Parkrun, It’s not just about the run, it’s about building friendships!

Event #315

 

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Jo welcomed everyone to another beautiful but very warm parkrun. She encouraged everyone to give all the volunteers a rapturous round of applause. She encouraged anyone who hadn’t volunteered to ‘give it a go’ reassuring them they would find it a fulfilling experience.

We welcomed tourists visiting us including from Carlisle and Durban, South Africa!

Not many milestones today although I hear on the grapevine there may be some next week. A special mention to Leo Duncan for doing their 10th junior parkrun and David Sheppard for his 200th run.

Special belated thanks to Paul MILLEN for sorting out the printed barcode stickers. Extra special thanks from all of those who token sort from time to time, you have helped make our lives much easier!!!

Claire and Jayne have kindly offered to share their experience of how parkrun has impacted on their life. They came to parkrun as non-runners or knowing each other. Claire said she didn’t even start running until she was 45 years old. They came to find themselves pacing each other each week which led to them chatting to each other and becoming friends. They both expressed how parkrun had added to their lives being good for their health and emotional wellbeing. Their friendship has gone from strength to strength. They train together outside of parkrun and are planning on embarking on a 10km. For Claire and Jayne its much than about running its about their friendship. They now socialise outside of parkrun, enjoying gin afternoons (in moderation!) and afternoon teas. Jayne’s family and friends have become involved in parkrun too! Thank you so much for sharing your story ladies. I think it’s so important for people to realise how life enriching parkrun is.  It was great to hear your story and its obvious to see the happiness your friendship has bought you.

 

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A big welcome to our international visitor today Sonia Robertson. She usually takes part in parkruns in South Africa with her twin sister. She did her 49th parkrun today and is looking forward to doing her 50th with her twin sister. Well done Sonia, we hope you enjoyed the Graves parkrun hospitality.

 

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Some people were treated to a post run massage or advice from Michael, Gary and Joyce from Sheffield Sports Medicine again this week, with donations going to Weston Park Cancer Charity. Thank you to you all.

A big thank you to this week’s volunteers… Michael BALLOCH, Magdalena BOO, Jo ECCLES, Stephen GILMER, Dorothy GRAY, Everything's Run GREEN, Jayne GUPPY, Marie HIPPEY, Jon HOWSON, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Ann-Marie MULVEY, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Nicole NIELD, Anna POOLE, Gillian RAY, Francesca ROOKER, Sue WILSON

 

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There were 13 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Adam JARMAN Chrissy REID Christina RABY
Elisa SMITH Jennie GILL Jenny JARMAN
Lee TURTON Leighton JENNEWEIN Mike ROBINSON
Rowan THOMPSON Sam JENNEWEIN Stephen LUNN
Tilly O'BYRNE

 

A further 20 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

 Aritri MANDAL Chris READ David LONGSON
Duncan LONGSON Elinor LUNN Garry HYDES
Gemma CAMPBELL Gilly READ Graham TRACEY
Harry YOUNG Julie LORD Marion MCCABE
Neil BYFORD Rebecca WRIGHT Robert GILL
Robin ATHERTON Sonia ROBERTSON Stewart DEERING
Susan BLENKHARN Tim RABY

The first milestone celebrated this week was join Leo DUNCAN joining the junior 10 runs Club. Congratulations also to David SHEPPARD for achieving 200 runs.

 

Run Stats

 

There were 24 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone (especially in the heat!)!

 

Alfie TAYLOR-HAIGH Andrew CUNNINGHAM Andrew DICKINSON
Corinne HERITAGE Diana TOTTLE Ian LEIGH
Jacob HAWXWELL Jane HUWS Jennifer RICH
Jenny ALEXANDER Jensen BROWN John POLLARD
John PUMMELL Jonathan CHUBB Kirk SMITH
Lee MILLS Leni SCOTT Martyn SANDERSON
Mel BATH Raquel VOGL Ricky CHARLESWORTH
Sam ROBERTSON Simon ALEXANDER Una DOWNEY

 

 

Finishing positions

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:13 1 Jennifer RICH* 19:25
2 Stuart SCOTT 18:56 2 Kate MORRIS 21:06
3 Samuel BROWN 19:25 3 Margaret Elizabeth DUNCAN 22:23

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

This week’s top age graded result this week was…

Kate MORRIS (VW50-54) with 21:06 (81.44%)

 

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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.

 

 

Notices

 

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.

Happy parkrunning Marie

 

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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