A total of 234 runners and walkers came together to listen to Roger's briefing on this sunny September day. Yesterday may have been the end of meteorological summer but the sun continued to shine strongly on everyone at Graves this morning and the slightly cooler start to the day meant conditions were a little bit more comfortable than at some runs over the last month or two.
Roger thanked the volunteers who keep the parkrun going; this week they were: Paul HIGGINBOTTOM • Roger WALTERS • Janet GLOVER • Marie HIPPEY • Graham NIELD • Terry ARMSTRONG • Helen YOUNG • Andes GEIGER • Jo ECCLES • Simon NIGHTINGALE • Becci TAYLOR • Charlie LAST • Ben AGAR • Robert CASSY • Jill MARSTON-GIROUX • Emma BARKER • Laura WHITE • Michael JONES • Gillian RAY • Robert NICOL • Ruth HOFFMAN
Schools will be going back this week and children may be regretting the end of the holidays so it is nice that we've got parkrun to look forward to throughout the autumn.
As always folks of all ages took part, and one participant, Kara Cooper (aged 4) completed her 8th parkrun today! She was spotted by marshals still going strong even towards the end of the course and trotting along happily with her family. What an impressive performance from Kara.
The dry conditions underfoot together with the cool sunshine (and perhaps a long summer of good running?) led to a new COURSE RECORD! Congratulations to Joseph for the great time of 16:19, and on his 50th parkrun too!
The top positions were as follows:
|1||Joseph NEWMAN-BILLINGTON *||16:19||1||Liz LEWIN||23:56|
|2||Nick TAYLOR||17:38||2||Emily MOSS **||24:40|
|3||Joseph HIBBERT||19:14||3||Renee ROBINSON||25:20|
|* New PB|
|**Graves first timer|
We had 8 runners new to parkrun today, and a further 31 people who have not been to Graves before. Congratulations to the new parkrun participants:
|Ben HAMILTON||Darren DARWIN||James BARROTT|
|Joanna KNOX||Jonathan BYE||Josie TAYLOR|
|Laura DAYKIN||Rob WATSON||Sam TAYLOR|
|Sarah BARROTT||Tornado TONI|
32 runners managed a PB today:
|Alice CONNOLLY||Amanda TOWERS||Andrew DICKINSON|
|Andrew TAYLOR||Andy PLATTS||Andy TELFORD|
|Barry JACKSON||Bee GAN||Charlotte HUSSEY|
|Christopher HEGGS||Christopher TAYLOR-COOK||Claudia BRAZ NUNES|
|Dan FLEETWOOD||Daniela HAWRYLIUK||Esther BARNES|
|Ethna WILD||Frances TAYLOR-COOK||Harry TAYLOR|
|Ian VICKERS||Ilda Maria ANTUNES||James BROOMHEAD|
|Jonathan CHUBB||Joseph NEWMAN-BILLINGTON||Katharine SANDERSON|
|Katherine PEARSON||Liz NICHOLAS||Richard HEAVISIDE|
|Rob SPENCER||Sally WILLIAMSON||Samantha DEVER|
|Simon NICHOLAS||Thomas CANNON|
Also a big well done to these 4 who achieved milestones today:
|Ben DICKINSON||Junior 10|
Today's highest age grade was:
|Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:25 (82.55%)|
Autumn still seems a world away but we'll look forward to seeing how the park changes over the coming weeks. Junior parkrun at Graves takes place on Sundays.
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Thanks to Mike Jones for this week's run report and photos.
Don’t forget that there is now a junior parkrun at Graves Park on a Sunday morning too.
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.
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Happy running and see you all next week