Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough
Event number 326
13th October 2018
Hi everyone. Can I start off by saying a massive thank you to all of our volunteers who stepped up to the mark this morning and made the run happen. As you may be aware the roster was looking a bit sparse towards the end of the week but never fear our amazing running community came together to make sure everyone had a safe one. Ensuring we have sufficient people to fill all of the roles is the hardest part of being a Run Director, so if you are able to help out in the coming weeks please let us know.
And can I say another thank you to our hardy set up team. The weather was pretty grim at the park first thing but Fred and Kenny donned the waterproofs to join me in marking out the course, clearing the leaves and broken branches. They also stay late to put it all back again ready for next week. These guys together with Alan and others are there week in week out to sort out the course. We really don't take it for granted and are very grateful.
Thankfully the dark clouds cleared for 9am and our runners were off along the course, dodging the puddles and fallen trees. We had several first timers and visitors and also regular Stewart parkrunners celebrating milestones. It was nice to see Glen JOHNSON running his 51st parkrun (not an official milestone but her forgot to mention it last week), Rob POYNTER running his 100th and fellow RD Sarah DONNELLY also hitting her century (after a rather heavy night out I might add). Edward HOSKINS and Paul FOX smashed their 150th run and dark horse Dave SMITH was doing run 250 - Wow!!! I have just noticed that Zoe GILDER completed her 50th parkrun with her first ever visit to Stewart Park - thanks for choosing us to help you celebrate Zoe.
I know lots of you are doing special runs tomorrow so very best of luck wherever you are. A special mention to Alison STROANDER running her first marathon in York as well as regular Stewart parkrunners Lindsey SCOTT, Craig LIGHTFOOT and Andy SHAW also doing the full 26.2 miles. You are all heros.
Anyway have a great week everyone. Sam is in charge on Saturday so remember your barcodes (she isn't as soft as me) and please do volunteer if you can. Look out for sone news in the coming days about our Halloween parkrun. I have given you plenty of notice so there is plenty of time to sort out your outfits.
This week 222 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Nicola PEARSON • Craig LIGHTFOOT • Julie MCGRATH • Clare WHITTAMORE • Jessica SIMPSON • Mike KNOX • Kenny SALKELD • Jon TAPPER • Fred FORTH • Carolyn GALE • Geoff SIMPSON • Alison STROANDER • Julie LOWRIE • Lucy TAPPER • Molly TAPPER • Leah DONNELLY • Ruby DONNELLY • Sean DONNELLY • John CAMPBELL • Geoff BROWN • Kirsty CATTERSON • Lindsey SCOTT • Jacob SMETHURST • Andrew HARRIS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough Results Page.
The male record is held by Gregory JAYASURIYA who recorded a time of 15:48 on 13th February 2016 (event number 188).
The female record is held by Josephine STONE who recorded a time of 18:21 on 21st January 2017 (event number 237).
The Age Grade course record is held by Gabrielle HALL who recorded 88.37% (20:30) on 7th February 2015 (event number 136).
Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough started on 7th July 2012. Since then 8,577 participants have completed 77,801 parkruns covering a total distance of 389,005 km, including 13,368 new Personal Bests.