Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 14th July 2018 Run Report

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 prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com.

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.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 7th July 2018 Run Report

The heat wave continued on Saturday as Helen Boaden donned the Prudhoe Event Director high viz to expertly oversee our 84th event. The hot weather brought with it a plague of pollen beetles, turning the yellow marshal bibs to spotted black. By the time the finisher funnel marshals were in position, a cloud had formed reminisce of a biblical epic. Both RD Helen and Co-Event Director Kelleher (who turned up to stick her oar in) declared a state of emergency and controversially stood down the yellow vests, so for one week only, our high viz heroes performed in their civvies.

This week’s pollen beetle battlers were;
Joanne LUCKING • Mel REED • Jason BROOKER • Michael BOADEN • Jack BOADEN • Holly KELLEHER • David LEVISON • Paul ROBINSON • Helen BOADEN • Angela NEWSOME • Janine CALKIN • Paul REVILL • Georgia VILLALOBOS • Nicola MACLEAN • Sarah BECK • Linda MACKENZIE • Mary BLANDEN • Marzena MARZEC • Joshua BROWN • Phillipa KIMBERLEY • Michelle HOLMAN

The dry conditions helped our recent run of PBs continue and 21 of you scored a new personal best. We welcomed 3 athletes into the milestones club. Grace McClenaghan completed her 10th parkrun, Chris Peebles joined the 50 club, and Prudhoe First Timer Tracey Cool completed her 150th parkrun. In the true spirit of parkrun Tracey celebrated this by giving back and leaving a gift for our 150th finisher. In a twist of fate, this was Adele Heeley who was completing her first ever parkrun. What a welcome into the parkrun family. The finish team reported a warm fuzzy feeling after giving out your prize, though no one could swear this wasn’t due to the pollen beetles reaching the parts other insects just don’t reach.

We welcomed too, 4 other people who completed their first ever parkrun this week; Les Cash, Breanna Heeley-Smith, Jennifer Robinson and Finn Heeley-Smith. Thank you for choosing Prudhoe Riverside for your first ever parkrun. There were a further 15 new faces who had their first visit to Prudhoe parkrun, we hope you’ll visit again soon. This week 151 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) – though local legend has it that it was Stacey Smith - 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 3,216 participants have completed 13,017 parkruns covering a total distance of 65,085 km, including 3,031 new Personal Bests

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 30 June Run Report

This week 182 of you ran, jogged and walked the course. 32 of you were first timers at Prudhoe Riverside, and six of you took part in your first ever parkrun. Well done all.

We welcomed tourists from Bedale, Barnsley, Horwich, London, and Nottingham. With Newcastle parkrun on hiatus for The Hoppings, we also welcomed some Newcastle regulars to Prudhoe Riverside for the first time – special mention to Kat, Rose and Lucy of Claremont Road Runners. Hope you all enjoyed the course, and make a return visit before the next Hoppings!

This week the male course record, held by Kurt Heron since 21 October 2017, was broken by none other than… Kurt Heron, shaving 16 seconds off his personal best. A further 36 of you also recorded PBs – congratulations to each and every one of you!

Our hi-viz heroes this week were:
Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Jane MORTON • Michael BOADEN • Joanne LYNN • Ben MITCHELL • Holly KELLEHER • Lucy TURZYNSKI • Helen BOADEN • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Karen PAGE • Kay FRENCH • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Jill HARLAND • Alison MALCOLM • Steven FINNIE • Grace MCCLENAGHAN • Alexandra HUGHES • Joshua BROWN

Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

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

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 male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 16:14 on 21st October 2017 (event number 50).
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 3,196 participants have completed 12,866 parkruns covering a total distance of 64,330 km, including 3,010 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 23 June Run Report

I set off on the course check this morning, looking forward to an easier time than last Saturday, when there was still a bit of storm debris to kick out of the way. Unfortunately someone had other ideas, and I found myself shifting a couple of fairly large logs from the path, which had somehow ‘rolled’ from the pile at the side of the course on the Spetchells turn. As I speculated on whether our parkrunners might have preferred a ‘park-obstacle-course’ this morning (and decided probably not, as not good for achieving PBs), I was treated to the sight of rabbits racing each other up our ‘slight incline’ as the sun came through the trees. Early summer mornings at Prudhoe Riverside really do make you smile.

Back at the meeting point, we realised the first timers’ briefing board was still in the kit cupboard, so, since I was already ‘warmed up,’ Run Director Nicola nominated me to retrieve it. I feel I earned my cupcake, kindly provided by Jason Brooker, who was running his 100th parkrun this morning. Well done, Jason, and thanks – cake for breakfast on Saturday mornings is becoming a bit of a Prudhoe Riverside parkrun tradition!  Congratulations also to today’s other milestone parkrunner Ben Russell (JM15-17) who earned his '10' milestone t-shirt.

This week 187 of you ran, jogged and walked the course. We had a whopping 40 first timers at Prudhoe Riverside, with seven of you completing your first ever parkrun. 44 of you recorded new Personal Bests, and representatives of 27 different clubs took part. Well done to all of you!

We had a bumper crop of tourists this morning too, welcoming visitors from Bridgend, Whitchurch, Burton-on-Trent, Malvern, Chorlton and last, but by no means least, Eileen and Nigel from Lincoln, who came over and said hi at the start (so I promised them a namecheck). Hope you all enjoyed the course today.

Thanks to all of this week’s wonderful hi-viz heroes who made our parkrun possible today:

Harry MATTHEWS • Lyn BROWN • Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Jane MORTON • Donna MAUGHAN • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Claire DAVIES • Alison MALCOLM • Jacqueline RICHARDS • Nicola MACLEAN • Jane SHIPLEY • Anne JONES • Mary BLANDEN • Marzena MARZEC • Emily MCCLENAGHAN • Alexandra HUGHES • Paul BROWN • Joshua BROWN

I have to give an extra thank you to Richard and Haydn Weymes, who are becoming a regular fixture at marshal point 1, with their tunes and cheers.  Those of you who have met Haydn will know he is a very special young man, and a real superhero: he suffered a broken femur this week, but he and his dad still came down to the riverside to cheer on our parkrunners!

Final mention today goes to Paul Willgoss, who lost his barcode this morning, and carried on parkrunning, expecting that he wouldn’t be appearing in the results. Luckily, another eagle-eyed runner spotted the errant barcode and handed it in. As he crossed the line, and started to explain, we gave Paul the happy news that he WOULD be appearing in the results. One happy parkrunner, and hugs all round for the barcode scanners and funnel manager. We do love a happy ending at parkrun!

See you all next week, and make sure you pin that barcode somewhere safe!

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

The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 16:14 on 21st October 2017 (event number 50).
The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
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 3,164 participants have completed 12,684 parkruns covering a total distance of 63,420 km, including 2,973 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 16 June 2018 Run Report

Today I’m starting with a huge THANK YOU to the volunteers who joined some of the core team on the riverside on Friday. Storm Hector had done its worst over Thursday and early Friday, leaving piles of branches and leaves around the course which had to be shifted to ensure our parkrunners, junior parkrunners, and those running ‘The Wall’ today (including our very own Event Director Holly Kelleher, and her running mate, Louise Newton), could do so safely this weekend.

Armed with rakes, brushes, gardening gloves and an enthusiasm that the core team couldn’t quite believe (because, let’s face it, there are better ways to spend a Friday evening), by 8pm last night the course was good to go. Thank you to every one of you, and today’s volunteers too; you truly are hi-viz heroes:

Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Jane MORTON • Danny GILHOLME • Melanie ELLIOTT • Tony BROWN • Helen BOADEN • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Howard BUCKINGHAM • Richard HESLOP • Haydn WEYMES • Paul REVILL • Angela ELLINS • Sandra DUIM • Louise CARR • Simon CARR • Marzena MARZEC • Neil WHATLEY • Joshua BROWN • Phillipa KIMBERLEY

This week 178 of you ran, jogged and walked the course. 27 of you were first timers, with five of you running your first ever parkrun, and 56 recording new Personal Bests. We welcomed tourists from Bath, Dundee and Pendle, along with members of the 1st Prudhoe Scout Group, who joined us at parkrun as in pursuit of one of their Challenge badges. Well done to all of you!

Milestones today – David Archer got a cheer this morning, as we were told he was running his 50th parkrun, and moving up into a new age category (VM75-79). However the stats tell us it was actually David’s 51st parkrun – one closer to the magic ‘100,’ David. Bonus, and congratulations on your achievement!

Also shout out to regular volunteer, Jason Brooker, who completed his 99th parkrun today, having set out on his parkrun journey exactly five years ago. He tells us he’ll be back next Saturday to complete his century (don’t forget to bring cake, Jason)!

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

See you all next Saturday for the midsummer’s morning (well, almost) parkrun - #dfyb!

The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 16:14 on 21st October 2017 (event number 50).
The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
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 3,124 participants have completed 12,497 parkruns covering a total distance of 62,485 km, including 2,929 new Personal Bests.

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