19/08/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #104


Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 104
19th August 2017

This week 193 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

Theses were our awesome runners taking part in a parkrun for the first time ever:


We done to you all!!


The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Kim HOOD • Shirley THOMAS • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Jake GOOD • Lisa BAILEY • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Kirsty WILKES • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Andy MORGAN • John FRANCIS • Mick HUDSON • Jennet ROBERTS • Jacqui WINTER • Jayne SWIFT • Claire Louise HAYWOOD • Pauline SMITH • Nicky MARTIN • Ben HOBSON • Sarah WESTWOOD


Well done to Ronald LYNES who broke the Age Category Record again for VM75-79 with a another cracking run in 30:08. Congratulations Ronald.

So a short report next week and I'll leave you with a reminder that next week is our second birthday!! The theme is BALLOONS so if you could all bring a balloon (or more than one?? They might help up the final hill!) and we'd like to see a spectacle of brightly coloured runners and balloons! Just don't forget to dispose of it correctly and make sure no balloons are released as they can be damaging to the environment.


And of course - don't forget to bring cake!!


Unfortunately I won't be here for the festivities so I wish you all a fantastic second birthday run and thank you for all your support and wonderful memories over the last 12 months - it's been even more fabulous than the first year! I'm really excited to see what the next 12 months bring. Enjoy yourselves (and save me a cake?!)- Andie (ED)


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

Male placings:
Nick HITCHINGS (VM45-49) of Worcester AC, was first over the line in 19:19 - first time in 2 appearances.
Thomas PALMER (JM15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was second over the line in 20:03 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Jamie WALKER (JM11-14) of Valley Striders AC, was third over the line in 20:17.

Female placings:
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 21:22 - 11th time in 14 appearances.
Andrea BURNETT (VW40-44) of Centurion RC, was second (17th overall) over the line in 22:23.
Val CARTER (VW50-54) of Birchfield Harriers, was third (33rd overall) over the line in 24:07.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) – 77.54% for the time 21:22 (11th overall).
Jamie WALKER (JM11-14) – 75.43% for the time 20:17 (third overall).
Nick HITCHINGS (VM45-49) – 75.15% for the time 19:19 (first overall).

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 16:03 on 31st December 2016 (event number 71).
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 3,412 participants have completed 16,140 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,700 km, including 3,662 new Personal Bests.
Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andie
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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
26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary parkrun
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Wyre Forest parkrun turns 2!

We will be celebrating our 2nd anniversary on Saturday August 26th.

As it's a party the theme is balloons!

Balloon parkrun

So we would like you all to bring a balloon and run with it for a special celebration parkrun.


There are no other stipulations (all balloons are welcome!) except that no balloons should be 'released' in to the forest (due to environmental reasons) or littered but we know that you will all dispose of them mindfully as you're such good people.

Balloon parkrun

Oh and of course - don't forget to bring CAKE!! We will have a table near the finish line which we'd like to fill with cakes and treats for us all to share so please chip in if you can.


We will also be presenting our annual award to the Volunteer of the Year.

See you there and "don't forget your barcode!"

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