Happy 15th Birthday parkrun!

Event #377

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
Ruth KETTLE

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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!

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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-JACKSONNigel ARDINGJulie ARMSTRONGEmma BEERTony BELLMagdalena BOOEmma BUTCHERStephen John DAYKate DYMONDRobert DYMONDJo ECCLESStephen GILMERSarah HUDSONLouise LATHAMKerry MARSTON-GIROUXCatherine MCKEOWNJosh MILESGail MOSSDan MURPHYIan NEALECatherine NEEDHAMFrancesca ROOKERAmelia SANDERSONSarah SANDERSONAbby SAWYERHelen SMITHJames THOMASRoger WALTERS

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.

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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
William TOWNING

 

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Les MORTON (VM60-64) with 22:09 (75.02%)

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
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

 

 

Notices:

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 gravesoffice@parkrun.com

 

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.

 

 

 

The Last of the Summer?

Event #375

I’m going to be honest, I’ve had 3 sleeps since Saturday and I can’t even remember what the weather was like but I know I enjoyed the run and I know I spent the rest of the day in the garden so I reckon it was pretty good? Presumably the other 266 parkrunners thought so too! It was definitely better than Sunday’s running weather – well done all those who ran at an event on Sunday of which there were many!

There were 41 first timers this week at Graves.

23 people were completing their first ever parkrun, well done!

Alannah BIRCH Amelia DENTY Beverley MACKINDER
Beverley WOODCOCK Chris FIELD Chris GREENWOOD
Chris PARISH Helen RATCLIFF Henry EARL
Isaac BIRCH James DYSON James MORRISON
Kathryn PICKFORD Mark STOCKWELL Mel CORBY
Michelle GOODWIN Monty FIELD Oliver DENTY
Phil SMAILES Robbie BROOKES Ruby SENIOR
Sarah THORNTON Sophie SHARP  

 

And a further 18 were completing Graves for the first time as tourists – we hope you enjoyed it!

Aeri JI Betty STRACEY Caroline WHITTAKER
Eric MILLINGTON Jessica BUSH Marc SLADE
Martin CROUCH Matt CRAKE Neil GROCUTT
Paul TAYLOR Robert WHALEN Samantha HARTLEY
Sandie FARROW Sarah MARTIN Sarah TODD
Summer LUDLAM Tim FARROW Trevor KUHRT
     
     

We had some particularly mention-able visitors this week:

Betty STRACEY was 80 on Friday and ran her 249th parkrun at Graves this weekend. She ran in a very respectable 36:17 which makes her our newf record holder for women 80-84 with an age grade score of 73:45. Wow!

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We also had Marc SLADE who’s home parkrun is Porirua in New Zealand – that’s some good tourism!

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Roger was in charge this week and along with the usuals, he gave congratualtions to the following people running milestones this week:

Annabelle SIBLEY Junior 10
Summer LUDLAM Junior 10
Neil GROCUTT 50
Eleanor HALL 50
Terry ARMSTRONG 250
Terry has run 200 of those at Graves.  

Fantastic each one of you! Thanks for the chocs!

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:

Michael Peter ANYONJulie ARMSTRONGTerry ARMSTRONGSarah CHARNLEYSharon COURTLindsey DEIGNANJo ECCLESLynn FINDLAYEverything's Run GREENGraham HOGGJon HOWSONSonja LEWISKerry MARSTON-GIROUXCatherine MCKEOWNZoe MILLSPeter MOXONCatherine NEEDHAMLiz NICHOLASRobert NICOLPeter ROSENBERGLouise RUNAGLETimothy RYANLiz SMITHVicky SOUTHCarol SPEIGHTHarriet TRAVISRoger WALTERS

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 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!

 

Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers

There were 28 PBs this week - well done all!

Andy KING Annabelle SIBLEY Cecily CHAPMAN
Chris HAYDEN Claire CADMAN Claudia TURNELL
Colin WALKER Douglas MUSSELL Emily PETTITT
Fe WELLS Gareth WIDDOWSON Hannah MCMANUS
Helen CLARKSON Helen OLLERENSHAW Jacob ARMITAGE
Jennifer JONES Joanne HARTLEY Josie TAYLOR
Kathy BUSH Krissi TOPLISS Lucas EASTON
Lydia COTTERELL Matt FOSTER Rhian OWEN
Richard TIBBLE Stuart DRUMMINGS Thomas MARRIOTT
Tom DUNLOP    

 

 

 

The top age graded result this week was Robert CASSY (VM40-44) with 18:13 (75.48%)

There was also another age grade record set: Christine Sanderson for the 75-79 women with a speedy 33:18

 

Finishing positions

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Robert CASSY 18:13 1 Summer LUDLAM ** 22:18
2 Tom DUNLOP * 18:30 2 Deborah RICHARDS 22:31
3 Neil GROCUTT ** 19:11 3 Annabelle SIBLEY * 22:37
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

 

Notices:

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 gravesoffice@parkrun.com

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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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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Pacers and a birthday

Event 355

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)

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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

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

Event 350

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

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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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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.

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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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Early PT, Course Inspections and 100thVolunteering stints…

Event #344

 

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With the weather having taken a turn for the chilly during the week, there was much chatter on social media as to whether this morning’s run would be on or not. Step forward Green who ensured nothing would get in the way of him checking the course early enough to provide an update with an hour before our start time.  The all clear was given to lots of “likes” on facebook and everything proceeded as planned.

Green only realised after the event but this was his 100th volunteering day. There was lots of feedback through about how great our RD and volunteers were, including this… ‘I was a visitor last Saturday; I wanted to say thank you. You are such a friendly bunch of volunteers. The run director was excellent, very attentive, checking folk were ok crossing the finish.”

 

A big thank you to this weeks volunteers… Denise ADAMS-JACKSON, Julie ARMSTRONG, Sam Ian BELLAMY, David BONNETT, Magdalena BOO, Oliver BURT, Mick CROOKES, Martin DOWNHAM, Jo ECCLES, Tony ELLIS, Sylvia ELLIS, Lynn FINDLAY, Robert FOSTER, Janet GLOVER, Everything's Run GREEN, Nigel HOWARD, Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX, Dan MURPHY, Liz NICHOLAS, Robert NICOL, Amelia SANDERSON, Ian David STOCKS, Becci TAYLOR, Helen YOUNG

 

 

 

 

There were 6 new to parkrun parkrunners today, we hope you enjoyed your first event and look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Adina HUMA Antonia HALL Anya JACKLIN
Chantelle MELLOR Jonathan CAMM Scott JACKLIN

 

 

A further 24 people were visiting Graves for the first time.

 

Amy JENKIN Andrew MARSDEN Angie WRIGHT
Ben ASHDOWN Brian SHAW Chris HAYDEN
Christine SHAW Fiona PANES Freddie PENN
George FIELDING Jackie HOWSHAM Janet COUTTS
Jennifer DRAKE Jennifer WARLEY John HOWSHAM
Joseph HAYWARD Katie TYNAN Mary NEAL
Peter DAWSON Peter EDDOWES Shona FIELDING
Steven BARKER Tara SPILLINGS Tim NEAL

 

 

There were 4 Milestone this week, Gabriel ARMITAGE and Jordan HOWARD both joined the Junior 10 club. Lucy COWELL and Katie JACKSON both now eligible for their 50 t-shirts Congratulations from everyone at Graves.

 

 

Run Stats

 

There were 23 PB’s this morning. Well done everyone!

 

Abigail HATHWAY Alan DALTON Alex DOUGLASS
Andrew TAYLOR Claire BONNETT Clare PATTEN
Dan FIRTH Ella PENN Hannah RAPAPORT
Heather IRESON Isobel EYRES Jordan HOWARD
Joshua David ELLIN Kathryn SPARSHOTT Laura RANGELEY
Lena MARSTON-GIROUX Nicola CLEMENTS Rachael FIRTH
Robert HUTCHINGS Sam DEABAITUA Sarah MCGOLDRICK
Sarah SODEN Wayne MORTON  

 

Finishing positions

 

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Tom VALENTINE 19:36 1 Sam BLAKEMORE 21:47
2 Joseph MALLINSHAW 19:53 2 Jennifer RICH 22:49
3 James STOREY 19:59 3 Tara SPILLINGS ** 23:17

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Sam BLAKEMORE (VW50-54) with 21:47 (76.97%)

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 the 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

 

 

Guest Run Report – Ben Smithers

Event number 343

12th January 2019

Photos to follow [ED]

 

Before we get into this report please allow me to preface with the fact that the journey to Graves was certainly an eye opener. We all know the joys of using GPS and when we think we know the route that we are going to be taking and yet somehow the magic google lady ends up taking us up and over the Snake Pass! I genuinely was not expecting that but it certainly highlighted to me what a beautiful part of the world we were heading to over in Yorkshire!

The reason we were taking the trip all the way from Preston to this lovely parkrun was as part of the “Staying Alive challenge” which for the uninitiated is the task of completing three parkrun's beginning with a B and three beginning with a G. Who knows maybe our 38 first timers from this week might decide to venture out and try to complete this (or even some of the other challenges!) but even if not you have cracking parkrun right here at Graves park! While we’re on the subject of first timers please allow me to say a MASSIVE welcome to the parkrun family, trust me stick with it and it will change your life VERY much for the better.

 

[Picture 1 - Run Brief]

Although not a first timer to parkrun it was my first time at Graves parkrun so as is tradition we gathered round for the first timers briefing with Martin who explained the course to us. Already my partner in crime had been told that we might not quite be in the right place for a PB course but after all  parkrun isn’t about times! It’s all about getting out there and enjoying a run/jog/walk with likeminded people around the absolute gems of parks which are dotted all over the country (of which Graves is definitely one!) With the course explained and everyone knowing what to do at the finish line (TOKEN + BARCODE = FINISH TIME) we were off to the full run briefing.

Roger, our run director, had the usual safety notices to announce but first there were some milestones to celebrate. A HUGE congratulations to Judith Alabaster and Ruth Mack who were both completing their 100th parkrun on Saturday morning. Look after those 100 t-shirts ladies! It’s another 150 parkrun's until you get your next one! For the first time ever I was also made to feel somewhat of a celebrity being pulled up alongside Roger as a touring run reporter so thank you very for that! However each and every volunteer at any parkrun is a 1000% star and deserves your adulation, this week those hi-viz heros were...

Paul HIGGINBOTTOM • Roger WALTERS • Magdalena BOO • Janet CHAPMAN • Rowena YATES • Helen YOUNG • Tony BELL • Jo ECCLES • Paul CHAPMAN • Everything's Run GREEN • Tom VALENTINE • Catherine NEEDHAM • Ann-Marie MULVEY • Dan MURPHY • Gina BIGGS • Becci TAYLOR • Ashley MELLORS • Ben SMITHERS • Sue RANSOM • Sally WARD • Stuart ROOKER • Martin DOWNHAM • Sarah SANDERSON • Joseph MALLINSHAW • Leanne MALLINDER • Amanda TOWERS • Amelia SANDERSON • Amy ALLCARD • Julie ARMSTRONG

 

[Picture 2 - On the Bench]

Having performed this traditional parkrun ritual of celebrating all those who had done something to celebrate in parkrun terms, whether that be dragging yourself out of bed for your first run or coming along for your 411th (WOW Lizzie Wilkinson) it was time to get the show on the road.

The beginning of Graves could certainly deceive those who have not read a course description as after the flat first straight we were off DOWNHILL with some of our faster runners really going for it and hammering it as we turned the first corner and headed downhill. Waiting at the bottom was one of the true heroes of parkrun in full hi-viz gear with a smile and a well done at the ready to coax us all on!

As everyone knows though what goes down must come back up (I’m sure that’s how that saying goes) but the wood lined paths of Graves park are so lovely to run through that the extra pain of running up hill was negated. After more woodland running we were off around the edge of the field we were soon running through farmland and past some of the usual wildlife where some of the volunteers were even willing to pose to get their photo into the Run Report. Let us just say I’m glad that all of the subjects of this photo are more photogenic than me!

 

[Picture 3 - Marshall and Moo Cows]

Soon after we were heading through familiar terrier and could see the cafe coming not far away in the distance.But wait! The run briefing definitely mentioned a lake and prior to finishing our first lap we were off around it! Knowing that the second lap was going to be shorter was definitely a bonus though and the pace quickened as we came around the lake. Much thanks to the lady who was keeping a very similar pace to me for giving me that extra bit of a reason to push on!

Having lapped the lake we were then headed back around the field and could see Graves army of volunteers cheering us in.

After that it was a simple matter of heading off for another lap around Graves park cutting out the lap of the lake this time with plenty of cheering and thanking of volunteers as per standard procedure for so many on a Saturday morning.

At the finish line we were greeted by an army of volunteers ready to congratulate each and every runner and officially record their parkrun achievements no matter what they are! Now I must admit I only have one issue with this parkrun. I want to do it again but it’s a good hour and a half away ;-)

 

[Picture 4 - Finish Funnel]

Graves parkrun you were absolutely brilliant and next time we are in Sheffield it’s going to be a very difficult decision between coming back and trying out another of Sheffields no doubt fabulous parkrun's. Thank you very much for being such wonderful hosts and know that I now have your parkrun on my list of DEFINITELY DO AGAIN!

 

After all that fun for those who take their running a bit more seriously here’s some statistics:

This week 344 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom...

 

19 were first timers at any parkrun...

Claire BELL Daniel DE ARRIBA Elizabeth CLAY
Emma JONES Ian HAWLEY Joshua David ELLIN
Matthew GASCOIGNE Natalie PHILLIPS Neil MOTLEY
Nicola CLEMENTS Nigel DISBURY Rachael HODGSON
Rachel ALLCARD Richard FOSTER Sam DEABAITUA
Sean PARKIN Shaun TURNELL Sue JACKLIN
William EARL

 

19 were visiting Graves for the first time...

Anna TRASK Annabel SHARRATT Ben SMITHERS
Gareth WILLIAMS Gavin SANDERSON Gemma PRINCE
Gina BIGGS Heather IRESON Helen BLUNDELL
Helen DEAKIN Jonathan PITMAN Kathryn LITTLE
Kathryn SPARSHOTT Leon ENGLAND Mike HORWOOD
Rebecca JOYCE Stephen LANCASTER Tom POOLE
Wayne MORTON

 

29 recorded new Personal Bests...

Alex HYLAN Andrea OWENS Caroline WALTHEW
Chris BROWN Daniel MILLS Darren BRISTOW
Emma MORGAN Geoff COUSINS Hannah RAPAPORT
Harvey BATTY Jayne FOSTER Kathryn DEAKIN
Kim LEYLAND Kirsty BRIGGS Lee CODDINGTON
Lesley MELLOR Lilie EVANS Lizzie ALABASTER
Mark RHODES Mia POOLE Michael SEEL
Milly HEWITT Richard WELLS Robert HUTCHINGS
Sakura GASCOIGNE Sam GRAY Stephen LUMBARD
Tim KEEN Victoria BROWN

 

Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Graves parkrun Results Page.

 

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Oliver HART 18:59 1 Celia NAYLOR 22:04
2 James HARTLEY 19:04 2 Jane GARDINER 22:56
3 Stuart SCOTT 19:17 3 Kate DYMOND 23:26
* New PB
**Graves first timer

 

The female record is held by Lauren DAVIES-BECKETT who recorded a time of 18:44 on 21st June 2014 (event number 115).

The male record is held by Joseph NEWMAN-BILLINGTON who recorded a time of 16:19 on 1st September 2018 (event number 323).

The Age Grade course record is held by Yvonne TWELVETREE who recorded 90.48% (23:27) on 19th August 2017 (event number 274).

 

Notices

With the colder weather being well and truly here, 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!

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

Don’t forget that there is a junior parkrun at Graves Park on a Sunday morning too.

Thanks to Ben Smithers for this weeks report, if you fancy contributing, get in touch!

Happy parkrunning!

 

 

 

New runners a plenty

A crisp, dry winter morning greeted 330 runners, joggers and walkers at Graves for parkrun #342 this morning. Jo, nobly standing in for Catherine (who was otherwise occupied with her son’s chickenpox!) greeted the crowd and took care of the usual briefing.  Runners were especially reminded not to duck the funnel as this really does mess up the results of everyone coming in afterwards, and to remember that parkrun is A RUN, NOT A RACE!

 

Volunteers were thanked and enthusiastically applauded: well done and thanks to everyone who wrapped up to scan, marshal and cheer on the runners and walkers on a chilly morning Elaine BIRD, Stephen BIRTLES, Magdalena BOO, Cath DAVIES, Jo ECCLES, Harriet EISNER, Joe 'the Pirate' ELLIS, Tony ELLIS, Stephen GILMER, Emma GOODLIFFE, Chloe HENSHAW, Ruth HOFFMAN, Jane HUGHES, Kat JONES, Charlie LAST, Kerry MARSTON-GIROUX, Ann-Marie MULVEY, Dan MURPHY, Catherine NEEDHAM, Gavin NEWHOUSE, Robert NICOL, Stuart ROOKER, Amelia SANDERSON, Neil SCHOFIELD, Megan SMITH, Kate TETLEY, Amanda TOWERS.

 

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A special well done was given to Sara Hinch, who was running her 50ththis week.

 

First timers and tourists were encouraged to make themselves known; however, it seems that most chose to keep a low profile…there were only one or two shout outs from the 25 people doing their first run at Graves today.

 

Belinda SING GEN Brett SING GEN Debbie ALEXANDER
Faye DAVIES Hannah RAPAPORT Isobel EYRES
Joel LEWIS Jonathan SMITH Kathryn RANGELEY
Kerry BROOKS Laura RANGELEY Libby KINGWELL
Mark TAYLOR Matt FOSTER Michael INGS
Nicky ASTLE Peter DAVIS Rachel BURT
Rachel BURTON Sadif RASHID Sadjida CARTER
Sam MCELROY Sarah JACKSON Stephen LUMBARD
Stuart KINGWELL    

 

One visitor from Peterborough was brave enough to make himself known; however, a peek at the results page revealed runners from Barnsley, London, Beeston and South Africa!  Welcome to Graves, everyone: we hope that you enjoyed your visit today and that you will be back with us again soon.

 

There were an amazing 24 people doing their first ever parkrun today.  It’s great to see so many giving parkrun a try and remember, it’s not just for January!

 

Alex DOUGLASS Andrew DINEEN Dan JAMESON
Daniel EVANS Emily BOOKER Geoff COUSINS
Jake DAVIDSON Jayne FOSTER Jenny WATSON
Kirsty BRIGGS Lesley MELLOR Lilie EVANS
Maisie BURN Mia POOLE Paula STREET
Rachael FIRTH Richard WELLS Sam GRAY
Sarah FOSTER Sarah KEEGAN Sarah MCGOLDRICK
Sarah SMITH Shaohua CUI William SEEDHOUSE

 

An incredible 31 runners were able to bag a PB today, in spite of the high turnout. Good work everyone!

 

Adam MITCHELL Alex SULTER Amanda TOWERS
Andrew TAYLOR Brian THORNHILL Chris ALLEN
Chris REA Christopher BROWN Claire BONNETT
Clive John WILSON Dan FIRTH Erin SHAW
Jamie KAY Jennie STEVENS Julie BIRD
Julie BIRTLES Katherine PEARSON Kelvin BROWN
Khulan STEVENS Lesley BROSNAN Mark WILLIAMS
Milly HEWITT Pauline WILSON Rob EARL
Robert DICKINSON Rowan WALTERS Sakura GASCOIGNE
Samantha DRAPER Sebastian PUGH Susan GUY
Tom VALENTINE    

 

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With the New Year well and truly with us it’s worth remembering that, as well as chasing PBs, there are some other running resolutions worth keeping in mind.  Parkrun is a true community event and entirely staffed by volunteers so making a resolution to volunteer to support your local parkrun should be on everyone’s list at this time of year.  For more experienced runners, taking a place at the back to run with a new or returning runner once in a while is a great way to ensure that parkrun is accessible to everyone and to support the running community.

 

Finishing positions

 

Male     Female    
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Tom VALENTINE * 19:01 1 Louise PERRINS 22:54
2 Nigel HOWARD 19:22 2 Erin SHAW * 22:56
3 Tom BOLLARD 19:30 3 Rebecca WALKER 23:04

 

* New PB

**Graves first timer

 

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

Helen EBERLIN (VW70-74) with 27:48 (82.79%)

 

Notices

 

With the colder weather being well and truly here, 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!

 

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

Don’t forget that there is a junior parkrun at Graves Park on a Sunday morning too.

 

Happy parkrunning!

Amanda

 

 

Ending 2018 on a Volunteer High!

 

 

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Graves Parkrun #340

 

What a way to finish the year… A full complement of volunteers and an epic 299 participants!  Congratulations to everyone who came and a big thank you to this week’s heroes.

Laura ALSTON, Julie ARMSTRONG, Mathew ATKIN, Lucy COWELL, Martin DOWNHAM, Jo ECCLES, Harriet EISNER, Sylvia ELLIS, Tony ELLIS, Jane EVANS, Stephen GILMER, Paul HIGGINBOTTOM, Ruth HOFFMAN, Charlie LAST, Sue MATTHEWS, Liz NICHOLAS, Robert NICOL, Simon NIGHTINGALE, David SHEPPARD, Carol SPEIGHT

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Jo kicked off run #340 with a big cheer for the volunteers, a reminder that dogs are welcome on a short lead held in their owners’ hands and that responsible adults must be looked after by their under 12s until the sprint finish. More practice is needed by us all when we join in to say “it’s a run not a race” but festive spirits and good will to all park users was evident throughout the event.

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Martin DOWNHAMheld a first timers briefing to welcome 10 first timers

Brendan MARTIN Edward BRADBURY Eleanor ROSE
Helen GREGORY Jack SHEPHERD Khulan STEVENS
Milly HEWITT Nadine VAN EEDEN Sharon SHEPHERD
Shie JIRANEK    

 

…and 36 tourists.

Alice FARQUHARSON Amanda HOLTEY Angela BENT
Anna LAWSON Ayesha MODI Brendan MARTIN
Chris BROWN Danny BENT Edward BRADBURY
Eleanor ROSE Helen CUMMINS Helen GREGORY
Ian PARNELL Jack SHEPHERD Jacqueline PETROSKI
James Rc TAYLOR Jessica JOEL Jo GRAY
Jordan HOWARD Kenny STIRLING Khulan STEVENS
Kristy NICHOLSON Lindsay CYR Mark MCKONE
Milly HEWITT Nadine VAN EEDEN Neil PHILLIPSON
Nick EASTON Rachel MATTHEWS Sally WHEATLEY
Sharon SHEPHERD Shie JIRANEK Stephan PUGH
Susan GLOVER Tish KELLY Will COLLISON

 

This included well-travelled friends from Adelaide, Connecticut and Pittsburgh.

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Our legendary ladies from the USA have truly done the Sheffield Parkrun Tour: after a quick sleep on landing, they registered and ran at Concorde then volunteered at the Graves Junior Parkrun.  Following that they did the Christmas fancy dress at Endcliffe, came and met the highland cattle at Graves Park today and in between have completed the Longshaw Trust 10km.  We may yet see them in the New Year so be sure to say hello!

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This week we had many milestones to celebrate.  Alex SULTER for his Junior 10thrun, Alex HODGSON and Nathan BABIKER for their 50thand a special shout-out goes to Simon NIGHTINGALE and Lily THE WHIPPET for their 250thrun, and Simon’s 25thvolunteer!

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RUN STATS

It was a blustery run today and I have to give a huge shoutout to the dynamo Dads pushing prams.

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It still resulted in 30 PBs!  Congratulations to you all.

Andrew TAYLOR Christopher DEEKS Claire TIPPETT
Clive John WILSON Duncan BANNISTER Edith BANNISTER
Emma ROSE Fiona WILSON Jack KIDDER
Jacob WALKER Jennie WOOD Jennifer LEAR
Jeremy BRAITHWAIT Jon RAYNER Julie MEREDITH
Keith BUTCHER Kevin WALKER Lena MARSTON-GIROUX
Lesley BROSNAN Lewis COX Marion MCCABE
Mick CROOKES Nicholas SZCZEPANIAK Pauline WILSON
Richard COOK Robert BISHOP Simon SHORTER
Steve ROBINSON T ILANKO Wendy GRAY

 

Judy JOHNSON (VW65-69) of the Vegan Runners Running Club had this week’s top age graded result with 27:40 (76.69%).

 

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FINISHING POSITIONS

Here are this week’s finishing positions.  Congratulations to all of you.

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Joseph HIBBERT 18:14 1 Anna LAWSON ** 19:59
2 Thomas HALL 18:35 2 Celia NAYLOR 22:42
3 Robert BISHOP * 19:22 3 Jane GARDINER 24:35
* New PB
**Graves first timer

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NOTICES AND NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

Many people choose participating in Parkrun as a resolution, but how about something different… could you recruit someone who wants to make new friends to become a regular volunteer?  Could you bring visiting family and friends as volunteers? Many marshals bring their own chair to sit and cheer from, or there are a variety of roles you can do as well as participating.  From timing and scanning, to sorting and cheering, there is something for everyone to do and I can speak from experience that it is theway to make friends.

As I write this, there aren’t enough volunteers to run the New Year’s day event and on the 5thof January there are only two people signed up! Get in touch by facebook or emailif you have any questions or want to have a go. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/graves/futureroster/

 

Keep checking facebook for weather updates in case of cancellations and remember to dress appropriately for the weather.

 

Junior Parkrun continues on Sundays, otherwise I’ll see you all 9am on Tuesday for the New Year’s Day Parkrun.

Laura

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