International Women’s Day

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun will be joining together with other parkrun's all over the world to celebrate International Women's Day by hosting a special event on Saturday 7th March 2020, ahead of International Women's Day the following day.

Parkrun, in partnership with This Girl Can, have launched a special campaign which aims to break down many participation barriers faced by women and girls.  At our celebratory event we will be showing our support by encouraging as many women and girls as possible to participate as walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers.  It really doesn't matter how fit you are or whether you run, walk or volunteer.  We welcome all.  To show our support the suggested parkun code of dress on the day is PURPLE.

We would love you to join in the celebrations by bringing along a female friend, colleague or family member and walking, jogging, running or volunteering.  You could even just come along to cheer all the participants on or just come and watch and maybe have a coffee with our friendly team in Cafe Bertorelli's post event.

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday 7th March. Continue reading

 

Newbie participants

At this Saturday's event (6th January) we will have a few friendly volunteers who will run / walk alongside anyone who is new to parkrun and wants to take their first steps in running.  Parkrun is a free event and open to anyone regardless of ability.  We'd like to help break down barriers & fears and help folks get out and do a parkrun in a fun, friendly and welcoming way.  It really doesn't matter how slow you are or what you look like, it's about participation and getting active.  Our volunteers are a friendly, supportive bunch.  If you fancy giving it a go register your details with parkrun at:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

Print out your unique barcode and bring it with you on the day.  We meet on the Promenade near Bertorelli's at 8:40am for a 9am start.

 

 

New Years Day Double 2018

Quick reminder about the parkrun double with our friends and neighbours at Druridge Bay tomorrow.  Newbiggin will start at 9am and Druridge Bay at 10:30am.  If you've not been to Newbiggin before there's parking at the Maritime Centre, NE64 6DB and Newbiggin Leisure Centre, NE64 6HG.  The new public toilets on Front Street will be open from 8:30am (in front of the Town Square to the side of the new council offices). The Endeavour cafe is opening at 9am if anyone needs to grab a takeaway coffee before heading to Druridge.  It takes approximately 20 minutes to get between the 2 venues and the best route is to head north from Newbiggin on the A1068.  For those using satnav the postcode for Druridge Bay Country Park is NE61 5BX.  We hope you enjoy this rare opportunity to do 2 parkruns (both counting) in one day. See you there 

 

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun 25/11/2017

********ADVANCE WARNING!!!*****
As you're probably aware our hill section has been having a makeover this week. Unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions the hardcore / gravel will not be laid until next week now. We cannot use the hill section as it is now.
We do not want to cancel the event so are going to change the course slightly, hence the advance warning. At the end of the Prom folks will have to make their way along the sand or grass track to the steps at Needles Eye. This will make it very tough. If you're up for a challenge and like a bit fun this may well suit you. If you're looking to chase down a PB or want an easier run then you may want to reconsider and head to Druridge or one of the Newcastle parkrun's.
We hope some of you may relish the challenge. Our sincerest apologies. Our new hill section will be ready to try out the following week on Saturday 2nd December.
Whatever you decide to do have a fab parkrun.
Thanks for bearing with us.
The Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun Team

 

Run Report, event #6, 18/11/2017

This week 77 people ran, jogged and walked the Promenade in cool but sunny conditions here at Newbiggin. We welcomed 39 first timers and parkrun tourists from Durham, Tees Barrage and Reading. Representatives from 13 different clubs took part.

Well done to the 15 participants that recorded new Personal Bests. Thank you Jeff Henderson for choosing Newbiggin to run your 331st parkrun and Alister Robson for completing your 239th at today's event. Well done to everyone who took part today. A special mention to Gill BHATTACHARYYA; your tremendous efforts at Newbiggin have been inspiring.

Today's results can be viewed at: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/newbigginbythesea/…/latestresults/

 

Male Placings:
1 Joe WREN, 18:33, Blyth RC
2 Michael TAGGART, 19:12
3 Ben WILLCOX, 19:58, North Shields Poly AC

 

Female Placings:
1 Jacqueline PROUSE, 24:44, Alnwick Harriers
2 Claire MASON, 27:34, Blyth RC
3 Gemma ANDERSON, 28:37

 

Many thanks to today's volunteers for making parkrun possible:

 

Peter MAYLIA • Rick SMITH • Antonia HOBBS • Julie CARR • Andrew COBB • Laura JOBSON • Jane GRIFFITH • Ian CAMPBELL • Juliet JOHNSON • Tony COTA • Lauren COBB • Ann BIRCHALL • Bill HEDLEY • Ian DOBSON • Jack COTA • Maureen CARR

We still need a few volunteers over the next couple of weeks. If you can help in any way please mail our friendly team at: newbigginbytheseahelpers@parkrun.com

 

We hope you enjoyed today's event and look forward to seeing you soon.
Many thanks
The Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun Team

 

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun started on 14th October 2017. Since then 493 participants have completed 704 parkruns covering a total distance of 3,520 km, including 117 new Personal Bests

 

New Years Day parkrun (double)

We can now confirm that Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun will host an extra event on New Years Day as part of a double with Druridge Bay parkrun.  It will be possible to do both events on the same day (both counting) as Newbiggin will start at 9am and Druridge Bay at 10:30am.  This is the only time of year that this can happen.

Many thanks to our parkrun friends at Druridge Bay for your kind collaboration to make this happen!

#newyearsday

 

 

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun
Event #5
11 November 2017

This week 129 people ran, jogged and walked a scenic and sunny course here at Newbiggin. We welcomed tourists from Holme Pierreport (NOTTS), Handsworth (BIRMINGHAM) and High Wycome (BUCKS). Representatives from 23 different clubs took part. It was also great to see some of the local parkrun family from the Rising Sun parkrun.

Well done to the 66 first timers and the 35 folks who recorded new Personal Bests. One parkrun milestone today; well done Keith HATTON of Evenwood Road Runners on completing your 50th parkrun and thanks you Bernie HILL for running your 324th parkrun here at Newbiggin.

 

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun Results Page.

 

Male placings:
1 Kurt HERON, Ashington Hirst RC, 16:12
2 Ellis HETHERINGTON, Blyth RC, 17:08
3 Justine JANUSZEWSKI, Tyne Bridge Harriers, 18:21

 

Female Placings:
1 Amelia SHORT, Tyne Bridge Harriers, 23:47
2 Sue CHICKEN, Holme Pierreport, 24:37
3 Helen RAMSDEN, 25:05

 

Age Grade
1 Kurt HERON, 16:12, 80.04%
2 Carole DAVISON, 31:07, 76.54%
3 Ellis HETHERINGTON, 17:08, 75.29%

 

Many thanks to the 17 volunteers who made today's run possible:

 

Peter MAYLIA • Helen Amanda MORRIS • David ASQUITH • Julie CARR • Jane GRIFFITH • David RUNCIMAN • Juliet JOHNSON • Kathleen PROUSE • Tony COTA • Ann BIRCHALL • David GREGORY • Bill HEDLEY • Ian DOBSON • Jack COTA • Maureen CARR • Katie GRAHAM

 

It's volunteers that make parkrun happen and your help is much appreciated. We're always on the lookout for volunteers. If you can help now and again please mail:
newbigginbytheseahelpers@parkrun.com
Let us know your name, barcode number, the roles you enjoy doing and the day's you can help. The volunteer roles are very straightforward and fun!

 

We hope you all enjoyed today's event and hope to welcome you again soon.

 

Many thanks,
The Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun Team

 

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun started on 14th October 2017. Since then 454 participants have completed 627 parkruns covering a total distance of 3,135 km, including 102 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report, event #4, 04/11/2017

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun
Event number 4
04 November 2017

This week 120 people ran, jogged and walked the course here on the Promenade at Newbiggin; of whom 67 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives from 22 different clubs took part.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun Results Page:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/newbigginbythesea/…/latestresults/

 

Well done to everyone who participated at today's event. Thank you Allen MULLISS for choosing Newbiggin-by-the-Sea to run your 386th parkrun. Well done Kurt HERON for knocking 21 seconds off your last time to set a new course record of 16:08.

 

Male placings:
Kurt HERON, Ashington Hirst RC, 16:08
Joe WREN, Blyth RC, 18:44
David BARKER, Alnwick Harriers, 19:35

 

Female placings:
Sandra WATSON, Blyth RC, 23:39
Amelia SHORT (JW11-14), Tyne Bridge Harriers, 24:05
Angela KIRTLEY, Gateshead Harriers & AC, 24:11

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Kurt HERON, 16:08, 80.37%
Russell DICKINSON-DEAN, 19:40, 75.59%
John TOLLITT, 20:12, 75.41%

 

A big thank you to the 18 volunteers who made this morning's parkrun happen:

 

Peter MAYLIA • Adam ROWE • Claire WYNARCZYK • Dave KITCHING • Julie CARR • Jane GRIFFITH • David RUNCIMAN • Julie COWELL • Ian CAMPBELL • Elaine BROWN • Clare DOUGLAS • Tony COTA • Paula BALL • Ann BIRCHALL • Bill HEDLEY • Ray SNELL • Ian DOBSON

 

We're still on the lookout for volunteers for next weeks event. If you can help please mail:
newbigginbytheseahelpers@parkrun.com
Let us know your name, barcode number, the roles you enjoy doing and the day's you can help. The volunteer roles are very straightforward and fun!

 

We hope you all enjoyed today's event and hope to welcome you again soon.

 

Many thanks,
The Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun Team

 

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun started on 14th October 2017. Since then 387 participants have completed 498 parkruns covering a total distance of 2,490 km, including 67 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report, event #3, 28/10/2017

Well done to the 64 people who ran, jogged and walked a blustery Promenade here at Newbiggin this morning. We welcomed 46 first timers, representatives from 17 different clubs and parkrun tourists from Leeds, Stainland and Worcester.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun Results Page: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/newbigginbythesea/…/latestresults/

Male placings: Mark SNOWBALL (SM25-29) of Morpeth Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 18:54 - first time in 2 appearances. Joe WREN (JM15-17) of Blyth RC, was second over the line in 19:12. David BARKER (VM40-44) of Alnwick Harriers, was third over the line in 19:19.

 

Female placings: Kirstin FARQUHAR (VW45-49) of Crook and District AC, was first (7th overall) over the line in 21:40 - first appearance. Amelia SHORT (JW11-14) of Tyne Bridge Harriers, was second (20th overall) over the line in 24:18. Sally MCGREGOR (VW40-44) of Stainland Lions RC, was third (31st overall) over the line in 27:42.

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by: Kirstin FARQUHAR (VW45-49) – 76.46% for the time 21:40 (7th overall). David STAINTHORPE (VM40-44) – 72.70% for the time 19:21 (4th overall). David BARKER (VM40-44) – 70.66% for the time 19:19 (third overall).

 

Also well done to the 13 participants who recorded new PB's and junior parkrunner Thomas Barnes on achieving the milestone 10 event's t-shirt. A special mention to Jeff Henderson who completed his 328th parkrun at today's event and then ran the course again to complete a freedom parkrun.

 

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:
Iain Geoffrey SINGER • Peter MAYLIA • Joanne SEAGO • Antonia HOBBS • Rachael JOHNSON • Ian MACKENZIE • Jane GRIFFITH • Julie COWELL • Juliet JOHNSON • Richard BORROWDALE • Ann BIRCHALL • Bill HEDLEY • Ray SNELL • Maureen CARR • Paul COWELL

 

It's volunteers that make parkrun happen and if you'd like to join our friendly team here at Newbiggin and help out now and again please mail: newbigginbytheseahelpers@parkrun.com

 

Let us know your name, barcode number, the roles you enjoy doing and the day's you can help. We hope you all enjoyed today's event and hope to welcome you again soon.

 

Many thanks,
The Newbiggin-by-the-Sea parkrun Team

 
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