Newcastle parkrun wasn't on. Running Ninjas were visiting. AND it was a Castle Tri Couch to 5k graduation week! It also rained, which certainly didn't dampen the spirits of the 142 parkrunners who turned out this morning. Thankfully, the weather didn't make the things too muddy for the 38 first timers gracing our course, and it certainly didn't trouble the 27 new PB's scored!
All the aforementioned C25Kers did magnificently, with Simon Carr bringing home a superb time of 25:32!! Well done to each and every one of you, wear your graduation t shirts with pride! You'll always get a warm welcome here whether you're running or volunteering (email email@example.com if you fancy a bit of that) and we hope to see you back soon.
We always like it when different running clubs visit, so it was great to see all the Running Ninjas today, and the support they gave to each other. Our Tail Walker reported it was the nicest finish she's ever known!
One last thing, congratulations to one of our Run Directors, Maxine, who got engaged today! MASSIVE congratulations to you and Ken!
That's it for now, thank you as always to our volunteers, who's smiles and encouragement shone through the drizzle!
Enjoy the weekend everyone!
This week 142 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:
Paul EDWIN • Lyn BROWN • Joanne LUCKING • Lalage BROWN • Alison HABEBI • Jenni WHITTAKER • Philip HINDMARSH • Jane MORTON • Alison CARR • Paul ROBINSON • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Johnny BUCKINGHAM • Richard HESLOP • Janine CALKIN • Paula HILL • Adam KUZNESOF
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.
Matthew HETHERINGTON (SM30-34) of Heaton Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 17:52 - first appearance.
Matt DAVISON (VM35-39) of Tyne Bridge Harriers, was second over the line in 19:48.
Jelle VINKENOOG (SM20-24) of University of York AC, was third over the line in 19:57.
Claire DAVIES (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (15th overall) over the line in 21:47 - 4th time in 17 appearances.
Charlotte BASTON (SW18-19) of Elswick Harriers, was second (26th overall) over the line in 23:52.
Keely FRENCH (JW11-14) of Tynedale Harriers & AC, was third (28th overall) over the line in 24:25.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Christine LEE (VW75-79) – 77.62% for the time 31:48 (91st overall).
Thomas MASON (VM55-59) – 73.61% for the time 21:36 (12th overall).
Matthew HETHERINGTON (SM30-34) – 73.04% for the time 17:52 (first overall).
The female record is held by Joanna Kate SUTTON who recorded a time of 19:53 on 25th February 2017 (event number 16).
The male record is held by Scott ELLIS who recorded a time of 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 1,870 participants have completed 5,636 parkruns covering a total distance of 28,180 km, including 1,478 new Personal Bests.