Graves parkrun CANCELLED 24/02/2015

Sorry everyone parkrun graves cancelled too many sections of hard compacted frozen snow with no reasonable way round.

We hope to be back to normal next Saturday.


New Year’s Day run CANCELLED

We are very sorry to announce that the New Years Day run has been cancelled due to the majority of the course being covered in ice.

Weather permitting we will be back to normal on Saturday.




Unfortunately we found out late last night that there is a conflicting event in Graves park on the 16th August.  There will be a Colour Me Rad 5k race in the park starting at 9am and using a big portion of our course and the park leaving us with no other option but to cancel this week.

We are sorry to let you all know at such short notice and will see you back at Graves parkrun on the 23rd August.


41st Parkrun

We are planning to run tomorrow - unless there is 4 foot overnight and we can't get out the front door. Check Gravesparkrun facebook page tomorrow am for last minute cancellation - but at the moment it is on......It won't be a PB day, and you will need to dress warm and take more care than usual- at the end of the day your safety is your responsibiility, but It should be fun........bring it on!

Jo and Ollie


New Years Day

Come rain, shine or snow there will be an event starting at 10am, on the usual course.

Come in fancy dress. Afterwards we will have a get together in the cafe for a few annual awards, and a bacon butty. The Rose Garden Cafe have offered a free hot drink to any park runner in fancy dress that morning.

What a great way to start 2013! (and the forecast is sun!)


Problem with Results- 8/12/12

Dear All,

I am very sorry to say to those 65 who hared around Graves park today, that we have no times for you. There was a technical error with the timer........and we were unable to download the times. We have realised our error, and know what to avoid now for the future. We also intend to put into action a backup timer.

They say it happens to most events at some point- very sorry to say that today was our day. 

I am especially sorry if you think you might have hit a PB. Please take your frustration out on the course next week and make it even better!

You will still be credited with a run, and your points according to your place.

Whatever please continue to enjoy the fun of running with your friends.

All the best Ollie and Jo (Event directors)


Event 31


New Female Record!

Stephanie Burns – 19:33 - First female to run sub 20.


It rained all night and for breakfast. But, cometh the hour, the parkrun hour, 9am the rain stopped and blue sky could be seen peeping through. Race Director, Ollie Hart, unleashed his two youthful starters and with a ‘five star’ loud 3-2-1-Go! A field of 78 optimistic park runners streaked away from the start. At the head of things 3 Carpetbaggers turned right at the Rose Café into the woods, never to be seen again, Ha! Ha! . . . . actually they tried to but the generous Graves regulars took a breath out and herded them back to the course of righteousness.

Four absolute beginners were among 11 first timers that included both first finishers. Congratulations and welcome to the ‘parkrun’ family – Mark McCann, Helen Wakefield, Matt What and  . . . .

Thomas Webb, 18:59, steamed home at the head of the field in his very first parkrun experience. ‘Consistent’ Roger Walters, 20:22, was second male in his 15th top ten finish. Third male was Jamie Taylor, 20:46, of Porter Valley Plodders.

Stephanie Burns, 19:33, (a Carpetbagger from Rotherham Harriers A.C.) came 2nd overall, the highest female finishing position ever and new female record. Liz Woods, 23:03, completed a hat-trick of personal bests extending her streak of good form. Rachel Biggin, 24:54, yet another first timer, came third, 2½ minutes down on her best time at the ‘other place’ down the hill.  

Amongst 19 personal bests is our bubbly Race Director, Jo Eccles, who cracked the 30-minute barrier for the first time. The Biggest Loser Award goes to the final person to cross the finish line Brenda Dillon an improvement of 6:45 (SIX!). Massive minute improvers were David Beech, 2:05, Clair Ward-Passey, 2:41, Emma Walkinshaw 1:41, Laura Buxton, 1:01 and The Mustill Family all 3 recorded pb’s to collectively improved by 1:53.

The Every Second Counts award is not won this week. David Lydon came closest with a 3 second improvement.

 Male Points Table. Paul Chapman, 2122, continues to hang on at the top but the ominous presence of Roger Walters, 2111, reduced his lead by another 13 points this week. James Hogg, 2087, is also very close. Who will be the first to miss a parkrun day?

 Female Points Table. Top two Charlotte Ellis, 2039, and Angela Jackson, 2002, both finished in the first ten, again. The revolving door that is Bronze position turned again and in comes Julie Davis, 1784, as the previous incumbent missed a week.

 Junior News

A white 'T'-shirt (10 runs) was presented to Lucy Waugh. Congratulations  ;-)

JM14 = Jake Steade, 22:22, Daniel Muskill, 28:36 (transferred in from JW14’s, pb), Evan Lydon, 29:31 and Charlie Millington, 35:04. JW14 = Mia Muskill, 34:38(pb) and Lucy Waugh 35:34

 Finally, there were 9 Unknown Runners this week. You are missing out on a plethora of debrief detail AND best of all, a possible mention in this run report!

Remember: No barcode - No time.

Get Registered! . . . . . . . .  even you ‘Mysterious Howard’!

 Happy parkrunning


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Olympic fever

Please don't forget to try and encourage others to join in Olympic fever, and bring a newcomer to this weeks Parkrun.

What better time to draw someone into a habit that will boost them for life. 

It will be Jess Ennis's second day of her heptathlon. It is all on show at the big screen at Don Valley. The screen is free, but there is also a great festival going on 'Sheftival' -Music, sports, and kids activities- fun for all the family. It will be a great place to soak up the atmosphere. 

So start the day with a parkrun and finish it cheering Jess to gold!!


Event Cancelled

 It is with great regret that I have to announce that the Parkrun on 7th July is cancelled. 

Cliifhanger event is going to be dominating the whole park - so we can't even organise an alternative route.

Maybe a day to try Endcliffe or Concord - or a weekend off!



Queens Jubilee

 This weeks event - 2nd June - is a 'Red White and Blue' run- in celebration of the Queen's 60th jubilee- try to come dressed in only red white or blue .......just for fun!

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