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.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 20 October 2018 Run Report

The weather this Saturday was ‘slightly’ less damp than last week, thankfully, and the sun came out to welcome the 154 of you who ran, jogged and walked the course. 18 parkrunners joined us for the first time, including six you running your first ever parkrun. 28 of you recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 14 north east clubs took part this week. Welcome and well done to you all.

Only one milestone run this week: you’d almost think we’d planned it (we didn’t) so we could shine the spotlight on one of our own. Michael Boaden, one of Prudhoe Riverside’s Run Directors, completed his 100th parkrun on Saturday. Well done Michael - the rest of us have a bit of catching up to do! You can have your cake next week (see below).

Thanks also for some lovely feedback on our Facebook page from Prudhoe Riverside first timer, and Wakefield Thornes parkrun regular, Matt Yates. Glad you enjoyed your visit Matt, come back and see us soon.

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that this week was our 99th event – meaning that Prudhoe Riverside’s 100th parkrun will take place next Saturday, which also happens to be the closest Saturday to Hallowe’en. So, in the time honoured tradition, we will be encouraging both the wearing of fancy dress, and the eating of cake in celebration. Please feel free to come dressed in your Hallowe’en finery (it’s optional of course, ‘normal’ running kit is welcome too), and we’ll provide the cake at the finish line!

Some of next week’s hi-viz heroes are already planning their outfits. So, if our lovely marshals and finish funnel helpers look slightly less ‘alive’ than normal, don’t worry, there will be the usual enthusiastic support, and parkrun music mix from Richard and Haydn at the pumping station!

This week’s 18, non-scary, and very wonderful, volunteers were:

Joanne LUCKING • Lalage BROWN • Richard WEYMES • Sam SYERS • Jane MORTON • Holly KELLEHER • Helen BOADEN • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Haydn WEYMES • Billy MAITLAND • Nicola MACLEAN • Alan MITCHELL • Jane ROBINSON • Marzena MARZEC • Alexandra HUGHES • Samantha EDWARDS • Jen CAIRNS

See you all for spooky 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 3,575 participants have completed 15,155 parkruns covering a total distance of 75,775 km, including 3,479 new Personal Bests.

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