It was a good job everyone was excited to celebrate Gedling juniors parkrun turning three as it was a fairly miserable morning which did at one point involve some sleet. This was not the weather we had ordered. However prospect of the masses of cakes made by Sarah and Madeleine post run kept spirits high.
We had an excellent turnout of volunteers all wanting to join the celebrations and make sure there were plenty of high fives around the course, and parkrunners and volunteers alike included some of the original Gedling junior parkrun faces.
Thank you very much to Ben, Bo, Darren, Debbie, Emma, Helen, Ian, Neil, Jenny, Karen, Louisa, Madeleine, Nick, Nick, Peter, Roger, Sammy, Sarah, Tabitha and Wayne. Week after week our fantastic volunteers get out of bed on a Sunday and whilst the actually getting out of bed bit can occasionally be a challenge - it's always worth it! Smiling faces and high fives is a brilliant way to start your day. If you would be interested in volunteering every now and again to make sure we can continue every Sunday please email Gedlingfirstname.lastname@example.org
We had 69 parkrunners joining us with 11 first timers and 19 pbs! I am sure it was the excellent warm up that led to such enthusiasm (or it may have been trying to out run the bad weather which appeared to be looming).
And here are some of our parkrun regulars who I'm informed were there on day one, Finn, Theo and Fleur.
And here are Greta and Arthur who both did their half marathon runs on our third birthday. Please remember there are wristbands to celebrate half marathon (11 runs) marathon (21 runs) and ultramarathon (50 runs) - at 100 there is a certificate, if you let the run Director know we can celebrate!
See you next week for the Easter Sunday parkrun when the mighty Evan will be run directing with Lyndsey.