You’d be daff not to spend your Saturday morning like this

Event 350

A total of 296 runners and walkers basked in the beautiful morning sunshine at Graves on Saturday. After a few weeks of changeable weather and the odd cancellation, it was lovely to see spring in full force. Jo briefed everyone and then we all walked past some beautiful daffodils to the start.

 

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Daffs are supposed to represent rebirth and new beginnings, and there was a great positive atmosphere amongst the community on Saturday, as we all looked forward to what spring has in store. It was literally a beginning for some folks who were doing a parkrun for the first time. Welcome to the 16 of you shown below (and to the 24 further people who were at Graves for the first time having done parkrun elsewhere):

 

Betsy SOUTH Claire CHAPMAN Dan CHAPMAN
Deborah REDMOND Holly NORRIS Jayne ALLAN
Jenny SIMPSON Jessica LOW Karen NORRIS
Marlene SPRUCE Michelle BLACK Noah BROOM
Ronald BELL Rory HILLMAN Tarjinder MOMI
Tom DOWNES

 

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A big thanks to the volunteers who keep the parkrun going; this week they were: Elizabeth PERRY • Magdalena BOO • Sylvia ELLIS • Jo ECCLES • Ian CROWTHER • Sharon O LEARY • Andy LEDBETTER • Gavin NEWHOUSE • Ann-Marie MULVEY • Dan MURPHY • Paul GILL • Charlie LAST • Neil SCHOFIELD • Martin DOWNHAM • Millie GLAVES • Finley LAWSON • Stephen GILMER • Sarah SANDERSON • Jennie STEVENS • Michael JONES • Gillian RAY • Andrew LOCK • Amelia SANDERSON • Jon HOWSON • Christopher DYER • Amy ALLCARD • Sarah HUDSON • Sue HUTCHINSON • Lesley BROSNAN • Julie ARMSTRONG

 

There are a few more pics of volunteering roles in today's report. We are always in need of a regular army of folks willing to give us time on a Saturday morning to help the running of Graves parkrun. If you would like to give this a go (on an occasional basis or more often - it's up to you) do let us know. You can find the details of the roster and who to contact at the bottom of this report. Here are some pics of timekeepers, finish token givers and barcode scanners:

 

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Erica completed her 200th parkrun today! Big congratulations to her and the others who reached 50 parkruns today:

 

Richard HANKS 50
Louisa ELLIOTT 50
Colin WHITE 50

 

The top positions were as follows:

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Carl EGDELL 18:25 1 Amy WHEELER * 20:53
2 Thomas HALL 18:30 2 Heather HATTON 21:04
3 Hal ROBERTS * 18:30 3 Jennifer RICH 21:14
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

49 runners managed a PB today:

Adam MITCHELL Alex SULTER Alyson SMITH
Amy WHEELER Andrea OWENS Andrew SPYRKA
Andrew TAYLOR Ben LEWIS Chantelle MELLOR
Chris ANTHONY Chris SHARPE Christine ROWE
Daniel BEWICK David BARROTT David HIGGINBOTTOM
Emma BUTCHER Emma JONES Gareth WILLIAMS
George WALLACE Hal ROBERTS Helen BURGESS
Holly MASON Jack ROTHERAM James BARROTT
Jamie KAY Jane KIELY Jim SINGLETON
John MAPLES Joseph MALLINSHAW Joshua BELL
Joshua LOVEDAY Karen HARRISON Kirsty BRIGGS
Luke DICKINSON Mark PRINCE Michael SEEL
Nick HALL Nicola GLOVER Paul BLOCKLEY
Peter ATKIN Peter MOXON Philippa THOMPSON
Rachel MELLOR Richard HANKS Sara BLACKBURN
Steve ROBINSON T ILANKO Thomas CUDMORE
Will DOYLE

 

Finally, well done to this week's highest age grader:

Anthony WHITEHOUSE (VM65-69) with 21:22 (78.47%)

 

Join us again next week for more lovely parkrunning!

Mike Jones

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

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

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

Happy running and see you all next week

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The Windy One…

Event #349

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Gav was at the helm today in blustery conditions! Following last week's cancelation due to predicted high winds the RD team shared a post explaining how we approach this decision. There was plenty of feedback and we really appreciate the support we received, it's clear that safety is paramount and great to see that so many of our participants can see that.  We are always disappointed if we do need to cancel, but often the decision needs to be taken.  If you missed the post you can find it here... Graves cancellations due to weather

We were also pushed this week in terms of numbers of volunteers, there were several emails out to those signed up for notification as well as several facebook appeals, at one point we were short of the minimum number of volunteers required to hold the event! If you've never volunteered before, or are not signed up to receive volunteer emails from us, please have a look at the volunteering page for Graves and get in touch to help out... http://www.parkrun.org.uk/graves/volunteer/

Over the next few weeks we'll be writing in this report, and on facebook, about the main volunteering roles, how they all combine to produce such a great event all over the world every Saturday and some of the common queries and questions we get following each event.

An especially big thank you to this weeks volunteers… Magdalena BOO, Jack COLLIER, Andes GEIGER, Stephen GILMER, Sarah HUDSON, Michael JONES, Charlie LAST, Finley LAWSON, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Catherine MCKEOWN, Zoe MILLS, Dan MURPHY, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Robert NICOL, Elizabeth ROWE, Amelia SANDERSON, Sarah SANDERSON, Tom VALENTINE, Eleanor WHITTINGHAM and Elizabeth WOOD

 

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There were 5 new to parkrun parkrunners today, what a day for your first event! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Jane KIELY Josie TAYLOR Karen HARRISON
Karen WALLER Lee COLLINS

 

 

A further 32 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Amy FRETTSOME Andrew WINTER Anna HUGHES
Daniel BEWICK Dave AYRE David MARSHALL
Elizabeth LAIDLER Errol FLYNN Gillian BEWICK
Jane MARSHALL Jennifer LUTTON Jo COISH
John RIST Jonathan TICKHILL Judith PUMMELL
Judith SATCHELL Keith Graham HAGUE Lovisa JONSDOTTIR
Michael SQUIRES Mike HODSON Paul SATCHELL
Paul STEPHENSON Rebecca BROWN Richard CHARLTON
Richard LEAPER Rob EVANS Roland BEWICK
Sam HEATH Sarah HEATH Sonja LEWIS
Stephen CROCKETT Wade FODDEN

 

 

There were 2 Milestone this week, Maz KACZMARCZYK and Lilja OSKARSDOTTIR both joined the 50 Club. Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

 

Run Stats

 

There were 21 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Al ROGERSON Alicia SEWELL Andrew R
Andrew TAYLOR Caroline GREENOUGH Caroline Mary Rhiannon LLOYD
Claudia TURNELL Harry LUCKHURST Hebe CARMICHAEL
Jane NAYLOR Jennie WOOD John ARMITAGE
Julie ARMSTRONG Karen HYATT Martin GREENOUGH
Nina DAVIES Paul LEWIS Rachael HODGSON
Sebastian MUSCROFT Stephen SHERRY Victoria WYATT

 

Finishing positions

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:29 1 Nina DAVIES * 21:39
2 Joseph HIBBERT 19:08 2 Sam BLAKEMORE 21:48
3 Robert CASSY 19:15 3 Caroline FRENCH 22:18

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Sam BLAKEMORE (VW50-54) with 21:48 (76.91%)

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!

 

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.

Thanks to Catherine MCKEOWN for this weeks photo!

Any suggestions or tips, please e-mail gravesoffice@parkrun.com

 

 

Graves parkrun run report Saturday 2nd March 2019

So, last week at Graves we expected sunshine and we got mist. This week, as specifically requested in last weeks’ run report we may have started off with cloud, but by 9.30 there was definitely sunshine. So the 337 people who ran, jogged and walked the course got to enjoy it. Lucky us.

Each week at Graves we welcome visitors from all over the country, and this week we had a visiting trainee run director from Munich, Nathan Adams, son of our regular park runner and Olympian (1976) Brian Adams.

Cloudy start…..

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Blue sky to finish…..

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Like every week, Graves Parkrun was only possible because of the volunteers, and this week we thanked 29 hi-vis heros:
Paul HIGGINBOTTOM • Roger WALTERS • Angela JACKSON • Magdalena BOO • Mark JACKSON • Nigel ARDING • Jane EVANS • Nicole NIELD • Jo ECCLES • Jude BISSELL • Dan MURPHY • Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX • Sue RANSOM • Martin DOWNHAM • Sarah HILLARY • Emma BUTCHER • Finley LAWSON • Jill MARSTON-GIROUX • Stephen GILMER • Kate DYMOND • Jennie STEVENS • Daniel ALSTON • Sarah SODEN • Ian VICKERS • Nick HUNT • Joanne GLEIG • Amy ALLCARD • Sarah HUDSON • Julie ARMSTRONG

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A special mention goes to Dan Murphy for his 250thVolunteer. Well done Dan, really inspirational.

So, because of all those fantastic volunteers the following was able to happen…

We had 43 first-timers to Graves, and a special welcome to the 15 of you who are new to parkrun, we hope this is the beginning of many milestones to come

John TOWNSHEND

Neil OLIVER

Sara BLACKBURN

Laura ROBERTS

Adam FIELDHOUSE

Sian PEARCE

Richard SHORE

 

Jasmine MARTIN

Adrian MCMANUS

Henry GILLETT

Charlotte GILLETT

Chloe GILLETT

Jennifer GILLETT

Tommy MCMANUS

Harry GILLETT

 

 

Great job too the 39 of you got a PB

Warren BROWN

Shaun KAWALEK

Ben ANDERSON

Heather HATTON

Hannah WALKER

Sergei SHKUL

Robert FOSTER

Patrick O'DONNELL

Lena MARSTON-GIROUX

Mary NEAL

 

Tara SPILLINGS

Darren BRISTOW

Adam MITCHELL

Steve ROBINSON

Elizabeth CARTHY

Tim OVEREND

Chris ANTHONY

Katie HENDRY

Pauline WILSON

Sally BROWN

Jim SINGLETON

Philippa THOMPSON

Jamie KERR

Alex SULTER

Daniel ALSTON

Christopher WILCOX

Fleur ROBERTS

Kev HEWITT

Nicola CLEMENTS

John PUMMELL

Keith BUTCHER

Shaun TURNELL

Zoe DICKINSON

Cara HALL

Caroline WALTHEW

Harriet WRIGHT

Ann WILSON

Lesley MELLOR

Isaac BARRETT

Sally RHODES

Kathryn SPARSHOTT

 

Dom SWAIN

Victoria BROWN

Marnie BUTCHER

Natalie PHILLIPS

Sue JACKLIN

Wes JACKLIN

Julie BIRD

 

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The top positions were as follows

Men                                                    Women

1 Stuart Carrack 18:09 Heather HATTON

 

20:43*
2 Tom SPENCER 18:16 Hannah WALKER

 

20:56*
3 David BOWDEN** 19:07 Tara SPILLINGS

 

21:59*

*PB

** First timer

Congratulations to those of you achieving milestone this week:

Junior 10: Jessica HALL, Samantha BIRD, Amy ALLCARD

50:Linda BENN

150:Neil G GRAHAM

And finally, well done to this week’s highest age grade

Tom SPENCER at 76.19%

Join us again next week for more parkrunning fun, and if you haven’t already consider volunteering please do.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.

 

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.

 

 

Any suggestions or tips, please e-mail gravesoffice@parkrun.com

 

 

Atmospheric Graves

Event 347

A total of 323 runners and walkers turned up to join in at a beautifully misty Graves Park this morning. We were expecting sunshine but the mist just added to the atmosphere and left a little bit of mystery about the course for those people here for the first time or as tourists from other areas. Jo gave us a pre-race brief in the fresh February air.

 

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Jo thanked the volunteers who keep the parkrun going; this week they were: Elizabeth PERRY • Roger WALTERS • William ALVES • Nigel ARDING • Jane EVANS • Terry ARMSTRONG • Jo ECCLES • Mark DAVIS • Fran MARSHALL • Gavin NEWHOUSE • Lucy MARRIS • Chloe HENSHAW • Andrew CALLAGHAN • Dan MURPHY • Charlie LAST • Martin DOWNHAM • Eleanor WHITTINGHAM • Stephen GILMER • Michael JONES • Gillian RAY • Robert NICOL • Claire TODD • Alan DALTON • Sarah HUDSON • Kevin WONG

 

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Carol was amongst those runners completing a milestone today. She ran her 100th parkrun and got a selfie during the pre-run briefing to celebrate. Big congratulations to her and all the others with milestones this week.

 

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One thing I love about parkrun is that after finishing it, so many people hang around to cheer on those still taking part. This is particularly welcome at Graves with the sting-in-the-tail hill right at the end. As always, plenty of people were there to cheer on everyone in their last glorious efforts just prior to crossing the finish line.

 

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The top positions were as follows:

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Benjamin MAHONEY * 18:13 1 Heather HATTON * 20:44
2 Michael GEOGHEGAN * 18:24 2 Sam BLAKEMORE 21:39
3 Robert CASSY 18:56 3 Rachel MILLER 22:32
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

We had 10 runners new to parkrun today, and a further 36 people who have not been to Graves before. Congratulations to the new parkrun participants:

Alenka SWAIN Claudia TURNELL Dom SWAIN
Gavin RAWSON Jim SINGLETON Patrick O'DONNELL
Robert WILKINSON Ryan BOOTH Stephen SHERRY
William GRAY

 

42 runners managed a PB today:

Andrea OWENS Bee GAN Benjamin MAHONEY
Cameron Colin BATTY Cheuk Hang MOK David HIGGINBOTTOM
Emma JONES Erica BRAMHALL Erica KENNY
Fiona PANES Geoff COUSINS Hannah WHITEOAK
Harriet DAVIES Harriet WRIGHT Heather HATTON
Helen BATTY Helen MASON Isabelle BLACKWELL
James BROOMHEAD Karen GARFORTH Katie TAYLOR
Katie WILSON Keith BUTCHER Lesley MELLOR
Linda GREEN Louise TYLER Mia POOLE
Michael GEOGHEGAN Milly HEWITT Nadia LAMBERT
Neil G GRAHAM Nicola CLEMENTS Nigel DISBURY
Paul BLOCKLEY Pauline WILSON Sally RHODES
Sam DEABAITUA Shaun KAWALEK Shaun TURNELL
T ILANKO Thomas PARKINGTON Yvonne O'DONOVAN

Also a big well done to these 4 who achieved milestones today:

Cara HALL Junior 10
Mark BEER 50
Carol SPEIGHT 100

A big well done to today's highest age grade, particularly as a junior runner!

Isabelle BLACKWELL (JW10) with 22:40 (79.93%)

Join us again next week for more lovely parkrunning. Who knows what the weather will have in store for us...we love a surprise! Remember too: Junior parkrun at Graves takes place on Sundays.

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

Thanks to Mike Jones for this week's run report and photos.

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

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

Happy running and see you all next week

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It feels like it’s been ages…

Event #346

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Due to ice and winds it was three weeks since the last time there was a run briefing at Graves and some of you may have thought it was a case of deja vu as it was Stephen again delivering this morning’s welcome.  There was the usual thank you to this week’s volunteers… Helen ALFORD, Amy ALLCARD, Laura ALSTON, Daniel ALSTON, Terry ARMSTRONG, Louisa BARTON, Erica BRAMHALL, Lucy COWELL, Jo ECCLES, Andes GEIGER, Stephen GILMER, Millie GLAVES, Eleanor HALL, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Jon HOWSON, Nick HUNT, Nicola JACKSON, Finley LAWSON, Ashley MELLORS, Dan MURPHY, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Liz NICHOLAS, Emma PORTUS, Stuart ROOKER, Helen SMITH, Carol SPEIGHT

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He took the opportunity to run through some parkrun reminders about funnel ducking and token etiquette, pointing out that is aimed at getting you as accurate a result as we can and as quickly as possible. Despite this, we still had 14 unknowns and a finish token go missing (it has since been tracked down) this week.

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We also had a quick pause in proceedings to welcome Iris Elsie to the Graves parkrun family and send a congratulations video to RD Cat.

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There were 16 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Beth RAWSON Cheuk Hang MOK Daisy KEYWOOD
Dani LOVEGROVE Harriet WRIGHT Jamie KERR
Joshua SUTTON-SPRENZ Kim Yew WONG Linda GREEN
Louise TYLER Martin SUTTON Philippe CLEGG
Sin Yee NG Steve MALLINDER Vicki INMAN
Yvonne O'DONOVAN    

 

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A further 22 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Alex HENDRIE Amer AHMED Clare Michelle WESTON
Damian HAWKSHAW Hannah KNIGHT Helen THURLOW
Howard KINNEAVY Jennie WHITTINGTON Jennifer EVANS
Joseph RODDIS Ken THOMAS Livia TRY
Lysander LAWSON Mark WHITELEY Nigel ROBINSON
Peter DUTHIE Philippa THOMPSON Sam WESTON
Simon WATERHOUSE Steve MARSHALL Thomas GRAHAM
Tom LOCKHART    

 

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There were 2 Milestone this week, Elina HINE joining the Junior 10 Club and Mark Davis joining the 100 parkrun tshirts crew! Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

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Run Stats

 

There were 47 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Akira KANEDA Alex SULTER Amelia GLOVER
Andrea OWENS Chris ANTHONY Clive John WILSON
Duncan GRAHAM Elizabeth CLAY Graeme FORTH
Harriet DAVIES Hekmat MORADI Helen BLUNDELL
Isaac BARRETT Joseph MALLINSHAW Karen HYATT
Kirk SMITH Kirsty BRIGGS Lesley MELLOR
Maisie BURN Matt DUNBAR Michael SEEL
Nick HALL Pauline WILSON Peter MOXON
Rachael HODGSON Rachel ALLCARD Richard WELLS
Rob EARL Rob JONES Robert HUTCHINGS
Robert NICOL Sakura GASCOIGNE Sally RHODES
Sally-Ann ROGERSON Samah ISSA Sarah HUDSON
Saul LONGBOTTOM Sean PARKIN Sharif KHAN
Shaun KAWALEK Tim OVEREND Tim THAIR
Tom BOLLARD Tom SPENCER Tommy MURRAY
Victoria BROWN Will DOYLE  

 

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Finishing positions

 

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Tom SPENCER * 17:57 1 Amy WHEELER 21:23
2 UNKNOWN 2 Christine HICKS 22:06
3 Michael KENYON   18:09 3 Charlotte ELLIS 23:10

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Tom SPENCER (JM15-17) with 17:57 (77.53%)

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!

 

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

 

 

Pacing Spectacular!

Event #345

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Another busy Saturday for Graves this week with another top turnout of 327 people raring to run, jog, walk their way around Graves park. It was a mild morning but with the traditional Graves micro-climate of being 5 degrees colder than anywhere else…!

There were 38 first timers this week, 10 of these were doing their first ever parkrun. Well done to you all.

Amelia GLOVER Dan BELL Gemma THORNTON
James PARSONS Katie TAYLOR Keith BARKER
Luke BARKER Nicola GLOVER Samah ISSA
Stephen WINTERTON    

 

We had 28 people visiting Graves parkrun for the first time and quite a few cow cowls on view! Come back soon!

Becky GREENWOOD Bev BARNES Christopher James FLETCHER
Colin BATEMAN Daniel SAYLES Dawn WOOLLEY
Eugene CHANG Eugene RYBINSKI Ewen LAYCOCK
Faye GOODWORTH Gillian FALKINGHAM Ian BOWMAN
Iuliia KAMANETS Jacqueline MITCHELL Jim RANGELEY
John DEMPSEY Julie HOLLINGSWORTH Lisa PULLAN
Maria CRAVEN Monica COATES Paul SIMPSON
Philip CRAVEN Rich KERSHAW Robert PULLAN
Rosemary MAGUIRE Sona BIRD Stephen SMITH
William MATTHEWS    

 

Many thanks to all the volunteer heroes this week:

Helen ALFORD, Tony BELL, Magdalena BOO, Finn BURGUM, Eugene CHANG, Sarah COWANS, Martin DOWNHAM, Jo ECCLES, David EGAN, Sylvia ELLIS, Grace FEENEY, Bee GAN, Stephen GILMER, Becky GREENWOOD, Jessica HALL, Tom HARMAN, David HIGHAM, Annie HINTON, Sarah Louise KING, Charlie LAST, Kim LONGBON, Leanne MALLINDER, Joseph MALLINSHAW, Jacqueline MITCHELL, Ann-Marie MULVEY, Dan MURPHY, Mary NEAL, Catherine NEEDHAM, Rebecca PARKER, Amelia SANDERSON, Becci TAYLOR, Zofia TRZECIAK, Sally WALES, Andrew WATERS, Eleanor WHITTINGHAM

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Stephen was RD for his second time this week and had organised for the Sheffield Goodgymers to hold a pacing event. There were pacers from 24 minutes to 40 minutes and also included some run / walk pacers. There was some really positive feedback from this event, plenty of people enjoying the inclusivity and a few PBs as a result. There have been requests for repeat events so watch this space!

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Milestones:

There was a nice run of whooping and cheering for milestones this week. Congratulations to Emma MORGAN who ran her 10th parkrun; Robert ALLCROFT ran his 50th; Catherine SYKES ran her 100th and Leah EVANS ran her 250th parkrun! Congratulations to you all – fantastic achievements and thanks for the cakes!

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Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 42 PBs this week. I wonder just how many were as a result of a pacer?! Well done all!

Adina HUMA Alex HYLAN Ally BEAL
Amy JENKIN Andrew PAYNE Charlotte SEFTON
Claire BELL Claire BONNETT Conor O'BOYLE
David PORTER Ed GUCCIONE Hekmat MORADI
Jack COLLIER Jacob WALKER Joanne GLEIG
Jon COOK Joseph MATTHEWS Julie ARMSTRONG
Julie BIRD Kathryn DEAKIN Katie TYNAN
Kim LONGBON Laura RANGELEY Lesley MELLOR
Liz SMITH Nick HALL Nicola CLEMENTS
Nigel DISBURY Robert HUTCHINGS Robert NICOL
Robyn PAYNE Sarah MCGOLDRICK Shaohua CUI
Shaun TURNELL Stephen BOND Susie PEPLOW
Tara SPILLINGS Tim NEAL Victoria BROWN
Wayne MORTON William EARL Zofia TRZECIAK

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:42 (83.09%)

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Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:08 1 Amy WHEELER 21:48
2 Joseph HIBBERT 18:38 2 Carla GIBBONS 21:59
3 Conor O'BOYLE * 18:46 3 Tara SPILLINGS * 22:51
* 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

Keep your eye on the facebook page if there weather looks like it could be icey or snowy. We try to get a course inspection done by 8am if cancellation is a possibility.

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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

 

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

Photos to follow [ED]

 

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

 

[Picture 2 - On the Bench]

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 ;-)

 

[Picture 4 - Finish Funnel]

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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