20/07/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #201

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 201
20th July 2019

Thanks to members of Halesowen Tri for sending in this report:

A beautiful morning as blue skies and the sun were above the treeline in Wyre Forest as runners, joggers and walkers ascended down to the visitors centre in preparation for the Wyre Forest parkrun. Alongside our usual parkrunners we had a group from Halesowen Tri in attendance. This was a special parkrun for the Halesowen Tri members as it was a memorial run for Bill Webb. A long standing member of their club that passed away suddenly at the end of June. Bill was a friendly man and a true gentlemen, greeting everyone with a big grin on his face as he always did. He had a passion for sports and helping others to reach their goals, attributes which will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Bill was a regular at Wyre Forest parkrun and so the minute’s applause that followed the usual run briefing was a particularly fitting tribute to the great man. Bill’s family came down especially to witness this and were obviously touched by the gesture. It is in times like this that we most appreciate the wonderful and supportive community that surrounds the parkrun movement.

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Thank you to Halesowen Tri.

Today was also a busy day for parkrun in the area, it saw the inaugural run of the Severn Valley Country parkrun and it would be remiss of us not to congratulate them on their successful launch which saw 197 people take on their course.

Congratulations to the following new club memberships:

  • Nigel Smith on joining the 100 club
  • Vicki HULME on joining the volunteer 25 club, although she was helping out at the inaugural run of the Severn Valley Country parkrun at the time

Congratulations and welcome to parkrun to the following first time parkrunners:

Stuart HADLEY • Inese ROBOTHAM • Cliff MARSHALL • Ashley CARSWELL • Saffie HOWELLS • Dale HARPER • Jessica CHAMBERLAIN • Charlie PESTRIDGE • Victoria CLIPSON • Zoe LEADBETTER • Jules WARD • Daniel O'GRADY • Timothy GASCH • Rachel SMALLWOOD • Nicki POOLE • Callum WHITFIELD • Phil WHITFIELD • Tracey GASCH • Kirsty SWABEY

This week 219 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Stephen BLOOMER • Joan CLARKE • Joanne WATSON • Jake GOOD • Florence JONES • Elizabeth HINTON • Mark REAVES • Neil CRABBE • Lily CRABBE • Carole EVANS • Matt KIMBER • Graeme ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • John FRANCIS • David FISH • Anthony NEWBOULD • Ellie ANDERSON • Gavin MILLICHIP • Sara HARRIS • Querida WILLIAMS • Kevin HARRIS • Carole HENDER • Stella HOLLOWAY • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Sarah JORDAN • Owen PHILLIPS • Laura KIRKPATRICK • Diana STANLEY • Molli JONES • Graeme KIRKPATRICK

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 Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:33 on 13th July 2019 (event number 200).
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 6,402 participants have completed 37,110 parkruns covering a total distance of 185,550 km, including 7,117 new Personal Bests. A total of 603 individuals have volunteered 4,870 times.

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Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.