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

 

 

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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