Beautiful Autumnal Graves

Event #333

Another beautiful morning this week with our new route bringing previously unseen beauty to our morning parkrun. We had a good turnout again this week: 296 people starting their weekend in the best possible way led by RD Green.

There were 36 first timers this week.

15 people were completing their first ever parkrun, well done!

Albert TSHAMALA Andrew BEASTALL Cara HALL
Claire BONNETT Cristina RIMINI David BONNETT
Helen HALL Kev HEWITT Mya BARTRAM
Nathan BACCHUS Robert HUTCHINGS Robert MITCHELL
Ross MACKAY Ruth GIBSON Will DOYLE

 

And a further 21 completing Graves for the first time as tourists – come back soon!

Ailsa BERRY Andrew BEASTALL Archie DEAKIN
Claire MCDONNELL Cristina RIMINI Ethan LEE
Jennie STEVENS Jessie ROBINSON-MORLEY Kathryn STEVENS
Katie PORTER Lewis CURRAN Luke CUTFORTH
Melanie ENGLISH Mike BURTON Mike HAYNES
Oliver ROBINSON Robert MITCHELL Ruth GIBSON
Sophie THRELFALL Thomas PARKINGTON Tim BONNETT

 

Two of our tourists this week had a special reason for running this week:

Robert Mitchell and Ethan Lee ran parkrun this week in honour of Chris Gregory. Chris sadly lost the battle against his brain tumour three weeks ago and last Saturday (10th) was the day that his family and friends said goodbye at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium. He loved to be outdoors so it was fitting that they ran parkrun in his honour. Graves parkrun offer their condolences to Chris’ family and friends. Thank you for sharing your story Robert.

As ever, a massive thanks to the volunteers this week – remember, without them, there can be no parkrun. Vounteers were a little hard to gather again this week: please give back to your parkrun once in a while – we promise you’ll enjoy it!

The volunteer heroes this week were:

Julie ARMSTRONG, Connie Susiebelle BINGHAM, Elaine BIRD, Janet CHAPMAN, Cath DAVIES, Martin DOWNHAM, Jo ECCLES, Everything's Run GREEN, Kieran HICKEY, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Andy LEDBETTER, Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Robert NICOL, Graham NIELD, Stuart ROOKER, Helen SMITH, Geoffrey TWELVETREE, Yvonne TWELVETREE, Roger WALTERS, Simon John WILES, Sallyann WINSLOW

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 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!

 

Milestones:

There were some milestones this week: Daniel MILLS and Saul LONGBOTTOM both completed their Junior 10 runs – well done! Then we had two Rachels celebrating their 50th runs: congratulations to Rachel MILLER and Rachel BIGGIN.

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 31 PBs this week - well done all!

Alex WALL Andrew TAYLOR Andy DAVIDSON
Ann-Marie MULVEY Bret DUNCAN Chris ANTHONY
Claudia BRAZ NUNES Darren GRAY David JOHNSON
Dominic BARKER Emma BUTCHER Eve CONNOLLY
Eve ROBINSON Helen ASHFIELD Joe SINNOTT
Jon GREGSON Julie MEREDITH Laura TOWERS
Lindsay STANSALL Liz BUTCHER Louise GRAHAM
Martin BARKER Peter ATKIN Richard METTAM
Sam TAYLOR Samuel SHIPLEY Saul LONGBOTTOM
Shelagh FREEMAN Stephen HALLAM Steve GARNER
Vicki HALLAM    

 

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Steve BRAMHALL (VM65-69) with 24:02 (72.54%)

Finishing positions

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:21 1 Jennifer RICH 21:07
2 Robert CASSY 19:06 2 Amy WHEELER 21:16
3 Tom BOLLARD 19:50 3 Bobbie WAUGH 22:28
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

Notices:

Lost Wedding ring! A Wedding ring was lost near the ‘coatbush’ last Saturday. Please can people check anything they had with them that day just in case.

 

WINTER MONTHS

We are entering the winter months and due to the high position of Graves, we do occasionally have to cancel. Please keep your eye on our facebook page for updates as the weather gets colder, icier and inevitably snowier!!

DOGS

One dog on a short hand held lead only please. No dogs connected to runners by a waistband. Thank you.

Apologies, I forgot to take photos this week! Catherine

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Milestones and Messages!

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Event #332

A beautiful crisp November morning greeted 301 parkrunners this week. Chilly but beautiful! The second week of the ‘new course’, went without  hitch despite less volunteers and slightly more apprehension from RD Jo. I enjoyed volunteering this morning and getting to hear all the comments being made about the new course. Some people love the new ‘hills’, others wondering which RD was cruel enough to design it! On the whole though, positive feedback all round.

If you run with a dog at Graves – please read the notices at the end of this run report.

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There were 39 first timers this week.

11  were completing their first ever parkrun, well done!

Annie HINTON Daiana ALLEN Greg FREEMAN
James HARKNESS Keith WRIGHT Ken POYNER
Michelle HARRISON Shelagh FREEMAN Steve ROBINSON
Sue BRIFFA Thomas MARRIOTT

 

And a further 28 completing Graves for the first time as tourists – anyone would think word had spread!

Amy TOWERS Andrew CLARK Andrew PICK
Andrew WATERS Andy SHEPPARD Catherine FRASER
Chris MATTINSON Chris WOJCIECHOWSKI David BARROTT
Gary DAVIES Grace FEENEY Hannah RICHARDS
Jane BULLIMORE Janet TAYLOR Joshua NAISBITT
Keith BUTCHER Ken POYNER Laura TOWERS
Lindsay STANSALL Paul TAYLOR Rachel Louise MARSDEN
Richard SEDGLEY Rob RILEY Sara BOOTH
Sarah COWANS Sarah PITCHER Stuart PITCHER
Tom HARMAN

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As ever, a massive thanks to the volunteers this week – remember, without them, there can be no parkrun. Last week was an amazing week for volunteers in order to get the new course off the ground whereas this week Jo was pretty worried about having enough. We need a minimum of 8 marshals each week now to safely run the course as well as all the other crucial roles. Please consider giving it a go if you haven’t already. We are a friendly bunch with informative lanyards for all roles!

The volunteer heroes this week were:

Mathew ATKIN, Magdalena BOO, Erica BRAMHALL, Matthew BROWN, Nick CROWNSHAW, Cath DAVIES, Yvonne DAVIES, Jo ECCLES, David EGAN, Jane EVANS, Keith FORWARD, Andes GEIGER, Stephen GILMER, Everything's Run GREEN, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Marie HIPPEY, Jon HOWSON, Charlie LAST, Andy LEDBETTER, Catherine NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Graham NIELD, Francesca ROOKER, Stuart ROOKER, David SHEPPARD, Roger WALTERS

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Don’t forget, parkrun ask for just 3 volunteer stints a year. That’s not much to give back if you enjoy your parkrunning!

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 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!

 

Milestones:

We had a bumper crop of milestones this week. Congratulations to Marek TAYLOR who completed his junior 10th run; Meadow CROWTHER and Emma GOODLIFFE completed their 50th runs and Chloe HENSHAW, Ian CROWTHER, Chris MATTINSON and Stephen GILMER all completed their 100th runs. Special mention to Stephen Gilmer who had meticulously planned a triple milestone event this week. His 100th run coincided with his 50th run at Graves and also he equalled his total runs with 100 volunteers as well! Many months of planning! Well done all!

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Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 31 PBs this week - well done all!

Adrian SHIPLEY Alex WALL Amanda HOBSON
Ben MARSHALL Chris ANTHONY Christine ROWE
Christopher WILCOX Dean HARDING Emily WEBSTER
Emma BUTCHER Esther BARNES Finlay GRAY
Fiona RHODES Francis BOWERS Harriet DAVIES
Heather PAGDEN Helen ALFORD Ian FEELEY
John SCHOLEY Jon STANIFORTH Katherine PADDICK
Michael SEEL Nadia LAMBERT Robert NICOL
Sally BROWN Sam TAYLOR Sarah Louise KING
Sarah SODEN Susan HIRD Tim WEBSTER
Victoria BROWN

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Sam BLAKEMORE (VW50-54) with 21:18 (78.72%)

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Finishing positions

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Joshua NAISBITT ** 19:14 1 Sam BLAKEMORE 21:18
2 Ben MARSHALL * 19:38 2 Amy WHEELER 21:46
3 Andes GEIGER 19:49 3 Caz KAY 21:57
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

Notices: Please read if you run with a dog at Graves parkrun!

The doggy detour is no more… the course is inclusive to all including dogs however:

After some incidents involving dogs on cani cross style waistbands we have taken the decision to ban the use of waistbands at Graves parkrun. We have consulted with parkrun HQ who have given us permission to ban cani cross style waistbands. This is not uncommon practice and we did not wish to ban dogs completely. We hope that as many of our dog owning participants can continue to run at Graves whilst we maintain our responsibility on safety to all other participants. Please only run with one dog on a short hand held lead.

We anticipate that this may take some time to bed in and we will be working to publicise this further. It will be included in the First Timers Briefing, the main Run briefing and marshals will be asked to politely speak with people who attempt to run with cani cross style waistbands.

 

WINTER MONTHS

We are entering the winter months and due to the high position of Graves, we do occasionally have to cancel. Please keep your eye on our facebook page for updates as the weather gets colder, icier and inevitably snowier!!

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

 

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.

 

 

 

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Personal Bests All Round!

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Event #331

Run Director Green welcomed everyone to the Graves Park Run 331 (or is it the first?). Starting the briefing off with boundless enthusiasm he reminded everyone to watch Facebook for weather updates and to consider volunteering in the future (as I write this, the roster for next week is empty!).

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David ran a first timers’ briefing for the 8 first timers and 21 tourists. People have come from far and wide to visit our beautiful, autumnal, exciting (challenging) course… even from Beirut. Also flying the flag for first timers was Jean Docherty who started her Parkrun career today, on her 54th birthday and with the Couch to 5k team.

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We had 29 visitors to Graves for the first time this week. This included 8 people new to parkrun – congratulations on your first of many parkruns!

Andrea OWENS Jean DOCHERTY Joel HULBERT
John SCHOLEY Martyn SLACK Paulette DUCHENE
Sarah SMITH Tito LAZO  

 

Here are the 21 first time tourists to Graves – you chose an interesting day to visit!

Andrew GARFORTH Brother GHOSTBUSTER David THORNHILL-SMITH
Dawn MORLEY Fiona MADDOCKS Jane EMANUEL
Jennifer KELLY Jonathan BEARD Karen GARFORTH
Lewis COURTNAGE Lisanne THORNHILL-SMITH Little Brother GHOSTBUSTER
Lynsey TARR Paul HULBERT Rachel J WALL
Ruan MARE Sarah IDZERDA Sharron FITTON
Sleeping ZOMBIE Susan HIRD Val HUZZARD

 

We also celebrated a 100th Parkrun Milestone. Congratulations Adam Darnall.

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Obviously, a new route brings new challenges for park runners, run directors and volunteers but these will get smoothed out in the coming weeks. Thank you particularly to the excited marshals who stood in the cold to cheer everyone on and a huge thank you to everyone who came to help, especially with the early start and wintery conditions.

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Massive well done to the Hi-vis heroes this week! Bumper volunteering meant a very successful course change! Thank you all!

 

David ADAMS, Laura ALSTON, Nigel ARDING, Emma BEER, Sam Ian BELLAMY, Jude BISSELL, Magdalena BOO, Lucy COWELL, Zoe DICKINSON, Jo ECCLES, Paul GILL, Everything's Run GREEN, Michael JONES, Charlie LAST, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Catherine MCKEOWN, Gail MOSS, Catherine NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Robert NICOL, Graham NIELD, Nicole NIELD, Neal PATES, Helen SMITH, Sarah SODEN, Carol SPEIGHT, Claire TODD, Roger WALTERS, Jennie WOOD

Feedback following the new course had a consistent theme that it is fun because of the increased variety of views and some new comfortable downhills but ‘challenging’ because of the increase in number of hills (and apparently the colder weather!). As we all get used to the new route there will be tweaks to prevent congestion in a few places on the course but it seems like a great start with 19 PBs.

 

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

 

We had 18 PBs this week (I know, I know, Green promised them to everyone…!) Well done those who cracked a PB on what seems to be a tougher course!

Addam DARNELL Alexis FOSTER Andrew TAYLOR
Ann-Clare FOURCIN Bethany HAWLEY Caroline WALTHEW
Chris ANTHONY Chris REA Debbie MCCART
Emma GIBSON Isaac BARRETT Jennifer BLACKWELL
Lynn FINDLAY Oscar WAINWRIGHT Paddy WILKINSON
Richard MARSH Sam TAYLOR Tim GRICE

 

The top age graded result this week was Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:36 (83.39%)

 

Congratulations to all 258 runners who had their barcode, especially those who dressed up for the occasion!

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Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:19 1 Hannah K PEEL 21:12
2 Lewis COURTNAGE ** 18:57 2 Kate MORRIS 21:19
3 James STOREY 20:09 3 Fiona MADDOCKS ** 21:51
* New PB
**Graves first timer

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Please opt in to get the volunteer emails and there is a job for everyone, from timekeeping to marshalling (my favourite) to token sorting in the café afterwards. Just follow the ‘manage my profile’ link from your results to ‘opt in’ to the request emails.

Have a great week, Laura and Cat

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Long Poles and Short Poles

Event #330

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Green welcomed us all to Graves this morning on a crisp but clear day that was perfect for a spot of running.  It may have appeared that we were a little keen on the poles front but Cross Country season is in full effect and there were actual races planned for later in the day. Pole envy was cleared up sharpish, they might have more than us, but theirs were the short ones, our's were the long ones! Sorted.

There was the customary thank you to this week’s volunteers… Tony BELL, Sam Ian BELLAMY, Lucy COWELL, Helen EBERLIN, Jo ECCLES, Andes GEIGER, Stephen GILMER, Everything's Run GREEN, Jon HOWSON, Andy LEDBETTER, Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX, Catherine NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Graham NIELD, Gillian RAY, Stuart ROOKER, Francesca ROOKER, Carol SPEIGHT, Sally WALES, Roger WALTERS and Sue WILSON

 

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There was then a quick course inspection due to some farm activity at Cow Poo Corner, with instructions for an impromptu detour put in place, by the time we were lined up at the start it was back to our normal route.  Nothing like a bit of last minute running around to keep our RDs on their toes.

There were 18 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Amy GRAHAM Carolyn Hester GRIFFITHS Dennis ROEBUCK
Eleanor HARRIS Ellie BARNES Hannah JOHNS
Harriet DAVIES Hayley ROEBUCK Heather PAGDEN
Joel SIDDALL Nadia LAMBERT Niamh DOBBS
Peter DOWLING Philip THOMPSON Sarah HUDSON
Tim GRICE Tom DOUGLAS Tom PEET
Amy GRAHAM Carolyn Hester GRIFFITHS Dennis ROEBUCK

 

 

A further 28 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Abdul QADEER Andrew ROWLAND Archie JENKINS
Bethany HAWLEY Daniel PATYK David EDWARDS
Emma MORGAN Evelyn ROBINSON Gareth KEIGHTLEY
Ian FEELEY Jakub PATYK Jon CANNON
Kate BEEDEN Kate HAMILTON Keith BELL
Laura C A ROBINSON Lukasz PATYK Lynne MARR
Marie-Claire WARREN Martin BROWN Matt DYKE
Mike MOSS Neil CANHAM Neil JAGGARD
Nicola BARRAS Philip DAVIDSON Raymond ROBINSON
Shoaib REHMAN    

 

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There were 3 Milestones this week, Matthew BROWN reached 50 parkruns while Hannah PEEL and Robert DAVIES both passed the 100 mark. Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

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Run Stats

 

There were 46 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Adam MITCHELL Addam DARNELL Bee GAN
Chris ANTHONY Chris BROOMHEAD Daniel HAYWARD
Daniel LUCAS Darren GRAY Denise ADAMS-JACKSON
Duncan Robert BATTY Emma WELLS Finlay GRAY
Gail CROSSLEY Helen HARMSTON James BROOMHEAD
James ROYAL Jane WEBB Jayne MORFITT
Jess ADAMS Jo MARPLES Julie ARMSTRONG
Laura CHARLESWORTH Lesley BROSNAN Linda HEMSWORTH
Liz NICHOLAS Lucy REARDON Lydia COTTERELL
Mandy JOHNSON Martin HUTTON Matthew HARMSTON
Megan SMITH Nichola STAPLETON-VARGA Norman HIBBERT
Peter MOXON Phil LEIGHTON Rachel WOOLLEN
Rebecca MARSHALL Richard HEAVISIDE Rob WATSON
Sarah PROCTER Sarah WHITEHOUSE Saul LONGBOTTOM
Tim OVEREND William TOWNING Zoe FROGGATT
Zoe TAYLOR    

 

Finishing positions

 

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Gregan CLARKSON 17:35 1 Jennifer RICH 20:43
2 Stuart CARRACK 18:03 2 Hannah K PEEL 21:22
3 Joel SIDDALL ** 19:21 3 Charlotte ELLIS 23:50

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Anthony WHITEHOUSE (VM65-69) with 19:56 (84.11%)

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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!

 

The doggy detour is still in full effect.

 

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

 

 

The Windy One

Event #329

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In decidedly blustery but surprisingly warm weather brought by Storm Callum, 209 walkers, joggers and runners turned up at Graves this morning for event #329. Run Director Catherine welcomed everyone (including tourists from as far afield as Australia) and ran through the usual parkrun reminders. A big thank you was given to all volunteers for coming along to support parkrun.

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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (8th-14th October). Catherine mentioned the positive role that parkrun plays in many peoples’ lives and the #RunandTalk campaign that aims to encourage people to take the time to have a chat with others during their runs.

Luckily the rain stopped just before the start leaving a strong wind to blow the parkrunners around the course.

 

There were 29 first timers this week, 10 of these were doing their first ever parkrun. Well done to you all.

Ben FOURCIN Catherine NETTLETON Fiona RHODES
Francis BOWERS Jane WEBB Joanne CLAY
Julie ARMSTRONG Katherine DANIEL Rebecca MARSHALL
Steve HALE

 

We had 19 people visiting Graves parkrun for the first time. Come back soon!

Alan IMESON Christopher ALDRED Dave NUTTON
Dominic BARKER Gayle DOOLEY Grace WALKER
Helen ALFORD Ian David STOCKS Jacob WALKER
Joanne WALKER Kevin WALKER Lauren DOOLEY
Lucy POLLARD Lucy REARDON Martin BARKER
Martin FLYNN Mary AMPAH Matthew DANIEL
Richard METTAM

 

Many thanks to all the volunteer heroes this week:

Marcus ADAMS, Michelle ADAMS, Jo ECCLES, David FORREST, Alex FORREST, Alison FORWARD, Eleanor HALL, Chloe HENSHAW, Jon HOWSON, Charlie LAST, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Sue MATTHEWS, Steve MATTHEWS, William NEEDHAM, Catherine NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Graham NIELD, Sharon O LEARY, Helen SMITH, Claire TODD, Rowena YATES, Helen YOUNG

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Milestones:

We had one milestone this morning: Peter MACFARLANE who completed his 100th parkrun. Well done!

 

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 12 PBs this week. Well done. Storm Callum seemed to have some impact here!

Ann-Clare FOURCIN Christopher BROWN Danielle JOHNSON
Gail CROSSLEY Jensen BROWN Jessica HALL
Joanna KENTON Jon GREGSON Norman HIBBERT
Oscar RAYNER Richard HEAVISIDE Saul LONGBOTTOM
Zachary WATSON

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Zachary WATSON (JM11-14) with 21:16 (71.94%)

 

 

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:48 1 Jennifer RICH 22:09
2 Tom VALENTINE 19:55 2 Charlotte ELLIS 23:20
3 Andes GEIGER 20:09 3 Kate DYMOND 23.43
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

OPT IN TO VOLUNTEER E-MAILS

Unfortunately we can’t send volunteer e-mails to anyone unless they have opted in previously so if you’ve thought about it but have never had an e-mail please follow the instructions below:

For those who don’t currently receive the volunteer e-mails, if you follow the ‘manage my profile’ link in your results e-mail, you will find an option to ‘opt in’ to the e-mails. We won’t bombard you don’t worry! Well, not unless we’re really desperate!

 

Notices

For the foreseeable, we will all be running the doggy detour route up the field.

Run report written by Ali Forward.

As usual, the event would not run anywhere near as well without the wonderful group of volunteers that Graves parkrun attracts. Please remember it’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or e-mail the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

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

 

Parkrun’s 14th Birthday!

Event #328

176 of you hearty folk turned up in some fairly cold and miserable weather… ‘Autumn's’ here’ was one parkrunner’s Strava title! I was unfortunately struck down by Norovirus so this will have to be a photo-less and stats only report – many apologies!

There were 21 first timers this week, 8 of these were doing their first ever parkrun. Well done to you all.

Darren GRAYCE Denise ADAMS-JACKSON Jane PEARCE
Joanna KENTON Katie WILSON Lesley BROSNAN
Phil LEIGHTON Tom BRIGGS

 

We had 13 people visiting Graves parkrun for the first time. Come back soon!

Aimee CARRACK Chris MATTHEWS Clive SMALLWOOD
Crispin JONES Gail CROSSLEY Kate GALLIFORD
Kate MAINPRICE Lucy BUTTON Rob HALL
Sara WILLIAMSON Sarah EDWARDS Thomas GALLIFORD
William GALLIFORD    

 

Jo was RD this week – very fitting that our Event Director led this morning’s parkrun for the 14th birthday of parkrun’s existence!

Many thanks to our volunteer heroes this week:

Tony BELL, Stephen John DAY, Kate DYMOND, Jo ECCLES, Charlotte ELLIS, Sylvia ELLIS, Andes GEIGER, Kat JONES, Charlie LAST, Catherine NEEDHAM, Sharon O LEARY, Neal PATES, Gillian RAY, Stuart ROOKER, Sarah SANDERSON, Carol SPEIGHT, Laura WHITE, Sue WILSON

 

 

Milestones:

We had three milestones this morning. Congratulations to Jane GARDINER and Mike LEIGH who both reached 50 runs and to Howard SALT who reached 100! Well done all!

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 34 PBs this week. Well done.

Alex SULTER Christopher BROWN Conor O'BOYLE
Duncan Robert BATTY Eve ROBINSON Jamie FLAXMAN
John SWAIN Jonathon WARNER Katherine HARKNESS
Liz NICHOLAS Matthew BROWN Norman HIBBERT
Peter MOXON Philip SIDEBOTHAM Robert DICKINSON
Robert KETTLEBOROUGH Susan EARL Tim OVEREND
Victoria WYATT William TOWNING  

 

The top age graded result this week was Oliver HART (VM45-49) with 18:31 (77.77%) Who incidentally was Graves parkrun’s founder! Great day to do this Olly!

 

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Oliver HART 18:31 1 Jane GARDINER 22:15
2 Conor O'BOYLE * 19:06 2 Francesca ROOKER 24:15
3 Andes GEIGER 19:31 3 Jacqui HERRING 24:41
* 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

We are still running the doggy detour up the field but there are plans afoot to come up with a course which doesn’t not involved a potentially lethal run up a muddy hill! Watch this space – more details to come soon!

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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

 

PBs and Milestones

Event #327

 

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Gav was on perfect form this morning welcoming 263 participants to Graves parkrun number 327. In a break from tradition he challenged those at the front of the crowd to “Show Us Your Barcodes” in competition with those skulking at the back.  There was no such change whne it came to ensuring that this weeks volunteers got a big round of applause.

A big thank you to this weeks volunteers… Martin BROWNLEY, Rosemary FERRILL, Lynn FINDLAY, Stephen GILMER, Rob HENDERSON, Jon HOWSON, Angela JACKSON, Andy LEDBETTER, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Sue MATTHEWS, Catherine NEEDHAM, William NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Kerry NEWMAN, Simon NIGHTINGALE, Sharon O LEARY, Sue RANSOM, Gary ROCHE, Carol SPEIGHT, Jill VALENTINE

 

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An update from Gav following the new route recce during the week…

 

Thanks to everyone who came along for the social run/walk new course trial spectacular tonight.  Generally positive vibes in terms of variety, views, and general difficulty level.
'Even better ifs:' noted were:
- could do with starting a bit further down the hill to allow the pack to string out a little more prior to the first sharp turn downhill
- more people had it slightly long on their GPS than slightly short, so the course config tonight was likely 1% or so long
- would be preferable to get the long lap done first

I've got an idea where a tweak can be made to one of the laps, which may be able to sort all those. Watch this space.

 

 

There were 13 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Andrew CROOKES Ann-Clare FOURCIN Anna BECKETT
Domenico CIARAOLO Emma WELLS Gabriel TANG
George JANES Joanne CROWTHER Kassy PEAT
Laura DEAKINS Victoria WYATT William BUYKX
William TOWNING    

 

 

A further 7 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Amelia DRAGE Charlotte JENKINSON Hayley MOORE
Jenny HAYWOOD Mark HAVENHAND Michael WU
Stuart CARTER    

 

 

There were 4 Milestones this week, Katie MELDRUM and Maxine WHITWORTH both joined the 50 Club. Robert CASSY and Paul MILLEN both reached their 100thparkrun.  Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

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Shout out this week to Margaret Duncan for becoming the first lady ever to complete the Sheffield Way Relay solo, 50 miles, that’s about 16 parkruns back-to-back! Well Done!

 

Run Stats

 

There were 44 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Adam HAWKINS Alex SULTER Amy ALLCARD
Ben PEARSON Christopher BROOKE Christopher DYER
Daniel MILLS Daniela HAWRYLIUK Dean HARDING
Eleanor HALL Ethan MORGAN Eve JACKSON
George WALLACE Gill JONES James BARROTT
Jane HUGHES Joe SINNOTT Jonathon WARNER
Joseph MATTHEWS Kate DYMOND Kathryn WATSON
Katie MELDRUM Katy CAMPBELL Keren BAINES
Leanne MALLINDER Liz NICHOLAS Louise GRAHAM
Martin DOWNHAM Mathew ATKIN Monica HENDERSON
Neil WALLACE Nichola STAPLETON-VARGA Nick PATES
Norman HIBBERT Paddy BAINES Patrick DONOHOE
Peter MOXON Richard ADAMS Robert NICOL
Ryan ANDREWS Sarah BARROTT Saul LONGBOTTOM
Susan EARL Zachary WATSON  

 

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Finishing positions

 

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 James HARTLEY 18:38 1 Kate MORRIS 21:11
2 Robert CASSY 18:44 2 Jane GARDINER 21:49
3 James Richard BIGGIN 18:59 3 Nicola BIRCH 22:11

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:20 (82.80%)

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Notices

 

Thanks to Gail Moss for this week's photos

 

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!

 

The doggy detour is still in full effect.

 

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

 

 

Volunteers Galore ahead of Sheffield 10k and Boundary Relay

Event #326

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Jo welcomed everyone to Graves this morning, although she was slightly thrown as she had left her notes behind and attempted to recall everything from memory. We had a slightly quiet week, but with plenty of volunteers, possibly due to the Sheffield 10k and Sheffield Boundary Relay/Ultra in the race calendar for the next day.

A big thank you to this week's volunteers… Terry ARMSTRONG, Peter ATKIN, Elaine BIRD, Evie BROOM, Lucy BROOM, Noah BROOM, Charley BURNEY, Paul CHAPMAN, Janet CHAPMAN, Lucy COWELL, Stephen John DAY, Jo ECCLES, Rosemary FERRILL, Lynn FINDLAY, Stephen GILMER, Everything's Run GREEN, Graham HOGG, Jon HOWSON, Mark JACKSON, Kat JONES, Charlie LAST, Andy LEDBETTER, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Liz NICHOLAS, Robert NICOL, Helen SMITH and Carol SPEIGHT

 

A note from RD Gav…

Trial Run time! *Tuesday 18:10*

Do you fancy getting a sneak peek at what could become the new Graves parkrun course?

I'm looking for people to come and run the route at their own pace, but all setting off at once. It'll be this Tuesday, 25th September setting off from near the cafe at 18:10.

I'll provide more details on the exact route ahead of time; it'll still be 2 laps, but starting in the opposite direction, going anti clockwise from the green dot on the pic. Shorter lap first, then round the lakes on the second lap only. Other highlights include:

More hills per lap

Views of the church and Norton Hall

The North face of Killer hill!

Less narrow paths near the start

Less grassy hills

Why are we thinking of changing the course? Well we've had a number of problems on the narrow black path near the start. It was OK when it was wider, and had 60 runners heading for it, but with 250+ it can be a bit congested. Additionally the permanent detour up the grass is likely to get a bit troublesome underfoot over winter.

So, why not join me for a run around on Tuesday evening,

Gav

 

You can find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/gravesparkrun/

 

Back to the Stats… There were 13 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Emma WALKER Eric ALFONSO Helena RAABE
Jess ADAMS Jessica HALL Keren BAINES
Nick COLLIER Nick HALL Paddy BAINES
Samuel KAY Shaun WELCH Stephen HALLAM
Vicki HALLAM    

 

 

A further 18 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Amanda BETHELL Annabelle BETHELL Charlotte BOUL
Charlotte OKWERA Chris BOYES Daniel ATHERON
Dennis HOLMES Ellie RAYNER Ethan MORGAN
James CONNOLLY Jamie EVANS Jeremiah BETHELL
Jeremy CLARK Joe RAYNER Lisa WALTON
Penny COLLIER Steve CAREY Ta-Wing POON

 

 

There was 1 Milestone this week, Ethan MORGAN joined the Juniors 10 Club. Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

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Run Stats

 

There were 30 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Alice CONNOLLY Ben PEARSON Christopher BROOKE
Christopher HEGGS Darren DARWIN David BARKER
David HORNER Edward GRAY Emma MICHELMORE-BROWN
Eve CONNOLLY Fiona MORGAN Helen HARMSTON
Jacqui HERRING Kathryn DEAKIN Kayte PRITCHARD
Keith FORWARD Maria O'BRIEN Marie TONKS
Matthew HARMSTON Megan BURTON Murray WHITE
Norman HIBBERT Rachel WOOLLEN Richard BOULTER
Rob WATSON Robert DICKINSON Sarah ALLCARD
Saul LONGBOTTOM Simon NICHOLAS Zachary WATSON

 

Finishing positions

 

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:39 1 Leah Grace GREGORY 22:33
2 Andes GEIGER 19:34 2 Sarah ALLCARD * 23:15
3 UNKNOWN #N/A 3 Charlotte ELLIS 23:30

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Yvonne TWELVETREE (VW65-69) with 24:26 (88.20%)

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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 safety of those taking part will always be our priority!

 

The doggy detour is still in full effect.

 

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

 

 

Tourists and Cow Cowls

Event #325

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Roger welcomed al 280 walkers, joggers and runnersl to Graves this morning for event number 325.

As always he started off with a big thank you to this weeks volunteers… Ben AGAR, Andrew CALLAGHAN, Robert CASSY, Jo ECCLES, Rosemary FERRILL, Andes GEIGER, Stephen GILMER, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Jon HOWSON, Charlie LAST, Andy LEDBETTER, Sue MATTHEWS, Ann-Marie MULVEY, Liz NICHOLAS, Graham NIELD, Simon NIGHTINGALE, Neal PATES, Eve ROBINSON, Catherine ROBINSON-MORLEY, Jessie ROBINSON-MORLEY, Ellie ROBINSON-MORLEY, Francesca ROOKER, Claire TODD, Roger WALTERS

There was mention of how great it was to have the volunteer roster filled early in the week, if you are interested in helping please let us know!

Following an incident last week, Roger made a request for anyone running with a dog to ensure that they are kept on a short lead and under control.

There were 8 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Alex SULTER Hannah CORRIGAN Harrison STACEY
Jamie FLAXMAN Karen GARDNER Niyi ASIYANBI
Pamela JOHNSON Sophia CUTTS

 

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A further 26 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Alan WHISKER Caroline WALTHEW Chioma EJIOGU
Christine WATT Conor O'BOYLE Dave THORNTON
Dean HARDING Gavin STACEY Gemma SIMMONS
Ian ROBERTS Jack STAPLETON-VARGA Jack WHITE
Jamie MANTON Jayne HAMILTON Joe ELLIS
Kathryn WATSON Katie-Scarlett HAWKINS Khalid EDWARDS
Liz BUTCHER Marnie BUTCHER Nicola HAWKINS
Stephanie ANSCOMB Stephen Rhys HAWKINS Thalia SCOTT
Trevor STEVENS Wendy KAUR

 

There were 4 Milestones this week, Adam MITCHELL, Jack YOUNG and Elaine BIRD all joining the 50 Club and Sam Ian BELLAMY the 100 Club. Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

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Run Stats

 

There were an impressive 50 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Addam DARNELL Alasdair BARRETT Ashley SIMMONS
Barbara SALMON Ben HAMILTON Ben LEWIS
Caroline BROCK Chris BROOMHEAD Chris GUY
Colin JORDAN Damon RAY Daniela HAWRYLIUK
Darren DARWIN David HIGGINBOTTOM David HORNER
David SABBAGH Elaine BIRD Elizabeth WOOD
Elliot DILLON Ilda Maria ANTUNES Jackie JOHNS
James BARROTT James ROYAL James SILVESTER
Jenny GALLACHER Jensen BROWN Joe GLEADALL
Jonathon WARNER Judy PEARSON Katherine PEARSON
Lauren MUSE Lee MILLS Louise GRAHAM
Lucy BRIMFIELD Matthew BROWN Michael SEEL
Michael WATSON Nichola STAPLETON-VARGA Peter JACKSON
Peter KEATS Philip SIDEBOTHAM Robert BISHOP
Robert DICKINSON Robert NICOL Sarah BARROTT
Saul LONGBOTTOM Simon ALEXANDER Simon NICHOLAS
Simone ABRAM Tim RABY

 

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Finishing positions

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Chris GUY * 18:48 1 Caroline BROCK * 19:45
2 Luke NEWELL 18:55 2 Hannah K PEEL 21:08
3 Conor O'BOYLE ** 19:08 3 Jane GARDINER 22:38

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Caroline BROCK (SW30-34) with 19:45 (75.44%)

 

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!

The doggy detour is still in full effect.

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

RR SG signature

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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