29/06/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #198 run report – Scouts Takeover

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 198
29th June 2019


We had fantastic weather for the run this week, which was a special Scouting parkrun takeover day. 27 Members and Supporters of 16th Wyre Forest (St Michaels) Scout Troop took over the running of the parkrun, some of them attending a parkrun for the very first time along with a few seasoned park runners.

Scout Takeover

Scout Takeover

The run started well with 272 runners setting off to a chorus of cheers, encouragement from the scouts lining the first corner and then continued to be cheered on around the rest of the course by the scouts and their parents on all the marshal points.

At the finish line the runners were greeted with lollipops handed out by the scouts. The troop was raising funds to support scouts attending international Scout Jamboree’s in America and the Netherlands this summer. We would like to say a very big thank you to all the runners for your support. We raised a £42.40 from your donations.

Thanks to the generosity of parkrunners between this takeover and our takeover from last year we raised a total of £236.03 towards our £5000 target which I’m pleased to say we have achieved. Thank you all for your support.

A big well done to William RICHARDSON who came in first with a time of 15:41. And a big well done to all who achieved PB’s, those completing Milestones and First Timers. We also had many tourists from all over the UK and also a couple from Gibraltar.

William Richardson taking an early lead

William Richardson taking an early lead

This week 272 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

We also had several milestones today, congratulations to those who joined a parkrun club. We had four junior runners join the 10 club and three runners join the 50 club. We look forward to seeing your new t-shirts at future events.

10 club: Alana BUCKLEY • Grace WILLIAMS • Izzy ROLLIT • Jasmine SKELLERN

50 club: Oliver FEARN • Fran CRICK • Ed ROLLIT

Special congratulations to all those who ran their first ever parkrun:

Libby TUNLEY • Emily DENTON • Aiden DWYER • Polly WARD • Louise GWILLIAM • Grace MARSHALL • Lisa MARSHALL • Simon INSULL • Crystelle HUGHES • Nazim HUGHES • Christina REDMAN • Suzanne LOWE • Daniel LOWE • Adam ARNOLD

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Zak MOORE • Andrea FORD • Mark ATKINSON • Jake GOOD • Ethan TUNLEY-DAVIES • John FRANCIS • Fereday ALICIA • Fereday SOPHIE • Denise WILTON • Stella HOLLOWAY • Scarlett HOLLOWAY • Austin HOLLOWAY • Sam TURBUTT • Steve REDDING • Will BENNETT • Richard SPENCER • Sally SPENCER • Samuel SPENCER • Libby SPENCER • Craig WOOD • Jasmine WOOD • Daisy WOOD • Gareth MORRIS • Brandon JONES • Lewis WILTON • Kerry LEWIS • Connor WILTON • Scott DENTON • Nicola HARTLAND • Pauline BENNETT • Adam L'ENFANT • Libby TUNLEY

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 6,307 participants have completed 36,413 parkruns covering a total distance of 182,065 km, including 7,005 new Personal Bests. A total of 592 individuals have volunteered 4,774 times.

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