Everyone loves a parkrun

Graves Parkrun Event 356

Before you read this week’s run report, be aware that I completely love Parkrun, and felt like telling everybody how much I love Parkrun in this week’s run report. You have been warned. Read on…

This week there were 324 runners, joggers and walkers who got to enjoy the sunshine and lovely fresh ( if slightly chilly) air at graves.  Steve briefed us and we made our way to the start line.

This week, like every week we couldn’t have done anything without the support of our hi-vis heros, so a big thank you to:

Adrian SHIPLEY  •  Amelia SANDERSON  •  Ann-Marie MULVEY  •  Bret DUNCAN  •  Charlie LAST  •  Cherry MOGER  •  Claire TODD  •  Dan MURPHY  •  Daniel ALSTON  •  Finley LAWSON  •  Jade ROSE  •  Jo ECCLES  •  Julie DAVIS  •  Kate DYMOND  •  Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX  •  Laura ALSTON  •  Magdalena BOO  •  Mark DAVIS  •  Millie GLAVES  •  Naomi MORRISON  •  Roger WALTERS  •  Sarah HILLARY  •  Sarah SANDERSON  •  Simon NIGHTINGALE  •  Stephen GILMER  •  Stuart ROOKER  •  Will DOYLE  •  Zofia TRZECIAK

Offering to volunteer can seem quite daunting if you haven’t done it before, but please do consider it, there are a variety of roles that you can do, and the team are really friendly. Parkrun will always be as much about volunteering as running. It’s ethos is about helping people be the best they can be, to change their lives and to grow as individuals. Not a bad achievement for those of us turning up for a sociable hour on a Saturday morning. It is, after all , a run not a race!!

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So then, a big welcome to the 14 of you who are completely new to parkrun.

Aidan ENGLISH, Harry MUSCROFT, Maria KIELY, Harriet TRAVIS, Emma CLARKE, Joe FOX, Rebecca MITCHELL, Nick LIVERSIDGE, Sarah HOLLINGUM, Mark FURNESS, Alice KIELY, Marcus NEWMAN, Kathleen FRY, Rebecca MARSHALL

 

And also to the 31 of you who had your first time at Graves today.

 

Everybody who knows me knows I love to run, and not surprisingly I love Parkrun. But, one of the things I love most about Parkrun is how people who don’t necessarily love to run (yet!) love Parkrun too. I think it is because it is so inclusive and supportive and has a fantastic sense of community about it, and it is utterly inclusive. This week after I’d finished I went to the final hill of doom ( it’s official title in my head anyway) to watch people finish.

This is Sam, running with Rowan. Rowan was only doing the first lap and it was his very first time, so Sam was going to do the second lap without his support….and maybe without being on coat carrying duty

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In fact, standing at the mid-way point of that hill, you’d be forgiven for thinking some of us actually like running up hills at Graves, because I saw so many smiles! But again, that’s what Parkrun is about; supporting each other and having fun. I think having said that I’m more of a hill grimacer.. but as I was the one taking the photos today, I guess we will never know!

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Well done to our top finishers today

James YEOMANS 19:10 M 1
Tom BOLLARD 19:32 M 2
Joseph MALLINSHAW 19:38 M 3
Rebecca WALKER 22:23 F 1
Rachel MILLER 22:47 F 2
Charlotte ELLIS 23:33 F 3

 

And a big well-done to the runners who got a PB today. A whopping 46 of you in fact..

Gareth WILLIAMS, Mick CROOKES, Justin HIGHFIELD, Daniel ALSTON, Matt DUNBAR, Jayne GUPPY, David BARROTT, Richard HEAVISIDE, Murray WHITE, Gabriel ARMITAGE, John ARMITAGE, David BEARD, Daniel BEWICK, Caroline ANTHONY, Jessica HALL, Simon NICHOLAS,, Jacob ARMITAGE, Liz PARKES, Petra SCHWARCZOVA, Cara HALL, Robert WILKINSON, Robin ATHERTON, Ian NEALE, Helen HALL, Aimee CARRACK, Robert DICKINSON, Rachael HODGSON, Ken LAWRIE, Zofia TRZECIAK, Heather COLYER, Sue JACKLIN, Ian FEELEY, Anna JONES ,Annabelle STANDLEY, Max TAYLOR, Adina HUMA, Pauline WILSON Sarah SMITH, Margot WALKER, Jim SINGLETON, Vicky SOUTH, Rachel MELLOR, Andy WOODS, Judith ALLEN, Chris UTTLEY, Christine TORR

 

 

Finally, congratulations to Sebastian PUGH and Peter GOODLIFFE on reaching your 50th milestone.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Pacers and a birthday

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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)

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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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:

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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

 

 

Joyeux anniversaire Graves parkrun!

This  week’s parkrun was our 7thbirthday at Graves… so to celebrate we did fancy dress, cakes and a pre run briefing in French until our run director ran out of French words and went back to English. This didn’t take that long!!

In addition to costumes and cakes, to really mix things up we also decided this week the 332 of you that turned up to run, jog or walk could do the course backwards. Never ever a dull moment up here at Graves.

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A massive thank you to this week’s volunteers who once again made the event happen for all:

Dana ABDULKARIM, Amy ALLCARD, Robert ATKIN, Tony BELL, Emma BUTCHER, Lucy COWELL, Tracey DAVIES, Christiane DURING, Kate DYMOND, Lynn FINDLAY, Bee GAN, Paul GILL, Stephen GILMER, Beth HALLIDAY, Mark JACKSON, Charlie LAST, Andrew LOCK, Dan MURPHY, Paul NEWEY, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Richard PEGG, Liz SMITH, Carol SPEIGHT, Katherine SPEYER, Zofia TRZECIAK, Julia WALDRON

 

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We welcomed 12 people to Parkrun for the first time

Gina HALE, David COPLEY, Rachel APPLE, Annabelle STANDLEY, Brendan SHEPHERD, Anna BOGUNOVIC, Sarah SMITH, Liz WOODS, Leann VAUGHAN, Andy WOODS, Sam WALKER and Barry SPRUCE

The cool sunshine and lack of wind and running the course the wrong way round obviously worked really well for 25 of our runners who got a PB this week. Well done to

Patrick DAWSON, Alistair ROSE, Ryan ANDREWS, Maria DAVIES, Jacob DYMOND, Justin HIGHFIELD, George JANES, Harvey BATTY, Stephen SHERRY, Keith BUTCHER, Jonathan BYE, Marcia TORRANO HARLING, Ann WILSON, Ian NEALE, Sean PARKIN, Joseph CONNOLLY, Duncan GRAHAM, Rachel ALLCARD, Lyra DYMOND, Christian ALLAN, Akos SURIN, Ryan TAYLOR, Abigail HERRING, Louise RUNAGLE, Sonja LEWIS

 

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The top positions this week went to:

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Andy NORTON ** 18:51 1 Ellie SPRAKE 22:50
2 Stuart CARRACK 19:04 2 Phillippa ROSE 23:22
3 Patrick DAWSON * 19:22 3 Helen ASHFIELD 23:25

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

Our highest age grade this week was reached by Helen EBERLIN with an age grade of 83.39%

A massive well done to those of you who reached your milestones this week

Ryan ANDREWS who reached his Junior 10

 

50thmilestones were reached by:

Sarah Louise KING, Ben LEWIS, Chris COATES, Joanna ANDREWS, Joanne GLEIG

 

Join us again next week for more parkrunning fun, and if you haven’t already consider volunteering please do.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 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.

 

 

The One Where One of the Brand New Tokens Went AWOL!

Event #352

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A slightly quieter Graves parkrun this week, possibly due to some local races the next day. Well done anyone who raced! It was a bit cloudy and cold this week but there were 233 people starting their weekend with endorphins.

There were 24 first timers this week, 4 of these were doing their first ever parkrun. Well done to you, see you next week!

Emma WALKER Julia STEVENSON Rob DRUMMOND
Robert TAYLOR    

 

We also had 20 people visiting Graves parkrun for the first time with our furthest tourist being from Brisbane! Welcome all!

Adam SHARDLOW Alex BELK Angus BISHOP
Bethan RUTTER Damon STANTON Emilia FROST
Georgia SMITH Helen WHITELEY Ian NEALE
Kay TRENCHARD-HILL Matt LEES Max MOSCARDINI
Michael TUTTY Nicholas WAKELAM Parveen AFSAR
Russ WREN Ruth THOMAS Simon FROGGATT
Steph STEDMAN Tom BROOKS  

There were also a fair few more Totley vests around this week as they took part in their annual parkrun championship. Well done all, lovely to see you at Graves.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen:

Amy ALLCARD, Rosie ALLEN, Rosie AMERY, Nigel ARDING, Lucy COWELL, Jo ECCLES, Jane EVANS, Millie GLAVES, Angela JACKSON, Mark JACKSON, Finley LAWSON, Andy LEDBETTER, Dan MURPHY, Catherine NEEDHAM, Robert NICOL, Sian PEARCE, Gillian RAY, Francesca ROOKER, Timothy RYAN, Amelia SANDERSON, Sarah SANDERSON, Martyn SANDERSON, Carol SPEIGHT, Amanda TOWERS, Roger WALTERS, Martin WHITE

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Roger was in charge this week. He asked for a show of hands for the Sheffield Half marathon next week – there were a fair few and unsurprisingly the roster is already looking pretty good so RD Gav should have an easy job this week! Roger gave a bit of a plug for volunteering too claiming it give you all the benefits without the hot and sweaty bit! I can confirm that this is true.

 

I was stood on the outskirts of the briefing this week and it was really good to be able to hear the whole briefing as it was so quiet. Thanks all, it really is important that everyone can hear the main briefing for important announcements such as…

GRAVES’ ANNIVERSARY RUN!

Yes that’s right folks, Graves parkrun is 7 years old! Our anniversary run is this coming weekend 13th April. ED Jo has requested fancy dress with the theme of 7 – use that as you wish! We have also been concocting a way of running the new route in reverse! Listen carefully to briefing next weekend for directions!

 

There was a moment of mild run directing panic this week as one of our brand spanking new tokens went missing! Luckily, we were soon made aware of its whereabouts and instructions given for its safe return – phew! Remember not to be a token magpie folks!

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Milestones:

We had two 50th runs this week.

Helen DICKINSON 50
Victoria MUSCROFT 50

Well done both!

 

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 27 PBs this week. Well done all!

Andrea OWENS Austin FROST Bryan BRADWELL
Christian ALLAN Elliot JENKINSON Hekmat MORADI
Holly MASON James ROYAL Jayne ALLAN
Jayne GUPPY Karen MILBOURN Karen WALLER
Kath WHARMBY Liz LEWIN Liz PARKES
Lynn FINDLAY Margot WALKER Mark DAVIS
Neil STABBS Noah MILBOURN Peter ATKIN
Poppy LEE Sarah CHARNLEY Simon LEE
Tom AUKLAND Victoria MUSCROFT Will DOYLE

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Anthony WHITEHOUSE (VM65-69) with 20:33 (81.59%)

 

 

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Neil STABBS * 18:13 1 Liz LEWIN * 20:30
2 Austin FROST * 18:38 2 Caz KAY 21:54
3 Mathew SEDGEWICK 18:48 3 Deborah RICHARDS 21:59
* 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 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!

 

Notices

Roger reminded us all that while we should be over the worst of the wintery weather, cancellations are still possible in windy conditions because of the new route. Please check our facebook site for the most up to date news.

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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

 

Green’s New Necklace

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!).

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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?!

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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)

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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:

  1. 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.

Happy parkrunning!

Lynn

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

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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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The Windy One…

Event #349

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Gav was at the helm today in blustery conditions! Following last week's cancelation due to predicted high winds the RD team shared a post explaining how we approach this decision. There was plenty of feedback and we really appreciate the support we received, it's clear that safety is paramount and great to see that so many of our participants can see that.  We are always disappointed if we do need to cancel, but often the decision needs to be taken.  If you missed the post you can find it here... Graves cancellations due to weather

We were also pushed this week in terms of numbers of volunteers, there were several emails out to those signed up for notification as well as several facebook appeals, at one point we were short of the minimum number of volunteers required to hold the event! If you've never volunteered before, or are not signed up to receive volunteer emails from us, please have a look at the volunteering page for Graves and get in touch to help out... http://www.parkrun.org.uk/graves/volunteer/

Over the next few weeks we'll be writing in this report, and on facebook, about the main volunteering roles, how they all combine to produce such a great event all over the world every Saturday and some of the common queries and questions we get following each event.

An especially big thank you to this weeks volunteers… Magdalena BOO, Jack COLLIER, Andes GEIGER, Stephen GILMER, Sarah HUDSON, Michael JONES, Charlie LAST, Finley LAWSON, Jill MARSTON-GIROUX, Catherine MCKEOWN, Zoe MILLS, Dan MURPHY, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Robert NICOL, Elizabeth ROWE, Amelia SANDERSON, Sarah SANDERSON, Tom VALENTINE, Eleanor WHITTINGHAM and Elizabeth WOOD

 

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There were 5 new to parkrun parkrunners today, what a day for your first event! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Jane KIELY Josie TAYLOR Karen HARRISON
Karen WALLER Lee COLLINS

 

 

A further 32 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Amy FRETTSOME Andrew WINTER Anna HUGHES
Daniel BEWICK Dave AYRE David MARSHALL
Elizabeth LAIDLER Errol FLYNN Gillian BEWICK
Jane MARSHALL Jennifer LUTTON Jo COISH
John RIST Jonathan TICKHILL Judith PUMMELL
Judith SATCHELL Keith Graham HAGUE Lovisa JONSDOTTIR
Michael SQUIRES Mike HODSON Paul SATCHELL
Paul STEPHENSON Rebecca BROWN Richard CHARLTON
Richard LEAPER Rob EVANS Roland BEWICK
Sam HEATH Sarah HEATH Sonja LEWIS
Stephen CROCKETT Wade FODDEN

 

 

There were 2 Milestone this week, Maz KACZMARCZYK and Lilja OSKARSDOTTIR both joined the 50 Club. Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

 

Run Stats

 

There were 21 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Al ROGERSON Alicia SEWELL Andrew R
Andrew TAYLOR Caroline GREENOUGH Caroline Mary Rhiannon LLOYD
Claudia TURNELL Harry LUCKHURST Hebe CARMICHAEL
Jane NAYLOR Jennie WOOD John ARMITAGE
Julie ARMSTRONG Karen HYATT Martin GREENOUGH
Nina DAVIES Paul LEWIS Rachael HODGSON
Sebastian MUSCROFT Stephen SHERRY Victoria WYATT

 

Finishing positions

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Stuart CARRACK 18:29 1 Nina DAVIES * 21:39
2 Joseph HIBBERT 19:08 2 Sam BLAKEMORE 21:48
3 Robert CASSY 19:15 3 Caroline FRENCH 22:18

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Sam BLAKEMORE (VW50-54) with 21:48 (76.91%)

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.

Thanks to Catherine MCKEOWN for this weeks photo!

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

 

 

Graves parkrun run report Saturday 2nd March 2019

So, last week at Graves we expected sunshine and we got mist. This week, as specifically requested in last weeks’ run report we may have started off with cloud, but by 9.30 there was definitely sunshine. So the 337 people who ran, jogged and walked the course got to enjoy it. Lucky us.

Each week at Graves we welcome visitors from all over the country, and this week we had a visiting trainee run director from Munich, Nathan Adams, son of our regular park runner and Olympian (1976) Brian Adams.

Cloudy start…..

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Blue sky to finish…..

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Like every week, Graves Parkrun was only possible because of the volunteers, and this week we thanked 29 hi-vis heros:
Paul HIGGINBOTTOM • Roger WALTERS • Angela JACKSON • Magdalena BOO • Mark JACKSON • Nigel ARDING • Jane EVANS • Nicole NIELD • Jo ECCLES • Jude BISSELL • Dan MURPHY • Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX • Sue RANSOM • Martin DOWNHAM • Sarah HILLARY • Emma BUTCHER • Finley LAWSON • Jill MARSTON-GIROUX • Stephen GILMER • Kate DYMOND • Jennie STEVENS • Daniel ALSTON • Sarah SODEN • Ian VICKERS • Nick HUNT • Joanne GLEIG • Amy ALLCARD • Sarah HUDSON • Julie ARMSTRONG

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A special mention goes to Dan Murphy for his 250thVolunteer. Well done Dan, really inspirational.

So, because of all those fantastic volunteers the following was able to happen…

We had 43 first-timers to Graves, and a special welcome to the 15 of you who are new to parkrun, we hope this is the beginning of many milestones to come

John TOWNSHEND

Neil OLIVER

Sara BLACKBURN

Laura ROBERTS

Adam FIELDHOUSE

Sian PEARCE

Richard SHORE

 

Jasmine MARTIN

Adrian MCMANUS

Henry GILLETT

Charlotte GILLETT

Chloe GILLETT

Jennifer GILLETT

Tommy MCMANUS

Harry GILLETT

 

 

Great job too the 39 of you got a PB

Warren BROWN

Shaun KAWALEK

Ben ANDERSON

Heather HATTON

Hannah WALKER

Sergei SHKUL

Robert FOSTER

Patrick O'DONNELL

Lena MARSTON-GIROUX

Mary NEAL

 

Tara SPILLINGS

Darren BRISTOW

Adam MITCHELL

Steve ROBINSON

Elizabeth CARTHY

Tim OVEREND

Chris ANTHONY

Katie HENDRY

Pauline WILSON

Sally BROWN

Jim SINGLETON

Philippa THOMPSON

Jamie KERR

Alex SULTER

Daniel ALSTON

Christopher WILCOX

Fleur ROBERTS

Kev HEWITT

Nicola CLEMENTS

John PUMMELL

Keith BUTCHER

Shaun TURNELL

Zoe DICKINSON

Cara HALL

Caroline WALTHEW

Harriet WRIGHT

Ann WILSON

Lesley MELLOR

Isaac BARRETT

Sally RHODES

Kathryn SPARSHOTT

 

Dom SWAIN

Victoria BROWN

Marnie BUTCHER

Natalie PHILLIPS

Sue JACKLIN

Wes JACKLIN

Julie BIRD

 

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The top positions were as follows

Men                                                    Women

1 Stuart Carrack 18:09 Heather HATTON

 

20:43*
2 Tom SPENCER 18:16 Hannah WALKER

 

20:56*
3 David BOWDEN** 19:07 Tara SPILLINGS

 

21:59*

*PB

** First timer

Congratulations to those of you achieving milestone this week:

Junior 10: Jessica HALL, Samantha BIRD, Amy ALLCARD

50:Linda BENN

150:Neil G GRAHAM

And finally, well done to this week’s highest age grade

Tom SPENCER at 76.19%

Join us again next week for more parkrunning fun, and if you haven’t already consider volunteering please do.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 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.

 

 

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

 

 

Atmospheric Graves

Event 347

A total of 323 runners and walkers turned up to join in at a beautifully misty Graves Park this morning. We were expecting sunshine but the mist just added to the atmosphere and left a little bit of mystery about the course for those people here for the first time or as tourists from other areas. Jo gave us a pre-race brief in the fresh February air.

 

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Jo thanked the volunteers who keep the parkrun going; this week they were: Elizabeth PERRY • Roger WALTERS • William ALVES • Nigel ARDING • Jane EVANS • Terry ARMSTRONG • Jo ECCLES • Mark DAVIS • Fran MARSHALL • Gavin NEWHOUSE • Lucy MARRIS • Chloe HENSHAW • Andrew CALLAGHAN • Dan MURPHY • Charlie LAST • Martin DOWNHAM • Eleanor WHITTINGHAM • Stephen GILMER • Michael JONES • Gillian RAY • Robert NICOL • Claire TODD • Alan DALTON • Sarah HUDSON • Kevin WONG

 

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Carol was amongst those runners completing a milestone today. She ran her 100th parkrun and got a selfie during the pre-run briefing to celebrate. Big congratulations to her and all the others with milestones this week.

 

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One thing I love about parkrun is that after finishing it, so many people hang around to cheer on those still taking part. This is particularly welcome at Graves with the sting-in-the-tail hill right at the end. As always, plenty of people were there to cheer on everyone in their last glorious efforts just prior to crossing the finish line.

 

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The top positions were as follows:

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Benjamin MAHONEY * 18:13 1 Heather HATTON * 20:44
2 Michael GEOGHEGAN * 18:24 2 Sam BLAKEMORE 21:39
3 Robert CASSY 18:56 3 Rachel MILLER 22:32
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

We had 10 runners new to parkrun today, and a further 36 people who have not been to Graves before. Congratulations to the new parkrun participants:

Alenka SWAIN Claudia TURNELL Dom SWAIN
Gavin RAWSON Jim SINGLETON Patrick O'DONNELL
Robert WILKINSON Ryan BOOTH Stephen SHERRY
William GRAY

 

42 runners managed a PB today:

Andrea OWENS Bee GAN Benjamin MAHONEY
Cameron Colin BATTY Cheuk Hang MOK David HIGGINBOTTOM
Emma JONES Erica BRAMHALL Erica KENNY
Fiona PANES Geoff COUSINS Hannah WHITEOAK
Harriet DAVIES Harriet WRIGHT Heather HATTON
Helen BATTY Helen MASON Isabelle BLACKWELL
James BROOMHEAD Karen GARFORTH Katie TAYLOR
Katie WILSON Keith BUTCHER Lesley MELLOR
Linda GREEN Louise TYLER Mia POOLE
Michael GEOGHEGAN Milly HEWITT Nadia LAMBERT
Neil G GRAHAM Nicola CLEMENTS Nigel DISBURY
Paul BLOCKLEY Pauline WILSON Sally RHODES
Sam DEABAITUA Shaun KAWALEK Shaun TURNELL
T ILANKO Thomas PARKINGTON Yvonne O'DONOVAN

Also a big well done to these 4 who achieved milestones today:

Cara HALL Junior 10
Mark BEER 50
Carol SPEIGHT 100

A big well done to today's highest age grade, particularly as a junior runner!

Isabelle BLACKWELL (JW10) with 22:40 (79.93%)

Join us again next week for more lovely parkrunning. Who knows what the weather will have in store for us...we love a surprise! Remember too: Junior parkrun at Graves takes place on Sundays.

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

Thanks to Mike Jones for this week's run report and photos.

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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