15/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #170 big birthdays and massive milestones!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 170
15th December 2018

This week 146 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

Well done to our fab first timers:

Alex POOLE, Debbie PHILLIPS, Jacqueline SMITH

Photo: Debbie after her first parkrun


The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Shirley THOMAS • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Jake GOOD • Alison MACDONALD • Elizabeth HINTON • David STARKIE • Katy BROOME • Dale EVANS • Allyson MCCLUNG • Duncan STARKIE • Joe WATSON • Carole EVANS • Stephen MOORE • Aran MOORE • Rose WATSON • Philip JONES • John FRANCIS • Kay REEVES • Luisa TURNER • Gavin MILLICHIP • Dawn WHITEHEAD • Jo MATHEWS • Rachael SHEPHERD • Michael GREGG • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Steve REDDING • Mason PRICE





It was a very chilly run this week so thanks to all those amazing volunteers once again.




So where do I start with this week's run report? We had several important milestones and three big birthdays to celebrate this week. Cake, balloons and fancy dress were in abundance!


I think we should start with our oldest EVER parkrunner - the local (Wolverley) legend that is Lindsay B PULLEY. Lindsay turned 80 this Saturday and despite partying the night before with his Cleobury Running Club friends, he and several of them turned up (some more bleary eyed than others) to join Lindsay and his son Nick (home parkrun Rushcliffe) on his 225th parkrun.





Lindsay is of course very well known in the local running community as the man who founded Amazing Feet Running Club (Kidderminster) and has then ran for Dudley Kingswinford and Midland Masters AC before recently joining CMRC.

At 80, Lindsay becomes an Age Category Record holder at Wyre Forest with his time of 35:24. He was just jogging so he will no doubt beat his own record when he next tries!

At the other end of the age scale we also celebrated Adam SCURRELL's 16th Birthday! And Adam was also running his 100th parkrun - a milestone he shared with mum MICHELLE (Shelly)! I said it was a busy week....! Congratulations Adam and Shelly (of Tri Energy) and thank you for all the volunteering you do too.




Matthew BAILEY was also running his 100th parkrun this week - he joined Lindsay and his CMRC club mates to complete his milestone in a more leisurely fashion than usual (Matt is no stranger to the P001 token!) and thanks to wife ROWAN we all enjoyed some delicious cakes afterwards! Congratulations Matt.





Next up was another Wyre Forest regular Tony COLCLOUGH (aka Frosty) of the Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers - he was also running his 100th parkrun and his club mates carried on their usual tradition with a themed parkrun - this week FLAMINGOES!





Congratulations also to junior Daniel WALLIS who completed his 10th parkrun, Jemima SHELDON and Mark SHELDON who ran their 50th parkruns and our lovely Debbie HYRONS (token sorter extraordinaire!) who also ran her 50th parkrun as volunteer sign collector.

Photo: Our fab Debbie at the end of this week's run


We also wished a Happy 65th Birthday to camera shy Chris HANCOX!

I really hope I haven't missed anyone!


And finally - I couldn't resist sharing this photograph! Titled "When you manage to beat the course record holder over 100m dressed as a flamingo"! Thank you Mark WALLACE for this classic moment and to photographer Gav MILLICHIP for capturing it perfectly!



It's going to be hard to top all these celebrations but I'm sure you'll all help us try as we celebrate Christmas this week with our usual festive fancy dress parkrun. We will bring cakes and music, we just need you to bring the fun! Oh and your barcodes too of course!

See you there


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 5,283 participants have completed 29,281 parkruns covering a total distance of 146,405 km, including 5,884 new Personal Bests. A total of 510 individuals have volunteered 3,941 times.

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