The Windy One…

Event #349

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Gav was at the helm today in blustery conditions! Following last week's cancelation due to predicted high winds the RD team shared a post explaining how we approach this decision. There was plenty of feedback and we really appreciate the support we received, it's clear that safety is paramount and great to see that so many of our participants can see that.  We are always disappointed if we do need to cancel, but often the decision needs to be taken.  If you missed the post you can find it here... Graves cancellations due to weather

We were also pushed this week in terms of numbers of volunteers, there were several emails out to those signed up for notification as well as several facebook appeals, at one point we were short of the minimum number of volunteers required to hold the event! If you've never volunteered before, or are not signed up to receive volunteer emails from us, please have a look at the volunteering page for Graves and get in touch to help out... http://www.parkrun.org.uk/graves/volunteer/

Over the next few weeks we'll be writing in this report, and on facebook, about the main volunteering roles, how they all combine to produce such a great event all over the world every Saturday and some of the common queries and questions we get following each event.

An especially big thank you to this weeks volunteers… Magdalena BOO, Jack COLLIER, Andes GEIGER, Stephen GILMER, Sarah HUDSON, Michael JONES, Charlie LAST, Finley LAWSON, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Catherine MCKEOWN, Zoe MILLS, Dan MURPHY, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Robert NICOL, Elizabeth ROWE, Amelia SANDERSON, Sarah SANDERSON, Tom VALENTINE, Eleanor WHITTINGHAM and Elizabeth WOOD

 

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There were 5 new to parkrun parkrunners today, what a day for your first event! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Jane KIELY Josie TAYLOR Karen HARRISON
Karen WALLER Lee COLLINS

 

 

A further 32 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Amy FRETTSOME Andrew WINTER Anna HUGHES
Daniel BEWICK Dave AYRE David MARSHALL
Elizabeth LAIDLER Errol FLYNN Gillian BEWICK
Jane MARSHALL Jennifer LUTTON Jo COISH
John RIST Jonathan TICKHILL Judith PUMMELL
Judith SATCHELL Keith Graham HAGUE Lovisa JONSDOTTIR
Michael SQUIRES Mike HODSON Paul SATCHELL
Paul STEPHENSON Rebecca BROWN Richard CHARLTON
Richard LEAPER Rob EVANS Roland BEWICK
Sam HEATH Sarah HEATH Sonja LEWIS
Stephen CROCKETT Wade FODDEN

 

 

There were 2 Milestone this week, Maz KACZMARCZYK and Lilja OSKARSDOTTIR both joined the 50 Club. Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

 

Run Stats

 

There were 21 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Al ROGERSON Alicia SEWELL Andrew R
Andrew TAYLOR Caroline GREENOUGH Caroline Mary Rhiannon LLOYD
Claudia TURNELL Harry LUCKHURST Hebe CARMICHAEL
Jane NAYLOR Jennie WOOD John ARMITAGE
Julie ARMSTRONG Karen HYATT Martin GREENOUGH
Nina DAVIES Paul LEWIS Rachael HODGSON
Sebastian MUSCROFT Stephen SHERRY Victoria WYATT

 

Finishing positions

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:29 1 Nina DAVIES * 21:39
2 Joseph HIBBERT 19:08 2 Sam BLAKEMORE 21:48
3 Robert CASSY 19:15 3 Caroline FRENCH 22:18

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

This week’s top age graded result this week was…

Sam BLAKEMORE (VW50-54) with 21:48 (76.91%)

OPT IN TO VOLUNTEER E-MAILS

 

Unfortunately we can’t send volunteer e-mails to anyone unless they have opted in previously so if you’ve thought about it but have never had an e-mail please follow these instructions:

Follow the ‘manage my profile’ link in your results e-mail, you will find an option to ‘opt in’ to the e-mails.

 

 

Notices

 

Please keep an eye out on Facebook for any cancellation notices before heading to Graves, we will always try to let people know as early as possible of any issues, but safety of those taking part will always be our priority!

 

Don’t forget that there is now a junior parkrun at Graves Park on a Sunday morning too.

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As usual, the event would not run anywhere near as well without the wonderful group of volunteers that Graves parkrun attracts. Please remember it’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or e-mail the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

Thanks to Catherine MCKEOWN for this weeks photo!

Any suggestions or tips, please e-mail gravesoffice@parkrun.com

 

 

Graves parkrun run report Saturday 2nd March 2019

So, last week at Graves we expected sunshine and we got mist. This week, as specifically requested in last weeks’ run report we may have started off with cloud, but by 9.30 there was definitely sunshine. So the 337 people who ran, jogged and walked the course got to enjoy it. Lucky us.

Each week at Graves we welcome visitors from all over the country, and this week we had a visiting trainee run director from Munich, Nathan Adams, son of our regular park runner and Olympian (1976) Brian Adams.

Cloudy start…..

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Blue sky to finish…..

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Like every week, Graves Parkrun was only possible because of the volunteers, and this week we thanked 29 hi-vis heros:
Paul HIGGINBOTTOM • Roger WALTERS • Angela JACKSON • Magdalena BOO • Mark JACKSON • Nigel ARDING • Jane EVANS • Nicole NIELD • Jo ECCLES • Jude BISSELL • Dan MURPHY • Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX • Sue RANSOM • Martin DOWNHAM • Sarah HILLARY • Emma BUTCHER • Finley LAWSON • Jill MARSTON-GIROUX • Stephen GILMER • Kate DYMOND • Jennie STEVENS • Daniel ALSTON • Sarah SODEN • Ian VICKERS • Nick HUNT • Joanne GLEIG • Amy ALLCARD • Sarah HUDSON • Julie ARMSTRONG

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A special mention goes to Dan Murphy for his 250thVolunteer. Well done Dan, really inspirational.

So, because of all those fantastic volunteers the following was able to happen…

We had 43 first-timers to Graves, and a special welcome to the 15 of you who are new to parkrun, we hope this is the beginning of many milestones to come

John TOWNSHEND

Neil OLIVER

Sara BLACKBURN

Laura ROBERTS

Adam FIELDHOUSE

Sian PEARCE

Richard SHORE

 

Jasmine MARTIN

Adrian MCMANUS

Henry GILLETT

Charlotte GILLETT

Chloe GILLETT

Jennifer GILLETT

Tommy MCMANUS

Harry GILLETT

 

 

Great job too the 39 of you got a PB

Warren BROWN

Shaun KAWALEK

Ben ANDERSON

Heather HATTON

Hannah WALKER

Sergei SHKUL

Robert FOSTER

Patrick O'DONNELL

Lena MARSTON-GIROUX

Mary NEAL

 

Tara SPILLINGS

Darren BRISTOW

Adam MITCHELL

Steve ROBINSON

Elizabeth CARTHY

Tim OVEREND

Chris ANTHONY

Katie HENDRY

Pauline WILSON

Sally BROWN

Jim SINGLETON

Philippa THOMPSON

Jamie KERR

Alex SULTER

Daniel ALSTON

Christopher WILCOX

Fleur ROBERTS

Kev HEWITT

Nicola CLEMENTS

John PUMMELL

Keith BUTCHER

Shaun TURNELL

Zoe DICKINSON

Cara HALL

Caroline WALTHEW

Harriet WRIGHT

Ann WILSON

Lesley MELLOR

Isaac BARRETT

Sally RHODES

Kathryn SPARSHOTT

 

Dom SWAIN

Victoria BROWN

Marnie BUTCHER

Natalie PHILLIPS

Sue JACKLIN

Wes JACKLIN

Julie BIRD

 

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The top positions were as follows

Men                                                    Women

1 Stuart Carrack 18:09 Heather HATTON

 

20:43*
2 Tom SPENCER 18:16 Hannah WALKER

 

20:56*
3 David BOWDEN** 19:07 Tara SPILLINGS

 

21:59*

*PB

** First timer

Congratulations to those of you achieving milestone this week:

Junior 10: Jessica HALL, Samantha BIRD, Amy ALLCARD

50:Linda BENN

150:Neil G GRAHAM

And finally, well done to this week’s highest age grade

Tom SPENCER at 76.19%

Join us again next week for more parkrunning fun, and if you haven’t already consider volunteering please do.It’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or e-mail the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

 

OPT IN TO VOLUNTEER E-MAILS

 

Unfortunately we can’t send volunteer e-mails to anyone unless they have opted in previously so if you’ve thought about it but have never had an e-mail please follow these instructions:

Follow the ‘manage my profile’ link in your results e-mail, you will find an option to ‘opt in’ to the e-mails.

 

 

Any suggestions or tips, please e-mail gravesoffice@parkrun.com

 

 

Atmospheric Graves

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A total of 323 runners and walkers turned up to join in at a beautifully misty Graves Park this morning. We were expecting sunshine but the mist just added to the atmosphere and left a little bit of mystery about the course for those people here for the first time or as tourists from other areas. Jo gave us a pre-race brief in the fresh February air.

 

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Jo thanked the volunteers who keep the parkrun going; this week they were: Elizabeth PERRY • Roger WALTERS • William ALVES • Nigel ARDING • Jane EVANS • Terry ARMSTRONG • Jo ECCLES • Mark DAVIS • Fran MARSHALL • Gavin NEWHOUSE • Lucy MARRIS • Chloe HENSHAW • Andrew CALLAGHAN • Dan MURPHY • Charlie LAST • Martin DOWNHAM • Eleanor WHITTINGHAM • Stephen GILMER • Michael JONES • Gillian RAY • Robert NICOL • Claire TODD • Alan DALTON • Sarah HUDSON • Kevin WONG

 

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Carol was amongst those runners completing a milestone today. She ran her 100th parkrun and got a selfie during the pre-run briefing to celebrate. Big congratulations to her and all the others with milestones this week.

 

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One thing I love about parkrun is that after finishing it, so many people hang around to cheer on those still taking part. This is particularly welcome at Graves with the sting-in-the-tail hill right at the end. As always, plenty of people were there to cheer on everyone in their last glorious efforts just prior to crossing the finish line.

 

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The top positions were as follows:

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Benjamin MAHONEY * 18:13 1 Heather HATTON * 20:44
2 Michael GEOGHEGAN * 18:24 2 Sam BLAKEMORE 21:39
3 Robert CASSY 18:56 3 Rachel MILLER 22:32
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

We had 10 runners new to parkrun today, and a further 36 people who have not been to Graves before. Congratulations to the new parkrun participants:

Alenka SWAIN Claudia TURNELL Dom SWAIN
Gavin RAWSON Jim SINGLETON Patrick O'DONNELL
Robert WILKINSON Ryan BOOTH Stephen SHERRY
William GRAY

 

42 runners managed a PB today:

Andrea OWENS Bee GAN Benjamin MAHONEY
Cameron Colin BATTY Cheuk Hang MOK David HIGGINBOTTOM
Emma JONES Erica BRAMHALL Erica KENNY
Fiona PANES Geoff COUSINS Hannah WHITEOAK
Harriet DAVIES Harriet WRIGHT Heather HATTON
Helen BATTY Helen MASON Isabelle BLACKWELL
James BROOMHEAD Karen GARFORTH Katie TAYLOR
Katie WILSON Keith BUTCHER Lesley MELLOR
Linda GREEN Louise TYLER Mia POOLE
Michael GEOGHEGAN Milly HEWITT Nadia LAMBERT
Neil G GRAHAM Nicola CLEMENTS Nigel DISBURY
Paul BLOCKLEY Pauline WILSON Sally RHODES
Sam DEABAITUA Shaun KAWALEK Shaun TURNELL
T ILANKO Thomas PARKINGTON Yvonne O'DONOVAN

Also a big well done to these 4 who achieved milestones today:

Cara HALL Junior 10
Mark BEER 50
Carol SPEIGHT 100

A big well done to today's highest age grade, particularly as a junior runner!

Isabelle BLACKWELL (JW10) with 22:40 (79.93%)

Join us again next week for more lovely parkrunning. Who knows what the weather will have in store for us...we love a surprise! Remember too: Junior parkrun at Graves takes place on Sundays.

OPT IN TO VOLUNTEER E-MAILS

Unfortunately we can’t send volunteer e-mails to anyone unless they have opted in previously so if you’ve thought about it but have never had an e-mail please follow these instructions:

Follow the ‘manage my profile’ link in your results e-mail, you will find an option to ‘opt in’ to the e-mails.

Notices

Thanks to Mike Jones for this week's run report and photos.

Don’t forget that there is now a junior parkrun at Graves Park on a Sunday morning too.

As usual, the event would not run anywhere near as well without the wonderful group of volunteers that Graves parkrun attracts. Please remember it’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or e-mail the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

Any suggestions or tips, please e-mail gravesoffice@parkrun.com

Happy running and see you all next week

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It feels like it’s been ages…

Event #346

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Due to ice and winds it was three weeks since the last time there was a run briefing at Graves and some of you may have thought it was a case of deja vu as it was Stephen again delivering this morning’s welcome.  There was the usual thank you to this week’s volunteers… Helen ALFORD, Amy ALLCARD, Laura ALSTON, Daniel ALSTON, Terry ARMSTRONG, Louisa BARTON, Erica BRAMHALL, Lucy COWELL, Jo ECCLES, Andes GEIGER, Stephen GILMER, Millie GLAVES, Eleanor HALL, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Jon HOWSON, Nick HUNT, Nicola JACKSON, Finley LAWSON, Ashley MELLORS, Dan MURPHY, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Liz NICHOLAS, Emma PORTUS, Stuart ROOKER, Helen SMITH, Carol SPEIGHT

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He took the opportunity to run through some parkrun reminders about funnel ducking and token etiquette, pointing out that is aimed at getting you as accurate a result as we can and as quickly as possible. Despite this, we still had 14 unknowns and a finish token go missing (it has since been tracked down) this week.

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We also had a quick pause in proceedings to welcome Iris Elsie to the Graves parkrun family and send a congratulations video to RD Cat.

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There were 16 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Beth RAWSON Cheuk Hang MOK Daisy KEYWOOD
Dani LOVEGROVE Harriet WRIGHT Jamie KERR
Joshua SUTTON-SPRENZ Kim Yew WONG Linda GREEN
Louise TYLER Martin SUTTON Philippe CLEGG
Sin Yee NG Steve MALLINDER Vicki INMAN
Yvonne O'DONOVAN    

 

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A further 22 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Alex HENDRIE Amer AHMED Clare Michelle WESTON
Damian HAWKSHAW Hannah KNIGHT Helen THURLOW
Howard KINNEAVY Jennie WHITTINGTON Jennifer EVANS
Joseph RODDIS Ken THOMAS Livia TRY
Lysander LAWSON Mark WHITELEY Nigel ROBINSON
Peter DUTHIE Philippa THOMPSON Sam WESTON
Simon WATERHOUSE Steve MARSHALL Thomas GRAHAM
Tom LOCKHART    

 

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There were 2 Milestone this week, Elina HINE joining the Junior 10 Club and Mark Davis joining the 100 parkrun tshirts crew! Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

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Run Stats

 

There were 47 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Akira KANEDA Alex SULTER Amelia GLOVER
Andrea OWENS Chris ANTHONY Clive John WILSON
Duncan GRAHAM Elizabeth CLAY Graeme FORTH
Harriet DAVIES Hekmat MORADI Helen BLUNDELL
Isaac BARRETT Joseph MALLINSHAW Karen HYATT
Kirk SMITH Kirsty BRIGGS Lesley MELLOR
Maisie BURN Matt DUNBAR Michael SEEL
Nick HALL Pauline WILSON Peter MOXON
Rachael HODGSON Rachel ALLCARD Richard WELLS
Rob EARL Rob JONES Robert HUTCHINGS
Robert NICOL Sakura GASCOIGNE Sally RHODES
Sally-Ann ROGERSON Samah ISSA Sarah HUDSON
Saul LONGBOTTOM Sean PARKIN Sharif KHAN
Shaun KAWALEK Tim OVEREND Tim THAIR
Tom BOLLARD Tom SPENCER Tommy MURRAY
Victoria BROWN Will DOYLE  

 

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Finishing positions

 

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Tom SPENCER * 17:57 1 Amy WHEELER 21:23
2 UNKNOWN 2 Christine HICKS 22:06
3 Michael KENYON   18:09 3 Charlotte ELLIS 23:10

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

This week’s top age graded result this week was…

Tom SPENCER (JM15-17) with 17:57 (77.53%)

OPT IN TO VOLUNTEER E-MAILS

 

Unfortunately we can’t send volunteer e-mails to anyone unless they have opted in previously so if you’ve thought about it but have never had an e-mail please follow these instructions:

Follow the ‘manage my profile’ link in your results e-mail, you will find an option to ‘opt in’ to the e-mails.

 

 

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Notices

 

Please keep an eye out on Facebook for any cancellation notices before heading to Graves, we will always try to let people know as early as possible of any issues, but safety of those taking part will always be our priority!

 

Don’t forget that there is now a junior parkrun at Graves Park on a Sunday morning too.

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As usual, the event would not run anywhere near as well without the wonderful group of volunteers that Graves parkrun attracts. Please remember it’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or e-mail the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

Any suggestions or tips, please e-mail gravesoffice@parkrun.com

 

 

Pacing Spectacular!

Event #345

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Another busy Saturday for Graves this week with another top turnout of 327 people raring to run, jog, walk their way around Graves park. It was a mild morning but with the traditional Graves micro-climate of being 5 degrees colder than anywhere else…!

There were 38 first timers this week, 10 of these were doing their first ever parkrun. Well done to you all.

Amelia GLOVER Dan BELL Gemma THORNTON
James PARSONS Katie TAYLOR Keith BARKER
Luke BARKER Nicola GLOVER Samah ISSA
Stephen WINTERTON    

 

We had 28 people visiting Graves parkrun for the first time and quite a few cow cowls on view! Come back soon!

Becky GREENWOOD Bev BARNES Christopher James FLETCHER
Colin BATEMAN Daniel SAYLES Dawn WOOLLEY
Eugene CHANG Eugene RYBINSKI Ewen LAYCOCK
Faye GOODWORTH Gillian FALKINGHAM Ian BOWMAN
Iuliia KAMANETS Jacqueline MITCHELL Jim RANGELEY
John DEMPSEY Julie HOLLINGSWORTH Lisa PULLAN
Maria CRAVEN Monica COATES Paul SIMPSON
Philip CRAVEN Rich KERSHAW Robert PULLAN
Rosemary MAGUIRE Sona BIRD Stephen SMITH
William MATTHEWS    

 

Many thanks to all the volunteer heroes this week:

Helen ALFORD, Tony BELL, Magdalena BOO, Finn BURGUM, Eugene CHANG, Sarah COWANS, Martin DOWNHAM, Jo ECCLES, David EGAN, Sylvia ELLIS, Grace FEENEY, Bee GAN, Stephen GILMER, Becky GREENWOOD, Jessica HALL, Tom HARMAN, David HIGHAM, Annie HINTON, Sarah Louise KING, Charlie LAST, Kim LONGBON, Leanne MALLINDER, Joseph MALLINSHAW, Jacqueline MITCHELL, Ann-Marie MULVEY, Dan MURPHY, Mary NEAL, Catherine NEEDHAM, Rebecca PARKER, Amelia SANDERSON, Becci TAYLOR, Zofia TRZECIAK, Sally WALES, Andrew WATERS, Eleanor WHITTINGHAM

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Stephen was RD for his second time this week and had organised for the Sheffield Goodgymers to hold a pacing event. There were pacers from 24 minutes to 40 minutes and also included some run / walk pacers. There was some really positive feedback from this event, plenty of people enjoying the inclusivity and a few PBs as a result. There have been requests for repeat events so watch this space!

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Milestones:

There was a nice run of whooping and cheering for milestones this week. Congratulations to Emma MORGAN who ran her 10th parkrun; Robert ALLCROFT ran his 50th; Catherine SYKES ran her 100th and Leah EVANS ran her 250th parkrun! Congratulations to you all – fantastic achievements and thanks for the cakes!

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Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 42 PBs this week. I wonder just how many were as a result of a pacer?! Well done all!

Adina HUMA Alex HYLAN Ally BEAL
Amy JENKIN Andrew PAYNE Charlotte SEFTON
Claire BELL Claire BONNETT Conor O'BOYLE
David PORTER Ed GUCCIONE Hekmat MORADI
Jack COLLIER Jacob WALKER Joanne GLEIG
Jon COOK Joseph MATTHEWS Julie ARMSTRONG
Julie BIRD Kathryn DEAKIN Katie TYNAN
Kim LONGBON Laura RANGELEY Lesley MELLOR
Liz SMITH Nick HALL Nicola CLEMENTS
Nigel DISBURY Robert HUTCHINGS Robert NICOL
Robyn PAYNE Sarah MCGOLDRICK Shaohua CUI
Shaun TURNELL Stephen BOND Susie PEPLOW
Tara SPILLINGS Tim NEAL Victoria BROWN
Wayne MORTON William EARL Zofia TRZECIAK

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:42 (83.09%)

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Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:08 1 Amy WHEELER 21:48
2 Joseph HIBBERT 18:38 2 Carla GIBBONS 21:59
3 Conor O'BOYLE * 18:46 3 Tara SPILLINGS * 22:51
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

OPT IN TO VOLUNTEER E-MAILS

Unfortunately we can’t send volunteer e-mails to anyone unless they have opted in previously so if you’ve thought about it but have never had an e-mail please follow the instructions below:

For those who don’t currently receive the volunteer e-mails, if you follow the ‘manage my profile’ link in your results e-mail, you will find an option to ‘opt in’ to the e-mails. We won’t bombard you don’t worry! Well, not unless we’re really desperate!

 

Notices

Keep your eye on the facebook page if there weather looks like it could be icey or snowy. We try to get a course inspection done by 8am if cancellation is a possibility.

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As usual, the event would not run anywhere near as well without the wonderful group of volunteers that Graves parkrun attracts. Please remember it’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or e-mail the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

Any suggestions or tips, please e-mail gravesoffice@parkrun.com

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