Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 14th December 2019 Run Report

Team Chaos were reunited this morning, and...everything went really smoothly. Seriously, apart from the mild panic I had when I couldn’t find the mic for the PA system (Run Directors - please do NOT ‘hide’ the PA mic in the inside pocket of the carry-bag, some of us get flustered easier than others) and not being able to remember if the tourists we had were from Hertfordshire or Herefordshire (it was the latter, I think, pretty sure…) the whole morning flowed like a peaceful river.

The course had a little more debris than usual thanks to the wind, and there was a bit more clag around the back from the rain, but it was canny enough for ten new PB’s to be scored. We had eleven first timers, including our visitors from HEREFORDshire, and we hope you all had a cracking time and will come back and visit us again, you’re always welcome.

Of course, an event is only as successful as the people who help make it happen, so a HUGE shout out of thanks to my team this morning, and Happy Birthday to Timekeeper Howie, it just can’t happen without you lot:

Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Jane MORTON • Paul RAFFERTY • Seamus KELLEHER • Oscar MITCHELL • Ben MITCHELL • Howard BUCKINGHAM • Steven BRADY • Lisa NAPIER • Haydn WEYMES • John GREEN • Sarah BECK • Marzena MARZEC • Simon ALLEN • Victoria LANCASTER • Simon HEAL • Sharon CARR • Gary MARTIN • Mark LANCASTER • Joseph GREEN

Want to see your name up there? Want to give something back to the parkrun community? Wonderful! Just check the roster here - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ - and drop an email with your barcode number and prefered role to prudhoeriversidehelpders@parkrun.com. Nothing is too complicated and we’ll brief you on how everything works. You can also keep an eye on our facebook page and offer to volunteer there - https://www.facebook.com/prudhoeriversideparkrun/

Numbers still seem to be down a bit, and we get that Christmas is hurtling towards us, and the party season is in full swing, but you do not want to miss next week! Why? Well, it’s our Christmas special parkrun! Festive dress is heartily encouraged, hopefully there’ll be a plethora of Santas, Elves, Krampus, Yule Cats, and other seasonal costumes on the course. Uhm...I’ll probably not be there myself, as I’m a bit last minute with things this year. Who, knows, that might encourage you to turn up!

Right, that’s it for now, I’m going to get something to eat, give the flat a quick tidy, crack open a bottle of red, put A Muppets Christmas Carol on, and get the decorations up! Have a great weekend everyone! #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 4,936 participants have completed 24,646 parkruns covering a total distance of 123,230 km, including 5,089 new Personal Bests. A total of 460 individuals have volunteered 3,024 times.