Another beautiful day in our glorious park and a grand total of 89 junior parkrunners made it up and down the hills today. What a turnout! Very well done all of you, especially those who managed to drag their adults around the course as well, great work!
There must have been something pretty energetic in the air today as 21 of you managed to record your personal best time around the course, well done all of you. One of the best things about junior parkrun is watching everybody at the finish, it really doesn't matter how quickly you get over the line or how many times you had a little breather on the way around. What matters is that everyone enjoys themselves, today was definitely one of those days, gigantic Cheshire cat grins everywhere!
So, 89 young faces legged it around this morning. Of those, twelve were brand new first-time junior parkrunners. A huge slap on the back and congratulations to Jessica, William, Mae, Ted, Jasper, Rayan, Aryan, Ivy, Cara, Navleen, Oscar and Ruby for making such a fantastic effort today. We all hope to see you here again very soon. Just a little reminder that this is a junior event for ages 4-14, adults are more than welcome to run around the course with the juniors, but please, don't go through the finish funnel, your time will not be recorded.
Today I got to hand out a couple of wristbands too, Neve got her half-marathon band for completing 12 junior parkruns and Mia is now the proud owner of a marathon band for finishing her 21st, well done both of you. If you think that you are due to collect your celebration wristband next week, please let the Run Director know and we'll make sure that you don't miss out.
As always, we wouldn't be able to get this whole show off the ground if we didn't have our magnificent volunteers. Each week we need at least 19 hi-viz heroes to time, scan, high-five and cheer on our juniors. If you fancy a go at any time, please drop us an email or have a chat with your Run Director. We are always happy to welcome new faces to our happy group, the more the merrier. Thanks this week must go to Bo, Clare, Darren, Debra, Eveline, Ewan, Frances, Isabella, Joanne, Louis, Madeleine, Matthew, Nicola, Sammy, Sarah, Sharon, Tom and Zoe for all giving up a little bit of their Sunday morning.
Next week Ian takes over for a spot of Run Directing, I'm sure that he is already looking forward to a great morning. See you on the hills folks, have a great week.