The first timers this week were:
|Anna POOLE||Anthony HENE||Barbara O'CONNOR|
|Caleb O'BRIEN||Claire CHISHOLM||Darren GRAY|
|Fraser MCINALLY||Hazey WAREHAM||Jake CHAMBERS|
|Jennifer RIST||Jo MARPLES||John-Paul BLACKWELL|
|Liz TAZZYMAN||Louise ROBERTS||Omar JAOUANE|
|Priya DYSON||Sarah PICKERING||Susan EARL|
Tourists this week were:
|Austin FROST||Ben LEWIS||Caroline HOPKINS|
|Carolyn WEIR||Claire COLLINS||Craig BURTON|
|David SABBAGH||Dean JONES||Elizabeth WALLACE|
|Finlay MACDONALD||Fiona WATERHOUSE||Hazel FOSTER|
|Jane HUWS||Johnny JONES||Kay MACDONALD|
|Liam Michael O'BRIEN||Louise SIMPSON||Lucy THORPE|
|Mary LINDOP||Oscar SCHOLES - FURNESS||Phil WALLACE|
|Rhiannon MACDONALD||Steven ALLEN||Tim BAKER|
We had lots of special achievements this week:
Dylan Mather celebrating his 10th junior parkrun. Ben Agar, Hannah Crowther, and Les Morton all celebrating their 50th parkrun and Graham Nield celebrating his 200th parkrun. Well done to all of you!
On a wider note there were some other special events over the past week. It was fantastic to come along to support Sheffield Half Marathon and see so many familiar faces running past from Graves parkrun. Well done to all of you who took part. A special mention to Jennifer Rich who also recently delivered an excellent club record time in the Rotterdam marathon. Well done! Good luck to any parkrunners taking part in London marathon next week.
We had some other special achievers attending today's parkrun. 3 ex Olympians were in attendance today; only the very best for our parkrun! We hope you all enjoyed it.
BIRTHDAY STATISTICS! (Thank you Joe the Pirate!)
12 runners who ran the first Graves parkrun returned for the 6th birthday run.
Paul Chapman 261 runs at Graves out of 273
Janet Glover 246 runs at Graves out of 266
Andrew Cooper 215 runs at Graves out of 236
Graham Hogg 196 runs at Graves out of 243
Roger Walters 142 runs at Graves out of 185
Jason Lennon 97 runs at Graves out of 123
Paul Higginbottom 26 runs at Graves out of 105
Marion Tattersall 25 runs at Graves out of 248
Chris Newman 22 runs at Graves out of 320
Fran Grace 18 runs at Graves out of 215
Kate Marsden 17 runs at Graves out of 242
Wendy Heathcote 14 runs at Graves out of 307
35 runners who ran the first Graves parkrun have never returned.
4 runners who ran the first Graves parkrun have never run another parkrun.
There were 13 volunteers at the original but only referred to as 'Tom and the team' (probably Tom Simpson - now parkrun's Chief Operating Officer.)
By the 2nd run they were mentioned thus 'Dr Greenstreet and Hannah & Tom Greenstreet and 6 members of the Sloan Medical Team. Event Director Roger Walters was first finisher.'
Today’s attendance 351 second highest ever.
Just a reminder 16th May Roger will be taking on the challenge of completing a half marathon across 2 spin classes. This will be to raise funds for Developing Physio who help to teach physiotherapy skills to low income / developing countries and marks a year since he was knocked off his bike. To read more about Roger's challenge, the charity he's supporting, or to support him with the challenge you can find more details here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rogershivers
It's always worth keeping an eye on Graves parkrun Facebook page for any announcements. Hopefully all the snow and ice has gone now but you never know!
I had the privilege of meeting Oliver Hart recently. He is the very special man who set up Graves parkrun. We would all like to toast you on this special birthday and thank you for all the benefits Graves parkrun has bought to our lives. It's not just a run, it's bought physical and mental health benefits, happiness and friendships to so many. Here’s to you Oliver, thank you!
Run Statistics – for those that like their numbers
There were 41 PBs this week - well done all
|Ajay WILSON||Alan DALTON||Ally BOOKER|
|Anthony WHITEHOUSE||Anya PORTUS||Bobbie WAUGH|
|Bret DUNCAN||Charley BURNEY||Chris STEVENS|
|Daniel SINCLAIR||Darren BURNS||Dylan MATHER|
|Edward DEAKIN||Elliot JENKINSON||Felix WOODS|
|Finlay GRAY||Freddie GUY||Gail FLETCHER|
|Hannah STELMAN||Hannah WALTON||Hannah WOODS|
|Issy WAUGH||Jake CORDERY||James SINCLAIR|
|John RICHARDSON||Joseph HEARNSHAW||Larah HOGG|
|Laura CHARLESWORTH||Liam WHITBY||Lisa BOWNES|
|Lisa MATHER||Maria O'BRIEN||Megan OHRI|
|Michelle WEST||Paula BROWN||Paula RISBY|
|Ro COCKIN||Rosanna O'HARA||Sarah WHITEHOUSE|
|Sazzle COCKIN||Susan GUY|
The top age graded result this week was Anthony WHITEHOUSE (VW60-64) with 19:54 (83.50%)
|1||Joseph NEWMAN-BILLINGTON||16:58||1||Bobbie WAUGH (JM11-14)||21:32*|
|2||Phil SKELTON||17:58||2||Issy WAUGH (JW10)||21:46*|
|3||Peter CANNELL||18:29||3||Jennifer RICH||22:01|
* New PB **Graves first timer
Great running from the WAUGH girls!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Graves parkrun happen.
Any suggestions or tips, please e-mail email@example.com