Catch up

I sent this out to our volunteers today, but it applies equally to all our stakeholders:

I hope you are well.
I seem to have bumped into a few of you around and about. Whether it be on top of Latrigg, in Booths or the car park of High Hill garage.
I hope you are keeping well and managing to keep yourselves busy in these very strange times.
Can you believe that it was 15 March when we had our last Keswick junior parkrun? Then we were battling the winds and rains and had to contend with storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge. We had the wettest February on record and March looked set to be the same. Then the lockdown happened and the weather improved. The last few days of light rain have done little to dampen the grounds. If people were allowed to do the Bob Graham Round, we'd be seeing some record breaking times. Like in 2018.
I had a call from Derry at parkrun HQ this week. He was just checking that we were ok and that we would be ready to go when the all clear was given. I said that I had seen many around and about and had kept tabs on people via their facebook posts and have even messaged some.
Like all of us, he said that there was no indication as to when we would be able to start again. They will be guided by government. It is possible that social distancing restrictions may stay in place longer than the lockdown. So gatherings of large numbers of people may still not be permitted. But this was all speculation.
I just wanted to say hello, I'm missing our parkrun fix of Saturday and Sunday mornings. And if you want to say hello, please feel free to get in touch.
Hope to see you all very soon.

Nic

 

Storm Ciara cancellation

The event scheduled for Sunday 9th February at 9am has been cancelled.
Monsoon rains are forecast and high winds mean that the risk of falling branches is very high.
Please spread the word and we'll see you next week.

 

Beating the weather

We had 24 runners join us to beat the wind and rain in Fitz Park this morning.
There were five PBs including today’s first finisher, Oliver. Monty made it 80 junior parkruns today, as did Evie.
We had three first timers today, of which one was new to parkrun.

We had Stephen Wilson visit us from Grand Day Out Photography and he’s very kindly allowed us to view his pictures. I’ll post a link as soon as they are available.

We have a new instagram page, where pictures can be seen from the events. This can be found here: @keswickjpr.

The results are processed and on the website now.

And there are more on this google photos page:

Google photos

A call out to older children to come to Keswick junior parkrun. If you're a bit older, you might be thinking 2km is a bit too easy and you're regularly running the Saturday 5km event anyway. Well 2km is just another training tool in your armoury. A different animal to 5km. Our course record is 6:50, set by Charlie Neece on 28th July 2019. Other junior parkrun course records are sub-7 minutes. That could be something to aim for for older runners. Also a bit of competition makes it more interest and fun for all concerned.
As ever, though, junior parkrun is for all abilities. And we look forward to seeing you all on a Sunday morning.

Keswick junior parkrun is grateful for our funders, which include George Fisher outdoor wear, the Embleton Spa Hotel and Mickledore Travel. A full list of our funders can be found here.

We had another great show of volunteers today, but we're always after volunteers. Please email us at keswickjuniors@parkrun.com, send a message via our Facebook page or send us a tweet to @keswickjpr.

Sheltering from the weather

Champing at the bit
All photos are credited to Keswick junior parkrun unless stated.

 

Route change

We've had a little discussion at Keswick junior parkrun towers and we are going to change the route a little bit in the next few weeks. Essentially, we are proposing to start and finish outside Cafe West and change the direction of the run to anti-clockwise, like standard track running.
This is to protect the grassed area where we currently are based and to allow us to have a funnel on tarmac rather than grass/mud. For those of you who run the Saturday parkrun, it will be the same as that, but with two laps instead of five.
We will make the changes in the next two-three weeks.
If anyone has any comments or observations, please feel free to contact us via the usual methods.

 

Happy New Year

As was the same in the previous two years, 25 runners ran the first parkrun of the new year. Fin Harper finished first, like this time last year. But he was 21 seconds faster than a year ago.
Four runners achieved PBs and we had two first timers.

Don’t forget our party at 2.30pm in Underskiddaw Village Hall, Millbeck.

We have a new instagram page, where pictures can be seen from the events. This can be found here: @keswickjpr.

The results are processed and on the website now.

And there are more on this google photos page:

Google photos

A call out to older children to come to Keswick junior parkrun. If you're a bit older, you might be thinking 2km is a bit too easy and you're regularly running the Saturday 5km event anyway. Well 2km is just another training tool in your armoury. A different animal to 5km. Our course record is 6:50, set by Charlie Neece on 28th July 2019. Other junior parkrun course records are sub-7 minutes. That could be something to aim for for older runners. Also a bit of competition makes it more interest and fun for all concerned.
As ever, though, junior parkrun is for all abilities. And we look forward to seeing you all on a Sunday morning.

Keswick junior parkrun is grateful for our funders, which include George Fisher outdoor wear, the Embleton Spa Hotel and Mickledore Travel. A full list of our funders can be found here.

We had another great show of volunteers today, but we're always after volunteers. Please email us at keswickjuniors@parkrun.com, send a message via our Facebook page or send us a tweet to @keswickjpr.

Sheltering from the weather

Champing at the bit

All photos are credited to Keswick junior parkrun unless stated.

 

Windy Keswick

On a wild and blustery morning, 18 brave souls ran two laps of the park with us.
Monty and Erin continued to hog the top two spots, with Monty finishing ahead on this occasion.
Everyone who ran today, had run before, and we had three PBs.

In the last two years the penultimate Sunday before Christmas we have seen our two lowest attendances. Next week is the penultimate week before Christmas. We will run the event if there's only one child here, but it would be nice to see a few more next week, especially to laugh at the volunteers who will be wearing Santa hats!!

We have a new instagram page, where pictures can be seen from the events. This can be found here: @keswickjpr.

The results are processed and on the website now.

And there are more on this google photos page:

Google photos

A call out to older children to come to Keswick junior parkrun. If you're a bit older, you might be thinking 2km is a bit too easy and you're regularly running the Saturday 5km event anyway. Well 2km is just another training tool in your armoury. A different animal to 5km. Our course record is 6:50, set by Charlie Neece on 28th July 2019. Other junior parkrun course records are sub-7 minutes. That could be something to aim for for older runners. Also a bit of competition makes it more interest and fun for all concerned.
As ever, though, junior parkrun is for all abilities. And we look forward to seeing you all on a Sunday morning.

Keswick junior parkrun is grateful for our funders, which include George Fisher outdoor wear, the Embleton Spa Hotel and Mickledore Travel. A full list of our funders can be found here.

We had another great show of volunteers today, but we're always after volunteers. Please email us at keswickjuniors@parkrun.com, send a message via our Facebook page or send us a tweet to @keswickjpr.

Sheltering from the weather

Champing at the bit
All photos are credited to Keswick junior parkrun unless stated.

 

Winter wonderland

It was -5°C as we set off from home to set up the course. The course route was checked; We had little doubt that the event would be on, because our bigger sibling, Keswick parkrun was ok and we had had no rain since then.
Angus Wightman took the much needed warm up.
19 brave little stars ran on a bright, cold day.
Monty and Erin finished first and second. It is a constant battle, at the minute, between the two as to who finishes ahead of each other.
We had two PBs and one first timer.
We hope you enjoyed your wintery run.
The results are processed and are on the website.

The results are processed and on the website now.

And there are more on this google photos page:

Google photos

A call out to older children to come to Keswick junior parkrun. If you're a bit older, you might be thinking 2km is a bit too easy and you're regularly running the Saturday 5km event anyway. Well 2km is just another training tool in your armoury. A different animal to 5km. Our course record is 6:50, set by Charlie Neece on 28th July 2019. Other junior parkrun course records are sub-7 minutes. That could be something to aim for for older runners. Also a bit of competition makes it more interest and fun for all concerned.
As ever, though, junior parkrun is for all abilities. And we look forward to seeing you all on a Sunday morning.

Keswick junior parkrun is grateful for our funders, which include George Fisher outdoor wear, the Embleton Spa Hotel and Mickledore Travel. A full list of our funders can be found here.

We had another great show of volunteers today, but we're always after volunteers. Please email us at keswickjuniors@parkrun.com, send a message via our Facebook page or send us a tweet to @keswickjpr.

Haway Sun'lund!
"hurry up, Dad!"

And they're off
All photos are credited to Keswick junior parkrun unless stated.

 

Girl power

We had 27 runners on a dry and overcast morning. Our first finisher was a visitor from Yorkshire. Four out of the top six finishers were girls. Great work, girls.
We had four PBs and three first timers, of which two were new to parkrun.
Thanks to our volunteers and welcome to our new parkrun ambassador, Adam Campion, who is not really a stranger, given he is the main man at our older sibling, Keswick parkrun.
Thanks to everyone for all your help and support with our little event.

The results are processed and on the website now.

And there are more on this google photos page:

Google photos

A call out to older children to come to Keswick junior parkrun. If you're a bit older, you might be thinking 2km is a bit too easy and you're regularly running the Saturday 5km event anyway. Well 2km is just another training tool in your armoury. A different animal to 5km. Our course record is 6:50, set by Charlie Neece on 28th July 2019. Other junior parkrun course records are sub-7 minutes. That could be something to aim for for older runners. Also a bit of competition makes it more interest and fun for all concerned.
As ever, though, junior parkrun is for all abilities. And we look forward to seeing you all on a Sunday morning.

Keswick junior parkrun is grateful for our funders, which include George Fisher outdoor wear, the Embleton Spa Hotel and Mickledore Travel. A full list of our funders can be found here.

We had another great show of volunteers today, but we're always after volunteers. Please email us at keswickjuniors@parkrun.com, send a message via our Facebook page or send us a tweet to @keswickjpr.

Anna warms up the runners #1

Anna warms up the runners #2

Ready to go
All photos are credited to Keswick junior parkrun unless stated.

 

More fun in the park

We had 22 runners join us this morning for two laps of the park. Erin attained her half marathon wristband and finished in first position with a PB to boot. A good morning’s work, Erin.
There were four PBs in total and we had four first timers.

The results are processed and on the website now.

And there are more on this google photos page:

Google photos

A call out to older children to come to Keswick junior parkrun. If you're a bit older, you might be thinking 2km is a bit too easy and you're regularly running the Saturday 5km event anyway. Well 2km is just another training tool in your armoury. A different animal to 5km. Our course record is 6:50, set by Charlie Neece on 28th July 2019. Other junior parkrun course records are sub-7 minutes. That could be something to aim for for older runners. Also a bit of competition makes it more interest and fun for all concerned.
As ever, though, junior parkrun is for all abilities. And we look forward to seeing you all on a Sunday morning.

Keswick junior parkrun is grateful for our funders, which include George Fisher outdoor wear, the Embleton Spa Hotel and Mickledore Travel. A full list of our funders can be found here.

We had another great show of volunteers today, but we're always after volunteers. Please email us at keswickjuniors@parkrun.com, send a message via our Facebook page or send us a tweet to @keswickjpr.

Dunc shows off his electric bike

Our warm-up girl, Anna, gets a foam on each hand

Ready to go
All photos are credited to Keswick junior parkrun unless stated.

 

Happy second birthday to us

On our second birthday we had 32 runners join us on a stunning day. There were five PBs on a beautiful and sparkly sunny morning.
Anna, our first ever first finisher, two years ago, took the warm up. Monty was first finisher today, 11 seconds off his PB.
Thanks to everyone for making our two years in the park so inclusive and hospitable. We have a really nice community now.
Don’t forget we have a Christmas party at Millbeck Village hall on Sunday 8th December. Everyone at parkrun is welcome. But we ask that you bring a dish for everyone to eat. We’ll also have a paid bar in operation.
The results are now on the website and here are some pictures from the morning.
here

And there are more on this google photos page:

Google photos

A call out to older children to come to Keswick junior parkrun. If you're a bit older, you might be thinking 2km is a bit too easy and you're regularly running the Saturday 5km event anyway. Well 2km is just another training tool in your armoury. A different animal to 5km. Our course record is 6:50, set by Charlie Neece on 28th July 2019. Other junior parkrun course records are sub-7 minutes. That could be something to aim for for older runners. Also a bit of competition makes it more interest and fun for all concerned.
As ever, though, junior parkrun is for all abilities. And we look forward to seeing you all on a Sunday morning.

Keswick junior parkrun is grateful for our funders, which include George Fisher outdoor wear, the Embleton Spa Hotel and Mickledore Travel. A full list of our funders can be found here.

We had another great show of volunteers today, but we're always after volunteers. Please email us at keswickjuniors@parkrun.com, send a message via our Facebook page or send us a tweet to @keswickjpr.

One of our runners coming in to finish

Timers waiting for the runners

Ready to go

All photos are credited to Keswick junior parkrun unless stated.

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