TBH at Newcastle parkrun: 1st March 2014

A few months ago the lads and lasses of Newcastle University Triathlon Club took on the task of filling every volunteering role at Newcastle parkrun, and after doing such a terrific job an invite was sent out to local running/sports clubs to repeat the challenge.

First to accept were Heaton Harriers, but sadly the day of their event saw a heavy frost around the Town Moor and the run had to be cancelled (Heaton are scheduled to fulfil their roles on the 15th March). This meant the next club to take on the role of fulfilling every volunteering task (including a host of pacers) fell to Tyne Bridge Harriers.

Some of the TBH volunteers

Some of the TBH volunteers

 

Over 30 members volunteered their services, and as volunteer co-ordinator it was great to see every section of the club represented. We had runners from every training group (1 – 5), we had members who have been at the club for years and others who have only been there for a few months. And whilst several members had already volunteered at a parkrun event, for some this was their first ever time at helping out but I’m pleased (and mightily relieved ;-) ) to say everyone was magnificent and the day went off without a hitch.

As an added bonus, the volunteers were rewarded for their efforts with a batch of cakes thanks to Newcastle parkrun’s Phantom Cake Maker.

The only question now is, when do we do it again :thumbsup:

Race timers and Registration crew

Race timers and Registration crew

the pace makers

the pace makers

the Phantom Cake Maker strikes again

the Phantom Cake Maker strikes again

team colour cakes hmmm!!

team colour cakes hmmm!!

this is what it's all about: helping 465 runners having a great time

this is what it’s all about: helping 465 runners having a great time

John (Lead Bike)

John (Lead Bike)

Shaun (19 minute pacer)

Shaun (19 minute pacer)

Jon (in green Tee) (20 minute pacer)

Jon (in green Tee) (20 minute pacer)

David (21 minute pacer)

David (21 minute pacer)

Simon (22 minute pacer)

Simon (22 minute pacer)

Adam (23 minute pacer)

Adam (23 minute pacer)

Michael (24 minute pacer)

Michael (24 minute pacer)

Henrik (25 minute pacer)

Henrik (25 minute pacer)

Edwin (26 minute pacer)

Edwin (26 minute pacer)

Iain (27 minute pacer)

Iain (27 minute pacer)

Nick (28 minute pacer)

Nick (28 minute pacer)

Claire (29 minute pacer)

Claire (29 minute pacer)

Chris (30 minute pacer)

Chris (30 minute pacer)

Jessica (31 minute pacer)

Jessica (31 minute pacer)

Vicki (35 minute pacer)

Vicki (35 minute pacer)

 

Paul (Tail Runner)

Paul (Tail Runner)

More photographs from the event can be found here and a full list of volunteers can be found here.

(Thanks to Laura and Maggie D for the photographs).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.tynebridgeharriers.com/2014/03/02/tbh-at-newcastle-parkrun-1st-march-2014/

2 comments

    • kevin cheetham on 2nd March 2014 at 11:18
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    A great start to a tremendous day for TBH well done everyone at the park run and Alnwick

    • Jon Moss on 2nd March 2014 at 16:51
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    I really enjoyed being a pacer, its the only race ive done with perfect splits. I dont like that picture tho note to self learn not to over stride an heal strike when sprinting!

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