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