Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 27th May Run Report

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 prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.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.

Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 20th May Run Report

The weather couldn't quite decide what to do this morning, cloudy, sunny, muggy...at least the course was in splendid shape, with even the tree roots behaving themselves. And the torrential downpour held off until everyone was heading home.

We played host to the third highest number of runners in this parkrun's brief history this morning, including a squad of Saltwell Harriers and visitors from Wigan & Halifax. 57 of you were new to the course, and 58 scored new PB's, including Scot Ellis who set a new course record! Well done! Well done everyone!

There were a couple of malfunctions today, first up our RD had to exercise his lungs instead of use the loudhailer, and one of our scanners decided to give up the ghost. This gave Paul Robinson a bit of extra work to do as our solo scanner, but he handled it with stoic professionalism. Thank you to our runners for your understanding and patience with the queuing. The glitch could be responsible for unknown runners 3, 14, 16, 18, 32, 41 & 42. If any of them are you, please email prudhoeriversideoffice@parkrun.com and we'll get you sorted.

Next Saturday is a Bank Holiday weekend! Could well mean an influx of visitors! See you all then, and dfyb!

Male placings:
Scott ELLIS (SM25-29) of North Shields Polytechnic AC, was first over the line in 16:37 - second time in 2 appearances.
Chris SNOWBALL (SM25-29) of Ashington Hirst Running Club, was second over the line in 19:04.
Neil KAVANAGH (SM30-34) of Low Fell RC, was third over the line in 19:12.

Female placings:
Joanne LEE (VW40-44) of Tyne Bridge Harriers, was first (19th overall) over the line in 21:27 - 6th time in 16 appearances.
Claire DAVIES (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (21st overall) over the line in 21:41 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Wallis MORLEY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 22:49.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Neil DICK (VM50-54) – 78.12% for the time 19:30 (5th overall).
Scott ELLIS (SM25-29) – 77.63% for the time 16:37 (first overall).
Joanne LEE (VW40-44) – 72.80% for the time 21:27 (19th 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 1,592 participants have completed 4,339 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,695 km, including 1,164 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 13 May Run Report

After a rainy night we expected to be offering the ever-popular ‘mud run’ at the back of the Spetchells, but by 9am all was dry for the 162 runners who joined us for our 27th outing. 58 of you joined us at Prudhoe Riverside for the first time, with 23 people running their first ever parkrun. Welcome and well done to you all, and also to the 25 runners who recorded new PBs today.

Our new runners included the latest group from our local C25K programme, running their graduation run. Congratulations to you all, we hope to welcome you back next Saturday.

We were joined by tourists from Cumbria, Yorkshire and a cohort from Cambridgeshire: Lucy, Owen and Taylor Hurley, Karen French and Steve Allam, running with local running mate David Anderson. Glad you all enjoyed Prudhoe Riverside parkrun (and we hear Steve and David gave the veggie breakfast at our local café the thumbs up too).

Our volunteer roster was something of a family affair, with two generations from five families amongst those cheering you on, recording your times and scanning those all-important barcodes today. Our thanks go to:

Alison Carr, Amy, Ben and Oscar Mitchell, Eleanor and Tom Bentley  •  Finatn and Linzi Ellender, , Haydn Maughan and Franky Thomas, Hannah and Samantha Day, Helen Orrell,  Holly Kelleher, Ian Harman, Jane Morton, Joanne Lucking, Mark Sanderson,  Maxine J Lewis, Melanie Elliott,  Paul Robinson, Rachael Maitland,  Sacha Weeks,  Samantha Day, Tony Brown and Tony French.

If you can help next week, please email us at: prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

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 (especially to those of you who forgot this week), don’t forget your barcode!

Male placings:
Marcus CRAM (SM20-24) of Morpeth Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 17:12 - first time in 2 appearances.
Hedley FLETCHER (VM40-44) of Blaydon Harriers and AC, was second over the line in 18:13 - was first to finish once before.
George STAINSBY (VM40-44) of Tyne Bridge Harriers, was third over the line in 19:01.

Female placings:
Angela MCGURK (VW35-39) of Jarrow and Hebburn AC, was first (5th overall) over the line in 20:19 - second time in 2 appearances.
Jennifer SCARLETT (SW30-34) of Elswick Harriers, was second (9th overall) over the line in 21:52.
Claire DAVIES (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (12th overall) over the line in 22:11 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Alex LIENARD (JM10) – 77.17% for the time 22:03 (10th overall).
Hedley FLETCHER (VM40-44) – 76.67% for the time 18:13 (second overall).
Harvey SMITH (VM50-54) – 75.27% for the time 20:05 (4th 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 Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 00:16:40 on 25th February 2017 (event number 16).
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 1,533 participants have completed 4,136 parkruns covering a total distance of 20,680 km, including 1,105 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 6 May Run Report

So, today we are six months old. It doesn’t seem possible that we’ve been welcoming runners to Prudhoe Riverside for 26 weeks (technically 25 as we had to cancel once), but the stats tell the story:

  • 1,474 of you have completed 3,974 parkruns at Prudhoe Riverside
  • You’ve run a total distance of 19,870 km around the Spetchells
  • We’ve seen 1,080 new Personal Bests (44 of them today)

This week 152 people ran, jogged and walked the course. 28 of our runners were first timers at Prudhoe Riverside and 10 of you were running your first ever parkrun. Thanks for joining us on our six month anniversary!

We’ve been supported by an amazing band of volunteers, and we’re so grateful that you turn up, week after week, to help us make our parkrun happen. This week our volunteer heroes are:

Alison Carr, Andrew Enzor, Danny Gilholme, David Bousfield, Ellie and Tony BROWN, Harry Matthews, Jane Morton,  Jasmine Couchman, Joanna and Oscar Mitchell,  Joanne Lucking, Lisa Napier, Maria Hindmarsh, Melanie Elliott, Richard Borrowdale, Richard Heslop, Ruth Bentley and Sacha Weeks.

If you’d like to wear the hi-vis next week, please email us at: prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com.

We take our parkrunners’ safety seriously. Prudhoe Riverside parkrun is in a beautiful setting but it does have the potential hazards of a river, embankment and railway line. That’s why, every week at the briefing, we remind everyone that under 11s must be within arm’s reach of their responsible adult at all times (it’s in the parkrun rules). Unfortunately, this week we noticed two (seemingly) unaccompanied under 11’s cross the finish line, so sadly we’ve had to remove them from the results. If you were running with the children in question, and think we’ve got it wrong, please get in touch with us at the email address above.

We’ll be doing it all again, same time, same place, next Saturday, so see you there and #dfyb!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page. Male placings:

Kristan MCKENNA (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:29 - first appearance.

Jack BOADEN (JM15-17) of Blaydon Harriers and AC, was second over the line in 19:04 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Tom BENTLEY (VM35-39) of Allen Valley Striders, was third over the line in 19:30.

Female placings:

Joanne LEE (VW40-44) of Tyne Bridge Harriers, was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:53 - 5th time in 15 appearances.

Kim BLUCK (VW45-49) of Tynedale Harriers & AC, was second (12th overall) over the line in 22:20 - was first to finish once before.

Charlie PINKNEY (VW45-49) of Tynedale Harriers & AC, was third (15th overall) over the line in 22:25.

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Kristan MCKENNA (VM35-39) – 77.50% for the time 17:29 (first overall).

Ian BROWN (VM60-64) – 75.15% for the time 21:32 (8th overall).

Alex LIENARD (JM10) – 74.96% for the time 22:42 (20th 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 Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 00:16:40 on 25th February 2017 (event number 16).

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 29 April Run Report

Our mini-marshals were back today, putting a smile on everyone’s face, despite the overcast morning. Luke and Molly brought their ‘motivational’ giant foam hand and (slightly smaller) toy dog to cheer on our runners, which spurred 52 of you on to personal bests! Well done all, and huge thanks to every one of today’s volunteers:

Jane and Johnny Buckingham, Grace Burn, Alison Carr, Steven Diboll, Linzi Ellender, Angela Ellins, Richard Heslop, Holly Kelleher, Joanne Lucking, Jane Morton, Rachael Maitland, John, Luke and Molly Page, Paul Robinson, Ruth Whiteside

This week 160 people ran, jogged and walked the course. 39 of you were first timers at Prudhoe Riverside, and 13 of you ran your first ever parkrun. We hope it’s the first of many!

We welcomed tourists from Leeds and Brighton, as well as 20 different north-east running clubs/groups. Thanks for making the trip to run with us today everyone.

Final mention today goes to Killian McCartney and Matt Hardcastle. Killian got in touch to tell us that Matt was running his 150th parkrun today, and that their run at Prudhoe Riverside means they’ve now run all of the north-east parkruns! Well done both of you; perhaps a small celebration is in order before you start on your next region?

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.

Don’t forget, if you’d like to volunteer next Saturday (with or without motivational props), please email us at prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com and, if you are running, #dfyb!

 

Male placings:
Andy Jonathan GREEN (VM50-54) of Tynedale Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 17:44 - 4th time in 7 appearances.
Hedley FLETCHER (VM40-44) of Blaydon Harriers and AC, was second over the line in 17:58 - was first to finish once before.
Alistair MAXWELL (SM20-24) of Tynedale Harriers & AC, was third over the line in 18:09.

Female placings:
Claire DAVIES (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (22nd overall) over the line in 22:25 - second time in 12 appearances.
Alison DENNIS (VW55-59) of Stocksfield Striders, was second (47th overall) over the line in 25:07.
Sacha WEEKS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (48th overall) over the line in 25:10.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Hedley FLETCHER (VM40-44) – 77.74% for the time 17:58 (second overall).
Chris JONES (VM60-64) – 77.02% for the time 20:49 (14th overall).
Luke SHEARS (JM15-17) – 74.49% for the time 18:41 (5th 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 Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 00:16:40 on 25th February 2017 (event number 16).
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 1,446 participants have completed 3,822 parkruns covering a total distance of 19,110 km, including 1,034 new Personal Bests.

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