8/6/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #195 CMRC takeover!!!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 195
8th June 2019

This week it was very wet and soggy in the forest, but we don't let a little bit of rain put us off! 189 people braved the weather and ran, jogged or walked the course. 24 of these people were first timers, and 35 recorded new Personal Bests.

This week was a volunteer take over week! Members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club filled all our volunteer positions; I'm not sure we've ever had so many marshals out on the course! Huge thanks go out to:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Shirley THOMAS • Lindsay B PULLEY • Rob REYNOLDS • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Fiona CLARKE • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Dawn LLOYD • Lisa BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Heather MORGAN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Faye HOPKINS • Vicki KELLY • Deborah NEWBOULD • Luke WILLIAMS • Sara HARRIS • Donna PERRY • Paul SCOTT • Sallie SHAW • Netty COLLEY • Pauline SMITH • Ben PARKES • James PAYTON • Tom BENTLEY • Nikki TROMANS • Sarah JORDAN • Olive KELLY • Catherine WILLIAMS • Jo HAYWOOD • Kathleen BREAKWELL • Paul SKELLERN • Maisie WHITE • Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN • Steven TURNER • Gemma PARKER • Christopher HANCOX • Jo LIST • Gavin CHANCE
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Thank you Cleobury Mortimer Running Club for all your support! Here is a little bit more information about the club, and their upcoming 10k race.

Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
Cleobury Mortimer Running Club is a friendly, all inclusive running club based in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire. We pride ourselves on being a fun, friendly and sociable running club with members of all ages and running backgrounds.
All abilities are welcome to come along and join in our training sessions. We were also extremely pleased to win the 2018 Volunteer Awards, Running Club of the Year for the West Midlands from England Athletics. Members of the club were instrumental in the set up of Wyre Forest parkrun and many of our club members regularly volunteer and run. If you would like to find out more information about club, please take a look at our website: www.runcleobury.org/

Cleobury Mortimer 10K - 7th July at 10 am
For the second year running, Cleobury Mortimer Running Club (CMRC) is proud to host the Cleobury Mortimer 10K race around the beautiful Shropshire town of Cleobury Mortimer. The race follows the same route as last year, starting in Cleobury's historic market town before heading out on the undulating Shropshire country lanes then returning up the now infamous 'Ron Hill' and through the well supported residential streets for a final victory lap to the cheering crowds. If you haven't yet signed up, there are only a few places remaining! Please follow the link from our website: https://www.runcleobury.org/10k-info

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Make shift shelter for our time keepers!

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Look at the concentration on their faces!

We had lots of tourists with us today, including visitors from Colchester, Redditch, Northampton, Telford, Bournemouth, Salisbury and (somewhere in!) Wales! We really hoped you enjoyed our lovely parkrun. Our visitors from Salisbury were celebrating, as Abi Tansley was running her 50th different parkrun (having run 94 times in total)! Thank you for choosing us to be your 50th! Also celebrating was Sarah Lupton - she was running her 50th parkrun; and Alan Gobidon was running his 50th consecutive parkrun. If you are ever celebrating a milestone, please let us know!

I will leave you with a few more photos - see you all soon! Happy running - Jo x

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Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).
The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded 84.09% (17:36) on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,181 participants have completed 35,622 parkruns covering a total distance of 178,110 km, including 6,885 new Personal Bests. A total of 576 individuals have volunteered 4,685 times.

 

1.5.19 Wyre Forest parkrun #194

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 194
1st June 2019

What a lovely morning for a parkrun! This week I got to run myself, and I was reminded of how lovely our course really is. I have visited a few parkruns now, but there is truly something special about ours. I no longer dread the final hill - in fact I almost look forward to it, as I know our team of amazing volunteers will be there, cheering every runner in. Those fabulous volunteers this week were:

Kimberley BILLS • Philip SHELDON • Helen ROSEWARNE • Matthew BAILEY • Elizabeth HINTON • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Graeme ANDERSON • Leeanne ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Tom ANDERSON • Emma PAINE • John FRANCIS • Imogen JONES • Tony COLCLOUGH • Ellie ANDERSON • David ALLISTON • Ruth ALLISTON • Michael GREGG • Ian BELL • Harry HARDWICK • Carole HENDER • Fereday ALICIA • Fereday SOPHIE • Daren JACKSON • Dylan TURNER • Debbie JACKSON • Steve REDDING • Kerry LEWIS

If you would like to volunteer - please get in touch!

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Some of our lovely finish line volunteers.

Now over to Dr David Starkie who has written this special run report for us:

The Royal College of GPs is collaborating with parkrun UK to promote the health and wellbeing of staff and patients. Under this initiative, GP practices across the UK are encouraged to develop close links with their local parkrun to become parkrun practices. This week saw GP pledge day where practices were encouraged to link up with their local parkrun in celebration of the 1st birthday of this initiative.

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Some of the GPs and their families prior to the start of the run.

We were joined at Wyre Forest by GPs from Bewdley Medical Centre, Great Witley Surgery, Kidderminster Practices; Stanmore House & Church Street, and both Stourport Practices; Stourport Health Centre & York House.

A number of those taking part at Wyre Forest today run elsewhere nearer to home and I think enjoyed our course, though not perhaps the final hill.

Dr Morton from York House took the GP honours today, but there were many others throughout the field, some running with younger members of the family in good parkrun tradition.

Dr Tristan Brodie is leading the Wyre Forest Health Partnership group of practices to become “Parkrun Practices” which is a positive development for our parkrun and the population locally.

We also had tourists today from around the country including North Leicestershire, Cheltenham and South London
One of our tourists Roger Stoney was celebrating his 100th parkrun with us.

There were also milestones for Andrew Rogers, Claire Hubble, Aran Moore & Vicki Hulme who all completed their 50th parkrun.

Thank you David :)

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Volunteer David Starkie at the finish line.

This coming Saturday sees one of our parkrun takeover days! Members of local running club, Cleobury Mortimer Running Club, will be filling every role on the roster. They will be sure to be cheering you on loudly as you run the course! If you are interested in our upcoming 10k event, please speak to any member of CMRC and they will be able to give you more information. https://race-nation.co.uk/register/cleobury-mortimer-running-club-1/cleobury-mortimer-10k

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See you all next week! Happy running.

Jo x

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).
The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded 84.09% (17:36) on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,157 participants have completed 35,433 parkruns covering a total distance of 177,165 km, including 6,850 new Personal Bests. A total of 571 individuals have volunteered 4,642 times.

 

18/05/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #192 Wendy’s run report

Wyre Forest parkrun

Event number 192

18th May 2019

This week's run report is written by visitor Wendy SEARS (Isabel Trail parkrun). 60346157_10216651378371633_5989414718421336064_n

My first ever Wyre Forest parkrun
I'm not the greatest of parkrun tourists. I confess that I quite like to stay close to home and (with a few exceptions) tend to only visit other parkruns when I am on holiday in the area or running a race near to that parkrun. And so it was today.
Having arranged to run the 'Down to the Wyre 10k', it would have been positively rude not to also complete the parkrun taking place before it.I drove the 46 miles from Stafford, arriving at the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre with sufficient time to grab a cup of coffee, locate the onsite loos, and have a bit of banter with some of the volunteers who had arrived early to set up.
Parking was easy, with plenty of available space.. certainly at the time that I arrived.One of the stand out aspects of parkrun is the friendliness of the volunteers. I introduced myself to everyone I could find bedecked in the recognisable yellow, blue or orange parkrun volunteer tabards and was met with smiles and friendly conversation and a few useful tips about the course. 
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The first time briefing was given with a lot of humour, with more than one reference to the word undulating and with confirmation that we would be in no doubt about the definition of that word undulating after we had gone through the finish funnel. This comment was met with a lot of laughter. After a detailed Run Director's briefing, we had a countdown to the start of the parkrun.
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The course itself is a mixture of tracks and trail paths and I have to say that I absolutely loved the first ten minutes, with some lovely downhill sections that allowed all runners, joggers and walkers to allow gravity to propel them forward, with giant trees shrouding the route. As someone who is more used to the relatively flat route of the Isabel Trail parkrun, I found myself slowing on some of the inclines. However I was given fantastic encouragement by marshals and other participants alike! 
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The run to the funnel up what is colloquially referred to as 'Cardiac Hill' was interesting. I use the word 'run' very loosely - Haha. It was a challenging end to a great parkrun.
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I really enjoyed this parkrun. The course, the volunteers, and the participants all added elements that made the morning so memorable. I managed to take photos of most (if not all) of the volunteers who were so supportive and without whom this parkrun could not have taken place. Thank you so much for making me feel so welcome. Expect to see me next year. Keep the coffee warm!

Will do Wendy and hopefully we will see you again soon!

This week 241 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Wendy SEARS • Sarah AVRIL • Sarah PRICE • Kate DUFFIN • Andrea FORD • Christine NICHOLLS • Julian ABLEY • Adrian FORD • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Heather MORGAN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Deborah NEWBOULD • Ellie ANDERSON • Michelle SCURRELL • Olwen FIELD • Emily PRICE • Michael GREGG • Graham GOOD • Alex LEES • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Dylan TURNER • Kerry LEWIS • Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN

 

Congratulations and a huge thank you to volunteer Sarah PRICE who gained her purple t-shirt this week after her 25th time on the roster.

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Congratulations to Linda PALMER who joined the 50 parkruns club And super kudos to junior parkrunner Morgan NEAL who also completed his 50th parkrun!! Awesome!

 

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

The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177). The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185). The Age Grade course record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded 84.09% (17:36) on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,060 participants have completed 34,881 parkruns covering a total distance of 174,405 km, including 6,762 new Personal Bests. A total of 567 individuals have volunteered 4,581 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun Today's Run Director: Andie Links Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter And on Instagram Join our club on Strava Your Run Director Team:- Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - Neil

Other Links: Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club In the Diary - June 1st - GP Pledge Day June 8th - CMRC volunteer takeover June 29th - Scouts volunteer takeover
Parking at Wyre Forest Groovy ERS Barcodes
Did you know that a Wyre Forest Discovery Pass includes parking for two cars (one at a time!) for £35 per year as well as supporting the work of the Forestry Commission you can get also get discounts on other products and services. Why not have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers?Otherwise, parking charges are £3 for up to 2 hours, £4 2-4 hours and £5 all day on Saturdays. Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!

Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

11/5/19 Wyre Forest parkrun 191 – So many milestones!!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 191
11th May 2019

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who made this week's parkrun happen. As always, without you, it just wouldn't happen. Please lets say a big thank you to:

Steven TURNER• Gillian TYLER • Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Nigel GARDNER • David MORE • Mark WALLACE • Sarah PRICE • Phil WEBER • Christine NICHOLLS • Joanne WATSON • Fiona CLARKE • Annette MORE • Julian ABLEY • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Ellie ANDERSON • Gavin MILLICHIP • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Sarah CLARK • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Warren HOLLAND • Mason PRICE

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Some of our funnel volunteers.

Particular thanks this week goes out to volunteer Sarah Price, who has written this weeks run report for me! Please read Sarah's report below:

266 enthusiastic parkrunners turned up at the start line to either
run, jog or walk the course for event 191.

47 of these feeling particularly fleet of foot and achieving a new PB,
well done!

Representatives from 22 different running clubs took part.

39 runners were first timers at Wyre Forest, 16 of these completing
their first ever parkrun, welcome!

5 runners completed milestone parkruns. Congratulations to:
Mason Price ( 10 )
Sarah Bowles ( 50 )
Emma Jackson ( 50 )
Daren Jackson ( 100 )
William Price ( 100 )

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers.

Saturday was a double celebration for myself and my son, Will, 13.
As he ran his milestone 100th parkrun, I was running my 100th Wyre
Forest parkrun.

Back in 2013 when Will became interested in running a friend
introduced us to parkrun. Then, the nearest runs to us were Arrow
Valley or Worcester Woods, each a round trip of just under 50 miles
from our home in Shatterford. We were therefore very happy when we saw
a closer run was starting at Wyre Forest.

On the 29th August 2015 we arrived at Wyre Forest inaugural parkrun,
and after experiencing two fairly flat parkruns it was hard going! Out
of 186 runners I came in 179th place.

However, the buzz of crossing the finishing line to the cheers and
claps of everyone was addictive, I knew I'd be back for more!

Now, thanks to parkrun, we've seen beautiful scenery around the
country, and taken part in runs from the very flat Worcester
Pitchcroft to the extremely hilly Llanhydrock in Cornwall.

Will and I have run at 12 different parkruns now, but in our opinion
nowhere has a finishing line quite like Wyre Forest! The enthusiastic
cheers and claps from the volunteers and other parkrunners as you
make that final push up cardiac hill are amazing.

A huge thankyou to all the hi-viz heros who have made 191 Wyre forest
parkruns happen, and here's to many happy parkruns in front of all of
us!

Thank you Sarah! What a lovely report - and we have to agree with you, Wyre is quite simply the best :)

As Sarah mentioned, there were lots of milestones being celebrated today! It was lovely to see the Hashers out in force in their lovely red dresses, celebrating Daren and Emma's 100th and 50th parkruns. Here are some photos of some of our milestone finishers. Apologies for not getting pictures of you all:

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Congratulations Emma and Daren!

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Congratulations Mason!

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Happy 100th parkrun!

Congratulations to all of you. If you are ever celebrating a milestone, please come and share it with us! Make sure we get a photo too to add into the run report.

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Finally, as you all hopefully heard in our briefing, Cleobury Mortimer Running Club are organising their second 10K race on Sunday 7th July! Last year this was a sell out event, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! Don't miss out - make sure you sign up here: https://race-nation.co.uk/register/cleobury-mortimer-running-club-1/cleobury-mortimer-10k

See you all soon!
Jo x

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).
The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded 84.09% (17:36) on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,030 participants have completed 34,640 parkruns covering a total distance of 173,200 km, including 6,718 new Personal Bests. A total of 562 individuals have volunteered 4,547 time

 

Forestry England 100 running series – Wyre Forest 10k

Our landowners at Forestry England are celebrating 100 years this year and have organised a series of 10k races at sites around the country including Wyre Forest.

Date: Saturday 8th June.

Click on the link below for further information.

https://www.forestryengland.uk/forest-event/events-wyre/forestry-100-running-series-wyre-forest-10k

Volunteers are also required for the event from 3:15pm. They will receive a free Forestry 100 t-shirt, free parking and drinks and snacks from the cafe. Please contact sam.harding@forestryengland.uk if interested! Thank you.

 

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