20/10/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #162 Aneka’s Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 162
20th October 2018

This week 231 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.


Aneka GUEST was amongst the 231 finishers and I think her run report is one of the best ones we've ever had - hope you enjoy it too!!

My name is Aneka Guest and I am 10 years old. Today I helped my mum do the Post Close Down which means you pick up all the signs showing people which way to go and how many k's they have run. I don't run very often but my sister Sasha runs and today she ran in 32.46 minutes. My dad Keith GUEST could not catch her up and ran in 33.42. He will have to stop eating the Christmas cakes he keeps making if he wants to beat her!!!

Photo: Aneka and Mum Maria

Today we saw a sad incident. Eloise (who I know) and her cousin were running with their parents when a dog off a lead ran over to a dog on a lead. The dog off the lead then caused the cousin to fall over and hurt himself. The cousin is only about seven years old. He was crying. Anyway he managed to carry on running after a bit of support. Eloise PARMENTER managed to carry on running and got a time of 36.26 which I thought was good considering she was upset and had stopped for ages.

My uncle Tony JUDGE loves the parkrun but he has suffered a leg injury and has only just got back into it. He got a time of 31.48.

Lee ASHTON is doing his 50th run next week but quite a few of his friends won't be there because of the holidays. Lee's son Oscar ASHTON was running well too. Oscar ran with his grandmother. Three generations is so nice.

Photo: Lee who celebrates his 50th parkrun next week

Peter CARTWRIGHT you are getting better all the time even though you eat a lot of cake. Will any of your friends catch you up. I think Lee Ashton is trying.


Jacqueline SUTTON, my mum loved running with you a few weeks ago because you got her a new PB. You always look nice when you are running.

Mum saw lots of friends from her cycle club - Gill JONES, Debbie HYRONS, Luan WALL and her daughter Eleanor WALL, Sandra HOWARD and her daughter Florence HOWARD. Mum says if anyone is interested they cycle on Wednesday mornings from 9.30 - 11.30 at Stourport Cycle Club. Also well done to Gill JONES and Debbie HYRONS for another P.B.


The people in red dresses looked great but not sure who they were ; maybe Cleobury Mortimer Running Club? (They were in fact the Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers celebrating Fiona STARKIE's 100th parkrun and Debbie JACKSON's 50th parkrun - well done girls! - Andie)

Photo: Fiona who ran her 100th parkrun

Photo: Debbie (centre) ran her milestone 50th parkrun this week

There was a big crowd walking with the Tail Walkers today which was quite good fun.

I hope you enjoyed my Run Report.

Aneka Guest

Well I certainly did - I was with my 9 year old and 7 year old daughters at the back of the parkrun today with Aneka and her Mum and enjoyed it immensely!!

Congratulations also to Terry (Tez) BLUNN who also ran his milestone 50th parkrun this week.



Just a reminder for you all that this Saturday coming (October 27th) is our Halloween themed parkrun so please dig out those costumes again. It's one of the highlights of the parkrun calendar here at Wyre Forest and we've seen some super scary sights over the last few years!

halloween parkrun1

And a kind reminder before I sign off that if you wish to receive an official time for your parkrun that you must bring your barcode. It is unfair to ask (or pressure) volunteers to add your result in afterwards. Once you have finished your parkrun we then have to process the results and adding numbers in manually takes up time (particularly when the parkrun results server is at capacity at 10am!) and can be a slow process. We want to get on with our weekend too. No one at Wyre Forest parkrun is paid, and we love doing what we do but all we ask is that you bring your official parkrun barcode to make things easy for us. Thank you.


The event was made possible by 29 of those awesome volunteers:

Shirley THOMAS • William PRICE • Sarah PRICE • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Dale EVANS • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Sandra PEDERSEN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Deborah NEWBOULD • Anthony NEWBOULD • Gavin MILLICHIP • Jo MATHEWS • David ALLISTON • Michael GREGG • Graham GOOD • Maria MIHAJLOVIC • Aneka GUEST • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Sarah BOWLES • Jill WALKER

Thank you all!!

See you next week for our spooky spectacular!!

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 5,086 participants have completed 27,769 parkruns covering a total distance of 138,845 km, including 5,645 new Personal Bests.

Photo: This week's Run Director Neil

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Today's Run Director: Neil
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