Why sporty Toby is a Bramley junior parkrun hero

Toby is a volunteer at Bramley junior parkrun

Words: Vickie Jamieson

Bramley junior parkrun regular Toby has had a busy week collecting badges and awards for his sporting achievements. 

Seven-year-old Toby has been coming to Bramley junior parkrun since July 2021 and since then has become a regular at the weekly events held at Bramley Park each Sunday morning.

Bramley junior parkrun joint event director Danny Hutchinson said:

“Toby is always so enthusiastic, he loves getting involved and is always chatting to everyone, he’s a great ambassador for Bramley junior parkrun and has also encouraged his friends and neighbours to come along and join in.”

Last Sunday Toby earned his marathon award after completing 21 junior parkrun events, the equivalent of running a marathon.

On Tuesday he was awarded his sports badge at Beavers for being active and taking part in sporting events, such as junior parkrun.

Bramley junior parkrun volunteers in Bramley Park.

Toby has also volunteered at junior parkrun helping out with the pre-run warm-up routines. He may get this community spirit from his mum Helen, who also regularly volunteers at junior parkrun, acting as a marshal, clapping and cheering as the children complete the 2km course each week.

Helen said:

“I volunteer at junior parkrun as it’s great to see the kids really enjoying themselves and trying their best. There are so many different ages and abilities which is great to see. Ive also been known to come straight from a night shift to cheer the kids on!!”

To take part in junior parkrun participants needs to register online. Children need to be aged four or over the take part. Bramley junior parkrun is held each Sunday morning at 9am in Bramley Park. You can find out more on Facebook.

For more information on volunteering at Bramley junior parkrun, e-mail the team at bramleyjuniors@parkrun.com.


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