Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 30th March 2019 Run Report

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 prudhoeriverside@parkrun.com 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.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 16th March 2019 Run Report

A dusting of snow wasn’t what I expected to see out my bedroom window this morning. I hadn’t put much stock in any of the weather warnings and was expecting a smooth and flawless parkrun (or as close as it gets when I’m running the show).
Fortunately, by the time my glamorous assistant and I had checked the course, relentless rain had melted the snow and slush into fun puddles and made the back of the course claggy rather than slippy.
For a while I was worried the number of marshals would outnumber actual parkrunners, but then 86 of you brave, dedicated souls turned out to splash and slide around the Spetchells. A few had defied the weather and made the trip from as far as South Shields parkrun, including today's first finisher, who was kind enough to say how much he enjoyed my Run Directors briefing.
A HUGE well done to the latest graduates of Prudhoe Plodders Couch 2 5k group who weren't put off by the winterish conditions to join the parkrun party! Hopefully you'll be back time and again to score PB after PB!
Charlie Downing celebrated her one year parkrunniversary, and that wouldn’t have been possible without my band of hi-viz heroes:

Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Sam SYERS • Jane MORTON • Holly KELLEHER • Jean CALLENDER • Sacha WEEKS • Melanie ELLIOTT • Tony BROWN • Steven BRADY • Tracey REDHEAD • Maelona REDHEAD • Janine CALKIN • Sandra DUIM • Jane ROBINSON • Marzena MARZEC • Alexandra HUGHES

Want to join their imperious ranks? Simply send an email with your barcode number to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the turning point of Prudhoe Riverside parkrun? Then sign up for the Prudhoe Easter Egg Fun Run! There’s still places available for the 5k and Junior event, but hurry, 5k places close midnight 17/03/19 - THAT’S TOMORROW!!! Entry includes medal, t shirt, and...CHOCOLATE!! https://www.facebook.com/PrudhoeEasterEggRun/

https://www.sportsentrysolutions.com/new_race_page.php?recordID=201061

https://www.sportsentrysolutions.com/new_race_page.php?recordID=201060

That’ll do for this week, think I might have a jaunt around the course myself next week, best remember my barcode if I do though!

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 4,119 participants have completed 18,841 parkruns covering a total distance of 94,205 km, including 4,032 new Personal Bests. A total of 369 individuals have volunteered 2,271 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 1st January Run Report

Something seemed a bit...different on Tuesday morning. It wasn’t that our parkrun was on a different day from the normal Saturday, or that it was starting at half ten instead of nine, or that I was cutting it a bit fine to deliver the First Timers Brief. My timekeeping isn’t the best. There did seem to be a few more people than usual...but...that could be chalked up to New Years resolutions, and the fact that you could do double parkrun. Some had started at nine, some later, and they’d both count. Not something that happens often. But, I had a briefing to deliver.

I was running too, and fancied I could bring in a new PB, so made my way fairly close to the start. There were definitely more of you than usual. In fact, 117 of you were visiting us for the first time, and 58 scored new Personal Bests, sadly, I wasn’t amongst that number. I put it down to Christmas excess as the conditions were fantastic, but too many late nights worked against me. I still brought in a respectable time, which normally would have got me in the top 20 finishers, not the top 50. Yep, we had a lot of you,, from all over the place too; Hampshire, York, Suffolk, and Glasgow.

The finish funnel was a little busier than normal, and when our slightly flustered Event Director asked if I wouldn’t mind helping with the scanning...well...there was that feeling about it being a bit different again. In that I was pulled out the, sent for a hi-viz, and straight to the scanners. There I joined a crack duo to deal with an ever lengthening line of finishers, moving further and further back until all 396 of you were through.

Yeah, that ‘something different’ was the sheer magnitude of numbers that exceeded even our inaugural run by over a hundred. Thank you for the patience and understanding you all showed, and congratulations on being part of a new record at Prudhoe Riverside parkrun. I’d like to give a personal thanks to my scanning partner Isobel whose help was completely invaluable, and I understand her sister Neive was a massive help too. Thanks also to our other volunteering champions:

Richard WEYMES • Ruth WHITESIDE • Alison HABEBI • Holly KELLEHER • Ian HARMAN • Melanie ELLIOTT • Michael BROADHURST • Helen BOADEN • Amanda FLETCHER • Haydn WEYMES • Shona MCCREEDY • Gemma FINNIE • Duncan CUMBERLIDGE • Lesley INESON • Neive MCCREEDY • Isobel MCCREEDY • Samantha EDWARDS • Jen CAIRNS

If you want to be a hi-viz hero yourself, just drop an email with your barcode number to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com, I’m running the show this weekend and hopefully won’t have quite as many parkrunners taking part, but it’d be great to have you on board.

We had a few milestones on Tuesday too, with our own Run Director Phil clocking in his 50th run and Run Directors Amanda and George hit their 100th. Well done to you all, may your t shirts arrive swiftly and wear them with pride.

So 2019 has got off to quite a start. Thank you all for having made 2018 an incredible year for us, see you Saturday, and #dfybc.

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 3,914 participants have completed 17,086 parkruns covering a total distance of 85,430 km, including 3,744 new Personal Bests. A total of 357 individuals have volunteered 2,075 times.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 15 December 2018 Run Report

What was being touted as a freezing, snowy day earlier in the week turned out to be a crisp, dry winter morning (thankfully).  As usual, we had a selection of visitors including guests from Bradford, London and… Australia!!  However, a special mention must go out to Jo Murphy on completing her 50th parkrun.  It was great to see that you brought your own cheerleaders, as well as a cake and prosecco support team.

Next week is our last run before Christmas, so please join in the spirit of things and come attired in your seasonal finest – Santa suits, Xmas Jumpers, elf hats are all welcome.

In other news, the Tyne Riverside Café (in the main Riverside car park) is now open on Saturday mornings for hot drinks, sandwiches, etc. So, why not pop in after your run and ask for a ‘parkrun special’.  Many people took advantage of their trial run (no pun intended) this morning and I only heard good things about it - especially the bacon sarnies.

Despite the chill there were 125 people that ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

A special thanks to this week’s Hi-Viz heroes for braving the cold, and they were:

Jennifer LAPPING • Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • John CHILTON • Ian HARMAN • Paul ROBINSON • Melanie ELLIOTT • Tony BROWN • Richard HESLOP • Haydn WEYMES • Claire DAVIES • Jennifer MCDONALD • Duncan CUMBERLIDGE • Sarah BECK • Jane ROBINSON • Joshua BROWN • Bradley LLOYD • Katie ROBINSON

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 3,741 participants have completed 16,327 parkruns covering a total distance of 81,635 km, including 3,649 new Personal Bests. A total of 352 individuals have volunteered 2,015 times

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 6th October 2018 Run Report

Y'know when you get your volunteer reminder email for parkrun through? And smugly ignore it, because you know exactly what role it is you're doing? Yeah, well, it's probably best to double check the roster. That way you won't be surprised to find out you're marshalling at the far end of the course, and not timekeeping, like you thought you were.

Fortunately, I was accompanied by Thomas Mason, and we chatted about how well we're hoping to do at Kielder tomorrow between cheering on parkrunners. It was also a nice reminder that the best place to be isn't always the finish area, you certainly can't see the variation in parkrunners expressions between the first and second lap there! I did notice amongst the smiles and grimaces that there were a fair few Running Ninjas paying us a visit today.

If you want to be part of our hi-viz volunteer team, just drop an email with your barcode to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com, massive thanks to this mornings crew:

Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Annie RUSSELL • Ben MITCHELL • Amy MITCHELL • Holly KELLEHER • Ian HARMAN • Paul ROBINSON • Tony BROWN • Helen BOADEN • Steven BRADY • Richard HESLOP • Angela NEWSOME • Haydn WEYMES • Claire DAVIES • Paul REVILL • Sandra DUIM • Thomas MASON • Phillipa KIMBERLEY • Amy KIRSOPP

Today is International parkrun Day, celebrating 14 years since it all started. Not put off by the slight chill in the air, Druridge Bay XC tomorrow, or Kielder Marathon weekend (C'mon, there'll be some of you who used today as a warm up) 142 of you were applauded as you ran, jogged, and jeffed around this morning. 28 of you scored new PB's and 25 will hopefully come back for a second visit to our humble little parkrun. I'm afraid there isn't always cake, which this morning was provided by St. Matthews Primary School as part of their fundraising. If you didn't indulge, then you have a second chance tomorrow as I believe they'll be at our junior parkrun.

That'll do for this week I believe, keep smiling 'til next Saturday, 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 3,538 participants have completed 14,887 parkruns covering a total distance of 74,435 km, including 3,439 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 15th September 2018 Run Report

The advantage of having a husband and wife duo on our Event Team, means that if one of them falls ill when it’s their turn to Run Direct, the other can step up to the plate. Even if it means sacrificing a milestone. So, with Helen incapacitated, Michael gallantly gave up what would have been his hundredth parkrun to make sure everything went smoothly this morning. And he couldn’t have done it without his team of incredible volunteers!

Lesley Anne REED • Joanne LUCKING • Graham YATES • Jane MORTON • Maria HINDMARSH • Michael BOADEN • Jack BOADEN • Katharine RUSSELL • John CHILTON • Paul ROBINSON • Donna MAUGHAN • Richard HESLOP • Janine CALKIN • Claire COLLINSON • Marzena MARZEC • Paul BROWN • Phillipa KIMBERLEY • David COLE • Paulina BIELENINIK

You want your name up there as one of the parkrun hi-viz heroes? Then just drop a line with your barcode number to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com

One of our participants this morning learned a valuable lesson about parkrun tourism; make sure you remember your trainers. Yep, Richard Pinto of Stavanger parkrun in Norway (he’s the Event Director there no less) found he’d forgotten to pack an important part of his running kit. Fortunately, after an appeal for spare trainers, regular volunteer and parkrunner Jed Devlin (he gives the best hugs) came to the rescue. The global parkrun community is absolutely brilliant! Richard, we hope you enjoyed our course...and Jeds trainers.

The cooler weather means that we’re getting into PB season, as proven by 37 of the 171 parkrunners this morning. 28 of you were first timers, and hopefully not last timers! We also had a wonderful compliment from a gentleman who has ran over 500 parkruns that our distance is spot on 5k. Those start and finish posts were definitely worth it!

That’s it for this week, have a good’un everyone, see you next time, #loveparkrun and most importantly, #dfyb!!

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 3,469 participants have completed 14,457 parkruns covering a total distance of 72,285 km, including 3,339 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 1st September 2018 Run Report

I’m going to have to start this one on a bit of a serious note I’m afraid. While it’s not overly busy when everyone arrives, Prudhoe Riverside car park soon fills up. By the time everyone starts to leave, the park has started to get busy with other users; families, dog walkers, people just out to enjoy a Saturday morning. If we could take care when leaving, that’d be great.
And with that out of the way...I had a definite sense of...anticipation about today’s event. For a start, I wasn’t meant to be running the show today. No, wor Holly was meant to be in charge, but she’d forgotten her husband was competing in a half ironman distance triathlon. It’s easily done, I suppose. So I had stepped in, and was being ‘shadowed’ by Claire Knowles, which definitely had nothing to do with the possibility of Hexham, getting its own parkrun. It was also the week Prudhoe was getting involved with the #teamparkrun initiative to get people more active, and Paralympian Stephen Miller was joining us for the day! So I had my #teamparkrun t shirt and headband on, marshalls had been deployed with flags and inflatable noise sticks, and...Mr. Miller did not arrive. Alison (having gallantly stepped into the role of Funnel Manager after Joanne managed to lock herself out of her own house) even went to check he wasn’t waiting in the car park.
He wasn’t.
Speculation was rife that he may have gone to Riverside parkrun at Chester-le-Street by accident. We still don’t know.
Regardless, it was a fantastic morning, with 130 participants, visitors from Norfolk and...errrm...I forget where else (sorry) and 29 new PB’s racked up! It wouldn’t have been possible without my crack team of volunteers:

Richard WEYMES • Alison HABEBI • Mel REED • Katharine RUSSELL • Tony BROWN • Helen BOADEN • Kay FRENCH • Haydn WEYMES • Rachael TURNBULL • Joseph TURNBULL • Nicola MACLEAN • Grace MCCLENAGHAN • Emily MCCLENAGHAN • Alexandra HUGHES • Claire KNOWLES • Samantha EDWARDS • Jen CAIRNS

Want to join them? Next week’s roster is already starting to fill up, might have something to do with some sort of 'Great North' half marathon carry on happening next Sunday. But if you do want to don the hi-viz and become a hero, just drop a line with your barcode number to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com.
I might even run the course myself next week.
See you then! #dfyb

The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (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 3,421 participants have completed 14,161 parkruns covering a total distance of 70,805 km, including 3,277 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun 14th July 2018 Run Report

I have a...reputation for things going wrong when I’m Run Director, which has become something of an expectation. So when this morning, at quarter to nine, with all marshals deployed and ready, I wondered what I’d missed. Or maybe, we’re all just getting really good at this, and with a nice mix of stalwart and rookie volunteers making up my team today, I honestly can’t sing their praises enough for what was a very smooth parkrun:

Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Mel REED • Mark RUSSELL • Daniel POLLARD • Sacha WEEKS • Andrew ENZOR • Stuart INGLEDEW • Rachel DODDS • Paul ROBINSON • Melanie ELLIOTT • Tony BROWN • Haydn WEYMES • Janine CALKIN • Claire DAVIES • Shona MCCREEDY • Sarah BECK • Isobel MCCREEDY • Joshua BROWN

I must of course apologise to Nicola Maclean who had offered to help, but I’d forgotten to put her on the roster. Hopefully she enjoyed, and took full advantage of a lie in instead.
Anyway, if you want to be part of an incredible team, check the roster here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/prudhoeriverside/futureroster/ - and drop an email with your barcode number to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com.

Ably assisted by Paul and Cooper, the course check threw up nothing unusual, except for a small section where the ground had cracked a little. This could have been due to the recent dry spell, or, far more likely, a psychotic mole. Either way, stamping things back into place soon sorted it out.

Despite the Hexham Running Festival taking place tomorrow, 131 of you turned up this morning to brave the heat. A heat best put into context by one parkrunner crossing the line in a sweaty mess and promptly dropping the F-bomb. Then there was Dav, who had gone for a run instead of helping his wife with the holiday packing, and just happened to do his first parkrun, and might have pushed himself a bit too much. Fortunately, Funnel Manager Mel went into full ‘Mother Mode’, and made sure Dav was fully recovered and rehydrated before returning home. We don't know if he got back in time to help with the packing.

There were 26 other first timers on our course today, and 23 warm weather runners who scored new PB’s, including our own DofEA candidate, Josh Brown. Well done everyone!
We also had visitors from Worcester, and Julie Pringle racked up her 200th parkrun! You can find the full results on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.

That’s in for now, enjoy the sun, good luck in your races, stay hydrated, be sensible (right Dav?), see you next week, love parkrun, and dfybc!

The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (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 3,243 participants have completed 13,148 parkruns covering a total distance of 65,740 km, including 3,054 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Run Report 26th May 2018

This morning's course check threw up a first for Joanne and me, and while the deceased rabbit was removed, it apparently managed to return later*.

The beautiful spring weather presented almost perfect conditions for the 161 parkrunners who graced us with their presence, and 39 of you took full advantage by crossing the finish with new PB's. Now, I could mention the fact there were some people who took a finish token without having completed the full run, but you're probably sick of hearing about that. And yes, dog mess continues to be a problem, but it wasn't down to any of this mornings participants. We're sure all of our runners bag it and bin it!

Included in the 30 first timers, were the latest graduates from Prudhoe Plodders Couch 2 5K course, well done to you all! I spoke to Keith Shipley after the run, who had ran with Jen Cairns, explaining that they encouraged and pushed each other through the C25K programme. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and will be back now he has a time to beat. You've pretty much summed up the spirit of not just parkrun, but running in general there Keith, and we look forwards to seeing you again.

Parkrun isn't possible without the volunteers, and I can't thank my team enough for their support:

Joanne LUCKING • Mel REED • Gary WALSH • Melanie ELLIOTT • Tony BROWN •John PAGE • Luke PAGE • Molly PAGE • Karen PAGE • Janine CALKIN • Paul REVILL • Victoria STRASSHEIM • Nicola MACLEAN • Sarah BECK • Anne JONES • Alexandra HUGHES • Joshua BROWN

If you want to join them, give us a shout on our Facebook page or drop an email to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com and be sure to include your barcode number.

We were very relieved this morning when towards the end of the run, one young lady announced she had found the river. We hadn't even realised it had gone missing! That would have resulted in us having to change the name of our parkrun!

*phew* made it through the report without mentioning it was my birthday, or that one man had apparently come all the way from Bournemouth just for that very reason!

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend and we'll see you all next week!

*If you did happen to see a zombie rabbit on the course, please let us know so we can stop the inevitable apocalypse.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 16:14 on 21st October 2017 (event number 50).
The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
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 3,027 participants have completed 12,029 parkruns covering a total distance of 60,145 km, including 2,803 new Personal Bests.

 

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Run Report 7th April 2018

After the hammering I took at Prudhoe Plodders last night, I wasn’t expecting much today, even questioning my decision to run. But at the start of the year, I told myself I’d parkrun at least once a month, and had already failed to clock anything in March. Looking at the field, I decided I’d at least try to beat Danny Gilholme.
However, much to my surprise, along with 40 of you (including Danny), I brought home a new PB! I also beat Danny (bless ‘im, he tried) AND finished first in my age category! But enough of my crowing, there were far more important things afoot this morning!

Alison Malcolm wracked up her 50th parkrun, well done Alison, and best of luck for your next milestone!

We were visited by Saltwell Harriers as part of their Spring Series, and what a lovely bunch they are, I had a bit chat with them and cheered some of their club members home. I’m sure they had something to do with today having our fourth highest number of parkrunners and 32 first timers.
You lot are welcome back any time. Actually, everyone’s welcome at Prudhoe, we consider ourselves geet friendly.

For the last six months we’ve had Jack Collinson volunteering here at Prudhoe Riverside parkrun as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. I think I speak to for the entire Core Team when I express what an absolute pleasure it’s been to have such a polite, willing, and reliable gentleman to work with. Congratulations Jack, it’d be brilliant to see you back as a runner one day, all the best for the future!
We obviously taught the lad well, as he brought cake this morning. We like cake. We love the Thank You card too.

Now, like me, the parkrun system is quite simple and easily confused. There was a delay in getting the results out this morning due to some runners crossing the line twice, and some not taking a finish token. We’ve nothing against finishers going back to encourage others to the end, but please don’t cross the line again, and even if you’ve forgotten your barcode, or don’t want a time, take a token anyway, it just keeps things in order.

Our parkrun can’t happen without our wonderful volunteers, so thank you to this mornings hi-viz heroes:

Lyn BROWN • Joanne LUCKING • Richard WEYMES • Philip HINDMARSH • Maria HINDMARSH • Holly KELLEHER • Claire ROBINSON • Tony BROWN • Jane BUCKINGHAM • Angela NEWSOME • Janine CALKIN • Jill HARLAND • Matt THOMAS • Rachael TURNBULL • Andrew RUSSELL • Nicola MACLEAN • Jack COLLINSON • Joshua BROWN

Next Saturday Micky Shore is our Run Director, if you want to help him out, drop a line to prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com or comment on our Facebook page ‘Hey, Micky, you’re so fine, look over here, I’ll volunteer, Hey, Micky!’ and include your barcode number.

Until next week, keeeeeeeep...doing whatever makes you happy.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prudhoe Riverside parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Kurt HERON who recorded a time of 16:14 on 21st October 2017 (event number 50).
The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:15 on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mark MCNALLY who recorded 86.37% (20:25) on 4th November 2017 (event number 52).

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun started on 12th November 2016. Since then 2,814 participants have completed 10,812 parkruns covering a total distance of 54,060 km, including 2,484 new Personal Bests.