Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Run Report 19 May 2018

You know it’s going to be a warm one when you have to apply sunscreen before going out at 7.30am to set the parkrun course up, but at least it turned out nice for the big event (and I don’t mean the one happening at Windsor)! We did have a good show of red, white and blue, but this was Washington Running Club’s colours, rather than wedding bunting, as they descended en-masse to celebrate club member Alan Lowery’s 50th parkrun. Congratulations Alan: hope you all enjoyed the course, and the cupcakes after...

This week 168 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part. Prudhoe Riverside parkrun event team member Melanie Elliott was one of the 49 celebrating Personal Bests today. Her delight at running a sub-38 parkrun was, however, eclipsed by her delight at not being lapped by first finisher Jack Boaden! Well done to everyone who ran, jogged or walked today, especially to those taking part for the first time. Come back and see us again soon.

Of course, we couldn’t do it without our hi-vis heroes, who this week were:
Joanne LUCKING • Jane MORTON • Angela NEWSOME • Amanda FLETCHER • Lisa NAPIER • Janine CALKIN • Jill HARLAND • Claire DAVIES • Jennifer BURN • Nicola MACLEAN • Jessica BEATTIE • Steven FINNIE • Mary BLANDEN • Marzena MARZEC • Stephen LEONARD • Alexandra HUGHES • Steven HART • Paul BROWN • Joshua BROWN • Phillipa KIMBERLEY

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

The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 16:14 on 21st October 2017 (event number 50).
The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
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 2,997 participants have completed 11,868 parkruns covering a total distance of 59,340 km, including 2,764 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun #76 – 12/05/18

What a beautiful morning we had down on our pretty little riverside course, of whom 35 of you were first timers and 57 recorded new PBs - well done!

Representatives of 22 different clubs took part including a visit from the Running Ninjas (lovely to see you all again) and tourists from Queensbury Running Club (the highest running club in England, probably) in Bradford and also Doncaster Athletics Club, we hope you all enjoyed our parkrun and hope to see you again.

Also wishing the ‘ninjured’ Ninja a speedy recovery, well done for getting out there and completing the course, at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you run, walk or crawl as long as you get your well-deserved token at the end!

Congratulations to Dawn ROXBURGH on getting your 50 – well done and welcome to the 50 club.

I would just like to point out that our barcode scanners are not strong enough to scan your barcode from mobiles sadly, so please make sure you print off your barcode, or even better… invest in a wristband or card from the parkrun website, a worthy investment I assure you and saves you fumbling for your barcode when you get over the finish line.

This week’s event was made possible by our awesome volunteers, all 15 of you:

Joanne LUCKING • Joanne MURPHY • Peter MURPHY • Stuart INGLEDEW • Paul ROBINSON • Melanie ELLIOTT • Richard HESLOP • Jed DEVLIN • Janine CALKIN • Nicola MACLEAN • Jackie CAVE • Sarah BECK • Anne JONES • Claire KNOWLES • Joshua BROWN

Should you wish to join their ranks, please send a message with your barcode number to - prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

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

The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 16:14 on 21st October 2017 (event number 50).
The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mark MCNALLY who recorded 86.37% (20:25) on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 2,970 participants have completed 11,700 parkruns covering a total distance of 58,500 km, including 2,721 new Personal Bests.

THANK YOU

Last but not least – No barcode No time No exception!

#dfybc

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun #75 – 05/05/18

This week saw me actually running the parkrun! Much to the astonishment of my fellow parkrunners! Only another 39 to go before my 50 T-shirt!!! So this gave me an ideal opportunity to see my fellow parkrunners out there doing their thing around the chalk hills, the ones that I could catch that is! Lovely to see so many families out running together, and also the cheery marshalls spurring you on, it really helps so thank you for volunteering, you are all awesome!

What a beautiful morning we had too down on our pretty little riverside course, and it bought 195 of us out to enjoy the sunshine! 36 of you were first timers and 58 of you recorded new PBs (WOW!), representatives of 22 different clubs took part and tourists from Liverpool and Cornwall gave us a visit, also visitors from Ormskirk who are working their way through parkrun alphabet, great idea and visitors from London too, we hope you all enjoyed our course and hope to see you again.

We do seem to have had a problem with dogs off leads and jumping up at people, so please if you are bringing your dog to parkrun to either run with you or to spectate, please can you make sure they are kept on a lead it would be most appreciated, some people are just not comfortable around dogs and they can be a serious trip hazard.

Also when you are participating in the parkrun, it’s a great achievement to just complete 1 round of the chalk hills, never mind 2! However, can I please ask that if you are NOT completing the full course – please do not cross the finish line as our time keepers will give you a time and this then mucks up the results processing, thank you for your understanding.

Which then leads me to our wonderful volunteers, all 18 of you without who the event would not go ahead:

Joanne LUCKING • James SMITH • Hayley PHILLIPSON • Stuart INGLEDEW • Nicola NICHOLSON • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Howard BUCKINGHAM • Richard HESLOP • Kay FRENCH • Janine CALKIN • Jennifer BURN • Billy MAITLAND • Victoria STRASSHEIM • Nicola MACLEAN • Jackie CAVE • Sarah BECK • Alexandra HUGHES • Joshua BROWN

THANK YOU

You too could be a hi-viz hero by simply emailing your barcode to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

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

The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 16:14 on 21st October 2017 (event number 50).

The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).

The Age Grade course record is held by Mark MCNALLY who recorded 86.37% (20:25) on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 2,935 participants have completed 11,506 parkruns covering a total distance of 57,530 km, including 2,664 new Personal Bests. Should you wish to join their ranks, please send a message with your barcode number to - prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

Last but not least – No barcode No time No exception!

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Run Report 28 April 2018

Despite the return to slightly chillier weather, we had a bumper turnout this morning, as 203 of you joined us to run, jog and walk the course. We also celebrated a birthday, as some of the ‘This Girl Parkruns North East’ crew, led by Emma Crowley (resplendent in pink cape), came along to celebrate their first anniversary! Now almost 600 strong, the group supports its members in achieving their goals, be it to walk, jog or run one mile or 100, and, judging by the post-parkrun picnic, shares a love of cake only matched by that of the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun event team!

Today we were joined by 42 first timers, with 18 people taking part in their first ever parkrun, and witnessed a bumper crop of new Personal Bests, including one of our very own Run Directors. Volunteering to barcode scan AFTER you’ve parkrun is Richard Heslop’s top tip for achieving a PB! Of course, fellow Stocksfield Striders Katharine Russell, Andrew Moore, Paul Griffin and Danny Gilholme all achieved a PB today without the threat of a queue of parkrunners waiting for them at the finish line… as did the other 55 of you who achieved a PB (just saying, Hezzy)! Well done to everyone who took part today.

Of course, Richard was just one of this week’s hi-viz heroes. Our thanks this week go to:
Lyn BROWN • Joanne LUCKING • Ruth WHITESIDE • Jane MORTON • Michael BOADEN • Holly KELLEHER • Tony BROWN • Amanda KENNON • Helen BOADEN • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Janine CALKIN • Billy MAITLAND • Victoria STRASSHEIM • Nicola MACLEAN • Sarah BECK • Alexandra HUGHES • Claire KNOWLES • Joshua BROWN

Last, but by no means least, we celebrated a few milestones too. Congratulations to Alexandra Hughes (JW15-17) on finishing her tenth parkrun, and to Rose Todhunter and Gee Robinson, who qualified for their ‘50’ milestone t-shirts.

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 male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 16:14 on 21st October 2017 (event number 50).
The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mark MCNALLY who recorded 86.37% (20:25) on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 2,899 participants have completed 11,311 parkruns covering a total distance of 56,555 km, including 2,606 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Run Report 21 April 2018

I don’t usually talk about myself in the run report because, frankly, I’m not that interesting, but today was a special day for me, so I hope you’ll indulge me. Today, when crossing the finish line as tailwalker, I would reach a personal milestone of 25 parkruns and 50 stints as a parkrun volunteer. No milestone t-shirt for either, but I proudly wore my ‘25 volunteer’ one. What those stats tell you is that, for me, volunteering on a Saturday morning is 100% more satisfying than actually running the 5km! And here’s why:

As we set off at 9am I met mum and daughter, Helen and Olivia, at the back of the crowd of 150 parkrunners. Olivia is five years old and had decided that today she would complete her first parkrun (having tried a couple of times before). We walked a bit and ran a bit, listening for the miles to ‘beep’ on Helen’s watch. We found out we all love pizza, and macaroni cheese, and agreed that ketchup, not brown sauce, goes best on sausage sandwiches. At the end of lap 1, the question was asked ‘are we going round again?’ The big cheer from the marshals made up Olivia’s mind, and on we went. On lap 2 legs were getting tired, but Olivia’s motto is ‘never give up’ and we weren’t going to. Dandelions were picked, photos were taken, and, after just over an hour, we jogged down the hill to the finish, to big cheers from the lovely runners and volunteers who waited to congratulate a very determined little girl. Olivia got her first ever finish token, proudly handed volunteer Michael her barcode to scan and announced she’d be back in two weeks, before heading off for that sausage sandwich!

There are many reasons for volunteering, but the chance to be in at the start of someone else’s parkrun journey is a pretty good one. Can you think of a better start to a Saturday morning?

If you’d like to help out next week (or any week) please get in touch with us at prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

Thank you all of today’s wonderful hi-viz heroes:

Joanne LUCKING • Brendon JACKSON • Jane MORTON • Michael BOADEN • Jack BOADEN • Anna HALSTEAD • Isabel HALSTEAD • Peter METCALFE • Alexander METCALFE • Beth FRASER • Danny GILHOLME • Nina HALSTEAD • Helen BOADEN • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Janine CALKIN • Angela ELLINS • Ashleigh YOUNG • Nicola MACLEAN • Alexandra HUGHES • Joshua BROWN • Phillipa KIMBERLEY

This week 151 people ran, jogged and walked the course, including 22 making their Prudhoe Riverside debut; six of which joined Olivia in completing their first ever parkrun. 29 recorded new Personal Bests and we welcomed visitors from Cornwall, North Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Well done to each and every one 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 male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 16:14 on 21st October 2017 (event number 50).
The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mark MCNALLY who recorded 86.37% (20:25) on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 2,857 participants have completed 11,108 parkruns covering a total distance of 55,540 km, including 2,546 new Personal Bests.

 

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