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%)

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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