Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 19 January 2019 Run Report

We were expecting ice and freezing temperatures this morning, so we piled on the layers and stepped out of the door ready to face the worst that a north east winter could throw at us, and … nothing.

Unable to believe our luck we loaded the car and headed along to the finish line, where our luck held. After walking the course we were able to declare near-perfect conditions, just a bit of mud, perfect for a PB.

On our walk round, we also caught sight of our new honorary parkrun marshal – a beautiful barn owl flying over the trees at the back of The Spetchells, just beside marshal point three. Unfortunately he’s not registered for parkrun so we couldn’t give him a credit, but seeing him certainly made getting up extra early to do this morning’s course check worthwhile!

Which leads me nicely on to thanking our wonderful volunteers this week, who were:

Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Alison HABEBI • Philip HINDMARSH • Jane MORTON • Louise NEWTON • Melanie ELLIOTT • Tony BROWN • Helen BOADEN • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Paul REVILL • Jennifer BURN • Linzi ELLENDER • Charlie DOWNING • Abigail STANFORTH

We had another big crowd today - 232 of you ran, jogged or walked the course.  30 of you were first timers, with five of you taking part in your first ever parkrun.  35 of you recorded new Personal Bests, and representatives of 22 different clubs took part, including tourists from a number of north east clubs, and a lone visitor from Yorkshire. Welcome all, glad you were able to join us today.

We had three parkrunners reach their 50 milestone today – congratulations to Lisa Tang, Joanne Edwards, and my fellow Stocksfield Strider, Billy Maitland. Billy completed his milestone run with the missus, Rachael, just beating him across the line. Not to be outdone, Rachael also got a PB! Today’s first finisher, Jack Boaden also ran his 100th parkrun today. Mum Helen, on barcode scanning duties, was heard to shout ‘stop looking at your watch’ as Jack crossed the line, which we believe to be Boaden family code for ‘awesome effort son, well done!’ Congratulations to all of you.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page. See you all next Saturday and #dfyb!

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 3,991 participants have completed 17,720 parkruns covering a total distance of 88,600 km, including 3,851 new Personal Bests. A total of 363 individuals have volunteered 2,140 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 12 January Run Report

January is never the happiest month of the year for me, once the festivities are over, and it's back to reality. So I was looking for the positives on Saturday morning, as I drove down to the riverside, with my headlights picking out drops of rain! As I arrived at the carpark, I reflected that the shortest day is a distant memory, and we’ll be able to dispense with the headtorches currently needed to find the padlocks on the car park barriers and loos in a couple of weeks! Little victories...

The weather had been kind in the last seven days, and the aforementioned rain disappeared as fast as it arrived. Parkrun course-checker Mel was happy to report perfect conditions for the 190 of you who joined us at Prudhoe Riverside parkrun this weekend. At the pre-run briefing, there were huge cheers for Prudhoe Plodder Juniors led by Run Director Ollie Napier, who staged a finish funnel volunteer takeover. A fabulous job was done by all, ably supported by some grown-ups, who were in no doubt that Ollie was fully in command of proceedings as he wielded his clipboard at the volunteer meeting point.

23 of this weekend’s parkrunners were first timers, with 10 of you completing your first ever parkrun. 31 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 19 different clubs took part. Paul Mitchell and Paul Humes celebrated reaching their 50 milestone, and regular volunteer Lesley Reed doubled up, completing her 100th, and was presented with a bottle of Polish vodka by good friend Maz at the finish line. Whether they added a drop to their post parkrun coffee in the Tyne Riverside Café hasn’t been reported, but no doubt there will have been a celebration later!

The event was made possible by 25 hi-viz heroes:

Joanne LUCKING • Jocasta WILLIAMS • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Christopher St John JACKSON • Jane MORTON • Seamus KELLEHER • Katharine RUSSELL • Holly KELLEHER • Tony BROWN • Angela NEWSOME • Lisa NAPIER • Aoife KELLEHER • Oisin KELLEHER • Haydn WEYMES • Ellie BROWN • Paul REVILL • Amy FURNISS • Shona MCCREEDY • Oliver NAPIER • Meghan NAPIER • Neive MCCREEDY • Isobel MCCREEDY • Steven MCCREEDY • Olivia FURNISS

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 3,961 participants have completed 17,488 parkruns covering a total distance of 87,440 km, including 3,816 new Personal Bests. A total of 363 individuals have volunteered 2,121 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 5th January 2019 Run Report

The crowd may have been somewhat smaller this morning than the one on New Year’s Day, but the 212 of you who ran, jogged and walked the course were no less enthusiastic. 24 of you were first time visitors to Prudhoe Riverside, with 12 of you completing your first ever parkrun. 45 recorded new Personal Bests, and representatives of 20 different clubs took part, including visitors from Lancashire and Yorkshire. Welcome, and well done all.

Three milestones to report this week: Bethany Dornan (JW11-14) joined the ‘10’ club with a PB, and Rachel Dodds and Robert Bolam both completed their 50th parkrun. Congratulations to each of you; great start to the New Year

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Joanne LUCKING • John LAVENDER • Richard WEYMES • Ian WATERHOUSE • Jane MORTON • Beth FRASER • John CHILTON • Donna MAUGHAN • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Luke SHEARS • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Paul REVILL • Sandra DUIM • Billy MAITLAND • Gemma FINNIE • Mary BLANDEN • Debbie SHEARS • Abigail STANFORTH. Christopher St JOHN.

Next week Prudhoe Plodder Juniors are taking over the volunteer roster, so expect some enthusiastic cheering as you run, jog or walk around the Spetchells. They’ll also be cheering our 4000th Prudhoe Riverside parkrun finisher over the line (for those who like the details, it’ll be whoever finishes 62nd). 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 (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 3,938 participants have completed 17,298 parkruns covering a total distance of 86,490 km, including 3,789 new Personal Bests. A total of 360 individuals have volunteered 2,095 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 1st January Run Report

Something seemed a bit...different on Tuesday morning. It wasn’t that our parkrun was on a different day from the normal Saturday, or that it was starting at half ten instead of nine, or that I was cutting it a bit fine to deliver the First Timers Brief. My timekeeping isn’t the best. There did seem to be a few more people than usual...but...that could be chalked up to New Years resolutions, and the fact that you could do double parkrun. Some had started at nine, some later, and they’d both count. Not something that happens often. But, I had a briefing to deliver.

I was running too, and fancied I could bring in a new PB, so made my way fairly close to the start. There were definitely more of you than usual. In fact, 117 of you were visiting us for the first time, and 58 scored new Personal Bests, sadly, I wasn’t amongst that number. I put it down to Christmas excess as the conditions were fantastic, but too many late nights worked against me. I still brought in a respectable time, which normally would have got me in the top 20 finishers, not the top 50. Yep, we had a lot of you,, from all over the place too; Hampshire, York, Suffolk, and Glasgow.

The finish funnel was a little busier than normal, and when our slightly flustered Event Director asked if I wouldn’t mind helping with the scanning...well...there was that feeling about it being a bit different again. In that I was pulled out the, sent for a hi-viz, and straight to the scanners. There I joined a crack duo to deal with an ever lengthening line of finishers, moving further and further back until all 396 of you were through.

Yeah, that ‘something different’ was the sheer magnitude of numbers that exceeded even our inaugural run by over a hundred. Thank you for the patience and understanding you all showed, and congratulations on being part of a new record at Prudhoe Riverside parkrun. I’d like to give a personal thanks to my scanning partner Isobel whose help was completely invaluable, and I understand her sister Neive was a massive help too. Thanks also to our other volunteering champions:

Richard WEYMES • Ruth WHITESIDE • Alison HABEBI • Holly KELLEHER • Ian HARMAN • Melanie ELLIOTT • Michael BROADHURST • Helen BOADEN • Amanda FLETCHER • Haydn WEYMES • Shona MCCREEDY • Gemma FINNIE • Duncan CUMBERLIDGE • Lesley INESON • Neive MCCREEDY • Isobel MCCREEDY • Samantha EDWARDS • Jen CAIRNS

If you want to be a hi-viz hero yourself, just drop an email with your barcode number to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com, I’m running the show this weekend and hopefully won’t have quite as many parkrunners taking part, but it’d be great to have you on board.

We had a few milestones on Tuesday too, with our own Run Director Phil clocking in his 50th run and Run Directors Amanda and George hit their 100th. Well done to you all, may your t shirts arrive swiftly and wear them with pride.

So 2019 has got off to quite a start. Thank you all for having made 2018 an incredible year for us, see you Saturday, and #dfybc.

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 3,914 participants have completed 17,086 parkruns covering a total distance of 85,430 km, including 3,744 new Personal Bests. A total of 357 individuals have volunteered 2,075 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 29 December 2018 Run Report

It was a tad blustery on the riverside this morning, but it didn’t deter the 174 of you who ran, jogged, walked or were blown around the course from joining us at 9am. 26 of you were first timers, with eight people taking part in their first ever parkrun. 17 of you recorded new Personal Bests, and we welcomed representatives of 19 different clubs, including visitors from Evesham and Dartford. Well done all for braving the 30mph winds!

We also welcomed two milestone club members today. Fiona Park completed her 50th parkrun, cheered over the line by husband Neil, busy on timekeeping duties, and Prudhoe Riverside regular, Ben Mitchell, completing his 100th parkrun. A great end to 2018; congratulations to you both.

Our thanks go to our final hi-viz heroes of 2018:
Lesley Anne REED • Joanne LUCKING • Mel REED • Christopher St John JACKSON • Ian WATERHOUSE • Jason BROOKER • Jane MORTON • Katharine RUSSELL • Holly KELLEHER • Neil PARK • Ian HARMAN • Richard HESLOP • Lisa NAPIER • Aoife KELLEHER • Claire DAVIES • Jennifer MCDONALD • Nicola MACLEAN • Meghan NAPIER • Sarah BECK • Jordan REED • Beth DAVIES • Claire KNOWLES

While we want everyone to enjoy parkrun, we ask that everyone please follow the parkrun rules, for their safety, and the safety of others taking part. Today we had to remove a number of unaccompanied under 11s from the results. Please remember that under 11s MUST be within arm’s length of a responsible adult at all times. This is not only a requirement of our insurance provider but for safeguarding reasons. Our parkrun is beautiful, but it is dotted with woodland paths and stretches of river where a child could come to harm or have an accident if running alone. This is what we as an Event team need to consider every week when hosting this event. Please help us by ensuring your under 11s stay close, then we won’t have to disappoint anyone by removing them from the results in future.

And finally, remember Prudhoe Riverside parkrun is on at 10:30am on New Year’s Day, so get yourselves over to Blackhill parkrun for 9:00am, and back to us in time to do the double. If anyone spots Philip Hindmarsh, one of our Run Directors, over at Blackhill, please don’t get in his way, or engage him in conversation, as he’s hot-footing it back to Prudhoe to run his 50th milestone run!

Enjoy your end of your celebrations, however you say goodbye to 2018, and we’ll see you in 2019 for a whole new year of parkrun adventures.

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 3,797 participants have completed 16,690 parkruns covering a total distance of 83,450 km, including 3,686 new Personal Bests. A total of 355 individuals have volunteered 2,056 times.

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