Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton is cancelled on 2020-12-05 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 57 – 14th March 2020

Well Marshall Drive Brotton parkrun continues to be attended by awesome runners and volunteers. 38 attended this week on what turned out to be not quite as icy cold as previous Saturdays. There was some real determination this morning particularly as runners picked up speed as they approached the finish line. As a result 12 PB’s were smashed.

We had 10 runners visiting us for the first time including visitors from Leicestershire, Whitley Bay and Leeds. All are very complimentary about what a sociable parkrun it is. That is so very true as many runners stay back chatting to each other afterwards. On that note our resident photographer David  has made a photo book to celebrate our first parkrun year. Many stayed back to look at it today. The book will be available to view over the next few weeks so please take the time to look at it. You will see many familiar faces in it. Thanks David.

Just a heads up on the current position on COVID-19 and the implications for parkrun events. The overall strategic position is that where specifically recommended or required by health organisations , governments or landowners parkrun events will be closed. Watch this page for regular updates, but hopefully see you next week.

This week 38 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Paul WAUGH • Joanne MARSHALL • Jane GLASPER • Graham D PALMER • David ALMOND • Judith BRIDGETT • Pam BENNETT • Malcolm PEGGS • Sonia STOCKS • David STOCKS • Amy CAMPBELL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton Results Page.

The female record is held by Caroline LAMBERT who recorded a time of 18:50 on 9th November 2019 (event number 37).
The male record is held by Gregory JAYASURIYA who recorded a time of 16:13 on 28th December 2019 (event number 45).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon BULMAN who recorded 82.58% (19:25) on 2nd March 2019 (event number 2).

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton started on 23rd February 2019. Since then 1,052 participants have completed 2,418 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,090 km, including 368 new Personal Bests. A total of 89 individuals have volunteered 659 times.

 

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 56 – 7th March 2020

Well International Women’s Day was truly celebrated at Marshall Drive parkrun this week. The local ladies and several visitors clad in their purple turned out to run the course with pride. Talking of local ladies we welcomed back Hazel who for various reasons hasn’t been for a few months. We thought at one point she was going to lose her pants. However she managed to hang on to them and has reignited her passion for parkrun. See you next week Hazel.

Ray and his wife visited today accompanied by Penny the knitted cow! To explain, Ray’s wife was cheering him round the course clutching his parkrun mascot which she has knitted. The significance of the cow is when park runners attend 20 different park runs they are entitled to join the parkrun Facebook tourist group page. It is a way of identifying UK tourists and merchandise can be bought with the cow logo on it. Apparently Penny goes to every parkrun with Ray.

We had some delightful youngsters accompanying a parent this week. Esme ran with her Dad, Zara volunteered with her mum and Isabel watched her mum run the course. Well done girls. Also big shout out to Finley who ran with his mum who was tail walking. Always great to see the youngsters become involved.

So to summarise 12 first timers, 4 PB’s and and visitors from Darlington , South Shields and Yarm. Shout out to Christine for stepping in as photographer in David’s absence.

Just a reminder that if you missed our 1st anniversary take the time to read our achievements that Pam has kindly typed up for us. Have a good week and see you next Saturday.

This week 38 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Paul WAUGH • Maria SLEIGHT • Joanne MARSHALL • Graham D PALMER • Zara SLEIGHT • David ALMOND • Judith BRIDGETT • Malcolm PEGGS • Mark SHORT • Beth PEARSON • Rachel TYSOE • Christine ORMEROD

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton Results Page.

The female record is held by Caroline LAMBERT who recorded a time of 18:50 on 9th November 2019 (event number 37).
The male record is held by Gregory JAYASURIYA who recorded a time of 16:13 on 28th December 2019 (event number 45).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon BULMAN who recorded 82.58% (19:25) on 2nd March 2019 (event number 2).

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton started on 23rd February 2019. Since then 1,042 participants have completed 2,380 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,900 km, including 356 new Personal Bests. A total of 89 individuals have volunteered 648 times.

 

Marshall Drive, Brotton parkrun – 1st Anniversary 22nd February 2020

These are the comments from our runners that were displayed on our anniversary achievement/highlight bunting;

One of only 187 parkruns that held events on both Christmas Day and New Years Day – ( there are 687 parkruns)

Achievements posted by runners and volunteers:

Learning all the parkrun roles and being Event Director, and part of a great team at the most amazing parkrun.

The best week was when me and my brother both smashed our PB’s by over a minute in the same week!  Clare B.

My achievement is getting round!! Nick

Being challenged every week to beat my PB and having something to aim for. Mike B.

Made new friends. Mally.

Relaying the Leeds Building Society Gold Baton from Wythenshawe Parkrun to Cusworth Hall Parkrun

Running our 150th Parkrun at Morecambe Prom

Running 100 different Parkrun locations and joining the Cowell Club

Volunteering as run report writer at 25 different Parkrun locations

My PB this year is my best achievement … so far!  Pam

I am volunteering in an event that benefits my home town of Brotton. Judith

For me the Parkrun is not only about running, it’s about being out in the open air, having fun with other fantastic like-minded people.

I’ve taken part over 100 times and enjoyed every run, walk and crawl! Happy First Birthday, Marshall Drive Parkrun, Brotton.

Jane’s achievements:-  Running up hill – walking very fast – (super-speedy tailwalking!) – Getting faster – never been a runner but do 5k here most weeks.

I have made a whole new group of Parkrun friends. Judith.

My greatest achievement is improving my time from 35 mins to 28 mins! Buzzing! Adam

The Parkrun has given my dad the opportunity to be a volunteer – he enjoys being involved. Dawn H.

Completing the Course, improving my time and meeting friendly volunteers every week. Tracy

My achievement is running the course with the encouragement and support of volunteers. Dawn Mc.

Completed my first ever Parkrun here at Marshall Drive, Brotton

Turning up at 8.00 am, setting up and watching what our runners achieve, especially those that have not run before. Paul

Turning up is an achievement for me! Mark

Watching Pam every week and seeing her slowly improving her time. She is an inspiration. Sonia

Happy 1st Birthday, Marshall Drive Parkrun. J

Actually getting involved as a volunteer is my achievement. David

Marshall Drive parkrun really helped me train for the Great North Run 2019. It was the best feeling ever when I was able to jog the whole course without stopping!  Clare B.

The support team of volunteers at Marshall Drive are the best. Pam

Facebook posts and comments:         

30th March 2019 - Made yet another parkrun today after injury, at Brotton for the first time. Really good course and has to be the friendliest I’ve ever done. Marshalls, slower and faster runners all taking the time to encourage each other. Well done to all involved. I will be back!!  (A quote from a soon to be member of our volunteer 25 club (injury got the better of him))

Very enjoyable parkrun this morning, with friendly volunteers. I really recommend it so don’t be fooled by it being a 4-lapper, it’s a really fun and challenging course. Thanks for the great photos too!

Thank you all for being so friendly and welcoming to two visitors – great course!

Another fabulous event today. Lovely friendly Marshalls (as always) great chat with ED, small but all- encompassing group of participants.

Loved visiting Marshall Drive Parkrun this morning, Great course and fantastic Marshalls, thank you.

Right on my doorstep-  really appreciate the encouragement from volunteers. Dawn H

Statistics:

83 individual volunteers

10 volunteers reached their 25 volunteering milestones

3 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Volunteers

Over 1,000 runners, joggers or walkers have run over 2,200 Parkruns at Marshall Drive!

Most Marshall Drive Runs – Female Runner

Pam! 41 runs and 8 volunteering

A massive 10 minute improvement on week 1.

Most Marshall Drive Runs – Male Runner:

Adam – 41 runs

A massive 7.5 mins improvement

Runners with Commitment:

Tracy – 38 at Marshall Drive plus volunteered 7 times

4 minute improvement on run time

Dawn M. 30 at Marshall Drive and volunteered 5 times.

3 minute improvement on run time

Dawn H. 29 runs at Marshall Drive and volunteered 2 times.

3 Minute improvement on run time.

Volunteers with Commitment:

Paul –        51 times

David S  -  48 times

Mally -        47 times

Sonia -       46 times

Alan-          37 times

Joanne -    42 times (+ 4 months pre launch)

 

First Finishers

Dawn H – female first finisher 10 times!!

Josh Kidd and Matthew Downs – joint male finishers with 4 firsts each.

 

Record Holders:

Female – Caroline Lambert at 18.50

Male – Greg Jayasuriya at 16.13

% Age graded record holder – Sharon Bulman 82.58%

 

 

 

 

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 55 – 29th February 2020

There was a bit of Leap Year leaping going on this week but didn’t hear any marriage proposals from any of the ladies! Well done to this weeks RD Steve who was going from Brotton to celebrate leap year by running the leaptrot at Albert Park.

So our last February parkrun was muddy and cold but the rain held off. Still the first timers keep coming to give Marshall Drive a go. We had 9 including the Essex girls and visitors from Edinburgh, Durham and Hornsea. We also had some local first timers including Paul’s daughter Sally who completed the run in the not so white trainers she set off in! Jack looked like being first finisher if he hadn’t had to stop to sort his laces out 3 times!

I had my own personal moment of glory, I achieved my 25th volunteer credit finally. It would have come sooner if I hadn’t needed a 6 week secondment in James Cook mid year! Hopefully my 50th will come quicker! So it just remains to say well done to our hardy runners and volunteers. A regular said to me “It doesn’t get any easier!” See you next week for #thisgirlcan. Have a good week.

This week 35 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Steven KING • Paul WAUGH • Joanne MARSHALL • Jane GLASPER • Dawn MCGOVERN • Judith BRIDGETT • Malcolm PEGGS • Sonia STOCKS • David STOCKS • Mark SHORT • Amy CAMPBELL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton Results Page.

The female record is held by Caroline LAMBERT who recorded a time of 18:50 on 9th November 2019 (event number 37). The male record is held by Gregory JAYASURIYA who recorded a time of 16:13 on 28th December 2019 (event number 45). The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon BULMAN who recorded 82.58% (19:25) on 2nd March 2019 (event number 2).

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton started on 23rd February 2019. Since then 1,030 participants have completed 2,342 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,710 km, including 352 new Personal Bests. A total of 85 individuals have volunteered 636 times.

 

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 54 – 22nd February 2020

Well we are officially one year old. Marshall Drive Brotton parkrun has gone from strength to strength over the last twelve months due to great team work and continuing support from the many volunteers and runners who join us every week.

Despite the freezing wind and muddy field  our celebrations were enjoyed by all. Cheerleaders and cakes at the end are quite a motivator! Running the course in reverse prompted a few to comment that they found it a bit easier! We’ll take their word for it!

We had John and Helen from Lincoln visiting us. They were clocking up their 105th different parkrun. They came armed with their own laminated  achievement bunting celebrating their parkrun journey. They even got roped in to help us display ours.

In all the excitement we forgot to mention that Andrew was running his 50th parkrun, well done. Now all the Marshall family (well the running members of it) have done 50 parkruns!

It was very heart-warming to read all the achievements (great idea of yours Joanne) and it hits home what a difference that hour on a Saturday morning makes to some peoples lives. On a personal note it’s my favourite hour of the week.

So it just remains to say thanks to all those who turned up early to set up the new course, helped with the bunting, provided cakes and especially all that turned up to celebrate with us. May Marshall Drive parkrun continue to thrive and put Brotton on the map.

The next celebration will be International Women's Day on 7th March - more details to follow, but we've already got a roster with more men than women!

This week 69 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Ella TOWERS • Paul WAUGH • Joanne MARSHALL • Tracy MOOR • Graham D PALMER • Judith BRIDGETT • Malcolm PEGGS • Sonia STOCKS • David STOCKS • Mark SHORT • Amy CAMPBELL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton Results Page.

The female record is held by Caroline LAMBERT who recorded a time of 18:50 on 9th November 2019 (event number 37).
The male record is held by Gregory JAYASURIYA who recorded a time of 16:13 on 28th December 2019 (event number 45).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon BULMAN who recorded 82.58% (19:25) on 2nd March 2019 (event number 2).

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton started on 23rd February 2019. Since then 1,019 participants have completed 2,307 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,535 km, including 349 new Personal Bests. A total of 85 individuals have volunteered 625 times.

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