What an amazing morning it was!
We had 30 junior runners and their parents arrive at Dukeries track to take part in the inaugural Dukeries junior parkrun, dispite the rain. We are incredibly proud of all the children who took part this morning. It was everything parkrun is supposed to be: fun, friendly and open to everyone.
We were very lucky to be joined by the Mayor, who officially set of the runners in style. Our high-viz heroes were out on the course, making sure everyone is safe, and doesn't lose their way or their smile. Junior parkrun requires a much higher level or marshalling than 'normal' parkrun, as every child on the course has to be visible at all times by a marshal to ensure safety. Volunteering is fun, rewarding and if you'd like to get involved please get in touch with us. If your child is confident to run alone, we can give you a role around the finish area so you are able to look after your child as soon as they finish.
We had a staggering 17 first timers completely new to parkrun, well done Logan, David, Joshua, Anahera, Bryce, Spencer, Toby, Taryn, Matthew, Anna, Carla, Hannah, Mia, Iris, Bryce, Mai and Arley-Jacob. We hope you enjoyed your run and we see you again soon.
A huge shout out to all those that have been involved with the set up of Dukeries-junior parkrun, without them this just wouldn't be happening.