Dukeries junior parkrun

Dukeries junior parkrun


With grateful thanks to Andrew Bailey of Dukeries junior parkrun in Ollerton (a different Andrew Bailey, not our old friend and parkrun ambassador)

โ€˜Twas the night before parkrun, when all through the land,
Everyone was stirring, with barcode in hand.
Signposts were hung by the corners with care,
Knowing that marshals would soon all be there.

The juniors were snuggled up in their beds,
While visions of PBs danced in their heads.
And mamma in her โ€˜kerchief, and dad in his cap,
Had finally worked out just how much they would clap.

When out on the course there arose such a clatter,
People sprang from the car to see what was the matter.
Away to the warm up they flew like a flash,
To listen to the briefing, to give it a bash.

The sun on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should I see,
But a spritely orange tailwalker, and junior runners before me.

A Run Director, so lively in prime,
I knew in a moment it soon must be time.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And they whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Felix! now, Robert! now, Lucy and Mia!
On, Freddie! On, Eddie! on, Olivia and Sophia!
To the top of the hill! be careful don't fall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with a mole hill, mount to the sky.
So up to the first corner the coursers they flew,
With smiles full of glee, and the tail walker too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard all the proof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the back straight juniors came with a bound.

They were dressed up like Christmas, from their head to their foot,
And their clothes were not tarnished with ashes nor soot.
Past Chaos Corner the children did sprint,
Directed the marshal with a smile and a glint.

Their eyes-how they twinkled! their dimples how merry!
Their cheeks were like roses, their nose like a cherry!
Each little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
One wore a 10 parkrun t-shirt as white as the snow.

The stump of a barcode they held in their hand,
Some even had theirs, on their wrist on a band.
Each had a red face and a faint stitch in their belly,
After passing 1k hoped legs not turn to jelly!

The marshals were fun, right jolly old elves,
And they cheered when they saw them, in spite of themselves!
A wink of their eye and a twist of their head,
Soon let them know they had nothing to dread.

They spoke not a word, but got straight to work,
And passed all the corners, then turned with a jerk.
And quickening their pace and wiping their nose,
And giving a nod, up the finish funnel they rose!

They sprang to the scanner, to them gave a token,
And away they all flew before many had woken.
But I heard them exclaim, โ€˜ere they drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

Mia couldn't make it to Dukeries junior parkrun this morning, so completed a (not) parkrun virtually to mark her 25 volunteer milestone๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘
Thanks to all the volunteers today in those tough conditions! ๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŒง And well done to all the runners.

(PS. Delicious cookies!)
Great to see Dukeries junior parkrun back up and running. Theyโ€™d love to hear from you if youโ€™d like to join them!
Here's a copy of the parkrun tracker we gave out this morning that junior park runners can use to record their events? ๐Ÿ˜

It shows the milestones that can be achieved at junior parkrun as well as any 5k events they may attend. There are also a couple of fun challenges to do including Alphabet Challenge, Volunteer Challenge, Tourist Challenge and Seconds Challenge.

Just print it off, then choose favourite colours for HOME, LOCAL, TOURIST, INTERNATIONAL events as well as a colours for when it's a FIRST TIME at a parkrun and when you achieve your own PERSONAL BEST. You could even choose different colours for the challenges.

Then each time you take part at a parkrun event, colour in the relevant box to keep track of how you are doing. Sometimes you may need to be creative to add more than one colour eg if you were a first time tourist and achieved a personal best.

I bet these would look great on a kitchen fridge so that junior runners can show off their achievements ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‘

Thank you for welcoming a few members of our little running club this morning, we all had a blast ๐Ÿ˜Š
The 11th day of our RED January 2020 challenge to be active every day sees Kelly from the Active4Today Sports Development team undertake a local parkrun. In Newark & Sherwood we currently have two parkrun events, at Sherwood Pines, Sconce and Devon Park in Newark and a junior parkrun in Ollerton (Sundays).

What is parkrun?
It is a 5km (junior 2.5km) run - it's you against the clock, not other competitors.

When is it?
It is held every Saturday at 9:00am. Dukeries junior parkrun is Sunday morning at 9:00am.

Where is it?
Newark parkrun - Sconce and Devon Park, Boundary Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4AU
Sherwood Pines parkrun - Kings Clipstone, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9JL
Dukeries junior parkrun - The Dukeries Academy school field, Main Rd, Boughton, New Ollerton, Newark, NG22 9JJ.

What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first visit. Only ever register with parkrun once.

How fast do I have to be?
The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!


Apart from the obvious health benefits that running or jogging can give you, it can provide many psychological advantages too. No matter your circumstance, running can help ease your mind and get you back on the right track. Here are some positive changes that running can bring to you:

Whatever you are stressing about, getting active can significantly reduce this. Lacing up your trainers can help with relaxation, anxiety and negative thinking cycles. Running can help your body control stress and deal with existing mental tension. Long distance runs can help you solve problems that have been nagging you. Whilst shorter speed runs can reduce aggression and tension. Make running your new friend.

Nobody wants to be tossing and turning in bed late at night. Indulging in physical exercise, whether that is running or another form, can be your new way of counting sheep at night. Moderate exercise can also significantly improve the sleep of insomnia sufferers.

Running can be a fantastic way of combatting that sluggish and withdrawn feeling that is associated with depression. Regular exercise can boost your mood if you have depression, and itโ€™s especially useful for people with mild to moderate depression. Running can take your mind off worries so you can get away from the cycle of negative thoughts that feed depression and anxiety.

If youโ€™re suffering from low self-esteem in adulthood, go for a run and watch your confidence soar. Exercise releases feel-good endorphins, natural brain chemicals that can enhance your sense of well-being. Exercising in the great outdoors can also result in lowered blood pressure and increased self-esteem. Get your running shoes on and watch your confidence soar.

An invigorating run can boost creativity for up to two hours afterwards. Next time you find yourself staring at a blank page waiting for a genius idea to pop into your head, get those legs moving and refresh your body and brain at the same time by going on a jog.

No safety gear, kit or equipment to buy. All you need is a pair of trainers โ€“ remember parkrun is completely free forever!

So the next time youโ€™re having a bad day or you want that extra hour in bed, remember all the benefits your body will enjoy from getting active.

Sign up to parkrun at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/

There is still time to sign up for RED January 2020 at: https://www.redjanuaryformind.co.uk/

Follow our progress throughout the month of January as we look to be active together for better mental health.

RED January Mind Newark and Sherwood District Council parkrun UK Dukeries junior parkrun Newark parkrun Sherwood Pines parkrun
Beautiful morning for a junior parkrun
Day 5 of our RED January 2020 challenge to be active every day, today the Active4Today Sports Development team attended the Dukeries Junior Parkrun held at The Dukeries Academy.

What is Dukeries junior parkrun?
It is a 2k run/walk event for juniors only (4-14 year olds).

When is it?
It is held every Sunday at 9:00am.

Where is it?
The event takes place at The Dukeries Academy school field, Main Rd, Boughton, New Ollerton, Newark, NG22 9JJ.

What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first visit. Only ever register with parkrun once.

How fast do I have to be?
The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Taking care of mental health is not just for adults, depressive episodes in childhood can have a far-reaching impact well into adulthood. They can contribute to lower educational attainment, worse physical health outcomes and lower self-esteem. Children with depression are also more likely to experience episodes of depression later in life, so wouldnโ€™t it be great if we could arm them with some tools to help then to combat depression and keep them fit and healthy long beyond their teenage years.

The benefits of running for children:

โ€ข Fun!! โ€“ watch children at playtime or in the garden, kids love to run!
โ€ข Affordable โ€“ no safety gear, kit or equipment to buy. All they need is a pair of trainers โ€“ remember Dukeries junior parkrun is completely free forever!
โ€ข Easy to learn โ€“ no rules, regulations, tactics or strategies to learn, just run!
โ€ข Support other sports โ€“ running can boost aerobic capacity and core strength, which may help children improve in other sports.
โ€ข Boost confidence โ€“ in this non-competitive environment, children can set their own attainable goals, boosting confidence and help to build healthy bodies and minds.

Sign up to the Dukeries junior parkrun at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/dukeries-juniors/

There is still time to sign up for RED January 2020 at: https://www.redjanuaryformind.co.uk/

Follow our progress throughout the month of January as we look to be active together for better mental health.

RED January Mind Newark and Sherwood District Council Active4Today parkrun UK Dukeries junior parkrun

Free, weekly, timed 2k parkrun for 4-14 year olds at 9:00am every Sunday. Open to all, safe and easy

Operating as usual


Well done to all the junior parkrunners who took part this weekend. You're awesome ๐Ÿ‘

Photos from Dukeries junior parkrun's post 27/11/2022

Event #103 - It's a Prime number don't you know

Way to go junior parkrunners. Thanks for joining us this morning ๐Ÿค—
It was nice to welcome a couple of tourists from Hucknall and Rutland visiting for the Edwinstowe 10k. We hope you enjoyed our course. You did ace ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‘
Thanks to Kenzi for an excellent warm up ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
Well done to all of our juniors this morning. It was great to see so many smiles as they crossed the finish ๐Ÿค—
Big thanks to our Tailwalker Gill, who entertained our younger parkwalkers around our course. It's a long way for little legs ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿค—
Thanks to all of high-vis heroes for supporting the event this morning ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿ‘

Your results are on our website:

PS: prime number is a noun
It's a number that is divisible only by itself and 1 (e.g. 2, 3, 5, 7, 11).
"prime numbers are very useful in cryptography"

The 5k App has lots of quirky parkrun challenges for juniors to complete, like Prime Numbers, or Pirates โ˜ ๏ธ visiting parkruns of the Seven C's and an Rrrr ๐Ÿ“ฑ



We've got some great Black Friday Deals ๐Ÿคช

Come and join us on Sunday for a junior parkrun, for FREE, yes FREE ๐Ÿ‘
This Sunday and every Sunday, if you bring a friend, they can also take part totally, absolutely for FREE ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘
Also, sign up to junior parkrun via our website and you'll get a FREE barcode that lets you take part in any of the parkrun and junior parkrun events all around the world, for FREE ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘
And, for every 11, 21 and 50 junior parkruns you complete, you'll get a FREE milestone wristband ๐Ÿ‘

Wow! Get down to Dukeries junior parkrun for more amazing deals ๐Ÿคช



Logan joined us in June last year at the start of his mission to complete 50 different junior parkrun events. Way to go Logan. Great effort ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘



Well done to all of the awesome junior parkrunners who got out there around the UK this weekend ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Photos from Dukeries junior parkrun's post 20/11/2022

A big well done to our fantastic parkrunners who came out this morning. The rain stopped and the sun came out. Felix came in first followed by Jonah ( who got a new P.B.) and Mia who were neck and neck right to the end. A massive thank you to all our volunteers.


๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…Christmas parkrun update ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

Old Christmas comes but once a year...

This year, Christmas Day and New Year's Day both fall on a Sunday. Parkrun UK have advised that junior parkrun events can go ahead if volunteers are available and that junior events take preference over any 5k events wishing to run a special Christmas or New Year event at their location ๐ŸŽ…
For Dukeries junior parkrun we've liaised with the Dukeries Leisure Centre and they will be closed on both Sundays so we will not have access to the defibrillator should we ever need it ๐Ÿฅน
As such we will not be holding events on Christmas Day 25th December 2022 nor New Year's Day 1st January 2023 โœ–๏ธ
This gives you and our volunteers a couple of weekends off to enjoy a lie in and time with families over the festive period ๐Ÿค—
We'll still have events throughout December, then will return in the New Year on Sunday 8th January ๐Ÿ‘

For those of you who still want to venture out to a 2k junior event or perhaps even a 5k special event, here is the list of which events will be taking place on Christmas Day and New Year's Day ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ‘Œ
The list is being updated regularly so it may be worth confirming an event is still taking place closer to the time ๐Ÿค—



Our favourite part of the week ๐Ÿค—
Join us from 9am tomorrow morning for a hop, skip, walk or run around our course. A great way to start a Sunday ๐Ÿง๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‘


Midweek Milestone Reminder

Did you know that junior parkrunners can achieve milestone wristbands?

๐Ÿ”ต 11 junior parkruns half marathon
๐ŸŸข 21 junior parkruns marathon
๐ŸŸ  50 junior parkruns ultra marathon

You can also download and print off a milestone certificate from your parkrun profile too ๐Ÿ…

If you have a milestone coming up, let us know and we can present your wristband during the welcome briefing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—


Wow. So many juniors took part in fantastic foggy follies this weekend. Way to go junior parkrunners ๐Ÿค—

Relive 'Dukeries junior parkrun' 13/11/2022

Relive 'Dukeries junior parkrun'

Thought we'd share this for anyone curious about our course. It's two and a half laps around the perimeter of the Dukeries school playing field. It's all on grass and is obstacle free (apart from the occasional mole hill). It's nice and compact, so parents can get a good view of juniors around the entire course, with marshals at key points to cheer them on ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Our fastest finish time is 00:07:21 ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‘
Our average finish time is 00:13:43 ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘
Our parkwalk time is around 24 minutes๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿค—

Relive 'Dukeries junior parkrun' View my run: Dukeries junior parkrun

Photos from Dukeries junior parkrun's post 13/11/2022

Well done to our 14 volunteers this morning for braving the fog, enabling our six amazing runners to get their 2k parkrun in. A big congratulations to Jonah for getting a new pb on his third run, youโ€™re doing a great job! Also a big shout out to William for completing three weeks on the trot ๐Ÿ‘, itโ€™s a big achievement with little legs.
Our volunteer roster is full for the next two weeks, but if you fancy putting your name down for future events, please donโ€™t hesitate to drop us a message.


Thank you to the final few volunteers for coming forward ๐Ÿค—
See you at 9am tomorrow for a warm up and then a junior parkrun ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿ‘


This Sunday we still need four more volunteers.
If we are unable to fill the roster with two more Marshals, we'll have to make the call to run an untimed event.
If any parents of juniors could help out or if you could bring along a friend to support around the course, please get in touch ๐Ÿค—

2x Marshals
1x Barcode Scanner
1x Finish Token Giverouterer

If you can help, please drop us a message or email [email protected]


This Sunday we still need five more volunteers to be able to run a timed event. If any parents of juniors could help out or if you could bring along a friend to support around the course, that'd be great ๐Ÿค—

2x Marshals
1x Barcode Scanner
1x Finish Token Giverouterer
1x Tailwalker

If you can help, please drop us a message or email [email protected]


Whether you're a regular junior parkrunner or a first timer, you all did an amazing job this weekend ๐Ÿ‘


Could you be a high vis hero this weekend?

This Sunday we need:
3x Marshals
1x Barcode Scanner
1x Finish Token Giverouterer
1x Tailwalker
You get a costume, some cool gadgets (virtual volunteer app) and can don the Dukeries Tail of Destiny. You can then use your super powers of encouragement to help out around the course.

If you can help, please drop us a message or email [email protected]

Photos from Dukeries junior parkrun's post 06/11/2022

Event #๐Ÿ’ฏ - The one with the Scouts, Guides, Firefighters and Police ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ

Wow! ๐Ÿ’ฏ Events. Who would have thought it?
What an amazing way to celebrate our ๐Ÿ’ฏth event๐Ÿค—
A massive thank you to volunteers from Ollerton and Boughton Scout and Guide Activity Centre for a fantastic turn out to support our juniors. We had so many volunteers that we almost ran out of high vis
Thank you also to members of Edwinstowe Fire Station and Sherwood Police: Ollerton, Clipstone and villages who came to and cheer around our course ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ
You all made for a great atmosphere of encouragement๐Ÿ‘

Of course, our ๐Ÿ’ฏth event wouldn't be anything without the amazing 18 juniors who came to celebrate with a quick run, hop, skip and walk around the course ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ
We had 4 first timers from the Scouts & Guides as well as a tourist who was visiting all join us. We hope you enjoyed our event ๐Ÿค—
Well done to Harry for achieving his 21 junior parkruns Marathon milestone ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘
We saw some excellent efforts from our juniors this morning with some fab finishes and plenty of smiles. Way to go junior parkrunners. Finish line cake was well deserved ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿคฉ

Reflecting back on our ๐Ÿ’ฏ events, it's been amazing and humbling to host our event every Sunday morning even, in the total extremes of conditions. We've loved welcoming junior parkrunners to our event. From tourists from far afield, to our regulars who join us week on week. It's so uplifting and rewarding to see many improve, mainly just have fun and still be smiling as they cross the finish line. Thanks to all of the volunteers who have supported in the past and to all of the juniors and families for joining us. Here's to the next ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿค—

Results are on our website:

Timeline photos 04/11/2022

For junior parkrun in particular it's having a purpose for no gain or reward other than to know that your encouragement and enthusiasm helped them achieve something they thought they couldn't ๐Ÿค—

What do you love about volunteering? Let us know in the comments ๐Ÿ‘‡

What do you love most about volunteering at parkrun? ๐Ÿฅฐ



Just found this in the Halloween costume sales. Looks pretty awesome to me. I might try this on every Sunday ๐Ÿคช


Plenty of spooktacular efforts from junior parkrunners around the UK this weekend ๐Ÿค—

Photos from Dukeries junior parkrun's post 30/10/2022

Event #99 - The Halloweeny one

What a spooktacular Halloween event we had this morning ๐ŸŽƒ
We had some great costumes, from vampires and spooky soldiers, to skeletons, pumpkins and pandas ๐Ÿฆน๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿผ
It was great to welcome two First Timers to our event ๐Ÿค— and Olivia achieved her 21 Marathon Milestone ๐Ÿ…
We had a wicked warmup with some monster stomps ๐ŸงŒ, zombie running on the spot๐ŸงŸ and exploding pumpkin jumps ๐ŸŽƒ
We had some amazing times from the first few runners. Way to go Edward, Daniel, Amelia, Olivia and Maisie ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘
Well done to all of our juniors this morning, including those who had a around our course. There were plenty of smiles as they crossed the line for some well deserved Halloween treats ๐Ÿฌ
Thanks as always to our volunteers for supporting everyone around our course ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Results are on our website:

Next week is our ๐Ÿ’ฏ th event and we have Ollerton and Boughton Scout and Guide Activity Centre taking over. We'd love to see you all to celebrate our event ๐Ÿค—


If youโ€™re volunteering (or running) at a junior parkrun in the morning, donโ€™t forget the clocks change back at 2am. You know what that meansโ€ฆ


Just a reminder that it's our Halloween event tomorrow so please feel free to wear your spookiest Halloween costumes! The clocks also go back an hour tonight so enjoy your extra hour in bed! See you all in the morning


This Sunday is our spooktacular Halloween themed junior parkrun. You can walk like a zombie, fly like a bat or even hop on your witches broomstick around our course.
See you at 9... woooooooah!!


Well done to all of the junior parkrunners and volunteers who braved the weather this weekend ๐ŸŒง๏ธโ˜”๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Dukeries junior parkrun's post 23/10/2022

A massive well done to our seven parkrunners who braved the wet weather this morning.
We had a fantastic milestone with Fred receiving his marathon wristband and we welcomed first timer Nathan.
It was great to see Emilia and Elsie doing a sprint finish with wellies and umbrellas, you all did brilliantly.
We must not forget our brave volunteers who turned out with lovely smiles in the the soggy weather we even had Mark, a volunteer tourist, all the way from Norfolk.
If anyone would like to volunteer you are always welcome and we promise you will be back home by 10:00, unless you come from Norfolk ๐Ÿ˜€.
Next week will be our Halloween parkrun and you are all welcome to come as something scary ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ


junior parkrun. It's more than just a run. Way to go junior parkrunners ๐Ÿค—


This is what junior parkrun is all about, our volunteers and faster runners cheering our last runner over the line. Everyone is encouraged and gets a positive experience. If youโ€™ve been watching from the sidelines, why not come and give it a try?

Well done to Maisie on your PB and nice to see William, all the way from Aberdeen ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.

Weโ€™re a couple of volunteers short for next week if you fancy taking part in the cheering effort ๐Ÿ˜Š.


Weโ€™re three marshalls and a barcode scanner short for tomorrow. The weather is looking good. Please let us know if you can help ๐Ÿ˜€


What a great weekend for a junior parkrun. Way to go junior parkrunners ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Dukeries junior parkrun's post 09/10/2022

A lovely autumn morning for junior parkrun. We had twelve runners, joggers, walkers & skippers enjoying a great start to their Sunday morning, with a battle at the end for first across the line.

Thank you to our volunteers, we couldnโ€™t do it without you. And on that matter, we do need a couple of marshalls for next weekโ€™s event if anyone is available? ๐Ÿ˜Š


Monday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. Itโ€™s well known that exercise is good for our mental as well as physical health and we are sure many of us recognise the benefits that running or walking bring. Talking about our mental health is also beneficial, so why not run, walk or volunteer with a friend on Sunday and discuss how youโ€™re feeling.

The World Mental Health Foundation is promoting a 12,000 steps a day challenge in November. More information is on the link below.


Timeline photos 04/10/2022

Take a look back at the origins of parkrun and junior parkrun which gives so many people around the world a happy and healthy start every Saturday and Sunday morning ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿค—


To celebrate our 18th birthday, we take a look back through the first 18 years of parkrun ๐Ÿ‘‰ parkrun.me/18yearsofparkrun

How long have you been parkrunning for and what are your highlights?


Please register for free before your first visit!


junior parkrun is a collection of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the country. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. If you are not a junior please come along to one of our weekly Saturday 5k parkrun events instead.

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Arriba arriba! Beep beep!Looks like it's going to be a great morning for a junior parkrun โ˜€๏ธHopefully no Coyotes or Sylv...
Mr Badger from Maun Infant and Nursery School cheering and clapping our junior parkrunners around the course this mornin...
Super start from our juniors this morning ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘
๐Ÿค— WELL-BEING WEDNESDAY ๐Ÿค—Not only is junior parkrun fun for 4 to 14 year olds, it's also proven to help with both physica...
"Here is your junior parkrun forecast..."๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸซThe rain radar suggests that the overnight rain is passing and we can expect...
Jump for joy...it's the weekend ๐Ÿค—See you on Sunday for junior parkrun๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒณ#loveparkrunhttps://www.parkrun.org.uk/dukeries-j...
That Friday feeling...๐Ÿคช๐ŸŽถ shake it off, shake it off...๐ŸŽถSee you on Sunday. Tailwagging is included ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿผโ€...
"We're setting up the course, we may even check it twice,Our volunteers will be there, they're not naughty they're nice"...
๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿšจ Volunteer shout out๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธWe're still in need of some further volunteers to join our core team to be able to safely run ...
Our junior Tailwalker testing out the start this morning ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ
Well done to our junior parkrunners this morning ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘...and our tailwalker too๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿชถ๐ŸŒณ#loveparkrun
Looking for something for your kids to do over half-term?๐ŸคทDukeries junior parkrun is on every Sunday morning at 9am at t...



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