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