23/12/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #120 Merry Christmas everyone!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 120
23rd December 2017

This week a record breaking 274 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part. We were all very glad to be back after the recent cancellations due to snow and ice!

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Julie GOLDS • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Joanne WATSON • Ann WEBBER • Megan SCURRELL • Lisa BAILEY • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Emma MORGAN • John FRANCIS • Imogen JONES • Vanessa HUGHES • David FISH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Ryan MORGAN • Pauline SMITH

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Volunteers are much needed for the coming weeks!! Please contact us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com to do your bit. Thank you.

Congratulations to all our festive first time parkrunners:

Christian HARRISON, Jim ELLIOTT, Sophie PHILLIPS, Tim GIBBS, Emily RICHARDS, Saul MARTIN, Andrew BOWLES, Katrina PARTON, Paul THOMAS, Dawn DIDLICK, Chloe CHAMBERS, Alex KIRBY, Frederick GILES, Nicola COLEY, Nawid DAOUD, Catherine MORRIS, Jill STONES

Congratulations to the following juniors who joined the milestone10 club: Archie G, Harriet OGLEY and Isla GIBBS. Brilliant work all of you!

And we celebrated with Cathy DITTRICH who ran her 100th parkrun this weekend - just 3 days before her 40th Birthday. Well done and Happy Birthday Cathy hope you have a fabulous time in the coming days!

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Photo: Cathy looking great as she finishes her 100th parkrun!

And John FRANCIS who has recently moved to Wyre Forest from Devon has been doing lots of volunteering and gained his purple t-shirt for reaching the 25club yesterday. We really appreciate it John.

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Photo: John was one of our barcode scanners this weekend

We welcomed a large contingent of runners from the local club TriEnergy.

Many of their members were completing their first every 5k parkrun after their recent graduation from a beginners learn-to-run course. well done to them all!

Photo: TriEnergy members

Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our collection of groceries for Kidderminster Foodbank. Its hard to think that foodbanks are needed in this day and age but sadly more people are turning to them than ever. We collected two car boots worth of items to these will go a long way to making some people's Christmas and New Year a little more comfortable. Again, THANK YOU everyone.

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to our record breaking parkrun this week - it really was a great atmosphere! Here are a few of the fab photos taken by Gav MILLICHIP, more can be found on our Flickr page (link at bottom of report):









All the team at Wyre Forest parkrun would like to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and we will see you next Saturday, December 30th for our last parkrun of 2017.

Don't forget your barcode!

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 3,876 participants have completed 19,317 parkruns covering a total distance of 96,585 km, including 4,223 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director: Jo
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Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
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Did you know that a Wyre Forest Discovery Pass includes parking for two cars (one at a time!) for £30 per year as well as supporting the work of the Forestry Commission you can get also get discounts on other products and services. Why not have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers? Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
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