Event 112 – Let’s talk about Dave F.

Wardown junior parkrun - event 112

A beautiful sunny morning greeted myself and my husband Dave as we arrived at Wardown Park to set up the course.

Thank you Dave for setting up week in week out, taking on a volunteer role (marshalling this week) and then making sure the trolley is neat and tidy at the end of each event ready for the following Sunday.

Our regular father and son duo, Mick and Josh soon joined us and went to help Dave finish setting up.

Thank you Mick and Josh for assisting Dave and thanks Josh for pulling the trolley around the course. Many hands make light work. Extra thanks to Mick for marshalling and Josh for barcode scanning.

The marvellous marshals arrived; Martin, Anne, Thom & Dan (another regular father and son duo) and Claire (who also happens to be a much valued part of our team).

Thank you for ensuring our juniors are safe as they complete their event and thank you for your cheers of encouragement for each and every child that pass your marshal spot.

Mother and daughter Michelle (also one of our fabulous RD's) and Chloe thank you for timekeeping this week.

Thank you to our terrific tailwalkers Diane and Adrian. We all know that you absolutely love your 2k workout on a Sunday morning. So far you have made sure that all children are accounted for 27 times. Thank you.

Dawn thank you for taking such wonderful photos.

A huge thank you to Dave F for offering to do finish tokens this week.

Thank you to the children that helped me lead the warm-up, the adults that brought their child/children to Wardown junior parkrun and of course the children themselves. You are all superstars.

15 wonderful volunteers and 24 amazing children joined us for our 112th event.

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Event 112 brought the following:

  • 24 fabulous finishers
  • 15 brilliant boys
  • 4 great girls
  • 6 perfect PBs - huge congratulations to Dawid, Piotr, Rafatulah, Abdul-Kareem, Molly and Alexander.
  • 15 vital volunteers
  • 7 fantastic first timers; welcome to Alex, Umar, Nikodem, Johnathan, Adam, Jude and Stevie.
  • 5 unknowns - DFYB

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Congratulations to Caitlin who completed her 21st junior parkrun - an outstanding achievement. Your green wristband is waiting to be given to you next week. Very well done!

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A special thank you to our junior volunteers - Dan, Chloe & Joshua.

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Now let's talk about Dave F...

Dave is a regular volunteer at our junior parkrun - he has marshalled for us eleven times and has also taken on the role of timekeeping, barcode scanning, been a tailwalker and has sorted the tokens at the end of the event. When Dave told us that he was having an operation on his knee we wished him well and wasn't quite sure when we would see him next. To my utmost delight, Dave answered my plea for volunteers and very kindly offered to do finish tokens this week.

Those of you that have been lucky to have met Dave will agree with me in saying that he is one of the friendliest people to talk to. He is always up for a laugh, likes to have a chat and has a kind and cheerful disposition. We are very grateful to have you Dave.

Thank you once again Dave for giving up your time this week and volunteering at our junior parkrun. On behalf of the team we wish you a very speedy recovery.

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On Sunday 5th of June we are taking part in an extra special Thank You Day as part of the nationwide Together coalition. This is a chance to celebrate togetherness and gratitude at parkrun events.

#ThankYouDay #parkrunTogether

We are going to have a red, white and blue theme so please feel free to wear these colours if you wish to do so. To express our sincere gratitude to every single volunteer that has ensured we have a safe and enjoyable event each and every week, we will be providing cake - please come and join us.

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 5th of June

 

Karen ♥

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