Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 15th September 2018 Run Report

The advantage of having a husband and wife duo on our Event Team, means that if one of them falls ill when it’s their turn to Run Direct, the other can step up to the plate. Even if it means sacrificing a milestone. So, with Helen incapacitated, Michael gallantly gave up what would have been his hundredth parkrun to make sure everything went smoothly this morning. And he couldn’t have done it without his team of incredible volunteers!

Lesley Anne REED • Joanne LUCKING • Graham YATES • Jane MORTON • Maria HINDMARSH • Michael BOADEN • Jack BOADEN • Katharine RUSSELL • John CHILTON • Paul ROBINSON • Donna MAUGHAN • Richard HESLOP • Janine CALKIN • Claire COLLINSON • Marzena MARZEC • Paul BROWN • Phillipa KIMBERLEY • David COLE • Paulina BIELENINIK

You want your name up there as one of the parkrun hi-viz heroes? Then just drop a line with your barcode number to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

One of our participants this morning learned a valuable lesson about parkrun tourism; make sure you remember your trainers. Yep, Richard Pinto of Stavanger parkrun in Norway (he’s the Event Director there no less) found he’d forgotten to pack an important part of his running kit. Fortunately, after an appeal for spare trainers, regular volunteer and parkrunner Jed Devlin (he gives the best hugs) came to the rescue. The global parkrun community is absolutely brilliant! Richard, we hope you enjoyed our course...and Jeds trainers.

The cooler weather means that we’re getting into PB season, as proven by 37 of the 171 parkrunners this morning. 28 of you were first timers, and hopefully not last timers! We also had a wonderful compliment from a gentleman who has ran over 500 parkruns that our distance is spot on 5k. Those start and finish posts were definitely worth it!

That’s it for this week, have a good’un everyone, see you next time, #loveparkrun and most importantly, #dfyb!!

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 (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 3,469 participants have completed 14,457 parkruns covering a total distance of 72,285 km, including 3,339 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 08 September 2018 Run Report

As we checked the course this morning, Run Director Paul commented that conditions were perfect for a PB, with the overcast sky and slightly cooler temperatures. Prophetic words, with almost a fifth of the 125 parkrunners who ran, jogged or walked the course achieving a new PB at Prudhoe Riverside this morning. 23 of you were first timers at Prudhoe, with five of you taking part in your first ever parkrun and representatives of 24 different clubs taking part. Well done to everyone.

Probably owing to some running event that’s happening down the road tomorrow morning, we had a larger than usual crop of parkrun tourists. No one was able to top Sydney, Australia as the furthest distance travelled to join us at the Riverside, when asked during the start line briefing this morning, but we also welcomed tourists from Darlington, Ely, Halesowen, Haverhill, Leeds, Stockton, Tankerton, and Worcester.

Special mentions to tourists James Caygill from Tankerton, on his second visit to Prudhoe Riverside, who has spookily managed to finish in 70th position on both occasions, and to Viv Murphy, from Stockton, who completed her 250th parkrun this morning. Congratulations Viv, and thanks for choosing us for your milestone run.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Lesley Anne REED • Joanne LUCKING • Jason BROOKER • Jane MORTON • Katharine RUSSELL • Sacha WEEKS • Andrew ENZOR • Danny GILHOLME • Paul ROBINSON • Abbie CRESSWELL • Angela NEWSOME • Kay FRENCH • Stephen SPARKE • Nicola MACLEAN • Gemma FINNIE • Caroline DOCKING • Lucy WILD • Samantha EDWARDS

Finally this week, a ‘good luck’ and a ‘thank you.’ Good luck to everyone taking part in the Great North Run tomorrow: the conditions are looking good, so be safe, enjoy the atmosphere, the run and the ‘rehydration’ when you cross the line at South Shields. The ‘thank you’ goes to all the volunteers who make the GNR possible, some of whom are from our local clubs. We know how important your support is to everyone taking part; so give yourselves a round of applause, but save some for the runners tomorrow too! See you all next Saturday and #dfyb.

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 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 3,442 participants have completed 14,286 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,430 km, including 3,302 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 1st September 2018 Run Report

I’m going to have to start this one on a bit of a serious note I’m afraid. While it’s not overly busy when everyone arrives, Prudhoe Riverside car park soon fills up. By the time everyone starts to leave, the park has started to get busy with other users; families, dog walkers, people just out to enjoy a Saturday morning. If we could take care when leaving, that’d be great.
And with that out of the way...I had a definite sense of...anticipation about today’s event. For a start, I wasn’t meant to be running the show today. No, wor Holly was meant to be in charge, but she’d forgotten her husband was competing in a half ironman distance triathlon. It’s easily done, I suppose. So I had stepped in, and was being ‘shadowed’ by Claire Knowles, which definitely had nothing to do with the possibility of Hexham, getting its own parkrun. It was also the week Prudhoe was getting involved with the #teamparkrun initiative to get people more active, and Paralympian Stephen Miller was joining us for the day! So I had my #teamparkrun t shirt and headband on, marshalls had been deployed with flags and inflatable noise sticks, and...Mr. Miller did not arrive. Alison (having gallantly stepped into the role of Funnel Manager after Joanne managed to lock herself out of her own house) even went to check he wasn’t waiting in the car park.
He wasn’t.
Speculation was rife that he may have gone to Riverside parkrun at Chester-le-Street by accident. We still don’t know.
Regardless, it was a fantastic morning, with 130 participants, visitors from Norfolk and...errrm...I forget where else (sorry) and 29 new PB’s racked up! It wouldn’t have been possible without my crack team of volunteers:

Richard WEYMES • Alison HABEBI • Mel REED • Katharine RUSSELL • Tony BROWN • Helen BOADEN • Kay FRENCH • Haydn WEYMES • Rachael TURNBULL • Joseph TURNBULL • Nicola MACLEAN • Grace MCCLENAGHAN • Emily MCCLENAGHAN • Alexandra HUGHES • Claire KNOWLES • Samantha EDWARDS • Jen CAIRNS

Want to join them? Next week’s roster is already starting to fill up, might have something to do with some sort of 'Great North' half marathon carry on happening next Sunday. But if you do want to don the hi-viz and become a hero, just drop a line with your barcode number to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com.
I might even run the course myself next week.
See you then! #dfyb

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 3,421 participants have completed 14,161 parkruns covering a total distance of 70,805 km, including 3,277 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 25 August 2018 Run Report

The sun made a welcome reappearance this morning, although the temperature felt quite autumnal at 9am, when 180 of you joined us on the riverside to run, jog and walk the course. Today we welcomed a whopping 35 first timers, with nine of you running your first ever parkrun. Welcome to the parkrun family, and to Prudhoe Riverside. We hope you’ll join us again very soon.

An impressive 47 recording new Personal Bests, possibly as everyone was hurrying back for the cake sale near the finish line, organised by parkrun regular Alison as part of her London Marathon 2019 fundraising for MIND. Alison asked us to pass on her thanks to all the parkrunners who skipped breakfast so they could fill up on cake, and all the wonderful bakers who helped ensure there were plenty of supplies.

Representatives of 22 different clubs took part, including tourists from Harrogate, Essex and Kent, and we witnessed two milestone parkruns, with Kim Firstbrook of Tynedale Harriers, and Sandra Duim, of Stocksfield Striders, both completing their 50th parkrun. Congratulations ladies!

Last but not least, our thanks go to the 20 hi-vis heroes who helped make today’s event happen:

David REED • Joanne LUCKING • Craig SAMS • Mel REED • Philip HINDMARSH • Paul GRIFFIN • Jane MORTON • Maria HINDMARSH • Holly KELLEHER • Adam HUCKLESBY • Paul ROBINSON • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Lisa NAPIER • Aoife KELLEHER • Angela ELLINS • Claire COLLINSON • Gemma FINNIE • Meghan NAPIER • Marzena MARZEC

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 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 3,397 participants have completed 14,031 parkruns covering a total distance of 70,155 km, including 3,248 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 18 August 2018 Run Report

This week 162 of you joined us at a somewhat overcast Prudhoe Riverside to run, jog and walk our leafy course.  29 of you were first timers, with eight people completing their first ever parkrun and 21 recording new Personal Bests. Well done to everyone.

We welcomed a wedding party this morning, thankfully not in morning suits and dresses, as it was a bit muddy in places! Hope you enjoyed yourselves, and that the rest of your day goes as well as your parkrun did.

We also had two milestone parkrunners this week: congratulations to Lottie Heal (JW11-14), on completing her tenth parkrun, to Kathryn Stevenson on reaching her 50 milestone.

Representatives of 22 different clubs took part and we were visited by tourists from Dalkeith, Pitsea (shout out to Peter and Linda), London and Huddersfield. Two of our Huddersfield visitors, Grace and husband Chris showed real determination: Chris recently returned to running after breaking his hip and Grace was introduced to me as ‘the woman with three knee replacements, one leg twice.’  Always best to clarify these things, as I'm not sure if there's anything in the parkrun rules about running with an extra leg... After finishing his 5k, Chris went back to run with Grace and other parkrunners, while one of our local parkrunners supported Rebecca, another of the Huddersfield contingent, to cross the finish line. We just love to see parkrun spirit here at Prudhoe; what a great way to kick off your Saturday!

Once again, our parkrun was made possible by our wonderful hi-vis heroes:

Joanne LUCKING • Alison HABEBI • Mark RUSSELL • Jane MORTON • Maria HINDMARSH • Alison CARR • Sue REGAN • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Lisa NAPIER • Claire COLLINSON • Nicola MACLEAN • Meghan NAPIER • Steven FINNIE • Stephen LEONARD • Arthur FINNIE

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 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 3,362 participants have completed 13,851 parkruns covering a total distance of 69,255 km, including 3,200 new Personal Bests.

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