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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…

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…

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,…

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…

Pitshanger juniors
Read more › junior parkrun, News - 6th February 2017

junior parkrun welcomes 100,000th participant

junior parkrun in the UK welcomed its 100,000th different participant at the weekend, as more than 11,000 4-14 year-olds took part across the 147 events.   Each junior parkrun, which are 2k in length, is established and coordinated entirely by volunteers from local communities. Around 2,000 people give their time every weekend to ensure the events take place…

Edward Vickers
Read more › junior parkrun - 1st February 2017

The biggest cheer

My four-year-old son Edward has a condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This means that when he was born, the artery from his heart to his lungs was too small. He has a hole in his heart, a stenosis, and his heart chambers were the wrong size.   Edward was in intensive care when he was…

Ian and Ella
Read more › junior parkrun, News - 24th January 2017

There’s always next week…

Hi, I’m Ian Rutson, parkrun UK’s Operations Manager and resident geek but this piece isn’t about me; it’s about my daughter, Ella.   Her parkrun journey started not long after mine, as a young girl I pushed her round many Yorkshire courses in her pushchair. She loved the attention that she got and when we…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 18th January 2017

A home from home

Hi, I’m Tom Fairbrother and I’m the Communications Executive for parkrun global, working with the 17 parkrun countries around the world whilst overseeing parkrun social media accounts!   Last time I spoke to you, I told you how I had discovered the joys of volunteering at junior parkrun. I have been converted from reluctant volunteer to Volunteer…

Read more › junior parkrun - 11th January 2017

Fun in Wales

Hi I’m Jo Sinton-Hewitt and I am Event Support Manager at parkrun UK and Run Director at Moormead junior parkrun.   Some of the parkrun UK staff have just got back from a weekend on tour to Wales. Members of the team visit a new region every second month, meet people from local teams on the Friday evening,…

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Read more › junior parkrun - 4th January 2017

parkrun family

At the beginning of 2016 I set myself a little challenge to visit at least five parkruns beginning with the letter H.   I managed to get to Hackworth, Hanbury Hall, Hartlepool, Hilly Fields, Highbury Fields and Huddersfield, and timed my summer holidays just right to volunteer as tail runner at the first ever parkrun…

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