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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Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
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Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
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29/09/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun – 100 club member Richard tells us about his parkrun addiction!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 159
29th September 2018

Richard AMOS of Bridgnorth Running Club ran his 100th parkrun this week! And volunteered to write the Run Report too. It's a good one - but be warned, it may give you ideas!

Can anybody reading this remember Saturday mornings before parkrun? I struggle but I’m pretty sure they involved sleeping in and probably recovering from Friday night. Things certainly changed for me when I was introduced to parkrun.

 

My first parkrun was at Telford on the 22/08/15 good event, decent course, I really enjoyed it. My first at Wyre Forest was just my 4th parkrun and also happened to be your 4th event. WOW what a route, beautiful scenery an amazing downhill and that hill, oh that hill! I was hooked.

 

One thing I remember from that first run, there were fewer runners then, there seemed to be sections I was running on my own, the thought crossed my mind on more than few occasions “have I gone the wrong way?” But what a challenging course!

 

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Over the next 2 years I kept coming back, mixing it up with other local parkrun’s, my first taste of parkrun tourism. Joining Bridgnorth Running Club added other elements to my parkrun experience whether it was trying to set new PB’s, improve course best times or push other club members along! It also gave an opportunity to help others on their journey to parkrun through the club’s couch to 5k program.

Then this year my girlfriend took our parkrun addiction to a new level!
She decided “we needed to do more tourism, we need to get our cow-cowl, we need to complete the alphabet, we need to complete The Compass Challenge, The regionnaires for The West Midlands, stop watch bingo” and about a dozen more challenges.

 

So we planned our year ahead, we started fairly local, then moved further afield, our friends got involved, we always find somewhere for breakfast after. If we went away for a weekend, we tied into a parkrun, somebody’s birthday we did a parkrun, we booked a holiday to Copenhagen so obviously we did a parkrun, we went to Jersey just to parkrun “it’s the only J!”. parkrun-day was now starting at 6am and not 7:30am. We have a serious parkrun addiction!

 

It’s been an absolutely brilliant adventure! So, after 21 different parkrun’s this year, 44 in total. Only 1 hill compares to Wyre Forest and that’s Ashton Court which is basically 2.5k uphill an amazing 2.5k downhill, honourable mention to Ludlow as theirs is a bit of a bugger. Arrow Valley claim to have a “cardiac hill” if anybody finds it, please let me know!!

When there is a milestone for us to celebrate we always come back to Wyre Forest. In our group this year we’ve celebrated a few milestones we’ve had 100th’s, 50th’s, 25 volunteering with only one place to share these occasions and that’s Wyre Forest, it’s our home course, the best course, with an amazing core team, great cafe, fantastic marshals everything about it is brilliant and that’s why we always come back time and time again!

This week I was lucky enough to complete my 100th run with about 20 members of Bridgnorth Running Club, 2 of them they pretty much dragged me up the hill for my best time this year, bit off my PB but I’ll get there again one day! It was a double celebration as fellow BRC member Sharron RICHARDS completed her 50th run. The course was as testing as ever, the marshals were epic and encouraging as always, the breakfast and coffee were very well earned as were the cakes and glasses of Prosecco we bought with us!

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Back to tourism next week but Wyre Forest parkrun you’re my favourite and I’ll be back again
I love it here!

-Richard

Congratulations also to junior Hannah LUPTON who completed her 10th parkrun

This week 223 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

These were our fab first-time parkrunners:

Colin COURT, Brandon JONES, Matthew HODGETTS, Rachel TAYLOR, Marcin GORECKI, Charlotte JOHNSTON - SABEL, Stella SMITH, Natasha JOHNSTON, Olivia CHILDE, Stephen ROBERTS, Gillian DAVIES, Linda COURT, Isabelle PORTER, Tyler WHITE-JONES

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Shirley THOMAS • Dave SMITH • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Stuart JONES • Richard AMOS • Mark REAVES • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Sandra PEDERSEN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Paul ROBERTS • Chris KIMBER • Mark CASELEY • Kay REEVES • Rachel CASELEY • Ian BELL • Stuart BIRD • Sarah TAYLOR • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Matt JACKSON • Debbie JACKSON • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Sarah JORDAN • Steve REDDING • Mason PRICE

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 15:47 on 30th June 2018 (event number 146).
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 5,036 participants have completed 27,245 parkruns covering a total distance of 136,225 km, including 5,570 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director: Mark
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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

October 27th - Halloween parkrun

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04/08/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #151 Gav’s Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 151
4th August 2018

This week's run report is written by the man who is usually behind the camera - Gavin MILLICHIP.

Gav is an important member of our parkrun family as not only does he take most of our photographs, he has completed 50 stints as a volunteer today and ALSO completed his milestone 50th parkrun.

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Photo: The man who's usually behind the camera, Gav MILLICHIP

Thank you so much for everything Gav, take it away:

It was another great park run Saturday, a little on the warm side but a much better weather extreme than the weather we had earlier in the year that caused multiple park run cancellations.

This week 221 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

Well done to Neil CRABBE who took charge of his first parkrun as Run Director, he oversaw the event & ran it to it`s usual high standard.

It was my 50th parkrun & also my 50th volunteer appearance, (doing the run report counts as one) so not all are as high profile or daunting as Neil`s Run Director role!!

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There are several roles you can do as a volunteer and still get to run on the day, (course set up & token sorting for example). It`s really important to keep the volunteer roster looking healthy especially at this time of year when people are on holiday etc. Please have a look at the roster & see if you can help out, you still get the social aspect of the parkrun without the pain of cardiac hill, it`s a win win!

That said Cardiac Hill has lost a bit of it`s fear factor for me having gone up CMRC`S RON HILL during their recent 10k race, it`s painful!!! If you're into extreme pain and horrendous hills ask the Cleobury crew to take you on a run up it (not recommended)!

Well done to Mathew BAILEY & Richard FAIN who had great 'race' to the finish line, finishing in 1st and 2nd places and both recording new PB`S. To get a PB is impressive enough but to do so in the baking conditions of Saturday is amazing, well done to you both & all other runners who completed your parkrun. Having completed my 50th park run,(all at the Wyre) I`m going to try a few other local parkruns now, though I doubt very much though that neither the excellent course or the fantastic atmosphere at Wyre forest could ever be bettered.

Thank you to all involved with the Wyre Forest parkrun, all your hard work is very much appreciated!!!

Aw...thanks Gav! And thank you to you too as without our volunteers there would be no parkrun at all. Speaking of which....

This event was made possible by 28 marvellous volunteers:

Ian DENNIS • Nigel GARDNER • Lucy BROOKS • Frances GEDDIE • Andrea FORD • Neil CRABBE • Adrian FORD • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Allyson MCCLUNG • Andy MORGAN • Gavin MILLICHIP • Rachael SHEPHERD • Molly MATHEWS • Ryan MORGAN • Daren JACKSON • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Linda MALLINSON • Ben HOBSON • James PAYTON • Sarah BOWLES • Steve REDDING • Eleanor BOWLES • Hannah BOWLES

The address to help us out is wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com - thank you

Welcome to parkrun to the following first timers this weekend:

Emma LYNCH, Corey MARSHALL, Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN, Lucy PUGH, Callum HAND, Ben CHARLTON, Katie PARKER, Kody GILBODY, Colin LADEK, Shane MORRIS, Joshua MORGAN, Isabelle MORGAN, Kevin MORGAN, Matt BLACKMORE, Harriet BLACKMORE, Megan DAVIES, Charlie HARVEY, Sarah DAVIS, Caroline BARFORD

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Photo: First timer Paddy

We hope you enjoyed your first parkrun and we will see you all again very soon.

Joining Gav for his milestone run this week were two lovely ladies... Sandra HOWARD was also running her 50th parkrun so now earns the famous red (free!) '50' tee-shirt and Natalie CARR (and friends from Bridgnorth Running Club) played tribute to our beautiful forest by dressing up like a tree for her 100th parkrun. Absolutely perfect. Well done all of you.

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Photo: Sandra

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Photo: Lucy, Natalie and Alison from Bridgnorth Running Club

Junior Falan MALONE-PRIEST also ran a milestone - her tenth parkrun. Awesome work Fallan!

Don't forget that we will soon be celebrating our 3rd Birthday - August 25th is the big day. There will of course be a theme....and lots of cake hopefully! More details to follow.

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 15:47 on 30th June 2018 (event number 146).
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 4,766 participants have completed 25,552 parkruns covering a total distance of 127,760 km, including 5,235 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director: Neil
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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 - Chris - 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

Aug 25th - Our 3rd Birthday!

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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.
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06/01/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #122 2018 here we come!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 122
6th January 2018

Happy new year to you all!

This week 236 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

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Welcome to parkrun to the following first timers!:

Neal BAILEY, Dan PICKETT, Nicola RICHARDS, Keir MICKLEWRIGHT, William CUTLER, George BENNETT, Alex LLOYD, Anthony LLOYD, Marianne STACKHOUSE, Chris KELLY, Byron CAMPBELL, Chey COULTHARD, Dominic HARRISON, William ROBERTS, Adele MUELLER, Brian STRANGE

See you back here on Saturday I hope!

The event was made possible by 26 awesome volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Nigel GARDNER • Hazel FAIN • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Joanne WATSON • Ann WEBBER • Alison MACDONALD • Lisa BAILEY • Matthew BAILEY • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Sara HARRIS • Jo MATHEWS • Molly MATHEWS • Carole HENDER

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Photo: Some of our team this week modelling the 'hats and hi-viz' look!

Please support your local parkrun by volunteering every now and again. It's easy and fun! We meet at 8.30am and most roles can be fulfilled by 11am at the very latest! Contact us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com to get on the roster. Thank you.

We have some extra special people to recognise as usual.

Firstly well done to Donna PERRY of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club who completed her 50th parkrun just before celebrating her birthday this week.

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Photo: Our lovely Donna at a recent parkrun

Lucy BROOKS of Bridgnorth Running Club made it to 100 parkruns this Saturday! As did I - though mine were the much easier sort - volunteering! Well done Lucy.

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Photo: Myself with Lucy after she joined the milestone 100 parkrun club

And we thanked Lisa BAILEY for volunteering on 50 separate occasions and said a sad farewell to Ann WEBBER who heads back home to Australia very soon (via Europe). We will miss you Ann and hope you come back and visit us in the future.

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Photo: Ann was in charge of the stopwatch for the last time this week and as usual everything was perfect!

The Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers are in charge of proceedings this weekend and they have a theme - panto! You may remember that we had to cancel back in December due to heavy snowfall so we had to postpone the Hashers volunteer takeover until this weekend. But I know that we will all get in to the spirit of things regardless. Oh yes we will....!

See you on Saturday!
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 15:58 on 21st October 2017 (event number 113).
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 3,950 participants have completed 19,799 parkruns covering a total distance of 98,995 km, including 4,268 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director:Vicky
Links
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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 - Chris - Andy - Graeme
Mark

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.
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04/11/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #115 Thank you Andrew!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 115
4th November 2017

This week 212 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

These awesome people all ran their first ever 5k parkrun!:

Jon BEACHAM, Gregor VINCENT, Douglas VINCENT, Alex WOTHERS, Kirstie OAKLEY, Mark PATCHETT, Beatrice CRAMPIN, Julie BLACK, Gary CHAMBERLAIN, Dave AMBLER, Mae CARTER, Katie HODGETTS, Sue HODGETTS, Ryan MORGAN

We gave Ryan MORGAN a special mention as he is usually volunteering and cheering runners up the hill so it was great to see him run his first ever parkrun at age 6 and come smiling over that finish line. A very lovely moment!

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Photo: Great work Ryan!

Super kudos to all our first timers and everyone else!

The event was made possible by 26 enthusiastic volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Nigel GARDNER • Mark WALLACE • Natalie Louise CARR • Lucy BROOKS • Sarah PRICE • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Jocelyne ADAMS • Alison MACDONALD • Neil CRABBE • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Stephen MOORE • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Julie ROBERTS • Teresa LIPPITT • Ian BELL • Carole HENDER • Sharron JEPSON • Katherine IVINS • Debbie JACKSON • James PAYTON

We said a huge THANK YOU to Andrew T DAVIES who volunteered for the 25th time (and FOURTEENTH consecutive Saturday!!) and so now joins the milestone volunteer club. Andrew was joined by lots of his friends from Bridgnorth Running Club and we are grateful to them and all our wonderful helpers for giving up their time to ensure a smooth, safe and enjoyable parkrun.

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Photo: Andrew at marshal point 10 - he has marshalled at every point on the course!

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Photo: Bridgnorth Running Club volunteers and parkrunners

Have you volunteered yet? If not - what are you waiting for?? Email us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com now and get your name on our roster. Thank you!

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Also joining Andrew in the milestone clubs this week is junior Tristan REAVES who ran his 10th parkrun. great work Tristan.

Ronald LYNES has broken his own ACR again this week!! The VM record now stands at 29:23. What will Ronald do next?! We can't wait to see!

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Photo: Great to see Graeme ANDERSON (centre) back running after a recent illness

 

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Photo: James, Hylton and Ade all celebrated PBs this Saturday - well done guys!

Finally, thank you so much to everyone who donated to our appeal for funds. As RD Andy said on Saturday: parkrun is, and always will be, free to run but the kit and equipment we need for the run is not. We have to buy it from our own donations pot. Much as we hate to ask for money, we cant replace essential kit without donations. So I am incredibly grateful to everyone who donated this weekend - I can't find enough ways to express our gratitude but once again - THANK YOU!!

See you all next week
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 15:58 on 21st October 2017 (event number 113).
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 3,721 participants have completed 18,227 parkruns covering a total distance of 91,135 km, including 4,059 new Personal Bests.

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

Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy - Graeme

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
23rd December 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.
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11/03/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #81 By guest reporter Ellen Powell

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 81
11th March 2017

This week's Run Report is written by Ellen POWELL who visited us a couple of weeks ago. Thank you Ellen!

"This parkrun is just beautiful. I probably shouldn’t say that being as I am a run director at the Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun, but it is just beautiful. Now before I continue with the report on my run I should let you know I ran it last week. I offered to write the report when I came up but you were over run with volunteers due to the take over by Bridgnorth Running Club who were wonderfully vocal and full of cheer!

 

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This is the second time I have run the Wyre Forest parkrun, the first time I came was to run with my good friend Mark Reeves and this time was to see him and to enjoy the forest.

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I never actually run with Mark, since he started running parkrun his PB has gone from 28 something to 22:31. He tends to meet me at the bottom of that hill and verbally drag me up it. My PB is secure at 27 minutes which I think I set about 3 years ago, I average about 32 minutes at Stratford and that is flat, Wyre Forest is not.

 

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I remember what running this parkrun was like, I remember the downhill and a couple of ups, not too bad. It starts with the gentle up slope to get those legs pumping and then it is all down hill from there.

 

So I’m plodding along, aiming for puddles and chit chatting to the various people slowly overtaking me. I didn’t care, the sun was coming through the trees there was definitely spring in the air and I was running down hill, it was heaven. And I kept running downhill, still downhill, until I started to worry with how lovely this downhill was because as we all know with every down follows an up. And then, round the corner, there was the up. It’s fine I think, take it slow you will be fine, look you can see the top. Top my a@se it was a bend and it kept going. So I walked. I was so angry with myself; this is a parkrun not parkwalk! But then I thought of my first ever parkrun at Leamington, that has a nasty slope in it and I’ll never forget the first time I ran all the way, this is another Leamington and I will come back and conquer it.

 

So after the mental dialogue of self-motivation I started my gentle jog and chit chatting to people around me. Then I relaxed and enjoyed what I came here for, a lovely run in the woods. At one point I was on my own and all I could hear was the wind in the trees, the babbling stream, birds and the cheers and calls of the Brigdnorth running club marshals. It was so lovely.

 

All to soon I was shocked back to reality when I saw Mark at the bottom of 'Cardiac Hill'. No idea why it’s called that -honest. I politely said well done to him for finishing and pointed out those will be the last words he would get out of me until I had a finish token in my hand. He then continued to run (he actually walks my pace) along side me cheering me up the hill. I now know why it’s called 'Cardiac Hill', but I made it, running into a cheering band of marshals and before I knew it my finish token was in hand. “Cake, there was promise of cake”, those were the next words Mark got!

 

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I loved running the Wyre Forest parkrun, it is a beautiful and challenging course for all abilities. We talk a lot of PBs in parkrun as in times and how many minutes and seconds we knocked off, but my PB for Wyre Forest will be to do it non stop. Once I have done that then we can start looking at times. It’s a good job really because my second run was slower than the first but I’m blaming it on the mud and chatting- but definitely worth the extra minute!

 

Thank you Wyre Forest team for a lovely run and should any of you want a break from mud and hills I know a lovely flat parkrun Stratford way……."

 

Thank you Ellen, I think you've nailed the course description! Great report :)

 

This week we handed out some certificates and got to cheer all those who finished in the top 3 of the annual points competition which has been running since our anniversary in August. The points competition has now been dropped by parkrunUK as it's not in keeping with its ethos of inclusivity for all abilities. I have to say that I do agree with this, we know that you all give 100% regardless of your pace.

 

However, at our next anniversary run - 22nd August - we will as usual make an award for Volunteer of the Year which is chosen by myself (as Event Director) and its also an opportunity to thank and congratulate you all - so pop the date in your diary now.

 

Annual Points Competition, Junior Female:

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Third place: Gracie Harris

 

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Second place: Megan Scurrell

 

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First place: Caitlin Dickenson-Bennett

 

Annual Points Competition Junior Male:

Third place: Chris Telling (not here to receive award)

 

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Second place: Chris Staples

 

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First place: Thomas Palmer

 

Annual Points Competition, Female:

Third place: Shirley Thomas (not here to receive award)

 

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Second place: Julie Carter

 

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First place: Michelle Dickenson-Bennett

 

Annual Points Competition, Male:

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Third place: Richard Fain

 

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Second place: Graeme Anderson

 

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First place: Steven Smith

 

This week 158 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

 

Well done to all our first time parkrunners:

Christine JOHNSON, Julie DIXON, Caesara GILL, Alexander HALLIDAY, Terry ANDREWS, Madison ANDREWS, Simon ELCOCKS, Martin ALLEN, Bryan LOW, Bryn JENKINS, Mark McHUGH

 

The event was made possible by 23 fantastic volunteers. Thank you:

Adrian FORD • Andrea FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Andrew T DAVIES • Carole EVANS • David STARKIE • Deborah LOWE • Duncan STARKIE • Ellen POWELL • Emma MORGAN • Finlay BRITNELL • Jacqui WINTER • Jess TILLSLEY • Kirsty WILKES • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Martin BIGGS • Michelle SCURRELL • Molly MATHEWS • Nigel GARDNER • Pauline SMITH • Ryan MORGAN • Sam HAWKSWELL • Sara HARRIS

 

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Photo: 'Tail'runner Jacqui Winter!

 

Well done to junior parkrunner Daniel MAYDEW who visited us and completed his milestone 10th run.

 

Don't forget that next week the Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers are taking over our volunteer roster - prepare for some craziness! If you don't know what hashing involves and you'd like to find out or give it a go then these are the guys and girls to speak to. So come along and have some fun!

Thanks to you all for reading - see you next week!

Andie

 

 

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

Male placings:
Paul LITTLE (VM40-44) of Droitwich AC, was first over the line in 17:26 - 5th time in 6 appearances.
Kevin LANE (VM40-44) of TRiKS, was second over the line in 18:37.
Richard FAIN (SM25-29) of Stone Master Marathoners, was third over the line in 19:29 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (9th overall) over the line in 21:07 - 9th time in 12 appearances.
Georgia LEES (JW11-14) of Birchfield Harriers, was second (17th overall) over the line in 22:15.
Emma PAINE (SW25-29) of Amazing Feet RC, was third (24th overall) over the line in 23:44 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Paul LITTLE (VM40-44) – 78.87% for the time 17:26 (first overall).
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) – 78.45% for the time 21:07 (9th overall).
Kevin LANE (VM40-44) – 75.02% for the time 18:37 (second overall).

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 00:16:03 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 2,698 participants have completed 11,926 parkruns covering a total distance of 59,630 km, including 2,747 new Personal Bests.

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

Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Your core team are from Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
18th March 2017 - WFHHH volunteer takeover
22nd July - Wyre Forest parkrun #100!
26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary 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!
 

04/03/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #80 Bridgnorth Running Club takeover

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 80
4th March 2017

This week's run report is brought to you by Lucy BROOKS of Bridgnorth Running Club with photographs from Neil EVERTON. Cheers guys!

 

"Everyone at Bridgnorth Running Club is a huge fan of parkrun and many of us have chosen Wyre Forest as our home parkrun due to it being so fantastic. So when we heard about the opportunity to get involved in a club takeover we were really keen and many of our members rushed to put their names forward for the various roles.

 

 

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Photo: The whole Bridgnorth RC volunteer team - thank you to them all!

Thank you to all our volunteers:

Adrian FORD  •  Alison MACDONALD  •  Amanda PRESCOTT  •  Andrew T DAVIES  •  Becky COATES  •  Carole EVANS  •  Claire MATHIAS  •  Craig COATES  •  Dave PRESCOTT  •  Deborah LOWE  •  Deborah ROGERS  •  Emma GOULD  •  Evelyn ROGERS  •  Finlay BRITNELL  •  Jocelyne ADAMS  •  Julie ROBERTS  •  Lucy BROOKS  •  Lucy CAINS  •  Michelle SCURRELL  •  Natalie Louise CARR  •  Neil EVERTON  •  Richard AMOS  •  Robert CARR  •  Robin GLOVER  •  Sarah MILLINGTON  •  Sharron JEPSON  •  Teresa LIPPITT  •  Vicky HONEYBOURNE  •  William LAYE

 

I’m going to start by telling you some of the reasons why Wyre Forest parkrun is so fantastic and easily makes it as my favourite parkrun.

 

1. It has an amazing team of core volunteers. Andie and her team do an amazing job week in week out to put on a brilliant event at which everyone is made to feel welcome and supported. Huge thanks to Ade for completing the set up for our takeover, answering what must have been close to a hundred questions and generally looking out for us on the day.

 

2. The course is amazing. It’s one lap, which I love!!! It’s beautiful running through the forest at all times of the year. The first mile is ALL DOWNHILL, yes it’s amazing. I like to tell myself that the entire course is more downhill than up and who doesn’t love running downhill? That final climb does wonders for your training and really lets you know you’re alive (even if at the time you feel like it might not be for much longer!).

 

3. Coffee and Cake in the visitor centre at the end. You’ve run and everyone knows this means you deserve a reward and there are a fantastic selection of cakes right there on the finish line - #winning.

 

So the sun is out on a beautiful morning, the words "perfect running conditions" were mentioned, and we arrive for 8.30 outside the visitor centre to collect stop watches, scanners, cones and of course our lovely parkrun marshal hi-vis. Everyone was super excited and keen to get to the allocated locations. A special shout out to our youngest volunteer Johnny (and his lovely mum Lucy), who I’m sure will be earning his 25 T-shirt in no time!

 

Our lovely coaching co-ordinator William Laye was fulfilling a personal ambition acting as run director for the day, he lives and breathes all things running and parkrun and so was generally grinning like a Cheshire cat.

 

Luckily Ade was there to keep an eye on him, steer him in the right direction and stop him getting too power crazed ;) He gave a lovely welcome speech. Fantastic to see tourists from both London and Cambridge, one of whom was completing his 250th milestone – huge respect! Also great to see a small group of first timers, always good to welcome new people into the parkrun family, get ready to lose your Saturday mornings forever!

 

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We headed down to the start line. This is one of my favourite parts as there are so many different runners showing what a truly inclusive event parkrun is. Ready, GO! I started the watch (I know timekeeper often sounds like a daunting role but it essentially consists of pressing start and then repeatedly pressing button B until everyone is back) and everyone was off followed by our lovely tail runners Natalie Carr and Sharron Richards.

 

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I know that everyone of our volunteers will have been clapping and encouraging everyone the whole way around, as we tend to be a vocal bunch, and really hope that helped you along the way.

 

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There were also big cheers at the end as everyone reached the ‘lets you know you’re alive’ hill at the end. We saw some epic sprint finishes which our lovely photographer Neil Everton has captured. (you can see all of his photos on Flickr

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It’s such a great feeling watching everyone cross the line and seeing that the person who has finished first has put in just as much effort as the person at the end. Everyone deserves to be so proud of their achievements every single week, WELL DONE TO ALL!!

 

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Times were recorded, tokens handed out and bar codes scanned and collected. All too soon the tail runners were coming back followed by the marshals and signs and equipment was being collected back in and finish tokens counted and sorted.

 

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We all had a really fantastic morning, including coffee and breakfast /cake at the end. A massive thankyou to everyone from Bridgnorth Running Club who got involved, it was a very proud day for me. Thank you so much to Andie and her team for giving us the opportunity to take over, I hope your regular team enjoyed a well-deserved rest!

 

Finally a special thankyou to Ade and Vicky for supporting us throughout the morning. I can’t recommend volunteering enough it’s a hugely rewarding experience that everyone should try."

-Lucy

Thank you to Lucy for a fantastic account of Bridgnorth RC's takeover - we are hoping they will all come back and do it again!

 

For further information about Bridgnorth Running Club please visit their website -Bridgnorth Running Club

I think I have mentioned it before but the Severn Valley Trail Race (5k and 10k) and the Bridgnorth 10k are absolutely brilliant races, well organised and well supported. The goody bag alone is worth the entrance fee for Bridgnorth 10k!

 

Now we also had someone completing their 50th parkrun this week. Shirley THOMAS of CMRC didn't want a big fuss so kept quiet and decided to jog around with her dog this week. Tia (the dog) had other ideas and decided a 'fartlek' approach worked for her. And it also worked for Shirley too as despite thinking she'd spent an awful lot of time walking rather than running she now has a new parkrun PB to go with her milestone 50 t-shirt! Well done Shirley and Tia :)

 

Well done also to all our first time parkrunners:

Sharon GARNER, Mandi PAGETT, Richard WALKER, Jennifer THOMPSON, Nigel BLACKSHAW, Emma CLEWS, Rebecca HOLLAND, Zoe GILBODY, kiri STONE

 

As Lucy said, Saturday mornings might be a bit different from now on!

 

Next week we will very quickly be presenting the certificates for our Points Competition Winners and Runners-Up as the competition has now ended. Please arrive 5 minutes earlier than usual to accommodate this as I'm sure we'd all like to show our appreciation to both the adults and juniors who have accumulated the most points.

 

Our next Club takeover is on Saturday March 18th and sees our friends Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers in charge: "a drinking club with a running problem" as the HHH are internationally known! Anything could happen but I'm sure it will revolve around having lots of fun!

 

See you next week :)

 

Male placings:
Thomas PALMER (JM15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was first over the line in 19:56 - second time in 38 appearances.
Richard FAIN (SM25-29) of Stone Master Marathoners, was second over the line in 20:03 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Dave BENNETT (VM55-59) of TRiKS, was third over the line in 20:40.

 

Female placings:
Katie SAMUELSON (VW35-39) of Cambridge and Coleridge AC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 21:54 - first appearance.
Kiri STONE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (13th overall) over the line in 22:12.
Emma PAINE (SW25-29) of Amazing Feet RC, was third (25th overall) over the line in 23:53 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

 

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Photo: Katie SAMUELSON (visiting us from Cambridge) finishes her 276th parkrun in style!

 

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Photo: Kiri STONE completes her first ever parkrun

 

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Dave BENNETT (VM55-59) was graded 74.35% for the time 20:40 (third overall).
Tina SMITH (VW55-59) was graded 74.29% for the time 24:03 (28th overall).
Trevor MCGILL (VM55-59) was graded 72.26% for the time 21:27 (8th overall).

 

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Photo: Dave BENNETT

 

This week there were 156 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.

 

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 2,680 different runners, including participants from 223 athletics clubs, have completed 11,768 runs covering a total distance of 58,840 km, and there have been 2,709 new Personal Bests.

 

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who ran in a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who ran in a time of 00:16:03 on 31st December 2016 (event number 71).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a 83.61% run (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

 

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

 

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Today's Run Director: William assisted by Vicky and Ade
Links
Find us on Facebook
Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Your core team are from Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
18th March 2017 - WFHHH volunteer takeover
22nd July - Wyre Forest parkrun #100!
26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary 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!
 

25/02/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #79 You’ll have to try harder than that Doris!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 79
25th February 2017

 

Two days after Storm Doris had passed through Wyre Forest you'd have been forgiven for thinking that we might be in danger of cancelling our parkrun. Telford had cancelled after several trees fell across their course and the storm had well and truly battered the local area.

But thanks to fabulous work by the Forest Rangers and some good fortune, the course had faired pretty well, just the odd small branch to remove and we were good to go.

We had a fabulous surprise at 8.30am when we were asked if we could make use of a megaphone that runner Mark REAVES had found at the back of his garage. Yes please!! Suddenly my usual pre-run briefing seemed a much more terrifying prospect at the thought that every word would actually be heard this week! But what a difference it made to our runners (who could now actually hear me) and we couldn't be more grateful to Mark for the donation. Thank you again.

 

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Photo: Mark kindly donates his loudhailer!

Once again, thanks to all our volunteers this week, especially Wendy BOOKER who volunteered for her milestone 25th time and Kim HOOD who undertook her 50th parkrun as a volunteer - awesome!:

Lisa BAILEY, Martin BIGGS, Lisa BIGGS, Wendy BOOKER, Stuart BOOKER, Andrea FORD, Andrew GARLICK, Michael HALLIDAY, Sam HAWKSWELL, Kim HOOD, John KINGSTON, Deborah LOWE, Zack MCGARRY, Ryan MORGAN, Emma MORGAN, Michelle SCURRELL, David STARKIE, Duncan STARKIE, Lindsay TILLSLEY, Jess TILLSLEY, Joanne WATSON, Kirsty WILKES

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We also had plenty of enthusiastic first timers to Wyre Forest, 19 of which were doing their first ever 5k parkrun. Serious kudos to them:

Tom NEATH, Robin STOCK, David BROWN, Mark HODGES, Duncan ROUND, Lewis MODLEY, Paul UPTON, David SAULL, Neil SPAREY, Nick VERNON, Tim ALLEN, Fran WORRALL, Callum HARTRIDGE, Nathaniel BUNCH, Katie HAWKES, Millie ALLEN, Alice EDWARDS, Ian INCHLEY, Leo SMOUT

It's just the beginning - so see you all again next week I hope!

Nigel GARDNER had let us know he was running his 50th parkrun this week and we made sure we gave him a big cheer as he crossed the finish line. Well done Nigel! But unbeknown to us we also had another runner making it 50 parkruns this week - Julian ABLEY - well done from all of us. And if you're reading this Julian or anyone who knows him, come and say hi next week so that we may congratulate you properly. 50 runs is no easy feat.

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Photo: Nigel after his 50th parkrun - congratulations!

Don't forget to tell us if you have a milestone run approaching - Shirley THOMAS we've got our eyes on you at 49 runs!!

So this week also saw the end of the 'Annual Points Competition'. This was embraced by some, disliked by a few and not recognised by most of you from what I have heard! Love it or hate it, I think that we can all agree that as we are partaking in an organised, timed run 'not a race' and are embracing runners and walkers of all age, pace and motivation, the points competition probably has little place for the majority of parkrunners and volunteers.

Personally, I was always pleased to see that our points league winners weren't necessarily the fastest runners here but they were regular and committed. And so, for the last time here are the final standings in the points leagues with the addition of the junior male and junior female top 3.

 

Final standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steven SMITH (Unattached) 2082 pts.
Graeme ANDERSON (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 1930 pts.
Richard FAIN (Stone Master Marathoners) 1909 pts.

Final standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Michelle DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 2050 pts.
Julie CARTER (Forest Monsters) 1919 pts.
Caitlin DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1798 pts.

Final standing in the Junior Men's points competition
Thomas PALMER (Kidderminster & Stourport AC) 1822 pts.
Chris STAPLES (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 1471 pts.
Chris TELLING (Kidderminster and Stourport AC) 1151 pts.

Final standing in the Junior Women's points competition
Caitlin DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1798 pts.
Megan SCURRELL (Unattached) 1535 pts.
Gracie HARRIS (Unattached) 1321 pts.

 

Well done to you all but especially to our juniors for proving that not all kids want to stay in bed on a weekend!

We will have a quick acknowledgement of our winners on Saturday March 11th just before the run.

Next week we have another fabulous Running Club Volunteer Takeover. The members of Bridgnorth Running Club will be here keeping everything running smoothly and showcasing their brilliant club. Bridgnorth 10k is one my favourite races (it is incredibly friendly and has lovely hills!) with fantastic marshals so we are in for a real treat I think! See you all there!
Andie :)

 

Male placings:
Paul LITTLE (VM40-44) of Droitwich AC, was first over the line in 17:24 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
Joshua POUNTNEY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:50.
Richard FAIN (SM25-29) of Stone Master Marathoners, was third over the line in 20:12 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

 

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Photo: The first three finishers Joshua, Paul and Richard

 

Female placings:
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (6th overall) over the line in 21:29 - 8th time in 11 appearances.
Emily JAMES (VW35-39) of Wallsend Harriers & AC, was second (21st overall) over the line in 23:05 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Emma PAINE (SW25-29) of Amazing Feet RC, was third (25th overall) over the line in 24:00 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

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The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul LITTLE (VM40-44) was graded 79.02% for the time 17:24 (first overall).
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) was graded 77.11% for the time 21:29 (6th overall).
Joshua POUNTNEY (SM25-29) was graded 68.50% for the time 18:50 (second overall).

This week there were 208 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 2,661 different runners, including participants from 221 athletics clubs, have completed 11,612 runs covering a total distance of 58,060 km, and there have been 2,679 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who ran in a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who ran in a time of 00:16:03 on 31st December 2016 (event number 71).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a 83.61% run (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

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

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

Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Your core team are from Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary 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!
 

10/12/2016 Wyre Forest parkrun #68 From Rio Gold medalists to tri-energy beginners and everyone in between

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 68
10th December 2016

We had a great morning at event number 68 with lots of 'extra' special people running with us this week (I say 'extra' because you are all special to us!)

However, even those of us who have more than a few miles in our running shoes will remember the nerves involved with that first ever 5k, that first parkrun or first race... And so we all understood how the Tri-energy Run Fitter graduates were feeling after they completed their beginners course and turned up this Saturday to complete their first official timed 5k.

And they all did brilliantly. Congratulations to you all, if you can complete Wyre Forest parkrun then you really can conquer anything!

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And of course we must say a HUGE thanks to our fantastic volunteers with who we wouldn't even have a parkrun:


Andrea FORD • Archie JONES • Carole EVANS • Duncan STARKIE • Elizabeth HINTON • Finlay BRITNELL • Gavin MILLICHIP • Gracie HARRIS • Graeme ANDERSON • Joanne WATSON • Kim HOOD • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Lisa BAILEY • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Paul ROBERTS • Pete DUNDERDALE • Sam HAWKSWELL • Sara HARRIS • Stuart BOOKER • Wendy BOOKER

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Photo: Gav and Sam were in charge of the Finish Tokens this week 

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Photo: Some of this weeks fantastic marshals - Pete, Wendy, Stuart, Paul and Bill

Please contact us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com to enquire about volunteering - we'd love to have you help us out.

Jocelyne ADAMS chose Wyre Forest parkrun as the location to complete her milestone 50th parkrun and brought with her 15 members of Bridgnorth Running Club. They celebrated in the Forest Café afterwards. Well done Jocelyne, here's to the next 50!

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Photo: Jocelyne (stood up, back left) and her pals from Bridgnorth Running Club

Now I think it's fair to say that we have amazing people at Wyre Forest parkrun every week. But I think this is the first time we've had a TeamGB Gold medallist run here! Local swimmer Claire CASHMORE picked up gold and silver medals in the Rio Paralympics 2016 to add to her medals from London, Beijing and Athens. And swimming is not her only talent if her finishing time on Saturday is anything to go by, Claire completed her first ever parkrun finishing as second female and looking incredibly strong crossing the finish line!

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Photo: Claire finishes her first parkrun in style

Well done to Claire and all our first time parkrunners:

Claire CASHMORE, Reece REYNOLDS, Ashling CASHMORE, Michael RIDDLE, Redd SAVAGE, Scarlett HOLLOWAY, Trina JONES, Jane DAVIS, Mewgan LIVESEY, Stella HOLLOWAY, Richard DAVIS, Sophie DAVIS, M HUGHES

We hope to see you back again soon beating those PBs!

Just before I go, please can you all check your bags if you brought one with you on Saturday as one of our regular runners has lost a top (of great importance to him) and we want to try to get it back. We think it may have gone in someone's bag that was left at the finish line - so please, please check and get in touch if you have it.

On a similar theme, we have had some finish tokens go missing, if you have one - don't be embarrassed just drop it back to us! We have to replace them and the new ones don't scan very well so we'd like any originals back please.

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Thanks everyone, don't forget we are here every Saturday as usual over the festive season including Christmas Eve and NYE. Please bring your tinsel and sparkle on Christmas Eve, I have heard a rumour there could be some impressive fancy dress outfits on show so feel free to join in!

See you next week, Andie

Male placings:
David ELLIS (SM30-34) of Derby AC, was first over the line in 18:08 - first appearance.
Michael JONES (SM25-29) of Metta Box, was second over the line in 19:10.
Joshua POUNTNEY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:16.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steven SMITH (Unattached) 1167 pts.
Graeme ANDERSON (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 1158 pts.
Mark WALLACE (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 1071 pts.

Female placings:
Sarah ARMSTRONG (VW50-54) of Amazing Feet RC, was first (16th overall) over the line in 21:49 - second time in 3 appearances.
Claire CASHMORE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (23rd overall) over the line in 22:53.
Joan CLARKE (VW60-64) of Stourbridge RC, was third (36th overall) over the line in 24:40.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Michelle DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1164 pts.
Caitlin DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1127 pts.
Sandra PEDERSEN (Unattached) 1060 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Joan CLARKE (VW60-64) was graded 78.65% for the time 24:40 (36th overall).
Andrew T DAVIES (VM65-69) was graded 78.35% for the time 21:24 (15th overall).
Dave BENNETT (VM50-54) was graded 77.20% for the time 19:44 (5th overall).

This week there were 143 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 2,319 different runners, including participants from 202 athletics clubs, have completed 9,557 runs covering a total distance of 47,785 km, and there have been 2,327 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who ran in a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who ran in a time of 00:16:12 on 31st October 2015 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a 83.61% run (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

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

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andie
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Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy

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