There was a slightly nervous start to this morning’s run, Roger had been out nice an early to inspect the course and broadcast an early update to the Graves faithful. Despite some ice being out on the course, we got the go-ahead and 218 brave souls took part in the event. This was a great chance for Roger to remind everyone to keep an eye out on facebook and twitter early on Saturday mornings to check the event is going ahead, there were lots of cancellations around Sheffield this week. As well as a safe course, we really need a good number of volunteers each week to ensure the event can take place safely, the number needed in bad weather is a little higher than normal, so please consider volunteering to ensure the event can take place. It’s been a while since I’ve marshalled, but you may have spotted me at the cross roads after the pond, and you certainly reminded me how much fun it can be with lots of cheer people yelling “thank you” as they passed by!
In addition to Roger’s weather watching this week, he also had to send out a couple of requests for volunteers, this week’s heroes were the following:
Becky GREENWOOD, Catherine SYKES, Charlie LAST, Christopher DYER, David TAYLOR, Everything's Run GREEN, Jill VALENTINE, Jon HOWSON, Martin DOWNHAM, Michael JONES, Michael Peter ANYON, Mike JONES, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Robert NICOL, Roger WALTERS, Sarah SANDERSON, Stephen GILMER, Sue MATTHEWS, Susan GILLIE, Tom MUTTON, Tony BELL , Tony ELLIS
Several of the volunteers this week were from goodgym Sheffield, currently undertaking a January Challenge along with the other groups around the UK to complete 5000 good deeds and 50,000kms of running during January. You may have spotted out fetching red t-shirts (not to be confused with 50 club members), picked up a leaflet, heard from our trainer Tom during the briefing or heard one of us yelling “watch out for the ice” on your way round. If you would like to learn any more about goodgym, have a read here… https://www.goodgym.org/areas/sheffield
Shout outs for milestones this week; Harrison BROWN celebrated joining the Junior 10 club with a new PB, and Andrew MANSFIELD crossed the 50 barrier. Congratulations also to Bryan Bradwell on his 250th run, which he didn't register because he wanted to have a double celebration and run the 250 at his 100th different parkrun. Well done all!
There were 42 first timers this week, with 28 runners completing their first ever parkrun.
Completing their first Parkrun were:
|Amy BICKERSTAFFE||Beth LONGSTAFF||Charlie BROCKLEBANK|
|Darren COGGINS||Hannah FRIEND-MORRIS||Jonathan CROFT|
|Liam JENKINSON||Marcia TORRANO HARLING||Martin TODD|
|Mitchell PLATT||Neil GRAHAM||Oliver MANSFIELD|
|Owen HAGUE||Samantha RIDLEY|
And visiting Graves for the first time were:
|Ajay WILSON||Andy WHITE||Catherine TOMBS|
|Dylan GEORGE||Elliot JENKINSON||Hannah WALTON|
|Hera OSKARSDOTTIR||Huw DAVIES||Jen TURNER|
|Joanne COY||Joanne WOODWARD||John HALL|
|Katie PEARCE||Katy SHARP||Lilja OSKARSDOTTIR|
|Louise CLAPHAM||Lucy WHITE||Lynn THURSBY|
|Mark ISON||Michelle PEARCE||Rebecca WHITE|
|Robert DYMOND||Sam NUNN||Steve TURNER|
|Suzanne PRESLAND||Thomas DOYLE||Tori SHANKLIN|
There were 17 PB’s this morning and well done to everyone who set their fastest time this year.
|Abbie MCGREGOR||Andrew LEACH||Ben AVERY|
|Ben GREEN||Cathy SINCLAIR||Claire LORD|
|Elliott COOPER||Gary JEPSON||Harrison BROWN|
|Harry HARDIKER||Martin PEARCE||Matthew Thomas SMITH|
|Philip JARVEST||Sam AINSCOUGH||Sam WHITE|
|Stephen SAVAGE||Tim WEBSTER|
|1||Dylan GEORGE **||18:19||1||Rachel MILLER||23:21|
|2||Sam WHITE *||18:41||2||Gemma THORPE||24:55|
|3||Thomas HALL||18:49||3||Cathy SINCLAIR *||25:25|
* New PB
**Graves first timer
This week’s top age graded result this week was out first place finisher
Dylan GEORGE (JM15-17) with 18:19 (74.80%)
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There was a black gillet left behind this week, if it’s yourd get in touch and we will try to reunite you!
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!
The doggy detour is still in full effect.
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: email@example.com or See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.
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