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