The one that was nearly 59:59!

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Event #320

Another glorious morning in Graves park this weekend and we had 226 lovely people to join us for parkrun. The fayre was gone so we were back to ‘normal’, doggy detour that is! I know lots of people who missed the run up the big grassy hill! Everything was going so well…!

There were 18 first timers this week, 7 of these were doing their first ever parkrun. Well done to you all.

Ashleigh HOBSON Esther BARNES Ethna WILD
Helen HARMSTON Madeline WOTTGE Matthew HARMSTON
Megan SMITH

 

We had 11 people visiting Graves parkrun for the first time. Come back soon!

Andy KELLY Daniela HAWRYLIUK Michelle LONGSON
Mick DOUGHTY Peter ATKIN Philippa WILDIN
Richard DAWSON Robert GREENHALGH Simon TURNER
Stephanie EJEGI-MEMEH Wayne CURTIS

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Sam was RD this week, complete with his limelight stealing son! Sam went through all the usual notices but also added in about the bulk of the volunteers this week. 14 of the volunteers were from the Sheffield GoodGym. If you haven’t heard of GoodGym, they are a charity who are official partners of parkrun and they combine running, fitness and good deeds! There are a wide range of Good Deeds for the community from: gardening, painting, helping in food / clothes banks or visiting lonely older people to help keep them part of the community. Sheffield’s GoodGym crew meet at 6:30 every Monday outside the Showroom Cinema in town. For more details visit: https://www.goodgym.org/areas/sheffield

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Many thanks to GoodGym and all the other volunteer heroes this week:

Helen ALFORD, Lucy COWELL, Mark DAVIS, Jo ECCLES, Bee GAN, Stephen GILMER, Tom HARMAN, Carys HUTTON, Michael JONES, Sarah Louise KING, Charlie LAST, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Hannah MCCORMACK, Peter MOXON, Catherine NEEDHAM, William NEEDHAM, Sam NEEDHAM, Simon NIGHTINGALE, Georgina ROSS, Carol SPEIGHT, Victoria TEW, Zofia TRZECIAK, Sally WALES, Roger WALTERS, Caroline WOODS-PEEL

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We also introduced a First Timer Briefing this week for the first time. This was done by Graves regular Stephen Gilmer. We are hoping this will be a new volunteer slot each week so if you’re a regular who would like to give a little something back, please let us know. We’d love for you to have a go at the first timer briefing!

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Milestones:

We had two milestones this morning. Congratulations to Deborah CRAIG who reached 100 runs and to Andrew COOPER who reached the elusive 250! Thank you for the cake!

 

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 34 PBs this week. Well done.

Abigail BATCHELOR Andrew HENDERSON Charlotte HUTTON
Chris BROWN Chris COOLEY Chris WALKER
Christine WOOLLAS Daniel MILLS David LONGSON
Dean FISHER Diana TOTTLE Elise RIGBY
Elliot JENKINSON Gill JONES Jacob HAWXWELL
Jo ROSE Julie LOCKWOOD Louise GRAHAM
Luke ROBINSON Mark COOPER Matthew BROWN
Mel BATH Mick CROOKES Mike ROBINSON
Nichola STAPLETON-VARGA Nick HUNT Rebecca PARKER
Richard CROSHER Richard HANKS Robert BISHOP
Simon BROWN Sophy SCOTT Sue HUTCHINSON
Sue MATTHEWS

 

The top age graded result this week was Les MORTON (VM60-64) with 21:00 (78.41%)

 

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Joseph HIBBERT 18:18 1 Hannah K PEEL 21:30
2 Thomas MEAGER 18:37 2 Rebecca PARKER * 22:50
3 Robert BISHOP * 19:30 3 Jen APPLEGATE 22:51
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

And finally…

The core team here at Graves would like to thank everyone for their understanding this weekend where we had some technical issues with the timers and scanners. Stephen Gilmer and Jo Eccles worked tirelessly over the weekend to try and sort out the issues and ‘find’ the correct results. I have no idea where you would even start!! But they managed it! The results that are now uploaded should be accurate. This is where volunteering comes into its own. Neither of them had to pursue the results hence why the parkrun option is a 59:59 timer for all however, they both knew how much you parkrunners would appreciate it. Many, many thanks from us all. What a TEAM!

 

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!

 

Notices

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