01/07/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #97 Adam’s 50th!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 97
1st July 2017

This week 177 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

This week the following people ran their first ever parkrun!! Congratulations to you all, hope to see you again next week:


The event was made possible by 19 amazing hi-viz heroes:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Nigel GARDNER • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Rowan BAILEY • Chris SIMPSON • Neil CRABBE • Adrian FORD • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Emma PAINE • Michelle DICKENSON-BENNETT • Sam DICKENSON-BENNETT • Dawn WHITEHEAD • Rachael SHEPHERD • Pauline SMITH • Louise WEBER

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Photo: Marshal Louise kept everyone going up 'Cardiac Hill'

We welcomed lots of tourists as usual but a special 'hello' to Emma BAKER who visited us from Stratford (thanks to Mark REAVES and Alison KING we are getting lots of lovely Stratford parkrunners coming over our way!) and to Jo FRAZER-WISE from Maidstone who was in the area for a wedding. Lovely to meet you both!

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Photo: I get a selfie with Jo!

parkrunner of the week has to go to our very own Adam SCURRELL who completed his 50th parkrun! Lots of parents will testify to the challenge of getting teenage boys out of bed in the morning so I think Adam deserves extra kudos for reaching this impressive milestone! And he was only 1 second off a PB. Well done from us all at Wyre Forest parkrun.

Photo: Adam after his 50th parkrun

And we also had the first mention of (cover your eyes and ears) 'Christmas' this week! As little Chloe ASHTON (JW10) got herself a new PB by completing this week's run listening to festive music on her iPod! Well we are in July I suppose! Well done Chloe :)

Don't forget that we will be celebrating our 100th parkrun at Wyre Forest on July 22nd. Our theme is 'pyjama day' so pop your nightie on (over running kit may be advised?!) and see if you can get a PJ-PB!

See you next week and if you haven't already - DON'T FORGET TO VOLUNTEER!

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

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Phil WEBER (VM40-44) of Amazing Feet RC, was second over the line in 20:04.
Thomas PALMER (JM15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was third over the line in 20:10 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Anna WEBER (JW15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was first (20th overall) over the line in 23:20 - 6th time in 36 appearances.
Ruth WEBER (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 23:35.
Tina SMITH (VW55-59) of Forest Monsters, was third (26th overall) over the line in 23:41 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Tina SMITH (VW55-59) – 75.44% for the time 23:41 (26th overall).
Andrew HIGGINS (VM50-54) – 72.37% for the time 21:03 (9th overall).
Phil WEBER (VM40-44) – 70.10% for the time 20:04 (second overall).

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 00:16:03 on 31st December 2016 (event number 71).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded 83.61% (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 3,199 participants have completed 14,949 parkruns covering a total distance of 74,745 km, including 3,439 new Personal Bests.


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In the Diary
22nd July - Wyre Forest parkrun #100!
26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary parkrun
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