The phenomenal summer-esque weather continued, presenting a spectacular, if a tad warm, morning down by the river. The heat certainly didn't put people off, with 166 of you turning up to run, jog, and walk your way around The Spetchells.
With visitors from the exotic (Australia) and strange (Redcar), our sunbaked course was delighted to see 43 new personal bests achieved, including one of our Run Directors, Richard, who was also celebrating his 40th Birthday weekend and 25th Volunteer stint. When asked about his run, Richard was heard to say 'The best present was beating Danny Gilholme', to which Danny (sulkily) replied 'I let him beat me', and then may have cried a bit*.
We hope the 42 first timers at this event had fun, and will be back again soon, even if it's to volunteer. We love having new people to help and support the event, there's often cake too, just email email@example.com to get involved.
Next week, our Event Director, will be taking the reigns, and we certainly all love wor Holly, the architect of this parkrun. See you all then, remember - dfyb!
*We don't know if Danny did cry, and he got a PB today too.
Jack BOADEN (JM15-17) of Blaydon Harriers and AC, was first over the line in 18:37 - 6th time in 16 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Philip SCOTT (SM30-34) of Tyne Bridge Harriers, was third over the line in 19:01.
Lisa TANG (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 21:20 - first appearance.
Joanne LEE (VW40-44) of Tyne Bridge Harriers, was second (24th overall) over the line in 21:58 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Zena PHILLIPS (SW30-34) of Datchet Dashers, was third (27th overall) over the line in 22:29.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ian BROWN (VM60-64) – 80.98% for the time 19:59 (7th overall).
Joe PRUDHAM (VM80-84) – 74.18% for the time 28:20 (87th overall).
Jack BOADEN (JM15-17) – 73.59% for the time 18:37 (first 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 Scott ELLIS who recorded a time of 00:16:37 on 20th May 2017 (event number 28).
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 1,638 participants have completed 4,505 parkruns covering a total distance of 22,525 km, including 1,206 new Personal Bests.