08/09/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun report #156 a milestone 50 bonanza

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 156
8th September 2018


This week it was a rather wet morning but even so an awesome 243 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.


The event was made possible by 25 super volunteers:

John LAVENDER • Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Nigel GARDNER • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Joanne WATSON • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Dale EVANS • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Stephen MOORE • Emma MORGAN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Michelle SCURRELL • Paul SCURRELL • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Steve REDDING • Trish LONGMORE

Photo: Particular thanks to volunteer (2nd from left) John LAVENDER who came down from Gateshead this weekend!

Thanks for braving the awful the weather to help us out! More help is needed so please don't wait for others to volunteer first - the time is 'now' to get you name down! Email us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com to support your parkrun thank you.

Photo: Debbie and Jeremy sorting the tokens

There were lots of lovely first time parkrunners this week, congratulations one and all:

Julie TUNKS, Sue ROBINSON, Emily PRICE, Tammy WHITE, Neil PRICE, Joanne FOSKETT, Lowri DAVIES, Kristiina WARING, Christopher HANCOX, Kelly BURKETT, Sharon MASON, Lewis WILTON, Gemma CHILDE, Eleanor SHEPHERD, Robert KNIGHT, Ricky TUNLEY, Andrew KNIGHT, Steven TURNER

We had four parkrunners all running their milestone 50th parkruns this week so in no particular order congratulations and well done to Wayne GRIFFIN, Michael GREGG , Peter CARTWRIGHT and Liz HEPWORTH! Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of Peter but he is volunteering this week so I will get him then (sorry Peter!) or Liz (as she didn't tell us). Don't be shy about your milestones - share them with the team. You've worked hard and we like to give you recognition for that.

Photo: Mike GREGG

Photo: Wayne GRIFFIN

Junior Sam CROOT also gets on the waiting list for a free t-shirt as he ran his 10th parkrun with us this week - high five Sam!

We also had a volunteer 'forget' to mention a milestone 25th parkrun.....but I will save that for next week!!

Now I'm going to check who reads the run report by asking for a couple of requests. Firstly, we would like to purchase a 'PB Bell'. This is like a school bell that we can mount to a post and would wait at the finish line for you to ring when think you have run a parkrun PB! If anyone sees a bell in a charity/junk shop or knows of one going spare somewhere then please let us know or pick it up for us thank you.

The other thing is regarding results processing. This is done in the café after the run and we'd like to hear from you if you'd be interested in training to do it. Even I can do it so you really don't need to be that tech savvy, but it does require more training than other roles and obviously you need to stay after the run to do it. If you're interested please get in touch. Thank you.


I think that's all! See you next week

Photo: Warming-up in the fab Forest café with a cuppa afterwards is one of the nicest things about parkrun!

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 4,953 participants have completed 26,632 parkruns covering a total distance of 133,160 km, including 5,438 new Personal Bests.

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Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.