Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 75 – 20th November 2021

As winter is fast approaching our visitors have dwindled, this led to a question - will parkrun stop the event if numbers are too low? Our answer is no, providing we have a full volunteer team.

We had only one first timer to our parkrun today. Paul came from Cheshire and is a member of Nantwich running club. I did a bit of research to learn that Paul’s running clubs’ philosophy is ‘Train don’t strain’ which was one of the principles of Arthur Lydiard who was one of the greatest running coaches of all time. I think Marshall Drive can go with that philisophy.

Talking of Marshall Drive we had another 50th birthday to celebrate. Lisa sporting some very jazzy leggings achieved a PB in addition to saying goodbye to her 40s. Enjoy your afternoon tea Lisa ( just one of the planned celebrations). I'm sure your dad (volunteer Alan) would have loved to join you but two weeks in Tenerife was calling. We also wish Pam a Happy 71st Birthday for Monday.

We had a strong junior presence this week. Katie completed her second week for her Duke of Edinburgh Award. She sampled bar code scanning and was very relieved that her mum completed the 4th lap!!! Daniel tail walked with Pam and Jess marshalled with me. Hats off to Erin and Andrew who ran the course. We missed Laurie who with great regret was isolating.

A couple of potential new volunteers came forward this week so look forward to you joining the gang.

Now the weather has turned cold please check Facebook or our website to ensure we are definitely on. We have to consider both the state of the course and the safety of volunteers and runners travelling to parkrun if the weather turns bad. We will post cancellations as early as possible.

See you all next week.

This week 27 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 2 were first timers and 2 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Paul WAUGH • Joanne MARSHALL • Jane GLASPER • Dawn HARRISON • Katie JOLLY • Judith BRIDGETT • Pam BENNETT • Daniel HORNSEY • Malcolm PEGGS • Sonia STOCKS • David STOCKS • Gary BEARD • Mark SHORT • Jessica BRITTON

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 1,285 participants have completed 3,128 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,640 km, including 472 new Personal Bests. A total of 99 individuals have volunteered 888 times.

 

 

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 74 – 13th November 2021

It was a week of celebrations this week and in the absence of run brief announcements, Judith and Sonia went to town with badges, banners and sashes to ensure everyone was aware of the celebrations. We had Daniel's 10th birthday, which was also his 10th week as volunteer, Beth's parkrun henrun, in advance of her wedding day on the 27th and Jane's 50th parkrun (amazingly Jane has also done 42 not parkruns during lockdown!) Not to mention the ever young RD Mark who celebrated his birthday earlier this week (oops sorry I was told not to mention that!)

We had visitors from Macclesfield and Flatts Lane (they will be back!) and another parkrunner doing all Yorkshire parkruns (he is enthusiastically working his way through the alphabet and has already done Z!)

It was nice to welcome Katie volunteering for her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award and will be great to have more volunteers joining us through the award. We also found we have a Gold award volunteer in our midst - Sonia visited Buckingham Palace to receive her award.

Just a reminder that we are running Christmas Day and New Years Day and will be looking for volunteers,  please email us at marshalldrivehelpers@parkrun.com with your barcode number if you're able to help. Also talking about Christmas if your printed barcode is looking a bit tatty why not invest in a wrist band - pop it on your Christmas wish list now plenty of variations on the parkrun shop.

This week 33 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Paul WAUGH • Joanne MARSHALL • Billy SUTHERLAND • Katie JOLLY • Craig HOOS • David ALMOND • Judith BRIDGETT • Daniel HORNSEY • Sonia STOCKS • David STOCKS • Alan HARRISON • Mark SHORT • Laurie SUTHERLAND

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 1,283 participants have completed 3,101 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,505 km, including 470 new Personal Bests. A total of 98 individuals have volunteered 874 times.

 

Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton – Event number 73 – 6th November 2021

Due to Dawn and Darren jetting off to Malaga to take part in the Malaga half marathon,  Paul kindly stepped in to do the course check. After he had picked up the rockets left over from bonfire night and wrestled with the container lock our loyal volunteers were ready to set up. Our runners had to endure very cold  blustery weather but it didn’t dampen their enthusiasm.

Richard staying locally from Manchester was greeted on the finish line by his mum and very excited little boy. An appreciative couple from Leeds, staying in Scarborough joined us as part of their ambition to complete every parkrun in Yorkshire.

A lively group from Middlesbrough came to join locals  Paul and Dianne to celebrate Dianne’s birthday. Dianne and her husband have been running buddies with them in Middlesbrough and plan to do the Middlesbrough 10k on Sunday. Dianne said running was Paul’s way of pampering and spoiling her on her birthday!! I m not so sure about that!!!

Well this weeks birthday has got us in the mood for next weeks celebrations. Do join us next week to help celebrate one of our youngest volunteers (Daniel) 10th birthday, one of our regulars (Jane) 50th run and not to mention one of our volunteers (Beth) fast approaching nuptials!!! Just to end on Alan’s quote regarding Beth’s up and coming wedding. ‘ You can’t always be happy!!!’

A reminder that we are parkrunning on both Christmas Day and New Years Day - 9am start we are on the lookout for volunteers for both days. See you next week.

This week 34 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Ella TOWERS • Paul WAUGH • Joanne MARSHALL • Billy SUTHERLAND • Tracy MOOR • David ALMOND • Judith BRIDGETT • Malcolm PEGGS • Sonia STOCKS • David STOCKS • Alan HARRISON • 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 1,275 participants have completed 3,068 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,340 km, including 465 new Personal Bests. A total of 97 individuals have volunteered 859 times.

 

New Year

We can confirm that we will be parkrunning on New Years Day, join us at 9am at Marshall Drive

 

Christmas

We can confirm that we will be parkrunning on Christmas Day, join us at 9am at Marshall Drive

 

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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