Sorry all but tomorrow’s parkrun is cancelled. The path is very icy and this won’t disappear overnight. Your parkrun team has made the early call so you can hopefully make alternative plans. Please pass this news around.
Many thanks to everyone who brought along food donations to our Santa Run. Everything was very gratefully received today by Sunderland foodbank . We hope to inform you shortly of exactly how much was donated and how many people that will provide for.
We would like to make this a more regular donation through 2018. Look out for more news in the coming weeks.
A reminder it is our Santa Run this Saturday and we will be doing a collection for our local food bank. In addition to what was previous posted, they would also like long life fruit juice, pasta sauce and cans of tuna. Since the food bank collection is closed over Christmas, we will only be able to drop things off first thing in the New Year (just in case you were thinking of donating Christmas items).
Our annual Santa Run will be on December 23rd and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible wearing your favourite festive outfits to run, jog, walk, volunteer. This year we will be collecting items for the local food bank. Currently, they particularly need tinned fruit (400g), tea bags (80s), dried pasta (500g), UHT milk (1L), breakfast cereals. They have plenty of beans and sugar. Please bring what you can.
There might have been 95 other parkrun cancellations this weekend, but despite having to cancel for the last 2 weeks due to frost/ice, whilst it was definitely very cold, the course was bone dry and we were good to go ahead. Thank you to our amazing volunteers, one or two were trying out new roles and everyone did a sterling job, thank you.
Perhaps expecting another cancellation, or maybe the duvet was just too warm and comfy against the chill of outside, numbers were down this week compared to usual, with 112 finishers. This made for a nice little present for those of us who were there, with a lot of us finishing a good 50-100 places higher than we would normally.
We had 5! new joiners to the 50 milestone club. We knew about 3 but looking at the results, congratulations to Dean Robertson, David Innes, Stephen Bovill, Ruth Turner and to Jo Dowsett who not only joined the 50 club, but who also got a new PB and broke the 30 minute barrier too, what a morning! Congratulations to you all.
This week 112 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:
Ruth HENDERSON • Jane NIVEN • George William HURST • Anthony PARRY • John AITKEN • Roger MOORE • Judith HENDERSON • Nicholas GORDON • Bill GORDON • Martin BALDRIDGE • Linda DODSWORTH • Paul THOMPSON • David ARKLEY • Lesley ADAMS • Susie DOWSETT • Henry ROBSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sunderland parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Liam TAYLOR who recorded a time of 15:26 on 6th August 2011 (event number 90).
The female record is held by Aly DIXON who recorded a time of 16:46 on 9th February 2013 (event number 165).
The Age Grade course record is held by Aly DIXON who recorded 89.37% (16:56) on 2nd September 2017 (event number 403).
Sunderland parkrun started on 10th October 2009. Since then 5,440 participants have completed 53,284 parkruns covering a total distance of 266,420 km, including 8,961 new Personal Bests.