84 Finishers, 24 Personal Bests, 10 First Timers and a whole load of traffic

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Sunday 1st October 2023

Report written by Flo

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Today's Cardiff junior parkrun was a much smaller than usual affair.

As it is the same morning of the Cardiff Half Marathon (the second biggest participant half marathon in the UK after the Great North Run), there was a lot of competition for different running fun today. Still, a dedicated amount of volunteers and runners turned up to enjoy a new autumn day.

Of the 84 juniors to finish today, 24 got a personal best time, and 10 were first timers (a few are known to have had grown ups taking part in the half marathon, but were getting a dose of parkrun tourism in too).

Flo was marshalling on the HS1 spot (Home Straight 1), very near to a different, wildly less newsworthy HS2 (Home Straight 2). HS1 is recognisable for being near a bin, as is HS2. An important need with Junior parkruns is to have a marshall every 100 metres, which is why the exact precision of spots (and landmarks such as bins) is noted.

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parkrun - Cardiff juniors
It is a 2k event for juniors only (4-14 year olds)

Weekly event held in Llandaff Fields just for kids. Aims to get children out exercising and socialising in a fun environment

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