28/10/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #114 Ghosts, ghouls, zombies and a…er…dinosaur. It must be halloween!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 114
28th October 2017

This week 216 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

We hope we haven't scared away those doing their first every parkrun! We don't always dress like zombies....honest! Congratulations to:

Curtis FUDGE, David SEAL, Chris SOUTHALL, Daniel HOLE, Tiffany O'BRIEN, Jonathan HOWARD, Philly ROBINSON, Eve WESTBURY, Shahriar HATAM TABRIZI, Eve PEACOCK, Simon FAIRBANKS, Nick PARKER, Sally FUDGE, Andrew NELSON, Tom PEDERSEN, Gareth JAMES, Dave HANDS, Katherine EVANS, Karen LOWRY-HALL, Louise DAVEY, Olive KELLY, Vicki KELLY, Lorraine GAYTTEN, Susan AMBLER, Simone BUZINK, Karen HANSON, Olivia WILLIAMS, Linsay WILLIAMS, Rebekah MEEKINGS

Photo: Ade explains how parkrun works to a first timer!

Many of those first timers were from local Community Housing Group (TCHG) and have only recently completed a Couch to 5k Course under the fabulous leadership of parkrun regulars Lisa BAILEY and Nigel FAIN. Lisa and Nigel have obviously coached them well as they all finished the run looking very fresh with huge smiles! As well they should!

Photo: parkrunners from TCHG (from left to right), Lisa BAILEY, Michelle TAYLOR, Karen LOWRY-HALL, Andy NELSON, Dave HANDS, Louise DAVEY, Richard BOURNE, Simon FAIRBANKS, Nigel FAIN, Nick PARKER - well done guys!!

The event this week was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Shirley THOMAS • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Joan CLARKE • Andrew T DAVIES • Helen ROSEWARNE • Lisa BAILEY • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • India-Rose FORD • Lilia Grace FORD • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Emma MORGAN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Anthony NEWBOULD • Michelle SCURRELL • Paul SCURRELL • Carl WHITEHEAD • Dawn WHITEHEAD • Joanne SCATTERGOOD • Ryan MORGAN • Pauline SMITH • James PAYTON


Photo: Thank you to our little volunteers Lilia and India-Rose for handing out the sweets at the finish line


Congratulations to our brilliant RD Vicky HONEYBOURNE of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club who ran her 50th parkrun this week! Vicky has also volunteered on no less than 45 occasions so she is an important member of our core team and parkrun family.


Photo: Vicky after completing her 50th parkrun!


And well done to Peter CORNISH who also completed his 50th parkrun with us and to Peter COOMBS who ran his 100th!! Both these guys kept quiet so I'm sorry they didn't get an official shout-out. Don't be shy - be proud of your achievements and let us give you the applause you deserve!


Photo: Peter CORNISH (right) looking very chilled after his 50th parkrun!


We also wished David MORE a Happy 60th Birthday! David was joined by wife Annette and son Stephen and other friends to celebrate his special day and we are glad to see he took the opportunity to dress up and eat cake - two proper parkrun traditions! Hope you had a great day David.


Photo: Annette, Stephen and David MORE


I think we are all in agreement that the best site of the day was Matt JACKSON in his fabulous Dinosaur costume! I'm still smiling about it now! What a fantastic effort Matt - thanks so much for sharing it with us!


Photo: Matt and Dad Daren looking great!


Photo: Some of the WFH3 runners looking the part!

And last but definitely not least, we had two Age Category Records smashed on Saturday. Both by runners from nearby Tipton Harriers. Stuart HAWKES finished in first place again this week and set an new ACR for VM35-39 in a staggering 16:29!! Congratulations Stuart. And club mate Penelope Jane BARBER visited us for the fisrt time this week but left with the ACR for VW55-59 after finishing first lady in a time of 22:39. Absolutely brilliant Penelope and we hope you'll come back and see if you can better it.

Photo: Stuart HAWKES


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

See you all next time! Andie



The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:58 on 21st October 2017 (event number 113).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded 83.61% (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).


Photo: Forest Monsters Helena and Frances


Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 3,698 participants have completed 18,015 parkruns covering a total distance of 90,075 km, including 4,018 new Personal Bests.


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