We were expecting ice and freezing temperatures this morning, so we piled on the layers and stepped out of the door ready to face the worst that a north east winter could throw at us, and … nothing.
Unable to believe our luck we loaded the car and headed along to the finish line, where our luck held. After walking the course we were able to declare near-perfect conditions, just a bit of mud, perfect for a PB.
On our walk round, we also caught sight of our new honorary parkrun marshal – a beautiful barn owl flying over the trees at the back of The Spetchells, just beside marshal point three. Unfortunately he’s not registered for parkrun so we couldn’t give him a credit, but seeing him certainly made getting up extra early to do this morning’s course check worthwhile!
Which leads me nicely on to thanking our wonderful volunteers this week, who were:
Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Alison HABEBI • Philip HINDMARSH • Jane MORTON • Louise NEWTON • Melanie ELLIOTT • Tony BROWN • Helen BOADEN • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Paul REVILL • Jennifer BURN • Linzi ELLENDER • Charlie DOWNING • Abigail STANFORTH
We had another big crowd today - 232 of you ran, jogged or walked the course. 30 of you were first timers, with five of you taking part in your first ever parkrun. 35 of you recorded new Personal Bests, and representatives of 22 different clubs took part, including tourists from a number of north east clubs, and a lone visitor from Yorkshire. Welcome all, glad you were able to join us today.
We had three parkrunners reach their 50 milestone today – congratulations to Lisa Tang, Joanne Edwards, and my fellow Stocksfield Strider, Billy Maitland. Billy completed his milestone run with the missus, Rachael, just beating him across the line. Not to be outdone, Rachael also got a PB! Today’s first finisher, Jack Boaden also ran his 100th parkrun today. Mum Helen, on barcode scanning duties, was heard to shout ‘stop looking at your watch’ as Jack crossed the line, which we believe to be Boaden family code for ‘awesome effort son, well done!’ Congratulations to all of you.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page. See you all next Saturday and #dfyb!
The female record is held by Unknown (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 3,991 participants have completed 17,720 parkruns covering a total distance of 88,600 km, including 3,851 new Personal Bests. A total of 363 individuals have volunteered 2,140 times.