Run Report Sunday 12th May 2019

3-2-1 Go!

3-2-1 Go!

Hello junior parkrunners everywhere and welcome to this week’s Skelmersdale junior parkrun run report, Well, a lot’s happened since the last run report was published, that’s for sure, such as, European gold medallist Tiffany Penfold presenting awards at our second birthday party, and Woodland Whippet Nikki Schofield becoming the first ever runner to join the 100 Club at Skem juniors.

We’ve also seen lots of fantastic performances and welcomed lots of runners/joggers/walkers into the junior parkrun family. Since Skem juniors started in December 2016 we’ve seen 671 junior parkrunners cross the line 5622 times at 117 events, recording a total of 1130 PB’s! Well done to all our 671 runners and thanks to Event Founder Paul Cotterill and all the volunteers who have made all these events possible!

Conditions were perfect for running in this week at event #117, as it was pleasantly warm with no wind. 57 runners completed the course this week, ten of whom were taking part in their first ever junior parkrun, including today’s overall first-finisher Louie Mullan. Woodland Whippet Kady Hall led the female field home this week for the eighth week in a row.

17 runners recorded new PB’s this week, including Nour Kholief, who recorded her first sub-9-minute of time 8:58! Congratulations to all the runners who recorded new PB’s this week!

Congratulations to Ella Drake and Joel Wood, who both joined the junior parkrun half-marathon club this week, with both of these runners having run all of their 11 junior parkruns here at Skem! Joel even threw a new PB of 11:59 into the bargain!

junior parkruns are for runners/joggers/walkers of all abilities and we encourage all juniors to take part. It is important to emphasise that parkrun is not a race and that the aim of parkrun is to encourage as many people as possible to get out and about and do some exercise in the fresh air in a friendly, supportive and no-pressure environment. You may be thinking, “I’m not very sporty, so parkrun’s not for me”. Well, you couldn’t be more wrong in thinking this. parkrun is a grassroots activity that literally everyone can take part in, from elite runners to those who have never done any running at all. parkruns are organised by teams of very nice people who care passionately about encouraging as many people as possible to participate in grassroots sports or just to do a bit of exercise and get a bit fitter, and many of them are parkrunners themselves who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have different levels of athletic ability, and who have experienced first-hand the benefits of taking part in parkrun. So, if you are a junior and you are thinking of taking part in parkrun, then please do come along to our next event, and we will be delighted to welcome you into the parkrun family!

Juniors are also encouraged to volunteer at parkrun, as junior marshals Oliver Farrer and Dominic Hanlon did this week at Skem juniors!

Have a great week, everyone, and see you all at Skem juniors next Sunday at 9:00 am!



Run report #8: February 26th 2017

The 26th of February wasn’t very cold. Thankfully, hurricane Doris had passed through and it was safe to run; the fallen tree did not block the path.

It was a great turn out with 89 young runners raring to go - unfortunately one particular marshal left the scanners at home. He very kindly whizzed home to get them. When he got back, he was welcomed by a huge applause only to trip over and land on his front. It was truly a moment we will never forget. [Ed: that particular marshal was Stephen, and believe me, we're not going to let him forget his circus act either]

Amongst the huge amount of 89 runners were 15 newcomers. We hope you had a great time and will come again soon.

A huge congratulations goes to Oliver Farrer and Chloe Gregory Moss for being the first male and female to cross the line.

A big well done to the 17 pupils who achieved personal best (PB’S).

We would like to praise Adele Arbidane and Blake Beach for completing their 11th park run which is equivalent to half a marathon (22km).They will get their wristband next week.

We encourage Daniela Putnina and Rihannah Marsh to run next week as they will achieve their 11th park run too.

Last but not least, thank you to Paul and his team of marshals; we couldn’t have done it without you.

See you soon


The Whippets.


Run report #6: February 12th 2017

No big report this week as the team from Woodland, who have taken up reporting here, are on half term.

Results are here.

Well run to all 63 of you on another chill morning.  Spring is on its way......


Run report #5: February 5th 2017

The 5th of February was a cold, but not too frosty, morning. 64 children participated in the Skelmersdale junior parkrun.

Among the 64 runners were 21 newcomers. We hope you enjoyed it and will come again.

Huger congratulations go to Joseph Crispin, who was the first male to cross the line' altogether he has completed 52 junior parkruns. We would also like to mention Isobel-Rae Holden who was first female to cross the line.

A big well done to the 11 pupils who achieved Personal Bests (PBs) even though we had cold weather

We encourage Adele Ardibane to run next week, as she will eanr her wristband for eleven parkruns, which is equivalent of half a marathon (22km)

A huge thank you goes to Paul and his team of 20 marshals- we couldn't have done it without you. Your encouragement kept us going.

The full results can be seen here.

See you soon.

The Whippets

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