Graves parkrun is cancelled on 18 July 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Keep on Running….

What a great turnout of 208 on Saturday 14th of March, our 399th. When everything feels a little bit uncertain wasn't it nice to do something normal?!

I know everyone is wondering if this was our last parkrun for a while, but at present we can't answer that. Please keep an eye on our course or Facebook pages for up to date information about cancellations.

Shout out for Cat Lane Canter

Lucy came to talk to us about Cat Lane Canter.

lucy 1This is a great local event, organised by parents that raises money for Newfield, Meersbrook Bank and Carfield Schools.More information about the event can be found on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/carlanecanter1/

cat lane canter

Shout out to St Luke’s….

Last week we were joined by a lady from St Luke’s Hospice today who was raising awareness of fundraising opportunities to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

All details can be found on the link above– we know this would be right up the streets of some of you out there and supporting a wonderful local charity too.

PBs, Top threes, Milestones and First Timers...

PBs

I think this was a week for PBs! Maybe it was a bit of decent weather; not too breezy for Graves and no rain!

Alice CLILVERD: Bernadette HALL: Chris YEOMAN: Christopher HODGKINSON:    Dan WILLIAMS: Deborah WILSON: Dylan SWAIN: Edward LYTHGOE:                  Frances KILGARRIFF: Gemma HARTLEY: Hatti ARCHER
Helen DICKINSON: Jackie TOWNING: Jason BROWN: Joe JONES
Kathryn DEAKIN: Katie WRIGHT: Louise BETHELL: Marcella KAPSOKAVADI
Martyn EDWARDS: Max TAYLOR: Naomi THORNTON: Nick ROBERTS
Nicola TONGE: Paul HARRISON: Rachel IRELAND: Sarah WITTAMS-HOWARTH
Stephen BOND: Tarjinder MOMI: Tom CAIN

Top Threes

Top Three Females

Hatti Archer

Karen Smith

Amy Wheeler

Top Three Males

Robert CASSY

Jack PURRINGTON

Nick ROBERTS

Milestones

Jeff TAYLOR and Sarah HARRIS both joined the 100 Club this week. Well done to both of you, what a great achievement!

First Timers

Welcome to the parkrun family Mike LANCASTER, Rosie SHERLOCK and William PREST. I hope you enjoyed your morning with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

As always, we want to say a huge thank you to our amazing group of volunteers – our Hi-Vis Heroes. Andrew CALLAGHAN  •  Andrew COOPER  •  Andy LEDBETTER  •  Angela MARSH  •  Barbara SALMON  •  Becci TAYLOR  •  Charlie LAST  •  Dan MURPHY  •  Denise ADAMS-JACKSON  •  Elaine BIRD  •  Helen HARMSTON  •  Helen SMITH  •  Jo ECCLES  •  Jo ROSE  •  Joseph MALLINSHAW  •  Jude BISSELL  •  Julie ARMSTRONG  •  Lesley BROSNAN  •  Lindsey DEIGNAN  •  Liz NICHOLAS  •  Magdalena BOO  •  Max HODGSON  •  Rachael HODGSON  •  Reuben MARSH  •  Robert NICOL  •  Roger KNIGHTLEY  •  Samantha HAWTHORNE  •  Sara HINCH  •  Stephen GILMER  •  Terry ARMSTRONG

Without them we couldn’t put on a parkrun. There are a wide variety of roles which need to be filled each week. It’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or email the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen

Full training is provided for each role and you would never be asked to do something which you did not feel comfortable in doing. If you haven’t tried volunteering yet why not give it a go next week, you get a super flattering pink hi vis jacket and a special orange one if you are our tail walker.

Thank you for reading

Sam

 

 

The first March parkrun of 2020

8th March is International Women’s Day. IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. parkrun wanted to celebrate the day on Saturday 7th March by inviting as many people as possible to wear purple (purple is historically associated with efforts to achieve gender equality) and to also encourage as many women as possible to take part – in whatever context run / walk / volunteer.

It was nice to see a number of park runners in purple to take part in our 398th parkrun and a total of 226 people crossed the finish line.

Whilst Roger was on Run Director today, thanks Roger, another one of our super RD team was off to Hillsborough parkrun where she came third in the Steel City Striders parkrun cup final with a new pb of 26.20 – well Done Cat!

Run Director Roger 7th march 2020

Run Director Roger 7th march 2020We had 19 visitors this morning a big hello to Ben KOHN, Geoff WADE, Glynn LEANING, Harvey BIRD, Hilz POLLARD, Ian Alexander STEWART, Jake LOFTHOUSE, Jason GREAVES, Judith CAMERON, Kate SANDERS, Kev TREWEEK, Kevin BIRD, Michelle BIRD, Richard DONNACHIE, Sally GREAVES, Sam HOGG, Shaun CAMPONI and Thomas MOULDER

5 people also completed their very first parkrun with us – a big well done to Anna LORD, Frances KILGARRIFF, Gemma HOLMES, Laura TATEM and Teresa MULCRONE. We hope you enjoyed your first of many parkruns – come back and see us soon.

 

Top 3 male

Ryan Williams

James Storey

James Hogg

 

Top 3 female

Grace Hulton

Grace Tebutt

Helen Dickinson

We had 30 people join us for their first time at Graves - Richard Donnachie, Richard Bowpitt, Ben Kohn, Hilz Pollard, Jonathan Fenton, Sam Hogg, Ian Alexander Stewart, Glynn Leaning, Michelle Bird, Tony Stanley, Kate Sanders, Shaun Camponi, Geoff Wade, Brian Cameron, Frances Kilgarriff, Jake Lofthouse, Anna Lord, Judith Cameron, Sara Shaw, Laura Tatem, Gemma Holmes, Teresa Mulcrone, Kev Treweek, Harvey Bird, Jason Greaves, Sally Greaves, Kevin Bird, Lauren Johnson, Jack Roffe and Thomas Moulder. We hope you all enjoyed your morning.

A special mention to Frances Kilgarriff, Anna Lord, Laura Tatem, Gemma Holmes and Teressa Mulcrone who all completed their first ever parkrun this morning -great work.

 

There were plenty of new personal bests being set too – a huge congratulations to the following on setting a new fastest time at Graves – Will Newton, Paul McWhirter, Paul Harrison, Lee Andrew, Alasdair Barrett, Helen Dickinson, Stephen Bond, John Nicholson, Simon Alexander, Kevin Hall, Rachel Savage, Rachael Hodgson, Tom Cain, Lucas Easton, Eva Smith, Dylan Swain, Colin Walker, Eleanor Stanley, Sue Easton, Amanda Towers, Zoe Mills, Damion Wright, Katie Taylor, Issac Parsons-Wright, Jospeh Mulcrone, Maggie Vickers, Colin Bamber, Mark Whiteley, Colin Rossiter, Laura Gray, Jackie Towning, Denise De Marco, Pippa Wood, Robbie Brookes and Sam Wood.

Shout out to St Luke’s….

We were joined by a lady from St Luke’s Hospice today who was raising awareness of fundraising opportunities to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

All details can be found on the link above– we know this would be right up the streets of some of you out there and supporting a wonderful local charity too.

 

As always, we want to say a huge thank you to our amazing group of volunteers – our Hi-Vis Heroes.

Nigel ARDING, Julie ARMSTRONG, Jude BISSELL, Magdalena BOO, Andrew CALLAGHAN, Janet CHAPMAN, Martin DOWNHAM, Jo ECCLES, Jane EVANS, Lynn FINDLAY, Everything's Run GREEN, Beth HALLIDAY, Helen HARMSTON, Samantha HAWTHORNE, Chloe HENSHAW, Patrick HENSHAW, Sara HINCH, Marie HIPPEY, David JOHNSON, Roger KNIGHTLEY, Liz NICHOLAS, Joanne PEARCE, Stuart ROOKER, Juliet SWAIN, Kate TETLEY, Claire TODD, Roger WALTERS, Briony WELLS and Clive John WILSON.

Without them we couldn’t put on a parkrun. There are a wide variety of roles which need to be filled each week. It’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or email the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

Full training is provided for each role and you would never be asked to do something which you did not feel comfortable in doing. If you haven’t tried volunteering yet why not give it a go next week, you get a super flattering pink hi vis jacket and a special orange one if you are our tail walker.

Lynn, Samantha and a cheeky Run Director 7th March 2020

Lynn, Samantha and a cheeky Run Director 7th March 2020

 

Beth and Joanne our Tail Walkers 7th March 2020

Beth and Joanne our Tail Walkers 7th March 2020

Thanks for reading.

 

Claire

 

Leaping into the weekend….

Today, runners across the world made history as parkrun took place on the 29th February for the first time ever! Since it’s incarnation in 2004 the extra day in February we enjoy just every four years has never before fallen on a Saturday- until today! 284 runners and walkers took part in the 397th Graves parkrun enjoying the leap year run on what was a pretty dreary morning with rain threatening, but managing to stay dry for the event. The course was boggy in places following the recent torrential rain we have experienced in Sheffield and care was taken at the finish line to ensure no runners endured a mud slide!

Thank to to all the volunteers who endured the cold and windy conditions to support, encourage and ensure everyone's safety this morning - Ben AGAR, Julie ARMSTRONG, Audrey BANNISTER, Connor BETHELL, Louise BETHELL, Magdalena BOO, Andrew CALLAGHAN, Robert DAVIES, Millie GLAVES, Helen HALL, Helen HARMSTON, Ian HAYES, Charlotte HUSSEY, Claire JEWITT, Roger KNIGHTLEY, Charlie LAST, Andy LEDBETTER, Phil LEIGHTON, Peter MCCOY, Dan MURPHY, Liz NICHOLAS, David REID, Francesca ROOKER, Sarah SANDERSON, Amanda TOWERS, Chris WALKER, Roger WALTERS, Briony WELLS, Clive John WILSON

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A big hello to the 1st Timer's this morning, well done and welcome!: Richard Carter, Aaron CHEESEMAN, Samuel CAREY, Richard PERCIVAL, Anthony O'KEEFE, George HUME,Damien FINN, Tom CAIN, Mark PRESLAND, Daniel MULCRONE, Steve VICKERS, Andrew MCKEAND, Chris GILLIES, Gordon SMITH, Hannah DURAID, Lisa VICKERS, Colin ROSSITER, Jason BEADSWORTH, Michael DALLARD, Vanessa BEADSWORTH, Jonathan BRADLEY, Sharon GIBSON, Claire HARROD, Catherine WELLS, Loren POOLE, Dean BARBER, Sue ARNOLD

Congratulations to the following people who achieved a PB this morning - Bobbie WAUGH, Ed FROST, Will NEWTON, Danny BROWN, Jason Brown, Simon Guppy, Peter McCoy, Brian Thornhill, Josephine Smith, Helen Dickinson, Leo Shippam, Stephen Oram, Roy Austin, Stephen Bond, John Nicholson, Adam Worthy, Chris Rouse, Darren Worthy, Sarah Percival, Max Taylor, Paul Robbins, Vanessa Howsam, Dawn Hughson, Katie Taylor, Victoria Sanderson, David Dewhurst, James Renwick, Zara Thomas, Lesley Charles, Sarah Austin, Katie Wright, Chris Vickers, Harriet Newton

A huge congratulations to the super speedy first, second and third finishers today

Men: 1st - Ewan SPENCER, 2nd - David MILLNS, 3rd - Stuart CARRACK

Women: 1st - Bobbie WAUGH, 2nd - Sarah MOSS, 3rd - Jane GARDINER

It was great to see Gavin Newhouse running his 250th parkrun this morning, Gavin is a huge supporter of graves parkrun and a well known friendly face to many - Gavin celebrated his achievement by sharing homemade flapjacks with all!

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Next week we will be celebrating international woman’s day at parkrun and invite you to wear purple and please do encourage as many of your friends to join you as possible- we will have tail walkers on hand to offer encouragement and support - ensuring no one will be left taking part on their own.

As always we would love to reach out and encourage more of you to volunteer, there are many different roles at parkrun, all equally rewarding, please contact graveshelpers@parkrun.com  to find out more....

Have a great weekend- see you next Saturday morning!

 

 

 

 

 

The one that started in the rain and finished in sunshine

I think most of us expected a cancellation on Saturday 22nd of February when we heard the gusts of wind on Friday night. 182 people braved the anticipated wind and rain and turned out for Graves parkrun, our 396th event.

briefing

If you're wondering why our Run Director gave the briefing brandishing a sweeping brush it's because Roger Shivers swept debris off parts of the course! Thank you so much for taking care of our parkrunners Roger. Also a big thank you to our course checker Barbara Salmon for keeping an eye on the course and giving us an early 'all-clear' on Saturday morning.

Marie Hippey giving the first timers briefing

Marie Hippey giving the first timers briefing

While it stayed lovely and dry for the briefings, the black cloud that had been in the distance also made it's way to the start line and the first lap was completed in cold driving rain. We're getting used to soggy trainers now though aren't we?!

Keeping dry while marshaling

Keeping dry while marshaling

As the second lap started the rain disappeared and everyone was rewarded with (almost) spring-like weather.

Graves might be an undulating course but it's very pretty too

Graves might be an undulating course but the scenery is so good

Top 3 males

Stuart Carrack

Tom Valentine

Ryan Williams

Stuart warms up by running around taking cow selfies

Stuart warms up by running around taking cow selfies

Top 3 females

Martha Coyle

Grace Tebbutt

Jane Gardiner

Despite the rainy first lap 26 people set themselves a new PB. Well done!

Albie Maltby and Michael Elsom did their very first parkrun. We also had 15 others taking part at Graves for the first time-  we hope you all enjoyed your morning with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

As always, we want to say a huge thank you to our amazing group of volunteers – our Hi-Vis Heroes -

There are a wide variety of roles which need to be filled each week. It’s easy to volunteer and everyone is so friendly, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or email the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

Full training is provided for each role and you would never be asked to do something which you did not feel comfortable in doing. If you haven’t tried volunteering yet why not give it a go next week ……..

Thanks for reading and see you next Saturday!

Sam

 

Graves parkrun 1 – Storm Dennis 0

199 people made it round Graves parkrun on Saturday 15th February for our 395th event – clearly showing Strom Dennis that there isn’t much that stops us Sheffield folk pulling on our trainers and getting out there.

Runners at the start of Graves parkrun 15th February 2020

Runners at the start of Graves parkrun 15th February 2020

Jo was at the helm as our Run Director and delivered her briefing in utterly miserable conditions – Graves does have its own little microclimate and that was magnified today with all the wind and rain. As always – please do visit our Facebook page to check that our parkrun is on. We carry out a course inspection each week early on a Saturday morning and will always post if we have to cancel the event for any reason.

Run Director Jo 15th February 2020

Run Director Jo 15th February 2020

There were a few runners from Steel City Striders taking part in their Striders Cup – Hello Striders – we hope the conditions didn’t impact on your results too much and you all enjoyed your morning.

A big congratulations to Andy Hibbert who completed his 100th and also to Jill Valentine who completed her 250th parkrun. What an amazing achievement.

Top 3 male

Tom Spencer - 18.00

Tom Valentine – 18.35

Paul Middlemas – 19.06

Top 3 female

Helen Burgess – 21.24

Tracey Davies – 23.30

Kate Ruffell – 24.39

 

Despite the rain 35 people set themselves a new PB. Well done to Abigail HOWSAM, Adrian MCMANUS, Alan DALTON, Albert MCMANUS, Alicia SMITH, Chris ANDRADE, Chris HARVEY, David BROWN, Dawn HUGHSON, Deborah WILSON, Derek CADMAN, Gaynor HOBSON, Hannah MCMANUS, Helen BURGESS, Jane PIGGOTT, Jason BROWN, John MILLS, John WOOLLARD, Josephine WOOLLARD, Kate RUFFELL, Katie HEWITT, Lucas EASTON, Magdalena WATRAS, Matt REDDINGTON, Matthew LAWRENCE, Naomi THORNTON, Natalie BOWN, Paul MIDDLEMAS, Shaun TURNELL, Sophie HOWSAM, Steven GUDE, Sue EASTON, Tommy MCMANUS, Tracey DAVIES and Vanessa HOWSAM

 

We had 16 people join us for the first time this morning - Mark Robbins, Thomas Williams, Graham Tebbut, Alan Reynolds, Steve Gourlay, Stephen Porritt, Peter Weatherill, Andrew Moore, Lindsay Illingworth, Melanie Cook, Danny Sampson, William Salt, Ruby Clarke, Gill Taylor, Kate Hughes and Clive Nadin. A special shout out to Steve Gourlay and William Salt who did their first ever parkrun – we hope you all enjoyed your morning in S8 and look forward to seeing you again at some point.

 

I was Tail Walker this morning and got chatting to Clive Nadin who joined us for a spot of parkrun tourism. He is the Run Director at Conway parkrun and we had a good old natter about the different courses we had visited, and which were our favourites. It turned out that today was his 101st run and his 21st at a different location.

As always, we want to say a huge thank you to our amazing group of volunteers – our Hi-Vis Heroes - David ADAMS, Ben AGAR, Laura ALSTON, William ALVES, Julie ARMSTRONG, Andrew CALLAGHAN, Janet CHAPMAN, Sara COPP, Samantha DRAPER, Christopher DYER, Jo ECCLES, Jane EVANS, Eleanor HALL, Helen HARMSTON, Oliver HART, Max HODGSON, Rachael HODGSON, Ruth HOFFMAN, Roger KNIGHTLEY, Lee MILLS, Dan MURPHY, Catherine NEEDHAM, Liz NICHOLAS, Neal PATES, Gillian RAY, Steve ROBINSON, Barbara SALMON, Claire TODD, Martin WHITE, Clive John WILSON Without them we couldn’t put on a parkrun.

There are a wide variety of roles which need to be filled each week. It’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or email the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

Full training is provided for each role and you would never be asked to do something which you did not feel comfortable in doing. If you haven’t tried volunteering yet why not give it a go next week ……..

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Claire

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