Dukeries Junior Parkrun #16 – 12th January 2020

A 90% chance of rainbows was predicted for the start of #16 Dukeries Junior Parkrun, but as the 24 young runners and families arrived, the clouds parted and the sun came out for near perfect conditions to achieve some PBs. We welcomed 9 first timers from as far as Nottingham to our 2k course.

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Emily, one of our resident warmer-uppers did a great job of getting everyone motivated for the start.

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Chloe L was our first finisher today with an impressive new female course time of 08:06 with Logan H coming in close to his PB with a time of 08:13.

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A massive well done to all of our runners this morning, from those like Henry, Joshua, Ava F, Nellie, Noah and Abbey who all achieved new PBs, to all the others like Cameron and Ava D, who we’re really proud of for making it around the course... You guys smashed it today!

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Thanks to all of the parents and volunteers once again for supporting and cheering the junior Parkrunners to the finish line. It was great to have some new parents offer to join our core volunteer team for future events as we simply couldn’t do it without you. If you have any pictures of the event, please share them on our Facebook page or tag us @dukeriesjuniorparkrun.

Dukeries Junior Parkrun is back at 9.00am on Sunday 19th January. The first timers briefing and warm up takes place at 8.55am. We hope that you will join us again. If you would like to join our volunteer team, please send us an email and we will add you to our volunteer roster. We are a friendly bunch and we meet at the Dukeries Leisure Centre straight after the event for a drink and a chat. Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Andy

Run Director – Dukeries Junior Parkrun

 

New Year and a New Decade – Dukeries junior parkrun #15

26 amazing juniors and 14 high-vis heroes made it a memorable first event of the New Year (and decade!!) at Dukeries junior parkrun. There was an atmosphere of pure excitement as our juniors began to arrive. The weather was perfect and our juniors were ready to embark on their first junior parkrun of 2020.

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Felix did an amazing job ensuring that all of our juniors were fully warmed up before heading to the start. All of our juniors were amazing again this morning. Daniel A was the first finisher recording a time of 08:21 with Isabel W coming in next with a time of 09:08. Well done to everyone who completed the course this morning, you are all superstars. We had an incredible 12 first timers this morning; a big shout out to all of the newcomers to Dukeries junior parkrun.

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Well done to both Dagan and Bryce who received their half marathon wristband this morning; a great effort from both.

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There was a sense of achievement on the approach to the finishing funnel with both parents and volunteers cheering our juniors on their final approach to the funnel. It was refreshing to see everyone out enjoying themselves.

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This morning’s event could not have happened had it not been for our amazing volunteer team who give up their time to ensure that the event could take place. A big shout out to our 14 high-vis heroes for doing an amazing job this morning. We hope that you enjoyed volunteering and will return to wear a high-vis in the near future.

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Dukeries junior parkrun is back at 9.00am on Sunday 12th January. The first timers briefing takes place at 8.55am. We hope that you will join us again. If you would like to join our volunteer team, please send us an e-mail and we will add you to our volunteer roster. We are a friendly bunch and we meet at the Dukeries Leisure Centre straight after the event for a drink and a chat. Everyone is welcome.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon

Paul

Run Director – Dukeries junior parkrun

 

 

 

Event #10 – 1st December 2019

The start of advent produced a picture postcard scene at Dukeries junior parkrun. Cold and frosty conditions did not put off our enthusiastic 13 juniors who ran, jogged and walked our 2k course.

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A new record was set for the furthest tourist to visit Dukeries juniors with Isaac coming all of the way from Manchester. We hope that Isaac had a fantastic time and we hope that he will return in the future. We love junior parkrun tourism, so if you have any family or friends from far and wide, let them know about us!!!

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Felix did an amazing job ensuring that all of our juniors were fully warmed up before heading to the start. All of our juniors were amazing again this morning. Logan H was the first finisher recording a time of 08:34 with James H coming in next with a time of 09:00. Well done to everyone who completed the course this morning, you are all superstars. We had 2 first timers this morning; a big shout out to Sam B and Isaac W.

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This morning’s event could not have happened had it not been for our amazing volunteer team who give up their time to ensure that the event could take place. A big shout out to our 16 high-vis heroes for doing an amazing job this morning. It was lovely to welcome several new volunteers to our team, those being Kim, Dom and Lydia. It was also a pleasure to have several juniors sporting taking their turn to be a high-vis hero. We hope that you enjoyed volunteering and will return to wear a high-vis in the near future.

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Dukeries junior parkrun is back at 8.45am on Sunday 8th December. We hope that you will join us again. If you would like to join our volunteer team, please send us an e-mail and we will add you to our volunteer roster. We are a friendly bunch and we meet at the Dukeries Leisure Centre straight after the event for a drink and a chat. Everyone is welcome.

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We look forward to seeing you all again soon

Paul

Run Director – Dukeries junior parkrun

 

Event #9 – 24th November 2019

Another cold a foggy morning, but this wasn't stopping our 23 runners that turned out today, the fog soon lifted in time for the juniors to start running.

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We are very grateful for all our volunteers that turn out each week to support our event, we rely grately on your support. If you are a regular volunteer, THANK YOU !! If you are a parent that brings your child along each week waiting for them to finish, and would like to put on one of our super hero hi-vis jackets, please get in touch with us via the facebook page or email us at dukeriesjuniors@parkrun.com. 

WE NEED YOU !! 

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This morning our photogenic RD Kara was captured giving our volunteers and first timers their briefings. Again we had a full roster this week and 6 first timers. 

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Congratulations to Felix for achieving his half marathon milestone, and then nervously delivering todays warm up.

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Further celebrations to Bryce, Jennifer and Jessica for achieving their personal best times. 

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From our first finishers, our smallest volunteer to smiles on our runners faces, this is exactly why we do what we do on these fine, cold Sunday morning. 

Thank you all for a wonderful parkrun morning. See you all again real soon.

Run Director - Kara

 

 

 

Event#8 – 17th November 2019

A damp and drizzly morning did not deter our sixteen keen juniors at Dukeries junior parkrun, event number eight, this morning. We hosted 16 superstars who ran jogged and walked our 2k course.

Daisy and Felix made sure all our Juniors were warmed up before heading to the start.

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We had five first-timers Alexander W, Rocco P, Scarlett P, Darcy P, Jennifer P. We hope you enjoyed Dukeries junior parkrun and will join us again soon.

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Alexander Whitehead led the field from the start and came in with a first finishing time of 8.33 at his Dukeries debut. Dagon Murray was next with a time of 9.31 followed closely by Sylvain Pennington with 9.33. Daisy Wilson came in at 10.16, the third time she's finished first girl at Dukeries, followed closely by Sienna Hayward with 10.25 and Scarlett Parkin not far behind. A massive 'Well Done' to everyone who completed the course this morning.

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As with all parkruns the events can't take place without the help of our volunteers. We had 14 high-vis heroes this morning who did a fantastic job. A big shout out to Kara for soldiering on in great pain as a tail walker and a special thank you for Mark for taking over. Thank you for the great Volunteering and we hope you will all return to wear a high-vis in the near future.

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Dukeries Junior Parkrun is back at 8.45 am on Sunday 24th November, please come and join us again.

If you would like to join our Volunteer team, please send us an e-mail and we will add you to the roster. We are a friendly group and we meet at the Dukeries Leisure Centre straight after the event for a drink and a chat. Everyone is welcome.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Daniel
Run Director - Dukeries Junior Parkrun.

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