Good Day Sunshine!

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Event #309

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
     

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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

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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:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rogershivers

 

Milestones:

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
Tom THROSSELL    

 

The top age graded result this week was Yvonne TWELVETREE (65-69) with 24:42 (85.90%)

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
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!

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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.

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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