You’d be daff not to spend your Saturday morning like this

Event 350

A total of 296 runners and walkers basked in the beautiful morning sunshine at Graves on Saturday. After a few weeks of changeable weather and the odd cancellation, it was lovely to see spring in full force. Jo briefed everyone and then we all walked past some beautiful daffodils to the start.

 

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Daffs are supposed to represent rebirth and new beginnings, and there was a great positive atmosphere amongst the community on Saturday, as we all looked forward to what spring has in store. It was literally a beginning for some folks who were doing a parkrun for the first time. Welcome to the 16 of you shown below (and to the 24 further people who were at Graves for the first time having done parkrun elsewhere):

 

Betsy SOUTH Claire CHAPMAN Dan CHAPMAN
Deborah REDMOND Holly NORRIS Jayne ALLAN
Jenny SIMPSON Jessica LOW Karen NORRIS
Marlene SPRUCE Michelle BLACK Noah BROOM
Ronald BELL Rory HILLMAN Tarjinder MOMI
Tom DOWNES

 

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A big thanks to the volunteers who keep the parkrun going; this week they were: Elizabeth PERRY • Magdalena BOO • Sylvia ELLIS • Jo ECCLES • Ian CROWTHER • Sharon O LEARY • Andy LEDBETTER • Gavin NEWHOUSE • Ann-Marie MULVEY • Dan MURPHY • Paul GILL • Charlie LAST • Neil SCHOFIELD • Martin DOWNHAM • Millie GLAVES • Finley LAWSON • Stephen GILMER • Sarah SANDERSON • Jennie STEVENS • Michael JONES • Gillian RAY • Andrew LOCK • Amelia SANDERSON • Jon HOWSON • Christopher DYER • Amy ALLCARD • Sarah HUDSON • Sue HUTCHINSON • Lesley BROSNAN • Julie ARMSTRONG

 

There are a few more pics of volunteering roles in today's report. We are always in need of a regular army of folks willing to give us time on a Saturday morning to help the running of Graves parkrun. If you would like to give this a go (on an occasional basis or more often - it's up to you) do let us know. You can find the details of the roster and who to contact at the bottom of this report. Here are some pics of timekeepers, finish token givers and barcode scanners:

 

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Erica completed her 200th parkrun today! Big congratulations to her and the others who reached 50 parkruns today:

 

Richard HANKS 50
Louisa ELLIOTT 50
Colin WHITE 50

 

The top positions were as follows:

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Carl EGDELL 18:25 1 Amy WHEELER * 20:53
2 Thomas HALL 18:30 2 Heather HATTON 21:04
3 Hal ROBERTS * 18:30 3 Jennifer RICH 21:14
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

49 runners managed a PB today:

Adam MITCHELL Alex SULTER Alyson SMITH
Amy WHEELER Andrea OWENS Andrew SPYRKA
Andrew TAYLOR Ben LEWIS Chantelle MELLOR
Chris ANTHONY Chris SHARPE Christine ROWE
Daniel BEWICK David BARROTT David HIGGINBOTTOM
Emma BUTCHER Emma JONES Gareth WILLIAMS
George WALLACE Hal ROBERTS Helen BURGESS
Holly MASON Jack ROTHERAM James BARROTT
Jamie KAY Jane KIELY Jim SINGLETON
John MAPLES Joseph MALLINSHAW Joshua BELL
Joshua LOVEDAY Karen HARRISON Kirsty BRIGGS
Luke DICKINSON Mark PRINCE Michael SEEL
Nick HALL Nicola GLOVER Paul BLOCKLEY
Peter ATKIN Peter MOXON Philippa THOMPSON
Rachel MELLOR Richard HANKS Sara BLACKBURN
Steve ROBINSON T ILANKO Thomas CUDMORE
Will DOYLE

 

Finally, well done to this week's highest age grader:

Anthony WHITEHOUSE (VM65-69) with 21:22 (78.47%)

 

Join us again next week for more lovely parkrunning!

Mike Jones

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

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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