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
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)
Dawn H – female first finisher 10 times!!
Josh Kidd and Matthew Downs – joint male finishers with 4 firsts each.
Female – Caroline Lambert at 18.50
Male – Greg Jayasuriya at 16.13
% Age graded record holder – Sharon Bulman 82.58%