January is a long old month – I’m sure they stick a few extra days in each year.
However, if you were at Graves this morning you may have noticed rather a lot of chirpy people wearing red for Red January. The idea behind Red January is to encourage people to take part in some form of physical activity everyday throughout the month (it doesn’t have to be running) in a bid to beat the new year blues, get people active and raise valuable funds for MIND and awareness for all their great work.
Runners taking part in Red January 25th January 2020
Saturday 25th January 2020 saw 276 runners, joggers and walkers rock up to take part in the 392nd Graves parkrun.
Volunteer Laura was on hand to explain parkrun to the 7 people who were doing their first ever parkrun and also to go through the course / answer any questions from the 38 people who came to Graves for the first time. We hope you all enjoyed your visit to S8 and come back and see us gain.
Graves isn’t known as one of the easiest courses around, we do like our hills, but today a lady named Helen made the trip to Graves to collect the G for her ‘Stayin Alive’ badge on the Running Achievements app. If you like your stats and fun challenges, it’s definitely worth a google – WARNINIG in can become a little addictive.
Hill shot - 25th January 2020
Run Director Gav was on hand to go through the usual pre run info and informed everyone that it was ‘perfect PB conditions’ as they headed to the start. Maybe that little pep talk worked as we saw 47 new PBs set this morning. That’s pretty good going.
Start line 25th Jan 2020
Top 3 men
Top 3 women
We had two people completing their 50th runs this morning – well done to Scott HUSSEY and Sarah WHITEHOUSE.
First timers to Graves
Abbie PEARSE, Alan HEWITT, Andrew NICHOLLS, Annabel WRAY, Annie EVANS, Carole HODGSON, Chris ANDRADE, Chris CLYBURN, Chris VICKERS, Claire BLACK, Denise EDWARDS, Freddie BAKER, Gemma HARTLEY, Gillian NOE, Hannah WHITE, Helen ADAMSON, Helen ARMITAGE, Isabelle HITCHCOCK, Jackie MANN, Joe BAKER, Katherine WHITE, Katie HEWITT, Katla OSKARSDOTTIR, Katy NOYES, Leo SHIPPAM, Louise THROWER, Lucille GILLOTT, Marcella KAPSOKAVADI, Nada Rose ROSS, Phoebe BARKER, Roo ALLEN, Samantha BALL, Sophie COWELL, Sophie HORNSBY, Tom WRIGHT, Vincent BAKER, Wayne GILBERT and William WRIGHT
First ever parkrun
Alex KEELEY, Chloe FORTE, Darren BURKHILL, Dave COCKERILL, Eli BALANGA, Paul ROBBINS and Peter GILLOTT
Alexander BOWN, Andy TOWNEND, Billy COSTELLO, Brendan SHEPHERD, Carla GIBBONS, Catherine J RICHARDSON, Catherine NEEDHAM, Chris PARISH, Colin BAMBER, Colin WALKER, Colin WHALEY, Danielle DIVER, David REID, Deborah WILSON, Denise DE MARCO, Harriet CLAXTON, Jackie HOWSHAM, Jackie TOWNING, Jane MIDDLETON, Jane PIGGOTT, Jason BROWN, Jessica HALL, John HOWSHAM, Karl FIELDSEND, Lesley BROSNAN, Lindsey WRIGHT, Louise SIMPSON, Luke HARPER, Mark WESTON, Martin HOFFMAN, Matt KING, Matt WRIGHT, Matthew WILLIAMS, Natalie BOWN, Neil STANLEY, Paul HARRISON, Rachel ALLCARD Richard KNAPTON, Richard SOCKETT, Ryan WILLIAMS, Samuel COWELL, Sharratt LONG, Shaun TURNELL, Sophie MARSH PICKSLEY, Sue BRIFFA, Sue EASTON and Vicky KIMBER
Our parkrun could not go ahead if it wasn’t for our volunteers – the people who encourage you out on the course, time you, give you a token, scan your token, sort your token, ensure the route is safe to run and a whole host of other roles too.
A big thanks to all those below who volunteered today to make event number 392 a success – our hi-vis heroes:
Brian ADAMS, Daniel ALSTON, Laura ALSTON, Nigel ARDING, Magdalena BOO, Steve BRAMHALL, Janet CHAPMAN, Sarah CHARNLEY, Skyla CLEWES, Sara COPP, Mark DAVIS, Lindsey DEIGNAN, Will DOYLE, Jo ECCLES, Stephen GILMER, Janet GLOVER, Helen HALL, Jessica HALL, Sara HINCH, Martin HOFFMAN, Ruth HOFFMAN, Sarah HUDSON, Charlie LAST, Logan LEE, Phil LEIGHTON, Harriet LOCK, Niki MILLS, Dan MURPHY, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Barbara SALMON, Helen SMITH, Richard TAYLOR, Claire TODD, Briony WELLS, Rowena YATES
It’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or email the Graves team on: firstname.lastname@example.org or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.
Thanks for reading.