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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Cleobury Mortimer 10k Race

We have been asked to share information on an upcoming local race: Cleobury Mortimer 10k

"After the massive success of the first Cleobury Mortimer 10k we are back bigger and better this year and we hope you will all join us. Whether you are a serious runner looking to take on the challenge of Ron hill, or a fun runner who wants to soak up the atmosphere of a well supported race, or you may even like to dress up as a dragon. Just make sure you are on the starting line on July 7th for another great event. The event sold out last year so we have added 50 more places which are filling quickly! So don't miss out and get signed up before this sells out".

https://race-nation.co.uk/register/cleobury-mortimer-running-club-1/cleobury-mortimer-10k

https://www.runcleobury.org/10k-info

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27/04/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun report. Andy volunteers for the 150th time!

Wyre Forest parkrun Event number 189 27th April 2019

This week 208 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

Welcome to our parkrun debutantes this week:

Henry NEWBOULD, Karis LANE, Lewis YATES, Stuart THOMAS, Andy MOWBRAY, Dave RICHARDSON, Sam FLEMING, Nicola HARTLAND, Ros PORTER, John LANE, Karrick LANE

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • David MORE • Mark WALLACE • Sarah PRICE • Phil WEBER • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Lisa GARLICK • Graeme ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Catherine LAVERTY • Ellie ANDERSON • Rachel CASELEY • Sara HARRIS • Emily PRICE • Graham GOOD • Daren JACKSON • Stella CARTER • Pauline SMITH • Debbie JACKSON • Sarah CLARK • Paige CARTER • Sue HODGETTS • Steve REDDING • Kerry LEWIS 58379247_2474971945869148_7723295897739591680_n

Big, big thanks must go to our amazing uber-volunteer Andy GARLICK who this weekend gave up his Saturday morning to help us at parkrun for the 150th time. We couldn't operate without our core team of regular volunteers of which Andy is an original member, with us from Event #1.

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Just one milestone this week: Congratulations to Wyre Forest regular Marc PEDERSEN who completed his 100th parkrun!

Don't forget that this Saturday is our special Star Wars 'May the Fourth Be With You' parkrun!

See you there and don't forget your barcodes!

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 5,924 participants have completed 34,054 parkruns covering a total distance of 170,270 km, including 6,617 new Personal Bests. A total of 560 individuals have volunteered 4,488 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Graeme
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 - May 4th - Star Wars parkrun 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.

 

20/04/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #188 run report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 188
20th April 2019

Each week we welcome tourists to Wyre Forest. Some are just away from home, taking advantage of a local parkrun wherever they are, but some are parkrun tourists, which you may or may not know is a thing in its own right.

Today we were visited by 34 tourists, all very welcome as always. Among them were Vicki Clarke and her husband James. I received an email from James during the week asking if he could volunteer to be barcode scanner, but saying he'd like to run the course first and he'd be done in about 18 minutes. I admired his optimism and replied saying that if he could make it round in 18 minutes then he could be a barcode scanner. Sure enough, he made it round in 5th place in 18 minutes 21 seconds and spent the rest of the morning scanning barcodes.

Vickie and James are parkrun tourists, which is an unofficial title for someone who has run at 20 or more parkrun locations. But Vickie wasn't content with just that and she and James are now working towards the Cowell Club, which is an unofficial club for all of those who have run at 100 different parkruns. Wyre Forest was their 87th, so they are well on their way and we wish them well with their endeavour.

You'll have noticed I refer to these as unofficial challenges or clubs, there are no milestone t-shirts for these, they are just fun little challenges that arose along the way. A variety of challenges now exist, some more serious than others. Do you want to join the Compass Club? Run four parkruns, one each with North, South, East and West in the name. Fancy being an alphabeteer? Run a parkrun beginning with each letter of the alphabet, except x which doesn't exist - for now. How about the Full Ponty? Run a parkrun at Pontefract, Pontypool and Pontypridd.

The list goes on and I am not going to try to mention them all here. If you think it may be of interest, you can find out more here: https://running-challenges.co.uk/.

The results also show that we were visited by another tourist worth a special mention, Mark ANNEAR, who was up from London and ran his 100th parkrun with us. Congratulations to him, had I known about it on the day I'd have given him a shout out at the briefing.

This week 300 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

Special congratulations to all those who ran their first ever parkrun:

Vicky WILLIAMS • Tunjay ORAN • Christopher FELLOWS • Jane YOUNG • Cody HODGKINSON • Frank WORNER • Joshua STOKES • Richard BURNETT • David BRAMALL • Roxy WHITE • Lyndsey ROBERTS • Claire SMITH • Dave COLEMAN • Clare COLEMAN • Paula FREEMAN • Pamela PALMER • Maria MARCOU • Despina MARCOU • Julie MILLMAN • Josie MILLMAN • Nick THOMPSON • Harri WILLIAMS • Luke LOWE • Sarah BACHE

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Penelope Jane BARBER • Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • James Richard Alexander CLARKE • Joanne WATSON • Deborah LOWE • Neil CRABBE • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Vicki KELLY • Gavin MILLICHIP • Dawn WHITEHEAD • Sara HARRIS • Kevin HARRIS • Fereday ALICIA • Fereday SOPHIE • Stuart BIRD • Pauline SMITH • Dylan TURNER • Jennifer CLEE • Jeremy FERGUSON • Izzy ROLLIT • Ed ROLLIT • Fran CRICK • Freya KELLY

As always, a huge thanks to the volunteers, without you the event wouldn't run. If you have never volunteered, please consider it at a future event.

Have a great week everyone, see you next time.

Neil

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 5,896 participants have completed 33,846 parkruns covering a total distance of 169,230 km, including 6,585 new Personal Bests. A total of 556 individuals have volunteered 4,459 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 - 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.

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