Whitley Bay junior parkrun is cancelled on 21 April 2019: North Tyneside 10k road race taking place

Running buddies at Whitley Bay junior parkrun

Parkrun Buddies at WB jpr

Do you know any junior parkrunners who would be interested in being a ‘Running Buddy’?  

We know that some children find running on their own a bit daunting, so we're looking for enthusiastic juniors (aged 4-14) to volunteer to be a 'Running Buddy’.    Their role would be to welcome any new or less confident runners and accompany them around the course.  As well as helping the less confident runner progress, it's an opportunity to build the Run Buddy's leadership, coaching and communication skills - and a great way of making friends!

A core team member will help introduce buddies and runners at the new runners' briefing each week.  We just ask that you let us know in advance if your junior would like to help out so we can add them to the volunteer roster.   The Running Buddy will wear a hi-vis vest and will get a volunteer credit (as well as a run credit). 
We'd like to roll this out in early  March and can have maximum of 5 running buddies at each event. 

If you think your child would be interested either speak to the Run Director on a Sunday morning or drop us an email at whitleybay-juniorsoffice@parkrun.com,  letting us know which dates your junior would like to help out on. 

(NB parents would still remain responsible for their children at all times during the run)


Christmas party run 17/12/17

We're so excited for this Sunday's run - especially now the snow has melted! ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

Here's what we've got in store:

-Children (and grown-ups!) are invited to come along in Christmas fancy dress

-The fastest runner in the North Pole is making time in his busy schedule to lead our juniors round the course

-Free hot chocolate and snacks for all juniors back at Venetian Ices after the run. And maybe a bit of a Christmas singalong

We are also being joined by local high school St Thomas More's girls running group - we are excited to welcome them all to junior parkrun #thesegirlscan!

We look forward to seeing you all there!


New Year’s Day

Whitley Bay juniors will not be holding an event on New Year's Day. We will be on as usual on New Year's Eve.


Christmas Day Event

Whitley Bay juniors will not be on on Christmas Day.

Business as usual on Christmas Eve (which falls on a Sunday) and we are having a little Christmas get together after jpr on Sunday 17th December. Please come and join the core team at Venetian Ices after the run. Don't forget we'd love to see juniors (and adults) in the Christmas outfits on both 17th and of course on the 24th!


Third Birthday for WB jpr

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our 3rd Birthday on The Links this morning..... to our 25 fabulous hi-vis volunteers a special thanks and to everyone who brought / made cakes to share with everyone. We hope you all enjoyed a cake after all your running.

Well done to all 102 runners - an amazing 25 of you got a pb! We also welcomed 10 first timers we hope you had fun (sorry we don't have cake every week!). We also enjoyed seeing lots of teddies running with you as well this week.

As it's our birthday parkrun HQ have given us below stats for 2016-2017 and our most frequent 11 and under runners.. Well done everyone!

Most frequent runners aged 11 and under

Runner Runs

Darcy 31
Jessica 28
Erin 26
Max 26
Jamie 26
Anna 23
Aidan 22
George 22
Hiro 22
Adam 21
Chloe 21
Connor 21
Luke 21
Oscar 21

Look forward to seeing you all next week, as always if you fancy helping fill our volunteer roster do let us know on FB or by email.

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