Graves parkrun #351
A beautiful sunny morning welcomed 299 parkrunners to Graves parkrun number 351, including a few wearing pyjamas for the parkrun in pyjamas Millbrook beds annual competition. Run Director Green was at helm today efficiently organising the volunteers and then ensuring all parkrunners were in their correct pre-starting positions before the briefing started (over 30mins to the left; under 30 mins to the right!).
After a jump to the left and a step to the right and parkrunners were assembled….. the volunteers were thanked with a round of applause, first timers were welcomed and we had tourists from Dalby Forest, Nottingham and Norfolk. Welcome to Graves parkrun and we hope you enjoyed the Sheffield Hills. Please come back and visit us soon.
A shout out and round of applause for the milestones, including Tom Valentine who was due to be doing his 200th run but was announced as being in bed!
50: Euan STOREY Kate DYMOND Sarah SANDERSON Debbie KAY
200: Janet CHAPMAN
However the highlight of the briefing was the announcement of new finish tokens, as modelled here by Green. And the perfect photo opportunity for a caption competition! What is Jo thinking?!
The efficiency continued as we assembled to the start line following our mini tour guides holding up the predicted finish time cards. To the parkrunner who asked if I was pacing 24-27mins, thank you, you made my morning! But no, I was just holding up the card and having a gentle trot around nattering at the back. (And a special mention to some of our younger parkrunners who I was nattering too! 1st timer Jack (JM10) visiting Graves as a tourist and running all the way in 36:25 and parkrunner Carter (JM10) running his 14th run, with a new PB, and sorry your team lost today)
A huge thank you to all the volunteers today
Amelia SANDERSON • Cath DAVIES • Chloe HENSHAW • Claire TODD • Dan MURPHY • Everything's Run GREEN • Finley LAWSON • Gavin NEWHOUSE • Helen SMITH • Jill MARSTON-GIROUX • Jo ECCLES • Joseph MALLINSHAW • Katy TAYLOR • Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX • Lynn FINDLAY • Martin DOWNHAM • Paul LISTER • Sarah SANDERSON • Simon John WILES • Simon NIGHTINGALE • Stephen GILMER • Stuart ROOKER • Sue HUTCHINSON • Sylvia ELLIS
and here is our massive list of PBs (including our first timers) today. Well done everyone!
David FORREST Stephen KENWORTHY Sebastian PUGH Daniel Ed PEARSON Jason RANDALL Steve ROBINSON Ryan BOOTH Adam MITCHELL Kate DYMOND James BARROTT Rowan WALTERS Alison WAINWRIGHT Gavin RAWSON James ROYAL Matt DUNBAR Richard BOWLES Emma HALL Christopher WILCOX Emma GIBSON Emma WITHYCOMBE Duncan Robert BATTY Yvette MCCRACKEN Catherine Margaret HAYDEN Hannah COCHRANE Robin BECK Karen READ Emma BUTCHER Ken CONNOR Robert SELLARS Richard HOLMES Ali WORTHY Justin HIGHFIELD Jon COOK Hekmat MORADI Caroline ANTHONY Philippe CLEGG Victoria OLIPHANT Betsy SOUTH Robert DICKINSON Lucy COWELL Racheal HODGSON Louise HARROP Peter MOXON Michelle BLACK Stephen NEWEY Finlay HOLMES Richard SHORE Sarah GIBSON Sallyann WILMSLOW Maisy CHARNLEY Jack COLLIER Karen WALLER Sian PEARCE Jackie MITCHELL Racheal HYMAN Karen HARRISON Sarah OXENDALE Sarah CHARNLEY Sarah BARROTT Lindsey LISTER Ellie COOK Denise ADAMS-JACKSON Helen BATTY Robert HAWLEY Miriam HAWLEY Reuben HAWLEY Anna STRONG Christian ALLAN Pauline WILSON Philip JACKSON Paul GREENWAY Jack TODD Jo TODD Jim SINGLETON Ryan TAYLOR Rachel MELLOR Margot WALKER Vicky SOUTH Helen LEACH Nigel DISBURY Carter WHITLAM Linda GREEN Val WINTER Akos SURIN Lesley BROSNAN Marlene SPRUCE
Congratulations to our top finishers this week:
- Robert BISHOP 18:50 (new PB)
2. Patrick DAWSON 19:32
3. David FORREST 19:43 (New PB)
And top age grade was Helen EBERLIN 82.35 %
Thank you to everyone who made Graves parkrun possible today.