parkrun round-up: 10th November 2012

Tyne Bridge were represented at three parkrun events this weekend, Newcastle, Gateshead and Bushy Park; with a total of 17 members turning.

For those who don’t know the history of parkrun, it all began in 2004, when a group of 13 mates decided to run around Bushy Park in London.  Eight years later, almost 800 runners descend onto Bushy Park on a weekly basis and there are over 60 parkrun events held throughout the World.

 

 

Rob Wishart was amongst 783 runners at Saturday’s Bushy Park, finishing in a respectable 32nd position.

Meanwhile, a bit closer to home, there were 15 members at Newcastle parkrun, and I don’t know what they had to drink on friday night but seven out of the 15 managed to run a PB. So well done to the following; Naomi Virgo, Phillippa Nichol, Sara Sedgley, Scott Wilkinson, Kevin Cheetham, Colin Dilks and Euan Clubbs. It was a special day for Andrea Hayden too, who made her parkrun debut.

Also making their parkrun debut was Julie Shaw, who tackled the undulating, multi-lap course at Gateshead (Saltwell Park). Well done Julie.

 

Results for Bushy Park parkrun, event number 435, 10/11/2012.
783 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Unknown ATHLETE (M) in a time of 00:15:46. The first lady completing the course was Hannah BRINSDEN (F) (Epsom Oddballs RC) in a time of 00:19:56. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bushy/results/latestresults.
The following club members participated:
32 Rob WISHART 00:19:24

 

Results for Newcastle parkrun, event number 146, 10/11/2012.
337 participants completed the run on Saturda. The first male to finish was Paul James TURNER (M) (Elswick Harriers) in a time of 00:17:22. The first lady completing the course was Sophie May MONTGOMERY (F) (Blaydon Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:18:53. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/newcastle/results/latestresults.
The following club members participated:
22 John TOLLITT 00:19:16
40 Euan CLUBBS 00:20:12 PB
59 Graham Terrence KING 00:20:54
65 Colin DILKS 00:21:06 PB
102 Naomi VIRGO 00:22:44 PB
109 Phillippa NICHOL 00:22:54 PB
177 Katrina MATHESON 00:25:06
184 Emma MOIR 00:25:16
220 Kevin CHEETHAM 00:26:46 PB
261 Scott WILKINSON 00:28:50 PB
268 Stephanie MCFARLANE 00:29:01
286 Andrea HAYDEN 00:31:16 1st Timer
287 Vicki DERITIS 00:31:30
288 Sara SEDGLEY 00:31:35 PB
308 Penny WILMOTT 00:33:05

 

Results for Gateshead parkrun, event number 38, 10/11/2012.
71 participants completed the run on Saturday. The first male to finish was Jonathon STEPHENS (M) (Low Fell RC) in a time of 00:17:43. The first lady completing the course was Sarah DUCKWORTH (F) in a time of 00:22:35. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/gateshead/results/latestresults.
The following club members participated:
22 Julie SHAW 00:24:04

Well done to everyone who ran at the weekend and many thanks to parkrun sponsors ADIDAS, SWEATSHOP and LUCOZADE.

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    • Pip Nichol on 12th November 2012 at 10:07

    Personally, I found that 3 large glasses of wine and a vodka and coke on Friday night with the TBH girls did the trick!

    Actually, I give some of the credit for my 35 second improvement on my PB to the 23 minute pacer who was yelling at me for the last 2km to not let him pass. The pacers are a great addition to the event. I hope they continue to do it.

    • David on 12th November 2012 at 10:23
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    Can I point out to all readers, Tyne Bridge Harriers does not condone drinking of alcohol prior to racing.
    Afterwards most certainly, especially if you’ve ran a PB, but not before hand haha!!

    Congratulations on your PB Pip, and you’ll be happy to hear that pacers are used at Newcastle parkrun on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

      • Pip Nichol on 12th November 2012 at 15:17

      Hehe, slapped wrist! Thanks – I’m really happy to finally be sub-23 mins, though my knee isn’t so much. Good to know about the pacers :)

  1. Well done on all the PBs, everyone! And Pip, interesting to hear about the pacers… didn’t know they did that at Parkrun, and great to hear they give such encouragement :) I really need to do a Parkrun sometime (y’know, one day, in the distant future, when I can drag myself out of bed early enough ;))

    • John Tollitt on 12th November 2012 at 11:59

    In addition Stevie Barker ran a PB of 18.27 and finished in 9th place after finally signing up for TBH last week. Louis Goffe did a stirling job of pacing round in 19 minutes, although I unhitched at museum corner.

    • RobW on 12th November 2012 at 12:34

    at Bushy, wearing of a vest was announced by the RunDirector as proof of northern hardiness! It.wasn’t.that.cold. #southernsofties :-)

    • kevin cheetham on 12th November 2012 at 15:11

    nee drink for me on friday i put my pb [1min 13secs off previous pb] down to the help and encouragement from steve, mickey and everyone in group 5 at the training sessions since i jioned three weeks ago cheers everyone

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