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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 13th April 2017

It’s not a race, keep the smile on your face

Hi, I’m Clare Fowler, I’m the Safeguarding Lead at parkrun UK and I’m going to talk about the ethos of junior parkrun.   A Run Director’s job doesn’t end when the last person has come through the finish funnel. Whilst you’re all wending your merry ways home, they are busy doing important admin. As well…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 6th April 2017

What would Batman do?

Hi, I’m Tom Fairbrother and I am the Communications Executive for parkrun Global, looking after parkrun social media and working closely with all 14 parkrun countries worldwide.   But I also want to be like Batman.   No, I don’t mean I want to fight crime on the streets of Gotham. I mean the Batman who comes…

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Read more › junior parkrun - 29th March 2017

Tom’s on a mission!

Hi, my name is Tom Mason, I’m 23 and I have been doing parkrun for the last 8 years. Some weeks I run with friends, some weeks I run with my family, some weeks I run as hard as I can but every week I have a Visual Impairment.   My eyesight is of a…

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Read more › junior parkrun - 22nd March 2017

Spreading the word

Hi there, my name is Kirsty Morley, I’m a mum of a parkrunning family. We have three generations of parkrunners both running and volunteering every weekend at Warrington junior parkrun and Warrington parkrun.   In February my son’s school, St. Benedict’s Catholic Primary School, had a sports-themed week planned where the children were given experiences…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 16th March 2017

Social Media Safeguarding Guide

If you’re reading this and you’re one of our younger parkrunners – walkers, joggers or volunteers – then online safety will be as familiar to you as the The Green Cross Code and Stranger Danger.   You’ll understand that social media is a brilliant way for events to interact with parkrunners, make announcements and share…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 9th March 2017

Always a joy

The parkrun UK staff love to get out and about to spend quality time with the volunteer teams and last weekend we were visiting our parkrun family in the North East of England.   As is always the case when we are on tour we look around for a nearby junior parkrun event to volunteer…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 1st March 2017

Andy inspires Barking & Dagenham juniors

Hi, my name is Andy Baddeley. I have represented Great Britain in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, and I am also the only person to ever run a 5k parkrun in under 14 minutes.   I was asked recently whether I would be up for helping to encourage more kids and families to come along…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 23rd February 2017

junior parkrun – the best thing since sliced bread!

This time last year we told you about an exciting new partnership with Warburtons, which aims to introduce even more families to the benefits of physical exercise.   Warburtons’ donation was to help us expand the reach of junior parkrun, particularly in the most challenging areas of the country where people will benefit most from…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 15th February 2017

The parkrun Anti-Bullying Policy

Last year we saw loads of brilliant young people step forward and volunteer to be a part of the parkrun youth panel. Their very first assignment was to send in ideas for what they’d like to be included in an Anti-Bullying Policy.   After considering the many thoughtful and clever suggestions we received, parkrun’s Safeguarding Lead, Clare Fowler,…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 9th February 2017

The infectiousness of running

My name is Matthew, and for my bronze DofE, last summer and autumn I was a volunteer at Guildford junior parkrun.   I have been invited to share some of my impressions and memories about the event, such as the stampede of runners at the start, the eager faces coming to take tokens in the…

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