27.7.19 Wyre Forest parkrun #202

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 202
27th July 2019

After all the lovely weather we have been having, this week it was a particularly wet parkrun! The weather didn't put people off though and this week 215 people ran, jogged or walked the course. 40 of those people were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests.

As always, the event was made possible by our wonderful volunteers. This week we need to say thank you to:

Kim HOOD • Julie GOLDS • Mark WALLACE • Joanne WATSON • Julian ABLEY • Katy BROOME • Kirsty WILKES • Carole EVANS • David ROWLEY • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Vicki KELLY • Catherine LAVERTY • Jennet ROBERTS • Kay REEVES • Stuart BIRD • Sandra HOWARD • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Florence HOWARD • Steve REDDING • Laura KIRKPATRICK • Clare COLEMAN • Dave COLEMAN • Graeme KIRKPATRICK

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Our two time keepers were thrown in to the deep end this week, with neither of them having ever done parkrun timing before! However they did an amazing job, and we are very grateful to them.

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Thank you to our youngest marshals who stood out in the rain today! If you are yet to volunteer, or haven't volunteered in a while, please get in touch. It is really helpful if we can fill the roster in advance, so if you have any free dates in August or September - get in touch!

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Even with a shoulder injury, Dave Rowley was able to volunteer, with his daughter Natasha. Dave followed our tail walker making sure all the signs were collected back in.

It was quiet on the milestone front this week, but we need to say a huge 'congratulations' to Zoe Elkin who ran her 50th parkrun today! Apologies for not getting a photo of you Zoe - we hope you had a fabulous run. If you are celebrating any milestones, please let the Run Director know so we can give you a shout out.

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As you may have heard in our briefing, the Wyre Forest now has a junior parkrun! This is aimed at children aged 4-14, and will happen every Sunday at 9 o clock. Children can run independently round the 2k course, so lots of marshals are needed. If you are able to help out with the junior parkrun, please contact them at wyreforest-juniorhelpers@parkrun.com

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If you achieve a PB, please ring our PB bell! You will find the bell near the finish line. Congratulations to one of our regular volunteers, Ade Ford, on his PB this week.

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Thank you to Kim Hood, who did a brilliant job of tail walking in the rain for us this week!

Fingers crossed for better weather next week! Until then, happy running :)
Jo x

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 6,442 participants have completed 37,325 parkruns covering a total distance of 186,625 km, including 7,148 new Personal Bests. A total of 606 individuals have volunteered 4,895 times.