26/10/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #215 The wettest one ever..?

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 215
26th October 2019

Well I think it is fair to say that what with the appalling weather and an important World Cup Rugby match, many of you decided to give your parkrun a miss this week! Attendance was much lower than usual.

This week 131 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

Serious kudos must go to our first timers this week, who could quite easily have waited until a drier day to embark on their parkrun journey!

Meindert BOUMA, Will LEE, Michael PUGH, Stephanie JONES, Felicity HARVEY, Andrew TURLEY, Christopher PERRY, Stephanie GOLDS


I managed to complete the course with my children who were the only Under 11s here this week which seemed strange. So despite us finishing at the back of the field, the girls were first and second in their age category! So hats off to them for completing it and thank you to all the kind volunteers who lent us gloves, brollies, dogs and support to get them around!!

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers who were just amazing today:

Sarah PRICE • David STARKIE • Katy BROOME • Carole EVANS • Graeme ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Heather MORGAN • David FISH • Tony COLCLOUGH • Paul SCURRELL • Elizabeth COLCLOUGH • Rachael SHEPHERD • Ian BELL • Stella HOLLOWAY • Sue HODGETTS • Katie HODGETTS • Steve REDDING • Debbie REDDING • Jules MONTAGUE • Hendrik BUZINK • Andy WESTON • Daniel TIMMINS

Photo above: Volunteer Andy

Thank you to them all, your effort really was appreciated by every single parkrunner.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following parkrunners who reached milestones: Katherine IVINS, Vanessa HUGHES and Stephen GOMERSALL all completed their 50th parkruns this week. Well done all!

More rugby (and rain is forecast) for this weekend but I look forward to seeing those of you who can join us!


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 15:18 on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 84.64% (15:18) on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,848 participants have completed 40,280 parkruns covering a total distance of 201,400 km, including 7,644 new Personal Bests. A total of 633 individuals have volunteered 5,243 times.

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