Everybody: Doggy Detour!

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Event #308

After a chilly start to the morning, 256 people gathered in Graves park as the sun began to shine and layers were quickly shed. A beautiful morning for a run or a walk and well done to all that did!

There were 26 first timers this week, 12 of these were doing their first ever parkrun. Well done to you all.

Anna EVANS Ben DICKINSON Chris ALLEN
Claire KNIGHT Darren MORFITT David COBLEY
Julie MEREDITH Juliet ROWSON Kat CHIRNSIDE
Katherine MYLES Martin GRINOLD Ryan FINNIGAN

 

We had 14 people visiting Graves parkrun for the first time. We hope you enjoyed your parkrun tourism. Gav did forget to mention tourists in the briefing (very unlike Gav!) but I met a lady from Boston who had enjoyed her run and I spotted an Apricot Hull t-shirt too!

Anthony GOULDING Diane MAWER Fenella HOWARD
Gareth CLARK Gary ROBINSON Jack TASKER
John CROSBY Keith CONKERTON Nic BOWDEN
Peter DALTON Phil DAVIES Robert CASSIDY
Sallianne WILD Sue DAVIES  

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Gav was RD this week. He was a little late to arrive as he had to collect the kit bag from a poorly Jo (get well soon!) So late in fact, that a couple of the volunteers were wondering if they needed a plan B… they just didn’t know what that would be! In the nick of time, Gav arrived and all was right in the world!

A big thank you to our hi-vis heroes this week:

Jemma BABIKER, Charley BURNEY, Paul CHAPMAN, Janet CHAPMAN, Mark DAVIS, Stephen John DAY, Jo ECCLES, Paul GILL, Everything's Run GREEN, Eleanor HALL, Caryl HARTWRIGHT, Kat JONES, Andy LEDBETTER, Catherine NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Becci TAYLOR, Julia WALDRON, Helen YOUNG

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There were the usual safety notices this week but additionally to those, there was the news that we can no longer run through the farm this summer. The path through the farm had been closed all week so Gav came ready with cones to mark out the doggy detour for all to follow.

Milestones:

There was an awful lot of tumbleweed around this morning when Gav asked for milestone runs however the results show that Ivan CONIN celebrated his 100th run this morning. Well done!

An extra milestone fact this week is that last week Graves parkrun topped 50,000 runs. Thanks to Andy LEDBETTER for this factoid!

 

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 45 PBs this week. Well done.

Alan DALTON Alex OSBORNE Andrew DICKINSON
Andy CONDUIT Anna POOLE Cathy SINCLAIR
Christopher WILCOX Claire WILLIAMS Daniel DEVLIN
Daniel POLLARD Danielle TAYLOR Darren BURNS
David PORTER Dean FISHER Hazel CONDUIT
Heather GUILE Ian VICKERS Jayne MORFITT
Jennifer RIST John-Paul BLACKWELL Joseph MATTHEWS
Kate DYMOND Lauren BROWN Lee MILLS
Lisa BOWNES Lisa CAPES Lucy DOWNHAM
Lucy WASS Martin FRENCH Mathew REYNOLDS
Matt HINSLEY Mel BATH Melanie EVANS
Mike BROOM Nicole BROWN Peter MOXON
Petr JACKSON Richard TAYLOR Robert DYMOND
Scott LIDDLE Sharon COURT Tapelo NYATHI
Teresa MARTIN Thomas DICKINSON Tim BUYKX

 

The top age graded result this week was David TAYLOR (50-54) with 19:07 (79.08%)

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Sam NEEDHAM 18:59 1 Grace HULTON 23:28
2 David TAYLOR 19:07 2 Kate DYMOND* 23:40
3 Tom BOLLARD 19:29 3 Cathy SINCLAIR* 23:59

* 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!

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Notices

As of this week and for the foreseeable, we will all be running the doggy detour route up the field.

Also, welcome home to token number 165! We now have two of you :)

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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