Wyre Forest parkrun is cancelled on 11 April 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

07/03/2020 Wyre Forest parkrun #233 celebrates International Womens Day

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 233
7th March 2020

Thank you Pauline SMITH for this week's run report :-)

Today’s parkrun was in celebration of ‘International Women’s Day’ and a new selfie board reflecting this was sent from parkrun HQ. I hoped that many of you took the opportunity to use this board for your own selfies. Perhaps you could send some and we can post them on the website.

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Our Event Director Andie celebrates IWD

It was lovely to be able to come to the forest in drier weather conditions than in recent weeks, however the course was still quite slippy in places but there was definite signs that spring is definitely on its way, with wild garlic starting to grow and the birds very chirpy. On the downside, we must apologise for the lack or toilet facilities at the start of the event, but luckily the problem was soon resolved. I hope this did not cause you too much in’convenience’. (groan groan groan).

Our Run Director today was Neil CRABBE who made sure that volunteers were where they should be and also ensuring that they wore to new pink Hi-Viz jackets. There were mixed opinions on these, with some preferring the yellow.

280 runners came to the forest to take part in this week’s run. The running conditions were very much improved on recent weeks and first past the post Stuart HAWKES did it in a rather speedy 19.26 minutes, well done. There were also 35 runners who achieved a new personal best at Wyre Forest parkrun. Well done all of you excellent running.

We also had 39 runners who were running at Wyre Forest for their first time. We really hope that you enjoyed your time in the forest, and look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future when the conditions will hopefully be much better that today.

What about all these milestones!! Well done to:

Lily HALLIDAY (10), Hidi JONES, Mark PARISH, Morgan PUPLETT, Helen PUPLETT, Heidrun HAEGE, Suzanne FIELD, Jules MONTAGUE (all 50) and Angela TWINE (100!)

Absolutely brilliant, all of you.

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Super Morgan and Helen after their 50th parkruns!

We also had an 'unofficial' milestone as one of our RDs Graeme celebrated his 150th parkrun in traditional Wyre Forest Hashers style - with fancy dress. You all looked fabulous!

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Wyre Forest parkrun is fortunate to have a team of regular volunteers who turn up to support the runners come rain or shine. If you would like to have a go at volunteering, or are interested in finding out further information please look at the Wyre Forest parkrun web page, you can find the link below. Alternatively, speak to any of the volunteers next time you are at the event. We are only too happy to help.

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wyreforest/volunteer/

For now, we send a big ‘Thank you’ to this week’s volunteers who are:

Kimberley BILLS • Mark WALLACE • Julie GILLAM • Neil CRABBE • Katy BROOME • Kirsty WILKES • Carole EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Aran MOORE • Graeme ANDERSON • Heather MORGAN • Libby HAWKSWELL • Michelle SCURRELL • Richard GWILLIAM • Toby LLOYD • Pauline SMITH • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Peter CARTWRIGHT • Bex JONES • Jules MONTAGUE • Neil CHAMPS • Adrian GODWIN • Harrison GWILLIAM • Alan KIMBER • Jack CARRASCO PORTER • Julie ALTON • Deana KIMBER • Chris ROACH • Alfie LYE • Ben ROACH

A date for your diaries. On Saturday March 21st, our Event Director Andie is going to do her 50th parkrun - 5 years in the making! Andie has chosen a theme of 'rainbows and unicorns' and is inviting you all to turn the forest 'bright and sparkly'! So please join her and wear something bright and cheerful or unicorn related!

https://www.facebook.com/events/557433608198337/

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

The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:18 on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 84.64% (15:18) on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 7,387 participants have completed 44,835 parkruns covering a total distance of 224,175 km, including 8,165 new Personal Bests. A total of 674 individuals have volunteered 5,725 times.

 

08/02/2020 Wyre Forest parkrun #230 Pauline reports on a very ‘red’ parkrun

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 230
8th February 2020

Thank you Wyre Forest regular Pauline SMITH for this week's fab run report.

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Photo of Pauline taken a couple of week's ago by Adam Wakefield

Was this the lull before the storm?  A large number of runners were in the forest today perhaps they were anticipating severe weather tomorrow?  There was also an enormous sea of red as local running group Cleobury Mortimer Running Club were using Wyre Forest parkrun as their first championship race/run of 2020. 

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The Run Director for today was David STARKIE who did a brilliant job of ensuring the run went smoothly and that the army of volunteers were where they should be. It was lovely to welcome tourists’ from Churchfields, St Albans and Trelissick parkruns.  We hope you enjoyed our parkrun.

Today there were several people who achieved milestones.  Katherine EVANS who has now volunteered 25 times; Fiona CLARKE who not only celebrated her 50th parkrun today but also achieved a (non-assisted!) PB. Well done Fiona.  Finally, Lindsay PULLEY who ran his 280th parkrun today.  Lindsay is a regular runner at Wyre Forest parkrun (and also a member of CMRC).  He has had an amazing running history and has even represented England as a veteran runner.  So to Katherine, Fiona and Lindsay well done on your amazing achievements from all at parkrun.

 

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Today, 309 runners took part, which included 25 runners who completed their first ever parkrun.  We hope you enjoyed your run and that you will be back again in the near future. There were also 62 runners who achieved PB’s today (at least 15 of these were from CMRC) and CMRC made up almost 20% of the runners.  There was some really awesome running by everyone.

At Wyre Forest parkrun we are extremely fortunate to have a team of regular volunteers who turn up to support the runners.  Without these unsung heroes parkrun would not take place. If you have yet to volunteer, or are interested in finding out further information please look at the Wyre Forest parkrun web page, the link is below. Alternatively, speak to any of the volunteers next time you are at the event.  We are only too happy to help.

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wyreforest/volunteer/

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For now, we send a big ‘Thank you’ to this week’s volunteers who are:    

Katy BROOME, Jack CARRASCO PORTER, Peter CARTWRIGHT, Carole EVANS, Katherine EVANS, John FRANCIS, Julie GILLAM, Vicki HULME, Martin LEWIS, Toby LLOYD, Alfie LYE, Jules MONTAGUE, Aran MOORE, Stephen MOORE, Andy MORGAN, Ryan MORGAN, Simon MORRISON, Sarah PRICE, Mark REAVES, Steve REDDING, Kay REEVES, Rob REYNOLDS, Sallie SHAW, Pauline SMITH, David STARKIE, Luisa TURNER, Mark WALLACE

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

The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:18 on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 84.64% (15:18) on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 7,281 participants have completed 44,064 parkruns covering a total distance of 220,320 km, including 8,079 new Personal Bests. A total of 663 individuals have volunteered 5,639 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: David
Links
Find us on Facebook
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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 - 

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.

 

25/01/2020 Wyre Forest parkrun #228 run report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 228
25th January 2020

This week it was another big turnout as 307 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

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Well done first timers:

Clive AUSTIN, Kegan GREENFIELD, Abbey MORRIS, Rachel AUSTIN, Emma HAMILTON, Molly PARMENTER, Nancy DAVIES-CLARKE

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The event was made possible by 33 enthusiastic volunteers - also a big turnout!:

Kim HOOD • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Adrian FORD • Carole EVANS • Aran MOORE • Heather MORGAN • Sandra PEDERSEN • Jennet ROBERTS • Luisa TURNER • David ALLISTON • Ruth ALLISTON • Graham GOOD • Stuart BIRD • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Paul NEWRICK • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Mark SHELDON • Katherine EVANS • Corey MARSHALL • Christopher HANCOX • Phoebe GODWIN • Adrian GODWIN • Jack CARRASCO PORTER • Deana KIMBER • Josephine WHITEHOUSE • Henry NEWALL • Simon MORRISON • Martin LEWIS • Alfie LYE • Adam WAKEFIELD

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Special thanks to Adam WAKEFIELD who took some fabulous professional photographs for us this week (shared on our Facebook page). Check out @wakeys_media on Instagram for more of Adam's work. I have picked out some of my favourites for this report but it was very difficult just to chose a few!

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We welcomed tourists from local parkruns Worcester, Ludlow and Dudley and from further away, Ipswich, Birkenhead and Pontypridd.

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Congratulations to our lovely Debbie NEWBOULD on her 50th parkrun (so sorry we didn't get a photo of you Debbie!)

Before I go, can I just remind everyone not to take our finish tokens home! We have lost so many now that the replacements are not scanning properly and we will need to purchase a new set soon, at cost to us. If you see anyone pocketing a token please remind them that it needs to be returned thank you.

See you all next time!

Andie

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

The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 16:20 on 13th April 2019 (event number 187).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:18 on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 84.64% (15:18) on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 7,221 participants have completed 43,487 parkruns covering a total distance of 217,435 km, including 7,984 new Personal Bests. A total of 661 individuals have volunteered 5,585 times.

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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 - 

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.

 

18/01/2020 Wyre Forest parkrun #227 It’s a record breaker!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 227
18th January 2020

This week we saw our attendance record smashed with a phenomenal 339 of you crossing the finish line at the top of Cardiac Hill! Thanks to all who joined us on this record breaking morning.

As ever, congratulations and welcome to all of those who ran their very first parkrun with us today:

Stuart GEGGIE • James GRIFFITHS • Dan BENNETT • Chantall HERBERT • George THOMAS • Harvey STOKES • Jim THOMAS • Oliver THOMAS • Stacey HARRISON • Richard GILES • Paul BABBINGTON • Evan CARVILL • Natalie PRIEST • Gemma LAVELLE • Mark HINES • Jill PARMENTER • Russell PARMENTER • Michelle RICHARDSON • Holly ROBINSON • Natasha LEE • Charlotte LEE • Krishna KAUR • Lola BULL • Lucy MARTIN

This week there were two unofficial milestones, but only one person. David STARKIE ran his 150th parkrun, and volunteered for his 50th time at Wyre Forest parkrun. Congratulation David on both of those milestones.

Here is David - photographed back in the summer!

Here is David - photographed back in the summer!

We were also joined by well-known parkrunner and social media celebrity - Imran ALI -famous for his selfies and smile!

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So, as we said earlier, this week a record breaking 339 people ran, jogged and walked the course! o40 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

David CHRYSSIDES • Helen RUTHERFORD • Andrea FORD • Mark REAVES • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Dawn LLOYD • Carole EVANS • Stephen MOORE • Aran MOORE • Graeme ANDERSON • Tony COLCLOUGH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Toby LLOYD • Caz SMITH • Zoe ELKIN • Nicola MORRIS • Phoebe GODWIN • Adrian GODWIN • Deana KIMBER • Andy WESTON • Henry NEWALL • Simon MORRRISON • Martin LEWIS • Alfie LYE

Thank you to everyone for making at a fabulous occasion!! See you next time!

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

The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:18 on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 84.64% (15:18) on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 7,198 participants have completed 43,180 parkruns covering a total distance of 215,900 km, including 7,941 new Personal Bests. A total of 658 individuals have volunteered 5,552 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Mark
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 - 

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.

 

11/01/2020 Wyre Forest parkrun #226

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 226
11th January 2020

As ever, congratulations and welcome to those who ran their first ever parkrun with us today:

Sam PARMENTER • Ryan PARKER • Adam ELCOCK • Alex GREENHOW • Ellie HURRELL • Evie HURRELL • Debra BEVAN • James WHITEMAN • Nicki HITCHCOCK • Ellis BIRT • Richard COOPER • Philip HOBSON  • Luke HITCHCOCK • Theo ELMASRI-DAY • Amanda LAVELLE • Ellie COURT • Isabella MILLS • Carrie DAVIES-CLARKE • Maxine VINCENT

We only had one new club member today, congratulations to Katie PERRY who joined the 10 club.

Although it is not an official milestone, congratulations also to Carole EVANS who volunteered at parkrun for her 150th time. Thank you Carole.

This week 301 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Neil CRABBE • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Dawn LLOYD • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Aran MOORE • Andy MORGAN • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Ellie ANDERSON • Olwen FIELD • Luisa TURNER • Gavin MILLICHIP • Toby LLOYD • Eleanor WALL • Pauline SMITH • Sandra HOWARD • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Sue HODGETTS • Katie HODGETTS • Kerry LEWIS • Deana KIMBER

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

The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:18 on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 84.64% (15:18) on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 7,158 participants have completed 42,841 parkruns covering a total distance of 214,205 km, including 7,893 new Personal Bests. A total of 651 individuals have volunteered 5,526 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Neil
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 - 

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.

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