Dukeries junior parkrun is cancelled on 20 September 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Event #22 Dukeries junior parkrun

It was a lovely morning for event #22 of Dukeries junior parkrun.


A massive thanks to all of the volunteers for whom it wouldn't be possible to host the events. Special thanks to the junior helpers that offered to support today with marshalling, giving out tokens and tail-walking. It's always great to see young volunteers wanting to support the junior runners. Well done

Speaking of which...this week's Run Report is written by a parkrun tourist, Olivia aged 10.

Olivia's Run Report...

Today was my 1st ever Park Run at Dukeries Junior Parkrun, and only my 2nd overall (Brierley Forest being first). I love going to Parkrun, because it helps me keep fit and healthy. It was so nice to see my Cousin Mia there today too.

This morning, it was sunny, but a bit windy, and the ground was a bit soft.

This week's Run Director was my Uncle Andrew, and he gave us our Marshall Briefing and told us to watch out for Mole Hills!

It was great to see Mia and Charlotte get their 11th Parkrun Milestone, meaning they've ran half a marathon each, well done!

I was asked to do the warm-up, which was ace, and thanks to Mia for helping me, I really enjoyed it.


Well done to all 19 runners that took part, they all did a fab job.


Park Run is great!!

Olivia x


Dukeries junior parkrun #21

This week's run report is written by one of our junior runners and volunteers, Mia.

Today was my 10th parkrun at Dukeries junior parkrun. I love going to parkrun because it helps me to get fit and stay healthy. It's also nice to meet up with some friends from school.
This morning it was lovely and sunny. I helped out with the other high-vis heroes to set up the course.

This week's run director, Daniel gave us our marshall briefing and told us to watch out for the pesky mole hills. The course was drying out and it was just a little bit windy.

It was nice to see Tyler and Sienna getting their 11th parkrun milestone which means they've ran a half marathon each. Well done!

Felix and Daisy did another great job of warming us all up. They really put us through our paces with opposite arm swings.

Rohan was amazing again as our tail walker!

Well done to all 17 runners who took part today and a special well done to a young girl who ran with their mum and dad to try out our course for when she's older.
Parkrun is great fun!

Mia x



Dukeries Juniors parkrun #18

The morning began warm, but quickly began to feel cold again, however this didn't put of all 28 juniors.

As always we began the morning with a quick course briefing and warm up, delivered by our regular juniors, Robert and Charlotte.


A huge well done to all the juniors this morning, including the 10 that all achieved PB!

Romie, Robyn, Ranae, Lois, Bella, Anya, Holly, Olivia, Oscar and finally our first finisher Dagan.

Along with these achievements we also welcomed 6 first timers, Archie, Marnie, Hannah, Isla, Lauren and Jacob. We look forward to seeing you again real soon.



And finally we welcomed the new Bilsthorpe junior running club to our event, it was lovely to see the little runners all kitted out in there club shirts, and the smiles on their faces. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.


Run Director Kara


Dukeries Junior parkrun #17


Twenty-three runners braved the frosty conditions at event number seventeen at Dukeries junior parkrun this morning. What a beautiful morning it was!

The cold did not deter our hi-viz heroes, including Woody, who kept warm by doing a wonderful frost mural on the ground (can you guess what it is yet??):


As the sun came out our first runner Euan Carroll crossed the line at 09.05. The first female was Dukeries regular, Charlotte Alcock, with a time of 09.49. Charlotte also led the warm-up with her brother Robert.


Two runners received their half marathon wrist bands; Joshua Pinnington and Alicia Starovla.


A big well done to all of our 23 runners, you were all amazing.

A massive thank you to all our volunteers for turning out this morning, without you this event could not go ahead. If anybody would like to have a go at volunteering just drop us an e-mail and we'll put you on the roster. If you're bringing your children, its easy to add another five minutes to each side of your attendance, pop on a high viz and stand on one of our marshal points, clapping and encouraging :-)

Dukeries junior parkrun takes place every Sunday at 9.00 am.

Hope to see you all again next week. 

Daniel, this week's Run Director



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.


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


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.


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!


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.


Run Director – Dukeries Junior Parkrun

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