Event #22 Dukeries junior parkrun

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rohan was amazing again as our tail walker!

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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Run Director Kara

 

Dukeries Junior parkrun #17

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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??):

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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.

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

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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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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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Event #7

Our amazing juniors were basking in the autumn sunshine as they completed Dukeries junior parkrun event number 7 this morning.

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We hosted 26 superstars who ran, jogged and walked our 2k course. Jo and Rohan did a fantastic job ensuring that everyone got around our course. Rohan was joined by a very special guest; Felix the Fox. Felix’s presence ensured that there were 5 PBs this morning! Great work!

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We were joined by 4 firefighters from Edwinstowe Fire Station who ran alongside our juniors, giving them lots of encouragement. We are delighted that they could join us and hope that they will return in the near future.

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Daisy and Felix ensured that all of our juniors were fully warmed up before heading to the start. All of our juniors were amazing. This morning, our course record was smashed. Jake Orr was the first finisher recording a time of 07:21 with Edward Holden coming in next with a time of 07:29. Well done to everyone who completed the course this morning.

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We had 6 first timers this morning; a big shout out to Jake O, Sylvain P, Harry O, Braydn-Jake C, Katherine F and Joshua 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.

A massive shout out to Jessica who received her half-marathon wristband this morning, this is an amazing achievement. Well Done! Our juniors receive a wristband after completing 11, 21 or 50 junior parkrun events. Please let us know once you have achieved this milestone so that we can present you with a lovely wristband.

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This morning’s event could not have happened had it not been for our amazing volunteer team. 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 Charlotte A, Rohan S, Louise P and Paul C. We hope that you enjoyed volunteering and will return to wear a high-vis in the near future.

Dukeries junior parkrun is back at 8.45am on Sunday 17th November. 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

 

 

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