Forest Rec junior parkrun is cancelled on 12 July 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Event Number #107 The cold never bothered us anyway

It was a cold and frosty morning at Forest #rec today. Not only did we have a fantastic amount of runners today (over 40), but we also had plenty of wonderful volunteers. The paths were extremely slippy, so we moved onto the nice, crunchy grass! We had 9 1st timers and despite the fact that everyone was cold, we even managed a PB! By the end all our feet were numb, but it was worth it as everyone enjoyed it and we are all proud of the runners and volunteers!

We'd love to have you on our team, so come and join us, bring a friend or even two!


Event #103 – The one before Christmas

With so much going on with the run up to Christmas, and so many folks being away and visiting friends and family, we were delighted to be joined by so many on Sunday 22nd December.

We had a special Christmas themed warm up, wrapping presents and helping to load Santa's sleigh, and Natalie helped make sure we were ready to start the event.

Warm up 22122019We were joined by one very special first timer, Issac who has been building up his distance for a few weeks and this week made it all the way round the whole course, with the help from Mum, Dad, his brother Ethan and friend Cameron. Well done Issac, it's been a pleasure watching you progress.

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You ran amazingly well and three of you achieved PB's, and there were two wristband achievements also. Tamaki earned the half marathon wristband for completing 11 parkruns, and Charlotte earned the ultra marathon wristband for running 50 parkruns, and achieved this by tailwalking.

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I'd like to say a massive thank you to the volunteers that make parkrun possible each week, this week they were Teresa ADAMS, Tim CLARKE, Bob FRAKE, Euan FRASER, Amelia FRASER, Natalie HOLMES, Charlotte MORLING, Jo MORLING, Emma MOULDS, David RENSLER, Charlotte ROWATT, Gavin ROWATT, Linda WOODINGS

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Please do come and join us again soon, and don't forget your barcode!

Happy running

Forest Rec Junior parkrun

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Event #96 – The one with spooks and ghouls

Our Halloween themed event was a hit with all 45 participants on Sunday, which I'm sure had nothing to do with the treats given out after everyone has passed through the haunted finish funnel.

Finish Funnel

We had 5 PB's being set at the event, including our first finisher who was also celebrating their birthday. Happy Birthday! And we welcomed 3 first timers to parkrun, we hope you enjoyed it and will be back next weekend.

Some of those who come frequently earned their milestone wristbands. You get these for running 11,21 and 50 junior parkruns, . Once you have reached this achievement you receive a wristband, and on your parkrun profile is a link to be able to print a certificate. Congratulations to Rithwik, Emi, Nischal, Jasmine and Reha on earning their marathon wristbands.

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We had a fabulous warm up led by Brandon getting us ready to run, walk and skip around the course which was a little muddy but no body seemed to mind.

We are fast approaching our 100th event and also our second birthday so keep your eyes peeled for what special things we have planned to celebrate.

See you all soon for the next Forest Rec junior parkun, and don't forget your barcode.

The Forest Rec Junior parkrun Team


Event #78 – Not quite got there with the sunshine yet…

A massive thank you to all our volunteers who made this event possible by giving up their free time to put on a hi viz vest and give you all the high fives they could manage. Your volunteers this week were Tim CLARKE, Sam CLARKE, Ben CLARKE, Harneen DHILLON, Karen HODGES, Natalie HOLMES, Caroline MAHAL, Charlotte MORLING, Jo MORLING, Lawrence PONT, Charlotte ROWATT, Eve SAVAGE, Heather SEVERN, Finley WHEATCROFT, Susan WHEATCROFT, Sarah-Jayne WILSON, Joshua WILSON, Linda WOODINGS

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The volunteers


After the briefing and the warm up we headed to the big tree for the start and Sam Clarke, the event's Run Director, set you off on the run. 

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Many Hi Fives were given and everyone enjoyed their run, including the 4 first timers, and especially the 12 of you who got new PB's! Well done everyone. E78 Background



Special mention goes to Arlo who earned his Marathon wristband with us having completed 21 junior events. Don't forget you can get a certificate to go with your wristband from the club progress area of your parkrun profile. Congratulations on earning a new PB on your milestone run Arlo.

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parkrun is an event for all the family and volunteers can be young or old and every role comes with full support and training. Please do speak with the run director at the next event if you want to try your hand at any of the roles.

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Ben and Finley sorting the tokens post event.


Thank you for coming to our event, and we hope to see you again soon.

The Forest Rec Junior parkrun Team.




Event #76 The muggy one

Rockin' the hi-vis!

Rockin' the hi-vis!

Thanks to all the children, mums and dads and volunteers who joined us this morning for a very muggy junior parkrun. Not the ideal climate for running today but you were all fantastic.

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Heather was our Run Director this morning and she was delighted to welcome two new parkrunners, doing their very first parkrun. Four more children collected their blue wristbands for taking part in 11 events, which equals a half-marathon. Brilliant! You get a green wristband when you've done 21 events - equalling a marathon, then an orange 'ultra-marathon' wristband when you reach 50. Make sure you let us know if you've reached one of these milestones.

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Well done!
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Charlotte was our warm-up leader today, then it was off to the start. Here's a great photo of our tail-walkers, Amelia and Euan, swishing their tails with style.

Swish those tails guys!

Swish those tails guys!

Well done to all our runners today, your smiles and enthusiasm make it all worth while. We hope to see you all next week.
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