Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough is cancelled on 11 July 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Event #395

Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough
Event number 395
22nd February 2020

Hi All.

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.

Jon

 

Event #389

Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough
Event number 389
11th January 2020

Hi everyone.

It was amazing to see so many runners attending parkrun at Stewart Park today. There were lots of familiar faces and lots of new people who have just discovered parkrun. Whether you are a new runner, or one that's just dusted off the old running shoes, everyone is welcome at the event and we hope to see you again soon.

Its fair to say the conditions were pretty challenging today. The wind was really strong - hopefully it was behind you pushing you up the hill. Thanks again to our amazing volunteers who were well wrapped up to brave the elements. Without the volunteers the event couldn't go ahead so you're really appreciated. Don't forget we can always accommodate anyone who wants to help out. Our core volunteer team are a really friendly group and will look after you and show you the ropes. So if you are free - let me know.

Although it was windy, it was warm and lots of our runners were stripping off after lap one. I collected lots of clothing but we are missing a pair of ladies running gloves that were left on the table at the finish. If you picked them up by mistake please let me know and we can return them to their rightful owner.

So same again next week. Ruth is at the helm so you are in good hands. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

This week 414 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 47 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:
Roseanne LIGHTFOOT • Craig LIGHTFOOT • Michelle SHAW • Sam SMETHURST • Lucy AITHWAITE • Jon TAPPER • John FEARNS • Susanne DAVISON • Ruth MCMASTER LEES • Graeme LAUGHLAND • Sue CROSS • Roger OLDROYD • Amanda MCMAHON • Jan BALDWIN • Jacob SMETHURST • Andrew HARRIS • Heidi LAWRENCE • Mike STANLEY • Lucy RICHARDSON • Sarah GOSWAMI • Mark WHITEHEAD • Lee LAWRENCE • Megan OWEN • Robin GOSWAMI • Mike PEEL • Paul BALDWIN

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 10,447 participants have completed 97,656 parkruns covering a total distance of 488,280 km, including 15,849 new Personal Bests. A total of 894 individuals have volunteered 8,360 times.

Cheers,

Jon

 

Event #383

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.

Cheers,

Jon

 

Event #377

Well done to all 137 of you who ran/swam in the rain this morning, (and missed the Rugby!), good effort.
Congratulations Brian Laverick achieving 250 parkruns, Sharon Husband getting that 200 and Sean O'Rourke reaching 50. Superb achievements :-)

I would like to dedicate this report to our volunteers this morning, who had to withstand the rain, so all 137 of you could participate. I have just about dried out lol

A few external issues occurred separately with cars and windows this morning, meaning a couple of volunteers that were down couldn't help. This is totally understandable and I would like to thank Alan Guy & Kerri Muldowney for offering their time and efforts still.

Our amazing pre-setup team of Kenny Salkeld, Alan Guy & Billy Sigsworth were drenched as I arrived at 8.20, thank you guys, brilliant as always.
On barcode scanning I had my two superb children (biased I know!) Jess & Jacob, Jacob is only 7 yet he loves barcode scanning and manages well, just a note to those who shy away from this and Dan Mooney, stepping in after he had ran.
Our solo timekeeper, Susanne Davison, no pressure there Susanne lol who as she does each week did a sterling job, even with frozen fingers.
We had Isabelle Blackburn, doing her Duke of Edinburgh and handing out tokens for the first time today, another junior showing the seniors how it is done. She is even attempting backup timer next week!
Out on the course, in the heavy rain, supporting all the runners we had: Eddie Meehan, Phil Cawood, John Fearns, Sarah Davies, Linda & Billy Sigsworth, Ian & Susan Watson, Mike Peel, Kenny Salkeld and Alan McGarrity, with Richard Oliver having the task of tail walker, each one of them collecting the equipment for us. Thank you guys, especially in the conditions this morning, making it safe for us to go ahead. A vital part of parkrun, regardless of the weather.

You all help make what was a stressful start to my Saturday morning, end up good. Without you all, we wouldn't have the ability for Stewart parkrun to go ahead.
I'm now off to watch the Boro match, Why o Why?? Wish me luck :-)

See you next week,
Sam

Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough
Event number 377
26th October 2019
This week 137 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Alan GUY • Eddie MEEHAN • Kerri MULDOWNEY • Sam SMETHURST • Jessica SIMPSON • Kenny SALKELD • John FEARNS • William Anthony SIGSWORTH • Linda SIGSWORTH • Susanne DAVISON • Alan MCGARRITY • Philip CAWOOD • Richard OLIVER • Sarah DAVIES • Kirsty CATTERSON • Sarahjane DAVIES • Susan WATSON • Jacob SMETHURST • Ian WATSON • Isabelle BLACKBURN • 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 10,040 participants have completed 93,787 parkruns covering a total distance of 468,935 km, including 15,487 new Personal Bests. A total of 874 individuals have volunteered 8,017 times.

 

New Year

Just to confirm that Stewart park run will not take place on Christmas Day but we will be running on New Year's Day at 9:00am. Albert will take place on Christmas Day at 9:00 am and you can "do the double" there on New Year's Day at 10:30am.

#newyear

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