Good afternoon Albert parkrunners,
A fabulous parkrun yesterday brought to you by Louise and her Team of Volunteers. However, as you are aware now there was an issue with tags not being given out – Louise did her best to rectify mistakes to hopefully everybody is happy
However, there are a few things that I feel as Event Director I need to remind runners and volunteers of the protocol and rules of parkrun which make it easy to deliver our fab event to you week in week out.
Spitting – I said my piece yesterday on social media – if you did not see it we have a number of runners that spat as they crossed the finish line – one of which narrowly missed a volunteer. This is disgusting and if you must do this please do it on the grass area and not where people have to walk. If this happens again I will remove people from results.
Barcodes – These must be in paper form or credit or key fob size that can easily be scanned. We cannot accept barcodes from phones or if you have lost them or if you know the number. Yes we have done this in the past but parkrun HQ have now said NO BARCODE NO TIME
Volunteers – Albert parkrun cannot run without kind hearted people who give their time up to complete jobs to bring the event. Please try and join us one week to complete a job, I am sure you will enjoy it – I did offer that I am standing in for Karen on the 28 th April if anyone would like to be a shadow Run Director I am more than happy to show you the ropes – please email in or send message via social media if you can help.
Well done to our Grand National Sweep Winners they were Nicole Lackenby and Bill Fraser – Will bring prizes next week.
Next week sees our first person at Albert parkrun to complete 500 parkruns – Hopefully David Appleyard will be joining us to complete this fabulous achievement.
Now onto yesterdays statistics:
Albert parkrun, Middlesbrough - Event number 526 - 14th April 2018
This week 285 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:
Peter QUINN • Tracey QUINN • Louise CAMPBELL • Lily QUINN • Sid RUDD • Stephen MOORE • Jim BEAUCHAMP • Lisa CHAPMAN • William FRASER • David HORTON • Caroline HORTON • Alan DORMAND • Lucie CAMPBELL-PHILLIPS • Steven KING • Elaine WATSON • Michelle HOLDSWORTH • Owen ENOCH • Josh RICHARDSON • Ross LANE • Andrew MOGRIDGE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Albert parkrun, Middlesbrough Results Page.
The female record is held by Stacey Louise SMITH who recorded a time of 16:38 on 8th January 2011 (event number 137).
The male record is held by Cameron Ross BOYEK who recorded a time of 14:29 on 16th September 2017 (event number 494).
The Age Grade course record is held by Guy BRACKEN who recorded 94.56% (16:15) on 4th February 2017 (event number 462).
Albert parkrun, Middlesbrough started on 31st May 2008. Since then 10,596 participants have completed 118,374 parkruns covering a total distance of 591,870 km, including 19,720 new Personal Bests.
Well that’s it folks, have a fantastic week and see you next Saturday when Andy is in charge.