Event #4 – 20th October 2019

A beautiful autumnal morning greeted the cheerful 22 juniors who took part in the 4th Dukeries junior parkrun. After last week’s washout, it was a treat for our high-vis heroes to bask in the Ollerton sunshine.

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We hosted 22 superstars who ran, jogged and walked our 2k course. A big shout out to our tail walker Carolyn for ensuring that everyone made it safely around the course safely.

The morning started with Emily, Charlotte and Robert doing a fantastic warm-up. The warm up routine clearly worked as Charlotte and Robert were the first two youngsters who entered the finishing funnel with times of 09:15 and 09:20. A great effort! Well Done to all of our youngsters for completing the course, you were all amazing.


We had 9 first timers this morning; a big shout out to Edward K, William K, William Y-D, Toby Y-D, Scarlet L, Violet R, Zoey C, Leland J and Lucie L. We hope that our first timers enjoyed Dukeries junior parkrun and will be eager to return in the near future. If you’ve had a great time, please tell your family and friends and encourage them to try junior parkrun.

Well Done to Anahera for achieving a new PB. Jessica J completed her 8th junior parkrun. Keep up the good work Jessica, only 3 more events until you will receive a special wristband.


This morning’s event could not have happened had it not been for our amazing volunteer team. A big shout out to our 15 high-vis heroes for doing an amazing job this morning. Some of our volunteers deserve an extra special shout out as they delayed their half term getaway to ensure that this week’s event could go ahead. Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to welcome Michelle from the Dukeries Academy and Councillor Brazier this morning who looked fabulous as high-vis heroes. Also a special mention to Jan who persuaded his wife to join our volunteer team for this morning’s event.


Dukeries junior parkrun is back at 8.45am on Sunday 27th October. 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


Run Director – Dukeries junior parkrun