1.5.19 Wyre Forest parkrun #194

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 194
1st June 2019

What a lovely morning for a parkrun! This week I got to run myself, and I was reminded of how lovely our course really is. I have visited a few parkruns now, but there is truly something special about ours. I no longer dread the final hill - in fact I almost look forward to it, as I know our team of amazing volunteers will be there, cheering every runner in. Those fabulous volunteers this week were:

Kimberley BILLS • Philip SHELDON • Helen ROSEWARNE • Matthew BAILEY • Elizabeth HINTON • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Graeme ANDERSON • Leeanne ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Tom ANDERSON • Emma PAINE • John FRANCIS • Imogen JONES • Tony COLCLOUGH • Ellie ANDERSON • David ALLISTON • Ruth ALLISTON • Michael GREGG • Ian BELL • Harry HARDWICK • Carole HENDER • Fereday ALICIA • Fereday SOPHIE • Daren JACKSON • Dylan TURNER • Debbie JACKSON • Steve REDDING • Kerry LEWIS

If you would like to volunteer - please get in touch!

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Some of our lovely finish line volunteers.

Now over to Dr David Starkie who has written this special run report for us:

The Royal College of GPs is collaborating with parkrun UK to promote the health and wellbeing of staff and patients. Under this initiative, GP practices across the UK are encouraged to develop close links with their local parkrun to become parkrun practices. This week saw GP pledge day where practices were encouraged to link up with their local parkrun in celebration of the 1st birthday of this initiative.

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Some of the GPs and their families prior to the start of the run.

We were joined at Wyre Forest by GPs from Bewdley Medical Centre, Great Witley Surgery, Kidderminster Practices; Stanmore House & Church Street, and both Stourport Practices; Stourport Health Centre & York House.

A number of those taking part at Wyre Forest today run elsewhere nearer to home and I think enjoyed our course, though not perhaps the final hill.

Dr Morton from York House took the GP honours today, but there were many others throughout the field, some running with younger members of the family in good parkrun tradition.

Dr Tristan Brodie is leading the Wyre Forest Health Partnership group of practices to become “Parkrun Practices” which is a positive development for our parkrun and the population locally.

We also had tourists today from around the country including North Leicestershire, Cheltenham and South London
One of our tourists Roger Stoney was celebrating his 100th parkrun with us.

There were also milestones for Andrew Rogers, Claire Hubble, Aran Moore & Vicki Hulme who all completed their 50th parkrun.

Thank you David :)

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Volunteer David Starkie at the finish line.

This coming Saturday sees one of our parkrun takeover days! Members of local running club, Cleobury Mortimer Running Club, will be filling every role on the roster. They will be sure to be cheering you on loudly as you run the course! If you are interested in our upcoming 10k event, please speak to any member of CMRC and they will be able to give you more information. https://race-nation.co.uk/register/cleobury-mortimer-running-club-1/cleobury-mortimer-10k

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See you all next week! Happy running.

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 6,157 participants have completed 35,433 parkruns covering a total distance of 177,165 km, including 6,850 new Personal Bests. A total of 571 individuals have volunteered 4,642 times.