28/12/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #224

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 224
28th December 2019

There were plenty of parkrunners out today, perhaps trying to run off some of the excesses of the season. Though the course was still wet after the rain of recent weeks the day dawned fine helping us to our second highest attendance of 313 runners.

The numbers were boosted by visitors from Manchester, Swindon, Dudley, Worcester, Froome, Abingdon, Witney, London and Perth Australia.

There were a few milestones achieved this week, congratulations to all:

  • 50 parkruns - Charity STRANGE
  • 100 parkruns - Steph GOODE and Darren NEAL

I believe there could have been another but for a forgotten barcode- Don't forget your barcode.

The run this weekend finished off the year nicely and we wish you all a happy New Year with plenty of parkrunning to come.

Congratulations to those who ran their first ever parkrun with us today, there were quite a few of you:


This week 313 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Kimberley BILLS • Julie GOLDS • Philip SHELDON • Stephen BLOOMER • Elizabeth HINTON • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Allyson MCCLUNG • Duncan STARKIE • Fiona STARKIE • Kirsty WILKES • Lisa GARLICK • Imogen JONES • Gavin MILLICHIP • Harry HARDWICK • Pauline SMITH • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Mark SHELDON • Natalia SZABO

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 7,078 participants have completed 42,227 parkruns covering a total distance of 211,135 km, including 7,837 new Personal Bests. A total of 648 individuals have volunteered 5,466 times.

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Today's Run Director: David
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In the Diary - 

Please note: there are NO extra parkruns taking place over Christmas but Saturdays continue as usual.
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Did you know that a Wyre Forest Discovery Pass includes parking for two cars (one at a time!) for £35 per year as well as supporting the work of the Forestry Commission you can get also get discounts on other products and services. Why not have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers?Otherwise, parking charges are £3 for up to 2 hours, £4 2-4 hours and £5 all day on Saturdays. Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!


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.