04/01/2020 Wyre Forest parkrun #225

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 225
4th January 2020

Our first parkrun of the year saw our second highest attendance ever. Thank you all for joining us and we hope you ran off a couple of the mince pies you ate over Christmas.

As ever a huge welcome to the 20 runners who ran their first ever parkrun with us today, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and we'll see you again.

Ben SHOTTON • Emma THOMPSON • Luke GAYNHAM • Stephanie FENNELLY • Vikki ROBSON • Bryce BROOKES • Jon HINTON • Helen HUGO • Kimberley RIDLER • Joshua SHAVERIN • Kirsty BROOKES • Caroline HAWKINS • Nicole DEEKS • Jessie MARDLE • Eleanor MARDLE • Oliver RAINBIRD-HITCHINS • Sarah BAMFORTH • Maggie DAVIES • Mazella WITTS-HEWINSON • Sonia RAINBIRD

Further congratulations are due to those who achieved a milestone with us today:

  • 10 Club - Lewis WILTON
  • 50 Club - Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN and Hannah LUPTON
  • 100 Club - Jemima SHELDON and Mark SHELDON

Although it was from last week, congratulations as well to Rob on his 25th volunteer shift at last Sunday's junior parkrun.


Rob celebrating volunteering 25 times

Rob celebrating volunteering 25 times


Mark on his 150th parkrun

Mark on his 150th parkrun

Hannah on her 50th parkrun

Hannah on her 50th parkrun

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Paddy on his 50th parkrun

Paddy on his 50th parkrun

Mark finishing his 150th parkrun

Mark finishing his 150th parkrun

This week 313 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Charlotte LINFORD • Elizabeth HINTON • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Kirsty WILKES • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Aran MOORE • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Imogen JONES • Vicki KELLY • Luisa TURNER • Gavin MILLICHIP • Ian BELL • Carole HENDER • Pauline SMITH • Debbie JACKSON • Steve REDDING • Izzy ROLLIT • Ed ROLLIT • Debbie REDDING • Fran CRICK • Kerry LEWIS • Deana KIMBER • Josephine WHITEHOUSE

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 7,118 participants have completed 42,540 parkruns covering a total distance of 212,700 km, including 7,861 new Personal Bests. A total of 650 individuals have volunteered 5,497 times.

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Today's Run Director: Jo
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Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - Neil

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Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club

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Parking at Wyre Forest Groovy ERS Barcodes
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.
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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.