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%)

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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

 

 

Guest Run Report – Ben Smithers

Event number 343

12th January 2019

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Before we get into this report please allow me to preface with the fact that the journey to Graves was certainly an eye opener. We all know the joys of using GPS and when we think we know the route that we are going to be taking and yet somehow the magic google lady ends up taking us up and over the Snake Pass! I genuinely was not expecting that but it certainly highlighted to me what a beautiful part of the world we were heading to over in Yorkshire!

The reason we were taking the trip all the way from Preston to this lovely parkrun was as part of the “Staying Alive challenge” which for the uninitiated is the task of completing three parkrun's beginning with a B and three beginning with a G. Who knows maybe our 38 first timers from this week might decide to venture out and try to complete this (or even some of the other challenges!) but even if not you have cracking parkrun right here at Graves park! While we’re on the subject of first timers please allow me to say a MASSIVE welcome to the parkrun family, trust me stick with it and it will change your life VERY much for the better.

 

[Picture 1 - Run Brief]

Although not a first timer to parkrun it was my first time at Graves parkrun so as is tradition we gathered round for the first timers briefing with Martin who explained the course to us. Already my partner in crime had been told that we might not quite be in the right place for a PB course but after all  parkrun isn’t about times! It’s all about getting out there and enjoying a run/jog/walk with likeminded people around the absolute gems of parks which are dotted all over the country (of which Graves is definitely one!) With the course explained and everyone knowing what to do at the finish line (TOKEN + BARCODE = FINISH TIME) we were off to the full run briefing.

Roger, our run director, had the usual safety notices to announce but first there were some milestones to celebrate. A HUGE congratulations to Judith Alabaster and Ruth Mack who were both completing their 100th parkrun on Saturday morning. Look after those 100 t-shirts ladies! It’s another 150 parkrun's until you get your next one! For the first time ever I was also made to feel somewhat of a celebrity being pulled up alongside Roger as a touring run reporter so thank you very for that! However each and every volunteer at any parkrun is a 1000% star and deserves your adulation, this week those hi-viz heros were...

Paul HIGGINBOTTOM • Roger WALTERS • Magdalena BOO • Janet CHAPMAN • Rowena YATES • Helen YOUNG • Tony BELL • Jo ECCLES • Paul CHAPMAN • Everything's Run GREEN • Tom VALENTINE • Catherine NEEDHAM • Ann-Marie MULVEY • Dan MURPHY • Gina BIGGS • Becci TAYLOR • Ashley MELLORS • Ben SMITHERS • Sue RANSOM • Sally WARD • Stuart ROOKER • Martin DOWNHAM • Sarah SANDERSON • Joseph MALLINSHAW • Leanne MALLINDER • Amanda TOWERS • Amelia SANDERSON • Amy ALLCARD • Julie ARMSTRONG

 

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Having performed this traditional parkrun ritual of celebrating all those who had done something to celebrate in parkrun terms, whether that be dragging yourself out of bed for your first run or coming along for your 411th (WOW Lizzie Wilkinson) it was time to get the show on the road.

The beginning of Graves could certainly deceive those who have not read a course description as after the flat first straight we were off DOWNHILL with some of our faster runners really going for it and hammering it as we turned the first corner and headed downhill. Waiting at the bottom was one of the true heroes of parkrun in full hi-viz gear with a smile and a well done at the ready to coax us all on!

As everyone knows though what goes down must come back up (I’m sure that’s how that saying goes) but the wood lined paths of Graves park are so lovely to run through that the extra pain of running up hill was negated. After more woodland running we were off around the edge of the field we were soon running through farmland and past some of the usual wildlife where some of the volunteers were even willing to pose to get their photo into the Run Report. Let us just say I’m glad that all of the subjects of this photo are more photogenic than me!

 

[Picture 3 - Marshall and Moo Cows]

Soon after we were heading through familiar terrier and could see the cafe coming not far away in the distance.But wait! The run briefing definitely mentioned a lake and prior to finishing our first lap we were off around it! Knowing that the second lap was going to be shorter was definitely a bonus though and the pace quickened as we came around the lake. Much thanks to the lady who was keeping a very similar pace to me for giving me that extra bit of a reason to push on!

Having lapped the lake we were then headed back around the field and could see Graves army of volunteers cheering us in.

After that it was a simple matter of heading off for another lap around Graves park cutting out the lap of the lake this time with plenty of cheering and thanking of volunteers as per standard procedure for so many on a Saturday morning.

At the finish line we were greeted by an army of volunteers ready to congratulate each and every runner and officially record their parkrun achievements no matter what they are! Now I must admit I only have one issue with this parkrun. I want to do it again but it’s a good hour and a half away ;-)

 

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Graves parkrun you were absolutely brilliant and next time we are in Sheffield it’s going to be a very difficult decision between coming back and trying out another of Sheffields no doubt fabulous parkrun's. Thank you very much for being such wonderful hosts and know that I now have your parkrun on my list of DEFINITELY DO AGAIN!

 

After all that fun for those who take their running a bit more seriously here’s some statistics:

This week 344 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom...

 

19 were first timers at any parkrun...

Claire BELL Daniel DE ARRIBA Elizabeth CLAY
Emma JONES Ian HAWLEY Joshua David ELLIN
Matthew GASCOIGNE Natalie PHILLIPS Neil MOTLEY
Nicola CLEMENTS Nigel DISBURY Rachael HODGSON
Rachel ALLCARD Richard FOSTER Sam DEABAITUA
Sean PARKIN Shaun TURNELL Sue JACKLIN
William EARL

 

19 were visiting Graves for the first time...

Anna TRASK Annabel SHARRATT Ben SMITHERS
Gareth WILLIAMS Gavin SANDERSON Gemma PRINCE
Gina BIGGS Heather IRESON Helen BLUNDELL
Helen DEAKIN Jonathan PITMAN Kathryn LITTLE
Kathryn SPARSHOTT Leon ENGLAND Mike HORWOOD
Rebecca JOYCE Stephen LANCASTER Tom POOLE
Wayne MORTON

 

29 recorded new Personal Bests...

Alex HYLAN Andrea OWENS Caroline WALTHEW
Chris BROWN Daniel MILLS Darren BRISTOW
Emma MORGAN Geoff COUSINS Hannah RAPAPORT
Harvey BATTY Jayne FOSTER Kathryn DEAKIN
Kim LEYLAND Kirsty BRIGGS Lee CODDINGTON
Lesley MELLOR Lilie EVANS Lizzie ALABASTER
Mark RHODES Mia POOLE Michael SEEL
Milly HEWITT Richard WELLS Robert HUTCHINGS
Sakura GASCOIGNE Sam GRAY Stephen LUMBARD
Tim KEEN Victoria BROWN

 

Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Graves parkrun Results Page.

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Oliver HART 18:59 1 Celia NAYLOR 22:04
2 James HARTLEY 19:04 2 Jane GARDINER 22:56
3 Stuart SCOTT 19:17 3 Kate DYMOND 23:26
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

The female record is held by Lauren DAVIES-BECKETT who recorded a time of 18:44 on 21st June 2014 (event number 115).

The male record is held by Joseph NEWMAN-BILLINGTON who recorded a time of 16:19 on 1st September 2018 (event number 323).

The Age Grade course record is held by Yvonne TWELVETREE who recorded 90.48% (23:27) on 19th August 2017 (event number 274).

 

Notices

With the colder weather being well and truly here, 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!

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

Don’t forget that there is a junior parkrun at Graves Park on a Sunday morning too.

Thanks to Ben Smithers for this weeks report, if you fancy contributing, get in touch!

Happy parkrunning!

 

 

 

New runners a plenty

A crisp, dry winter morning greeted 330 runners, joggers and walkers at Graves for parkrun #342 this morning. Jo, nobly standing in for Catherine (who was otherwise occupied with her son’s chickenpox!) greeted the crowd and took care of the usual briefing.  Runners were especially reminded not to duck the funnel as this really does mess up the results of everyone coming in afterwards, and to remember that parkrun is A RUN, NOT A RACE!

 

Volunteers were thanked and enthusiastically applauded: well done and thanks to everyone who wrapped up to scan, marshal and cheer on the runners and walkers on a chilly morning Elaine BIRD, Stephen BIRTLES, Magdalena BOO, Cath DAVIES, Jo ECCLES, Harriet EISNER, Joe 'the Pirate' ELLIS, Tony ELLIS, Stephen GILMER, Emma GOODLIFFE, Chloe HENSHAW, Ruth HOFFMAN, Jane HUGHES, Kat JONES, Charlie LAST, Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX, Ann-Marie MULVEY, Dan MURPHY, Catherine NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Robert NICOL, Stuart ROOKER, Amelia SANDERSON, Neil SCHOFIELD, Megan SMITH, Kate TETLEY, Amanda TOWERS.

 

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A special well done was given to Sara Hinch, who was running her 50ththis week.

 

First timers and tourists were encouraged to make themselves known; however, it seems that most chose to keep a low profile…there were only one or two shout outs from the 25 people doing their first run at Graves today.

 

Belinda SING GEN Brett SING GEN Debbie ALEXANDER
Faye DAVIES Hannah RAPAPORT Isobel EYRES
Joel LEWIS Jonathan SMITH Kathryn RANGELEY
Kerry BROOKS Laura RANGELEY Libby KINGWELL
Mark TAYLOR Matt FOSTER Michael INGS
Nicky ASTLE Peter DAVIS Rachel BURT
Rachel BURTON Sadif RASHID Sadjida CARTER
Sam MCELROY Sarah JACKSON Stephen LUMBARD
Stuart KINGWELL    

 

One visitor from Peterborough was brave enough to make himself known; however, a peek at the results page revealed runners from Barnsley, London, Beeston and South Africa!  Welcome to Graves, everyone: we hope that you enjoyed your visit today and that you will be back with us again soon.

 

There were an amazing 24 people doing their first ever parkrun today.  It’s great to see so many giving parkrun a try and remember, it’s not just for January!

 

Alex DOUGLASS Andrew DINEEN Dan JAMESON
Daniel EVANS Emily BOOKER Geoff COUSINS
Jake DAVIDSON Jayne FOSTER Jenny WATSON
Kirsty BRIGGS Lesley MELLOR Lilie EVANS
Maisie BURN Mia POOLE Paula STREET
Rachael FIRTH Richard WELLS Sam GRAY
Sarah FOSTER Sarah KEEGAN Sarah MCGOLDRICK
Sarah SMITH Shaohua CUI William SEEDHOUSE

 

An incredible 31 runners were able to bag a PB today, in spite of the high turnout. Good work everyone!

 

Adam MITCHELL Alex SULTER Amanda TOWERS
Andrew TAYLOR Brian THORNHILL Chris ALLEN
Chris REA Christopher BROWN Claire BONNETT
Clive John WILSON Dan FIRTH Erin SHAW
Jamie KAY Jennie STEVENS Julie BIRD
Julie BIRTLES Katherine PEARSON Kelvin BROWN
Khulan STEVENS Lesley BROSNAN Mark WILLIAMS
Milly HEWITT Pauline WILSON Rob EARL
Robert DICKINSON Rowan WALTERS Sakura GASCOIGNE
Samantha DRAPER Sebastian PUGH Susan GUY
Tom VALENTINE    

 

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With the New Year well and truly with us it’s worth remembering that, as well as chasing PBs, there are some other running resolutions worth keeping in mind.  Parkrun is a true community event and entirely staffed by volunteers so making a resolution to volunteer to support your local parkrun should be on everyone’s list at this time of year.  For more experienced runners, taking a place at the back to run with a new or returning runner once in a while is a great way to ensure that parkrun is accessible to everyone and to support the running community.

 

Finishing positions

 

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Tom VALENTINE * 19:01 1 Louise PERRINS 22:54
2 Nigel HOWARD 19:22 2 Erin SHAW * 22:56
3 Tom BOLLARD 19:30 3 Rebecca WALKER 23:04

 

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:48 (82.79%)

 

Notices

 

With the colder weather being well and truly here, 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!

 

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

Don’t forget that there is a junior parkrun at Graves Park on a Sunday morning too.

 

Happy parkrunning!

Amanda

 

 

Marshalling in the new year!

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Graves parkrun #341.

Happy New Year! And what a great event it was.

Me and my little family kicked 2019 off by helping to marshal a record breaking 396 runners around a dry and occasionally sunny Graves park. The dog and I ran to the park for Mind’s RED challenge, then took up our spot between the ponds, whilst my partner and the tiny tyrant got cow poo corner! You'll have noticed the enthusiastic dad jokes as you headed for the finish.

 

I'm assured that Run Director Gav’s briefing had everyone chomping at the bit to get going. As the gags flew thick and fast participants trying to do the new year double Parkrun were pawing the ground and stamping with enthusiasm to get to Hillsborough and Poolsbrook. There was no need to worry as Poolsbrook’s Andy Morris came to run his 100th Graves at Graves but shot off to be the Run Director for his second event of the day.

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We had lots to celebrate this week. Apart from the record turnout, there were also many milestones. Congratulations to all the following people:

 

Local legend Roger Knightley was out on his 200th event. Emma Barker and Marie Hippey and Caz Kay were all celebrating their 100th run.

 

We welcomed 9 first timers to Graves,hopefully see you all again soon.

 

 

Adrian HOTSON Akira KANEDA Charlotte KENNEDY
Chris WILLIAMS Ewan KENNEDY Helen BATTY
Jo JARVIS Julie BIRTLES Sarah KENNEDY

 

 

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And well done to the 57 tourists.

 

 

Alex GREEN Andrew THOMPSON Andy HOLLINGUM
Andy YOUNG Angela HOLLINGUM Anthony BOWYER
Bart LAWRENCE Callum WOODWARD Cameron Colin BATTY
Christopher MOSS Claire CARTLEDGE Daniel DUNN
Edward PINNOCK Emma DONSON Gemma MORRIS
Gordon FIANDER Hannah WHITEOAK Harvey BATTY
Iain NESS Jacob KENNEDY James BALKWILL
Jamie THOMPSON Jason CRABB Jenni FIANDER
Josh BOWEN Kenneth KENNEDY Kerry SAVILLE
Kirsty SUTTON Linda BILLAM Linda VAN GELDER
Lorna MIDWOOD Lucy LYNCH Malcolm BAGGALEY
Mark LAWTON Mark WITHAM Martin SUTCLIFFE
Matt DUNBAR Matthew GILES Mia KOFOED KRISTIANSEN
Michael BOWEN Michael CLEARY Michael PLANT
Nicholas BOWEN Nick OSULLIVAN Paul MIDDLEMAS
Paul SHACKLETON Paul STOKES Peter GOODFELLOW
Peter MCCOY Rachael HONEYMAN Rachel PERRY
Richard TIBBLE Robyn PAYNE Samantha ISAAC
Sarah CHAMBERLAIN Sarah HONEYMAN Wayne SUTER

 

 

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Finally, a massive shout to all the volunteers who filled the empty slots since Saturday.
Laura ALSTON, Daniel ALSTON, Michael Peter ANYON, Julie ARMSTRONG, Magdalena BOO, Steve BRAMHALL, Lucy COWELL, Martin DOWNHAM, Jo ECCLES, Alexis FOSTER, Fran GRACE, Sarah HARRIS, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Sue HUTCHINSON, Angela JACKSON, Duncan MCLEAN, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Carol PARSONS, Robyn PAYNE, Gillian RAY, Lindsay STANSALL, Jennie STEVENS, Tim WALTERS

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Without you all the event can't run...Parkrun HQ say that if everyone volunteered 3 times per year, nationally there would never be a deficit so please come and take part in both sides of the event.

 

 

RUN STATS

 

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Kate Reece got top age graded result:

Kate REECE (VW65-69) with 24:55 (82.61%)

 

 

With the following people entering the funnel first. A real achievement.

 

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 David MILLNS * 18:07 1 Lauren DAVIES-BECKETT 21:29
2 Bruno BECKETT 18:16 2 Caz KAY 21:57
3 Joseph HIBBERT 18:24 3 Sarah BURRELL 22:00
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

 

We also saw 39 people hitting a new PB.

 

Alannah BOLTON Alfie SUDDRICK Amanda HOLTEY
Andrew FISHER Andrew R Ben STEEL
Christopher TAYLOR-COOK Claire BRACEGIRDLE Damien MATTHIAS
Daniel FORD David MILLNS Denise ADAMS-JACKSON
Erica ORAM Hannah MCCORMACK Helen ASHFIELD
Helen GREGORY James BOREMAN Jamie KAY
Jessica CARMAN Kev SAVILLE Lauren FORD
Lena MARSTON-GIROUX Lucy BOWMAN Michael PAYNE
Nathan GASCOIGNE Nicky HINE Owen FORD
Penny MERRETT Rachel SUDDRICK Rebecca CARMAN
Robert NICOL Ruth FORD Samantha DRAPER
Stephen HOWARD Steve GARNER Teresa DINEEN
Thomas CANNON Wayne CHURCH Will DOYLE

 

 

Chris and his guide dog Eric were back to complete their challenge of 6 Parkruns in 15 days for one of our local goalball teams. Good luck with the rest of your fundraising! (For anyone wanting to know about Goalball have a look at this great video on the Goalball UK website. http://www.goalballuk.com/the-sport/)

 

 

On a personal note, thank you to all of you who cheered, smiled and in one case sang to me on tuesday. It was great to see people skipping, jogging, running, walking, pushing, guiding, puffing in the new year. Everyone should be smug that they were out first thing in the morning to participate!

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NOTICES

Keep an eye on Facebook in case of last minute weather related cancellations and remember to dress for the conditions.

 

If you have any questions, or wish to sign up as a volunteer you can email graveshelpers@parkrun.com. You can also look at the available roles and gaps here… http://www.parkrun.org.uk/graves/futureroster/

 

Happy New Year folks,

 

Laura

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Ending 2018 on a Volunteer High!

 

 

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Graves Parkrun #340

 

What a way to finish the year… A full complement of volunteers and an epic 299 participants!  Congratulations to everyone who came and a big thank you to this week’s heroes.

Laura ALSTON, Julie ARMSTRONG, Mathew ATKIN, Lucy COWELL, Martin DOWNHAM, Jo ECCLES, Harriet EISNER, Sylvia ELLIS, Tony ELLIS, Jane EVANS, Stephen GILMER, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Ruth HOFFMAN, Charlie LAST, Sue MATTHEWS, Liz NICHOLAS, Robert NICOL, Simon NIGHTINGALE, David SHEPPARD, Carol SPEIGHT

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Jo kicked off run #340 with a big cheer for the volunteers, a reminder that dogs are welcome on a short lead held in their owners’ hands and that responsible adults must be looked after by their under 12s until the sprint finish. More practice is needed by us all when we join in to say “it’s a run not a race” but festive spirits and good will to all park users was evident throughout the event.

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Martin DOWNHAMheld a first timers briefing to welcome 10 first timers

Brendan MARTIN Edward BRADBURY Eleanor ROSE
Helen GREGORY Jack SHEPHERD Khulan STEVENS
Milly HEWITT Nadine VAN EEDEN Sharon SHEPHERD
Shie JIRANEK    

 

…and 36 tourists.

Alice FARQUHARSON Amanda HOLTEY Angela BENT
Anna LAWSON Ayesha MODI Brendan MARTIN
Chris BROWN Danny BENT Edward BRADBURY
Eleanor ROSE Helen CUMMINS Helen GREGORY
Ian PARNELL Jack SHEPHERD Jacqueline PETROSKI
James Rc TAYLOR Jessica JOEL Jo GRAY
Jordan HOWARD Kenny STIRLING Khulan STEVENS
Kristy NICHOLSON Lindsay CYR Mark MCKONE
Milly HEWITT Nadine VAN EEDEN Neil PHILLIPSON
Nick EASTON Rachel MATTHEWS Sally WHEATLEY
Sharon SHEPHERD Shie JIRANEK Stephan PUGH
Susan GLOVER Tish KELLY Will COLLISON

 

This included well-travelled friends from Adelaide, Connecticut and Pittsburgh.

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Our legendary ladies from the USA have truly done the Sheffield Parkrun Tour: after a quick sleep on landing, they registered and ran at Concorde then volunteered at the Graves Junior Parkrun.  Following that they did the Christmas fancy dress at Endcliffe, came and met the highland cattle at Graves Park today and in between have completed the Longshaw Trust 10km.  We may yet see them in the New Year so be sure to say hello!

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This week we had many milestones to celebrate.  Alex SULTER for his Junior 10thrun, Alex HODGSON and Nathan BABIKER for their 50thand a special shout-out goes to Simon NIGHTINGALE and Lily THE WHIPPET for their 250thrun, and Simon’s 25thvolunteer!

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RUN STATS

It was a blustery run today and I have to give a huge shoutout to the dynamo Dads pushing prams.

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It still resulted in 30 PBs!  Congratulations to you all.

Andrew TAYLOR Christopher DEEKS Claire TIPPETT
Clive John WILSON Duncan BANNISTER Edith BANNISTER
Emma ROSE Fiona WILSON Jack KIDDER
Jacob WALKER Jennie WOOD Jennifer LEAR
Jeremy BRAITHWAIT Jon RAYNER Julie MEREDITH
Keith BUTCHER Kevin WALKER Lena MARSTON-GIROUX
Lesley BROSNAN Lewis COX Marion MCCABE
Mick CROOKES Nicholas SZCZEPANIAK Pauline WILSON
Richard COOK Robert BISHOP Simon SHORTER
Steve ROBINSON T ILANKO Wendy GRAY

 

Judy JOHNSON (VW65-69) of the Vegan Runners Running Club had this week’s top age graded result with 27:40 (76.69%).

 

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FINISHING POSITIONS

Here are this week’s finishing positions.  Congratulations to all of you.

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Joseph HIBBERT 18:14 1 Anna LAWSON ** 19:59
2 Thomas HALL 18:35 2 Celia NAYLOR 22:42
3 Robert BISHOP * 19:22 3 Jane GARDINER 24:35
* New PB
**Graves first timer

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NOTICES AND NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

Many people choose participating in Parkrun as a resolution, but how about something different… could you recruit someone who wants to make new friends to become a regular volunteer?  Could you bring visiting family and friends as volunteers? Many marshals bring their own chair to sit and cheer from, or there are a variety of roles you can do as well as participating.  From timing and scanning, to sorting and cheering, there is something for everyone to do and I can speak from experience that it is theway to make friends.

As I write this, there aren’t enough volunteers to run the New Year’s day event and on the 5thof January there are only two people signed up! Get in touch by facebook or emailif you have any questions or want to have a go. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/graves/futureroster/

 

Keep checking facebook for weather updates in case of cancellations and remember to dress appropriately for the weather.

 

Junior Parkrun continues on Sundays, otherwise I’ll see you all 9am on Tuesday for the New Year’s Day Parkrun.

Laura

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Rainbows, Fancy-dress and Guest Run Reporters

Graves #339

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This week we have a special treat for our run report, if the form of a guest reporter, thanks to tourist Daniel Connolly for the following...

 

Over the last few years of parkrun tourism I have developed and revised a few key rules.

 

Check the volunteer roster on the website

 

This I have found to be a sure fire way to see if a parkrun is on.  It has also helped me fulfil my New Year's Resolution I set at Colwich on 1st January and then expanded upon at Bedworth on 5th May – to try and write a run report for each new venue I visit this year.  As I have been on tour since the beginning of 2016 and haven't yet repeated a venue it has meant 41 reports this year.  By now I should be something of an expert at them...  or at least have a bank of statements I could use but whilst parts are similar each report has to be different, just like the parkruns I visit each week.  As each venue is the same – a free 5km timed run entirely run by volunteers – it is unique; trail / tarmac, in a park / not in a park!, city / rural.

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Arrive at 8:10!

 

Yes, I know parkruns start at around 9am BUT after a dreadful experience of being unable to find the start of the parkrun before it started and then having to run after the tail for 15 minutes I am keen not to repeat that again!

 

For ages my wife and daughter have commented that they could have had an extra 30minutes in bed (or longer!) My son has never made this complaint but that is because he was the one who had to play catch the tail runner as it was then!

 

Programming the postcode into Google Maps we had a dream drive up the M42, A42, M1 & A61 - I doubt many over the Christmas period will be saying those words and at ten past 8 we arrived in Cobnar Road – with no sign of a carpark!   STRESS!  After parking up and zooming in on course maps and Google Maps – we headed off to Bunting Nook Car Park (S8 8JU) and still arrived on time to capture a picture of most of today's #HiVizHeroes in our homemade picture frame.

 

Carry both trail and road shoes in the car

 

I could cover up this rule by saying that conditions can change and a dry field can become boggy – but the truth is I never read the course descriptions beforehand.  Hilly or flat, 5 laps or one – it is always a surprise to me and the family.  If I was as quick as Monday Night Club's, Bruno BECKETT (VM40-44) who stormed over the line as first finisher in a new PB of 17:53 this week – so a double well done - I would need to know where I am going but with lovely marshals on the course directing me and the pace I move, I do have lots of runners to follow!

 

So normally a quick question of a regular or a marshal helps make the choice and as a completely tarmacked course road shoes were definitely the order of the day.

 

The number of laps is always easy to find out as there is always a first timers briefing for new parkrunners and tourists alike so listening carefully to Martin DOWNHAM today I discovered the second lap was shorter than the first and a marshal and signs were positioned read for the short cut!  Whilst I have heard over 100 first timer briefings :- Scott HUKINS, Laurie NICHOLAS, Wes JACKLIN, Jessica BIRD, Daisy NICHOLAS, Grace NICHOLAS, Gregg DALE & Wendy GRAY all had their first as Graves become their first ever parkrun.  So a huge welcome to them.

 

At the main run briefing the shout went out for tourists, despite driving from Coventry we were certainly pipped at the furthest travelled as although Hong Kong was mentioned... Daisy QUIGLEY ran her first Graves parkrun all the way from Cairns in Australia!

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For the first time in a year, much to my great regret 1km into the run, I haven't worn my much prized milestone T-shirt, today Steel City Striders RC's, Rowena YATES ran her 100th parkrun so with holidays and disrupted deliveries hopefully she will soon be the proud wearer of her black 100 t-shirt very soon – currently you will just have to enjoy seeing the red 50 logo on the results being replaced by a black 100 icon.

 

After the formalities were out the way the run started with the all too familiar beep of hundreds of GPS watches being pressed at the same time.  And soon hundreds of festive parkrunners stormed off around the park. Thankfully many of them also in Christmas themed clothes as I had encouraged my family to all dress up as Elves – which seemed a great idea at 6:15am but soon after 9am I realised why cotton wasn't a great technical running fibre as I started to melt as I thudded up the first short steep slope.

 

Before the loop back uphill from the park keeper's cottage I was blowing.  I could barely manage a grunted thank you to the marshal and from each marshal after that it went downhill - mainly due to the uphills! – my grunts replaced with a signed thank you.

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My report writing started for this very reason as no matter how much I try and tell myself to take it easy and just enjoy a gentle run round I get caught up in the moment and my brain makes demands that my body just can't fulfil so I end up huffing and puffing round.  Don't get me wrong; I still enjoy it – well maybe not at the time as it hurts – I just can't breathe, run and speak – something has to give.

 

So writing the reports is my way of thanking the team of #HiVizHeroes – the volunteers that I fail to do during the run or afterwards.  So I offer a huge THANK YOU to Amy ALLCARD, Julie ARMSTRONG, Magdalena BOO, Marnie BUTCHER, Keith BUTCHER, Andrew CALLAGHAN, Cath DAVIES, Martin DOWNHAM, Jo ECCLES, Sylvia ELLIS, Stephen GILMER, Everything's Run GREEN, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Jon HOWSON, Sarah HOWSON, Charlie LAST, Catherine NEEDHAM, William NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Liz NICHOLAS, Neal PATES, Gillian RAY & Carol SPEIGHT for making this run possible today for myself and the 270 other runners.

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Heading up the hill towards the cattle and church a beautiful rainbow filled the darkening sky.  And running round the second lake a light drizzle started.  Many might have hated the idea or the rain but dressed in a full elf outfit the cooling drizzle felt amazing; however it was short lived and I had to try and power up the slope to finish the first lap holding up my rain and sweat soaked Elf trousers!  Before taking on the shorter second lap.

 

As I was taking a short walk break up the hill by the keeper's cottage at the far end of the park, Steel City Striders RC's Lucy BROOM (VW40-44) crossed the line in 23rd place in a time of 22:36 to be the first female finisher.   Great running.

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Heading back up towards the church I decided to capture the glorious view and the rainbow, but alas by the time I had accidentally taken a couple of mid run elfies...  it was no longer in sight but the finish funnel was! So with one last push and a much needed walk break halfway up the final hill I crossed the finish line and stood at the top of the hill waiting for the other three Coventry Elves to finish!

 

As I waited a young marshal offered me the last slice of rocky road before carefully checking on the crumbs for quality purposes.  As a one-time tourist, I am not sure if Graves has a regular cake marshal but it is a role that I certainly would like to see at other parkruns I visit!

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After the whole family had completed the run the next (or for my son the important) part of our parkrun adventures happened - the café and what a treat – superb cakes and a great breakfast selection.   The huffing, puffing and struggling around the last lap today forgotten so a full English Breakfast and a flap jack was washed down with a latte or two as the volunteer team sorted tokens and processed results.

 

As with parkruns around the world Graves needs people to help each week to make it happen, so if you fancy giving scanning a go, being the time keeper, marshalling and encouraging others or are happy to help out in any role please send an e-mail - graveshelpers@parkrun.com You might even fancy writing a run report or taking some pictures of the runners.  You will be shown what to do, it is lots of fun!

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My family and I had a lovely time at Graves this morning.  Thank you for being so welcoming!

 

Merry Christmas and Happy parkrunning.

 

Daniel Connolly

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They Breed ‘em Tough in Yorkshire!

Event #338

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In his blue and white vest for the first time, Stephen our newest run director welcomed everyone to a cold and windy 338thGraves Parkrun.

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153 runners turned out to conquer the elements and listened to a well-rehearsed run briefing: a great update on the course conditions, under 11s run with your responsible adult, dogs are welcome on a short lead held in your hand, and don’t duck the funnel. The crowd eagerly joined in with the mantra that it’s a “run not a race” and then we were off! An amazing number of people had their legs out despite the forecast snow.

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He thought he got away with it, but we highlighted Andy’s birthday and I know for certain that he got at least one round of Happy Birthday sung at him and his face said it all!

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Two brave runners joined the Parkrun tribe for the first time. Massive congratulations to:

Adam PERRY Julie BIRD

 

Sixteen tourists came to Graves for the first time.  Welcome and we hope to see you again soon.

 

Jonathan TECWYN Christopher BROWN Oliver BURT
Sebastian PUGH Steve DOMMETT Rosie DOMMETT
James REES Heather COLYER Mark WILLIAMS
Gary LOWE Andrew COLLIER Carter WHITLAM
Luke PAYNE Maxine PAYNE Andrew PAYNE
Chris PAYNE

This included Chris (with his guide dog Eric) who was scouting the course for his up and coming sponsored challenge for the Derbyshire Ducks Goalball team: He plans to do 6 Parkruns in 15 days from next Saturday so let’s support him fundraising for some local Goalball goals. (For anyone wanting to know about Goalball have a look at this great video on the Goalball UK website. http://www.goalballuk.com/the-sport/)

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A big thank you to this week’s volunteers, with a special shout out to the Sheffield Good Gym group. Parkrun can’t operate without wonderful people making it happen so have a look at the future roster to see if you can help out. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/graves/futureroster/ If you are nervous about taking on a new role, the volunteers meet beforehand and will walk you through it…so give it a go!  The heroes of this week are:

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Brian ADAMS, Helen ALFORD, Amy ALLCARD, Laura ALSTON, Robert ATKIN, Michelle CLARKE, Christopher DYER, Jo ECCLES, Susan GILLIE, Stephen GILMER, Everything's Run GREEN, Tom HARMAN, Sioned HAUGHTON, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Daniel KETTON, Sarah Louise KING, Charlie LAST, Kim LONGBON, Zoe MILLS, Robert NICOL, Simon NIGHTINGALE, Andrew PAYNE, Adam PERRY, Jennie STEVENS, Sallyann WINSLOW

 

 

RUN STATS

 

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The 19 people below got a PB and I’m assured by my better half that it was a good day for getting your highest position place.  Well done to you all.

 

Amanda TOWERS Chris GRANGER Christopher BROWN
Claire BONNETT Emma HILLS Ian FEELEY
Jack COLLIER James BROOMHEAD Jon COOK
Lesley BROSNAN Lynn FINDLAY Martin DOWNHAM
Mick CROOKES Regina KAY Sally RHODES
Samantha BIRD Sarah Louise KING Shelagh FREEMAN
Tim SALT    

 

 

Huge congratulations to Graves regular Janet GLOVER who ran her300thrun.

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This week’s top age graded result this week was

 

Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:25 (83.95%)

 

 

FINISHING POSITIONS

 

Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Nick TAYLOR 17:49 1 Sam BLAKEMORE 22:31
2 Stuart CARRACK 19:05 2 Charlotte ELLIS 22:53
3 Gavin NEWHOUSE 20:07 3 Lucy BROOM 23:05
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

NOTICES

 

Keep an eye on Facebook for any cancellations, please check the conditions and dress appropriately remembering that the finish funnel is 220m up (we had some very cold volunteers this week!)

 

For those of you planning for the up and coming holiday you can check which Parkruns are operating and when. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/

 

Graves Parkrun Saturday 22th December, 9am start time, Santa Hats and Fancy Dress encouraged.

Graves Parkrun Tuesday 25thDecember NO RUN

Graves Parkrun Saturday 29th, 9am start time as per normal

Graves New Year’s Day Parkrun Tuesday 1stJanuary, 9am start time

 

Don’t forget that there is a Junior Parkrun on Sunday mornings too.

 

Have a great week,

Laura

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(with a big shout out to my finish buddy Andrew!)

 

 

 

Lights, Camera, Action and repeat

Event #337

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Jo welcomed everyone to Graves this morning including her special guests from Sky who were filming for a series of videos that will be shown in April. We will, of course, share more details when we get them.

As well as the usual run briefing this morning there were a few extra bits of information to share about the recording, it was great that everyone listened in and we didn't encounter into any issues during the run! It was a useful reminder though that often we may have to add info into the briefing, so it can change and just like the safety briefing on any flight, one of the biggest points is to ensure everyone's safety during the event.

 

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A big thank you to this week's volunteers… Amy ALLCARD, Julie ARMSTRONG, David BONNETT, Charley BURNEY, Paul CHAPMAN, Janet CHAPMAN, Lucy COWELL, Julie DAVIS, Mark DAVIS, Martin DOWNHAM, Robert DYMOND, Jo ECCLES, David EGAN, Joe 'the Pirate' ELLIS, Charlotte ELLIS, Tony ELLIS, Lynn FINDLAY, Stephen GILMER, Janet GLOVER, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Charlie LAST, Catherine MCKEOWN, William NEEDHAM, Catherine NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Liz NICHOLAS, Robert NICOL, Carol SPEIGHT, Jennie STEVENS and Simon John WILES.

 

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While we are talking about volunteers, we will have a shiny new Run Director next week! If you would like to volunteer and perhaps try something new (like I'll be doing!), please have a look at the future roster here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/graves/futureroster/ and drop us a line at graveshelpers@parkrun.com with what you'd like to do.  All the volunteering roles are straight forward, you'll always be shown exactly what to do, and you'll never be asked to do something you are uncomfortable with.

Back to this week's run... There were 6 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Chris FITZPATRICK Clare PATTEN Esther HOCKING
Helena GRADY Mark RHODES Simon EVERETT

 

A further 17 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Ainsley SHADWICK Andy SLAUGHTER Chris DARLASTON
Claire LUX Daniel TEASEL George RANDS
Ian STINSON Jack COLLIER Jenny FEATHERSTONE
Joseph SHADWICK Laura PRECIOUS Lucy ARNOLD
Neil BARKER Nicholas BOOKER Pauline WILSON
Steve BEDDOE Yvonne Gillian Jane HILLIER  

 

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There was 1 Milestone this week, Kerry MARSTON-GIROUXjoined 100 Club. Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

RUN STATS

There were 25 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Brendan LENEHAN Bruno BECKETT Caroline WALTHEW
Chris GRANGER Claudia BRAZ NUNES Daniel MILLS
David BARROTT Gabriel ARMITAGE Graeme FORTH
Hannah HAWKINS Harriet DAVIES Helen HARMSTON
Jack ROTHERAM Jacob ARMITAGE John ARMITAGE
Kate HAMILTON Katherine HARKNESS Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX
Martin BILLINGTON Martin DOWNHAM Mick CROOKES
Robert HUTCHINGS Robert MARSHALL Sue BRIFFA
Will DOYLE    

 

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FINISHING POSITIONS

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Joseph HIBBERT 18:22 1 Kate MORRIS 21:02
2 Bruno BECKETT * 18:34 2 Jenny FEATHERSTONE ** 21:47
3 Nicholas BOOKER ** 20:08 3 Caz KAY 21:52

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Kate MORRIS (VW50-54) with 21:02 (82.81%)

 

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!

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

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.

 

 

Talk Walk Run at Graves Parkrun

Even #335

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A slightly damp and dark autumnal morning didn’t put off 234 parkrunners and 25 volunteers turning up to Graves Parkrun #335. Roger was RD this week, and a very happy RD as all the key volunteer roles filled up early in the week, with some spontaneous volunteering on the morning too! Roger led the briefing with all the usual announcements.

This week Graves parkrun welcomed students and staff from Meadowhead School. There were 13 students from Y7 to Y13, accompanied by 3 members of staff, from their couch 2 5k group (and I also spotted a few parents trying to keep up!). Mr Sam Tooby-Broome (Teacher at Meadowhead School who was leading the students) said that this was the students’ first ever 5km, and they were being sponsored to raise money for mental health awareness in school.

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They all finished, with a smile and sprint to the line. As we ran through the sheep and cow fields I chatted with some of the young people who told me that running graves parkrun course was very different to laps of the school rugby pitch; unless the school chef is having a bad day! And where else will you find a cow-poo corner followed death slide hill.

Parkrun is associated with positive mental, and physical, health outcomes and many people come to parkrun, not just to run, but for other reasons such as being part of the community, a sense of achievement and seeing friends, whilst running or walking and talking. If anyone wants support to attend Graves parkrun for the first time, or someone to talk, walk or run with, there are volunteers who will help. Please email the Graves Office or message.

Graves parkrun wouldn’t’ be possible without the volunteers and a massive thank you to all the volunteers this week: Amy ALLCARD  •  Carol SPEIGHT  •  Charlie LAST  •  David SHEPPARD  •  Emma GOODLIFFE  •  Everything's Run GREEN  •  Gavin NEWHOUSE  •  Graham NIELD  •  Janet CHAPMAN  •  Jill MARSTON-GIROUX  •  Jo ECCLES  •  Jon HOWSON  •  Julie ARMSTRONG  •  Katherine HARKNESS  •  Lynn FINDLAY  •  Magdalena BOO  •  Nicole NIELD  •  Nigel ARDING  •  Paul CHAPMAN  •  Paul HIGGINBOTTOM  •  Robert NICOL  •  Roger WALTERS  •  Stuart ROOKER  •  Sue RANSOM  •  Tom VALENTINE

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And we now have a ‘volunteers white board’ at the clothes bush if anyone wants to sign up whilst at parkrun for the following week.

FIRST TIMERS. This week we welcomed 30 first timers to Graves parkrun; 13 of who were completing their first ever parkrun. Well done everyone and hope you visit again soon:

Completing Graves for the first time were: Ewan CRAWFORD Scott James WILSON Stephen WYATT Daisy PICKLES Sarah O'NEILL Lucy EDDOWES Lisa SABIR Gabriel ARMITAGE David MUNDAY
Jacob ARMITAGE
John ARMITAGE Elizabeth JOHNSTON Stewart JOHNSTON Paul HEMSWORTH Ian PENSON   Ben GREEN Jean PENSON

And completing their first ever parkrun were: Benjamin ROBERTS Georgina THOMAS Emily WALSH
Lizzie BRADY
Samantha BIRD Sally RHODES Niki MILLS Tommy MURRAY Grace MARSH Kaya SILL Jacob WATTAM Andy BRYSON Xianna CARBERRY-CONSADINE

Milestones: CONGRATULATIONS to Simon John WILES and Keith FORWARD on your 50th parkrun

PB’s: There were a very well deserved 30 PBs this morning: Jacob SHIPLEY Oliver ROBINSON Alex OSBORNE Michael HULTON Kanch SHARMA Will DOYLE Phil LEIGHTON Brian THORNHILL
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Grace WALKER Kevin WALKER Darren GRAY Greg FREEMAN Robert HUTCHINGS
Ben PEARSON
Joanne WALKER Emma GIBSON Shelagh FREEMAN Amanda TOWERS
Peter JACKSON
Cara HALL Katherine HARKNESS Mary LINDOP Ian FEELEY Rachel Louise MARSDEN Andrea OWENS Jess ADAMS Abigail HERRING Daniel MILLS Claire BONNETT

This weeks top placed male finishers were:

  1. Ewan CRAWFORD 17:44*
  2. Scott James WILSON 18:17*
  3. Stuart CARRACK 18:51

And top placed Female finishers:

  1. Daisy PICKLES 22:12*
  2. Sarah O’NEILL 22:17*
  3. Rebecca PARKER 23:03

*Graves first timer

And top age grade finisher was Helen EBERLIN with 84.62%

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 safety of those taking part will always be our priority!

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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

 

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