18/11/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #117 It’s Mick and Imogen’s turn to celebrate

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 117
18th November 2017

This week 203 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.


Our visitors this morning were from Solihull, Ludlow, Walsall, Bristol, Bath, Southampton, Melton Mowbray and Kingsbury - we hope you all enjoyed the course and will visit us again.


Congratulations to all our brand new parkrunners:


Great work guys - see you all next week!


The event was made possible by 25 awesome volunteers:

David MORE • Hazel FAIN • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Megan SCURRELL • Chris SIMPSON • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Dale EVANS • Carole EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Emma MORGAN • Tom ANDERSON • John FRANCIS • David FISH • Michelle SCURRELL • Gavin MILLICHIP • Jo MATHEWS • Jennifer SHUKLA • Jasmine SHUKLA • Kevin LEWIS • Ryan MORGAN • Pauline SMITH • Lily SMITH

Please volunteer by contacting us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com - it's simple and fun and keeps our parkrun going!

Mick HUDSON ran his 60th parkrun this week - not an 'official' milestone as such but very special when you realise that it was also his 60th Birthday! Congratulations and best wishes Mick, hope it was the start of a great day for you.


Photos: Mick was easily recognisable amongst the 2013 parkrunners this morning!

And Imogen JONES ran her milestone 50th parkrun this week! Congratulations to you too.

Photo: Imogen at the pre-run briefing before her awesome 50th parkrun

Thank you to the very many of you who made donations this week towards the purchase of our own AED.

Unfortunately, Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in the UK. With the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) within the first 3-5 minutes of someone's heart stopping their chances of survival are as high as 60% (compared to just 5%-7% after this timeframe). You can see why it is important that all 5k parkrun events have an AED unit on site at all times.




We are incredibly grateful to the generosity shown by you all and we can now purchase our AED. Once we have it we will need to of course be trained on its use and CPR. We know that we have many expert personnel within our parkrun community who can help us with this training and have already had some offers - so thank you! Once I know more about the time of this training we will open it up to core team volunteers first and then the wider parkrun family.

Once again - thank you all!

Next week we will hopefully be celebrating a milestone 100th parkrun as a volunteer for one of our core team - watch this space!

See you then

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


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).


Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 3,766 participants have completed 18,626 parkruns covering a total distance of 93,130 km, including 4,141 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director: Andy
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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
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