11/5/19 Wyre Forest parkrun 191 – So many milestones!!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 191
11th May 2019

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who made this week's parkrun happen. As always, without you, it just wouldn't happen. Please lets say a big thank you to:

Steven TURNER• Gillian TYLER • Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Nigel GARDNER • David MORE • Mark WALLACE • Sarah PRICE • Phil WEBER • Christine NICHOLLS • Joanne WATSON • Fiona CLARKE • Annette MORE • Julian ABLEY • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Ellie ANDERSON • Gavin MILLICHIP • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Sarah CLARK • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Warren HOLLAND • Mason PRICE


Some of our funnel volunteers.

Particular thanks this week goes out to volunteer Sarah Price, who has written this weeks run report for me! Please read Sarah's report below:

266 enthusiastic parkrunners turned up at the start line to either
run, jog or walk the course for event 191.

47 of these feeling particularly fleet of foot and achieving a new PB,
well done!

Representatives from 22 different running clubs took part.

39 runners were first timers at Wyre Forest, 16 of these completing
their first ever parkrun, welcome!

5 runners completed milestone parkruns. Congratulations to:
Mason Price ( 10 )
Sarah Bowles ( 50 )
Emma Jackson ( 50 )
Daren Jackson ( 100 )
William Price ( 100 )

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers.

Saturday was a double celebration for myself and my son, Will, 13.
As he ran his milestone 100th parkrun, I was running my 100th Wyre
Forest parkrun.

Back in 2013 when Will became interested in running a friend
introduced us to parkrun. Then, the nearest runs to us were Arrow
Valley or Worcester Woods, each a round trip of just under 50 miles
from our home in Shatterford. We were therefore very happy when we saw
a closer run was starting at Wyre Forest.

On the 29th August 2015 we arrived at Wyre Forest inaugural parkrun,
and after experiencing two fairly flat parkruns it was hard going! Out
of 186 runners I came in 179th place.

However, the buzz of crossing the finishing line to the cheers and
claps of everyone was addictive, I knew I'd be back for more!

Now, thanks to parkrun, we've seen beautiful scenery around the
country, and taken part in runs from the very flat Worcester
Pitchcroft to the extremely hilly Llanhydrock in Cornwall.

Will and I have run at 12 different parkruns now, but in our opinion
nowhere has a finishing line quite like Wyre Forest! The enthusiastic
cheers and claps from the volunteers and other parkrunners as you
make that final push up cardiac hill are amazing.

A huge thankyou to all the hi-viz heros who have made 191 Wyre forest
parkruns happen, and here's to many happy parkruns in front of all of

Thank you Sarah! What a lovely report - and we have to agree with you, Wyre is quite simply the best :)

As Sarah mentioned, there were lots of milestones being celebrated today! It was lovely to see the Hashers out in force in their lovely red dresses, celebrating Daren and Emma's 100th and 50th parkruns. Here are some photos of some of our milestone finishers. Apologies for not getting pictures of you all:


Congratulations Emma and Daren!




Congratulations Mason!



Happy 100th parkrun!

Congratulations to all of you. If you are ever celebrating a milestone, please come and share it with us! Make sure we get a photo too to add into the run report.




Finally, as you all hopefully heard in our briefing, Cleobury Mortimer Running Club are organising their second 10K race on Sunday 7th July! Last year this was a sell out event, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! Don't miss out - make sure you sign up here: https://race-nation.co.uk/register/cleobury-mortimer-running-club-1/cleobury-mortimer-10k

See you all soon!
Jo x

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 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).
The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded 84.09% (17:36) on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,030 participants have completed 34,640 parkruns covering a total distance of 173,200 km, including 6,718 new Personal Bests. A total of 562 individuals have volunteered 4,547 time