The Windy One

Event #329

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In decidedly blustery but surprisingly warm weather brought by Storm Callum, 209 walkers, joggers and runners turned up at Graves this morning for event #329. Run Director Catherine welcomed everyone (including tourists from as far afield as Australia) and ran through the usual parkrun reminders. A big thank you was given to all volunteers for coming along to support parkrun.

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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (8th-14th October). Catherine mentioned the positive role that parkrun plays in many peoples’ lives and the #RunandTalk campaign that aims to encourage people to take the time to have a chat with others during their runs.

Luckily the rain stopped just before the start leaving a strong wind to blow the parkrunners around the course.

 

There were 29 first timers this week, 10 of these were doing their first ever parkrun. Well done to you all.

Ben FOURCIN Catherine NETTLETON Fiona RHODES
Francis BOWERS Jane WEBB Joanne CLAY
Julie ARMSTRONG Katherine DANIEL Rebecca MARSHALL
Steve HALE

 

We had 19 people visiting Graves parkrun for the first time. Come back soon!

Alan IMESON Christopher ALDRED Dave NUTTON
Dominic BARKER Gayle DOOLEY Grace WALKER
Helen ALFORD Ian David STOCKS Jacob WALKER
Joanne WALKER Kevin WALKER Lauren DOOLEY
Lucy POLLARD Lucy REARDON Martin BARKER
Martin FLYNN Mary AMPAH Matthew DANIEL
Richard METTAM

 

Many thanks to all the volunteer heroes this week:

Marcus ADAMS, Michelle ADAMS, Jo ECCLES, David FORREST, Alex FORREST, Alison FORWARD, Eleanor HALL, Chloe HENSHAW, Jon HOWSON, Charlie LAST, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Sue MATTHEWS, Steve MATTHEWS, William NEEDHAM, Catherine NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Graham NIELD, Sharon O LEARY, Helen SMITH, Claire TODD, Rowena YATES, Helen YOUNG

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Milestones:

We had one milestone this morning: Peter MACFARLANE who completed his 100th parkrun. Well done!

 

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 12 PBs this week. Well done. Storm Callum seemed to have some impact here!

Ann-Clare FOURCIN Christopher BROWN Danielle JOHNSON
Gail CROSSLEY Jensen BROWN Jessica HALL
Joanna KENTON Jon GREGSON Norman HIBBERT
Oscar RAYNER Richard HEAVISIDE Saul LONGBOTTOM
Zachary WATSON

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Zachary WATSON (JM11-14) with 21:16 (71.94%)

 

 

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:48 1 Jennifer RICH 22:09
2 Tom VALENTINE 19:55 2 Charlotte ELLIS 23:20
3 Andes GEIGER 20:09 3 Kate DYMOND 23.43
* 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

For the foreseeable, we will all be running the doggy detour route up the field.

Run report written by Ali Forward.

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

 

Parkrun’s 14th Birthday!

Event #328

176 of you hearty folk turned up in some fairly cold and miserable weather… ‘Autumn's’ here’ was one parkrunner’s Strava title! I was unfortunately struck down by Norovirus so this will have to be a photo-less and stats only report – many apologies!

There were 21 first timers this week, 8 of these were doing their first ever parkrun. Well done to you all.

Darren GRAYCE Denise ADAMS-JACKSON Jane PEARCE
Joanna KENTON Katie WILSON Lesley BROSNAN
Phil LEIGHTON Tom BRIGGS

 

We had 13 people visiting Graves parkrun for the first time. Come back soon!

Aimee CARRACK Chris MATTHEWS Clive SMALLWOOD
Crispin JONES Gail CROSSLEY Kate GALLIFORD
Kate MAINPRICE Lucy BUTTON Rob HALL
Sara WILLIAMSON Sarah EDWARDS Thomas GALLIFORD
William GALLIFORD    

 

Jo was RD this week – very fitting that our Event Director led this morning’s parkrun for the 14th birthday of parkrun’s existence!

Many thanks to our volunteer heroes this week:

Tony BELL, Stephen John DAY, Kate DYMOND, Jo ECCLES, Charlotte ELLIS, Sylvia ELLIS, Andes GEIGER, Kat JONES, Charlie LAST, Catherine NEEDHAM, Sharon O LEARY, Neal PATES, Gillian RAY, Stuart ROOKER, Sarah SANDERSON, Carol SPEIGHT, Laura WHITE, Sue WILSON

 

 

Milestones:

We had three milestones this morning. Congratulations to Jane GARDINER and Mike LEIGH who both reached 50 runs and to Howard SALT who reached 100! Well done all!

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 34 PBs this week. Well done.

Alex SULTER Christopher BROWN Conor O'BOYLE
Duncan Robert BATTY Eve ROBINSON Jamie FLAXMAN
John SWAIN Jonathon WARNER Katherine HARKNESS
Liz NICHOLAS Matthew BROWN Norman HIBBERT
Peter MOXON Philip SIDEBOTHAM Robert DICKINSON
Robert KETTLEBOROUGH Susan EARL Tim OVEREND
Victoria WYATT William TOWNING  

 

The top age graded result this week was Oliver HART (VM45-49) with 18:31 (77.77%) Who incidentally was Graves parkrun’s founder! Great day to do this Olly!

 

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Oliver HART 18:31 1 Jane GARDINER 22:15
2 Conor O'BOYLE * 19:06 2 Francesca ROOKER 24:15
3 Andes GEIGER 19:31 3 Jacqui HERRING 24:41
* 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

We are still running the doggy detour up the field but there are plans afoot to come up with a course which doesn’t not involved a potentially lethal run up a muddy hill! Watch this space – more details to come soon!

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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

 

PBs and Milestones

Event #327

 

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Gav was on perfect form this morning welcoming 263 participants to Graves parkrun number 327. In a break from tradition he challenged those at the front of the crowd to “Show Us Your Barcodes” in competition with those skulking at the back.  There was no such change whne it came to ensuring that this weeks volunteers got a big round of applause.

A big thank you to this weeks volunteers… Martin BROWNLEY, Rosemary FERRILL, Lynn FINDLAY, Stephen GILMER, Rob HENDERSON, Jon HOWSON, Angela JACKSON, Andy LEDBETTER, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Sue MATTHEWS, Catherine NEEDHAM, William NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Kerry NEWMAN, Simon NIGHTINGALE, Sharon O LEARY, Sue RANSOM, Gary ROCHE, Carol SPEIGHT, Jill VALENTINE

 

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An update from Gav following the new route recce during the week…

 

Thanks to everyone who came along for the social run/walk new course trial spectacular tonight.  Generally positive vibes in terms of variety, views, and general difficulty level.
'Even better ifs:' noted were:
- could do with starting a bit further down the hill to allow the pack to string out a little more prior to the first sharp turn downhill
- more people had it slightly long on their GPS than slightly short, so the course config tonight was likely 1% or so long
- would be preferable to get the long lap done first

I've got an idea where a tweak can be made to one of the laps, which may be able to sort all those. Watch this space.

 

 

There were 13 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Andrew CROOKES Ann-Clare FOURCIN Anna BECKETT
Domenico CIARAOLO Emma WELLS Gabriel TANG
George JANES Joanne CROWTHER Kassy PEAT
Laura DEAKINS Victoria WYATT William BUYKX
William TOWNING    

 

 

A further 7 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Amelia DRAGE Charlotte JENKINSON Hayley MOORE
Jenny HAYWOOD Mark HAVENHAND Michael WU
Stuart CARTER    

 

 

There were 4 Milestones this week, Katie MELDRUM and Maxine WHITWORTH both joined the 50 Club. Robert CASSY and Paul MILLEN both reached their 100thparkrun.  Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

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Shout out this week to Margaret Duncan for becoming the first lady ever to complete the Sheffield Way Relay solo, 50 miles, that’s about 16 parkruns back-to-back! Well Done!

 

Run Stats

 

There were 44 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Adam HAWKINS Alex SULTER Amy ALLCARD
Ben PEARSON Christopher BROOKE Christopher DYER
Daniel MILLS Daniela HAWRYLIUK Dean HARDING
Eleanor HALL Ethan MORGAN Eve JACKSON
George WALLACE Gill JONES James BARROTT
Jane HUGHES Joe SINNOTT Jonathon WARNER
Joseph MATTHEWS Kate DYMOND Kathryn WATSON
Katie MELDRUM Katy CAMPBELL Keren BAINES
Leanne MALLINDER Liz NICHOLAS Louise GRAHAM
Martin DOWNHAM Mathew ATKIN Monica HENDERSON
Neil WALLACE Nichola STAPLETON-VARGA Nick PATES
Norman HIBBERT Paddy BAINES Patrick DONOHOE
Peter MOXON Richard ADAMS Robert NICOL
Ryan ANDREWS Sarah BARROTT Saul LONGBOTTOM
Susan EARL Zachary WATSON  

 

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Finishing positions

 

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 James HARTLEY 18:38 1 Kate MORRIS 21:11
2 Robert CASSY 18:44 2 Jane GARDINER 21:49
3 James Richard BIGGIN 18:59 3 Nicola BIRCH 22:11

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:20 (82.80%)

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 Gail Moss for this week's photos

 

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.

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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

 

 

Volunteers Galore ahead of Sheffield 10k and Boundary Relay

Event #326

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Jo welcomed everyone to Graves this morning, although she was slightly thrown as she had left her notes behind and attempted to recall everything from memory. We had a slightly quiet week, but with plenty of volunteers, possibly due to the Sheffield 10k and Sheffield Boundary Relay/Ultra in the race calendar for the next day.

A big thank you to this week's volunteers… Terry ARMSTRONG, Peter ATKIN, Elaine BIRD, Evie BROOM, Lucy BROOM, Noah BROOM, Charley BURNEY, Paul CHAPMAN, Janet CHAPMAN, Lucy COWELL, Stephen John DAY, Jo ECCLES, Rosemary FERRILL, Lynn FINDLAY, Stephen GILMER, Everything's Run GREEN, Graham HOGG, Jon HOWSON, Mark JACKSON, Kat JONES, Charlie LAST, Andy LEDBETTER, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Liz NICHOLAS, Robert NICOL, Helen SMITH and Carol SPEIGHT

 

A note from RD Gav…

Trial Run time! *Tuesday 18:10*

Do you fancy getting a sneak peek at what could become the new Graves parkrun course?

I'm looking for people to come and run the route at their own pace, but all setting off at once. It'll be this Tuesday, 25th September setting off from near the cafe at 18:10.

I'll provide more details on the exact route ahead of time; it'll still be 2 laps, but starting in the opposite direction, going anti clockwise from the green dot on the pic. Shorter lap first, then round the lakes on the second lap only. Other highlights include:

More hills per lap

Views of the church and Norton Hall

The North face of Killer hill!

Less narrow paths near the start

Less grassy hills

Why are we thinking of changing the course? Well we've had a number of problems on the narrow black path near the start. It was OK when it was wider, and had 60 runners heading for it, but with 250+ it can be a bit congested. Additionally the permanent detour up the grass is likely to get a bit troublesome underfoot over winter.

So, why not join me for a run around on Tuesday evening,

Gav

 

You can find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/gravesparkrun/

 

Back to the Stats… There were 13 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Emma WALKER Eric ALFONSO Helena RAABE
Jess ADAMS Jessica HALL Keren BAINES
Nick COLLIER Nick HALL Paddy BAINES
Samuel KAY Shaun WELCH Stephen HALLAM
Vicki HALLAM    

 

 

A further 18 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Amanda BETHELL Annabelle BETHELL Charlotte BOUL
Charlotte OKWERA Chris BOYES Daniel ATHERON
Dennis HOLMES Ellie RAYNER Ethan MORGAN
James CONNOLLY Jamie EVANS Jeremiah BETHELL
Jeremy CLARK Joe RAYNER Lisa WALTON
Penny COLLIER Steve CAREY Ta-Wing POON

 

 

There was 1 Milestone this week, Ethan MORGAN joined the Juniors 10 Club. Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

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Run Stats

 

There were 30 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Alice CONNOLLY Ben PEARSON Christopher BROOKE
Christopher HEGGS Darren DARWIN David BARKER
David HORNER Edward GRAY Emma MICHELMORE-BROWN
Eve CONNOLLY Fiona MORGAN Helen HARMSTON
Jacqui HERRING Kathryn DEAKIN Kayte PRITCHARD
Keith FORWARD Maria O'BRIEN Marie TONKS
Matthew HARMSTON Megan BURTON Murray WHITE
Norman HIBBERT Rachel WOOLLEN Richard BOULTER
Rob WATSON Robert DICKINSON Sarah ALLCARD
Saul LONGBOTTOM Simon NICHOLAS Zachary WATSON

 

Finishing positions

 

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:39 1 Leah Grace GREGORY 22:33
2 Andes GEIGER 19:34 2 Sarah ALLCARD * 23:15
3 UNKNOWN #N/A 3 Charlotte ELLIS 23:30

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Yvonne TWELVETREE (VW65-69) with 24:26 (88.20%)

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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!

 

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.

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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

 

 

Tourists and Cow Cowls

Event #325

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Roger welcomed al 280 walkers, joggers and runnersl to Graves this morning for event number 325.

As always he started off with a big thank you to this weeks volunteers… Ben AGAR, Andrew CALLAGHAN, Robert CASSY, Jo ECCLES, Rosemary FERRILL, Andes GEIGER, Stephen GILMER, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Jon HOWSON, Charlie LAST, Andy LEDBETTER, Sue MATTHEWS, Ann-Marie MULVEY, Liz NICHOLAS, Graham NIELD, Simon NIGHTINGALE, Neal PATES, Eve ROBINSON, Catherine ROBINSON-MORLEY, Jessie ROBINSON-MORLEY, Ellie ROBINSON-MORLEY, Francesca ROOKER, Claire TODD, Roger WALTERS

There was mention of how great it was to have the volunteer roster filled early in the week, if you are interested in helping please let us know!

Following an incident last week, Roger made a request for anyone running with a dog to ensure that they are kept on a short lead and under control.

There were 8 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Alex SULTER Hannah CORRIGAN Harrison STACEY
Jamie FLAXMAN Karen GARDNER Niyi ASIYANBI
Pamela JOHNSON Sophia CUTTS

 

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A further 26 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Alan WHISKER Caroline WALTHEW Chioma EJIOGU
Christine WATT Conor O'BOYLE Dave THORNTON
Dean HARDING Gavin STACEY Gemma SIMMONS
Ian ROBERTS Jack STAPLETON-VARGA Jack WHITE
Jamie MANTON Jayne HAMILTON Joe ELLIS
Kathryn WATSON Katie-Scarlett HAWKINS Khalid EDWARDS
Liz BUTCHER Marnie BUTCHER Nicola HAWKINS
Stephanie ANSCOMB Stephen Rhys HAWKINS Thalia SCOTT
Trevor STEVENS Wendy KAUR

 

There were 4 Milestones this week, Adam MITCHELL, Jack YOUNG and Elaine BIRD all joining the 50 Club and Sam Ian BELLAMY the 100 Club. Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

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Run Stats

 

There were an impressive 50 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Addam DARNELL Alasdair BARRETT Ashley SIMMONS
Barbara SALMON Ben HAMILTON Ben LEWIS
Caroline BROCK Chris BROOMHEAD Chris GUY
Colin JORDAN Damon RAY Daniela HAWRYLIUK
Darren DARWIN David HIGGINBOTTOM David HORNER
David SABBAGH Elaine BIRD Elizabeth WOOD
Elliot DILLON Ilda Maria ANTUNES Jackie JOHNS
James BARROTT James ROYAL James SILVESTER
Jenny GALLACHER Jensen BROWN Joe GLEADALL
Jonathon WARNER Judy PEARSON Katherine PEARSON
Lauren MUSE Lee MILLS Louise GRAHAM
Lucy BRIMFIELD Matthew BROWN Michael SEEL
Michael WATSON Nichola STAPLETON-VARGA Peter JACKSON
Peter KEATS Philip SIDEBOTHAM Robert BISHOP
Robert DICKINSON Robert NICOL Sarah BARROTT
Saul LONGBOTTOM Simon ALEXANDER Simon NICHOLAS
Simone ABRAM Tim RABY

 

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Finishing positions

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Chris GUY * 18:48 1 Caroline BROCK * 19:45
2 Luke NEWELL 18:55 2 Hannah K PEEL 21:08
3 Conor O'BOYLE ** 19:08 3 Jane GARDINER 22:38

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Caroline BROCK (SW30-34) with 19:45 (75.44%)

 

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!

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.

RR SG signature

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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