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.