After several months of preparation, we held our trial event this morning and it was a great success.
Although the primary purpose of the event was to help iron out any issues with the course and equipment prior to the inaugural event on the 24th November, we had a great turnout of 47 runners and their families.
Many thanks must go to Ant Gritton who lead the runners in a pre-run warm up as well as acting as lead runner at this morning's event.
Here are the results:
|Southampton juniors - Trial Event 10th November 2013|
|2||08:49.0||A734427||PARDOE, Luke Daniel|
|3||08:52.0||A237183||HUNT, Nathan Lee|
|29||13:43.0||A734416||LE BAS, Jessica|
|38||15:20.0||A734247||FOY, Agatha Lily|
|39||15:22.0||A734435||PARDOE, Jack William|
|40||15:41.0||A334792||HOLLINSHEAD, Sage Wiliam Albert Stanly|
|41||16:07.0||A721332||VAN LEEUWEN, Annika|
|44||16:55.0||A734419||LE BAS, Isabella|
There were great performances across the board today with all runners giving their all and, hopefully, enjoying what was probably their first Junior parkrun. Congratulations to Isla ALLAN who crossed the line first and also to Hannah RONNIE who ran all the way and enjoyed every step along with her mum, Laura RONNIE, and today's tail runner, Lindsey NEWBOLD.
The inaugural event will take place on Sunday 24th November and will then be held weekly. We're really pleased to be one of the first 2 events that will be adopting the new weekly schedule and hope that it'll provide local children with a great way of getting active regularly.
Many thanks to the volunteers that helped ensure the smooth running of the event including Donna Lovelock, Emily Smith, Clare Mathema, Sarah Shave, Paul Shave, Steve Robinson, Ant Gritton, Lindsey Newbold, Tansy Gill, Darren Taylor, Helen Hoiles, Andrew Gould, Zilah Abbt, Nicki Taylor, Andrew Gould and Kash Robinson and several parents that also stepped forward to help out.
Many thanks also to Emily Smith for taking a great set of photos which are currently available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153476369365265.1073741850.605315264&type=1&l=b94adbf767 and on our photos page at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/southampton-juniors/photos/.
In order for the event to run smoothly, we need about 15 volunteers each week. If you're able to help, please visit our volunteering page.