08/02/2020 Wyre Forest parkrun #230 Pauline reports on a very ‘red’ parkrun

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 230
8th February 2020

Thank you Wyre Forest regular Pauline SMITH for this week's fab run report.


Photo of Pauline taken a couple of week's ago by Adam Wakefield

Was this the lull before the storm?  A large number of runners were in the forest today perhaps they were anticipating severe weather tomorrow?  There was also an enormous sea of red as local running group Cleobury Mortimer Running Club were using Wyre Forest parkrun as their first championship race/run of 2020. 

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The Run Director for today was David STARKIE who did a brilliant job of ensuring the run went smoothly and that the army of volunteers were where they should be. It was lovely to welcome tourists’ from Churchfields, St Albans and Trelissick parkruns.  We hope you enjoyed our parkrun.

Today there were several people who achieved milestones.  Katherine EVANS who has now volunteered 25 times; Fiona CLARKE who not only celebrated her 50th parkrun today but also achieved a (non-assisted!) PB. Well done Fiona.  Finally, Lindsay PULLEY who ran his 280th parkrun today.  Lindsay is a regular runner at Wyre Forest parkrun (and also a member of CMRC).  He has had an amazing running history and has even represented England as a veteran runner.  So to Katherine, Fiona and Lindsay well done on your amazing achievements from all at parkrun.



Today, 309 runners took part, which included 25 runners who completed their first ever parkrun.  We hope you enjoyed your run and that you will be back again in the near future. There were also 62 runners who achieved PB’s today (at least 15 of these were from CMRC) and CMRC made up almost 20% of the runners.  There was some really awesome running by everyone.

At Wyre Forest parkrun we are extremely fortunate to have a team of regular volunteers who turn up to support the runners.  Without these unsung heroes parkrun would not take place. If you have yet to volunteer, or are interested in finding out further information please look at the Wyre Forest parkrun web page, the link is below. Alternatively, speak to any of the volunteers next time you are at the event.  We are only too happy to help.



For now, we send a big ‘Thank you’ to this week’s volunteers who are:    


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 7,281 participants have completed 44,064 parkruns covering a total distance of 220,320 km, including 8,079 new Personal Bests. A total of 663 individuals have volunteered 5,639 times.

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Today's Run Director: David
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