Event 66 – Marvellous Milestones

Hello, my name is Thomas and this week was a very special week at junior parkrun as there were many milestones celebrated. Firstly, it was mine, Grace and Eliott’s 50th junior parkruns. Amazingly, we were the first ever 3 runners to get to 50 at Wardown juniors. This is a great privilege and something I’m extremely proud of. Me and Eliott ran with balloons and had a banner. I really enjoyed this and have had some great battles with Eliott since my start of park running. This also included challenging each other for 1st place. Eliott I know you can get that first place and that McDonalds! In addition our wonderful RD Kathryn Ball did her 25th volunteering stint on Sunday. Well done Kathryn and thank you for your contribution to junior parkrun, you are one of the loveliest people at parkrun.

 

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Some Stats…

 

  • 17 fast finishers
  • 9 brilliant boys
  • 8 great girls
  • 3 perfect PBs - huge congratulations to Grace, Isabella & Meredith
  • 1 fabulous first timer; Benedict 
  • 18 very friendly volunteers
  • 1 well-earned milestone wristband
  • 3 50th runs

 

The Results…

 

First 3 boys

1.) Me (Thomas)-08:39

2.) Dirk-09:00

3.) Freddie-09:58

 

First 3 girls

1.) Grace-09:33

2.) Danielle-11:36

3.) Caitlin-12:57

 

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Milestones…

 

The first 3 ever ultra marathons at Wardown Juniors-

Thomas, Grace and Eliott ran their 50th junior parkrun and become the first ever to join the ultra marathon club at Wardown juniors.

 

 

 

Wristbands-
Well done to Genevieve who received her half marathon wristband for running 11 junior park runs and also thank you for stepping in last minute to help give out the finish tokens.

 

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Volunteers…

 

Thank you very much to the volunteers who made this event happen: Kathryn BALL, Diane BELL, Adrian BELL, Howard CHANDLER, Heather CHANDLER, Dee CUNNINGHAM, Stephen GRANT, Genevieve GRANT, Florence HARES, Thomas HERNANDEZ-O'HARA, Tracy O'HARA, Sue PERRY, Michelle REEVES, Chloe REEVES, Scott ROUSE, Elaine WITHNAIL, Jasper WITHNAIL, Claire WORBY

 

If you are interested in volunteering then please opt in to the emailing list, if you have not already (there is a link on your results email). That way you will receive notifications from junior parkrun regarding information about the event as well as requests for volunteers. If you want to know more, please contact us at wardown-juniorsoffice@parkrun.com. It only takes 45 minutes of your Sunday morning and you get a purple T-shirt if you do it 25 times.

 

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See you next week for another junior parkrun adventure.

Thomas, assisted by Eliott!

 

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Event 67 – On a cold & damp morning

Wardown junior parkrun - event 67

18 amazing finishers and 22 wonderful volunteers joined us on a cold and damp morning for event 67.

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Wristbands

Dirk was awarded his green wristband for completing 21 events which is equivalent to a marathon! Very well done! 

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Event 67 brought the following:

  • 18 fabulous finishers
  • 12 brilliant boys
  • 5 great girls
  • 1 unknown (DFYB)
  • 2 perfect PBs - huge congratulations to Grace Chapman & Alex Wilcock
  • 2 fantastic first timers; Evie & Luca Casoria-Hall 
  • 22 vital volunteers

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A special thank you to our junior volunteers; Daniel, Florence, Thomas, Chloe, Joshua, Scott and Jasper. 

Congratulations to Elaine Withnail on your 50th birthday and thank you for the lollipops.

If you are interested in volunteering then please opt in to the emailing list, if you have not already (there is a link on your results email). That way you will receive notifications from junior parkrun regarding information about the event as well as requests for volunteers. If you want to know more, please contact us at wardown-juniorsoffice@parkrun.com

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 8th of December.

Karen ♥

 

Event 66 – Silent Runner

On a grey autumn morning it was great to see 18 of our intrepid juniors run at event 66 in what was much more favourable weather conditions than on Saturday!

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I would like to thank Jessica who helped out by joining me in run directing and you all must admit she done a brilliant job :)

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Results

First boy finisher was Nathan Davis in a time of 07:48 and first girl finisher was Caitlin Botham with a time of 11:29, superb effort guys!!

Out of the 18 runners we had 1 first timer and 1 new shiny personal best, well done everyone :)

Silent Runner

For anyone who does not know I have a personal running blog called the Silent Runner that is mainly about my parkrun tourism and I write reports about the junior and senior events that I have visited.

Sorry it has taken so long, but here is my personal blog report for our brilliant Wardown Juniors from the start of the event to now, enjoy and here is the link :)

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering then please opt in to the emailing list, if you have not already (there is a link on your results email). That way you will receive notifications from junior parkrun regarding information about the event as well as requests for volunteers. If you want to know more, please contact us at wardown-juniorsoffice@parkrun.com

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Remember this date for your diary as on 5th January 2020 it will be my 100th and Elaine Withnail's 25th separate days of parkrun volunteering :) Trust me there will be plenty of cake and sweets to enjoy at the end of the event :)

So finally I hope you will all join us next week for another fun packed junior parkrun adventure!

Jessica/Mark

Run Directors :-)

 

Event 65 – Howard’s 25th volunteering stint

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38 amazing finishers and 26 wonderful volunteers joined us on a mild and misty morning for event 65. Chloe was our junior RD in charge today and did a top job as usual. We are very proud of you Chloe and glad to have you on board.

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Wristbands

Joshua was awarded his blue wristband for completing 11 events which is equivalent to half a marathon! Very well done!

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Event 65 brought the following:

  • 38 fabulous finishers
  • 20 brilliant boys
  • 16 great girls
  • 2 unknowns (DFYB)
  • 1 perfect PB - huge congratulations to Oliver Paterson
  • 6 fantastic first timers; Ben, Bethan, Jack, Luke, Eoghan & Grace.
  • 26 vital volunteers

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A special thank you to our junior volunteers; Jessica, Thomas, Julia, Ami, Hugo, Scott, Chloe & Joshua.

At the end of our event it was brought to our attention that one of our volunteers was on his 25th stint. He has supported and encouraged our juniors by marshalling - expertly scanned barcodes, kept order in the funnel, assisted with closing down, diligently checked numbers, took part in the 2k twice by tailwalking and has been the keeper of time - a very important job which he has mastered brilliantly. A massive congratulations to Howard and a big thank you from the Wardown junior parkrun team. We appreciate your support each and every time you join us on a Sunday morning.

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If you are interested in volunteering then please opt in to the emailing list, if you have not already (there is a link on your results email). That way you will receive notifications from junior parkrun regarding information about the event as well as requests for volunteers. If you want to know more, please contact us at wardown-juniorsoffice@parkrun.com

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 24th of November.

Karen ♥

 

Event 64 – Poppies shining in the sunlight

We were joined by 25 runners and 19 volunteers on a cold, bright morning in beautiful Wardown Park for event 64. The lovely morning sun made the red colours and poppies you wore shine extra brightly for our Remembrance Sunday run.

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We welcomed Oliver and Harley who were completing their first junior parkruns. You did a great job! We hope we will be seeing you again soon.

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Congratulations to Jessica who received her marathon wristband today. 21 junior parkruns; a fantastic achievement!

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Our first finishers this week were:

Boys:

Liam (7.55), Rojae (8.56), Thomas (9.00)

Girls:

Chevae (10.16), Caitlin (11.05), Jessica (13.08)

Three of our runners were particularly speedy this morning and managed to achieve a PB. Well done to:

Kalae (10.04), Chloe (13.14) and Aroush (15.57)

We are very grateful to the volunteers who kept things running smoothly and guided our runners safely round the course. We really appreciate you giving up your time on a Sunday morning to come down to the park and be part of the parkrun team.

If anyone would like to add their name to the roster for the upcoming events please let us know by emailing wardown-juniorsoffice@parkrun.com or by sending us a message on our FB page.

Don’t forget juniors can also volunteer. Some of the roles, such as warm up leader, first timers briefing and run report writer can be done alongside running. This means you can get a volunteer and run credit all in one morning!

We look forward to seeing you for more fun on Sunday 17th November.

Kathryn

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