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 #166 –  01/02/20

Well, it was the first day after the official Brexit exit and... we're still here, as were 187 of you that came to our rather blustery course this morning.

We welcomed visitors from Norwich that were up for the match this afternoon. Our Run Director for the day did quip that he hoped the run was the highlight of the day, but I'm sure he was just joking... perhaps. We also had one of our local running club's recent Couch to 5k graduates running as they were unable to make the graduation run last week.

At least 2 of you celebrated your 50th parkrun today which is an amazing achievement in itself, but there were also 24 first timers and 22 of you recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

Without our volunteers this would not be possible, and today was brought to you by the following 24 legends:

Joanne LUCKING • Graham YATES • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Philip HINDMARSH • Jason BROOKER • Jane MORTON • Maria HINDMARSH • Paul RAFFERTY • Michael BOADEN • Joanna MITCHELL • Ben MITCHELL • Peter MCMULLON • Karen PLUNKETT • Helen BOADEN • Steven BRADY • Paul REVILL • John GREEN • Anne JONES • Victoria LANCASTER • Simon HEAL • Andrew ATKINSON • Joseph GREEN • Frances FEWSTER

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

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 28th December 2019 Run Report

Here we are at the time of year between Christmas and New Year which, for many people, loses any linear meaning. What day is it? Should you be at work? Why aren’t the kids at school? Where did all this food come from? Is it chocolate for breakfast again? Thankfully parkrun offers a beacon of stability in this sea of chaos, it MUST be Saturday, right? Right! And it was this morning I chose to get my 50th parkrun in before a new decade began. It sadly wasn’t the the new PB I was after, but the amazing chocolate and banana cake made by Event Director Holly, made up for that.
One parkrunner who DID get a PB on their 50th today was Ed Patterson, and he and I joined in with the other 187(!!) who joined in with this mornings event. There were 25 first timers at Prudhoe, including First Finisher Owain, 7 of which were parkrun debutants. 20 PBs were achieved, and we had visitors from Shropshire, Hertfordshire, Rugby, and a contingency from Ealing Eagles Running Club. I also thought I heard Nottingham(?). Well done to all of you, and we hope those tourists and first timers will come back and see us again. Of course, the whole thing is impossible without this bunch of absolute legends, our volunteers!

Harry MATTHEWS • Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Paul RAFFERTY • Seamus KELLEHER • Holly KELLEHER • Gary WALSH • Tony BROWN • Aoife KELLEHER • Molly PAGE • Karen PAGE • Haydn WEYMES • Jill HARLAND • Claire DAVIES • Sandra DUIM • Meghan NAPIER • Jane ROBINSON • Jordan REED • Beth DAVIES • Kirk PALMER • Simon HEAL • Sharon CARR • Joseph GREEN

Want to see your own name up there? Of course you do! Just email prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com with your barcode number and offer of help. You can check the roster for where we need help here - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/. Alternatively, keep an eye out for out volunteer shout-outs on the facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/prudhoeriversideparkrun/
Now, it does get a bit more confusing next week. We are on New Years Day, at half ten. Seriously. You can find a list of all NYD parkruns and their start times here - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/. Some start at nine, so it’s a day where you can ‘do the double’. For example, you could do Blackhill or Tyne Green at nine, then come to Prudhoe for half ten. Just...don’t forget your barcode. And we’ll be back to ‘normal’ on January 4th.
From all of us here at Prudhoe Riverside parkrun, we hope you thoroughly enjoyed however you celebrate Christmas, and we wish you a very happy New Year. Thank you to everyone who run regularly, who has visited and especially to our volunteers. We look forwards to seeing you achieve your milestones and PB’s in 2020.

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 4,981 participants have completed 24,972 parkruns covering a total distance of 124,860 km, including 5,126 new Personal Bests. A total of 461 individuals have volunteered 3,073 times.

 

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.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 7th December 2019 Run Report

Warmer climes than last week were about this morning, but the season must have many of you in its thrall. It thankfully didn’t stop ninety five of you from joining in with our monthly pacer week. And pacing is NOT easy, I was 35 minute pacer this week, and the theory of running seven minute kilometers is MUCH easier than in practice!
Anyway, nine of you scored new PB’s, including fellow pacer Billy Maitland, who was desperately trying to swap his bib at the start and just cruised around in his usual laid back style. Six of you took on our course for the first time, and we hope you come back soon for another go.
Billy and I were joined by these other hi-viz heroes, and the event just couldn’t go ahead without them:

Joanne LUCKING • Graham YATES • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Paul RAFFERTY • Ben MITCHELL • Jean CALLENDER • Peter MCMULLON • Jo PAGE • Richard HESLOP • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Claire DAVIES • Joanne EDWARDS • Billy MAITLAND • Marzena MARZEC • Victoria LANCASTER • Simon HEAL • Paul TAIT • Pam RAFFERTY • Sharon CARR • Frances FEWSTER • Robin BERKLEY

Want to give something really special this Christmas? Then volunteer! It gives a nice warm feeling inside. Just check the roster here - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ - and drop an email to prudhoeriverside@parkrun.com with your barcode number and role preference. Nothing is too difficult and full training is given. Plus, I’M Run Director next week, so you just know it’ll be fun! Seriously though, we really do rely on volunteers, parkrun just can’t happen without them, they’re even more important than the runners. I mean, we love them too, but...y’know…
I’m going to sign off before I dig myself an even bigger hole. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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 4,925 participants have completed 24,550 parkruns covering a total distance of 122,750 km, including 5,079 new Personal Bests. A total of 456 individuals have volunteered 3,002 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 9th November 2019 Run Report

Winter is here…

Or it certainly felt like it this morning, took me half an hour to get out of bed after the alarm went off. Prudhoe wasn’t subject to the same unfortunate cancelations as both Newcastle parkruns, Blackhill, and Durham. Which was surprising considering there was a Boaden running the show. If you know...you know.

Despite the low temperatures, it certainly didn’t deter hardy parkrunners, as 162 of you rocked up to tackle our course. Maybe it was the cancelations, maybe it was the fact it was pacer week, or maybe it was because it was Prudhoe Riverside parkruns THIRD BIRTHDAY!!! Whoo-hoo! Thank you to everyone who’s come to see us, been a regular runner, or volunteer over the last three years, we like to think we’ve got something a bit different and special here at Prudhoe. And we don’t just mean certain members of the Core Team.
It was a bit disappointing that the Run Director didn’t sing Happy Birthday mind, I mean, what’s the point of having such a wonderful PA system if it isn’t fully utilised?

Anyway, there were 20 first timers this morning and 12 new Personal Bests achieved, good going considering it was a bit claggy around the back of the course. The whole thing wouldn’t be possible without these wonderful, wonderful people:

Graham YATES • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Paul RAFFERTY • Michael BOADEN • Kirsten JOHNSON • Michael WRIGHT • Holly KELLEHER • Danny GILHOLME • Paul ROBINSON • Tony BROWN • Helen BOADEN • Haydn WEYMES • Billy MAITLAND • Nicola MACLEAN • Victoria LANCASTER • Simon HEAL • Gillian TAIT • Paul TAIT • Paul SMITH • Donna BRENNAN • Robin BERKLEY

If you were just visiting today, we hope you’re back soon, half the time there’s cake at the end other than no reason than...well...cake! And if you want to be part of our Saturday morning crew and don the hi-viz, just check the roster - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ - and comment on our facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/prudhoeriversideparkrun/ - with your barcode number or drop an email to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

Thank you to everyone who brought a donation for Feeding Families over the last two weeks. This may be something we’re doing again next week, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

I think that’ll do for now, hopefully I got everything there. Have an excellent week and we’ll be back next Saturday! #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 4,872 participants have completed 24,105 parkruns covering a total distance of 120,525 km, including 5,040 new Personal Bests. A total of 452 individuals have volunteered 2,925 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 5th October 2019 Run Report

We like to be thorough here at Prudhoe, so our eager volunteers were left waiting while we did a VERY careful course check, to make sure the course was still there, and to assess the safety. It definitely wasn't because we sauntered around having a chat. Definitely not that.

This week saw parkrun reach the grand old age of 15! But...errm...we didn't have any cake to celebrate. Instead, I took full advantage of the PA system to belt out a corking rendition of 'Happy Birthday', which really seemed to spur you all on!

Charlie Downing was celebrating her birthday too (we don't know if she got cake or not) and Julie Pringle completed her 250th parkrun! Congratulations to you both! They were only two of the 130 parkrunners who graced our course, 24 went home with new PB's, possibly helped by our lovely blue vested Pacers...what with it being pacer week.

Things were looking a bit sketchy towards the end of the week with regards to volunteers, and the event just can't happen without them, so thank you to my team of absolute superheroes!

Graham YATES • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Jane MORTON • Paul RAFFERTY • Katharine RUSSELL • Nicole PHILLIPS • Steven BRADY • Amanda FLETCHER • Lisa NAPIER • Haydn WEYMES • Claire WIDMER • Nicola MACLEAN • Marzena MARZEC • Simon HEAL • Paul TAIT • Sharon CARR • Richard FARREN • Frances FEWSTER • Paul SMITH

Do you want to be called an 'absolute superhero' and look dead cool in a hi-viz vest? Of course you do, and all that's needed is to check our roster to see what's available - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ - then email your preferred role and barcode number to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

Now, our next parkrun promises to be something very special. One of our beloved Event Directors celebrate their 40th Birthday and will complete their 50th parkrun. If there isn't cake, I'll eat my 25 volunteer parkrun t shirt. There could well also be some...other surprises too.

See you all there, don't forget your barcode!

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 4,799 participants have completed 23,474 parkruns covering a total distance of 117,370 km, including 4,973 new Personal Bests. A total of 441 individuals have volunteered 2,830 times.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 27th July 2019 Run Report

There was a glitch in Summer today. Or was all dumped simultaneously on us last week. I hope I’m wrong on both counts there. It wouldn’t be the first time either. During the course check it became apparent that the early morning storm(s) had created some really big puddles, and made it a bit slippy underfoot in parts. Based on this, I announced during the RD Briefing that it wasn’t really PB conditions. Twelve of you proved me wrong, including today's first finisher, maybe it was the motivation to get out of the rain? Anyway, Joe, you left so quickly, you forgot your hoodie. Don’t worry, it’s safe and I’ll give it a wash for you. At least, I hope it’s yours. Anyway, well done to everyone who brought home a new PB, especially in those conditions!
Hopefully the eleven first timers weren’t put off by the weather (it doesn’t rain here every Saturday) and will be back in more clement times. We had visitors from Derby, Cambridge, and...there was somewhere else,but I’m sorry, I’ve forgotten where! Milestones were reached by Kate Lloyd celebrating her 50th parkrun, while Jason Brooker and Paul Griffin ran their 100th Prudhoe Riverside parkruns. Fellow Run Director Phil Hindmarsh and his wife Maria marked their 23rd Wedding Anniversary with a run in the rain, and it was lovely to see them cross the finish together! Awwww! All in all 101 (hah! That could explain a lot) parkrunners made a splash and plenty of smiles on a very soggy Saturday morning!
Holiday season is well and truly upon us, and quite a few of our regular volunteers are indulging in a week or two away. This makes it a bit trickier to fill the roster, so thank you very much to those who braved the rain for me this morning:

Joanne LUCKING • Graham YATES • Mel REED • Samantha DAY • Tony BROWN • Steven BRADY • Amanda FLETCHER • John PAGE • Molly PAGE • Claire DAVIES • Paul REVILL • Claire WIDMER • Tracy WARHURST-WALKER • Jordan REED • Beth DAVIES

If you want to rock the hi-viz look, check our roster - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ - then drop us an email - prudhoeriverside@parkrun.com - or comment on our Facebook page with your barcode number. Amanada kicked off her birthday celebrations by Tailwalking today, and Claire will reap the rewards of her 25th volunteer stint by being eligible for a free t shirt! Can’t make a Saturday? Our Sunday junior parkrun is always happy to have new volunteers too, you can find out more here - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside-juniors/

I think that’s enough from me for now, plus the washing needs hanging (no, not your hoodie Joe, the volunteer jackets took priority there) so until next week #loveparkrun and #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 4,629 participants have completed 22,206 parkruns covering a total distance of 111,030 km, including 4,752 new Personal Bests. A total of 414 individuals have volunteered 2,640 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 1st June 2019 Run Report

Apologies for the lateness of this weeks report, but hopefully it’ll provide some entertaining Sunday evening reading to help dispel those Monday Blues. Yesterday turned out to be a bit busy for me, culminating in a night out, which in turn resulted in...quite the hangover.
Anyway, yesterdays course check was incorporated into a longer run as myself and Event Director Holly continue our preparations for The Wall Ultra in a couple of weeks time. There’s a feeling of smugness which overrides the insanity of running at six in the morning.
That feeling didn’t last too long when it turned out I’d forgotten the cones to mark out the finish, but if that’s the worse (it was) thing that was going to happen, I didn’t mind, and no one else seemed to either. Thankfully.
Depending on your perspective, the ‘highlight’ of the morning was Holly and Helen demonstrating the full power of our fancy new PA system with their own unique warm up act. The system also hopefully helped deliver a clearer Run Directors brief, welcoming visitors like Nick from Leeds, Steve and Elaine from Norwich, and a brave soul who had made the perilous journey all the way from Washington! Chairman of Prudhoe Plodders Stephen Leonard got a birthday shout out, and we joined in celebrating Kirk Palmers 50th parkrun too
We’ve probably barely touched the full potential of our PA system, but you can be sure to see/hear more from it every week. I don’t know if I should apologise for that or not.
It certainly didn’t seem to put off the 207 of you who had turned up to join in the parkrun fun, with 47 of you going home with new PB’s including birthday boy Stephen who was dragged around the course by local speedster Jack Boaden. With it being the first Saturday of the month, we had our special ‘Pacer Week’ and hopefully our blue clad volunteers helped you smash some targets. Parkrun wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers, so thank you this week to:

Joanne LUCKING • Graham YATES • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Jason BROOKER • Michael BOADEN • Holly KELLEHER • Melanie ELLIOTT • Tony BROWN • Helen BOADEN • Richard HESLOP • Maelona REDHEAD • Haydn WEYMES • Ellie BROWN • Billy MAITLAND • Peter REDHEAD • Nicola MACLEAN • Marzena MARZEC • Paulina BIELENINIK • Emma Louise JARMAN

Want to join the party and build up credit to bag yourself a free t shirt? Just check our volunteer roster here - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ then email prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.comwith your barcode number and preferred role. Nothing is too complicated and full training is given along with a snazzy hi-viz jacket! Get in!
Ok, I think that’ll do, I’m off to drink another billion pints of water and hope the drilling in my head comes to an end. See you next Saturday, and don’t let a certain iconic North East run put you off, parkrun is a run, not a race, you can always keep your legs ticking over and work towards those milestone t shirts. #dfybc

Finally, the sciencey part:

 

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 4,447 participants have completed 20,981 parkruns covering a total distance of 104,905 km, including 4,567 new Personal Bests. A total of 391 individuals have volunteered 2,487 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.

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