Expanding parkrun success to junior runners

parkrun has been very successful these past few months at Lordship Rec, and we are grateful to the Hub for opening early on a Saturday so runners can use the facilities before the event and get some breakfast from the café afterwards.  

If you haven’t been along for a walk or run, visit the parkrun website to find out how to join us for a 5km walk or run around Lordship Rec at 9am every Saturday morning. Just turn up at the Hub around 8.45am for the first timers welcome and briefing. 

Each week we need volunteers for the event to go ahead. The roles are fun, give you an insight into the workings of parkrun, and are fully supported (no experience required). There are also volunteering roles you can do and still walk/run such as course setup, tail walking or parkwalking and report writing. 

In addition to the 5km event we are looking at setting up a 2km junior event. This is for children aged 4-14 years old which would take place on a Sunday morning at 9am. We are currently going through the process to get this setup, and hope to launch in the summer. This will not happen without help from volunteers, so if you are interested in getting a junior parkrun event at Lordship Rec please e-mail lordshiprecreationground@parkrun.com for more information and to get involved. 

Rajiv – Lordship Rec parkrun Co Event Director 

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