A beautiful, warm, sunny morning greeted the 269 people who congregated in Graves park for their weekly parkrun fix. There was a definite sense of happiness and jubilation this morning – amazing what a dose of sunshine can do for the body and mind!
There were 30 first timers this week, 12 of these were doing their first ever parkrun. Well done to you all.
|Alistair KERR||Caryl CARSON||Edith BANNISTER|
|Felicity ATKINSON||Fiona LAW||Harry JESSOP|
|Howard SAFFER||Josh ROBERTS||Kayte PRITCHARD|
|Michele SAFFER||Ricky CHARLESWORTH||Sarah KLAFKOWSKI|
We had 18 people visiting Graves parkrun for the first time. We had shouts from Hertfordshire, Newcastle and Scotland to name but a few. Come back soon!
|Anna EVANS||Bob INNES||Frances ANYON|
|George SLEATH||Hayley FICKLING||Ian LOGAN|
|Jane WRAGG||Jessica SAFFER||Jo MORRISSEY|
|Joseph BROWN||Jozef LEWIS||Lucy Francesca STYLES|
|Philippa HILL||Rebecca KEATING||Rebecca STYLES|
|S STIRLING||Sarah HALL||Siobhan O'DONNELL|
Roger was at the helm this week and keen to get going on time. Briefing began at 8:55 with the usual safety notices involving children, dogs and not having exclusive use of the park. There was then a big round of applause for our hi-vis heroes this week:
Robert ATKIN, Jemma BABIKER, Magdalena BOO, Lauren BROWN, Charley BURNEY, Sharon COURT, Jo ECCLES, Paul GILL, Peter HENSHAW, Jon HOWSON, Kat JONES, Alison KANE, Catherine NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Robert NICOL, Stuart ROOKER, Sarah SANDERSON, Amelia SANDERSON, Carol SPEIGHT, Marc VESTEY, Roger WALTERS, Sue WILSON
Roger then went on to encourage those who haven’t yet volunteered at parkrun to give it a try. Roger (as many others do) sees volunteering not as giving up something at all but experiencing parkrun in a different light and giving something back. Please do consider getting involved.
Roger also received a round of applause because he successfully completed a self-set challenge this week. A year ago Roger was knocked off his bike and as well as considerable pain, had to undergo a long period of recovery. On Wednesday this week he completed the equivalent of a half ironman triathlon sandwiched between two spin classes. He did this to raise money for a charity called Developing Physio who teach physiotherapy skills to low income / developing communities. If you would like to contribute to this cause on behalf of Roger, the link is here:
We had a nice selection of Milestones this morning. Congratulations to Edward HATFIELD and Ally BOOKER on their Junior 10th runs; Gillian BROWN, Alexander ROBINSON and Barry JACKSON on their 50th runs and lastly congratulations to Paul GILL who managed to complete his 100th run and his 50th volunteer! Fantastic achievement Paul and thank you from all at parkrun. Thanks also for the tiffin!
Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers
There were 40 PBs this week. Well done.
|Abigail WILLIAMS||Alison DOWNEY||Ally BOOKER|
|Andy HADFIELD||Audrey BANNISTER||Charlotte HUSSEY|
|Christine ROWE||Clare HOLLINGWORTH||Daisy CROWTHER|
|David COBLEY||David PORTER||Diana TOTTLE|
|Edward HADFIELD||Elina HINE||Gillian BROWN|
|Ian VICKERS||Jake CORDERY||Jonathan CHUBB|
|Julie MEREDITH||Kate DYMOND||Kirk SMITH|
|Laura CHARLESWORTH||Leah HORSFALL||Lisa BOWNES|
|Lucy WASS||Mark DAVIS||Mary LINDOP|
|Mel BATH||Michael HULTON||Neil JACKSON|
|Paula RISBY||Peter DALTON||Petr JACKSON|
|Simon BROWN||Stuart CARRACK||Tapelo NYATHI|
|Teresa MARTIN||Thomas DICKINSON||Thomas MEAGER|
The top age graded result this week was Yvonne TWELVETREE (65-69) with 24:42 (85.90%)
|1||Stuart CARRACK*||17:48||1||Celia NAYLOR||22:17|
|2||Thomas MEAGER*||18:22||2||Rachel MILLER||22:35|
|3||Thomas HALL||18:44||3||Jane GARDINER||23:20|
* 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!
As of this week and for the foreseeable, we will all be running the doggy detour route up the field.
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