New Runners and Tourists briefings

For those of you running your very first parkrun or visiting us for the first time, you may have lots of questions about how parkrun works, or what the course is like etc.

One of our volunteers always carries out a 'New Runner and Tourists briefing' before each parkrun at around 8.50am to answer these questions and put you at ease.

So if you are new to us please meet us (with your official barcodes!) in front of the woodpecker at 8.50am where we will explain the magic to you.

This will be followed by our 'main briefing' for everyone at 8.55am.

See you there!

24/09/2016 Wyre Forest parkrun #57
The Wyre Forest woodpecker greets you as you enter the Forest

Wyre Forest parkrun #55 10/09/2016
New Runners and Tourist Briefing in action!

Wyre Forest parkrun #56 17/09/2016
The main briefing for all runners follows at 8.55am


Please be mindful of our fellow forest users

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It is with sadness that we received a complaint from a member of the public last week regarding one of our parkrunners. The complaint regards a runner 'swearing' at a dog walker whose dog ran in front of him during the run.

Whilst we only have one account of this incident we have to take it seriously and without making any further assumptions about what did or did not happen, we would just like to remind all parkrunners that we do not have exclusive rights to run in the forest and must share it with other users.

Please exercise the same courtesy you would expect from others and remember that parkrun is just that - a run - not a race. Anything you do will reflect on us all as a group and as an organisation so please try and remain calm and civil at all times and remember that other forestry users (and their excitable dogs) may not necessarily be aware of our presence until they see us running towards them.

Thank you.


Volunteer of the Year Award for Wyre Forest parkrun

We received an award this week! Our volunteers (with particular focus on the core team) were awarded 'Volunteer of the Year' at the 2015 Wyre Forest District Council Sports Awards.

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Run Directors Joanne Watson and Andie Ford collected the award on behalf of the core team on Monday evening at a presentation at Wyre Forest House.

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Wyre Forest parkrun started on August 29th 2015 but many of the core team were in place almost 12 months ago making plans behind the scenes. Our local parkrun Ambassador Richard Ralphs and Dale Evans of Wyre Forest District Council worked with Event Director Andie Ford and officers from the Forestry Commission to get the event started.

Since the inaugural run back in August 1,013 different parkrunners have completed our challenging course over 20 weeks, totalling 2,597 finishes and averaging 129 runners per week.
Volunteers at wyreforest parkrun

The core team is made up of enthusiastic members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club ( but has since been joined by many other regular helpers. Over 80 different volunteers have given up their time for free. We thank you all.

Volunteers at wyreforest parkrun

Congratulations to all of the core team: Andie Ford, Adrian Ford, Joanne Watson, Vicky Honeybourne, Andy Garlick, Lisa Garlick and Chris Simpson and thank you to everyone who has given up your time to make Wyre Forest parkrun such a special event. There are far too many to mention unfortunately but we are grateful to each and every one of you!

Volunteers at wyreforest parkrun

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