Forestry England 100 running series – Wyre Forest 10k

Our landowners at Forestry England are celebrating 100 years this year and have organised a series of 10k races at sites around the country including Wyre Forest.

Date: Saturday 8th June.

Click on the link below for further information.

https://www.forestryengland.uk/forest-event/events-wyre/forestry-100-running-series-wyre-forest-10k

Volunteers are also required for the event from 3:15pm. They will receive a free Forestry 100 t-shirt, free parking and drinks and snacks from the cafe. Please contact sam.harding@forestryengland.uk if interested! Thank you.

 

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Cleobury Mortimer 10k Race

We have been asked to share information on an upcoming local race: Cleobury Mortimer 10k

"After the massive success of the first Cleobury Mortimer 10k we are back bigger and better this year and we hope you will all join us. Whether you are a serious runner looking to take on the challenge of Ron hill, or a fun runner who wants to soak up the atmosphere of a well supported race, or you may even like to dress up as a dragon. Just make sure you are on the starting line on July 7th for another great event. The event sold out last year so we have added 50 more places which are filling quickly! So don't miss out and get signed up before this sells out".

https://race-nation.co.uk/register/cleobury-mortimer-running-club-1/cleobury-mortimer-10k

https://www.runcleobury.org/10k-info

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30.3.19 Wyre Forest parkrun #185 – and a new female course record!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 185
30th March 2019
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Welcome to the 185th Wyre Forest parkrun run report! This week 262 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

This week we were short of a few volunteers. Luckily a couple of people came forward on Saturday morning and gave up their runs so everyone else could have theirs. Please don't look at the roster and assume it is full - often the volunteers are under 18 and need supervision, so the roster may not be as full as it looks. If you are yet to volunteer - please get in touch!

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Thank you to Jennet, Lily and Jessica for volunteering!

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers this week:

Mark WALLACE • Natalie Louise CARR • Joanne WATSON • Lisa BAILEY • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Kirsty WILKES • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Amy SMITH • Heather MORGAN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Deborah NEWBOULD • Jennet ROBERTS • Gavin MILLICHIP • Fereday ALICIA • Pauline SMITH • Debbie TURNER • Dylan TURNER • Jennifer CLEE • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • William SMITH • Rachel CLEE • Rachel BROWN • Jackson BROWN • Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN • Steven TURNER

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Our lovely finish line volunteers, ready and waiting!

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Thank you Lindsay!

Extra special thanks goes out to Lindsay Tillsley who this week volunteered for the 100th time at the Wyre Forest! Thank you Lindsay - you are a super star!

We had lots of tourists visiting us this week; our visitors came from Walsall, Bristol, Pembrokeshire, Kingswinford, Telford, Hartlepool and Southampton! We love having tourists at our parkrun, so if you are visiting us, please let us know so we can give you a shout out. Likewise, if you are visiting another parkrun elsewhere - make sure you mention it to the RD and give Wyre Forest a shout out too!

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First timer and tourist briefing with Paddy.

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Congratulations to Ruth Smith who this week celebrated her 50th parkrun with us! If you are celebrating a milestone parkrun - please let us know!

Congratulations Ruth!

Congratulations also to Lindsay Pulley, who this week set a new age category record in the VM 80 - 84 category by running a phenomenal time of 32:09!! Well done Lindsay - you really are an amazing athlete, and inspire so many of us every day (pictured in red below).55521062_2312089362408723_7220837732593958912_n

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Awesome achievement Chloe!

Our big news this week though, is that super star athlete Chloe Richardson, ran a new improved female Course Record! If you want to have a go at beating it, the new record is now 17:36 and it’s an Age Graded Course Record of 84.09%! Congratulations Chloe!

Well done again everyone! See you same time next week :)

Jo x

 

09/03/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #182 We say a fond farewell to Tina and Pete

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 182
9th March 2019

This week 244 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

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The event was made possible by 28 marvelous volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Nigel GARDNER • Mark WALLACE • Adrian FORD • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Dale EVANS • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Aran MOORE • Amy SMITH • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Vicki KELLY • Gavin MILLICHIP • David ALLISTON • Ruth ALLISTON • Sallie SHAW • Pauline SMITH • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • William SMITH • Olive KELLY • Andrew BOWLES • Trish LONGMORE • Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN

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There were lots of first time parkrunners this week, briefed by volunteer Paddy.

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Welcome to:

Ryan BURKIN, Matthew BRANCH, Rebecca THOMPSON, Kris THOMPSON, Matt GILL, Archie SMITH, Paul FERN, Kerrie MCCLOY, Liz JOHNSON, Jodie BURKIN, Susan BELCHER, Philip GODDARD, Daisy SWANNELL, Sarah EGGINTON, Abby PHILPOTTS, Sam JOHNSON, Rachel BROOKES, Kate DULSON

And just as we said hello to lots of new parkrunners it was sadly time to say farewell to two of our most popular and regular parkrunners. Tina and Pete SMITH have been running at Wyre Forest since we began with their friends (two and four legged) at Forest Monsters. They have completed 187 parkruns between them. They are leaving the area to embark on new adventures in Scotland and we wish them all the very best. It really won't be the same without you both!

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There were lots milestones achieved this week so looking forward to seeing some new t-shirts very soon! Well done to the following who all ran their 50th parkrun this week:

Harry EDWARDS (photographed below - Harry visited us with fiancee Lara and finished in style in first place with a new PB!), Rhodri PARFITT, Andrew CROOT, James PAYTON (also achieving a new PB - extra kudos!) and Linda MALLINSON (also going home with an awesome new PB!).

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Well done all of you.

And CONGRATULATIONS too to regular Wyre Forest parkrunner and Tri Energy member Graham GOOD who ran his 100th parkrun in suitable attire!

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Whether it was your first parkrun or 232nd we are always thrilled to see you all cross that finish line (usually with a look of sheer relief on your faces), so well done everyone!

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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 17:53 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 83.64% (15:35) on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,652 participants have completed 32,320 parkruns covering a total distance of 161,600 km, including 6,280 new Personal Bests. A total of 544 individuals have volunteered 4,282 times.

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Today's Run Director:Andy G
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Your Run Director Team:-
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Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary - June 29th Stourport St Michaels Scouts Volunteer takeover
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 £30 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? 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!

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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.

 

23/02/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #180

 

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 180
23rd February 2019

This week 253 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

 

 

We welcomed the following newbies to the wonderful world of parkrun!:

Tammy GRIFFIN, Julia MORSE, Sorrel MUMFORD, Simon MANN, Karen GRIFFITHS, Rupert WARREN, Mark FRASER, Andy EVANS, Katie GEORGE, Andrew BOARDMAN

Hopefully see you all again next time!

 

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We received visitors from Sandwell Valley, Kendal, Suffolk, Cannock and Perry Hall!

Thank you to tourist Darren for the following feedback:

"Was across here from Suffolk this weekend with my wife and we took part in your event.

Just wanted to say what a cracking park run you all do, much harder course than our flat one at Great Cornard, but a beautiful ,well run, friendly, event.

Thank you."

Cheers Darren, always good to hear great things about our event!

 

The event was made possible by 33 fabulous volunteers, thank you to them all:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Andrea FORD • Stuart JONES • Jen GRAINGER • Vicki HULME • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Lilia Grace FORD • Katy BROOME • Kirsty WILKES • Amy SMITH • Graeme ANDERSON • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Vicki KELLY • Rachael SHEPHERD • David EVANS • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Dylan TURNER • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • William SMITH • Zoe ELKIN • Olive KELLY • Steve REDDING • Jill WALKER • Lisa MASON • Joshua MASON • Isobel MASON • Mason PRICE • Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN

 

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Do your bit by volunteering too - please email wyreforest@parkrun to put your name on our roster. Thank you.

 

Congratulations to the totally inspirational Lindsay PULLEY who bettered his own Age Category record for VM80-84 this week with a cracking time of 32:46. Lindsay is our oldest parkrunner and has now completed a whopping 236 parkruns. What a star!

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The following parkrunners achieved milestone recognition this week - welcome to the 50 club Sarah CLARK and junior Amaya MOORE.

 

We lost more finish tokens again this week (sad face). So please, please, please don't take our tokens home with you. If you have any of our finish tokens we would really like them back - just drop them in a bucket or hand to a volunteer who will be most grateful, thank you.

 

And very importantly - don't forget your barcode! And if you do, please do not ask any of our volunteers to manually enter your result as I'm afraid the answer will always be 'no'. Put a spare in your car, kit bag, mobile phone case or under your shoe insole now... just don't forget to bring it!

Thank you all, see you next time!
Andie

 

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 17:53 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 83.64% (15:35) on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).

 

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Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,602 participants have completed 31,870 parkruns covering a total distance of 159,350 km, including 6,210 new Personal Bests. A total of 539 individuals have volunteered 4,229 times.

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
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 £30 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? 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!

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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.

 

02/02/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #177 Will beats his own Course Record again!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 177
2nd February 2019

This week 246 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

Well done First Timers!:

Lyndon MASSEY, James CHATTAWAY, John BROADHURST, Amy WILLIAMS, Lindsey STACK, Jeanette ROBERTS, Keith ROBERTS, Holly SCARBOROUGH, Beth PLOWRIGHT, Rosemary SHERRY, Alison BULTO-DOWD, Emma BRETTELL, Alfie GARDINER, Karen WALLACE

Alison BULTO-DOWD commented: "Did my first ever parkrun today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for such amazing support!"

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Christine WENHAM (above) said "Sore knees today but what a beautiful day and lovely run! Thanks to everyone who volunteered so we could get our fix"

So thank you to:

Gillian TYLER • Nigel GARDNER • David MORE • Mark WALLACE • Sarah PRICE • Annette MORE • Alison FLETCHER • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Lenka MOORE • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Amy SMITH • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Steve KIMBER • Gavin MILLICHIP • Tim SCARBOROUGH • Debbie TURNER • Caz SMITH • Dylan TURNER • Debbie JACKSON • Charlie SMITH • William SMITH • Mark SHELDON • Sarah BOWLES • Sarah PUGH

A huge CONGRATULATIONS must go to William RICHARDSON yet again for lowering his own Course Record by another few seconds to make it 15:35!! This time also saw him claim the overall Age Graded Course Record for Wyre Forest parkrun with a percentage of 83.64. Absolutely astounding pace - this is 5.01 minutes per mile!!! Which is why we didn't get any photographs of Will in action I'm afraid..!

And well done to Philip JONES who completed his milestone 50th parkrun with us this week. Great commitment Phil.

We were also joined by over 35 members and supporters of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club who completed the parkrun as part of their club's event calendar and championship. Thank you to them all for their continued support of Wyre Forest parkrun and for staying to cheer everyone at the finish line!

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Ellen POWELL remarked that "Wyre Forest parkrun has the best finish line supporters. Are they cheering because you've just ran a parkrun or because you're still alive at the top of heart attack hill"!! Both Ellen! We think everyone deserves a big cheer for their efforts.

And Bryony POYNER said "Fantastic finish line support today - thank you all!"

Thank you for all your lovely comments this week!

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parkrunners cheering in their fellow finishers before the finish line

 

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 17:53 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 83.64% (15:35) on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,510 participants have completed 31,149 parkruns covering a total distance of 155,745 km, including 6,099 new Personal Bests. A total of 530 individuals have volunteered 4,139 times.

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
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 £30 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? 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!

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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.

 

26/01/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #176 Jocelyn celebrates 100 parkruns!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 176
26th January 2019

This week 265 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

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The event gets off to a quick start!

The event was made possible by 24 super volunteers:

Kimberley BILLS • Mark WALLACE • Philip SHELDON • Lisa GARLICK • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Amy SMITH • Graeme ANDERSON • Sandra PEDERSEN • Emma PAINE • John FRANCIS • Tony COLCLOUGH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Michael GREGG • Ian BELL • Carole HENDER • Marc PEDERSEN • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Debbie JACKSON • Debbie HYRONS • William SMITH • Steve REDDING • Steven TURNER

Phil, Tony and Daren try out our new photo frame

Volunteers Phil, Tony and Daren try out our new photo frame

Thanks to Debbie, Kim and Jacqui, for sorting our tokens this week!

Don't forget to do your bit by volunteering too - please email us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com to put your name on the roster - cheers!

We had 6 newcomers braving the cold weather this week:

Nick MERCER, Oliver LIST, Eve SHELDON, Helen WAIN, Gail SHELDON, Poppy MORRIS

Well done all of you!

Congratulations to Daniel HOLE and William BLAKEMORE on your 10th parkruns, to Jennifer CLEE on your 50th and Jocelyn ADAMS on your 100th!

Jocetn celebrates her 10thh parkrun with friends from Bridgnorth Running Club!

Jocelyn celebrates her 100th parkrun with friends from Bridgnorth Running Club!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:38 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:53 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded 83.61% (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,486 participants have completed 30,903 parkruns covering a total distance of 154,515 km, including 6,048 new Personal Bests. A total of 524 individuals have volunteered 4,111 times.

 

Please don't take our tokens home!

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
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 £30 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? 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!

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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.

 

19/01/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #175

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 175
19th January 2019

This week 267 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to our awesome first timers:

Daniel KENDRICK, Linsey SWINBURNE, Jamie PARTRIDGE, Matthew FRANKS, Sallyanne JENNINGS, Kieran TYLER, Callum MEDLER, Adrian GODWIN, Ryan GREEN, David LEWIS, Nick TURNER, Mathew HARRIS, Julie STOKES, Natalie YOUNG, Cheryl HARRIS, Bobby YARRANTON, Amy GARDINER

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Colleen KING • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Helen ROSEWARNE • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Matt KIMBER • Amy SMITH • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Lisa RULL • Mick HUDSON • David FISH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Jo MATHEWS • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • William SMITH • Katherine EVANS • Kathleen BREAKWELL • Mason PRICE • Steven TURNER

Congratulations Max BATEMAN on your 10th parkrun and these dedicated parkrunners who all completed their 50th parkrun with us:
Adam HOWORTH, Michael PRICE, Tony JUDGE and Jacqueline SUTTON Fabulous effort all of you!

Adam's mum also got in on the milestone action by running her 100th - so well done also to Jackie HOWORTH!

Well done every one of you!
See you next week :-)

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:38 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:53 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded 83.61% (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,459 participants have completed 30,638 parkruns covering a total distance of 153,190 km, including 6,017 new Personal Bests. A total of 524 individuals have volunteered 4,087 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andy G
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Official photos can be found here on Flickr
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Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - Neil

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
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 £30 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? 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!

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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.

 

15/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #170 big birthdays and massive milestones!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 170
15th December 2018

This week 146 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

Well done to our fab first timers:

Alex POOLE, Debbie PHILLIPS, Jacqueline SMITH

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The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Shirley THOMAS • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Jake GOOD • Alison MACDONALD • Elizabeth HINTON • David STARKIE • Katy BROOME • Dale EVANS • Allyson MCCLUNG • Duncan STARKIE • Joe WATSON • Carole EVANS • Stephen MOORE • Aran MOORE • Rose WATSON • Philip JONES • John FRANCIS • Kay REEVES • Luisa TURNER • Gavin MILLICHIP • Dawn WHITEHEAD • Jo MATHEWS • Rachael SHEPHERD • Michael GREGG • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Steve REDDING • Mason PRICE

 

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It was a very chilly run this week so thanks to all those amazing volunteers once again.

 

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So where do I start with this week's run report? We had several important milestones and three big birthdays to celebrate this week. Cake, balloons and fancy dress were in abundance!

 

I think we should start with our oldest EVER parkrunner - the local (Wolverley) legend that is Lindsay B PULLEY. Lindsay turned 80 this Saturday and despite partying the night before with his Cleobury Running Club friends, he and several of them turned up (some more bleary eyed than others) to join Lindsay and his son Nick (home parkrun Rushcliffe) on his 225th parkrun.

 

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Lindsay is of course very well known in the local running community as the man who founded Amazing Feet Running Club (Kidderminster) and has then ran for Dudley Kingswinford and Midland Masters AC before recently joining CMRC.

At 80, Lindsay becomes an Age Category Record holder at Wyre Forest with his time of 35:24. He was just jogging so he will no doubt beat his own record when he next tries!

At the other end of the age scale we also celebrated Adam SCURRELL's 16th Birthday! And Adam was also running his 100th parkrun - a milestone he shared with mum MICHELLE (Shelly)! I said it was a busy week....! Congratulations Adam and Shelly (of Tri Energy) and thank you for all the volunteering you do too.

 

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Matthew BAILEY was also running his 100th parkrun this week - he joined Lindsay and his CMRC club mates to complete his milestone in a more leisurely fashion than usual (Matt is no stranger to the P001 token!) and thanks to wife ROWAN we all enjoyed some delicious cakes afterwards! Congratulations Matt.

 

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Next up was another Wyre Forest regular Tony COLCLOUGH (aka Frosty) of the Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers - he was also running his 100th parkrun and his club mates carried on their usual tradition with a themed parkrun - this week FLAMINGOES!

 

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Congratulations also to junior Daniel WALLIS who completed his 10th parkrun, Jemima SHELDON and Mark SHELDON who ran their 50th parkruns and our lovely Debbie HYRONS (token sorter extraordinaire!) who also ran her 50th parkrun as volunteer sign collector.

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Photo: Our fab Debbie at the end of this week's run

 

We also wished a Happy 65th Birthday to camera shy Chris HANCOX!

I really hope I haven't missed anyone!

 

And finally - I couldn't resist sharing this photograph! Titled "When you manage to beat the course record holder over 100m dressed as a flamingo"! Thank you Mark WALLACE for this classic moment and to photographer Gav MILLICHIP for capturing it perfectly!

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It's going to be hard to top all these celebrations but I'm sure you'll all help us try as we celebrate Christmas this week with our usual festive fancy dress parkrun. We will bring cakes and music, we just need you to bring the fun! Oh and your barcodes too of course!

See you there
Andie

 

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 Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:46 on 24th November 2018 (event number 167).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded 83.61% (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,283 participants have completed 29,281 parkruns covering a total distance of 146,405 km, including 5,884 new Personal Bests. A total of 510 individuals have volunteered 3,941 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: David
Links
Find us on Facebook
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Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - Neil

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary

December 22nd - Christmas themed parkrun

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 £30 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? 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!

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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.

 

1/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #168 muddy fun in the pouring rain

 

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 168
1st December 2018

This week just 129 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part. The weather was pretty appalling and it wasn't surprising that numbers were noticeably down on usual!

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Photo: It was a tad muddy out there!

In fact we only had two brave first timers this week, well done to Jo LIST and Karl TIBBETTS for still turning up despite the conditions!!

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers who we should really give extra thanks too this week, many of whom were out in the rain from 8:30am to get to their marshal points. We really are incredibly grateful to you all:

Nigel GARDNER • David MORE • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Duncan STARKIE • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Heather MORGAN • John FRANCIS • Paul SCURRELL • Adam SCURRELL • Michael GREGG • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Katherine EVANS • Catherine WILLIAMS • Steve REDDING • Maisie WHITE

We celebrated one milestone this week - Wyre Forest regular Carl PRICE completed his 100th parkrun. Carl is also a regular volunteer so from all of us - CONGRATULATIONS and thank you Carl!

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Please don't forget that this Saturday coming (December 8th) we will be collecting donations for Kidderminster Foodbank. As Graeme told us in the briefing, this is s difficult time of year for many and they are short on quite a few items particularly: Toilet rolls, women's sanitary products, toiletries, tin openers, nappies and baby food. But of course - all food is welcome so please donate what you can! Thank you.

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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 Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:46 on 24th November 2018 (event number 167).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tina SMITH who recorded 87.94% (20:35) on 1st December 2018 (event number 168).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,245 participants have completed 28,914 parkruns covering a total distance of 144,570 km, including 5,821 new Personal Bests. A total of 509 individuals have volunteered 3,880 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Neil
Links
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
And on Instagram

Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - Neil

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary

December 22nd - Christmas themed parkrun

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 £30 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? 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!

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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.

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