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

Event #188 – 19th January 2020

What a beautiful sunny morning it was at Gedling junior parkrun. With it being a cold night I was worried whether we would have to cancel due to ice. However with some extra cones and marshals on the course I decided that we were good to go.

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96 juniors and their grown ups were definately ready to have a morning wake up walk, jog or run around Gedling Country Park. It was fantastic to see so many smiling faces this morning so thank you to you all for turning up. I understand that even the car park got full this morning so fingers crossed the work on the car park extension will finish soon.

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We welcomed 9 first timers to parkrun so hello to Maya, Isla, Hanna, Poppy, Eva, Alfie, Olivia, Findley and Noah. Do come and see us again soon.

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There were some milestone wristbands to hand out - Tallyn got his ultra marathon wristband (50 junior parkruns) and Sophie got her half marathon (11 junior parkruns). I also noticed that Marrissa should have got her marathon wristband so do let the us know next time you join us. Well done to you all.

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There were PB's a plenty with 21 of you achieving your personal best time so well done to Archie, Isla, Imogen, Lily, Alexandra, Ruby, Georgia, Felix, Charlie, Evelyn, Adam, Oliver, Abigail, Isabella, David, Jodie, Jack, Madeline, Leo, Fyfe and Charley. Gedling junior parkrun has now had 1997 PB's so if you get a PB next week you have a chance of being our 2000th PB!

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As always we can not go ahead without our fantastic volunteers in the hi-viz so a massive thank you to the ones who were already on the roster and the extras who helped last minute to be "ice marshals"!
Our volunteers this week were:

Katie ANDREWS, Tom BLAKEY, Jake BROUGHTON, Karen BROUGHTON, Martyn CLARKE, Laurence COE, Julie DRIVER, Jim DRIVER, Tom ENGLAND, Neil Scott FRANKLIN, Matilda FRANKLIN, Andrew GUEST, Nick HILL, Sarah HORRIGAN-FULLARD, Sammy KING, Matthew MARSHALL, Steve MARTIN, James MARTIN, Laura MCKAY, Emma OTTWAY, Rose PROBERT, Ted SELBY, Roger SMALLEY, Evie SMALLEY, Henry SMALLEY, Helen SMALLEY, Alice TOWNEND, Ewan WANE

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See you all next week!

Helen

 

Event #187 12 January – the one where EVERYBODY came to join in

Our intrepid band of volunteers braved the chilly morning with some new people joining the team which was brilliant.

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It started off looking like we might have a quiet one and then suddenly EVERYONE arrived and we had a stunning 91 parkrunners - only 9 off our biggest total ever - thanks so much everyone for turning out and enjoying a very slightly muddy parkun.

We had an amazing 10 first timers and 22 Personal bests - lots of people starting 2020 as they mean to go on!

Thanks to the fabulous volunteer  team of  Katie ANDREWSDamian BENNERTom BLAKEYKaren BROUGHTONJake BROUGHTONJenny BROWNCatriona BUCKLEYAnysha CHINYEMBALaurence COEJim DRIVERNick HILLSarah HORRIGAN-FULLARDMatthew MARSHALLJames MARTINTamsin MILLNSIsabella RIELEYOliver SANDERSONJolene SANDERSONTed SELBYLisa SMITHJoanne TANNERZoe TANNERJonathan TANNEREwan WANE

For all of you parents/guardians and general grownups that have made resolutions to do more for your community in 2020 - volunteering on a Sunday morning is super easy and super fun.  If you fancy giving it a go please contact gedling-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com we'd love to have you join in.

Here are some fabulous photos that the team took - with, last but not least,  Damian's absolutely fantastic photo taken whilst tail walking.....

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Event #186 – The first one of 2020

Happy New Year Everyone ! And Happy New Year to all our 51 runners, all parents and family members who joined the runners, and all our wonderful volunteers !Our volunteers this week were: Linda, Damian, Tom, Michelle, Jake, Anysha, Charlie, Marie, Josie, Julie, Jim, Tom, Ann, John, Jon, Matilda, Nick, Oliver, Sarah, Lyndsey, Matthew, James, Steve, Tamsin, Ted, Joanne, Zoe, Jonathan and last but not least (in fact first arrive, as usual) Ewan

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It was nice to see the sun come out, as we were setting up the course, and the conditions were ideal for a run, which may have helped the 8 of you who achieved a new Personal Best Time.

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We had 9 First Timers at Gedling Juniors this week; welcome all of you, its always great to see new faces!

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We had two runners who were celebrating new milestones, and received Half Marathon

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Well done to everyone !

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And a final81985489_717906465281848_8843766454818963456_n word - if anyone would like to join a fantastic group of volunteers, please come and talk to us before after or during the next run, or via our Facebook page or email: gedling-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com. See you next week !

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Event 185 – 22nd December 2019

The last Gedling junior parkrun of 2019 was a pure festive frenzy!

Joining us by the shipping container in the hi-vis were Frances ASTILL, Louis ASTILL, Sharon ASTILL, Damian BENNER, Tom BLAKEY, Jake BROUGHTON, Anysha CHINYEMBA, Laurence COE, Matilda FRANKLIN, Oliver HILL, Nick HILL, Sarah HORRIGAN-FULLARD, Lyndsey JOHNSON, Sammy KING, Matthew MARSHALL, Steve MARTIN, James MARTIN, Andrew MCLENNAGHAN, Ted SELBY, Helen SMALLEY, Richard SMITH, Will SULLIVAN, Ian SULLIVAN, George SULLIVAN, Joanne TANNER, Jonathan TANNER, Zoe TANNER, Ewan WANE.20191222_084852

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A huge thank you to our awesome volunteers for making the magic happen. If you fancy a stint in the hi-vis it’s super easy and no experience is necessary. Get in touch with us here or on Facebook, or let us know next Sunday.

At event 185 we welcomed 40 walkers, joggers and runners to the hills. Welcome to our two first timers and congratulations to the ten that hit a new PB, the new course is certainly seeing times tumble!80472578_606075436807674_388016102958956544_n
We welcomed some tourists from Swadlincote juniors and we had one first timer who chose the best hilly course in Nottingham to do their first junior parkrun.
We were also joined by four awesome clubs: Notts AC, Absolute Tri, Rushclffe AC and Ivanhoe Robins.
Well done to Saul Mansell who was awarded the “Ultra Marathon” wristband! 50 junior parkruns! That’s amazing, well done!
There is no event this Sunday. We are cancelled for the Christmas break.
Normal service will resume on the 5th January and the roster is quite bare, so please get in touch if you can help us put on the show.
In the meantime you can check out which 5k parkruns are hosting extra events on New Years Day here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/79839959_2382969332014918_1277004540012396544_n

A huge thank you to everyone who has walked, jogged, run or volunteer with us this year. This year we’ve welcomed 263 new registrants to the Gedling junior parkrun family, recorded 3162 runs by 611 parkrunners, all supported by 161 volunteers across 1184 volunteer occasions!

Until next year…
Love George & Ian

 

Event #184 – The one with the Big Community Relay baton

The excitement for this week's Gedling Junior parkrun started to build on Saturday morning when Tamsin, Jonathan, Helen and Nick indulged ourselves with a bit of 5km parkrun tourism to Dishley in Loughborough. We had heard a rumour that one of the coveted Community Realy Batons was going to be putting in an appearance. These batons were doing the rounds all summer to celebrate 15 years of parkrun. Whilst the GPS tracking has been turned off, many parkrun aficionados have been continuing their journey which you can track on the facebook group (#BigCommunityRelay Gold Batons). Helen used her best negotiation skills to bring this one back to Gedling.

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So first things first we briefed the volunteers and came up with a plan to pass the baton around as many of the attendees as possible. You can see our youngest volunteer with the rest of the crew having his turn.

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Then once Bella had received her half marathon wrist band, the baton was off!

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We asked a front runner to pass the baton to a marshall and it managed to make its way all the way round back to Seth at the end!

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We hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did (but then we are parkrun geeks!)

Sunday 22nd is our last before Christmas so please free to don the tinsel and Christmas jumpers. We might find some chocolate treats!

Tamsin