace NORRIS, Karen WALSH, Deirdre WILLIAMS
We were able to have marshal insight every 200m for the kids' safety along the course route this week and it would be great if we can keep doing this for the whole of 2020.
Can all parents please download the virtual volunteer app to your phone so we can show you how to use it Conal MCCONVILLE & Philip MCAVOY are doing the timing and scanning roles supported by other regular volunteers this weekend.
Karren Farry is your Run Director this week so please comment below and let us know if you can help us ASAP.
Well done to:
Gaining Half Marathon milestones wristband.
If your child is due a wristband please email us here firstname.lastname@example.org before the event starts so we know they are attending. Here you can check and see if your child is due a milestone wristband https://www.parkrun.org.uk/results/juniorclubs/…
You can also check the latest weekly results, just click a detailed view of the top right-hand view of the results. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/derrycity-junio…/…/latestresults/
Happy New Year Run Report 29/12/2019 -Event 95
Run Director Kieran Coyle
Thanks to the volunteers
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Deirdre BATESON, Neil CALLAN, Kieran COYLE, Michaela DOHERTY, Paul FARRY, Karen FARRY, Shane GALLAGHER, Annemarie KELLY, Philip MCAVOY, Mary MCCARROLL, Conal MCCONVILLE, Conal MEENAN, Karen WALSH
For 2020 we are looking for volunteers to join our core team and gain the opportunity to get trained up doing different roles during our event. We really need some regular help so our event can continue to grow throughout 2020. In 5 week’s time, it will be our birthday and 100th junior parkrun event and we are hoping to break the record of 101 people attending a single event.
Junior parkrun is very different from the adult Saturday event and there are some obvious health and safety issues; for example, marshals should be 200 meters from each other and be in sight of each other. For 2020 we would like to see more marshals along our route so any parents that aren’t running with their child please step forward and help out. Email us and let us know if you can help out email@example.com This also adds a great experience for the kids and also means parents don’t necessarily have to run with their kids. It is not mandatory for a parent/guardian to participate in junior parkruns, but children under the age of 11 must be accompanied to/from the event by a responsible adult, and the responsible adult must remain in attendance for the duration of the event.
A few housekeeping reminders for2020 as per junior parkrun code:
Could I remind all our lovely parkrun families that junior parkrun is a running, jogging and walking event. The use of children’s scooters, balance bikes, trikes or cycles is prohibited. Adults with buggies should position themselves appropriately at the top of the hill at the back of the starting pack for the safety and enjoyment of all.
Dogs or other pets are not permitted at Derry city junior parkrun.
Please see attached image of the full junior parkrun code.
Lastly, if your child is due a wristband please email us here firstname.lastname@example.org before the event starts so we know they are attending. Here you can check and see if your child is due a milestone wristband https://www.parkrun.org.uk/results/juniorclubs/?eventname=derrycity-juniors
You can also check the latest weekly results, just click a detailed view on the top right-hand view of the results. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/derrycity-juniors/results/latestresults/
Happy New Year Folks