A dusting of snow wasn’t what I expected to see out my bedroom window this morning. I hadn’t put much stock in any of the weather warnings and was expecting a smooth and flawless parkrun (or as close as it gets when I’m running the show).
Fortunately, by the time my glamorous assistant and I had checked the course, relentless rain had melted the snow and slush into fun puddles and made the back of the course claggy rather than slippy.
For a while I was worried the number of marshals would outnumber actual parkrunners, but then 86 of you brave, dedicated souls turned out to splash and slide around the Spetchells. A few had defied the weather and made the trip from as far as South Shields parkrun, including today's first finisher, who was kind enough to say how much he enjoyed my Run Directors briefing.
A HUGE well done to the latest graduates of Prudhoe Plodders Couch 2 5k group who weren't put off by the winterish conditions to join the parkrun party! Hopefully you'll be back time and again to score PB after PB!
Charlie Downing celebrated her one year parkrunniversary, and that wouldn’t have been possible without my band of hi-viz heroes:
Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Sam SYERS • Jane MORTON • Holly KELLEHER • Jean CALLENDER • Sacha WEEKS • Melanie ELLIOTT • Tony BROWN • Steven BRADY • Tracey REDHEAD • Maelona REDHEAD • Janine CALKIN • Sandra DUIM • Jane ROBINSON • Marzena MARZEC • Alexandra HUGHES
Want to join their imperious ranks? Simply send an email with your barcode number to email@example.com
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the turning point of Prudhoe Riverside parkrun? Then sign up for the Prudhoe Easter Egg Fun Run! There’s still places available for the 5k and Junior event, but hurry, 5k places close midnight 17/03/19 - THAT’S TOMORROW!!! Entry includes medal, t shirt, and...CHOCOLATE!! https://www.facebook.com/PrudhoeEasterEggRun/
That’ll do for this week, think I might have a jaunt around the course myself next week, best remember my barcode if I do though!
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 4,119 participants have completed 18,841 parkruns covering a total distance of 94,205 km, including 4,032 new Personal Bests. A total of 369 individuals have volunteered 2,271 times.