08/07/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #98 Shelley and Carl celebrate 50 parkruns and Joan reaches 100+1!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 98
8th July 2017

This week 148 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.


The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Philip SHELDON • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Helen ROSEWARNE • Rowan BAILEY • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • John KINGSTON • Stu MEESE • Nancy GOULD • Graeme ANDERSON • Tina SMITH • Emma PAINE • Mick HUDSON • Juliet WALL • Donna PERRY • Ian BELL • Daren JACKSON • Matt JACKSON • Lucy JENKINS

Photo: This week's volunteers

Photo: Some of the runners from Cleobury Mortimer Running Club

Congratulations to all the first time parkrunners:


We had a few special people with us this week. Firstly congratulations to Joan CLARKE who was running her 101st parkrun. Super quick Joan (our current VW60-64 age category record holder) clocked up her 100th parkrun last week at Perry Hall parkrun but wanted to celebrate with us too (and who can blame her)! Well you can't have to many celebratory parkruns can you?! Well done Joan!

Photo: Joan looks fresh after her 101st parkrun

Sasha GUEST ran her 10th parkrun today and so joins the milestone 10 club for junior runners - superb job Sasha!

And we had two runners who completed their 50th parkruns. One we knew about and one that we didn't until I looked at the results afterwards! So well done to Michelle SCURRELL and the rather shy Carl PRICE on your achievements with us! Michelle has run all of her 50 parkruns at Wyre Forest which is lovely and she has volunteered on several occasions too. Carl is also one of our volunteers and has run 45 of his 50 parkruns at Wyre Forest. Great dedication by them both I'm sure you will all agree.

Photo above: Michelle after her 50th parkrun

Photo: Carl (last week completing his 49th parkrun!)

Don't forget that we have our 100th Wyre Forest parkrun in two weeks time - on the 22nd July and we are having a 'pyjama day'! So lets see you all going for your '#PJPB'!


Well done as always to all our runners, walkers, volunteers and supporters and see you all next week for event #99!


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

Male placings:
William KAY (JM11-14) of Telford AC, was first over the line in 18:15 - third time in 4 appearances.
Richard FAIN (SM25-29) of Stone Master Marathoners, was second over the line in 20:13 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Steven SMITH (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:29 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 21:29 - 10th time in 13 appearances.
Andrea FORD (VW40-44) of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club, was second (14th overall) over the line in 23:34.
Falan MALONE-PRIEST (JW11-14) of Halesowen A & CC, was third (20th overall) over the line in 24:03 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Joan CLARKE (VW60-64) – 78.23% for the time 24:48 (28th overall).
William KAY (JM11-14) – 77.72% for the time 18:15 (first overall).
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) – 77.11% for the time 21:29 (7th 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 3,228 participants have completed 15,097 parkruns covering a total distance of 75,485 km, including 3,472 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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