Happy 15th Birthday parkrun!

Event #377

A fairly dismal start to Saturday but that didn’t stop 247 people running / walking or the 28 volunteers from turning up with smiles on their faces for the 15th birthday of parkrun! I didn’t start my parkrun journey until 2012. It feels strange looking back now, that I had been so unaware of parkrun up to that point. It took my sister bringing it back from New Zealand too! (And I only did it with a promise of breakfast in a café afterwards!)

There were 10 first timers this week at Graves.

3 people were completing their first ever parkrun, well done!

Claire BIRDS Clare VARDY Martin HOFFMAN

 

And a further 7 were completing Graves for the first time as tourists – we hope you enjoyed it!

Kieran ROWLEY Matthew PIKE Nathan GOLDING
Penny MARSDEN Rebecca WHARTON Richard BLACK
Ruth KETTLE

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It seemed fitting to me that it was Jo as RD this week for the celebration of parkrun’s birthday. For anyone that doesn’t know, Jo is our Event Director. She came fully prepared with facts! I’ll let the photo do the speaking! Brilliant effort reading out those numbers!

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There was an unusual tumbleweed moment when Jo asked for milestones from the crowd this week and the stats agreed! No ‘official’ milestones this week but there were some worth a mention!

David COX reached 150 runs and Martin DOWNHAM reached 200! Well done both!

 

 

As ever, a massive thanks to the volunteers this week – remember, without them, there can be no parkrun. Please give back to your parkrun once in a while – we promise you’ll enjoy it!

The volunteer heroes this week were:

Denise ADAMS-JACKSONNigel ARDINGJulie ARMSTRONGEmma BEERTony BELLMagdalena BOOEmma BUTCHERStephen John DAYKate DYMONDRobert DYMONDJo ECCLESStephen GILMERSarah HUDSONLouise LATHAMKerry MARSTON-GIROUXCatherine MCKEOWNJosh MILESGail MOSSDan MURPHYIan NEALECatherine NEEDHAMFrancesca ROOKERAmelia SANDERSONSarah SANDERSONAbby SAWYERHelen SMITHJames THOMASRoger WALTERS

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.

OPT IN TO VOLUNTEER E-MAILS

Please, please follow the instructions in your results e-mail if you haven’t opted in to receive our volunteer requests. It doesn’t mean you have to volunteer all the time but you will be aware of when we are desperate and (shock horror) worrying about cancelling!

But also – volunteering is fab and a favourite fact from this weekend: ‘Those who volunteer at parkrun reported the greatest improvement to their happiness. 84% said volunteering made them feel happier’. What’s not to love?!

 

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 40 PBs this week - well done all!

Alicen IREDALE Alison WHITE Andy KING
Beverley MACKINDER Cara HALL Cecily CHAPMAN
Chris PARISH Dan THOMAS David BONNETT
Douglas MUSSELL Emily PETTITT Fe WELLS
Hannah MCMANUS Heather BOOTH Helen RATCLIFF
Jack ROTHWELL Jacqueline LATHAM James DYSON
Jane NOBLE John SCHOLEY Krissi TOPLISS
Liam PEPLOW Lucy REARDON Luke POWELL
Martyn SANDERSON Matt FOSTER Meg HUGHES
Michael HENSTOCK Michelle GOODWIN Richard SHORE
Robert KETTLEBOROUGH Ruby SENIOR Sally RHODES
Sally SMITH Seth MAWDSLEY Steve ROBINSON
Timothy LATHAM Timothy LEWIS-ROBERTS Tommy MCMANUS
William TOWNING

 

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Les MORTON (VM60-64) with 22:09 (75.02%)

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Robert CASSY 18:23 1 Lilly FLETCHER 20:33
2 James HALSE 18:54 2 Deborah RICHARDS 22:01
3 Nick BRIMACOMBE 19:22 3 Rebecca WALKER 22:57
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

 

Notices:

Facebook is the best place to get up to date notices about Graves parkrun including weather related cancellations.

DOGS @ Graves parkrun

One dog on a short hand held lead only please. No dogs connected to runners by a waistband. Thank you.

 

Any suggestions or tips, please e-mail gravesoffice@parkrun.com

 

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.

 

 

 

Graves parkrun #376

A quick report while we collate some photos and other good news stories from this week...

Stephen welcomed everyone to Graves this morning with the help of Ben Jones who was signing both the first timers briefing and the main run briefing.  It was a great week to highlight how inclusive parkrun hopes to be as we also had Fran Marshall attending asa VI Guide runner.  Along with those two a massive round of applause was heard for all the other volunteers this week...

Helen ALFORDTerry ARMSTRONGJulie ARMSTRONGFinn BURGUMEmma BUTCHERAndrew CALLAGHANPaul CHAPMANJanet CHAPMANSarah CHARNLEYLucy COWELLJo ECCLESStephen GILMERJoanne GLEIGEverything's Run GREENSonja LEWISLucy MARRISJill MARSTON-GIROUXCatherine MCKEOWNJosh MILESPeter MOXONDan MURPHYCatherine NEEDHAMGillian RAYStuart ROOKERSarah SANDERSONAmelia SANDERSONKaty TAYLOR

We had 12 new t parkrun park runners this week...

Amy ROTHWELL Chris HARVEY Emma TUTTLE
Greg WARD Jack ROTHWELL James COPLEY-DUNN
Jason BROWN Luke DURKIE Martin WEBB
Nicholas HATT Sarah SMITH Zak KAYE

 

A further 28 were visiting Graves for the first time...

Alan FENTON Caden GREGSON Catherine BISHOP
Chris SMITH Daniel WILDE Davey ELLIS
David JOLLY David WALKER Elaine SNOWBALL
Fiona MCTAGUE Gavin ABERCROMBIE Hazel CANE
Helen PHILLIPS Jason VESSEY Julie HALL
Kate RUFFELL Leyla BROOKE Liam SOMERS
Magdalena SMIGAJ Martin BISHOP Matt REDDINGTON
Nicky TURNER Paul DOWDICAN Simon NAYLOR
Tessa BAILEY Vicki O'CONNELL Will NEWTON
Zeke PHILLIPS VESSEY

 

There were 32 new PBs...

Amelia DRAGE Ben ASHDOWN Chris HADFIELD
Corey FLETCHER Corinne HARPIN Douglas MUSSELL
Duncan GRAHAM Gabriel ARMITAGE Gina HALE
Graham HINCHCLIFFE Hannah DICKINSON Hannah MCMANUS
Harrison BROWN Helen OLLERENSHAW Helen PARKIN
Helen SPEED Isaac BIRCH Issy WAUGH
Katrina FLETCHER Kevin HALL Lucy NICHOLL
Mark STOCKWELL Martin SUTTON Martyn SANDERSON
Rachel ALLCARD Richard HEWINS Richard TIBBLE
Scarlet FLETCHER Seth MAWDSLEY Sharif KHAN
Summer LUDLAM Val HUZZARD

 

Congratulations from everyone at Graves parkrun to Megan Ohri and Jon Gregson on reaching their 50th milestones.

 

Our top age grade result today was Issy Waugh (JW11-14) with 20:50 (79.84%)

 

Our first finishers were as follows:

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Greg WARD ** 19:14 1 Issy WAUGH * 20:50
2 UNKNOWN 2 Summer LUDLAM * 22:17
3 Joseph MALLINSHAW 19:31 3 Caroline Mary Rhiannon LLOYD 22:56
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

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

 

The Last of the Summer?

Event #375

I’m going to be honest, I’ve had 3 sleeps since Saturday and I can’t even remember what the weather was like but I know I enjoyed the run and I know I spent the rest of the day in the garden so I reckon it was pretty good? Presumably the other 266 parkrunners thought so too! It was definitely better than Sunday’s running weather – well done all those who ran at an event on Sunday of which there were many!

There were 41 first timers this week at Graves.

23 people were completing their first ever parkrun, well done!

Alannah BIRCH Amelia DENTY Beverley MACKINDER
Beverley WOODCOCK Chris FIELD Chris GREENWOOD
Chris PARISH Helen RATCLIFF Henry EARL
Isaac BIRCH James DYSON James MORRISON
Kathryn PICKFORD Mark STOCKWELL Mel CORBY
Michelle GOODWIN Monty FIELD Oliver DENTY
Phil SMAILES Robbie BROOKES Ruby SENIOR
Sarah THORNTON Sophie SHARP  

 

And a further 18 were completing Graves for the first time as tourists – we hope you enjoyed it!

Aeri JI Betty STRACEY Caroline WHITTAKER
Eric MILLINGTON Jessica BUSH Marc SLADE
Martin CROUCH Matt CRAKE Neil GROCUTT
Paul TAYLOR Robert WHALEN Samantha HARTLEY
Sandie FARROW Sarah MARTIN Sarah TODD
Summer LUDLAM Tim FARROW Trevor KUHRT
     
     

We had some particularly mention-able visitors this week:

Betty STRACEY was 80 on Friday and ran her 249th parkrun at Graves this weekend. She ran in a very respectable 36:17 which makes her our newf record holder for women 80-84 with an age grade score of 73:45. Wow!

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We also had Marc SLADE who’s home parkrun is Porirua in New Zealand – that’s some good tourism!

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Roger was in charge this week and along with the usuals, he gave congratualtions to the following people running milestones this week:

Annabelle SIBLEY Junior 10
Summer LUDLAM Junior 10
Neil GROCUTT 50
Eleanor HALL 50
Terry ARMSTRONG 250
Terry has run 200 of those at Graves.  

Fantastic each one of you! Thanks for the chocs!

As ever, a massive thanks to the volunteers this week – remember, without them, there can be no parkrun. Please give back to your parkrun once in a while – we promise you’ll enjoy it!

The volunteer heroes this week were:

Michael Peter ANYONJulie ARMSTRONGTerry ARMSTRONGSarah CHARNLEYSharon COURTLindsey DEIGNANJo ECCLESLynn FINDLAYEverything's Run GREENGraham HOGGJon HOWSONSonja LEWISKerry MARSTON-GIROUXCatherine MCKEOWNZoe MILLSPeter MOXONCatherine NEEDHAMLiz NICHOLASRobert NICOLPeter ROSENBERGLouise RUNAGLETimothy RYANLiz SMITHVicky SOUTHCarol SPEIGHTHarriet TRAVISRoger WALTERS

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.

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 the instructions below:

For those who don’t currently receive the volunteer e-mails, if you follow the ‘manage my profile’ link in your results e-mail, you will find an option to ‘opt in’ to the e-mails. We won’t bombard you don’t worry! Well not unless we’re really desperate!

 

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 28 PBs this week - well done all!

Andy KING Annabelle SIBLEY Cecily CHAPMAN
Chris HAYDEN Claire CADMAN Claudia TURNELL
Colin WALKER Douglas MUSSELL Emily PETTITT
Fe WELLS Gareth WIDDOWSON Hannah MCMANUS
Helen CLARKSON Helen OLLERENSHAW Jacob ARMITAGE
Jennifer JONES Joanne HARTLEY Josie TAYLOR
Kathy BUSH Krissi TOPLISS Lucas EASTON
Lydia COTTERELL Matt FOSTER Rhian OWEN
Richard TIBBLE Stuart DRUMMINGS Thomas MARRIOTT
Tom DUNLOP    

 

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Robert CASSY (VM40-44) with 18:13 (75.48%)

There was also another age grade record set: Christine Sanderson for the 75-79 women with a speedy 33:18

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Robert CASSY 18:13 1 Summer LUDLAM ** 22:18
2 Tom DUNLOP * 18:30 2 Deborah RICHARDS 22:31
3 Neil GROCUTT ** 19:11 3 Annabelle SIBLEY * 22:37
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

 

Notices:

Facebook is the best place to get up to date notices about Graves parkrun including weather related cancellations.

DOGS @ Graves parkrun

One dog on a short hand held lead only please. No dogs connected to runners by a waistband. Thank you.

 

Any suggestions or tips, please e-mail gravesoffice@parkrun.com

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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.

 

 

 

The one where we boiled

Event #371
What a scorcher! The sun was out in full force and 255 parkrunners slapped on the suncream and turned up to the 371st Graves' event.
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There were 27 first timers this week.
8 people did their very first parkrun - fabulous!
Agnes PRIDDLE Connor SIDDALL Jason EMANUEL
Liam PEPLOW Lucy WALL Reuben MARSH
Sharon CONYERS Sue EASTON
The following were all visiting Graves for the first time. We hope you enjoyed our lovely run.
Catherine WALL Chris ROUSE Dom BARNETT
Eli WALL Graham ATKINS James WHITEHOUSE
Jess STEELE Jodi CHART Josie RABOT
Karen PLUNKETT Kate GRIGSBY Kevin BLAKE
Mark SLOAN Richard BARKER Robin WILLIAMSON
Sarah WHITEMAN Stuart MCLEOD William BOUGHTON
Yuwei LIN  
Our furthest visiting tourists came from Brighton and Edinburgh. We hope you enjoyed it and come back soon!
The lovely Catherine was our RD today and our thanks go to all the volunteers who make each event possible.
We were light on the ground for marshals this time but, hopefully, more of you will sign up  (and earlier in the week) for next Saturday.
Please, please consider signing up to our volunteer e-mail list if you haven't already. It's our first port of call to try and fill the volunteer roster each week. The link to opt-in is in your results e-mail.
Congratulations to Alison CHILVERS who completed her 100th parkrun today. I asked her for any advice she could give us relative newcomers chasing our first milestone. Perseverance is the key plus the support and encouragement of fellow parkrunners. She is still loving the super friendly atmosphere here after 3 years of running it.
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Other milestones included Alexis PRICE and Emma WITHYCOMBE who both celebrated their 50th runs. Congratulations!
We also had quite a few runners with dogs and would like to remind you all to keep them close on a hand held lead.  My friend and I were nearly taken out by an eager springer running ahead of his owner on a waist fixed lead. Some of us are too old for grazed knees and gravel burn so please think of your fellow runners and keep those leashes short and grasped in your paws.
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This week we had 30 PBs so the weather didn't slow some of you down!
Alex WALL Alistair LOWE Anthony WHITEHOUSE
Charlie TAIT Chris CHART Colin WALKER
David BONNETT David WHITE Emma WITHYCOMBE
Gabriel ARMITAGE Gareth WIDDOWSON Hannah DICKINSON
Helen ELIZABETH Issy WAUGH Jacob ARMITAGE
Jake CHAMBERS James BROOMHEAD Jamie SKIRROW
Kerry PEARSON Lee MILLS Lucas EASTON
Maggie VICKERS Michael HENSTOCK Niki MILLS
Paula ROBSON Rachel J WALL Sally RHODES
Thomas PARKINGTON Wayne FLOATE Zofia TRZECIAK
This week's front runners:
Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Thomas HALL 18:01 1 Amy WHEELER 21:06
2 Jamie SKIRROW * 19:12 2 Issy WAUGH * 21:30
3 Stuart MCLEOD ** 19:23 3 Bobbie WAUGH 22:39
* New PB
**Graves first timer
Congratulations to Anthony for the top age grade this week.

Anthony WHITEHOUSE (VM65-69) with 19:46 (84.82%)
Same again next week?
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All the cake and my appreciation for you all.

Event #370

[Picture of Gav’s briefing]

 

Today, I finally did it. After 3 years of perseverance I’ve finally got to 50 parkruns. It’s taken alarm clocks, resilience, quite a bit of coffee and occasionally fancy dress but today, along with 3 others, we join the club!

 

Laura ALSTON 50
Mick CROOKES 50
Jon HOWSON 50
Sarah PROCHAZKA-LAWTON 50

[picture of Jon and me]

 

Thank you to everyone who makes parkrun happen and may absolutely all of you who take part, opt into the volunteer emails by clicking the link in your results email! Here are the high-vis heros for this week led by run director Gav:

 

Laura ALSTONNigel ARDINGEmma BEERTony BELLElaine BIRDSue BRIFFAMarnie BUTCHERKeith BUTCHERIan L COOPERHelen EBERLINLouisa ELLIOTTStephen GILMERSarah HUDSONAdina HUMAMichael JONESCharlie LASTAndy LEDBETTERSonja LEWISRachel MILLERPeter MOXONDan MURPHYCatherine NEEDHAMGavin NEWHOUSEJo ROSELouise RUNAGLEShelley WALSHRoger WALTERSSally WARDSheena WOODHEADRowena YATES

 

Although it was a smaller turn out this week at 262, we still had 23 tourists visiting from other locations. We hope you enjoyed it!

 

Catherine BATE David BARKER David HATCH
David WAUGH Ewan BATE Joanne VESSEY
Kate GREEN Katie DRAFFAN Lawrence BATE
Liz BARKER Lynne WEBSTER Maria EVISON
Martin KADZIOLA Morag MORGAN Penny SANDERS
Peter HETHERSHAW Pippa WOOD Ron HILL
Sam WOOD Sebastian BATE Simon MORTON
Steve ANTHONEY Tom SZCZEPANSKI  

 

We must also offer the biggest cheer to our newest parkrunners. Baby O doesn’t get an official mention because his mum did all the hard work. Welcome to the pack!

 

Chris RYALLS David GUDGIN Elizabeth RICHARDSON
Laura BELL Luke BROWN Oliver TOOGOOD
Stacey RYALLS    

[Picture of mum with pram]

 

 

The threat of rain didn’t put you off this week though, 49 people got PBs. Congratulations!

Amelia JUBB Andy KING Ann WILSON
Ben AGAR Charlie TAIT Charlotte MUNKENBECK
Christopher YAW Clare JUBB Daniel ALSTON
Danny MADDOCKS David BARROTT Deborah WILSON
Douglas MUSSELL Dylan COATES Finn BURGUM
Hannah WHITE Harriet OCONNELL Harriet TRAVIS
Helen OLLERENSHAW Isabelle BRADSHAW James ROYAL
Jamie SKIRROW Jean DOCHERTY Joanne GLEIG
John SCHOLEY Kristian FIELDHOUSE Lee MILLS
Lindsey DEIGNAN Marek TAYLOR Maria BORRILL
Marnie BUTCHER Matt FOSTER Matt RITCHIE
Matthew LAWRENCE Mick CROOKES Nicki CHAMBERS
Niki MILLS Rachael HYMAN Richard SEDGLEY
Robin NELSON Sam DEABAITUA Samantha TURK
Sara COPP Sebastian PUGH Shaun TURNELL
Sy Atchana FU Tracey HIBBERD Will PEARSON
William FU    

 

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And finally, a story from the front of the pack. Word of mouth of course because they finish in about the time it takes me to go around once. The front runners this week were the spirit of sports-person-ship and parkrun friendliness. With encouragement up the hills to potential competitors and directions being shouted to the front runner (a tourist) it’s proof that Graves parkrun is a run not a race. Well done to you all.

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Ewan BATE ** 18:26 1 Amy ALLCARD 22:03
2 Jamie SKIRROW * 19:23 2 Laura HOLLYWOOD 24:27
3 UNKNOWN 3 Jennifer RICH 25:08
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

Double Points to Anthony WHITEHOUSE (VM65-69) with 19:55 (84.18%) for the best age graded score.

 

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The other notable event this week was the flurry of Run Directors. All of them were here and can I just emphasise how much time and energy they all give. I also got a chance to interview 5 year old Run Director Trainee William.

 

[L] Hi William, thanks for talking to me. Do you like parkrun?

[William] – nods

[L] Why do you think so many people come to parkrun?

[William] – To exercise

[L] What’s the best bit about parkrun?

[William] Hmm…the park.

 

[Picture of the run directors]

 

And there you have it folks, thank you to all the volunteers and kind people who have cheered me on, agreed with my theory that the growing toddler in my pram is the reason my run times are slowing and not the ice-cream I eat and to all the run directors for making it happen week in and week out. I’m off to plan my cake baking for my 25th volunteer in two weeks time….

 

[Picture of me and the sleepy post run shouty man]

 

Notices:

 

DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE. This week there were 11 people unknown on the results. It’s not just about recording your run, it also has your emergency contacts/ medical information on and although no one wants to use it, it would be even worse if it was needed and it couldn’t be found.

 

DOGS. Dogs are welcome at Graves on a short hand-held lead. Shout out to the most fantastically excited little curly coated dog that started next to me for being most enthusiastic parkrunner this week.

 

UPDATES. Facebook is the place to check for last minute updates and cancellations. It may not be icy at the moment but high winds and insufficient volunteers threaten the event all year round.

 

SUGGESTIONS. Email gracesoffice@parkrun.com

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile somewhere near the back …

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317 of us woke up to a dreary day, checked the weather reports to see a day full of rain and high winds, but still got up and out to run the 369th Graves parkrun.

Roger battled to be heard as run director against the wind but we all clapped and cheered our fellow comrades who had achieved milestones, visitors from other areas, first timers and the all important volunteers who make the whole event possible. (Don't forget to volunteer at least a couple of times per year to make the Graves parkrun team's weekly marshal gathering job easier.)

Shuffling through the crowd at the start to head to the back, I can see the full array of runners - the finely tuned athletes near the front, the mums or dads with buggies or youngsters at arms length, the dog owners holding their excited dogs close, but mostly i just see a diverse group of people of all ages, sizes and abilities here to try their best to get round, conquer the hills and gain a pb if it's a good run day. It truly is an inclusive event and everyone feels welcome and that they belong.

Mother Nature was kind to us with cloud cover, a cool wind and just a smattering of rain and, with a bit of puddle dodging, everyone got round safely. The volunteers, as usual, encouraged every runner, run/walker and walker to make it another successful and enjoyable event.

For us at the back, the encouragement from your fellow faster parkrunners as they head home is also greatly appreciated!

See you all again for a repeat next Saturday.

Results

13 people attended their first ever parkrun at Graves this morning...

Aled LEWIS Aya YAOITA Danielle PROCTOR
Douglas MUSSELL Hannah RICHARDSON-WOOD Isabelle PARSONS
Kana YAOITA Kathryn EDWARDS Khedidja WALKER
Lindsey HALLAM Tom HODGKINSON Victoria ROBERTS
Will PEARSON

 

a further 31 were at Graves for the first time...

Alan Leslie PICKARD Alicia PARKES Ana WHINCUP
Andrew DONNELLY Andrew KNOWLES Andy ALSOP
Bill SHEPPARD Bryan BYRNE Bryan COSTELLO
Catherine BUTTERWORTH Chris SHELLEY Chris YEOMAN
Emily FENNER Fergus EAKIN Gavin SCOTT
Jack NUTTGENS James THOMPSON James WHINCUP
Josh HALL Julie KNOWLES Luke HODGKINSON
Mike RICHARDS Paul SANDERSON Rachel ROSE
Richard RAYNER Stuart EAKIN Sue OLDFIELD
Tim STUBBS Tom PICKERING Vicky WINDSOR
Zara THOMAS

 

There were 40 PBs, congrats everyone...

Adriano PORTALURI Alexa DALE Annabel SHARRATT
Astrid BATTAINI Charlie TAIT Cherry MOGER
Chris GILLIES Christopher YAW Daniel ALSTON
David WALKER Elena PORTALURI Gav GEORGE
Helen CAMERON Helen PARKIN Jake BARRON
Lindsey DEIGNAN Maggie VICKERS Maria BORRILL
Matthew LAWRENCE Michael HENSTOCK Nick ROBERTS
Peter ATKIN Philip THOMPSON Rachael HYMAN
Rebecca PIERCE Rebekah PITCHER Robin NELSON
Sally RODGERS Sarah HOLLINGUM Sarah MARSDEN
Shona FIELDING Simon GUPPY Steph POWELL
Teresa NORKOWSKA Tim WALTERS Timothy LEWIS-ROBERTS
Tom POOLE Tom THROSSELL Tracy BRADWELL
Wendy DAWE

 

There were milestones for Junior Adam James on 10 runs and Clive John Wilson and Robert Bishop both reached 50 runs. Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

This weeks highest age grad result was

Anthony WHITEHOUSE (VM65-69) with 20:58 (79.97%)

 

First Finishers

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Thomas HALL 18:16   1 Rachel ROSE ** 21:19
2 Robert CASSY 18:24   2 Liz LEWIN 21:39
3 Ben MARSHALL 19:45   3 Rebekah PITCHER * 21:42
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

Notices

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

 

Waltzing roundabout Graves

In a week when the rain caused countless problems around the region, the warm summer sun shone kindly on everyone who ventured up the hill for the 368th Graves parkrun.

With clear skies, dew on the grass, views to the moors between Fox House and Owler Bar, could there be a better place to be on a Saturday morning?

This morning tourists made it to Graves from far away places including Winchester, Bath and er... Hillsborough. Well done everyone. We hope the hills, ponds, wildlife and wonderful views encourage you to spread a few good words about our beautiful park.

RD Stephen was in charge today, ably supported by Jo (on the horn - YES). Stephen was able to help everyone “dodgem” the regular 9am vehicle and provided tips and guidance for getting safely “roundabout” the 2 lap course by any means possible, including “walzing” and “swinging” as appropriate. Oh yes, the fair is still in the park!

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A big Graves parkrun thank you goes to all the pacers from GoodGym. Your efforts (with mini flags on poles, not sticks) were greatly appreciated. Runners in the mid-30 minute zone thanked you all for your encouragement and support. This week pacers kindly covered 28, 30, 32, 34 and 36 minutes.

GoodGym offer fitness (and fun) mixed with useful community work. So they can be seen at the Longshore 10k as well as working with Sustrans (the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle - clearing cycle paths). They also help with jobs like painting work at Sheffield Futures (supporting young people for a better future).

Key milestones this week included Emma's 50th parkrun. Well done Emma! Emma was ably supported by a number of PURE MUDDERS (all in blue – running for fun with friends from Puregym, Millhouses, Sheffield) as well as Ray and Trevor – their dogs. Thanks for the flapjacks, cornflake things and shortbread nibbles. A tasty post run energy boost is always appreciated!

Another key milestone was achieved by Graves regular Rory Waddell, who completed his 500th parkrun at Bushey today. Rory was one of today's 1459 runners who also completed that famous route. Well done. We're looking forward to seeing your “500” shirt as Graves.

A big thank you goes to all the high-viz heroes. Parkrun wouldn't happen without you, and encouragement and applause en-route really does help to keep the legs swinging.

Have a good summer, keep running and stay happy

Martin Downham

RESULTS...

We had 6 new to parkrun park runners today...

Adam KNIGHT Jamie SKIRROW Jennie LOWE
Joseph DYER Lorna MARTIN R SIVITER

 

A further 12 tourists at Graves for the first time...

Chloe PHEASEY Dylan COATES Elaine WITT
Isabelle BRADSHAW Nick HARTLEY Nicola LUDLAM
Peter TURK Samantha TURK Samantha YEOMANS
Steve FOWLER Tim SANDERSON Timothy LEMMON

 

A whopping 41 PBs...

Adam JAMES Akos SURIN Archie DEAN
Becci Buggy TAYLOR Ben SIDDALL Charlotte MUNKENBECK
Chloe SWAINSTON Chris HAYDEN Christopher YAW
Colin WALKER David MUNKENBECK Gary WILLIAMS
Gav GEORGE Helen OLLERENSHAW Helen PARKIN
Ian FARRER Jacob WALKER James ROYAL
Jenny DEAN Joshua BELL Katy STOKES
Kelly HODGSON Kevin WALKER Kirstie WOOLLEY
Lindsey DEIGNAN Lucas EASTON Margot WALKER
Marnie BUTCHER Matt HEAVER Matthew LAWRENCE
Nicki CHAMBERS Oliver DEAN Perry SIMPSON
Rachel ALLCARD Sam ALLEN Sarah PETERS
Sebastian BOWNES Stefanie LOWRY Stuart KINGWELL
Thomas CANNON Tom DEXTER

 

and 4 milestones...

Justin LEWIS Junior 10
Emma BUTCHER 50
Dean HARDING 50
Sarah HALL 100

 

Our first placed finishers this week were...

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Nick TAYLOR 18:04 1 Amy WHEELER 21:27
2 Thomas HALL 18:48 2 Amy ALLCARD 21:44
3 Steve FOWLER ** 19:33 3 Rowan WALTERS 22:32
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

And this week's age grade top result was...

Nick TAYLOR (VM35-39) with 18:04 (73.89%)

 

Notices

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

 

Holy parkrun BATMAN!

Event #367

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This week saw a staggering 338 parkrunners at Graves. Amongst the runners and riders this week along the hills of Graves Park was no other than Graves new comer Adam West, welcome!

 

Adam WEST 24:10:00

 

Not far behind was his partner in crime Robin too………

 

Robin PILLAR 28:28

 

Hopefully they’ll return again soon to keep the paths of Graves safe for us other parkrunners J HOLY GEOGRAPHY!

 

GOLLY GOSH…..these 10 people ran their first ever parkrun well done guys and WELCOME!

Adam WEST Colin WALKER David HODGES
Deborah WILSON Harriet OCONNELL Helen PARKIN
Jamie TEDFORD Lucas EASTON Michael HENSTOCK
Terry DUFFIN    

 

A further 57 runners ran Graves parkrun for the 1st time, THWAACK!!

 

Adam WEST Adday HELLER Ahmed CARTER
Aidan TURNBULL Aisling REDMOND Alex LENDON
Alexander GARRETT Alice THOMAS Amanda JORDAN
Andrew CARNEY Angela JONES Archie DEAN
Cathy BURKE Christopher BROMLEY Colin WALKER
Daniel WALKER David ARKINSTALL David HODGES
David LOVELL Deborah WILSON Grant CURLEY
Harriet OCONNELL Helen ELIZABETH Helen PARKIN
Ian FARRER Ian SHAW Iona JEFFRIES
Jamie TEDFORD Janet KERR Jemma HILL
Jenny DEAN Jonathan HILL Josephine BLEWITT
Kate RENTON Kathryn JORDAN Lee FURNESS
Linda CURLEY Lucas EASTON Mark JONES
Martin BURKE Michael HENSTOCK Nerissa JORDAN
Oliver DEAN Paul JEFFRIES Peter DONALDSON
Richard MCELVANNEY Robert GARDINER Rory HINDMARCH
Sally ARKINSTALL Sarah ROBERTSON Teresa NORKOWSKA
Terry DUFFIN Thomas GOODBAND Thomas RONSON
Tom SPENCELEY Vincent RIVIERE William BALDWIN

 

HOLY MILESTONES :

Archie DEAN Junior 10
Harrison BROWN 50
Crispin JONES 50
Jensen BROWN 50
Peter JACKSON 50
Abigail SWEENEY 50
Lynn FINDLAY 100

ZAP…..KAPPPOOOOOW……….39 runners ran the Graves course faster than they have before, WELL DONE all of you!

Alan BROWNE Andy KING Ben LEWIS
Ben SIDDALL Charlotte MUNKENBECK Chloe SWAINSTON
Chris BAGNALL Daniel CUBITT Danielle MCSEVENEY
David EDWARDS David LONGSON David MUNKENBECK
David SABBAGH Fufy DEMISSIE Heather ROBERTS
Jane NOBLE Janine SOUTHEY Jim RANGELEY
Joseph HOWARD Joshua BELL Julia WALDRON
Karen CLARK Karl FIELDSEND Keeley BAMFORD
Kerry PEARSON Laura RANGELEY Leah Grace GREGORY
Maggie VICKERS Matt WINTER Neil SWAN
Oli CONSTABLE Rachel TRICKS Richard HEWINS
Robert KETTLEBOROUGH Rosie JEFFRIES Sam DEABAITUA
Stephen CARR Victoria OLIPHANT Wayne NUNN

 

 

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na TOPMAN ………..Top of the age graded results this week was Vincent RIVIERE (VM40-44) with 17:49 (77.17%)

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Vincent RIVIERE ** 17:49 1 Carla GIBBONS 21:33
2 Stuart CARRACK 18:03 2 Leah Grace GREGORY * 22:09
3 Thomas HALL 18:21 3 Amy ALLCARD 22:20
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

Notices

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

 

To Infinity and Beyond….

Event #366
On 20th July 1969 Neil Armstrong took his first steps onto the moon, but that’s nothing compared to these 9 guys…………….

These 9 people took their first steps into the parkrun world, well done guys and WELCOME!

 

Ben SIDDALL Charlotte JEFFERY Chloe SWAINSTON
Daniel HIBBERD Gav GEORGE Heather ROBERTS
Jonah BEARD Michael BAMFORD Tom RANDALL

 

2 ARMSTRONGS decided to celebrate Neil’s achievements with a visit to graves too, Terry Armstrong and Julie Armstrong.

Sadly we had no visits from an Aldrin or a Collins.

A further 44 subterranean homesick aliens planted their feet on Graves soil for the 1st time, WELCOME!

 

Aileen JOHNS Alison REED Andrew FLUDE
Ben SIDDALL Cate BAMFORD Charlotte JEFFERY
Chloe SWAINSTON Daniel HIBBERD David NIELD
Gary WILLIAMS Gav GEORGE Glen TAYLOR
Gordon PAL Heather ROBERTS Jess RIDOUT
Jo HALL Jo MICHAEL Jonah BEARD
Josh COTTOM Matthew FISHER Michael BAMFORD
Mike FISHER Nicola DOUGLAS Rebecca CARPENTER
Steve DANGERFIELD Susanna JEFFERY Tom RANDALL

 

Milestones this week:

Joseph MALLINSHAW and Leanne MALLINSHAW both hit the dizzy heights of 100 hundred this week, amazing!

While Bryan ADAMS smashed his 250th, very impressive.

33 runners orbited around the Graves course faster than they have before, WELL DONE all of you!

Adam JAMES Alex HESS Alice BIRD
Alison TUNWELL Angela LOWE Cara HALL
Charlotte MUNKENBECK Chris WALKER David BARROTT
David WALTERS Elena PORTALURI Hannah WOODS
Helen HESS Helen OLLERENSHAW Jackie HOWSHAM
Julia WALDRON Karen CLARK Katherine PADDICK
Kelly HODGSON Leon FRANCE Lindsey DEIGNAN
Martyn SANDERSON Matt FOSTER Matt HEAVER
Michelle BLACK Nadia RAZA Oskar WOODS
Richard HEAVISIDE Rob EARL Sally RHODES
Sara BLACKBURN Stephen CARR Tom THROSSELL

 

Rocketing to the top of the age graded results this week was Liz LEWIN (VW45-49) with 21:39 (74.06%)

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Tom RANDALL ** 19:56 1 Jo HALL ** 20:43
2 Tom THROSSELL * 20:05 2 Liz LEWIN 21:39
3 Andes GEIGER 20:15 3 Sarah ALLCARD 24:19
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

Notices

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

 

‘Here comes the sun and I say……it’s all right’

Event #365

After last week's soaking the weather gods decided to take pity on us all this week. supplying us Park Runners with a nice, warm, sunny backdrop to this weeks Graves parkrun.

297 people all slapped on the sun cream, raided the piggy bank for ice cream money and took part in this weeks shenanigans.

 

There were 14 people (including the Rep of Ireland football manager Mick McCarthy – I must have missed him) completing their first ever Park Run, well done guys – I bet you don’t regret it!

Andrew LLOYD Becci Buggy TAYLOR Dan THOMAS
Elisa TAMBURRO Emily DUNN George TAYLOR
Iwan EVANS Julie NEALE Kelly HODGSON
Martin QUINN Mick MCCARTHY Richard RUTHERFORD
Robert HOYLAND Stephen CARR  

A further 44 completed Graves for the 1st time, WELCOME!

 

Now you’re part of the furniture, the ice creams will be on you at your next Graves parkrun.

 

Especially Nicholas Keith after he stormed in as 1st finisher on his 1st visit, well done Sir! You’ve set a high standard for when your return.

Alex HESS Angela Kim HORSFIELD Antony MOSS
Beth HOLMES Bethany DIXON Brian T SMITH
David HORSFIELD David John HORSFIELD Emily DREIMANN
Geoff ISAAC Helen HESS Jacob CLARK
Joe DREIMANN Joe WHITELEY Jon HOWARD
Jorja TURNER Kathy ISAAC Liam BEND
Lily ISAAC Lisa MCGRATH Louise GREGG
Luke SMITH Maxym BROWNLOW Mike COVENEY
Nicholas KEITH Nicky HAWKES Nicola SMITH
Oliver TEASEL Paul GREGG Pauline MOSS
Rebekah FOARD Scott BROWNLOW Stuart HAWKES
Milestones this week:

Susannah WALL smashed the 50 mark this week and Jamie Hadfield hit a century, well done both of you!

 

There was a staggering 45 new Graves PB’s this week- well done all.

Adam JAMES Alice CONNOLLY Bridgette RICKETT
Carla GIBBONS Catherine J RICHARDSON Chris BLAISDALE
Christopher WILCOX Claire DUTSON Daniel TEASEL
David PORTER David ROWE Eve CONNOLLY
Gillian BEWICK Grace TEBBUTT Jacqui HERRING
Jamie MANTON Jim RANGELEY Jim SINGLETON
John HAMILTON Joseph MALLINSHAW Karl TOWNSEND
Keith BUTCHER Kirstie WOOLLEY Kristian FIELDHOUSE
Laura RANGELEY Laura-Colette OTLEY-NOE Lindsey DEIGNAN
Neil HEY Peter NOBLE Phil HARPER
Rachael HODGSON Rachael HYMAN Rachel MATTHEWS
Rebecca MARPLES Richard SHORE Roland BEWICK
Sally RODGERS Sam ALLEN Sara BLACKBURN
Shaun TURNELL Stuart CARTER Tara SPILLINGS
Thomas KIDDER Timothy LEWIS-ROBERTS Tom DEXTER

The top age graded result this week was Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:19 (84.26%) well done Helen!

Finishing Positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Nicholas KEITH ** 18:41 1 Carla GIBBONS * 21:25
2 Joseph MALLINSHAW * 19:11 2 Tara SPILLINGS * 21:41
3 Paul GREGG ** 19:24 3 Claire DUTSON * 22:19
* New PB
**Graves first timer

Thank you to our volunteer heroes this week:

Amanda TOWERS  •  Amelia SANDERSON  •  Andy LEDBETTER  •  Briony WELLS  •  Cath DAVIES  •  Catherine NEEDHAM  •  Chris LAWSON  •  Claire TODD  •  Dan MURPHY  •  Freya WELLS  •  Gavin NEWHOUSE  •  Heather GARDINER-WELLS  •  Jane GARDINER  •  Jo ECCLES  •  Joanne PEARCE  •  Kerry ANDERSON  •  Kieran HICKEY  •  Lesley BROSNAN  •  Louise RUNAGLE  •  Lynn FINDLAY  •  Michael GEOGHEGAN  •  Paul HIGGINBOTTOM  •  Robert ATKIN  •  Sarah SANDERSON  •  Simon GUPPY  •  Simon WELLS  •  Stuart CARRACK  •  Tony ELLIS

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