24/08/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #206 Sandra’s run report – 1 week until our 4th Birthday!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 206
24th August 2019

This week 252 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.


And our run report is written by one of those 252 - the lovely Sandra HOWARD. Thanks Sandra, take it away..

The sun shone for us all as we ran in the beautiful Wyre Forest for the 206th  Wyre Forest parkrun.   Next week is our fourth Birthday.  To celebrate the theme is wear RED. It will be fabulous to see a sea of red though the Forest next week. Especially looking forward to seeing a red dress or two on the course!  

A huge thank you to our Run Director this morning and his team of volunteers who make parkrun possible each week. 

If it’s not something you have done before give it a go.  There are various jobs, some allow you to run and volunteer but we need volunteers to keep parkrun going.

Imogen JONES celebrated her 100th parkrun today  with a PB-well done.  Well done each runner over the finish line.  It doesn’t matter if you were the fastest or one of the slowest - you are a park runner. 

We welcomed a few tourists and first timers today to Wyre Forest-  hope you liked our course and we see you again.  

Thanks again to all you give up their time to allow parkrun to take park each week, especially those well past their 25 volunteer badge.   

See you next week dressed in red.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

David MORE • Julie GOLDS • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Nicky ALWAY • Jake GOOD • Fiona CLARKE • Michael GAUNT • Katy BROOME • Carole EVANS • Andy MORGAN • Graeme ANDERSON • Leeanne ANDERSON • John FRANCIS • Tony COLCLOUGH • Katie COLCLOUGH • Olwen FIELD • David ALLISTON • Ruth ALLISTON • Stuart BIRD • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Sandra HOWARD • Katherine EVANS • Steve REDDING • Debbie REDDING • Alan KIMBER • Deana KIMBER


Congratulations also to juniors Griff G and Harrison GWILLIAM who both ran their 10th parkruns with us today! Well done boys.

As Sandra said - next week is our 4th Birthday!! Where did that go?? The theme is a nice simple 'red' theme. So pop something red on instead of (or alongside) your usual parkrun kit and don't forget to bring cake if you can!!

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 6,610 participants have completed 38,276 parkruns covering a total distance of 191,380 km, including 7,320 new Personal Bests. A total of 615 individuals have volunteered 5,003 times.

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Today's Run Director:  Graeme
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