My name is Grace. I am 10 years old, and I have been doing parkrun since September 2015. I have clocked 76 parkruns in total, 15 of which are 5k. I have also volunteered 6 times.
I started running because my mum did... we heard about junior parkrun, and thought 2k was a nice distance. I like getting pb's, but also just enjoy running it. I have now started volunteering, and have tried a few different roles. I like marshalling, because I like to encourage other runners through, I have also done barcode scanning, and finish tokens. I like to say well done to runners after their run. As well as parkrun, I have also run with my mum doing race for life, and I like doing mini mile races. I hope to encourage other people to take up running, as anyone can do it, and parkrun is a great way to get exercise, and also to make new friends.
Thank you to all our volunteers this week... and the mums, dads, friends and family who turned out to cheer their children on.
So we all got up to a slightly overcast but dry Sunday morning... all met on the field at 855, to do the warm up with Julie. Then over to the start line and were all off at 9am sharp.
We had 27 runners this week.. made up of 19 boys and 8 girls. First runner and boy through the finish was Conor, with a time of 8.48, and first girl across the finish line was Eleanor, with a time of 10.17. Well done to you both! No first timers this week, so why not see if a friend wants to come along next week? There were 7 PBs, so well done to George, lexi-may, Zachary, Kai, Harry, Ollie and Francesca M.
There were no milestones this week... but a few are approaching. (Did you know you get wristbands and a certificate for 11, 23 and 50 runs?!)
Thank you for reading, and we will see you all same time next week.
Happy running!!! Grace Courtenay-Wheeler