Gibside parkrun Event number 163 16th September 2017

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Volunteer takeover weeks

Next weekend we are welcoming local This Girl Can group This Girl parkruns North East. They are going to be taking over all of our volunteer spots with the support of Run Director Tony Robson. If you'd like to find out more, check out their Facebook group -

The following week (30th September) is our regular monthly volunteer takeover from Derwent Valley Running Club. If you're local and interested in joining this friendly club, then just have a word with one of the volunteers on the day.

If you are part of a local running club or group we'd love you to all come along and do a volunteer takeover week. We can provide the Run Director for the day, who is there to give any training needed for the technical bits and knows all about the ins and outs of the event. It's loads of fun and you all get to wear a very fetching hi-viz vest. Just drop us an email if you're interested -

This weeks stats

This week 109 people ran, jogged and walked the course at Gibside, of whom 34 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

John LAVENDER • Fred GUY • Stephen SLEE • Matthew Tristan HARDCASTLE • Nick HOWELL • Iona HOWELL • Helen GUY • David SHIPMAN • Jemma MILNE • Rachel PEUTHERER • Michelle WOOD • Paul WOOD • Rachel FORSTER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Gibside parkrun Results Page.

Female placings:
Natalie BATEY (SW30-34) of Tyne & Wear Fire Brigade Sports & Social Club, was first (4th overall) over the line in 20:52 - 4th time in 7 appearances.
Jennifer BATEY (SW25-29) of Blaydon Harriers and AC, was second (18th overall) over the line in 24:01.
Felicity SMITH (VW40-44) of Elswick Harriers, was third (20th overall) over the line in 24:12 - was first to finish once before.

Male placings:
Jake DORMAN (JM15-17) of Tyne Bridge Harriers, was first over the line in 18:44 - second time in 2 appearances.
Mark TOWARD (SM25-29) of Tyne Bridge Harriers, was second over the line in 20:04 - was first to finish once before.
Finlay DORMAN (JM11-14) of Tyne Bridge Harriers, was third over the line in 20:46.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jake DORMAN (JM15-17) – 74.29% for the time 18:44 (first overall).
Liam FRIEL (VM55-59) – 73.92% for the time 21:09 (5th overall).
Natalie BATEY (SW30-34) – 71.09% for the time 20:52 (4th overall).

The male record is held by Daniel JENKIN who recorded a time of 16:44 on 3rd May 2014 (event number 11).
The female record is held by Lauren DAVIES-BECKETT who recorded a time of 19:25 on 2nd August 2014 (event number 23).
The Age Grade course record is held by Erin KEELER - CLARKE who recorded 83.72% (19:52) on 13th August 2016 (event number 112).

Gibside parkrun started on 22nd February 2014. Since then 2,948 participants have completed 10,190 parkruns covering a total distance of 50,950 km, including 2,071 new Personal Bests.