Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Today my youngest and I went to measure out a proposed route for a future junior parkrun. He and a few of his friends have been the catalyst for all the work required to get a junior parkrun off the ground - they love the freedom and sheer joy of running but struggle to complete 5k so a 2k junior run seemed like it would be the ideal solution.
We had a lovely morning together, first walking to the site and then walking out the route in various different ways until we got the 2k laid out in a way which will allow marshals to keep the runners in view at all times without the run being 'hamster wheel' boring.
We also found a perfect spot for equally important aspects of the weekly timed run - the run directors pre-run talk and the finish funnel!