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.