There didn’t seem anything a great deal remarkable when I arrived for my stint as Funnel Manager, weather was fair, everything was calm and...normal. Although some of the Stocksfield Striders looked a little green around the gills after a club night out...and then there were the ones who discovered Chinese food and Tiger beer are PB fuel!
Do any of you wonder how parkrun results work? No? Excellent, let me explain. When you cross the finish, you get a time and a position, the token you collect matches your position on the stopwatch. When your barcode and token are scanned, in that order, it matches your barcode to your token to your position and time, then everything is uploaded to our laptop and that’s how the results are processed. Simple, right?
Unless...you cross the line without taking a token, or cross the line twice, or cross the line without having done the full course. Then that makes processing the results a bit trickier for our volunteers. It doesn’t even matter if you forget your barcode (but it helps), please, still take a token. It really does help getting the results out quicker.
If you want to get first hand experience of how all this works, why not join the volunteer ranks? Just check the roster - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ - see what role you like the sound of (none of them are overly difficult or stressful), and email us with your barcode number at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on our facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/prudhoeriversideparkrun/ If you volunteer 25 times you get a snazzy purple t shirt for FREE to show how mint you are, and you get a mention here, like this lot:
Joanne LUCKING • Jocasta WILLIAMS • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Holly KELLEHER • Paul ROBINSON • Tony BROWN • Helen BOADEN • Richard HESLOP • Maelona REDHEAD • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Billy MAITLAND • Peter REDHEAD • Alex FONT • Sarah BECK • Alexandra HUGHES • Claire KNOWLES • Barbara DUGGAN • Stella MORRIS
Now that’s out the way, well done to the fantastic 210 parkrunners who graced us with their presence yesterday. We had 35 first timers and 57 new personal bests! There has been some concern Skynet might have something to do with finisher 18, but parkrun is all inclusive, and I for one will welcome our new robot overlords.
Hopefully losing an hour hasn’t been too discombobulating, you’ve managed to change the clock in your cars, and will be back raring to go next Saturday...with your barcodes!
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 4,210 participants have completed 19,338 parkruns covering a total distance of 96,690 km, including 4,167 new Personal Bests. A total of 377 individuals have volunteered 2,310 times.