Prudhoe Riverside Run Report 17 Feb 2018

The sun was shining, and no sign of ice (for a change) as Run Director Michael Boaden welcomed 171 parkrunners to Prudhoe Riverside this morning, including parkrun tourists from Surbiton, Clapham, Ormskirk and York.

14 of today’s 27 first timers completed their first ever parkrun, and 38 parkrunners recorded new Personal Bests, including our very own Run Director Richard Heslop, who’s been chasing a new PB for a while! Excellent practice for keeping one trail shoe ahead of the dwarves on the Duergar Nightcrawler run on the Simonside Hills next Saturday night. Well done to all who took part today, and good luck to everyone running the Nightcrawler with Hezzy next weekend.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Joanne LUCKING • Mel REED • Jane MORTON • Michael, Helen and Jack BOADEN • Jason ROBSON • Emma CROWLEY • Paul ROBINSON • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Amanda FLETCHER • Janine CALKIN • Paul REVILL • Nicola MACLEAN • Jackie CAVE • Jack COLLINSON • Claire KNOWLES • Emma TALLET

No milestones this week, but we celebrate two next weekend, when we’ll reach 50,000km run since Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started, and someone will cross the line as our 10,000th parkrunner. It could be you! See you 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 2,655 participants have completed 9,967 parkruns covering a total distance of 49,835 km, including 2,335 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 10 February 2018 Run Report

Last night’s frost was already thawing as Run Director Helen and her set-up team turned out just after dawn to check the course. After breaking up the icy puddles at the finish line, deploying regular volunteer Melanie, to warn parkrunners of the icy patch beyond the pumping station, and the Lawrence family to warn everyone about the muddy downhill, Helen declared the course ‘match fit.’

Using the new megaphone, Helen made herself heard above the regular Saturday morning canine chorus, to warn everyone of the course hazards and, on the dot of 9am, 152 of you set off to run, jog and walk the course. 17 of today’s 36 first timers were running their first ever parkrun and, despite the extremely muddy conditions round the back of the Spetchells, 16 of you also recorded new Personal Bests. Well done to everyone.

We welcomed parkrun tourists from Leeds, Milton Keynes, Darlington, Catterick and Carrickfergus; altogether representatives of 20 different clubs took part, including several members of Tyne Bridge Harriers (possibly ticking Prudhoe Riverside off on their club’s parkrun challenge). Welcome all, hope you enjoyed the mud!

Thanks to this week’s hi-viz heroes:

Joanne LUCKING • David and Daniel BUFFHAM • Jane MORTON • Michael, Jack and Helen BOADEN • Kath ROTHWELL • Lisa DOUGLAS • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • John and Luke PAGE • Janine CALKIN • Jennifer BURN • Nicola MACLEAN • Jackie CAVE • Edward and Mark LAWRENCE • Jack COLLINSON

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 2,628 participants have completed 9,796 parkruns covering a total distance of 48,980 km, including 2,297 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 3rd February 2018 Run Report

Any threat of a cancellation was put to bed by an early morning course inspection, which meant that 'hardcore' volunteers had to get out of bed to ensure the event could go ahead. Hi-Viz Heroes indeed!

It was something of a first for me this morning, in all my fifty plus volunteer stints, I'd never marshalled on the course until today. I donned my hiz-viz, wrapped a lanyard and radio (you get a walkie-talkie!) around my neck, and sauntered up to my spot, accompanied by photographer extraordinaire Janine, who staked out her first 'camera trap' a little further up from me.

Even on this cold (the role definitely requires hat and gloves most of the year), grey, and slightly damp morning I was allowed a moment to appreciate the natural beauty of our course, hard to believe there's a village, a town and industrial estate all within a mile of where I was standing. I was soon snapped out of my reverie, and actually heard the shout that started the parkrun (nice one Micky), shortly followed by the leaders thundering around the corner.

I can understand why some people love marshalling so much, I mean, it's not as good as timekeeping, but it brought home how many faces I've come to recognise since I became a Run Director. And I got to cheer you all on, and even remembered some of your names, even if my patter of 'well done, nice one, good running, nearly there' was a bit below par!

It certainly didn't look like there was 174 participants today, but the results don't lie, 36 of you were first timers (come back anytime), 32 of you picked up new PB's (get in there) and we had a visit from Ponteland Runners, including our old friend Miv who used to own the Corner Cafe. Big shout out to Helen O'Neil who was back parkrunning just a week after having a baby!
Well done (I'm at it again) to Prudhoe Riverside regular Sasha Weeks who completed her 50th parkrun today, hopefully you'll be sporting your t shirt before you get to 100.

I'll be back on the volunteer roster next week, if you wish to join the heroic ranks, just drop an email with your barcode number to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com and don't forget we've got a junior parkrun at 9am every Sunday morning too - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside-juniors/

Have a beltah week!

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 2,592 participants have completed 9,644 parkruns covering a total distance of 48,220 km, including 2,281 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 27 January Run Report

Local running club Stocksfield Striders came out in force to takeover the volunteer roster today, as a start to their 10th Birthday celebrations. The weather was kind to them, and today’s 154 runners, joggers and walkers, with the temperature in positive figures for once (if a bit on the breezy side).

Strider Danny Gilholme, who loves a good selfie, managed to persuade one of today’s parkrunners to take a photo of volunteer team, looking windswept at the end of today’s event. You can check it out on our Facebook page, along with this week’s run photos, taken by resident photographer Janine Calkin, who’s thankfully back to full fitness (so no more blurred efforts like those taken by other event team members recently)!

16 of today’s parkrunners were first timers, with nine running their first ever parkrun. 26 of you recorded new Personal Bests, including Prudhoe Riverside parkrun core team member, and Stocksfield Strider, Tony Brown. Well done to everyone.

Congratulations also to regular Prudhoe Riverside parkrunner Kay French, who earned her 50th parkrun milestone t-shirt today!

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

David REED • Julian BATES • Ian BROWN • Lyn BROWN • Philip HINDMARSH • Paul GRIFFIN • Jane MORTON • Maria HINDMARSH • Anna HALSTEAD • David LEAT • Lisa LEWINS • Kevin WEBBER • Danny GILHOLME • Nicola NICHOLSON • Nina HALSTEAD • Angela NEWSOME • Janine CALKIN • Karen STOREY • Andrew RUSSELL • Jackie CAVE • Jack COLLINSON • Claire KNOWLES

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 2,556 participants have completed 9,470 parkruns covering a total distance of 47,350 km, including 2,249 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 13th January 2018 Run Report

It was a slightly damp course that greeted us this Saturday, a welcome reprieve from the previous week's mud, and the first Friday night in a month that our Event Director has slept, without worrying about early morning course inspections and ice cancellations.

A couple of milestones were reached within our runners. Congratulations to Paul ROXBURGH who joined the 50 club, and Jason BROOKER who ran his 50th Prudhoe parkrun. This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

Our usual photographer, Janine, was felled with flu and a some last minute roster shuffling left Holly with marshal and photographer duties courtesy of her iphone. Apologies to some of our faster runners, we have lots of photographs of your trainers exiting stage right. Get Well Soon Janine, we need you back!

Thankfully our other volunteers turned in stellar performances, with a few new faces joining our High Viz Hero ranks. If you haven't volunteered yet, please think about joining our squad. The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Harry MATTHEWS • Joanne LUCKING • Mel REED • Stephanie JORYSZ • Jenni WHITTAKER • Holly KELLEHER • Helen BOADEN • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Jed DEVLIN • Angela ELLINS • Jayne CUSKERN • Georgia VILLALOBOS • Nicola MACLEAN • Jack COLLINSON

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) (except we all know it was Stacey) 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 2,540 participants have completed 9,316 parkruns covering a total distance of 46,580 km, including 2,223 new Personal Bests.

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