Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 9th November 2019 Run Report

Winter is here…

Or it certainly felt like it this morning, took me half an hour to get out of bed after the alarm went off. Prudhoe wasn’t subject to the same unfortunate cancelations as both Newcastle parkruns, Blackhill, and Durham. Which was surprising considering there was a Boaden running the show. If you know...you know.

Despite the low temperatures, it certainly didn’t deter hardy parkrunners, as 162 of you rocked up to tackle our course. Maybe it was the cancelations, maybe it was the fact it was pacer week, or maybe it was because it was Prudhoe Riverside parkruns THIRD BIRTHDAY!!! Whoo-hoo! Thank you to everyone who’s come to see us, been a regular runner, or volunteer over the last three years, we like to think we’ve got something a bit different and special here at Prudhoe. And we don’t just mean certain members of the Core Team.
It was a bit disappointing that the Run Director didn’t sing Happy Birthday mind, I mean, what’s the point of having such a wonderful PA system if it isn’t fully utilised?

Anyway, there were 20 first timers this morning and 12 new Personal Bests achieved, good going considering it was a bit claggy around the back of the course. The whole thing wouldn’t be possible without these wonderful, wonderful people:

Graham YATES • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Paul RAFFERTY • Michael BOADEN • Kirsten JOHNSON • Michael WRIGHT • Holly KELLEHER • Danny GILHOLME • Paul ROBINSON • Tony BROWN • Helen BOADEN • Haydn WEYMES • Billy MAITLAND • Nicola MACLEAN • Victoria LANCASTER • Simon HEAL • Gillian TAIT • Paul TAIT • Paul SMITH • Donna BRENNAN • Robin BERKLEY

If you were just visiting today, we hope you’re back soon, half the time there’s cake at the end other than no reason than...well...cake! And if you want to be part of our Saturday morning crew and don the hi-viz, just check the roster - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ - and comment on our facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/prudhoeriversideparkrun/ - with your barcode number or drop an email to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

Thank you to everyone who brought a donation for Feeding Families over the last two weeks. This may be something we’re doing again next week, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

I think that’ll do for now, hopefully I got everything there. Have an excellent week and we’ll be back next Saturday! #dfybc

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Unknown (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 15:58 on 30th June 2018 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mark MCNALLY who recorded 87.64% (20:22) on 19th May 2018 (event number 77).
Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 4,872 participants have completed 24,105 parkruns covering a total distance of 120,525 km, including 5,040 new Personal Bests. A total of 452 individuals have volunteered 2,925 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 12th October 2019

Event number 149 - report by Holly (co-Event Director)

There were some strange goings on this week at Prudhoe Riverside parkrun. Confession – this is partly my fault. I celebrated a big birthday this weekend (it had a zero on the end) which coincided with my 50th parkrun milestone, thanks to the team giving me 10 weeks off for good behaviour. I suggested some celebrations of cake, and maybe a bit of bubbly… however I forgot how excitable they are at Prudhoe Riverside and how much our friends at Prudhoe Plodders and Stocksfield Striders like a bit of dressy up. So on my arrival this Saturday I was greeted with 3 unicorns and a dinosaur, and by coincidence we had a huge full rainbow shining above us.

So if you were one of the 10 first timers we had at Prudhoe parkrun this week, please be assured that Saturday morning did actually happen and you haven’t dreamt it. This is week 146 people ran, jogged and walked the course, thankfully only one of whom did so with a party hat and helium balloons. 24 people recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers, whom we’d be nothing without: Richard WEYMES • Caroline CARSON • Philip HINDMARSH • Maria HINDMARSH • Paul RAFFERTY • Holly KELLEHER • Louise JONES • Laura MADL • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Claire DAVIES • Anne JONES • Simon ALLEN • Victoria LANCASTER • Simon HEAL • Gillian TAIT • Paul TAIT • Rosanna BUNNEY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Unknown (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52). The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 15:58 on 30th June 2018 (event number 83). The Age Grade course record is held by Mark MCNALLY who recorded 87.64% (20:22) on 19th May 2018 (event number 77). Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 4,809 participants have completed 23,620 parkruns covering a total distance of 118,100 km, including 4,997 new Personal Bests. A total of 445 individuals have volunteered 2,848 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 5th October 2019 Run Report

We like to be thorough here at Prudhoe, so our eager volunteers were left waiting while we did a VERY careful course check, to make sure the course was still there, and to assess the safety. It definitely wasn't because we sauntered around having a chat. Definitely not that.

This week saw parkrun reach the grand old age of 15! But...errm...we didn't have any cake to celebrate. Instead, I took full advantage of the PA system to belt out a corking rendition of 'Happy Birthday', which really seemed to spur you all on!

Charlie Downing was celebrating her birthday too (we don't know if she got cake or not) and Julie Pringle completed her 250th parkrun! Congratulations to you both! They were only two of the 130 parkrunners who graced our course, 24 went home with new PB's, possibly helped by our lovely blue vested Pacers...what with it being pacer week.

Things were looking a bit sketchy towards the end of the week with regards to volunteers, and the event just can't happen without them, so thank you to my team of absolute superheroes!

Graham YATES • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Jane MORTON • Paul RAFFERTY • Katharine RUSSELL • Nicole PHILLIPS • Steven BRADY • Amanda FLETCHER • Lisa NAPIER • Haydn WEYMES • Claire WIDMER • Nicola MACLEAN • Marzena MARZEC • Simon HEAL • Paul TAIT • Sharon CARR • Richard FARREN • Frances FEWSTER • Paul SMITH

Do you want to be called an 'absolute superhero' and look dead cool in a hi-viz vest? Of course you do, and all that's needed is to check our roster to see what's available - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ - then email your preferred role and barcode number to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

Now, our next parkrun promises to be something very special. One of our beloved Event Directors celebrate their 40th Birthday and will complete their 50th parkrun. If there isn't cake, I'll eat my 25 volunteer parkrun t shirt. There could well also be some...other surprises too.

See you all there, don't forget your barcode!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.

 

The female record is held by Unknown (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 15:58 on 30th June 2018 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mark MCNALLY who recorded 87.64% (20:22) on 19th May 2018 (event number 77).

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 4,799 participants have completed 23,474 parkruns covering a total distance of 117,370 km, including 4,973 new Personal Bests. A total of 441 individuals have volunteered 2,830 times.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun #146 – 21/09/19

Today was an Indian summer kind of parkrun! Lots of you dressed for a sharp Autumnal morning soon saw 159 of you all stripping off, this included 16 first timers and 26 of you recorded new Personal Bests (WOW). Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

Please can I ask you all to be mindful of other park users when driving to the overflow carpark and take it slowly when entering and leaving, many thanks.

Sadly the back of the spetchells claimed a couple of victims this morning, pesky tree roots hiding under the fallen leaves, I do hope those who took a tumble aren’t feeling too sore. Please watch out for the tree roots, I don’t just mention it in my safety briefing for nothing, they are quite prominent at the moment with all the dry weather.

However, not all bad news as there were SWEETIES at the end (YAY) which brings me onto my next part to say a massive well done to Chris Phillips on your 250th parkrun! Amazing, well done and thank you for the sweeties and the delicious CAKE in the café after! We also had Justin Turner completing his 100th parkrun, again amazing and a huge well done to you both.

We also welcomed some visitors today from Simon Thomas (Queensbury RC) in Halifax and Gavin Speed from Leicester (Wreake Runners), we hope you enjoyed your visit.

Don’t forget that café in the main car park is open all weekend and you can get a parkrun special if you show them your parkrun ID, they also serve food and drinks all day, every day including treats for our four-legged friends. I personally like to do the results in the café afterwards whilst enjoying a well earned cuppa and bacon buttie, and it also gives me a perfect opportunity to find some lovely volunteers to sort the tokens for me, so if you do fancy earning volunteer points and helping to sort the tokens then just find the Run Director afterwards I’m sure they won’t object to some help, we now have a bucket to put your tokens in afterwards so if you see me heading to your table shaking a bucket at you, you will know what to expect (tee hee).

 This week’s event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Joanne LUCKING • John LAVENDER • Richard WEYMES • Christopher St John JACKSON • Jason BROOKER • Chris PHILLIPS • Paul RAFFERTY • Angela SEWELL • Joanna MITCHELL • Oscar MITCHELL • Ben MITCHELL • Danielle ROBERTSON • Steven BRADY • Richard HESLOP • Lisa NAPIER • Haydn WEYMES • Nicola MACLEAN • Marzena MARZEC • Alexandra HUGHES • Gael PHILLIPS • Donna BRENNAN

Thank you for your support as always and don’t forget should you wish to join their ranks, please send a message with your barcode number to - prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Unknown (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).

The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 15:58 on 30th June 2018 (event number 83).

The Age Grade course record is held by Mark MCNALLY who recorded 87.64% (20:22) on 19th May 2018 (event number 77).

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 4,782 participants have completed 23,247 parkruns covering a total distance of 116,235 km, including 4,939 new Personal Bests. A total of 439 individuals have volunteered 2,787 times.

 THANK YOU

 Last but not least – No barcode No time No exception!

 

Prudhoe Riverside 14 September 2019 Run Report

There was a decided chill in the air this Saturday when the set-up team met at the riverside at 7.45am. Things soon warmed up, thanks to a quick jog round the course to check conditions, but it won’t be long until the headtorches and gloves are back in play!

Whilst jogging, and trying not to trip over the signs she was carrying, Run Director Jane had a ‘moment’ and decided it would be a great plan to go virtual this week. For those who think that means staying in bed and getting your avatar to parkrun for you, sadly not. What it meant, as the scanning and timekeeping volunteers found out when they arrived at 8.30, was being persuaded to try out the parkrun virtual volunteer app. A big thank you to the volunteers who embraced the new technology, and to our parkrunners for being patient while we tried it out. Verdict – works well, but those whose barcodes mysteriously turn to papier maché between the start and finish lines, may wish to consider investing in a laminator…

Our hi-viz heroes for this week were:

Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Christopher St John JACKSON • Ashley PRICE-SABATE • Jordi SABATE VILLARET • Jane MORTON • Paul RAFFERTY • Danny GILHOLME • Steven BRADY • Sarah RICHARDSON • Lisa NAPIER • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Nicola MACLEAN • Sarah BECK • Janice PAXTON • Simon ALLEN • Simon HEAL • Frejya JACKSON • Sharon CARR

142 of you ran, jogged and walked the course, and we had a bumper crop of first-time visitors to Prudhoe Riverside (24), with 11 of you completing your first ever parkrun. Well done all!

31 recorded new Personal Bests, including milestone runner Matthew Moore, who completed his 50th parkrun today. Congratulations also to milestone runner Diane Lynn, completing her 50th parkrun, and to Matthew Jones (JM11-14) who’ll be claiming the coveted ’10’ t-shirt. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part, including visitors from Brighton, Croydon, Horsham and Sheffield. A special mention to the lovely Elvet Striders who pitched in with the token sorting at the café after parkrun! Thanks for visiting – hope you enjoyed the autumnal sunshine!

We’re looking for volunteers for the next few weeks, so if you can help please email us at prudhoeriverside@parkrun.com with your barcode, saying which week(s) you can help, and any preference on role. Writing the run report is one of those roles, as our semi-regular writer is taking a break, so if you fancy trying out your journo skills, let us know! You can see what roles are on offer here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/

See you all next Saturday and #dfyb!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Unknown (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 15:58 on 30th June 2018 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mark MCNALLY who recorded 87.64% (20:22) on 19th May 2018 (event number 77).

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