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|
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!
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-JACKSON, Nigel ARDING, Julie ARMSTRONG, Emma BEER, Tony BELL, Magdalena BOO, Emma BUTCHER, Stephen John DAY, Kate DYMOND, Robert DYMOND, Jo ECCLES, Stephen GILMER, Sarah HUDSON, Louise LATHAM, Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX, Catherine MCKEOWN, Josh MILES, Gail MOSS, Dan MURPHY, Ian NEALE, Catherine NEEDHAM, Francesca ROOKER, Amelia SANDERSON, Sarah SANDERSON, Abby SAWYER, Helen SMITH, James THOMAS, Roger WALTERS
It’s easy to volunteer, just leave a message on the Graves parkrun Facebook page or e-mail the Graves team on: email@example.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|
The top age graded result this week was Les MORTON (VM60-64) with 22:09 (75.02%)
|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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com or See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.