1/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #168 muddy fun in the pouring rain


Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 168
1st December 2018

This week just 129 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part. The weather was pretty appalling and it wasn't surprising that numbers were noticeably down on usual!

Photo: It was a tad muddy out there!

In fact we only had two brave first timers this week, well done to Jo LIST and Karl TIBBETTS for still turning up despite the conditions!!

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers who we should really give extra thanks too this week, many of whom were out in the rain from 8:30am to get to their marshal points. We really are incredibly grateful to you all:

Nigel GARDNER • David MORE • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Duncan STARKIE • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Heather MORGAN • John FRANCIS • Paul SCURRELL • Adam SCURRELL • Michael GREGG • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Katherine EVANS • Catherine WILLIAMS • Steve REDDING • Maisie WHITE

We celebrated one milestone this week - Wyre Forest regular Carl PRICE completed his 100th parkrun. Carl is also a regular volunteer so from all of us - CONGRATULATIONS and thank you Carl!


Please don't forget that this Saturday coming (December 8th) we will be collecting donations for Kidderminster Foodbank. As Graeme told us in the briefing, this is s difficult time of year for many and they are short on quite a few items particularly: Toilet rolls, women's sanitary products, toiletries, tin openers, nappies and baby food. But of course - all food is welcome so please donate what you can! Thank you.


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 15:46 on 24th November 2018 (event number 167).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tina SMITH who recorded 87.94% (20:35) on 1st December 2018 (event number 168).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,245 participants have completed 28,914 parkruns covering a total distance of 144,570 km, including 5,821 new Personal Bests. A total of 509 individuals have volunteered 3,880 times.

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Today's Run Director: Neil
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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.