junior parkrun

RunningBuddies
Read more › junior parkrun - 8th November 2017

Running Buddies

Most adults can decide for themselves if they want to attend parkrun for the first time, but for children it can be somewhat different. Steven Park, Event Director at Redcar junior parkrun, has implemented a scheme that encourages nervous first-timers to take part while providing junior parkrunners with the opportunity to help others.   A…

DofE Maidenhead
Read more › junior parkrun - 29th June 2017

Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering with parkrun & junior parkrun

Hi there, I’m Nik Robinson and I’m parkrun UK’s volunteer Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Lead, and my home run is Aberdeen parkrun.   The DofE is a great scheme that promotes the development of young people, through undertaking a skill, a recreational activity and volunteering as well as going on an expedition! The time to…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 21st June 2017

Introducing parkrun STARs

Last weekend, over 180 parkrun Ambassadors, staff and volunteers came together at the parkrun Annual Conference and we used this opportunity to introduce a brand new volunteer role: parkrun STARs.   STARs is an acronym for Story-Tellers, Advocates and Role Models and summarises perfectly what the role is all about. STARs will be helping us…

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

A parkrun mile

Hi, I’m Helen Hood, Head of Event Delivery at parkrun UK, and last weekend I joined a sea of apricot in the parkrun wave of the Westminster Mile.   In the Hood household it’s an annual highlight and the fourth year we’ve taken part as a family, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.  …

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 25th May 2017

Proud to not get a PB

Hi, I’m Clare Fowler and I am Safeguarding Lead at parkrun UK. In my role as Safeguarding Lead, I hear too many reports of pushy parents who have become preoccupied with their children getting a PB, so I was absolutely delighted when this popped in to my inbox:   I want to tell you all…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 17th May 2017

A view from the tail

Hi, I’m Jo Sinton-Hewitt, and I am Event Support Manager at parkrun UK and Run Director at Moormead junior parkrun.   I had the absolute pleasure of spending last weekend in Belfast as part of our series of regional tours around the UK. We visit a different region usually once every two months and invite all of…

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Read more › junior parkrun - 12th May 2017

junior parkrun: officially not just for kids!

It’s a free 2K for 4-14 year olds; we all know that junior parkrun is more than just a run, jog or walk in the park for 4-14 year olds, don’t we?!   Despite the fact that we reported another amazing record turnout at junior parkrun last weekend (15,999 juniors crossed a finish line on…

GrahamMoff
Read more › junior parkrun - 3rd May 2017

From Fast Lad To High-Fiver

parkrun came to Nottingham six years ago. As a competitive club athlete and coach, I thought this was great – a free 5k race every week.  I turned out regularly, chasing first finisher positions, PBs and age group records. I understood the parkrun ethos, but I have to admit I was a reluctant volunteer –…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 27th April 2017

Proud to be part of the parkrun volunteer family!

Hi, I’m Heidi and I am the Event Director at Rossmere junior parkrun in Hartlepool and a volunteer Outreach Ambassador for parkrun… “what’s an Outreach Ambassador?” I hear you ask!   You are likely to be familiar with many of the volunteer roles which are filled week in week out on the roster of junior…

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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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