Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough
Event number 395
22nd February 2020
Well I think we got away with it today. After being woken at 4am with the wind and rain battering the window, I feared the weather might have beaten us. But fortune favoured the brave, and the hardy souls that made it to Stewart parkrun this morning kept dry. Thanks to all of the volunteers for giving up their time to allow the event to go ahead - it was lovely to meet some new helpers today too!
Today we had visitors from Sunderland and Larne in Northern Ireland. We also helped Jacob TURNER celebrate his 100th parkrun at Stewart Park (157 in total).
You may have noticed Tom BYTHEWAY today with his camera. Tom interiewed several parkrunners about the benefits running has on mental health. Those involved in parkrun and Destination Boro explained the positive impact of being active and involved with the running community. In a week where the real consequences of depression and isolation have been made clear, it demonstrates the importance of looking after one another. Well done Tom and I am looking forward to seing your work.
Ruth is Run Director next week so if you are able to help out let her know and we can add you into the roster. You might have seen parkrun legend Alan GUY modelling one of the new pink bibs today. All volunteers will be looking pretty in pink next week so dont miss out on this exciting opportunity.
This week 300 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:
Alan GUY • Mark GRACE • Kenny SALKELD • Lucy AITHWAITE • Jon TAPPER • Michael MCCANN • Pat MOONEY • Fred FORTH • John FEARNS • William Anthony SIGSWORTH • Susanne DAVISON • Ruth MCMASTER LEES • Jeff BOYLE • Katie BURNS • Helen Patricia RUTTER • Wilf POLLARD • Jacob SMETHURST • Jenny STANDEN • Andrew HARRIS • Heidi LAWRENCE • Lucy RICHARDSON • Sarah GOSWAMI • Lee LAWRENCE • Aidan SMITH • Megan OWEN • Robin GOSWAMI • Deborah BROADBENT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough Results Page.
The male record is held by Gregory JAYASURIYA who recorded a time of 15:48 on 13th February 2016 (event number 188).
The female record is held by Josephine STONE who recorded a time of 18:14 on 24th November 2018 (event number 332).
The Age Grade course record is held by Gabrielle HALL who recorded 88.37% (20:30) on 7th February 2015 (event number 136).
Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough started on 7th July 2012. Since then 10,658 participants have completed 99,768 parkruns covering a total distance of 498,840 km, including 16,114 new Personal Bests. A total of 908 individuals have volunteered 8,534 times.
Have a great weekend everyone.