Glorious Graves

Event #354

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Stephen was back at the helm today after a slightly stressful week of recruiting volunteers to enable today's event to go ahead.  There were extra emails and posts out to our regular volunteers, Steel City Striders, Strideout and GoodGym.  Thanks to everyone who stepped forward, we literally cannot hold the event without your help!

This week's heroes were… Laura ALSTON, Elaine BIRD, Ian BLACKBURN, Magdalena BOO, Janet CHAPMAN, Cath DAVIES, Stephen John DAY, Christopher DYER, Jo ECCLES, Sylvia ELLIS, Paul GILL, Stephen GILMER, Sarah HOWSON, Phil HOWSON, Mark JACKSON, Kat JONES, Finley LAWSON, Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Ann-Marie MULVEY, Dan MURPHY, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Amelia SANDERSON, Stephanie STREET, Claire TODD, Roger WALTERS, Simon John WILES

If you don't already volunteer, please consider giving it a go, you can read more about it here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/graves/volunteer/ and you can sign up to the volunteer emails following the "manage my profile" link in your results email.

 

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For a parkrun of our size, and the minimum number of volunteer roles that are need to be in place during the run, if everyone volunteered just 3 times a year, and ran every other week, we would be totally self-sufficient.

We also needed to remind everyone about our dog policy at Graves, supporting participants with dogs is at the discretion of each event and following several incidents last year we have had to state that we we only support participants with a dog on a short hand held lead, not a belt anchored lead.  This is entirely for safety reasons and we love to see people taking part with their dog provided this is adhered to.

After the briefing though we were able to enjoy a glorious day at Graves for the event that even saw the post run token sorting being done outside!

 

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There were 17 new to parkrun parkrunners today, what a day for your first event! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Adia RODGERS Charlie LUDLAM Chris UTTLEY
Christine TORR Edie BENSLEY Gwen WILLIAMS
Hannah WHITE Heath RODGERS James QUINN
Karen DYSON Max TAYLOR Michael SHUTT
Robert SCHOLEY Stuart DRUMMINGS Sy Atchana FU
Tim ELDRIDGE William FU

 

 

A further 34 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Abigail SWEENEY Aiden MOYLES Alice URWIN
Ann SMITH Anna DRAGE Anthony JOHNSON
Becky SUMMERS Danielle HUTCHINSON Edward BROWN
Frances JOHNSON Hannah KEMPSON Helen RODWAY
Holly MCCAIN Jed MARSDEN Jessica MCMULLAN
Jo BUTLER Kathryn HAGUE Lee HARDY
Lee PARKIN Mark EVANS Mel REED
Melanie SUMMERS Neil SWAN Nigel MARSDEN
Paul Andrew JOHNSON Peter Francis JOHNSON Rachel BAILEY
Saif NAJEEB Samantha HAMSTEAD Stefan SZABLEWSKI
Stephanie Diane COOK-REED Tony PROSSER Yasemin GOKMEN
Zara Lucy PROSSER

 

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The Johnson family were visiting Graves today, all in matching 250 Club Shirts.

There were 3 Milestone this week, Liz and Kirk SMITH both joined the 50 Club. Marek SZABLEWSKI joined the 250 Club!!!  Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

 

Run Stats

 

There were 39 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Akos SURIN Alfie DEVILLY Alistair ROSE
Andrew GARFORTH Andy BUCK Bret DUNCAN
Cara HALL Caroline ANTHONY Cherry MOGER
Crispin JONES Emma WALKER Erin SHAW
Evan SHKUL Ewan SPENCER Hekmat MORADI
Helen HALL Jessica HALL Jim SINGLETON
Jo WALLER John SCHOLEY Jon COOK
Justin HIGHFIELD Karen CLARK Keith BUTCHER
Leann VAUGHAN Les MORTON Liz PARKES
Liz WOODS Owen SWIFT Peter MOXON
Petra SCHWARCZOVA Rachel ALLCARD Rachel MELLOR
Robert WILKINSON Ryan TAYLOR Scott JACKLIN
Thomas CANNON Victoria BROWN Wes JACKLIN

 

Finishing positions

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Joseph NEWMAN-BILLINGTON 16:47 1 Rachel BAILEY ** 21:43
2 Ewan SPENCER * 17:35 2 Tara SPILLINGS 22:07
3 Joseph HIBBERT 18:17 3 Erin SHAW * 22:16

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

This week’s top age graded result this week was…

Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:03 (85.09%)

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

 

Please keep an eye out on Facebook for any cancellation notices before heading to Graves, we will always try to let people know as early as possible of any issues, but safety of those taking part will always be our priority!

 

Don’t forget that there is now a junior parkrun at Graves Park on a Sunday morning too.

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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