Early PT, Course Inspections and 100thVolunteering stints…

Event #344

 

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With the weather having taken a turn for the chilly during the week, there was much chatter on social media as to whether this morning’s run would be on or not. Step forward Green who ensured nothing would get in the way of him checking the course early enough to provide an update with an hour before our start time.  The all clear was given to lots of “likes” on facebook and everything proceeded as planned.

Green only realised after the event but this was his 100th volunteering day. There was lots of feedback through about how great our RD and volunteers were, including this… ‘I was a visitor last Saturday; I wanted to say thank you. You are such a friendly bunch of volunteers. The run director was excellent, very attentive, checking folk were ok crossing the finish.”

 

A big thank you to this weeks volunteers… Denise ADAMS-JACKSON, Julie ARMSTRONG, Sam Ian BELLAMY, David BONNETT, Magdalena BOO, Oliver BURT, Mick CROOKES, Martin DOWNHAM, Jo ECCLES, Tony ELLIS, Sylvia ELLIS, Lynn FINDLAY, Robert FOSTER, Janet GLOVER, Everything's Run GREEN, Nigel HOWARD, Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX, Dan MURPHY, Liz NICHOLAS, Robert NICOL, Amelia SANDERSON, Ian David STOCKS, Becci TAYLOR, Helen YOUNG

 

 

 

 

There were 6 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Adina HUMA Antonia HALL Anya JACKLIN
Chantelle MELLOR Jonathan CAMM Scott JACKLIN

 

 

A further 24 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Amy JENKIN Andrew MARSDEN Angie WRIGHT
Ben ASHDOWN Brian SHAW Chris HAYDEN
Christine SHAW Fiona PANES Freddie PENN
George FIELDING Jackie HOWSHAM Janet COUTTS
Jennifer DRAKE Jennifer WARLEY John HOWSHAM
Joseph HAYWARD Katie TYNAN Mary NEAL
Peter DAWSON Peter EDDOWES Shona FIELDING
Steven BARKER Tara SPILLINGS Tim NEAL

 

 

There were 4 Milestone this week, Gabriel ARMITAGE and Jordan HOWARD both joined the Junior 10 club. Lucy COWELL and Katie JACKSON both now eligible for their 50 t-shirts Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

 

Run Stats

 

There were 23 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Abigail HATHWAY Alan DALTON Alex DOUGLASS
Andrew TAYLOR Claire BONNETT Clare PATTEN
Dan FIRTH Ella PENN Hannah RAPAPORT
Heather IRESON Isobel EYRES Jordan HOWARD
Joshua David ELLIN Kathryn SPARSHOTT Laura RANGELEY
Lena MARSTON-GIROUX Nicola CLEMENTS Rachael FIRTH
Robert HUTCHINGS Sam DEABAITUA Sarah MCGOLDRICK
Sarah SODEN Wayne MORTON  

 

Finishing positions

 

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Tom VALENTINE 19:36 1 Sam BLAKEMORE 21:47
2 Joseph MALLINSHAW 19:53 2 Jennifer RICH 22:49
3 James STOREY 19:59 3 Tara SPILLINGS ** 23:17

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Sam BLAKEMORE (VW50-54) with 21:47 (76.97%)

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 the safety of those taking part will always be our priority!

 

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