People and Milestones a plenty

Event #334

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Gav was on the bench this week delivering the race briefing with his usual gusto. He welcomed all 329 of us to Graves (our 4thhighest attendance, possibly influenced by Rother Valley not running this week) and soon had everyone cheering for this week’s volunteers… Amy ALLCARD, Julie ARMSTRONG, David BONNETT, Keith BUTCHER, Janet CHAPMAN, Paul CHAPMAN, Alison CHILVERS, Martin DOWNHAM, Jo ECCLES, Lynn FINDLAY, Emma GOODLIFFE, Stephen GILMER, Everything's Run GREEN, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Jon HOWSON, Sue HUTCHINSON, Alison KANE, Charlie LAST, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Peter MOXON, Catherine NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Conor O'BOYLE, Gillian RAY, Francesca ROOKER, John TOSCANO, Tom VALENTINE, Roger WALTERS.

 

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We then had the customary barcode competition between each side of the park, the introduction of the volunteering whiteboard allowing you to sign up there and then for the following week, and lastly a very important reminder that our tokens are essential to the running of the event. They are not accessories or suitable for jewellery, of course we’d love to see you utilise your own barcode how ever you’d like, but please ensure you give back the finishing tokens after you’ve had it scanned. 101 is a particularly popular token and we’re now on our 4thor 5thincarnation.

 

Gav finished off with a very tuneful request for everyone to make their way to the start line.

 

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There were 14 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Alun COCKS Bayley YOUNG Callum SWEENEY
Clare BLANDFORD Emma WILLIAMSON Gemma COCKS
Ivy BLANDFORD Josh HILL Oliver TARRANT
Orla WYATT Paul YOUNG Regina KAY
Sara COPP Suzanne WATSON

 

 

A further 37 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Abi BONNETT Adam LENTON Adrian MARTIN
Andrew BAILEY Andrew FISHER Andrew HUGHES
Brendan SMITH Cath JACKSON Cathy MARTIN
Christian HOPKINS Corey MARSHALL David PRICE
Dean WINTER Doug SCOTT Emma SMITH
Glen MARSHALL Harry BOWELL Holly RAISTRICK
Holly WATSON Ian JONES Jack ROTHERAM
Jennifer WATSON John CALVERT Kathryn HOPE
Kyla CHARLES Linda BENN Matthew PAWLEY
Megan WHITAKER Philip HAMMOND Rachel MELLOR
Richard BENN Richard VENI Rob THORNTON
Stephen James FAIRWEATHER Tamara MITCHELL Tom COPPING
Tony WEIGHTMAN

 

 

There were plenty of Milestones this week! Firstly a big congratulations to everyone at Graves Junior parkrun on celebrating their 2ndBirthday! We had cheers for Paula Risby, Mark Norman and Joanne Hadfield for reaching 50 parkruns, Liam Whitby and Jeremy Brayshaw on 100 (Roger Walters on hitting 150 volunteering stints at Graves) and finally Helen Eberlin on completing her 250thparkrun! Awesome achievements by everyone, congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

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Run Stats

 

There were 41 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Adrian SHIPLEY Alex WALL Archie DEAKIN
Carla GIBBONS Charlotte JENKINSON Chris ANTHONY
Chris DAY Christopher CUMMING Claire BONNETT
Dave NUTTON Elizabeth CARTHY Esther BARNES
Greg FREEMAN Hannah JONES Harriet DAVIES
James BROOMHEAD James HARKNESS James HARTWRIGHT
Janine RYAN Jennifer BLACKWELL John SCHOLEY
Kathryn DEAKIN Katie PORTER Lizzie ALABASTER
Louise CRAIB Matt WYATT Mya BARTRAM
Peter ATKIN Philip MORRIS Richard MARSH
Robert DICKINSON Robert HUTCHINGS Robert NICOL
Sam TAYLOR Samuel KAY Sarah PROCTER
Seren HARTWRIGHT Sharon WARD Simon CRITCHLEY
Tom ATKINSON Vicki HALLAM

 

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Finishing positions

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Ewan SPENCER 17:58 1 Kate MORRIS 20:52
2 Philip MORRIS * 18:16 2 Amy WHEELER 21:18
3 Aidan LINSKILL 18:44 3 Sam BLAKEMORE 21:29

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Kate MORRIS (VW50-54) with 20:52 (83.47%)

 

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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.

 

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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!

Special thanks to Gail Moss for this weeks photos.

Another special shout to Green for rescuing this weeks results with a safety pin after the stopwatch connection broke, could be a member of another A-Team if he wanted!

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