This week 374 people kicked off their New Year by coming to Graves to run, jog, or walk out 5k course. That’s a new all time attendance record for Graves!
A whopping 78 first timers joined us for the first of a possible New Year Double of which 2 were taking part in their first ever parkrun, what a great way to kick off 2018, welcome to…
|Chris DAVIES||Robin WOOD|
The other 76 tourists join us were, this might take a while, as follows…
|Amy MITCHELL||Amy MONACH||Andy DAVIDSON|
|Angela PURDUE||Anna GISBOURNE||Ben BURRELL|
|Ben CARTER||Ben MITCHELL||Ben STEEL|
|Ben WOOTTON||Ben WRIGHT||Carol FICKLING|
|Caroline FRITH||Claire BRACEGIRDLE||Clare EVANS|
|Clive DOWNING||Craig RENTON||Damian BAKER|
|Damien MATTHIAS||Darren LYNCH||David SMITH|
|Edward DEAKIN||Elizabeth MEEKINGS||Erica ORAM|
|Fleur ROBERTS||Freddie SCOTT||Isabel Johanna DEAKIN|
|James GARNETT||James OSBORNE||Jemimah DEAKIN|
|Jess BREIDER||Jessie CRAWSHAW||Jim BREIDER|
|Jo CRAWSHAW||Joanna MITCHELL||John Joe DOYLE|
|John MONACH||John SANDERSON||Johnny BATTERSBY|
|Karen DESOYSA||Kath WHARMBY||Kathryn DEAKIN|
|Katy COUTTS||Kev SAVILLE||Kev WHITEHEAD|
|Kevin CARTER||Laura WRIGHT||Lauren BAKUNOWICZ|
|Louise GALVIN||Lynda MATTHIAS||Martin BROOK|
|Matilda WITHYCOMBE||Michael GISBOURNE||Nicky HINE|
|Oscar MITCHELL||Paul NEWEY||Rachel DODD|
|Rebecca LOCKWOOD||Richard COLES||Richard OWEN|
|Robert FOSTER||Robert IRESON||Ruth MOUNTFORD|
|Samuel DOYLE||Sandra BREIDER||Sarah BURRELL|
|Sean RUSSELL||Sharon JAMES||Simon REYNOLDS|
|Stephen SAVAGE||Stuart VAS||Thomas ELLIS|
|Tim HALL||Tom GEORGE||William GARNETT|
Green was in charge of proceedings today and welcomed us with a novel approach to the briefing…
“So this is parkrun
And what have you done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is parkrun
I hope you all have parkfun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young
A very merry parkrun
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
With PBs a plenty
And so this is parkrun
For walkers, for runners, for buggies and dogs too
And especially for everyone
So this is parkrun
As always the re was a big hand for this week’s volunteers
Angela JACKSON, Ann BREWSTER, Catherine NEEDHAM, Charlie LAST, Chris ELLIS, Everything's Run GREEN, Jennie WOOD, Jo ECCLES, Magdalena BOO, Martin DOWNHAM, Neil SCHOFIELD, Pippa WOOD, Robert ATKIN, Robert NICOL, Rosemary FERRILL, Rowena YATES, Sam ALLIN, Sam NEEDHAM, Sam WOOD, Sarah UTTLEY, Stephen GILMER, Sylvia ELLIS, Tony ELLIS
A special mention to Magda for managing to distribute finish tokens with no support, pretty impressive stuff in those temperatures! Also to Arif Ali who, although not an official volunteer, did give me a lift to Poolsbrook so I could do the double, see Run Stats for how many others did the same.
If your New Year’s Resolution is to help out with Parkrun, volunteer or maybe if you haven’t settled on one yet, why not think about volunteering at Graves? There are plenty of roles, you get all the training you need and you’ll never be asked to do something you aren’t happy with! Maybe you already volunteer but you fancy trying a different role, time keeping isn’t as bad as everyone thinks! More details later in the report for how to get involved.
There appear to be no milestones this week, although this could have been caused by the double parkrun option, so if we’ve missed giving you a shout out, let us know!
Keep your eyes peeled for parkrun bingo coming next week, where you can check off different ways of taking part in parkrun with the possibility of being rewarded with cake later in the year.
Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers
Before we get into the PB, Finishers and Age Grade stats, it’s worth mentioning that of those taking part at Graves this morning, 131 then headed to Poolsbrook and a further 50 to Hillsborough. This was the view from the back at Poolsbrook before the start.
There were 38 PBs this week!…
|Alyson SMITH||Anthony WHITEHOUSE||Caroline BROCK|
|Caroline CLIFFORD||Cass DOWTHWAITE||Charlotte KAY|
|Douglas ARMSTRONG||Eleanor HALL||George CARMAN|
|Iain HOOLEY||Jane STIRLING||Katie WHITBY|
|Kevin RANDALL||Laura TISDALL||Louie SMITH|
|Lucy COWELL||Mark SMITH||Matthew BROWN|
|Matthew HENNELL||Matthew WINSLOW||Nathan CUMMINS|
|Niamh HARDY||Oscar BURGESS||Owen FORD|
|Paddy WILKINSON||Penny MERRETT||Rachel SUDDRICK|
|Reuben SMITH||Richard BURGESS||Rosie SMITH|
|Sallyann WINSLOW||Sara HINCH||Sergei SHKUL|
|Sophie TONKINS||Sophie TOYN||Stephanie ABIVA|
|Stuart SCOTT||Timothy RAFFERTY|
|1||Joseph NEWMAN-BILLINGTON||17:00||1||Caroline BROCK *||20:20|
|2||Stuart VAS **||18:15||2||Hannah K PEEL||21:01|
|3||Robert FOSTER **||18:16||3||Sarah BURRELL **||21:08|
* New PB
**Graves first timer
This week’s top age graded result this week was
Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:24 (82.60%)
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.
Any suggestions or tips, please e-mail email@example.com