Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 6 July 2019 Run Report

We begin the run report with a cautionary tale. Whilst our parkrunners’ would generally agree that Prudhoe Riverside is a friendly, (sometimes) sunny, and generally nice place to be at 9am on a Saturday, recently things have gotten a little ‘dangerous’ round the back of the Spetchells, with a small number of parkrunners taking a tumble in recent weeks. Thankfully no serious injuries, but some impressive scrapes and scratches have been noted. Our Fantasy and Folklore specialist (that’s RD Hezzy to you) is investigating the possibility of enchanted trees tackling folk and tripping them up as they run past; the rest of us are of the opinion that it’s the impact of a hundred and a half of you pounding the hard ground and exposing more tree roots every week. Either way, please do take extra care and keep looking ahead for any raised roots (or, if Hezzy is right, trees with eyes and branches which seem to move when there’s no wind) and get round safely. We know you all put blood, sweat and tears into getting a new PB, but we’d be happy if there was a bit less blood.

We also hit a milestone of our own on Saturday. Since our parkrun began 400 different people – young and not-so-young, runners and non-runners have rocked the hi-vis at Prudhoe Riverside.

THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, YOU’RE ALL AWESOME (and yes, I am shouting it)!!

Now, if I tell you that figure is less than 10% of the number of different people who’ve run our parkrun, it shows how much we rely on a relatively small number to ensure that we can go ahead every Saturday. If you are one of the other c90% who’ve never volunteered, please think about giving it a go. There are no difficult roles and full training is given. We don’t ever want to have to cancel our parkrun through lack of support.

If you can help out next week, or any Saturday, please contact us at: prudhoeriverside@parkrun.com with your barcode number and the role you’d like to do.

This week’s heroes were:
Graeme ADDISON • Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Jane MORTON • Michael BOADEN • Jack BOADEN • Ben MITCHELL • Beth FRASER • Melanie ELLIOTT • Helen BOADEN • Angela NEWSOME • Lisa NAPIER • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Angela ELLINS • Janice PAXTON • Kirk PALMER • Gillian TAIT • Greg SMITH • Paul TAIT • Alejandra VICENCIO • Sharon CARR

This week 166 of you ran, jogged and walked the course. 24 of you were first timers, with three of you completing your first ever parkrun. 33 of you recorded new Personal Bests. Well done everyone. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part, including visitors from Chorlton Runners and Saltaire Striders – hope you enjoyed your trip to the riverside.

Finally, to parkrun milestones. Congratulations to John and Elizabeth Souter, who both completed their 50th parkruns this week. Even though it was a special occasion, John wasn’t hanging about to savour the atmosphere and romped home with a new PB! Nice one, John.

That’s all folks. See you 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).

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 4,552 participants have completed 21,719 parkruns covering a total distance of 108,595 km, including 4,685 new Personal Bests. A total of 400 individuals have volunteered 2,581 times.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 29th June 2019

Event number 135

It was all happening down by the river this Saturday. Where do we start?!
Firstly it was PRIDE week down in Prudhoe, and of the 174 rainbow coloured athletes who ran, jogged and walked the course, we had Sarah, the Town Clerk as Stephanie from LazyTown and our own Richard Heslop as Supergirl, though rumour has it he wears that outfit on any day that ends in a ‘y’.

We were also visited by 31 first timers, one of whom was Doug Richards, author of ‘Running Hot & Cold’, who stayed to sign copies of his book and give a talk at Tyne Riverside Café (where parkrunners get 20% discount). This was kindly arranged by the lovely Richard Judd ‘The Blackhill Tortoise’ who also kindly paced a new runner around the course following the C25k plan.
Finally we had George Hepburn, from Prudhoe Community Partnership with Neil Jackson, to make a video about parkrun and highlight what a valuable asset it is to our community. This inspired 20 of you to record new Personal Bests.

We were rocking some new signage, and fitting renamed our ‘pumping station’ marshal spot ‘Haydn’s Disco Corner’ after our most regular marshal Haydn, who was joined by his backing singers/dancers; dad Richard and Steve ‘The Elswick Warrior’. We saw representatives of 23 different clubs, and visitors from as far as Leamington Spa (I made a rhyme) and Stockton-on-Tees.
Finally the event was made possible by 19 volunteers, and this week’s high vis heroes were:

Joanne LUCKING • Joanne MURPHY • Richard WEYMES • Sam SYERS • Mel REED • Michael BOADEN • Jack BOADEN • Holly KELLEHER • Steven BRADY • Richard HESLOP • Maelona REDHEAD • Lisa NAPIER • Keely FRENCH • Haydn WEYMES • Freya MURPHY • Peter REDHEAD • Sarah BECK • Simon REES • Neil JACKSON
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) (though rumour has it, it was Stacey) 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 4,528 participants have completed 21,553 parkruns covering a total distance of 107,765 km, including 4,652 new Personal Bests. A total of 397 individuals have volunteered 2,558 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 22 June 2019 Run Report

It was a quiet one this morning, despite the sunshine, as we welcomed the 145 of you who ran, jogged and walked the course. Four of you were first-time parkrunners, with 20 visiting Prudhoe Riverside parkrun for the first time and 29 of you recorded new Personal Bests. Well done to everyone. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part, including visitors from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

It was a quiet week for milestones too, with just the one – well done to Simon Heal on completing your 50th parkrun.  Belated congratulations also to Graham Yates, who completed his 250th parkrun a couple of weeks ago, but unfortunately, due to a scanning malfunction his resulted wasn’t added until after the run report was written. Sorry about that Graham – we’ll make sure we get it right for your 500th!

Finally, our thanks, as always to this week’s hi-vis heroes, who were:

Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Jane MORTON • Jayne METCALFE • Samuel METCALFE • Peter METCALFE • Alexander METCALFE • Danny GILHOLME • Paul ROBINSON • Angela NEWSOME • Maelona REDHEAD • Haydn WEYMES • Paul REVILL • Peter REDHEAD • Stephen LEONARD • Paul TAIT

 

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 4,497 participants have completed 21,379 parkruns covering a total distance of 106,895 km, including 4,632 new Personal Bests. A total of 395 individuals have volunteered 2,539 times.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 15th June 2019 Run Report

Well, the sun finally shone on 164 of you after what seemed like a week of rain. The course was in surprisingly good condition given the recent weather.

A shout out for tourists yielded no response but we'd heard someone had travelled from as far afield as Consett to run or walk with us today!

Of the 164 people who ran, jogged or walked the course, 14 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests with the PB gong being bashed on a number of occasions. There were representatives from 17 different clubs.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Philip HINDMARSH • Maria HINDMARSH • Tony BROWN • Steven BRADY • Amanda FLETCHER • Maelona REDHEAD • Haydn WEYMES • Ellie BROWN • Jill HARLAND • Claire DAVIES • Peter REDHEAD • Stephen LEONARD • Beth DAVIES • Kirk PALMER • Paul TAIT • Paul SMITH

Holly, Richard and Joanne from the core team were off getting lost on 'The Wall' Rat Race as were Nicola and Jane at the Alwinton Challenge Walk. We wish them luck. Let's hope they find their way back for next Saturday's parkrun! With so many of the core team missing it was a tough job this week to secure enough volunteers. If you haven't volunteered before there's full information on how to get involved on our website at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/volunteer/. We'd love to meet you! If you'd like to volunteer please look out for our Facebook posts and emails asking for support or email us at prudhoeriverside@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 4,477 participants have completed 21,234 parkruns covering a total distance of 106,170 km, including 4,603 new Personal Bests. A total of 395 individuals have volunteered 2,522 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 8 June 2019 Run Report

Whether it was the decidedly un-June-like weather, or everyone saving their legs for the big event tomorrow, (that’s the legendary Blaydon Race for any non-locals reading this), it was a much reduced turnout at a very soggy Prudhoe Riverside this morning.

89 of you ran, jogged or walked the course; with 16 first time visitors, including nine of you who woke up this morning, looked out of the window and thought ‘yep, perfect conditions to do my first ever parkrun!’ Hats off to you all and welcome to the Prudhoe parkrun family. Come back soon (it might be drier next week).

We cheered on the graduates from the latest Prudhoe Plodders C25K group – our congratulations to Marc Read, Anne Faill, Carina Curry, Joanne Wilson, Hazel Stoddart, Lorna Pasola, Susan Oglethorpe and Jane Rutherford. See you all next week we hope!

Despite the puddles and mud, 13 of you recorded new Personal Bests too – well done; hope the trainers dry out quickly.

Special milestone mentions to two people who always bring a smile when we see their photos in the parkrun album – Jennifer Burn and Linzi Ellender, who completed their 50th parkrun today. Well done to you both. Some more celebrating to be done tonight!

We welcomed tourists from Yorkshire, Fife and Hertfordshire, and representatives of 16 different clubs took part. Special mention to the three Blaydon Harriers who joined us this morning – thanks to your club for all the work you do to make the Blaydon Race happen – now get back to HQ and get the beer and sarnies packed!

Several of our core team are missing next Saturday, so Run Director Phil is feeling a bit lonely. If you can help out on the 15th (or any other week), please get in touch by emailing us at prudhoeriverside@parkrun.com; we really can’t do this without you!

This week’s hi-vis heroes are:
Joanne LUCKING • Joanne MURPHY • Richard WEYMES • Jason BROOKER • Jane MORTON • Sacha WEEKS • Melanie ELLIOTT • Helen BOADEN • Richard HESLOP • Judith SKEDGE • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Billy MAITLAND • Sarah BECK • Alexandra HUGHES • Matthew HUGHES • Rosanna BUNNEY

Good luck to everyone running at Blaydon tomorrow – we look forward to the sea of race t-shirts next Saturday, and to everyone running ‘The Wall’ next Saturday, including our very own Event and Run Directors Holly, Jo and Hezzy, have a fantastic time!

See you next weekend - #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).

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 4,463 participants have completed 21,070 parkruns covering a total distance of 105,350 km, including 4,580 new Personal Bests. A total of 393 individuals have volunteered 2,504 times.

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