Early PT, Course Inspections and 100thVolunteering stints…

Event #344

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Run Stats

 

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

 

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

 

Finishing positions

 

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

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

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

OPT IN TO VOLUNTEER E-MAILS

 

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

Follow the ‘manage my profile’ link in your results e-mail, you will find an option to ‘opt in’ to the e-mails.

 

 

Notices

 

Please keep an eye out on Facebook for any cancellation notices before heading to Graves, we will always try to let people know as early as possible of any issues, but the safety of those taking part will always be our priority!

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

[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

 

 

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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People and Milestones a plenty

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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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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

 

 

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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%)

 

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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.

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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