08/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #169 giving something back to our community

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 169
8th December 2018

This week 221 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

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We had lots of first time parkrunners attend this week. Well done all of you:


Many of our first timers had just completed a learn-to-run course with local club Tri Energy. Well done all of you - that was a tough graduation run!


The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Jake GOOD • Andrew GARLICK • India-Rose FORD • Lilia Grace FORD • Katy BROOME • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Aran MOORE • Emma MORGAN • Graeme ANDERSON • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Jackie HOWORTH • David FISH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Carl PRICE • Rachael SHEPHERD • Robert TEASDALE • Ryan MORGAN • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Roxanne JEVONS • Debbie HYRONS • Katherine EVANS • Mason PRICE

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The unofficial 'Volunteer of the week' award must go to Lindsay TILLSLEY for offering to dispose of some dog droppings on behalf of a late runner!! That really is going above and beyond the call of duty Lindsay!

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Well done to Chloe RICHARDSON who this week broke the Age Category Record for SW25-29 - this record now stands at a staggeringly quick 18:29 but we are pretty sure that the awesome Chloe will improve on that in the future!

And Congratulations also to Bev KERNOHAN who completed her milestone 50th parkrun with us!

A huge thank you to everyone who donated items to our collection for Kidderminster Foodbank. Graeme ANDERSON delivered the items this week and of course they were very grateful! Every time we ask you to help a cause we are always overwhelmed by your generosity, its incredibly humbling. So once again - thank you all.

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Now we have a couple of busy weeks coming up! This Saturday (15th December) we have several important milestones and birthdays being celebrated including the legend that is Lindsay PULLEY's 80th Birthday!! And then the following Saturday (22nd December) it is our Christmas themed run. So please can I ask everyone to arrive nice and early for the briefings on these dates and bring something warm to wear beforehand if necessary. We also impart any important course safety information during the briefing so it is important to listen every week regardless.

If anyone would like to bring cakes/biscuits etc. for the Christmas run then that would also be appreciated! Thank you!

Really looking forward to some fab celebrations over the next couple of weeks with you all! Until then, best wishes (and fingers crossed for NO snow!)

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 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 5,275 participants have completed 29,135 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,675 km, including 5,857 new Personal Bests. A total of 510 individuals have volunteered 3,909 times.
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December 22nd - Christmas themed parkrun

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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.