Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough
Event number 383
7th December 2019
This week showed the true spirit of parkrun. As some of you may have seen I was in a bit of a panic midweek about the state of the roster. But in true parkrun form the volunteers came flooding forward and made the event possible. I was overwhelmed with offers of help this week, with people even turning up on the day to offer their assistance. So thank you to everyone who dragged themselves out of bed and sacrificed their own runs so that others could enjoy parkrun. You really are high-vis (if there you managed to grab a vest) heroes. On that note the lovely Sarah is at the helm next week so let her know if you are available.
It was also pacer week this week. It was great to see them flying past us at map of the world with a gaggle of followers trying to keep up. Thanks to the pacers and well done if you managed to nail your time. We had 30 PB's set today so please feel free to take the credit and feel smug knowing that you may have assisted someone in achieving their goal.
We had 14 first timers today. I hope you all enjoyed your first parkrun and that you will be back with us very soon. We had visitors from Durham, London and all the way from Albert Park too. We hope you enjoyed visiting our beautiful historic park.
A special shout out to Ron HARRIS today as he completed his 50th parkrun. Ron is one of two runners in the 80-84 years age group who completed the course today. I think you'll agree that Rons achievement is truly inspirational and deserves to be applauded.
This week 205 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:
Barry MOODY • Alan GUY • Julie Anne TWEEDY • Michelle CHRISTON • Mike KNOX • Kenny SALKELD • Kenny DAWSON • Jon TAPPER • Michael MCCANN • Fred FORTH • John FEARNS • William Anthony SIGSWORTH • Susanne DAVISON • Gary WIDDOWFIELD • Philip CAWOOD • Lorna DAVISON • Mark WATERS • Lucy TAPPER • Alison TAPPER • Rob POYNTER • Roger OLDROYD • Geoff BROWN • Sharon CAVE • Jennifer O'CALLAGHAN • Penelope CURRY • Sue BRADLEY • Pauline CAMPBELL • Susan COLEMAN • Andrew HARRIS • Catherine SHUTT • Mike STANLEY • Lucy RICHARDSON • Sarah GOSWAMI • Jarle HOLT • Mark WHITEHEAD • Robin GOSWAMI • Mike PEEL
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 10,196 participants have completed 95,455 parkruns covering a total distance of 477,275 km, including 15,666 new Personal Bests. A total of 887 individuals have volunteered 8,199 times.
Have a great weekend everyone and see you all next week hopefully.