Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 70 – 16th October 2021

I had a week off run report writing last week as while our runners and volunteers were just as awesome I was lacking in inspiration. However this week the inspiration is back.

Firstly we had 6 runners all wearing a parkrun 250 T shirt. Obviously that meant they had all run at least 250 parkruns. Amazingly they weren't together and it wasn't planned - definitely the most we've had in 1 week. Another unusual happening this week was that we had more females than males 28 vs 16 which was great to see.

We had another alphabet runner bagging his M for Marshall Drive (and travelling from Ponteland to run!)
A lively group of ladies from Ripon staying in Saltburn for the weekend had an action packed day planned.  Following parkrun, they were taking part in a surfing tournament, then beach cricket and ending with well deserved cocktails. However not mentioning any names at least one of the ladies was going to sneak off shopping instead of surfing.
Finally Laura ran with her mum Karen who is one of our regulars. Laura admirably ran the 5k as part of the 100k Stand Up To Cancer campaign.
We continue to have family members run / volunteer. We have sisters, brothers , fathers with sons/ daughters, mothers with sons/ daughters, grandads with grandsons, not to mention husbands and wives. Good to see that motivation runs through families.
Well done Jo for sorting out the results and well done to David for capturing our parkrun in action.

This week 46 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Andy MARSHALL • Paul WAUGH • Joanne MARSHALL • Jane GLASPER • Dawn HARRISON • Judith BRIDGETT • Pam BENNETT • Daniel HORNSEY • Malcolm PEGGS • Jacob MARSHALL • Sonia STOCKS • David STOCKS • Alan HARRISON

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 1,250 participants have completed 2,975 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,875 km, including 451 new Personal Bests. A total of 96 individuals have volunteered 820 times.

 

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 68 – 2nd October 2021

Well our popular little community parkrun attracted visitors from Derbyshire this week. They were staying in Saltburn. It’s great when our nearby little Victorian town is so much on the map.
We had some really strong young runners today. Our first finisher , William cruised past the finish with a PB. We had only two first timers so we had 33 locals.
We had one of our youngest volunteers today. Daniel helped support the runners down in the dip while his mum ran. He did a great job and wants to volunteer next week so it’s great to capture the youngsters. Thank you Daniel.
A big shout out to Billy who I discovered today only started running at 63. Well done for achieving a new PB this week Billy.
Well we certainly felt the chill of autumn today and the thermals came out ( for me anyway)
So see you next week and to finish thanks Pam and Gary for stepping in as volunteers this week. 
Well done to all who have ran other events today including the cross country at Acklam and of course the London Marathoners. It's great to see events coming back on the calendar, just remember parkrun is great training! If you have an event on a Sunday, why not take the opportunity to rest on the Saturday and volunteer instead - take a look at the roster for any roles we need filling.

This week 35 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 2 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Paul WAUGH • Joanne MARSHALL • Dawn HARRISON • Judith BRIDGETT • Pam BENNETT • Daniel HORNSEY • Malcolm PEGGS • Jacob MARSHALL • Sonia STOCKS • David STOCKS • Gary BEARD • Beth PEARSON • Colin PEARSON

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 1,225 participants have completed 2,900 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,500 km, including 440 new Personal Bests. A total of 96 individuals have volunteered 794 times.

 

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 67 – 25th September 2021

Well it was warm and welcoming at our awesome Marshall Drive parkrun this morning. We had 50 runners which was even more than Flatts Lane.
It’s lovely to see families coming along, either running together, supporting their family members running or volunteers cheering on their family.
There was some real team work amongst the group this morning. In the event of flattened batteries (mine!!) and phones refusing to scan (Marks) two runners stepped in to save the day. Thanks to them.
We had our usual visitors visiting from places as far away as Darlington, Leeds, Manchester and London.
Well a short one this week which my son will be pleased about. It only remains to wish Alan a happy holiday. See you all next week.

This week 50 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Andy MARSHALL • Paul WAUGH • Joanne MARSHALL • Paul Richard TIDY • Dawn HARRISON • Billy SUTHERLAND • Craig HOOS • Judith BRIDGETT • Malcolm PEGGS • Jacob MARSHALL • Sonia STOCKS • David STOCKS • Alan HARRISON • Mark SHORT

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 1,223 participants have completed 2,865 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,325 km, including 433 new Personal Bests. A total of 95 individuals have volunteered 781 times.

 

 

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 66 -18th September 2021

Well the alphabet parkrun was a first for me today. Three lovely ladies from Hartlepool are striving to complete a parkrun for every letter of the alphabet. Unfortunately only 2 out of 3 completed M for Marshall Drive. The third lady injured her ankle before they had even gone to the start line. Consequently she now has a fractured bone in her ankle. She was gutted and has promised to come back to complete ‘M’.

Half of our runners today were first timers. I think word of our small but perfectly formed parkrun is spreading. Our first finisher was a regular,  Joe Blackett . He was very proud and rightly so. I think we had our first buggy being pushed round the course today. I say pushed I think flying is a more appropriate word. The buggy contained a 3 and 5 year old who were unscathed at the end and happily went to play on the play area.
There were lots of GNR T shirts worn today. Well done to the runners wearing them.
Thank you to the helpful runners who walked the course to check it for us and one who ran and then became a barcode scanner. That extra help is very valuable. We had some very complimentary comments about our volunteers today which is always appreciated. We have a full roster for next week so Joanne hopefully can have a less stressful week. Thanks everybody and see you next time.
This week 39 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 2 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Paul WAUGH • Joanne MARSHALL • Jane GLASPER • Paul Richard TIDY • Elliot THURLAND • Judith BRIDGETT • Malcolm PEGGS • Sonia STOCKS • David STOCKS • Alan HARRISON • Mark SHORT • Beth PEARSON

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 1,205 participants have completed 2,815 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,075 km, including 424 new Personal Bests. A total of 94 individuals have volunteered 767 times.

 

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 65 – 11th September 2021

It was a different week for me at Marshall Drive as I'd persuaded Mark to make his debut as run director a couple of weeks early so that I could run. Not sure who was more nervous, but he did an awesome job (donning a very serious face throughout) and let's just say I made it across the finish line! I have enlisted the help of my son Jacob as timekeeper and he's done a great job (despite having to be there just gone 8 to help us set up), but try as I might he was not willing to knock a couple of minutes off my time!

It was lovely to welcome 13 first timers, the majority of them being visitors to the area, in particular the Ranson family who love parkrun so much they have a weekend away every week touring the different parkruns. We hope Marshall Drive features as one of your favourites.

So I told Judith I'd write a run report from a runners perspective and now I'm thinking 'why did I say that!' It was a hot morning but a lovely breeze helped push us up to the top post, the views coming down are always stunning. The big dipper is always tough and the finish line sprint hard, but the volunteers are so supportive and the achievement at the end makes it all worthwhile.

On a note of volunteers we are exceptionally lucky that we have 75% of our volunteer roles filled with non-runners, with such a small amount of runners each week we don't have the huge runner base that some of the local parkruns do, so it does make it difficult to fill the remaining roles. It would be good if each runner can think ahead and see if you can give up a Saturday morning parkrun every couple of months to volunteer. There are roles that can be done in addition to running such as this weekly run report, first timers brief (8.50 by the noticeboard) or 2nd scanner if you finish under 25 minutes. Please take a look at our volunteer roster and email marshalldrivehelpers@parkrun.com with the role, your barcode number and the date you can help us, believe me it is massively rewarding. Alternatively why not bring a volunteer to parkrun - persuade a friend, family member or neighbour to volunteer then you get to run.

This week 36 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Paul WAUGH • Joanne MARSHALL • Dawn HARRISON • Billy SUTHERLAND • David ALMOND • Judith BRIDGETT • Pam BENNETT • Daniel HORNSEY • Malcolm PEGGS • Jacob MARSHALL • Sonia STOCKS • David STOCKS • Alan HARRISON • Mark SHORT

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 1,185 participants have completed 2,776 parkruns covering a total distance of 13,880 km, including 422 new Personal Bests. A total of 93 individuals have volunteered 755 times.

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