Shelley junior parkrun is cancelled on 12 July 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

# 66 The Spooky Sprint

This morning we were joined by 28 runners, many of whom had dressed up for Halloween and looked fearsome in their different costumes.

We welcomed 3 first timers (more if you count the children who took part but hadn't yet registered - we hope to see you again another time with barcodes at the ready!) including Alfie, our first finisher, who got round in an incredible 7 minutes and 5 seconds. We think this might be a new course!

Amazingly, despite the soft course conditions, 4 youngsters achieved a personal best time today, including Austen who also collected a wristband for having completed his half marathon!

A big thank you to The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust for coming along to give out medals and goodie bags to children who'd raised money for their cause. And thanks as ever to our brilliant volunteers - not least our truly terrifying tailwalker (we think her scary costume made everyone run faster today!)



# 65 Squelch!

We weren't sure if we'd be on today, with the ground still being quite soft from the recent rainfall, but after a final course check and with the sun shining down on us we were happy to be able to give today's run the green light!

19 runners joined us to squelch their way round a soggy, boggy (and in places really quite muddy!) course - and one even managed a PB! It was also lovely to welcome a couple of first timers and we really hope that they'll be back again soon.

Next week is our Halloween-themed run and we'll be joined for that by the lovely folks at Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust - it'll be a normal parkrun but, for any youngster that signs up and collects over £10 in sponsorship, there'll be a medal and some treats (provided by Laura Crane and with all proceeds going to them)

Register to start fundraising at http//

See you next week - don't forget your barcodes (and your monster costumes)!


#64 Mud!

Another wet Sunday but 23 brave youngsters battled the conditions and made their way round the course successfully - if perhaps a little slower than normal!

So no PBs today although, for the 8 first timers, improved running conditions should see them smashing through their times when they come back next week!

Buddies Henry and Fletcher picked up their half and full marathon wristbands today - well done boys!

We had a couple of unknown runners and would particularly like to find out who our 16th finisher was today - do get in touch on Facebook or to the office email if they belong to you.

A huge turn out of volunteers this morning, including our group working towards their Duke of Edinburgh award and some stalwart parents who stepped in to make sure our ratios were covered - our thanks to you all.

Remember, as the winter months approach, that rain + grass course = MUD! Bring along grippy footwear but leave the best clothes at home.

See you next time!



#58 We’re back!

After a week away it was good to get back to parkrun this morning and what a delight to welcome not only 42 runners but some actual sunshine!

With a bit of help from some of our regular juniors, we muddled through the pre-run briefing and warm up then had the great pleasure of presenting Millie with her Marathon wristband.

A nice steady run this morning but 3 youngsters managed to achieve their personal best times and we also welcomed 4 first timers to Shelley juniors.

Here's hoping the sunshine sticks around for the rest of the summer!


#57 Sunny Sunday Morning Run

31 youngsters joined us this morning to start their run in glorious sunshine. Despite the heat, we had 7 PBs including our first finisher who came in well under 8 minutes - fantastic achievement!

We welcomed 4 first timers and gave out a marathon wristband to Ella. Looking at the results this week, there are quite a few young runners due to earn a milestone award soon so do let us know if you want to collect it at Shelley juniors - we love handing them out!

An extra big thank you to this week's volunteers. Over the summer our numbers do get a bit depleted so we rely on people stepping up to help - to those of you who popped on the high viz for us today, we are extremely grateful.

No run here at Shelley next week (11 August) but do try one of our neighbouring events.

See you on the 18th!

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