Prudhoe Riverside parkrun #129 – 18/05/19

Bit of a soggy start to the day but the rain didn’t put you off and 156 of you dragged yourselves out of your warm comfy beds to run, jog and walk the course and an impressive 31 of you recorded new Personal Bests, pretty impressive stats!

We also had representatives of 20 different clubs taking part, some even cycled to Prudhoe from Chester le Street, now that’s what I call an environmentally friendly parkrunner (or perhaps a little bonkers)!

Welcoming tourists from Wimbledon this morning, we hope you enjoyed our course, apologies for the weather!

Well done to Marzena on completing her 50th parkrun!!

Also, don’t forget that our lovely little Riverside Café in the main car park is open all weekend and they now have a magic button that gives you 20% off if you show them your parkrun ID, they also serve food and drinks all day, every day including treats for our four-legged friends.

This week’s event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Steven BRADY • Holly KELLEHER • Gary WALSH • Melanie ELLIOTT • Amanda FLETCHER • Maelona REDHEAD • Lisa NAPIER • Kay FRENCH • Haydn WEYMES • Peter REDHEAD • Nicola MACLEAN • Jane SHIPLEY • Janice PAXTON • Alexandra HUGHES • Matthew HUGHES • Paulina BIELENINIK

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 4,389 participants have completed 20,592 parkruns covering a total distance of 102,960 km, including 4,477 new Personal Bests. A total of 388 individuals have volunteered 2,450 times.

THANK YOU

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

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 11 May 2019 Run Report

With a number of our regular volunteers and parkrunners on tour to Tyne Green parkrun this Saturday, we thought it might be a quiet one, but the roster was brimming with hi-vis heroes and we welcomed 166 of you to a sunny Prudhoe Riverside.

23 of you were first timers at Prudhoe Riverside, with 12 of you completing your first ever parkrun and 29 recording new Personal Bests. Well done everyone! Representatives of 15 different clubs took part, and we welcomed visitors from Hull.

It’s a short one this week, so I’m just going to send a plea from the Prudhoe core team about two pieces of finish funnel etiquette, as we had a few problems on Saturday. Please:

  • Don’t be a double-crosser. We LOVE it when parkrunners, having finished, and had their barcode and token scanned, go back to encourage their mate, who’s just that little bit slower than they are. What we love a bit less is when that supportive pal crosses the line for a second time with their slower friend and is recorded again by our timers. When our RD has more finish times than finishers they have to get the parkrun abacus out and work out what went wrong, and it all takes time. We’re volunteers and we have other things to do on Saturdays, so please, please, only cross the line once.
  • Please bring an actual barcode with you – either a laminated or paper one (although the latter can turn to pulp on hot days), or a key fob/wristband that our scanning devices can read. Unfortunately, photos on your phone won’t scan, and the rules for ‘no barcode’ will apply, meaning your position will be recorded as unknown athlete.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Joanne LUCKING • Joanne MURPHY • Richard WEYMES • Peter MURPHY • Jane MORTON • Joanna MITCHELL • Oscar MITCHELL • Ben MITCHELL • Amy MITCHELL • Paul ROBINSON • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Richard HESLOP • Maelona REDHEAD • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Claire DAVIES • Peter REDHEAD • Sarah BECK • Gillian 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 4,362 participants have completed 20,436 parkruns covering a total distance of 102,180 km, including 4,446 new Personal Bests. A total of 386 individuals have volunteered 2,432 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 4 May 2019 Run Report

Today, the Dark Side threatened, when an 11th hour problem with one of the stopwatches delayed the start by a couple of minutes, and a malfunctioning scanner threatened to mess up the results, before it was ably solved by our wonderful scanning team, using the parkrun app! It didn’t help matters when the RD temporarily lost her car keys at 8.50 - not difficult when your pockets are full of those belonging to other parkrunners!

Luckily our 23 and 35 min pacers, Hezzy and Amanda, had brought their light sabres, good prevailed and we are able to start parkrun and cheer on the 191 of you who ran, jogged and walked the course. A fantastic 24 of you were first timers at Prudhoe Riverside parkrun, and eight of you took part in your first ever parkrun. Maybe our monthly pacer event is having an impact on you all, as we had another fantastic week for PBs, with 50 of you improving on your previous times. Well done to you all!

Representatives of 20 different clubs took part, and I’m shamelessly highlighting my own two clubs, Stocksfield Striders and Prudhoe Plodders, who turned out in force to run, volunteer and generally cheer on members reaching their milestone runs this morning.  Congratulations to Striders Paul Griffin, on his 250th, and Jo Mitchell, on her 100th and for her excellent 28 min pacing too! Well done also to Lisa Napier of Plodders, celebrating her 50th parkrun and her 50th birthday this week. Considering the pictures of last night’s birthday celebration, it’s amazing she made it to the riverside this morning!

A round of applause also to Eve Robertson of Elswick Harriers and Plodders, and Debbie Shears of Blaydon Harriers on reaching their 50th parkruns and scoring PBs as well, and to Davina Brain and Sue Regan from Tyne Bridge Harriers, who popped over to visit and score their 100th parkruns. I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, that’s the most milestones we’ve had in one week since we started Prudhoe parkrun. I need a lie down…

…but before I do I’ll just mention today’s long distance tourists, David and Anne Palmer, already members of the 100 club, and visiting us from Thornbury Running Club, near Bristol. Hope you both enjoyed your visit.

Parkrun is a participation event, not a race, so we don’t usually name our first finishers in the run report, but I felt that Luke Hilliard, of Elswick Harriers, deserved a mention. Luke has been in the first three on 10 separate occasions at Prudhoe, and, was heard to say ‘first finisher at last’ as he crossed the line this morning. Well done Luke, and your prize is a free parkrun next time you visit!

And finally, thank you to our wonderful hi-vis heroes, who numbered a few first-timers amongst their ranks today, as well as some familiar faces. Thank you everyone for the music and posters (Richard and Haydn) and the cheers (everyone). See you all next Saturday and #dfyb!

Thanks to:
Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Alison HABEBI • Mel REED • Jane MORTON • Joanna MITCHELL • Katharine RUSSELL • Richard HESLOP • Amanda FLETCHER • Kay FRENCH • Haydn WEYMES • Jill HARLAND • Jennifer BURN • Linzi ELLENDER • Billy MAITLAND • Linda MACKENZIE • Simon HARPER • Lesley INESON • Janice PAXTON • Alexandra HUGHES • Julie MARTIN • Jen CAIRNS

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 4,339 participants have completed 20,270 parkruns covering a total distance of 101,350 km, including 4,417 new Personal Bests. A total of 385 individuals have volunteered 2,413 times.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 27th April 2019 Run Report

Being a Run Director can be a thankless task at times, which poor Michael found out this morning. Worried that things were going a bit too smoothly, with no visitors or milestones to speak of, and decent running conditions, his suspicions were confirmed when technology turned against him. Processing the results proved to be a bit trickier than usual, which is why you would have got your email or text a little later today. Personally, I blame Skynet.

The previously mentioned decent conditions certainly worked, as almost a quarter of you (43 out of 153 if you’re a stickler for exact figures) brought home new personal bests, while we had 17 first, but hopefully not only timers.

I took on a bit of different role this morning, ultra training has kicked up a notch, so I set off with two other intrepid souls at half seven, ending our jaunt with parkrun. I admit, I’m usually one of those parkrunners forever chasing a new PB, hurling myself around the course with barely a nod or thumbs up to the marshalls, and looking to lap the Tailwalker. Today, I was a Tailwalker, and as one half of our Event Director team pointed out, it really does give you a chance to soak up the spirit of parkrun. There’s no pressure, you can relax, have some banter with the course marshalls and other runners, and see the full spectrum of ages and abilities who come to enjoy parkrun. It’s mint, and really one of the best ways to experience what parkrun is all about. And you get to wear an actual tail!! Sound like something you want to be involved with? Like this lot?

Joanne LUCKING • Mel REED • Michael BOADEN • Jack BOADEN • Katharine RUSSELL • Holly KELLEHER • Melanie ELLIOTT • Helen BOADEN • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Richard HESLOP • Maelona REDHEAD • Peter REDHEAD • Sarah BECK • Kirk PALMER • Joshua BROWN • Phillipa KIMBERLEY • Emma Louise JARMAN

All you need do is check the roster - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ - then drop an email to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com with your barcode number and prefered role. Nothing is too difficult, training is provided, and you get a free t shirt if you volunteer 25 times!

Next week the date falls upon a day which has become linked with a seminal (and my all time favourite) epic space-opera science fiction film. We certainly won’t be endorsing appropriately themed costumes, and I definitely won’t be trying to get away with running the course weidling a replica glowing space sword that makes really cool swishy noises!

May the 4th be with us! #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 4,315 participants have completed 20,079 parkruns covering a total distance of 100,395 km, including 4,366 new Personal Bests. A total of 382 individuals have volunteered 2,391 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 20 April 2019 Run Report

I got excited two weeks ago when 56 of you recorded new PBs, but this week you surpassed that, with 57 of you achieving your fastest Prudhoe Riverside parkrun! Well done all, and also to the six of you who picked this glorious spring morning to take part in your first ever parkrun. We can’t guarantee the sunshine every week, but we guarantee the welcome will be as warm and you won't be faced with the 'Avatar of Easter Dread' (or 'Terror Bunny' as we affectionately call him) next week, so come back soon!

If you are planning on bringing your mini-parkrunners to junior parkrun at Prudhoe Riverside tomorrow morning, you may just catch sight of the 'Avatar' again...don't say we didn't warn you!

This week 183 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and representatives of 23 different clubs took part, including visitors from Kent, Yorkshire and Scotland.

We also celebrated three milestones this morning with regular Prudhoe Riverside parkrunner and volunteer, Angela Newsome, and first timer at Prudhoe Riverside, Charlotte Bailey, both completing their 50th parkrun, and another Prudhoe regular, Kay French, reaching her 100th parkrun. Well done to all.

The event was made possible by our 20 wonderful hi-viz heroes:
Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Jane MORTON • Michael BOADEN • Jack BOADEN • Sacha WEEKS • Peter MCMULLON • Danny GILHOLME • Melanie ELLIOTT • Helen ORRELL • Helen BOADEN • Steven BRADY • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Maelona REDHEAD • Haydn WEYMES • Claire DAVIES • Peter REDHEAD • Alexandra HUGHES • Phillipa KIMBERLEY

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 4,298 participants have completed 19,926 parkruns covering a total distance of 99,630 km, including 4,322 new Personal Bests. A total of 381 individuals have volunteered 2,374 times.

 

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