18/01/2020 Wyre Forest parkrun #227 It’s a record breaker!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 227
18th January 2020

This week we saw our attendance record smashed with a phenomenal 339 of you crossing the finish line at the top of Cardiac Hill! Thanks to all who joined us on this record breaking morning.

As ever, congratulations and welcome to all of those who ran their very first parkrun with us today:

Stuart GEGGIE • James GRIFFITHS • Dan BENNETT • Chantall HERBERT • George THOMAS • Harvey STOKES • Jim THOMAS • Oliver THOMAS • Stacey HARRISON • Richard GILES • Paul BABBINGTON • Evan CARVILL • Natalie PRIEST • Gemma LAVELLE • Mark HINES • Jill PARMENTER • Russell PARMENTER • Michelle RICHARDSON • Holly ROBINSON • Natasha LEE • Charlotte LEE • Krishna KAUR • Lola BULL • Lucy MARTIN

This week there were two unofficial milestones, but only one person. David STARKIE ran his 150th parkrun, and volunteered for his 50th time at Wyre Forest parkrun. Congratulation David on both of those milestones.

Here is David - photographed back in the summer!

Here is David - photographed back in the summer!

We were also joined by well-known parkrunner and social media celebrity - Imran ALI -famous for his selfies and smile!

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So, as we said earlier, this week a record breaking 339 people ran, jogged and walked the course! o40 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

David CHRYSSIDES • Helen RUTHERFORD • Andrea FORD • Mark REAVES • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Dawn LLOYD • Carole EVANS • Stephen MOORE • Aran MOORE • Graeme ANDERSON • Tony COLCLOUGH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Toby LLOYD • Caz SMITH • Zoe ELKIN • Nicola MORRIS • Phoebe GODWIN • Adrian GODWIN • Deana KIMBER • Andy WESTON • Henry NEWALL • Simon MORRRISON • Martin LEWIS • Alfie LYE

Thank you to everyone for making at a fabulous occasion!! See you next time!

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 7,198 participants have completed 43,180 parkruns covering a total distance of 215,900 km, including 7,941 new Personal Bests. A total of 658 individuals have volunteered 5,552 times.

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