Prudhoe Riverside parkrun is cancelled on 11 April 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 14 March 2020 Run Report

First of all this week – Happy 41st Birthday to Jamie Irvine. Unfortunately, the request to give him a mention didn’t reach me until I returned from parkrun this morning, so Nicky Hitchings wasn’t able to embarrass him in person. This is the next best thing. Hope you have a great day, Jamie (and feel free to get your own back on Nicky at some future date).

Friday 13th was World Sleep Day, but, thankfully, only one of our volunteers took full advantage and slept in. The rest of the troupe turned up raring to go at 8.30am, much to my relief!

This week Prudhoe Medical Group and Branch End surgery were staging a parkrun volunteer roster takeover, with the help of a few regulars (Haydn’s disco corner just isn’t the same without Haydn, dad Richard, and dancing Steve). Thank you to everyone who donned our new pink hi-vis and cheered our 155 parkrunners round the course:

Richard WEYMES • Paul GRIFFIN • Jane MORTON • Paul RAFFERTY • Rebecca KENYON • Sam DORNAN • Steven BRADY • Richard HESLOP • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Shona MCCREEDY • Lorien DORNAN • John GREEN • Debbie BEEKS • Catherine GREEN • Susan BLACK • Joseph GREEN • Gordon STEWART • Neil ATKINSON • Katie ATKINSON • Gordon ALLAN • Janice DE VERE • Deborah LANGFORD • Joan RUSSELL

We had 25 first time visitors to Prudhoe Riverside, with eight of you completing your first ever parkrun, and 18 new Personal Bests. Well done to all of you. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part, including visitors from Bishops Stortford and Market Harborough. Welcome, we hope you enjoyed our parkrun.

Finally, congratulations to Luke Page (JM11-14) who completed his 50th parkrun today (sporting a blue Mohican in celebration) and Helen Lee, who also completed her 50th, but (to the best of my knowledge) didn’t have a special haircut for the occasion.

Hope to see you all next Saturday, so #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 5,359 participants have completed 27,287 parkruns covering a total distance of 136,435 km, including 5,408 new Personal Bests. A total of 522 individuals have volunteered 3,353 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 7 March 2020 Run Report

Event number 171
7th March 2020

For all you storm-chasing thrill-seekers, it was a disappointing day at the Prudhoe Riverside. No gale force winds making the back of the Spetchells that bit too special, no driving rain in the face, no steeplechase water jumps, no mud all the way up the back of the legs to change the colour of the bath water, no imminent threat of blizzard, and no unwinnable internal debate about what to wear to be just warm enough and dry enough. What a change from January and February. We had the perfect day for International Women’s Day parkrun. The conditions were mild, calm and dry. And that’s just as well because it was also pacing week. We had blue bib wearing pacers with 23, 25, 28, 30, 35 and 38 on their backs doing their utmost to run an even pace and finish close to the target time. If you haven’t donned a pace bib, give it a go - it’s fun and a challenge to do well.

Last week we asked for more volunteers as it was becoming difficult to fill the roster. As you know, without volunteers, the event just won’t happen. We asked, you answered. Thank you. 26 wonderful people had starring roles and dazzled in the new parkrun hi-viz superhero outfit. Is it pink, is it salmon, is it chartreuse with a dash of purple? Answers on a postcard please.

The cast of today’s blockbuster:

Joanne LUCKING • Graham YATES • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Hazel HUGHES • Robert EMSON • Joseph GREEN • Paul GRIFFIN • Paul RAFFERTY • Michael BOADEN • Lucia ELLMAN • Chris JONES • Helen BOADEN • Steven BRADY • Amanda FLETCHER • Haydn WEYMES • Angela ELLINS • Jonathan MCDONOUGH • Grace MCCLENAGHAN • Simon HEAL • Sharon CARR • Andrew ATKINSON • Debbie BEEKS • Adrian WILSON • Neil ATKINSON • Katie ATKINSON

Mighty thanks to all for cheering, stopping people from taking a wrong turn to Wylam, timing, scanning, pacing, tail-walking, run directing, funnel managing, setting up and packing away, photographing, greeting, and organising the whole kit and caboodle. Next week, it’s a takeover by Prudhoe Medical Group and Branch End Surgery. The week after: more volunteering please! If you haven’t done it before: don’t be shy, it isn’t difficult, it is fun and you’ll see a whole new side to parkrunning. There’s an opt-in to the weekly volunteer emails that gift you a timely reminder of what roles we have yet to fill in the roster. It’s just one little click: I want to be a star. You can also email prudhoeriverside@parkrun.com.

“Are there any visitors?”, asked Michael the Run Director. “Essex” came the reply, followed by “Norwich”, a pause and then, quietly, “Canada”. Fantastic. It’s always great to see people make the effort to come to Prudhoe: whether it’s from five minutes up the road or all the way across the Atlantic.

There was a grand total of 172 of the finest parkrunners today and they walked, jogged and ran the two laps that make up our lovely course.

We also had a milestone: Jo Edwards ran her 100th parkrun and it would have been a PB, had it not been for an escapee barcode bracelet that flew backwards and had to be retrieved mid-run.

Our first female finisher today, Ellie Fellows, made quite an impact on the results. Why mention first finishers when everyone’s a winner at our parkrun? Well, Ellie runs in the JW11-14 category. “This Girl Can” - she certainly did.

24 parkrunners ran Prudhoe for the first time, 11 of those were running their first ever parkrun and amongst those we had Robert Atkinson - celebrating his 12th birthday. Happy birthday Robert, and a warm welcome to the parkrun family for all of the first-timers.

There were 34 personal bests today: see, the running conditions were good. Also, an impressive 22 different running clubs were represented today.

The usual statistics bit is at the end of today’s report. If the raindrops are tapping against the window, the mug of tea nice and hot, the sofa warm and comfy then why not sort the results by Age Grade if you haven’t done it before - it makes for interesting reading and juggles things up quite nicely.

And finally, concerning today’s results: if you received a finish token after position 74 then your result finish place will be two places behind your finish token number. Why? Two parkrunners forgot to take their finish token as they finished and had to be inserted into the results after position 74. Most likely, the innocent mistake was due to being new to parkrun and we've all been there. There’s a point to this tale: always take a finish token after finishing. If you don’t have your barcode, or don’t want to appear in the results, then still take a token and speak to one of the volunteers at the finish. Otherwise, processing the results becomes hard work as the number of finishers doesn't match the number that were timed across the line. Our lovely Run Directors work hard enough already.

Thanks for reading and for running at Prudhoe Riverside today, you’ve been a lovely audience.

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 5,334 participants have completed 27,132 parkruns covering a total distance of 135,660 km, including 5,390 new Personal Bests. A total of 512 individuals have volunteered 3,329 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 29 February 2020 Run Report

On this unusual Saturday (if you’ve seen parkrun comms this week you’ll know there isn’t another chance to parkrun on 29 Feb until 2048) I’m starting with a plea to all our parkrun family.

Every week we rely on the goodwill of volunteers to allow our event to go ahead. In recent weeks we’ve been struggling to fill our roster and our core team, who already Run Direct, volunteer regularly, and do so much behind the scenes, have been stepping in more and more to fill the gaps.

Not including this week, we’ve held 169 events, with a total of 3,303 volunteer roles filled by 506 volunteers – that’s an average of 6.5 per volunteer. We’d like to get that average down by increasing the size of our volunteer pool. You can opt in to our volunteer emails by updating your preferences in your parkrun account.

Please, if you’ve not volunteered before, or haven’t done it for a while, consider giving up your run one Saturday and donning the hi-viz instead. Full training is given and none of the roles are difficult – (otherwise this Run Director wouldn’t be let loose with the parkrun timing/scanning app…).

You can volunteer by emailing us at prudhoeriverside@parkrun.com – let us know your barcode number, which week you’d like to help, and any role preference. Thank you for supporting our parkrun.

This week 145 of you ran, jogged and walked the course, with 19 of you joining us at Prudhoe Riverside for the first time, and three of you completing your first ever parkrun. 13 of you recorded new Personal Bests. Well done to you all. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers. Our thanks go to:

Joanne MURPHY • Richard WEYMES • Alison HABEBI • Jane MORTON • Michael BOADEN • Holly KELLEHER • Andrew ENZOR • Paul ROBINSON • Helen BOADEN • Steven BRADY • Richard HESLOP • Haydn WEYMES • Gillian TAIT • Paul TAIT • Joseph GREEN • Neil ATKINSON • Katie ATKINSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page. See you all next Saturday #dfyb

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 5,310 participants have completed 26,960 parkruns covering a total distance of 134,800 km, including 5,356 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 22 February 2020 Run Report

The aftermath of Storm Dennis meant that Prudhoe Riverside offered an extra helping of mud and headwinds for the 120 intrepid parkrunners who ran, jogged and walked around the Spetchells’ this morning.

Run Director Phil was as meticulous as ever, working hard to ensure the safety of our parkrunners’. If anyone saw a lone figure with a headtorch and sweeping brush wandering the parkrun route at around 5pm on Friday, kicking branches off the path, you weren’t hallucinating. It wasn’t the ‘Spetchells’ ghost’ either: it was Phil, going above and beyond the call of duty. Oh, and for anyone of a nervous disposition, I made the Spetchells’ ghost up, though the Terror Bunny is real and usual turns up for the Easter parkrun…

12 of you joined us for the first time at Prudhoe Riverside, with four of you completing your first ever parkrun, and 14 of you recording new Personal Bests: no mean feat in the conditions. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part and we had one milestone run, with Paul Humes completing his 100th parkrun. Well done to everyone, and I mean everyone! All 120 of you deserve a round of applause for parkrunning in today's conditions. And lets not forget that it's worse standing around in the cold...

...So thanks to today's 19 wonderful volunteers:

Joanne LUCKING • Joanne MURPHY • Graham YATES • Philip HINDMARSH • Jane MORTON • Maria HINDMARSH • Paul RAFFERTY • Lucia ELLMAN • Holly KELLEHER • Bridget BROADHURST • Paul REVILL • Angela ELLINS • Pam RAFFERTY • Melvyn TAYLOR • Andrew ATKINSON • Paul SMITH • Tim PASOLA • Neil ATKINSON • Katie ATKINSON

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 5,291 participants have completed 26,815 parkruns covering a total distance of 134,075 km, including 5,343 new Personal Bests. A total of 506 individuals have volunteered 3,286 times.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 8 February 2020 Run Report

Saturday morning was definitely the calm before the storm, and 155 of you decided to take advantage of the good weather and join us at Prudhoe Riverside. Three of our 14 first time visitors were also completing their first ever parkrun, and 21 of you recorded new Personal Bests. Well done all of you.

Representatives of 16 different clubs took part, including visitors from Middlesbrough and London. Lucia Ellman and Katherine Medway both celebrated milestones – completing their 50th parkruns.

The event was made possible by 18 hi-viz heroes. Thanks this week to:

Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Jane MORTON • Steven BRADY • Richard HESLOP • Lisa NAPIER • Claire DAVIES • Nicola MACLEAN • Meghan NAPIER • Sarah BECK • Simon HARPER • Janice PAXTON • Simon HEAL • Sharon CARR • Joseph GREEN • Neil ATKINSON • Katie ATKINSON

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

Next week Ponteland Runners are taking over Prudhoe Riverside parkrun, so the roster is already full. Big thanks to everyone who has volunteered.

If you’d like to volunteer for any upcoming weeks, please email us at: prudhoeriverside@parkrun.com with your barcode number, the date you’d like to volunteer, and any role preference.

See you all next Saturday #dfyb

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 5,267 participants have completed 26,554 parkruns covering a total distance of 132,770 km, including 5,314 new Personal Bests. A total of 495 individuals have volunteered 3,246 times.

 

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