Durham parkrun event number 358, 12th January 2019.

It was a really special week this week as we celebrated the 100,000th finisher at Durham parkrun. Regular runner Alison Foggon (pictured below) crossed the line in position 359 and thus took this special milestone.  Alison has been a regular at our parkrun since May 2012 and has completed 203 0f her 213 parkruns at Durham so it's certainly fitting that she became our 100,000th finisher - congratulations Alison, here's to many more!

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It was lovely to see first finisher Andrew Milligan back this week - well done on the amazing new PB of 16:18! Congratulations are also due to Dan Severs who joined the junior 10 club and also to Karen Byng and Paul Crilley who completed their 100th runs - well done to you all.

We continued to welcome a significant number of first timers to Durham parkrun with a fantastic 50 first time runners this week. Hope you all enjoyed the run and we see you back here very soon.

This week 447 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers to whom we are, as ever, very grateful:

George NICHOLSON • Karen Anne CHALKLEY • Alan SMITH • Denise SMITH • Jacquie ROBSON • Colin EVERSON • John HUTCHINSON • Graham MIDDLETON • Audrey CHRISTIE • Claire HUNT • Yvonne COLLINGHAM • Pip HUGHES • Katherine HAY-HEDDLE • Angus GRAHAM • Barbara ROBERTS • Clare CLISH • Helen POTTER • Emma Catherine BRAMLEY • Steve FARROW • Harriet PRITCHARD • Jill YOUNG • John Paul HARDY • Gail RICHARDS • Jack FULTON • Annie LOPEZ • Val HANCOCK • Wayne OSBORNE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Durham parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 15:12 on 17th March 2012 (event number 32).
The female record is held by Jennifer WALSH who recorded a time of 16:31 on 26th May 2012 (event number 42).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 97.65% (24:50) on 16th June 2018 (event number 329).

Durham parkrun started on 13th August 2011. Since then 12,396 participants have completed 100,088 parkruns covering a total distance of 500,440 km, including 17,589 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,057 individuals have volunteered 8,681 times.

 

Durham parkrun event number 357, 5th January 2019.

Happy New Year parkrunners! It was pretty cold on the riverbanks of Durham this morning but that didn't deter our 25 volunteers and 387 runners, clearly we're made of stern stuff here in the North East. We welcomed a fantastic 41 first timers to the course today and also visitors from Penrhyn, Sandbach and Basingstoke - hope you all enjoyed the run and we see you back at Durham parkrun very soon.

Congratulations are due to the 35 participants who recorded personal bests today and to our milestone runners too.  David Brown, Miriam Johansen and Mark Christie completed their 50th runs and both Bee Davidson and John Paul Hardy completed their hundredth today. Congratulations also to Conrad White who completed his 200th parkrun today, well done to you all.

I want to end with a very big thank you to all of our volunteers, 347 people volunteered at Durham parkrun over the course of last year and it is thanks to them that our parkrun is able to run so smoothly.  We've had lots of first time volunteers giving their help recently and it really has made a difference in ensuring that the course is fully marshalled and the finish funnel fully staffed.  Let us know by emailing us at durhamoffice@parkrun.com if you'd like to volunteer next week or in the coming weeks, all of our jobs are really easy and even though it may be cold you'll get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing you gave something back to our amazing parkrun!

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Helen JAMES • Mike ELLIOTT • Colin EVERSON • Mark HERKES • Angus GRAHAM • Michael O'DONOVAN • Clare CLISH • Helen POTTER • Nick LATHAM • Simon GRAHAM • Antony CLISH • Steve FARROW • Robert SCHOFIELD • Naomi ERLEBACH • Emma APPERLEY • Clare HIGGINS • Caitlin MOONEY • Oliver PRITCHARD • Elaine JENNINGS • Alex LIGHTBURN • David TAYLOR-GOOBY • Annie LOPEZ • Val HANCOCK • John CRAGGS • Alex LATHAM

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Durham parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 15:12 on 17th March 2012 (event number 32).
The female record is held by Jennifer WALSH who recorded a time of 16:31 on 26th May 2012 (event number 42).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 97.65% (24:50) on 16th June 2018 (event number 329).

Durham parkrun started on 13th August 2011. Since then 12,346 participants have completed 99,641 parkruns covering a total distance of 498,205 km, including 17,526 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,056 individuals have volunteered 8,654 times.

 

Durham parkrun event number 349, 10th November 2018

It was almost warm this morning on the riverbanks and as 64 of our runners recorded new PBs running conditions were clearly good! We welcomed 45 first timers to parkrun this morning 19 of whom completed their first parkrun ever.  Hope you all enjoyed the run and we see you back at Durham parkrun very soon. Visitors were with us from as far away as Oslo, thanks all for running with us this morning.

Yet again we were inundated with offers of help from our volunteers and so run director Jacquie's job was made much easier. Huge thanks to you all, we can't run parkrun without you.  If anyone would like to volunteer in the coming weeks please email in to durhamoffice@parkrun.com and we'll add you to the roster.

It was another great day for milestones with Jacob Stephenson earning his junior ten t shirt, regular volunteer Rob Schofield completed his 50th, Sean Magee and Ruth Cave earned their 100 t shirts and although not official milestones Tammy Cook completed her 150th run, Michael Ross his 300th and Greta Jones her 350th run today - well done to you all and congratulations.

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This week 369 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Lindsey BROOKS • Mike ELLIOTT • Jacquie ROBSON • Susan DAVIS • Colin EVERSON • John HUTCHINSON • Neil YOUNG • Conrad WHITE • Tony VINCENT • Angus GRAHAM • Matthew VINCENT • Jackie MCKENNA • Michael O'DONOVAN • Katharine BARTLETT • Clare CLISH • Antony CLISH • Steve FARROW • Emma APPERLEY • Shelagh BARTON • Neil WILSON • Jayne GARTHWAITE • Emily STRATHDEE • Rob TELFORD • Andrew CAREY • David TAYLOR-GOOBY • Val HANCOCK • Wayne OSBORNE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Durham parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 15:12 on 17th March 2012 (event number 32).
The female record is held by Jennifer WALSH who recorded a time of 16:31 on 26th May 2012 (event number 42).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 97.65% (24:50) on 16th June 2018 (event number 329).

Durham parkrun started on 13th August 2011. Since then 12,085 participants have completed 96,981 parkruns covering a total distance of 484,905 km, including 17,207 new Personal Bests.

 

Durham parkrun event number 348, 3rd November 2018

Undeterred by the cold weather last week a fantastic 31 volunteers stepped forward to help this week which meant that we had every single marshal point manned and a full complement of volunteers in the finish funnel. Thanks so much to all of you, it meant that the parkrun ran smoothly and there were no queues at the end of the run.  Thankfully it was significantly warmer on the riverbanks this morning and the sun was shining so we were all a bit more cheerful.

Lots of milestone runs again this week, congratulations to Louis Graham on joining the junior 10 club, Peter Matthews and David Ingram who completed their 50th runs, Sid Rooke who completed his 100th and Steven Sedgwick who achieved his 250th run. A round of applause to you all!

 

This week 400 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 70 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Mike ELLIOTT • Alan SMITH • Jacquie ROBSON • Colin EVERSON • John HUTCHINSON • Neil YOUNG • Audrey CHRISTIE • Andrew STEMP • Conrad WHITE • Judith BUMBY • Katherine HAY-HEDDLE • Angus GRAHAM • Michael O'DONOVAN • Barbara ROBERTS • Paul Andrew BEAL • Clare CLISH • Simon GRAHAM • Antony CLISH • Steve FARROW • Robert SCHOFIELD • Neil GARTHWAITE • Neil WILSON • Jayne GARTHWAITE • Michael CAVE • Megan PRIEST • Emma ROBSON • Jill YOUNG • Andrew CAREY • Annie LOPEZ • Val HANCOCK • Wayne OSBORNE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Durham parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 15:12 on 17th March 2012 (event number 32).
The female record is held by Jennifer WALSH who recorded a time of 16:31 on 26th May 2012 (event number 42).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 97.65% (24:50) on 16th June 2018 (event number 329).

Durham parkrun started on 13th August 2011. Since then 12,039 participants have completed 96,612 parkruns covering a total distance of 483,060 km, including 17,143 new Personal Bests.

 

Durham parkrun Event number 347 27th October 2018

Despite the slightly adverse conditions this morning a fantastic 315 of you showed up to run/jog/walk in the very cold sleety snow - well done to you all!  As cold as it was for our runners spare a thought for our amazing volunteers who took a while to thaw out after their efforts, we can't thank you all enough as we couldn't put the run on without you. A big shout out too to our pacers who helped lots of our runners to new PBs.

It was a day for incredible milestones today. Samuel Gillespie and Sophie Walsh both joined the junior 10 club and Steven Forsyth, Paul Lumsden and Victoria Oxberry completed their 50th runs. Regular runners Oliver McKenna achieved 250 runs today, Claire Hunt 300 runs and Paul Smith (pictured below with event director Clare) completed his 400th run.  Congratulations to you all.

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This week 315 very hardy people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 cold but happy volunteers:

Brian COWELL • Mike ELLIOTT • Magnus MCGILLIVRAY • Colin EVERSON • John HUTCHINSON • Neil YOUNG • Simon HACKETT • Brian FORD • Katherine HAY-HEDDLE • Jane BAILLIE • Michael O'DONOVAN • Benjamin GLANVILLE • Stuart DREW • Clare CLISH • Antony CLISH • Naomi ERLEBACH • Kit ERLEBACH • Nicola APPERLEY • Emma APPERLEY • Neil WILSON • Clare HIGGINS • William MARSDEN • Janet TELFORD • Julie CLARK • David COWELL • David TAYLOR-GOOBY • Annie LOPEZ • Val HANCOCK • Lauren MCMILLAN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Durham parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 15:12 on 17th March 2012 (event number 32).
The female record is held by Jennifer WALSH who recorded a time of 16:31 on 26th May 2012 (event number 42).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 97.65% (24:50) on 16th June 2018 (event number 329).

Durham parkrun started on 13th August 2011. Since then 11,995 participants have completed 96,212 parkruns covering a total distance of 481,060 km, including 17,073 new Personal Bests.

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