01/10/2016 Wyre Forest parkrun #58 Local milestones on International parkrun Day

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 58
1st October 2016

This week it was incredibly wet. And I think it was more than enough to put a few of you off. We had 'just' 107 runners which was quite a drop on the previous week. So well done each and everyone one of you who came to run or volunteer.

Wyre Forest parkrun #58 01/10/2016


But For those of you who did brave the elements, there was lots to celebrate. For starters it was International parkrun day. It is 12 years since Paul Sinton-Hewitt and his friends gathered in Bushy Park on a Saturday morning to run a timed 5k. Since then the original 13 runners have turned in to well over one million there have been 417 other locations added! We certainly have a lot to thank Paul for. Absolutely amazing.

We had some special people of our own joining us this morning. First up, huge thanks and congratulations to Lindsay Tillsley who volunteered for the 25th time. Time to register for your purple t-shirt Lindsay!

Wyre Forest parkrun #58 01/10/2016

Lindsay was joined by these equally lovely and generous volunteers, thank you all:

Adrian FORD • Andrea FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Annette MORE • Carole EVANS • Dale EVANS • David MORE • Gavin MILLICHIP • Joanne WATSON • Kevin HARRIS • Kim HOOD • Libby HAWKSWELL • Lindsay B PULLEY • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Lisa BAILEY • Lisa BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Lucy BROOKS • Martin BIGGS • Nigel GARDNER • Sam HAWKSWELL • Stephen MOORE • Vicky HONEYBOURNE

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If you'd like to join 'team awesome' then please volunteer! The address is wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com or see us on Saturday mornings.


Two runners hit milestones too. Richard Ashwin of the colourful Forest Monsters finished his 50th parkrun in style (finishing in 7th place). Well done. Richard Fain wasn't hanging about in the rain either - he completed his 100th parkrun in 3rd place. Well done to both of you - true commitment to parkrun! And thank you also Jane Fain who brought some delicious cakes and biscuits for us all to celebrate son Richard's milestone.

Wyre Forest parkrun #58 01/10/2016

Speaking of cake (one of my favourite subjects) it's not long until Halloween now and another excuse for us to celebrate with yet more cake! And spooky fancy dress of course! Our Halloween themed run will be on Saturday 29th October at the usual time of 9am. See you there and why not bring a friend too?

Finally, on a personal note I wanted to thank parkrunner Rob Reynolds for all his help at a local triathlon. The best thing about parkrun is the bringing together of people and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has met many amazing people because of it.

Wyre Forest parkrun #58 01/10/2016

That's all for this week, see you on Saturday

Male placings:
Thomas PALMER (JM15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was first over the line in 19:35 - first time in 23 appearances.
Chris TELLING (JM11-14) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was second over the line in 19:40 - was first to finish once before.
Richard FAIN (SM25-29) of Stone Master Marathoners, was third over the line in 20:01 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gavin MILLICHIP (Unattached) 512 pts.
Mark REAVES (Running The Distance) 508 pts.
Thomas PALMER (Kidderminster & Stourport AC) 481 pts.

Female placings:
Tina SMITH (VW50-54) of Forest Monsters, was first (14th overall) over the line in 23:28 - 7th time in 36 appearances.
Ellie RICHARDSON (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (23rd overall) over the line in 24:29.
Beth O'BRIEN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (24th overall) over the line in 24:33.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Paula OSBORNE (Unattached) 490 pts.
Caitlin DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 457 pts.
Heather MORGAN (Unattached) 423 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tina SMITH (VW50-54) was graded 75.14% for the time 23:28 (14th overall).
Chris TELLING (JM11-14) was graded 72.12% for the time 19:40 (second overall).
Kimberley BILLS (VW55-59) was graded 69.29% for the time 26:29 (42nd overall).

This week there were 107 runners, of whom 10 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 2,142 different runners, including participants from 186 athletics clubs, have completed 8,233 runs covering a total distance of 41,165 km, and there have been 2,003 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who ran in a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who ran in a time of 00:16:12 on 31st October 2015 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a 83.61% run (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

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

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