Gibside parkrun Event number 178 6th January 2018

In Case of Emergency

If you haven't printed out a barcode for while, you may not have one with your emergency contact details on. If you're not sure if your emergency contact details are up to date, please take a moment to review your profile. Simply sign into your account at the link below and click on 'update'.

https://www.parkrun.com/signin/

Barcodes, apricot and donations

Not spent all your Christmas money in the January sales? How about purchasing a shiny new plastic barcode from our official supplier https://parkrun-barcode.com.
From as little as £3.96 you can get a credit card sized robust barcode that won't disintegrate in soggy sweaty pockets. Prices include delivery, so they really are a bargain. The wrist bands are also handy for popping on if you go for a run alone as they have your emergency contact details on too.

If you've got a bit more Christmas money, what about some parkrun apricot? Sales of these products helps to secure the future of the free milestone t-shirts. https://parkrun.shop

Don't want more stuff? What about making a small donation to your local event? Initial start up funding provides us with all the kit we need, but over time things get worn out or used (first aid kit) and need replacing. Simply visit the 'about us' section of the event website you want to donate to. All donations go directly to the event. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/gibside/aboutus/

This week's stats

Today's event was made possible by 17 awesome volunteers:

John LAVENDER • Tony COLEBY • Tracy BOWERS • Jack PELLEW • Helen GUY • Kirsty TRISTRAM • Richard WALTERS • Michelle WOOD • Paul WOOD • Paul FEELEY • Nigel CROWE • Victoria THOMAS • Sarah RICHARDSON • Henry THOMAS • Elijah WALTERS • Claire NICHOLSON • Chloe TRISTRAM

If you'd like to see your name up in lights, why not drop us an email (Gibsidehelpers@parkrun.com) about volunteering? All roles are really easy, and you'll be shown how it all works by one of our Run Directors. We currently have over 1600 people registered with Gibside as their home run. If each one of these people volunteered just once per year, our roster would be filled more than twice over!

This week 49 hardy parkrunners ran, jogged and walked the course at Gibside. We had 10 people completing their first run with us, of whom 3 completed their first ever parkrun. We hope to see you all back soon. 7 parkrunners recorded new Gibside Personal Bests and representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

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

Gibside parkrun started on 22nd February 2014. Since then 3,263 participants have completed 11,472 parkruns covering a total distance of 57,360 km (more than once round the earth!), including 2,269 new Personal Bests.

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year parkrunners. Following the festive dip in participation, January will generally see a boost in runners. Some of you may be getting back into it after not having done a parkrun for ages. Others will be doing a parkrun for the very first time.

So what do you need to know?

Remember to bring a printed barcode with you. We can't accept barcodes on phones or any other electronic device. If you need to print another one, you can follow these instructions to find yours: https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200038762-How-do-I-find-my-barcode-

If you're completing your first parkrun or are running at a new event, please make sure you arrive in plenty of time to attend the new runners briefing. This will usually happen at some point between 8.45 and 8.55 depending on the event. The briefing will explain the course, what happens at the finish, when you'll need your barcode and is your chance to ask any questions.

You can walk, run or jog at your own pace. We have a tail walker every week to make sure nobody is last.

A few ground rules to ensure you and runners around you are kept safe

  • Runners under the age of 11 must be within arms reach of an adult at all times during the run.
  • Dogs running with you must be kept on a short lead and under control. One dog per runner only.
  • Runners with buggies are welcome. Check in advance that the course is suitable for your buggy. You may want to contact the event team in advance to confirm.
  • Running with a buggy and a dog together is not permitted.
  • You may carry a child around the course whilst walking only. Running whilst carrying a child is not permitted.

If you have any general parkrun queries, check out our support site https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us

Finally, don't forget it's run not a race. Be nice to the other runners and be especially nice to the amazing volunteers who have made the event possible.

Happy parkrunning!

 

Festive arrangements 2017

Christmas Day and New Years Day are the only days where events can hold additional runs to our usual Saturdays. Unfortunately as the Gibside grounds are closed on both of these days, we are unable to hold additional events.

Events have until the 12th of December to declare their intention to hold Christmas or New Years Day runs. Check out which events have declared already: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

The start times of the runs can also vary on both Christmas and New Years Day, so please check the start time on the event's website. New Years Day is the only day where you can officially log two parkruns on the same day. Any second runs recorded on Christmas Day will automatically be deleted.

We will still be running as normal on the 23rd and 30th of December. Don't forget your Santa hats for the 23rd!

 

Gibside parkrun Event number 168 21st October 2017

Fortunately Storm Brian didn't appear making way for a perfect autumnal morning for 70 parkrunners. Well done everyone the results should be with you shortly. Big shout out for our fantastic group of volunteers from DVRC our friendly local running club. https://derwentvalleyrunningclub.co.uk/

This week 70 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Tony ROBSON • Bernadette SALMON • Lesley GREGORY • Kirsty ROBSON • Peter STOREY • Claire KNOX • Ethan STOREY • Megan WILLIAMS • Chris MORRIS • Jemma WOOLLEY • Kate O'HAGAN

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

Male placings:
Lewis MCCONNELL (JM15-17) of Birtley AC, was first over the line in 19:03 - 9th time in 37 appearances.
Richard HARRISON (VM35-39) of Run Eat Sleep - South Shields, was second over the line in 19:39.
John S DONNEKY (VM35-39) of Derwentside AC, was third over the line in 20:31 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Letha WHITHAM (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:55 - second time in 2 appearances.
Bernie GIBSON (VW50-54) of Derwent Valley Running Club, was second (15th overall) over the line in 22:54 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.
Ellen JEFFREYS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (16th overall) over the line in 23:14.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Bernie GIBSON (VW50-54) – 74.09% for the time 22:54 (15th overall).
Lewis MCCONNELL (JM15-17) – 71.92% for the time 19:03 (first overall).
Ian BECKINGHAM (VM50-54) – 71.59% for the time 21:07 (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 3,086 participants have completed 10,670 parkruns covering a total distance of 53,350 km, including 2,153 new Personal Bests.

 

Gibside parkrun Event number 165 30th September 2017

This week 80 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers courtesy of the fantastically friendly Derwent Valley Running Club (DVRC):

Tony ROBSON • Louise WICKS • Lesley GREGORY • Kirsty ROBSON • Richard WALTERS • Bernie GIBSON • Nick BELCHER • Gillian BELCHER • Beth RAMSDEN • Chris DUNN • Mike LEONARD • Tarryn LAKE
Saturday's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Gibside parkrun Results Page.
Male placings:
Peter BRAY (SM20-24) of Manchester and District Orienteering Club, was first over the line in 18:19 - first appearance.
Nathan HOWE (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:38.
Joe HILLIER (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 21:04.
Female placings:
Dawn CRANSTON (VW35-39) of Tyne Bridge Harriers, was first (6th overall) over the line in 22:24 - first time in 2 appearances.
Heather CROWE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 24:56 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Bethany DUFFY (SW18-19) of DH Runners, was third (20th overall) over the line in 25:45.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jan OLIVER (VW60-64) – 72.10% for the time 27:18 (32nd overall).
Peter BRAY (SM20-24) – 70.43% for the time 18:19 (first overall).
Dawn CRANSTON (VW35-39) – 66.74% for the time 22:24 (6th 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 3,026 participants have completed 10,435 parkruns covering a total distance of 52,175 km, including 2,116 new Personal Bests.