After yesterday’s downpour we were expecting to be greeted by a muddy course for today’s Prudhoe Riverside parkrun, but the sun had other ideas, and by 9am, things had dried out nicely.
With several eleventh-hour offers from volunteers, we were also well-equipped with smiling marshals, cheering on the 149 runners who joined us this morning.
We cannot say this often enough: we can only keep our parkrun going through the wonderful people who give up their Saturday lie-in to help us out. If you can help next Saturday (or any Saturday), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your parkrun barcode number (and tell us if there’s a particular volunteer role you’d like to do).
Our thanks this week go to: Helen Boaden, Howard and Jane Buckingham, Samantha Day, Melanie Elliott, Kay French, Richard Heslop, Brendon Jackson, Maxine J Lewis, Joanne Lucking, Jane Morton, Kay and Paul Myerscough, Luke and Karen Page, Mel Reed, Paul Robinson, Micky Shore, Jenni Whittaker, Kenneth Wright and Ashleigh Young.
We welcomed 26 Prudhoe Riverside first timers today, with eight of you running your first ever parkrun, and 48 runners recording new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part, and we welcomed parkrun tourists Kevin McCann and Jeanette Davies, whose home parkrun is Croxteth Hall, Liverpool. Hope you both enjoyed the change of scenery!
And finally, to Michael O’Donovan, whose home parkrun is Durham. Michael ran the first ever Prudhoe Riverside parkrun last November, and returned today to run his 200th parkrun with us. Congratulations Michael; 200 might not get you the next milestone t-shirt, but it definitely gets you a run report mention!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.
See you next Saturday, and #dfyb!
Jack BOADEN (JM15-17) of Blaydon Harriers and AC, was first over the line in 17:52 - 5th time in 14 appearances.
Neil BYRNE (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:24.
Christopher JACKSON (JM15-17) of Tyndale Harriers & AC, was third over the line in 18:41.
Claire DAVIES (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (21st overall) over the line in 22:24 - first time in 11 appearances.
Charlie PINKNEY (VW45-49) of Tyndale Harriers & AC, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 22:31.
Marie GROVES (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (25th overall) over the line in 22:54.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Neil BYRNE (VM45-49) – 78.89% for the time 18:24 (second overall).
Jack BOADEN (JM15-17) – 76.68% for the time 17:52 (first overall).
Luke SHEARS (JM15-17) – 73.96% for the time 18:49 (4th overall).
The female record is held by Joanna Kate SUTTON who recorded a time of 00:19:53 on 25th February 2017 (event number 16).
The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 00:16:40 on 25th February 2017 (event number 16).
The Age Grade course record is held by Terry SCOTT who recorded 84.76% (16:44) on 25th February 2017 (event number 16).
Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 1,407 participants have completed 3,662 park runs covering a total distance of 18,310 km, including 982 new Personal Bests.