Pacers and a birthday

Event 355

A turnout of 200 runners and walkers for Graves parkrun on Saturday was all the more impressive considering the cold April showers that were in evidence on the day. Roger briefly briefed us and particularly thanked the volunteer force for filling up the roster by midweek, which he said was always a relief for the run directors. As well as the usual volunteer roles this week, three pacers - Gavin, Laura and Carol - were pacing 25, 35 and 40 minutes respectively.

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Five people shown below were running their first ever parkrun on Saturday. A big well done to all of you. We promise the weather isn't always that bad. 17 further runners were at Graves for the first time, from elsewhere.

Aaron GRACEY Cansu KANDEMIR Declan ONEILL
Desiree BOOTH Harjit SINGH

 

A big thanks to the volunteers who keep the parkrun going; this week they were:

Roger WALTERS • Janet GLOVER • Helen YOUNG • Emma BUTCHER • Jo ECCLES • Gavin NEWHOUSE • Dan MURPHY • Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX • Paulinus MILLEN • Charlie LAST • Carol SPEIGHT • Neal PATES • Katja DANSON • Cherry MOGER • Sue MATTHEWS • Jill MARSTON-GIROUX • Cath DAVIES • Sarah SANDERSON • Laura ALSTON • Michael JONES • Amelia SANDERSON • Chris WALKER • Alexis FOSTER • Kat JONES • Sarah HUDSON • Denise ADAMS-JACKSON

Congratulations to Gavin Leach for his 50th parkrun today. And a big thank you to Carol Speight for her 25th volunteer. Carol paced 40 minutes perfectly, coming in at 39:47.

 

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Laura (with buggy!) did a great job of pacing 35 minutes!

 

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The top positions were as follows:

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Phil SKELTON 18:13 1 Vicky PENN * 21:17
2 Alistair REID ** 19:34 2 Rebekah PITCHER ** 21:54
3 Oliver HART 19:44 3 Amy ALLCARD * 22:08
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

29 runners managed a PB today:

Abigail HERRING Adam BISHOP Adina HUMA
Amy ALLCARD Andrew R Anna STRONG
Barry SPRUCE Brendan SHEPHERD Bret DUNCAN
Claire WREN Crispin JONES Daniel ALSTON
Emma HALL Emma WALKER Heather BOOTH
Helen HYDE Jayne GUPPY Jim SINGLETON
Justin HIGHFIELD Louise RUNAGLE Margot WALKER
Marlene SPRUCE Michael JONES Peter MOXON
Rachel ALLCARD Sonja LEWIS Steve MALLINDER
Susie PEPLOW Vicky PENN

 

First finisher Phil got this week's highest age grade too!

Phil SKELTON (VM35-39) with 18:13 (73.83%)

 

Finally, a big happy birthday to Roger who celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday too.

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Join us again next week for more lovely parkrunning!

Report by Mike Jones (stats powered by Stephen Gilmer)

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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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