02/12/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #119 (New RD!) Mark’s Run Report is full of milestones

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 119
2nd December 2017

This week 175 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.



We welcomed tourists from Kingston, Keswick, Dudley, Liskeard and Wolverhampton - thanks for joining us!

The event was made possible by 26 amazing volunteers:

Kim HOOD • Mark WALLACE • Natalie Louise CARR • Lucy BROOKS • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Mark REAVES • Neil CRABBE • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Emma MORGAN • Tom ANDERSON • Sandra PEDERSEN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • David FISH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Kevin HARRIS • Marc PEDERSEN • Ryan MORGAN • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • James PAYTON • Rich ROBERTSHAW

Please contact us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com to help us on December 16th, 23rd and 30th - there are gaps on the roster currently.

Our awesome regular volunteer Pauline SMITH joined the volunteer25 Club this week - thank you so much for all the time you give up to help us out Pauline - we really do appreciate it.

Photo: Thank you Pauline for everything you do for us!

Phil SHELDON ran his 100th parkrun joined by his friends from the Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers - the photograph says it all! Congratulations Phil.

Photo: Phil (left) and his fellow Hashers try to act serious for once!

And James CHATTOE celebrated his 50th parkrun by dressing up as a crocodile - as you do at Wyre forest parkrun! Well done to you too James.

Photo: James (right) and his fellow crocodile suit wearing parkrunner!

We also said well done to Tony LANGDON on his 100th parkrun and happy birthday to a well known character Rob REYNOLDS (his actual age remains a mystery...!) and to regular runner Neil THOMAS. Hope you both had a great weekend.


Photo: Happy Birthday to Rob

The stats also tell us that junior Euan NOLAN ran his 10th parkrun this week so well done to you too Euan!

Three new runners ran their dubut event this weekend:

Nick GOODWIN, Suzanne HOLT, Sandra GARBETT - well done and hopefully see you again very soon!

Photo: Walkers are welcome at parkrun - well done Gwynyth LYNES on your new PB!

Last Saturday I volunteered for the role of Run Director. Not a role I would normally volunteer for but one that I am really happy to have done. I would like to thank the core team for their help & assistance over the last couple of weeks as they trained me for the role & a big THANK YOU to Andie FORD for her advice & help.

After being terrified by doing the run brief with lots of announcements (only forgot one) the parkrun itself passed without incident. Timekeepers were spot on & I don't think there were any missed scans so thank you to you guys.

*The announcement I missed was for the parkrun on the 9th December which is a club take over by Wyre forest hash house harriers & their theme is panto. So expect a colourful & fun parkrun. *EDIT: check the weather reports - snow is forecast - sadly, we may have to cancel this :-(

Once again a thank you from me to all the volunteers & I will be RD'ing again.

Thanks - Mark.


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).

Photo: Will RICHARDSON joined us again this weekend

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Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 3,830 participants have completed 19,043 parkruns covering a total distance of 95,215 km, including 4,198 new Personal Bests.

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Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
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In the Diary
9th December - WFH3 club takeover
23rd December Christmas themed parkrun
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