17/02/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #128 Super volunteers Ade and Lisa make it 100 each

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 128
17th February 2018

This week 194 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

Super kudos to all of this week's first time parkrunners:


See you all for parkrun no2!

The event was made possible by 29 cheery volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Shirley THOMAS • Mark WALLACE • Rob REYNOLDS • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Jake GOOD • Vicki HULME • Kerry WYLDE • Mark REAVES • Adrian FORD • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Matt KIMBER • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Jackie HOWORTH • Mick HUDSON • Lewis GRANT • Gavin MILLICHIP • Pauline SMITH • James PAYTON



Without volunteers there is no parkrun. If you haven't yet given volunteering a go then please contact us and get your name down on our roster. It is easy peasy and lots of fun and you're giving something back so that our regular volunteers can take a week off and run too.

We have two core volunteers that we are celebrating this week - Ade FORD and Lisa GARLICK. Ade and Lisa both completed their 100th parkruns as volunteers this week.


Ade usually does his own parkrun before you all turn up - setting up the course, putting out the signs and checking that we are safe to go ahead. This week he then ran it again (along with everyone else) and got a new PB so congratulations and thank you Ade!


Lisa is most often seen as a very welcoming face at the finish line, as a timekeeper (another job that not many people volunteer for) and has clicked the finishing times of thousands of parkrunners over the last 2 and a bit years.

Without volunteers like these two who turn up in all weathers, I don't think Wyre Forest parkrun would be the welcoming, happy and smooth running parkrun it is. So on behalf of everyone I would like to thank them both for every single second of the time they've given up.

We also had some special parkrunners celebrating milestones. Both Richard SHELDON and Kimberley SCOLARI both completed their 50th parkruns this week. Richard is a regular but we welcomed Kimberley here for the first time (and hopefully not the last!) Well done both of you - great commitment.

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 4,097 participants have completed 21,003 parkruns covering a total distance of 105,015 km, including 4,476 new Personal Bests. DSC_0555

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Today's Run Director: Mark
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Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy - Graeme

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