6th birthday part 2!

The first timers this week were:

Anna POOLE Anthony HENE Barbara O'CONNOR
Caleb O'BRIEN Claire CHISHOLM Darren GRAY
Fraser MCINALLY Hazey WAREHAM Jake CHAMBERS
Jennifer RIST Jo MARPLES John-Paul BLACKWELL
Liz TAZZYMAN Louise ROBERTS Omar JAOUANE
Priya DYSON Sarah PICKERING Susan EARL

Tourists this week were:

Austin FROST Ben LEWIS Caroline HOPKINS
Carolyn WEIR Claire COLLINS Craig BURTON
David SABBAGH Dean JONES Elizabeth WALLACE
Finlay MACDONALD Fiona WATERHOUSE Hazel FOSTER
Jane HUWS Johnny JONES Kay MACDONALD
Liam Michael O'BRIEN Louise SIMPSON Lucy THORPE
Mary LINDOP Oscar SCHOLES - FURNESS Phil WALLACE
Rhiannon MACDONALD Steven ALLEN Tim BAKER

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Milestones:

We had lots of special achievements this week:

Dylan Mather celebrating his 10th junior parkrun. Ben Agar, Hannah Crowther, and Les Morton all celebrating their 50th parkrun and Graham Nield celebrating his 200th parkrun. Well done to all of you!
On a wider note there were some other special events over the past week. It was fantastic to come along to support Sheffield Half Marathon and see so many familiar faces running past from Graves parkrun. Well done to all of you who took part. A special mention to Jennifer Rich who also recently delivered an excellent club record time in the Rotterdam marathon. Well done! Good luck to any parkrunners taking part in London marathon next week.

We had some other special achievers attending today's parkrun. 3 ex Olympians were in attendance today; only the very best for our parkrun! We hope you all enjoyed it.

BIRTHDAY STATISTICS! (Thank you Joe the Pirate!)

12 runners who ran the first Graves parkrun returned for the 6th birthday run.

They are:-

 

Paul Chapman          261 runs at Graves out of 273

Janet Glover             246 runs at Graves out of 266

Andrew Cooper         215 runs at Graves out of 236

Graham Hogg           196 runs at Graves out of 243

Roger Walters           142 runs at Graves out of 185

Jason Lennon             97 runs at Graves out of 123

Paul Higginbottom      26 runs at Graves out of 105

Marion Tattersall        25 runs  at Graves out of 248

Chris Newman           22 runs at Graves out of 320

Fran Grace                18 runs at Graves out of 215

Kate Marsden            17 runs at Graves out of 242

Wendy Heathcote      14 runs at Graves out of 307

 

35 runners who ran the first Graves parkrun have never returned.

4 runners who ran the first Graves parkrun have never run another parkrun.

 

There were 13 volunteers at the original but only referred to as 'Tom and the team' (probably Tom Simpson - now parkrun's Chief Operating Officer.)

By the 2nd run they were mentioned thus 'Dr Greenstreet and Hannah & Tom Greenstreet and 6 members of the Sloan Medical Team. Event Director Roger Walters was first finisher.'

 

Today’s attendance 351 second highest ever.

 

Notices:

Just a reminder 16th May Roger will be taking on the challenge of completing a half marathon across 2 spin classes. This will be to raise funds for Developing Physio who help to teach physiotherapy skills to low income / developing countries and marks a year since he was knocked off his bike. To read more about Roger's challenge, the charity he's supporting, or to support him with the challenge you can find more details here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rogershivers

It's always worth keeping an eye on Graves parkrun Facebook page for any announcements. Hopefully all the snow and ice has gone now but you never know!

I had the privilege of meeting Oliver Hart recently. He is the very special man who set up Graves parkrun. We would all like to toast you on this special birthday and thank you for all the benefits Graves parkrun has bought to our lives. It's not just a run, it's bought physical and mental health benefits, happiness and friendships to so many. Here’s to you Oliver, thank you!

Marie Hippey

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 41 PBs this week - well done all

Ajay WILSON Alan DALTON Ally BOOKER
Anthony WHITEHOUSE Anya PORTUS Bobbie WAUGH
Bret DUNCAN Charley BURNEY Chris STEVENS
Daniel SINCLAIR Darren BURNS Dylan MATHER
Edward DEAKIN Elliot JENKINSON Felix WOODS
Finlay GRAY Freddie GUY Gail FLETCHER
Hannah STELMAN Hannah WALTON Hannah WOODS
Issy WAUGH Jake CORDERY James SINCLAIR
John RICHARDSON Joseph HEARNSHAW Larah HOGG
Laura CHARLESWORTH Liam WHITBY Lisa BOWNES
Lisa MATHER Maria O'BRIEN Megan OHRI
Michelle WEST Paula BROWN Paula RISBY
Ro COCKIN Rosanna O'HARA Sarah WHITEHOUSE
Sazzle COCKIN Susan GUY  

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Anthony WHITEHOUSE (VW60-64) with 19:54 (83.50%)

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Joseph NEWMAN-BILLINGTON 16:58 1 Bobbie WAUGH (JM11-14) 21:32*
2 Phil SKELTON 17:58 2 Issy WAUGH (JW10) 21:46*
3 Peter CANNELL 18:29 3 Jennifer RICH 22:01

* New PB                            **Graves first timer

Great running from the WAUGH girls!

 

 

Notices

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