Dukeries junior parkrun is cancelled on 2021-01-17 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

parktoberfest – let’s (not)parkrun


Have you been missing Dukeries junior parkrun?

Have you been searching for an opportunity to have a bit of fun, walking, jogging or running in your local neighbourhood? Something that is free, easy to do and doesn’t require any experience or fancy gear?

Look no further! PARKTOBERFEST is here, and absolutely anyone can take part.

Building on the success of the 5k (not)parkrun, we’re encouraging people to get together with friends, family, neighbours (respecting local and national government guidelines) and inspire each other to complete as many (not)parkruns as possible in the month of October.

And the great news is now junior parkrunners can register their own walk, jog, or run. Like normal junior parkruns, which are 2k in length, 4 – 14 year olds can complete this distance and see their name in lights when they log their time.

You choose the course and decide when and how you want to take part. You could stroll or jog around a park, plot out a route around your local streets, or complete your (not)parkrun as part of your daily routine. It all counts, it all adds up, and it can all make you healthier and happier. (not)parkrun can be whatever you want it to be.

To help you decide where to (not)parkrun during parktoberfest, we'll be sharing some of our favourite 2k routes around the local area, especially for junior parkrunners

Once you have completed the distance simply log your time via your parkrun profile. If you’re new to parkrun, just sign up to register and take part. Results are shared each Monday.

Whatever the weather, whatever the time of day, wherever you live, join thousands of others around the world in completing some (not)parkruns for parktoberfest and get a much-needed dose of fun, activity and positivity.

Get active. Have fun. (not)parkrun.

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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


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