I have a...reputation for things going wrong when I’m Run Director, which has become something of an expectation. So when this morning, at quarter to nine, with all marshals deployed and ready, I wondered what I’d missed. Or maybe, we’re all just getting really good at this, and with a nice mix of stalwart and rookie volunteers making up my team today, I honestly can’t sing their praises enough for what was a very smooth parkrun:
Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Mark RUSSELL • Daniel POLLARD • Sacha WEEKS • Andrew ENZOR • Stuart INGLEDEW • Rachel DODDS • Paul ROBINSON • Melanie ELLIOTT • Tony BROWN • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Claire DAVIES • Shona MCCREEDY • Sarah BECK • Isobel MCCREEDY • Joshua BROWN
I must of course apologise to Nicola Maclean who had offered to help, but I’d forgotten to put her on the roster. Hopefully she enjoyed, and took full advantage of a lie in instead.
Anyway, if you want to be part of an incredible team, check the roster here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ - and drop an email with your barcode number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ably assisted by Paul and Cooper, the course check threw up nothing unusual, except for a small section where the ground had cracked a little. This could have been due to the recent dry spell, or, far more likely, a psychotic mole. Either way, stamping things back into place soon sorted it out.
Despite the Hexham Running Festival taking place tomorrow, 131 of you turned up this morning to brave the heat. A heat best put into context by one parkrunner crossing the line in a sweaty mess and promptly dropping the F-bomb. Then there was Dav, who had gone for a run instead of helping his wife with the holiday packing, and just happened to do his first parkrun, and might have pushed himself a bit too much. Fortunately, Funnel Manager Mel went into full ‘Mother Mode’, and made sure Dav was fully recovered and rehydrated before returning home. We don't know if he got back in time to help with the packing.
There were 26 other first timers on our course today, and 23 warm weather runners who scored new PB’s, including our own DofEA candidate, Josh Brown. Well done everyone!
We also had visitors from Worcester, and Julie Pringle racked up her 200th parkrun! You can find the full results on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.
That’s in for now, enjoy the sun, good luck in your races, stay hydrated, be sensible (right Dav?), see you next week, love parkrun, and dfybc!
The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 15:58 on 30th June 2018 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mark MCNALLY who recorded 87.64% (20:22) on 19th May 2018 (event number 77).
Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 3,243 participants have completed 13,148 parkruns covering a total distance of 65,740 km, including 3,054 new Personal Bests.