Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 17 November 2018 Run Report

We start this week with a friendly warning to parkrunners who park in the overflow car park: please don’t linger too long in your car after you’ve finished parkrunning.

Owing to the Run Director dashing to get the results done before cross-country at Aykley Heads, and a core team member distracted by his phone as he sat in his car, the latter ended up being locked in behind the barrier this morning. This could happen to you, and no-one wants to spend a week on the riverside, waiting for parkrun to come around again. PS, if you are passing, could you drop in some chocolate doughnuts to keep him going until next Saturday…

This week 149 of you ran, jogged and walked the course. 13 of you were first timers, with four people completing their first ever parkrun. A fantastic 33 Personal Bests were recorded this morning, and representatives of 15 different clubs took part. Well done to everyone who took part this morning. Congratulations also to Mark McNally of Elswick Harriers, who completed his 50th parkrun today

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Lesley Anne REED • David REED • Joanne LUCKING • Craig SAMS • Richard WEYMES • Philip HINDMARSH • Annie RUSSELL • Jane MORTON • Maria HINDMARSH • Neil PARK • John CHILTON • Melanie ELLIOTT • Becky DAWSON • Richard HESLOP • Haydn WEYMES • Jennifer MCDONALD • Marzena MARZEC • Alexandra HUGHES • Charlie DOWNING

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 3,676 participants have completed 15,815 parkruns covering a total distance of 79,075 km, including 3,573 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 2nd Birthday Visitor’s Report

Well, Saturday Morning’s just aren’t the same anymore, thank goodness to parkrun.

Not a Saturday Morning lie in. Alarm set for 6am with 5 of us leaving at 7:15am from Middlesbrough to arrive at Prudhoe Riverside parkrun for our first time.

We have been visiting different parkrun venues throughout the North East & Yorkshire with only a few more to do.

Free Parking and Toilets were welcome at Riverside Park after an hours traveling.

The Event Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Marshall’s and locals gave us a very warm welcome. The bonus was it was Prudhoe parkrun’s 2nd Birthday Event and the Celebration Cake was huge, certainly enough to share with 183 finishers.

The conditions looked to be as good as they’ll get, for the 2nd week in November. The Course is 2 Laps trail surface and mostly flat with only little undulations. My partner Iain Hall was the Volunteer Pacer aiming for 25:00 minutes. Think he was disappointed with his official time 25:01 lol.

Prudhoe parkrun is an event we’ll all certainly return to.

It ticks all the boxes for an around perfect parkrun. Well Done Team Prudhoe parkrun.

Ann Jeffery

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Second Birthday Run Report 10 November 2018

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.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun #101 – 03/11/18

Wow what a turnout we had down at Prudhoe Riverside this morning 223 of you to be precise! 40 of you were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests, this included representatives of 20 different clubs who took part. The weather was very kind to us this morning and course conditions were just right.

We had a surprise hen party outing for our very own Maxine Lewis who was visiting to tail walk totally unaware she was going to be hijacked and adorned in white with a whole load of hens to help her around the course! Wishing you all the very best Maxine.

I owe a huge apology to Katy Murphy who I gave a shout out to for her 50th …… birthday I assumed (incorrectly!!) as when she ran past I realised my mistake and it was her 50th parkrun – oops! Well done on your milestone run Katy.

We also had tourists visiting us from Harrogate for Mike Kaye’s 100th parkrun so a big well done to you and thank you all for visiting us, hope to see you all again.

Next weekend will be our 2nd birthday so I hope you will all come along and help us celebrate, I am pretty sure there will be cake!

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Maria HINDMARSH • Katharine RUSSELL • Peter METCALFE • Alexander METCALFE • Maxine J LEWIS • Jenni SMITH • Lisa NAPIER • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Nicola MACLEAN • Marzena MARZEC • Tracy WARHURST-WALKER • Alexandra HUGHES • Phillipa KIMBERLEY • Jen CAIRNS

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 3,629 participants have completed 15,483 parkruns covering a total distance of 77,415 km, including 3,512 new Personal Bests.

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

THANK YOU

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

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun #100 – 28 October 2018 Run Report

So, we ordered cake and fine weather to celebrate Prudhoe Riverside’s 100th parkrun event, but unfortunately the latter didn’t arrive in time (as I write this at 1pm there is beautiful blue sky and sunshine outside). However, the horizontal sleet, followed by some proper snow, didn’t deter the intrepid band of volunteers, dressed in their Hallowe’en best, from cheering on the hardy 105 of you who turned out to run, jog and walk the course this morning (many also in fancy dress)! 14 of you were visiting us for the first time, and we welcomed two first time parkrunners – you certainly picked a challenging day for it. Five of you recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 13 different clubs took part. Well done to everyone, and congratulations to Debbie Shears of Blaydon Harriers, who was the 100th finisher at our 100th event.

Today’s RD, Jane, would like to send her apologies to our milestone runners and tourists this morning. In her hurry to not have everyone hanging around too long in the bad weather, her excitement at it being our 100th event, and her failing attempts to keep her witch’s hat on, she completely forgot to give a shout out to you all...

So, belated congratulations to Christine Burns and Sarah Gibson, who both earned their 50 milestone t-shirts, and to one of our regular volunteers, Mel Reed, who celebrated his 100th parkrun this morning. Welcome also to our visitors from Gorseinon (that’s near Swansea), Farnham (Surrey) and from Stubbington Green Runners (that’s between Portsmouth and Southampton). Prudhoe Riverside parkrun – not just improving your health, but also improving your knowledge of geography. You’ll all be thanking me at the next parkrun fundraising quiz night!

Please remember, we rely on volunteers week in, week out, and have a wonderful group of regulars. However, they do like to parkrun too, so please, if you’ve not volunteered before, think about giving up a run one Saturday and volunteering instead. You can contact us at prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com – full training will given, we promise you’ll enjoy it and there might even be cake!

This week’s 20 hi-viz heroes were:
Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Alison HABEBI • Jane MORTON • Katharine RUSSELL • Holly KELLEHER • Paul ROBINSON • Donna MAUGHAN • Tony BROWN • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • John PAGE • Lisa NAPIER • Janine CALKIN • Alison DENNIS • Karen STOREY • Nicola MACLEAN • Gemma FINNIE • Meghan NAPIER • Marzena MARZEC

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 3,589 participants have completed 15,260 parkruns covering a total distance of 76,300 km, including 3,484 new Personal Bests.

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