Event 105 – a quiet day of sport!

What a great way to start the day with 115 runners at junior parkrun this morning, even if it was a little bit damp - well done to all of you.

We welcomed 12 first timers this morning - it was great to have you with us.

Well done to the 38 of you who got new personal bests and congratulations to everyone who was awarded a wrist band having run either 11 (half-marathon), 21 (marathon) or 50 (ultra-marathon) junior parkruns.

As ever a massive thank you to the 26 volunteers without whom junior parkrun cannot take place. The roster over the next few week's is looking very empty so please let us know if you can help out - don't forget juniors can volunteer as well as parents and volunteering is a fundamental part of parkrun.

Finally - we have lost a number of finish tokens over the last couple of weeks (particularly number 5 which has gone missing two weeks running!). Please remember to hand them in if you don't have your bar code with us and if you've inadvertently taken one home please can we have it back!

Have a great week.

Andrew

 

Vote for Leavesden Country Park!

Leavesden Country Park has been nominated for 'Best Park 2019' and it'll be appreciated if you could give Leavesden your vote! Lots has opened in the last few weeks and it'll be lovely to show our support as there's so much to enjoy (besides our junior parkrun of course!).

Click here to vote!

Vote collage

 

Leavesden #104

105 runners completed our 104th Leavesden junior parkrun this morning supported by 22 fabulous volunteers. Thank you to each an every one of you!

We welcomed 17 new parkrunners today - we hope you enjoyed your first run with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Special congratulations to our Half Marathon wrist band recipients - Roman Martin and Lara Khiraya, and to our Marathon wrist band recipient - Noah Swainsbury. Achieving these milestones shows great dedication - do remember you can print off your certificates by logging into your parkrun profile.

We'd also like to congratulate all those who achieved PBs today including a few of our runners who've been with us since the early days of Leavesden juniors - Cameron and Lucy Wilson both achieved PBs as did Joel and Charlie Symons - all with times of under 10 minutes.

It has been great seeing the Leavesden park transform over the last couple of years, at the moment it seems like there is a new thing there each week. This week we had to mark out our course around a rather large sandpit! You may also have noticed a large wooden pole near the park for attaching dog leads to. Unfortunately one of our runners today didn't spot the pole and managed to run in to it this morning. To avoid a similar thing happening again, please point it out to your son/daughter next time you are at the park.

If you are interested in finding out more about the latest developments and Leavesden and what the park has to offer do visit: https://www.threeriversleisure.co.uk/leavesden-country-park1

And finally, if you can volunteer with us over the next few weeks do let us know. It can get difficult to rustle enough volunteers over the summer holidays so any early offers of help if you know you are going to be around really are helpful

Helen

 

The summary of number 103

Welcome to today's run report! Firstly, a huge thanks must go to our volunteers this week; Rosanna ASHWORTH-JONES, Amanda BARNETT, Richard BARNETT, Matthew BARNETT, Emily BARNETT, Jos BARTLETT, Jamie BARTLETT, Jenny EDWARDS, Kezia ELLIOTT, Annette HOWARD, Gary HOWARD, Aimee PEACOCK, Mark PINNEY, David ROZE, Aline SAVALLE, Bethan THURGOOD, Hazel THURGOOD, Linda WALKE, Rupert WALKE, Angela WILSON, Campbell WILSON.
Special mention goes to fellow Run Director Linda who gave up her birthday lie in and breakfast in bed (!) to come and help.

This week we welcomed fourteen new parkrunners and the heat proved useful in setting some new PBs - 24 to be exact! Well done to everyone who managed to achieve this today. It was wonderful to see the fantastic new playground so full after parkrun and to see lots of familiar faces in the cafe afterwards.

We have lost token #36. If anyone has taken it home by mistake we'd be really grateful if you could return it next week.

Have a great week, everyone!

 

Leavesden Country Park Celebration Day: 6th July 2019

As mentioned in our 2nd birthday run report, there is a lot of work afoot in the north and south sides of Leavesden Country Park. A heritage trail with the themes 'Mind, Movies and Machines' to celebrate Leavesden Hospital, the film studios and aeronautical past is being built and should be ready by 6th July. Details are in this poster:

LP activity

Leave some energy to participate and/or volunteer at Leavesden juniors on Sunday!

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