The rain and windy conditions last night didn’t bode well for our second birthday celebration this morning, because, let’s face it, no-one likes soggy birthday cake!
Luckily things improved by early morning and parkrun course checker, and honorary event team hound, Lola the Border collie, reported conditions were leafy, muddy and a bit slippy in places (at least we think that’s what the barking meant). It was definitely a ‘don’t wear white socks’ morning.
This week 183 of you ran, jogged and walked the course to celebrate our second birthday. Six of you were running your first ever parkrun, amongst the 34 Prudhoe Riverside first timers and the 28 of you who recorded new Personal Bests. Well done to all of you, hope you had a great morning.
Representatives of 25 different clubs took part, and we welcomed tourists from Albert parkrun in Middlesbrough. Iain, today’s pacer, has now completed 468 parkruns, and visited 70 different venues. Fellow Albert parkrunner, Ann Jeffery, is counting down (or up) to her 250th, and kindly offered to write a guest run-report for our birthday, so you get double the news this week!
We were also joined for the first time by a team from Branch End Surgery, in Stocksfield, which recently became an official parkrun practice. Well done all, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Celebrating a milestone of her own today, on our anniversary parkrun, was Sophie Elizabeth Wright (JW15-17) who earned her ‘10’ t-shirt on her first visit to Prudhoe Riverside. Congratulations Sophie, hope you got some cake at the end!
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Iain G HALL • Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Ann JEFFERY • Philip HINDMARSH • Jane MORTON • Louise NEWTON • Katharine RUSSELL • Holly KELLEHER • Philip LATHAM • Paul ROBINSON • Tony BROWN • Helen BOADEN • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Haydn WEYMES • Ellie BROWN • Janine CALKIN • Claire DAVIES • Alex FONT • Alexandra HUGHES • Claire KNOWLES
Last, but by no means least, we are pleased to announce that we’ll soon have a place on the riverside for that post-parkrun cake or sarnie and cuppa, when the Tyne Riverside café finally reopens. We’ll keep you posted on the opening date, but we’re assured it’ll be before the Christmas mince pieces are cracked open, so watch this space!
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 3,663 participants have completed 15,666 parkruns covering a total distance of 78,330 km, including 3,540 new Personal Bests.