28/07/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #150 A touch of glamour for a Saturday morning!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 150
28th July 2018

This week 217 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

Here are the names of our marvellous first time parkrunners:

Lloyd WRIGHT, Billy HARLEY, Simon PUGH, William BEARD, Sarah PUGH, Francesca HALL, Ade CALDWELL, Martin GREAVES, Edward LUPTON, Toby GITTENS, Tamzin RICHARDSON

Well done all of you, you now have a PB to beat!

The event was made possible by 23 fantastic volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Adam HARRIS • Julie GOLDS • Mark WALLACE • Julie WIDDOWSON • Andrew T DAVIES • Joanne WATSON • Jake GOOD • Lisa BAILEY • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Sandra PEDERSEN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Gavin MILLICHIP • Sara HARRIS • Rachael SHEPHERD • Michelle BRIGGS • Stuart BIRD • Gill JONES • Steve REDDING

Thank you all - there is no parkrun without volunteers. Have you tried it yet? Please get in touch at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com and let some of our regular volunteers have a go at running too!

There were some memorable milestones this week among some of our loyal Wyre Forest parkrunners and volunteers. Huge congratulations to our favourite mini-marshal Ryan MORGAN who ran his 10th parkrun and to the following, huge kudos on your 100th parkruns: Thomas PALMER (of local Kidderminster and Stourport Athletics Club), Heather MORGAN (Cleobury Mortimer RC and WFHHH) and Graeme ANDERSON (one of our RDs and member of WFHHH).

Graeme and Heather chose a theme of 'red dresses' for their 100th which many more of you embraced! I will let the photographs speak for themselves!

Photo: Thomas completes his 100th parkrun




Photo: Graeme, Ryan and Heather

An Age Category Record was claimed this week by the super speedy Fred SMITH of Wolverhampton and Bilston AC who visited us for the first time. The record for VM70-74 now stands at a very impressive 25:09 if any of you chaps fancy beating it?!

Please note that this week, the parking machines at the Forestry were finally upgraded and prices have gone up to £3 for 1 hour (full charges are below). We appreciate that this is frustrating but we are volunteers (paying to park ourselves!) and would prefer that any dissatisfaction is NOT directed at us and that you contact the FC directly with your feedback.

On the same note, please try to avoid parking near to local residents homes. This will create stress to our neighbours who will also take their annoyance out on our volunteers.

If you are a regular parkrunner we really urge you to purchase a Discovery Pass. It is £30 for a year so if you manage to run every week that is just 58p. If you share the cost with another driver (you can add two registration numbers on to the pass) then that is even greater value for money. It also entitles you to discounts at the café and in GoApe (Ts&Cs apply) and you can come and visit whenever you like and support the valuable work that the FC are doing. I know that I can not speak for everyone but I for one truly appreciate how blessed we are to be able to parkrun here each week (and your parkrun itself is absolutely free don't forget!) in such beautiful surroundings and with the use of pre and post-run facilities (some parkruns don't even have toilets available!)

This Saturday sees our favourite photographer celebrate not one but TWO milestones and we welcome a new Run Director to our team! Who will it be?? Come along and see - and don't forget your barcodes!

Keep parkrunning

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 15:47 on 30th June 2018 (event number 146).
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 4,717 participants have completed 25,331 parkruns covering a total distance of 126,655 km, including 5,201 new Personal Bests.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Jo
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Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy - Graeme

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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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.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!