Run report for event 215

This morning saw 72 runners complete the 'undulating' course at Hilly Fields. Immi received a green marathon wristband and Noah got a blue half-marathon one. Well done to you both!

As always the event was made possible by the following hi-viz heroes: Alex, Cameron, Erica, Frankie, Freya, Glenn, Gila, Heather, Isabelle, Jacqueline, Jennifer, Jo, Kev, Martin, Maysie, Molly, Phil, Sam, Silas, Sky and Suzanne. If you would like to help make the magic happen just email: hillyfields-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com.

See you next week!

 

 

Run report for event 214 – Sunday 21st July 2019

It was all about the numbers 2, 1 and 4 at Hilly Fields parkrun on 21st July. It was our 214th event. 114 junior parkrunners ran, jogged and walked the 2 laps of the park. 24 got a brand new personal best and another 24 volunteers helped to make it all happen. Thank you to Adam Cole, Agnes Stanley, Amanda Dominy, Andrew Mundy, Anya Quiney, Cameron Livingstone, Clare Griffiths, Darryl Chamberlain, Frankie Campbell, Freya Wrake, Glenn Hancock, Isaac Mathers, Jala Aldous,  Kev Wrake, Layla Mathers, Luke Hodgson, Mary Hodgson, Mateo Mathers, Robin Morgan, Sam Broderick, Scott Koronka, Sharon Stanley, Sheonaidh Johnston, Sky London, Suzanne Spalding.

Special mention to the volunteers who picked up litter from around the course before the run started this morning.

We will be holding junior parkrun events every Sunday through the summer holidays. Please let us know if you know you are coming along and can help out. It's great fun and a fantastic way to start the day. If you are able to help Jacqueline next Sunday please get in touch with her at hillyfieldsjuniors@parkrun.com or via our socials. Thank you in advance.

Have a great week, and I hope to see you at Hilly Fields junior parkrun again next Sunday.

Glenn - Run director

 

 

Run report for event #213

I was worried that the rain shower of rain that made my feet wet while setting up the course might affect the turnout today but well done to the 111 children and young people who ran, jogged and walked with us this morning. 4 completed the course for the first time and 22 got brand new personal bests.

Our first finisher Guy completed his parkrun quadruple with a first finish at Hilly Fields parkrun and a new personal best of 18:09 (for 5km) before a new 2km personal best of 6:50 and another first finish today. Massive congratulations Guy!

Thank you to our amazing volunteers who made it all possible. Adam Cole, Amanda Dominy, Anya Quiney, Cameron Livingstone, Chris Callender, Clare Griffiths, Claudia Griffiths, Darryl Chamberlain, Eibhlin Vardy, Glenn Hancock, Helga Wittmann, Isabelle Guillemot-Barbour, Jala Aldous, James Griffiths, Judith Greeves, Kev Wrake, Lily Hancock, Martin Faulkner, Poppy Greeves, Robin Morgan, Sal Tebbs, Sally Drayton, Sam Broderick, Sky London and Suzanne Spalding.

Please let us know if you're available to volunteer next Sunday,

Many thanks,

Glenn Hancock - Run Director

 

 

Run Report, Event #212

After a gloriously sunny Saturday, the weather was a little less inviting as I set up the event yesterday morning! A very big thank you to Andrew, who helped me bring all the equipment up from the shed (it's very heavy) and politely pointed out that I might have put the finish sign up incorrectly...

Happy helpers

Happy helpers

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It's always super helpful to have a pre-run set-up volunteer, there's so much to organise, putting out the cones/marshal numbers, checking the course, setting out the start and finish areas. This is a role that can be done before you head out for the day, or before running with your child, because you are finished before 9am!

Another role that can be done alongside taking part is token sorting, this one is popular with children too (thank you Anya!). If you want to get in some exercise whilst volunteering, you could lead the warm-up (thank you Joseph!), or you could be tail-walker (thank you Sally, Edward, Hector and James!).

Fun on the move!

Fun on the move!

There are many more ways to get involved, with 24 volunteers making it happen this week - thank you all! It was touch-and-go as to whether we would be able to run this week though and I had to shout out from the bench to fill the gaps on the roster. Glenn is looking pretty lonely next Sunday, so make him smile and email: hillyfields-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com to add your name to the list!

We recorded 9 first-timers this week - welcome! There were quite a few 'unknown runners' too, who may well have been taking on their first ever junior parkrun, remember your barcode next time! I didn't have any wristbands to hand out this week, but Leo was running for the 100th time, amazing! He can now print off his certificate to celebrate this achievement. Out of our 89 finishers, 11 managed to run a personal best time - well done!

We hope you all had fun and that you will be lacing up again soon for some hilly fresh air and fun!

Adele :)

 

 

 

 

 

Run report for event 211 – Thank you and goodbye from me.

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117 runners and 24 volunteers joined me at Hilly Fields for my 25th and final time run directing junior parkrun. It was a lovely sunny morning with many friends and familiar faces in the park as we got set up and ready to run. We also had 9 first timers, including several who were attending a parkrun themed birthday party in the park (a fantastic idea and one I hope to steal when my daughter is old enough!)

Today I got to give wristbands to Kenzie, Mika, Alfie and Jude, all of whom had completed 21 junior parkruns - the equivalent of a marathon. Although I failed to say so during the briefing, Joseph was running his 150th junior parkrun yesterday! There isn’t a wristband or even a certificate for that, but it nevertheless deserves a mention. Joseph is still only 8 years old so I wonder how many runs he will be able to get to before he turns 14?

Remember, if you want to keep track of how many runs you have done, and earn wristbands, you need to register online with parkrun and bring your barcode every week.

After hearing Lisa talk about me moving away from London and me crying in front of you all, we got warmed up and started running. There were 23 personal bests this week as well as lots of happy smiles, excellent high-fives and people enjoying the company of their friends.

Many thanks from me to all of today’s volunteers, as well as all the others who have helped me put on events over the last four and a bit years. You’re all brilliant and I will miss you all.