The one that started in the rain and finished in sunshine

I think most of us expected a cancellation on Saturday 22nd of February when we heard the gusts of wind on Friday night. 182 people braved the anticipated wind and rain and turned out for Graves parkrun, our 396th event.

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If you're wondering why our Run Director gave the briefing brandishing a sweeping brush it's because Roger Shivers swept debris off parts of the course! Thank you so much for taking care of our parkrunners Roger. Also a big thank you to our course checker Barbara Salmon for keeping an eye on the course and giving us an early 'all-clear' on Saturday morning.

Marie Hippey giving the first timers briefing

Marie Hippey giving the first timers briefing

While it stayed lovely and dry for the briefings, the black cloud that had been in the distance also made it's way to the start line and the first lap was completed in cold driving rain. We're getting used to soggy trainers now though aren't we?!

Keeping dry while marshaling

Keeping dry while marshaling

As the second lap started the rain disappeared and everyone was rewarded with (almost) spring-like weather.

Graves might be an undulating course but it's very pretty too

Graves might be an undulating course but the scenery is so good

Top 3 males

Stuart Carrack

Tom Valentine

Ryan Williams

Stuart warms up by running around taking cow selfies

Stuart warms up by running around taking cow selfies

Top 3 females

Martha Coyle

Grace Tebbutt

Jane Gardiner

Despite the rainy first lap 26 people set themselves a new PB. Well done!

Albie Maltby and Michael Elsom did their very first parkrun. We also had 15 others taking part at Graves for the first time-  we hope you all enjoyed your morning with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

As always, we want to say a huge thank you to our amazing group of volunteers – our Hi-Vis Heroes -

There are a wide variety of roles which need to be filled each week. It’s easy to volunteer and everyone is so friendly, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or email the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

Full training is provided for each role and you would never be asked to do something which you did not feel comfortable in doing. If you haven’t tried volunteering yet why not give it a go next week ……..

Thanks for reading and see you next Saturday!

Sam

 

Graves parkrun 1 – Storm Dennis 0

199 people made it round Graves parkrun on Saturday 15th February for our 395th event – clearly showing Strom Dennis that there isn’t much that stops us Sheffield folk pulling on our trainers and getting out there.

Runners at the start of Graves parkrun 15th February 2020

Runners at the start of Graves parkrun 15th February 2020

Jo was at the helm as our Run Director and delivered her briefing in utterly miserable conditions – Graves does have its own little microclimate and that was magnified today with all the wind and rain. As always – please do visit our Facebook page to check that our parkrun is on. We carry out a course inspection each week early on a Saturday morning and will always post if we have to cancel the event for any reason.

Run Director Jo 15th February 2020

Run Director Jo 15th February 2020

There were a few runners from Steel City Striders taking part in their Striders Cup – Hello Striders – we hope the conditions didn’t impact on your results too much and you all enjoyed your morning.

A big congratulations to Andy Hibbert who completed his 100th and also to Jill Valentine who completed her 250th parkrun. What an amazing achievement.

Top 3 male

Tom Spencer - 18.00

Tom Valentine – 18.35

Paul Middlemas – 19.06

Top 3 female

Helen Burgess – 21.24

Tracey Davies – 23.30

Kate Ruffell – 24.39

 

Despite the rain 35 people set themselves a new PB. Well done to Abigail HOWSAM, Adrian MCMANUS, Alan DALTON, Albert MCMANUS, Alicia SMITH, Chris ANDRADE, Chris HARVEY, David BROWN, Dawn HUGHSON, Deborah WILSON, Derek CADMAN, Gaynor HOBSON, Hannah MCMANUS, Helen BURGESS, Jane PIGGOTT, Jason BROWN, John MILLS, John WOOLLARD, Josephine WOOLLARD, Kate RUFFELL, Katie HEWITT, Lucas EASTON, Magdalena WATRAS, Matt REDDINGTON, Matthew LAWRENCE, Naomi THORNTON, Natalie BOWN, Paul MIDDLEMAS, Shaun TURNELL, Sophie HOWSAM, Steven GUDE, Sue EASTON, Tommy MCMANUS, Tracey DAVIES and Vanessa HOWSAM

 

We had 16 people join us for the first time this morning - Mark Robbins, Thomas Williams, Graham Tebbut, Alan Reynolds, Steve Gourlay, Stephen Porritt, Peter Weatherill, Andrew Moore, Lindsay Illingworth, Melanie Cook, Danny Sampson, William Salt, Ruby Clarke, Gill Taylor, Kate Hughes and Clive Nadin. A special shout out to Steve Gourlay and William Salt who did their first ever parkrun – we hope you all enjoyed your morning in S8 and look forward to seeing you again at some point.

 

I was Tail Walker this morning and got chatting to Clive Nadin who joined us for a spot of parkrun tourism. He is the Run Director at Conway parkrun and we had a good old natter about the different courses we had visited, and which were our favourites. It turned out that today was his 101st run and his 21st at a different location.

As always, we want to say a huge thank you to our amazing group of volunteers – our Hi-Vis Heroes - David ADAMS, Ben AGAR, Laura ALSTON, William ALVES, Julie ARMSTRONG, Andrew CALLAGHAN, Janet CHAPMAN, Sara COPP, Samantha DRAPER, Christopher DYER, Jo ECCLES, Jane EVANS, Eleanor HALL, Helen HARMSTON, Oliver HART, Max HODGSON, Rachael HODGSON, Ruth HOFFMAN, Roger KNIGHTLEY, Lee MILLS, Dan MURPHY, Catherine NEEDHAM, Liz NICHOLAS, Neal PATES, Gillian RAY, Steve ROBINSON, Barbara SALMON, Claire TODD, Martin WHITE, Clive John WILSON Without them we couldn’t put on a parkrun.

There are a wide variety of roles which need to be filled each week. It’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or email the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

Full training is provided for each role and you would never be asked to do something which you did not feel comfortable in doing. If you haven’t tried volunteering yet why not give it a go next week ……..

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Claire

 

New path

Event 393

No fewer than 221 runners and walkers came along to a sunny (but typically somewhat windy) Graves for this first February parkrun of 2020. The start/finish area was sporting a freshly renewed pathway, meaning the funnel could take place off the mud and on the tarmac. Does it get more exciting than this? Quite the momentous change for 1 Feb 2020!

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Jo gave everyone the pre-parkrun briefing, and as always thanked the volunteers. It has been great that over the past couple of weeks it has been quite straightforward to fill the roster early on in the week. It certainly makes the RD's and volunteer coordinator's jobs a little easier and gives everyone piece of mind that the event can go ahead. As always, if you would like to try volunteering, your efforts would be much appreciated, and Graves parkrun can be found on Facebook or via the email addresses at the bottom of this post.

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A big shout out to an unnamed RD who managed to offload her buggy onto an unsuspecting run report writer today. Great delegation skills!

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The eight people shown below were running their first ever parkrun on Saturday. A big well done to all of you. 17 further runners were at Graves for the first time, from elsewhere.

Alexander LYNCH
Bethany CADMAN
Chloe SCHOOLING
George THAW
Katie WRIGHT
Sara TRENTHAM-BLACK
Thomas HILDRICK
Tom THAW

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

William ALVESNigel ARDINGJude BISSELLMagdalena BOOJanet CHAPMANPaul CHAPMANCath DAVIESSamantha DRAPERMatt DUNBARJo ECCLESPaul GILLStephen GILMERMillie GLAVESHelen HARMSTONMax HODGSONRachael HODGSONClaire JEWITTMichael JONESRoger KNIGHTLEYCharlie LASTMarion MCCABEDan MURPHYCatherine NEEDHAMGavin NEWHOUSELiz NICHOLASRobert NICOLGraham NIELDStephen ORAMNeal PATESFrancesca ROOKERLouise SAINSBURYBarbara SALMONRoger WALTERSBriony WELLS

A big well done as well to these two, who achieved their 50th parkrun today!

Mel BATH
Richard CROSHER

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We had 22 PBs today as well; well done to you all:

Peter GILLOTT
Jimmy BREWER
Chris YEOMAN
David REID
Chris WALKER
Richard BLACK
Harrison BROWN
Peter GILLOTT
Kevin HALL
Sarah PERCIVAL
John NICHOLSON
Angela DELLEMANN
Hannah DICKINSON
David DEWHURST
Alicia SMITH
Paul BROWNELL
Jackie TOWNING
David BROWN
Robbie BROOKES
Matthew CADMAN
Sam WOOD
Derek CADMAN

Today's first finisher, Phil Skelton, also achieved the highest age grade of the day, with a score of 75.42%. Well done Phil.

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 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 one where the end of January 2020 was finally in sight …….

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

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

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

Start line 25th Jan 2020

 

Top 3 men

Joe Baker

Tom Valentine

Ryan Williams

 

Top 3 women

Abbie Pearse

Carla Gibbons

Frances Roberts

 

Milestones

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

PBs

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

Volunteers

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: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

 

Thanks for reading.

Claire

 

The first Saturday run of 2020….

Graves parkrun report – Saturday 4th January 2020

 

So, apparently the first Friday of the year is when parkrun have the highest number of new users downloading their barcode for the very first time …… Do you remember your first time? Mine was 4 weeks into my Couch 2 5K course back in 2017– I had a backpack on to put all my stuff in and the handles broke halfway round the first lap. I didn’t have the best of starts in my park running journey, but I’ve stuck at it and come back 56 times now. For me, like so many others, parkrun is now part of my Saturday morning routine.

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Jo Eccles was in charge to oversee our 389th Graves parkrun. The weather might have been a bit drizzly and nondescript, but it didn’t put off 294 people from heading over to Graves Park for their fix of our weekly free timed 5K event.

There was the usual first timers / tourists briefing and then the main briefing. Jo thanked all our volunteers, without whom there wouldn’t be a parkrun. Participants were also reminded of the importance to check Graves parkrun Facebook page before setting off on a Saturday morning to ensure the event is still going ahead, especially given as we are in winter and past runs have been cancelled due to ice / snow etc.

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19 people chose Saturday 4th January to be their first ever parkrun – a big well done and welcome to the parkrun family to James Nunnington, Matthew Williams, Matthew Allsop, Colin Bamber, Nate Adams, Sarah Thorpe, Chris Marshall, Georgia Marshall, Sarah Newton, Rachel Moore, Lucy Swift, Joseph Nevitt, Rob Nevitt, Susan Hitchen, Helen Shaw-Marshall, Adrien Thraves-Borosi, Michelle Hoyland, Penny Dembo and Harriet Newton. We hope to see you all again soon.

 

 

Top 3 men

James Halse – 18.33

Tom Valentine – 18.34

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Ryan Williams – 19.39

 

Top 3 women

Rebecca Walker – 22.25

Sarah Kimpton – 24.15

Charlotte Roper – 24.25

 

 

PBs

15 people set new PBs – a huge well done to the following: - Tom Valentine, Ryan Williams, David Ayrton, Lucy Nicholl, Max Hodgson, Natalie Brown, Angela Earl, Jane Piggott, Jennie Miles, Ian Hayes, Bethany Dixon, Rachel Ireland, Claire Bonnett, Louise Bethell and Derek Cadman.

First timers / tourists

We had a total off 44 people doing their first run at Graves - Joe Turner, David Bovill, Casey Turner, Ian Drysdale, Andrew Charlesworth, Charlotte Roper, Joseph Brown, Christopher O’Donnell, Paula Walkden, James Nunnington, Caleb Wallace, David Wallace, Megan Marr, Joanne Egerton, Joe Sanderson, Amy Walker, Paul Harrison, Matthew Williams, Matthew Allsop, Colin Bamber, Nate Adams, Christopher Palmen, Richard Miles, Sarah Thorpe, Paul Bilbao, Chris Marshall, Sarah Clough, Georgia Marshall, Hannah Wood, Sarah Newton, Sophie Maxwell, Rachael Moore, Harriet Baker, Hannah Dawson, Lucy Swift, Joseph Nevitt, Rob Nevitt, Susan Hitchen, Helen Shaw-Marshall, Jessica Hall, Adrien Thraves-Borosi, Michelle Hoyland, Penny Dembo and Harriet Newton.

 

 

Milestones

Congratulations to Peter Rosenberg who ran his 50th and also to Max Hodgson who completed his 10th full parkrun as a junior. Great work and we look forward to seeing you in your new milestone t-shirts soon.

 

Volunteers

A huge thanks to our team of volunteers, or hi-vis heroes, who have given up a little of their time this week to ensure our parkrun was able to run safely and smoothly.

If you haven’t volunteered for a while, if you are out inured or if you have never had a go at volunteering yet please have a think about taking part.

There are a variety of roles available (some even allow you to complete the parkrun too) and full training will always be given. Nobody would ever be put in a role they do not want to do.

So, if you fancy trying out tail walking one week – being the last to cross the line, ensuring all runners on the course are safe and encouraging people round then why not give it a go? You get to wear a rather fetching orange hi-vis jacket. What’s not to love??

It’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or email the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

 

A big thanks to all those below who volunteered today to make event number 389 a success – our hi-vis heroes: Laura ALSTON, Daniel ALSTON, Nigel ARDING, Sarah CHARNLEY, Helen EBERLIN, Jo ECCLES, Jane EVANS, Stephen GILMER, Dawn GRAYSON, Everything's Run GREEN, Simon GUPPY, Helen HARMSTON, Ruth HOFFMAN, David JOHNSON, Roger KNIGHTLEY, Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX, Zoe MILLS, Dan MURPHY, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Robert NICOL, Nicole NIELD, Gillian RAY, Steve RIVERS, Stuart ROOKER, Sarah SANDERSON, Amelia SANDERSON, Claire TODD, Roger WALTERS, Malcolm WARD, Briony WELLS

 

 

Thanks for reading.

Claire

 

The first Saturday run of 2020….

Graves parkrun report – Saturday 4th January 2020 

So, apparently the first Friday of the year is when parkrun have the highest number of new users downloading their barcode for the very first time …… Do you remember your first time? Mine was 4 weeks into my Couch 2 5K course back in 2017– I had a backpack on to put all my stuff in and the handles broke halfway round the first lap. I didn’t have the best of starts in my park running journey, but I’ve stuck at it and come back 56 times now. For me, like so many others, parkrun is now part of my Saturday morning routine.

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Jo Eccles was in charge to oversee our 389th Graves parkrun. The weather might have been a bit drizzly and nondescript, but it didn’t put off 294 people from heading over to Graves Park for their fix of our weekly free timed 5K event.

There was the usual first timers / tourists briefing and then the main briefing. Jo thanked all our volunteers, without whom there wouldn’t be a parkrun. Participants were also reminded of the importance to check Graves parkrun Facebook page before setting off on a Saturday morning to ensure the event is still going ahead, especially given as we are in winter and past runs have been cancelled due to ice / snow etc.

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19 people chose Saturday 4th January to be their first ever parkrun – a big well done and welcome to the parkrun family to James Nunnington, Matthew Williams, Matthew Allsop, Colin Bamber, Nate Adams, Sarah Thorpe, Chris Marshall, Georgia Marshall, Sarah Newton, Rachel Moore, Lucy Swift, Joseph Nevitt, Rob Nevitt, Susan Hitchen, Helen Shaw-Marshall, Adrien Thraves-Borosi, Michelle Hoyland, Penny Dembo and Harriet Newton. We hope to see you all again soon.

 

 

Top 3 men

James Halse – 18.33

Tom Valentine – 18.34

Unknown

Ryan Williams – 19.39

 

Top 3 women

Rebecca Walker – 22.25

Sarah Kimpton – 24.15

Charlotte Roper – 24.25

 

 

PBs

15 people set new PBs – a huge well done to the following: - Tom Valentine, Ryan Williams, David Ayrton, Lucy Nicholl, Max Hodgson, Natalie Brown, Angela Earl, Jane Piggott, Jennie Miles, Ian Hayes, Bethany Dixon, Rachel Ireland, Claire Bonnett, Louise Bethell and Derek Cadman.

First timers / tourists

We had a total off 44 people doing their first run at Graves - Joe Turner, David Bovill, Casey Turner, Ian Drysdale, Andrew Charlesworth, Charlotte Roper, Joseph Brown, Christopher O’Donnell, Paula Walkden, James Nunnington, Caleb Wallace, David Wallace, Megan Marr, Joanne Egerton, Joe Sanderson, Amy Walker, Paul Harrison, Matthew Williams, Matthew Allsop, Colin Bamber, Nate Adams, Christopher Palmen, Richard Miles, Sarah Thorpe, Paul Bilbao, Chris Marshall, Sarah Clough, Georgia Marshall, Hannah Wood, Sarah Newton, Sophie Maxwell, Rachael Moore, Harriet Baker, Hannah Dawson, Lucy Swift, Joseph Nevitt, Rob Nevitt, Susan Hitchen, Helen Shaw-Marshall, Jessica Hall, Adrien Thraves-Borosi, Michelle Hoyland, Penny Dembo and Harriet Newton.

 

 

Milestones

Congratulations to Peter Rosenberg who ran his 50th and also to Max Hodgson who completed his 10th full parkrun as a junior. Great work and we look forward to seeing you in your new milestone t-shirts soon.

 

Volunteers

A huge thanks to our team of volunteers, or hi-vis heroes, who have given up a little of their time this week to ensure our parkrun was able to run safely and smoothly.

If you haven’t volunteered for a while, if you are out inured or if you have never had a go at volunteering yet please have a think about taking part.

There are a variety of roles available (some even allow you to complete the parkrun too) and full training will always be given. Nobody would ever be put in a role they do not want to do.

So, if you fancy trying out tail walking one week – being the last to cross the line, ensuring all runners on the course are safe and encouraging people round then why not give it a go? You get to wear a rather fetching orange hi-vis jacket. What’s not to love??

It’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or email the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

 

A big thanks to all those below who volunteered today to make event number 389 a success – our hi-vis heroes: Laura ALSTON, Daniel ALSTON, Nigel ARDING, Sarah CHARNLEY, Helen EBERLIN, Jo ECCLES, Jane EVANS, Stephen GILMER, Dawn GRAYSON, Everything's Run GREEN, Simon GUPPY, Helen HARMSTON, Ruth HOFFMAN, David JOHNSON, Roger KNIGHTLEY, Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX, Zoe MILLS, Dan MURPHY, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Robert NICOL, Nicole NIELD, Gillian RAY, Steve RIVERS, Stuart ROOKER, Sarah SANDERSON, Amelia SANDERSON, Claire TODD, Roger WALTERS, Malcolm WARD, Briony WELLS

 

 

Thanks for reading.

Claire

 

Graves parkrun report – Saturday 28th December 2019

It’s the final countdown …….

 

210 hardy folks turned out of their beds on a rather cold and bleak Saturday morning for the 387th Graves parkrun and the last one, not only of the year, but also of the decade! 21 people also recorded PBs – what a great way to end 2019.

We welcomed 20 people for their first-time visiting Graves parkrun – two of whom were doing their first ever event – a big well done and welcome to the parkrun family to Derek Cadman and Tom Scholey. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and come back to see us again soon.

We also had three people completing their 50th event – Andrew Dickinson, Sally Smith and Emily Cain along with Ruth Hoffman who completed her 100th event. Don’t forget to log online to collect your milestone t-shirts and wear them with pride.

 

Top 3 men

Phil Skelton – 17.38

James Halse – 19.10

James Storey – 19.40

 

Top 3 women

Harriet Wingfield – 20.14

Lauren Davies-Beckett – 20.44

Bobbie Waugh – 21.20

 

First timers to Graves

Harriet Wingfield, Dean Hague, Gareth Jones, Paul Elton, Nick Dowsett, Rebecca Windsor, Jen Nee Khor, Scott Dutton, Peter Scholey, Gary Brown, Rachel Dennison, Brian Devlin, Jane Brookes, Tom Scholey, Neil Fisher, Emily Wingfield, Lexy Marchant, Skyla Clewes, Matthew Cadman, Derek Cadman.

PBs

Christopher Moss, Ryan Williams, Will Doyle, Nicholas Szczepaniak, Caroline Mary  Rhiannon Lloyd, Sharif Khan, Evan Lydon, Karen Clark, Glen Taylor, Steve Winwood, Sam Deabaitua, Katy Stokes, Max Hodgson, Nikki Mills, Maggie Vickers, Bethany Dixon, Sara Copp, Helen Willows, Pippa Wood, Jennie Wood and Sam Wood

Volunteers

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 387 a success – our hi-vis heroes:

Laura Alston, Daniel Alston, Robert Atkin, Magdalena Boo, Erica Bramhall, Matthew Brown, Harrison Brown, Andrew Callaghan, Janet Chapman, Sarah Charnley, Samantha Draper, Jo Eccles, Charlotte Ellis, Jane Evans, Stephen Gilmer, Helen Harmston, Val Huzzard, Roger Knightley, Phil Leighton, Kerry Marston-Giroux, Sue Matthews, Steve Matthews, Dan Murphy, Liz Nicholas, Robert Nicol, Elizabeth Perry, Louise Sainsbury, Sarah Sanderson, Alissa Tan, Jessie Tan, Claire Todd, Malcolm Ward, Briony Wells, Jack Young

It’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or email the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

 

Thanks for reading.

Claire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas Santa Run number #386… Time for a sing song…

On the 12th day of Christmas, Graves Parkrun gave to me:

12 Highland cattle
11 prams that rattle
10 marshalls cheering
9 timekeeps keeping
8 barcodes scanning
7 sorting tokens
6 run directors
5 kilometres round
4 milestones
3 first timers
2 running guides
And some dogs on a short hand-held lead!

Volunteers and 173 runners all turned up suitably festive with bells, antlers, hats, santa suits and even a sleigh.

Not only were we all feeling festive we also had some momentous milestones to cheer:

Tom Ricketts and Heather Booth hit a festive 50.

Jane Evans hit a fantastic tree-hundred. (300....get it?!)

We also had Dawn and Louise celebrating their couch 2 5km graduation. Modest as well as phenomenal in their endeavour they emailed us in to thank their coach James. Congratulations to you all:

'James Norton is the organiser of the groups n absolutely deserves the credit, not only for giving up his time but offering unwaivering guidance n support.'

We had 13 tourists:

And it was lovely to see 4 first timers joining us as well:

Results results results:

Age graded results:

Nothing else to add except to say happy Christmas to you and to put in a shameless plug for the free-to-complete, up-your-activity challenge #RedJanuary2020 https://redtogether.co.uk/ It's great for boosting your own mood and helping to reduce the taboo of mental health issues for other people.

All the jingle bells and reindeer to you all.

Laura, her not so tiny tyrant and reindeer of the day, Dan.

NOTICES:
Check Facebook for on the day cancellations.
Without volunteers, Parkrun doesn't happen. Email graveshelpers@parkrun.com with some dates you can do.
Dogs are welcome on short hand-held leads.

FESTIVE PARK RUNS:

Christmas day:
Poolsbrook 9am
Concorde 9am
Sheffield castle 9am
Graves, Milhouses, Rother Valley, Hillsborough, Penistown CANCELLED

28th
All on as normal.
Graves Parkrun is short of volunteer marshalls but currently on.

1st January
Graves 9am. Bring your purple volunteers shirt.
Poolsbrook 1030am
Hillsborough 10am.
Sheffield castle 9am.
Milhouses, Rother Valley, Concorde,  Penistown CANCELLED

 

Event 385 – Twas a fortnight before Christmas….

Twas a fortnight before Christmas and all-round the Park,
Not a creature was sleeping with Park Run about to start.
Their trainers lined up by the back door with care,
In hope that a PB would soon be all there’s.
The non-runners were nestled all smug in their beds.
No nightmares of forgotten barcodes danced in their heads.
When out in the Park there arose such a clatter,
The Park Run director shouting over people that natter.
They sprang from the start and flew like a flash
Still time for some high 5’s even with PB’s to grab.

14th December- 169 runners took part in this weeks Park Run, all out for the weekly 5km buzz. 

Results:

Male top 3

Gregan CLARKSON – 18.34
Shane OHLY – 19.35
UNKNOWN
Gavin NEWHOUSE 20.08

Female top 3

Issy WAUGH – 20.26
Jo HALL 21.28
Rowan WALTERS – 21.41

Well done to Helen EBERLIN for the highest age grade performance this week with a fantastic 82.31% - well done.

Facts;

11 new PB’s this week – AWESOME!17 completed their 1st Graves Park Run – welcome aboard!7 First EVER park run here at Graves! Well done Abigail HOWSAM, Sophie HOWSAM, David HOWSAM, Vanessa HOWSAM (I presume dad came last!) Eddie Reid, Gerda THOMAS and Ben LIVERSEDGE!

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 385 success – our hi-vis heroes!

It’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or email the Graves team on: graveshelpers@parkrun.com or see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.

Cheers,

Stu

 

The one where we all wanted to stay in bed

Truly miserable morning for the 383 Graves parkrun. Double kudos to all the volunteers and runners who fought the urge to just get back into bed and turned up raring to go. Well, turned up. It was a sea of yellow hi viz vests at 8:50am but runners did emerge to make the volunteering worthwhile (remember that next time you think about ducking out, the volunteers still have to turn up!)
Despite the recent rain the course was quite dry with only a few puddles that were easily dodged. Unlike southern rail services, the wrong leaves on the paths do not stop hardened park runners from pushing the pace.
We had quite a few visitors and those who like to race for placement and pbs were heard commenting about how hilly the course is. Always makes me chuckle when they are a bit shocked by our undulations.
Well done to all our first timers too, you smashed it. There were a few milestones too. Julie White joined the 50 club and Bradley Elam and Matthew Brown both reached 100.  Congratulations to all of you.
Don’t forget to squeeze in a volunteering spot before the end of the year (remember 3 spots per year makes the race directors’ jobs easier). See you all next week!
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