junior parkrun

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…

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…

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 –…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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