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

 

Event #70

Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough
Event number 370
7th September 2019

Hi everyone. Another great morning at Stewart Park. It certainly felt Autumnal so an even bigger thank you to the Marshals this week - especially those who were standing in the shade. A special shout out for the Sunday Lovelies - a bunch of ever diminishing ladies who volunteer on mass once a month. You're all awesome.

We had plenty of First Timers this morning including Joe SHUTT (Brother of Stewart parkrun regular Catherine). We also had visitors from Tees Barrage, Cambridge, Ashford and Shipley. We also had some serious parkrun tourists from Roundhay in Leeds. Nice to meet you all and we hope you enjoyed our event.

We also celebrated some unofficial milestones with Nico MOUISSIE completing his 200th run and Nicola PEARSON smashing run number 400. Amazing achievements. It was also lovely to see Emma FERGUSON celebrating her fundraising achievement of raising £475 for Running Down Dementia. A great achievement for an amazing cause. Also good luck to Emma's Sister-in-Law
Kayleigh from Manchester who will be completing a half marathon soon. Boosh!!

Ruth is at the helm next week so please let her know if you are able to help out. Good luck to all our runners doing events over the weekend. There is lots happening including the Great Tees 10K and of course the GNR. The very best of luck to everyone and please come back to Stewart parkrun fit and healthy next week.

This week 301 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Alan GUY • Louise ARCHER • Kenny SALKELD • Catherine BOULT • Jon TAPPER • Jacquie Ann KELLY • Fred FORTH • John FEARNS • Susanne DAVISON • Ruth MCMASTER LEES • Nicola SHERIDAN • John MARTIN • Lucy TAPPER • Leah DONNELLY • Chris JONES • Sharon HUSBAND • Kerry SMITH • Robyn CAIRNEY • Jacob SMETHURST • Ian WATSON • Tom RUSH • John LAVENDER • Teresa MURPHY • Andrew HARRIS • Catherine SHUTT • Mike STANLEY • Lucy RICHARDSON

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 9,863 participants have completed 91,699 parkruns covering a total distance of 458,495 km, including 15,176 new Personal Bests. A total of 861 individuals have volunteered 7,843 times.

Toodle Pip,

Jon

 

Event #365

Stewart parkrun, Middlesbrough
Event number 365
3rd August 2019

Well after a few months not being at Stewart parkrun, I thought I'd gently introduce myself back into Run Director duties. The week leading up to the event had gone well with plenty of volunteers (big shout out to the Sunday Lovelies for their takeover). The run started brilliantly with plenty of smiling faces. Then as some of you may have seen a couple of our runners had a tumble, possibly due to the warm weather. Thankfully no serious injuries were sustained. What was noticeable though was how the parkrun spirit shone through in times of adversity. People rushed to help and also assist the volunteers with re-directing the runners. To all of those who showed their concern and supported those in distress - thank you. That truly is what parkrun is all about.

Saturday was also a momentous day for one of our core volunteers Alan GUY. After a full nights sleep Alan decided to use the smartphone app to assist with timekeeping. He did a sterling job despite all of the activity on the finish line. We have a smartphone app to use for timekeeping and scanning so if anyone fancies trying it out, download it and come and join the team.

As I said we had a full team of volunteers and also several pacers helping the runners achieve their goals. Thanks to all who helped out. We really couldn't put on the event without you. Ruth is back at the helm on Saturday so if you are able to assist please let us know.

We had plenty of visitors this week from far afield (and Tees Barrage), some of whom gave us great feedback about the event. We also had Cathryn RAMSDEN visiting our parkrun prior to her bridesmaid duties at a local wedding. We are so glad you managed to fit a parkrun in before the wedding Cathryn and hope the day went well.

One final mention goes to a regular junior parkrunner Ruby DONNELLY who managed to break the 30 minute barrier on Saturday. This was not only a significant running milestone but her Dad has promised to buy her a pair of Airpods if she achieved this. Well Sean the whole world knows about this now so get your hands in your pockets!!

This week 314 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Barry MOODY • Alan GUY • Louise ARCHER • Mike KNOX • Kenny SALKELD • Catherine BOULT • Kenny DAWSON • Jon TAPPER • Michael MCCANN • Jacquie Ann KELLY • Fred FORTH • John FEARNS • Susanne DAVISON • Harry Alexandar FRYETT • Ruth MCMASTER LEES • Mark WATERS • Julian PINKNEY • Molly TAPPER • Alison TAPPER • Sharon HUSBAND • Kirsty CATTERSON • Sharon MCLOUGHLIN • Dan MOONEY • Diane UMPLEBY • Lisa DEVISON • Mike UMPLEBY • Teresa MURPHY • Catherine SHUTT • Mike STANLEY • Rachel SMITH • Lucy RICHARDSON • Sarah GOSWAMI

Saturdays 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 9,714 participants have completed 90,208 parkruns covering a total distance of 451,040 km, including 15,010 new Personal Bests. A total of 857 individuals have volunteered 7,723 times.

See you all on Saturday,

Jon

 

Event#364

Good afternoon, Stewart parkrunners.

I was mightily glad that the rain held off until the run was finished today! A massive thank you to all of the volunteers who turned out to make our event happen, many with umbrellas in hand "just in case." Even if the heavens had opened mid run, none of them would have abandoned their posts. A big thank you also to Michelle Shaw who stepped in to take over the volunteer coordinator role when she found out that I was having a very challenging week last week. And no, I haven't finished for the summer yet, thank you to those who asked. I am still in charge of 30 highly excited children until 3:15pm on Tuesday - wish me luck!

268 runners completed our parkrun this morning. We had a number of visitors from various places including New Zealand - I hope the Captain Cook connection provides a talking point back home! On a personal note, it was lovely to see Stuart McLay, a friend from primary school days, who has lived in various places overseas for many years but runs our parkrun when visiting Middlesbrough and follows our progress from afar. Another noteworthy event made me smile today - Sebastian Shaw completed his first ever 5k parkrun, accompanied by proud dad and regular parkrunner Andy. Not to be outdone, little sister Emilia completed around half of the course with her mum, RD and results processing legend Michelle. The photos on FB speak for themselves - well done!

Celebrating milestones today were Emily Green, who completed her 50th run and is now entitled to the prized red T-shirt, and David Turner who won't get a T-shirt for completing 200 runs but did receive a well deserved round of applause. I also noticed from the results that Fiona Rowling completed 200 runs today and Malcolm Kilner clocked up 300. I didn't know about these achievements in advance. Not everyone wants a shout out but if you are approaching a milestone and would like an acknowledgement of it please let us know in advance.

I had a lovely chat with Shelly Broadbent and Paul Christon this morning. Paul has been fundraising for two excellent causes, Mind and Macmillan. If you would like to find out more, please visit Just Giving to read Paul's story. Good luck to both Paul and Shelly in the coming weeks - hope to see you very soon at Stewart parkrun.

Congratulations to everyone who achieved a PB today, including Jacob Smethurst, who might have shaved off a few more seconds if he hadn't paused to give me a high five at the end of his first lap - thanks Jacob. Connor Sharp also finished his last Stewart parkrun for a while on a PB. Good luck in your new career, Connor.

Please remember, we are cancelled next week because the annual Cleveland Show will be taking place in the park. Hope to see you again in August.

Ruth

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