Back to school and a new record!

Event 323

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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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:

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
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
Joseph NEWMAN-BILLINGTON 50
Peter HENSHAW 100
Alexander FINDLATER 100

 

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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Notices

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: 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

Happy running and see you all next week

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