A note of thanks, 7th October 2018

You may have noted that there was a lot of coverage of parkrun in the press this weekend as the event celebrated it's 14th birthday. Clearly we haven't been going for quite as long (just the 4 and a bit years) but we are very proud to be part of the parkrun family.

This weekend did have a significance for our event too. In a change that will be noticeable to no-one and have no impact on our usual weekly run, Sunday was my first junior parkrun as the Harrow Lodge Event Director. Event Director basically means that I am responsible for making sure that our run can happen every week and that we have enough volunteers to ensure it is run in a safe way. I am really pleased and excited to take on the role. I love our parkrun - we have so many lovely people that come down and join us each week to volunteer and to run, we have a great number of really brilliant children that love running and want to improve and we have even more lovely children (and families) that just like getting up on a Sunday and doing something together that keeps them healthy.

One of the big reasons our parkrun is like that is thanks to our outgoing Event Director - Pete. Pete, and his family (Lucy and Samuel) have been a fundamental part of the parkrun for the last 2/3 years and will be a familiar sight to anyone who has ever come and run on a Sunday morning. I am really pleased to say that they will still be around and they remain part of our run director team but I didn't want the occasion to pass without showing them the gratitude they rightly deserve for all they have done over the past few years.

As for this weeks event - we had ideal running conditions which led to some great PB's, including some long standing one's that were finally beaten by the determined children. You know it means a lot when you hear them shouting on the finish line that they've finally done it and a big smile creeps onto their face. We were very pleased too at awarding some more wristbands - Ethan & Brooke for their half marathon, Maisie for her marathon and Dylan for completing 50 runs and getting his ultra marathon band. It takes a lot of commitment to reach that level. So well done all.

Our volunteers were as amazing and enthusiastic as ever and Rob did a great job in his first outing as Run Director (looking after the event on the day). Yet more thanks to them!



Christmas 2018

Following a good response to our facebook poll, I am pleased to confirm that we will be going ahead with the Harrow lodge junior parkrun Christmas day run. This will take place at the usual time of 9am and be in the usual place. Christmas outfits encouraged (but optional!). It would be lovely to see you there.


Announcing the start of Harrow Lodge Juniors parkrun

Harrow Lodge Juniors parkrun starts 30 March 2014

We are delighted to announce the launch of Harrow Lodge Juniors parkrun on Sunday 30th March 2014, 9:00am at Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch. We hope you'll be able to join us for the launch.

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