29/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #172 Will and Chloe make it a Course Record double

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 172
29th December 2018

Happy New Year to all Wyre Forest parkrunners, volunteers, supporters and friends!

This week 269 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.


This was our second highest attendance since Wyre Forest parkrun began in august 2015!

But this week was all about the fabulous Will and Chloe RICHARDSON. The brother and sister who train with Birchfield Harriers were on fire on Saturday and took both the male and female Course Records! Huge CONGRATULATIONS!

Will broke his own record, taking another 8 seconds of his time from a few weeks ago (which is an incredible chunk at this end of the field) to finish in 15:38!


Chloe beat her previous Wyre Forest parkrun PB by 4 seconds to claim the Female Course Record in a time of 17:53!


It should be noted here that Will has held our overall Course Record from Day 1 at Wyre Forest but Chloe is the only woman to run faster than the previous fastest female Bryony HAINES! Absolutely amazing. Well done to them both, we can't wait to see what else they can do!

Photo: They were too fast for photos this week but just so you know who to look out for, photos are from previous parkruns!

Another incredibly fast parkrunner who visited us from his home run at Hereford this weekend was Brian SYMONDS. Brian ran our challenging course in a time of 26:58 which I know lots of us would be happy with - but Brian is in the VM75-79 category!! So he now holds the Age Category Record for that group. Well done Brian.

We welcomed the following newcomers to parkrun and hope that you all enjoyed your first parkrun:

Matthew DIMBYLOW, Charlotte TOMKINSON, Fraser THOMPSON, James CLEE, Kirsty MURRAY, Raith MARSHALL, Aengus MARSHALL, Mark WALKER, James CHATTIN, Lata G, Billy BROOKS

The event was made possible by 27 super volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Shirley THOMAS • Lindsay B PULLEY • Frances GEDDIE • Lisa BAILEY • Elizabeth HINTON • Andrew GARLICK • Graeme ANDERSON • Heather MORGAN • John FRANCIS • Terry MORGAN • Juliet WALL • Darren HUBBLE • Gavin MILLICHIP • Donna PERRY • Rachael SHEPHERD • Kevin HARRIS • Michael GREGG • Wayne GRIFFIN • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Sandra HOWARD • Florence HOWARD • Bev KERNOHAN • Sarah JORDAN • Mark SHELDON

We are now filling the roster for January so please get in touch if you can help - earlier the better please so that our volunteer co-ordinator can get the roles allocated early and not panic on a Friday night! Thank you.


Congratulations to all our parkrunners who completed milestone runs this week:

Juniors Zoe GILBODY and Rachel CLEE both ran their 10th parkruns and regular Wyre Forester Mick HUDSON ran his 100th parkrun! well done all of you.

And our lovely Katy BROOME completed her milestone 25th parkrun volunteering! Thank you so much Katy (and Ruby the dog!)


Wishing you all a successful 2019 with lots of smiles, miles and PBs!
From Andie and everyone at Wyre Forest parkrun

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:38 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:53 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
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 5,351 participants have completed 29,792 parkruns covering a total distance of 148,960 km, including 5,928 new Personal Bests. A total of 514 individuals have volunteered 3,999 times.

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