junior parkrun

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…

CliveLewis MP
Read more › junior parkrun - 21st December 2016

From the Parliamentary Pancake Race to junior parkrun

I’ve known about parkrun and junior parkrun for a while – it’s a big thing in London where I spend four days a week, and it’s something that’s often come up in conversations with parents in Norwich where I am an MP.   I’m always humbled by the efforts of everyone who organises these types…

Read more › junior parkrun, News - 13th December 2016

A real game-changer

Noel Thatcher MBE is one of the most successful British athletes of all time. He represented Team GB at six consecutive Paralympic Games and won five gold medals, as well as breaking the 5,000 metres world record at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics in the astonishing time of 14:56.   Noel was made an MBE in…

Read more › junior parkrun - 7th December 2016

Many minor miracles

This week’s junior newsletter comes to you from Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE, the Founder of parkrun 12 years ago, who explains the power of junior parkrun as Christmas approaches.   Christmas, Moormead and junior parkrun. What do these things all have in common? How about fun, excitement, friends, food, volunteering, children, presents, exercise, cheers and smiles, mums…

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