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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29/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #172 Will and Chloe make it a Course Record double

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 172
29th December 2018

Happy New Year to all Wyre Forest parkrunners, volunteers, supporters and friends!

This week 269 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

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This was our second highest attendance since Wyre Forest parkrun began in august 2015!

But this week was all about the fabulous Will and Chloe RICHARDSON. The brother and sister who train with Birchfield Harriers were on fire on Saturday and took both the male and female Course Records! Huge CONGRATULATIONS!

Will broke his own record, taking another 8 seconds of his time from a few weeks ago (which is an incredible chunk at this end of the field) to finish in 15:38!

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Chloe beat her previous Wyre Forest parkrun PB by 4 seconds to claim the Female Course Record in a time of 17:53!

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It should be noted here that Will has held our overall Course Record from Day 1 at Wyre Forest but Chloe is the only woman to run faster than the previous fastest female Bryony HAINES! Absolutely amazing. Well done to them both, we can't wait to see what else they can do!

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Photo: They were too fast for photos this week but just so you know who to look out for, photos are from previous parkruns!

Another incredibly fast parkrunner who visited us from his home run at Hereford this weekend was Brian SYMONDS. Brian ran our challenging course in a time of 26:58 which I know lots of us would be happy with - but Brian is in the VM75-79 category!! So he now holds the Age Category Record for that group. Well done Brian.

We welcomed the following newcomers to parkrun and hope that you all enjoyed your first parkrun:

Matthew DIMBYLOW, Charlotte TOMKINSON, Fraser THOMPSON, James CLEE, Kirsty MURRAY, Raith MARSHALL, Aengus MARSHALL, Mark WALKER, James CHATTIN, Lata G, Billy BROOKS

The event was made possible by 27 super volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Shirley THOMAS • Lindsay B PULLEY • Frances GEDDIE • Lisa BAILEY • Elizabeth HINTON • Andrew GARLICK • Graeme ANDERSON • Heather MORGAN • John FRANCIS • Terry MORGAN • Juliet WALL • Darren HUBBLE • Gavin MILLICHIP • Donna PERRY • Rachael SHEPHERD • Kevin HARRIS • Michael GREGG • Wayne GRIFFIN • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Sandra HOWARD • Florence HOWARD • Bev KERNOHAN • Sarah JORDAN • Mark SHELDON

We are now filling the roster for January so please get in touch if you can help - earlier the better please so that our volunteer co-ordinator can get the roles allocated early and not panic on a Friday night! Thank you.

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Congratulations to all our parkrunners who completed milestone runs this week:

Juniors Zoe GILBODY and Rachel CLEE both ran their 10th parkruns and regular Wyre Forester Mick HUDSON ran his 100th parkrun! well done all of you.

And our lovely Katy BROOME completed her milestone 25th parkrun volunteering! Thank you so much Katy (and Ruby the dog!)

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Wishing you all a successful 2019 with lots of smiles, miles and PBs!
From Andie and everyone at Wyre Forest parkrun

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 5,351 participants have completed 29,792 parkruns covering a total distance of 148,960 km, including 5,928 new Personal Bests. A total of 514 individuals have volunteered 3,999 times.

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Today's Run Director: Andy
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24/11/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #167 Will sets a new course record

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 167
24th November 2018

This week 185 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

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Congratulations to our fab first timers:

Shaun GLOVER, Hattie JACKSON, Jo O'SHAUGHNESSY, Andrew GREEN, Hannah JORDAN, Laura KIRKPATRICK, Kirsty HARVEY

The event was made possible by 27 fantastic volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Vicki HULME • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Aran MOORE • Sandra PEDERSEN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Deborah NEWBOULD • David FISH • Anthony NEWBOULD • Paul SCURRELL • Adam SCURRELL • Sharron JEPSON • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Katherine EVANS • Kathleen BREAKWELL • Paul SKELLERN • Steve REDDING

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Thank you as always to our volunteers, without them we have no parkrun!

Well, what a morning!! It's always exciting when we see that our course record holder Will RICHARDSON is running as we know that he will set a fast pace. Will came within 2 seconds of his CR last week and so we knew he'd be hungry to try and beat it this week.

For those that don't know, Will (of Birchfield Harriers) has been the Course Record holder at Wyre Forest since our inaugural run back in August 2015! Since then he has beaten it on 5 occasions and taken nearly 30 seconds off it.

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And this weekend made that six times as he took another second off his previous best to mean that the new Course Record now stands at 15:46 - that's 5:04 min/mile pace which is pretty staggering from where I'm sitting!! It was also great to see the whole family running too as sister Chloe, mum Janette and Dad Paul (who got a PB!) also joined in the fun.

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Well done Will - can't wait to see what you do next.

We also celebrated another course record holder. Ronald LYNES (of Kidderminster and Stourport Athletics Club) holds the age category record at Wyre Forest for VM75-79 (29:23!) and this week he completed his milestone 50th parkrun. Well done Ron!!

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Photo: Ron LYNES

Now, a couple of our parkrunners completed their 100th parkruns and didn't tell us!!! But the results aren't so shy so CONGRATULATIONS to Peter CORNISH and Liz HINTON on your 100th parkruns!! I had to go back into the Flickr archives for your photos (sorry both!)

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If you're celebrating a milestone - don't be shy and tell us so that we can give you the applause you deserve.

Looking forward to another fabulous event this Saturday, see you there and 'don't forget your barcodes!'

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 5,236 participants have completed 28,785 parkruns covering a total distance of 143,925 km, including 5,804 new Personal Bests. A total of 509 individuals have volunteered 3,856 times.

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Today's Run Director:Andie
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Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
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December 22nd - Christmas themed parkrun

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Wyre Forest #146 – melting those records!

Thank you to the awesome Pippa WHITE (visiting us from Queen Elizabeth parkrun) for this week's run report!

This report has to start with the fantastic achievement of William RICHARDSON setting a blistering new course record of 15:47 on what must be the hottest parkrun at Wyre Forest yet. The ground conditions were spectacular and his PB sits with the other 36 PBs. Well done to everyone on such a hot day.

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One to watch: Will Richardson

Well done also to the 30 first time parkrunners including those from TriEnergy graduating from couch to 5k and picking a difficult (ie not flat) first parkrun to complete in the temperatures that should have had us all basking lazily in the sun instead. 11 completed their second parkrun with 7 new PBs and in all 77 of the 217, or approximately 1/3rd were on 10 or fewer parkruns – how lovely to be part of this way to spend a Saturday morning and I wonder if these are more superlative records.

It was my first time at Wyre Forest but this is on my list to come and do again, if only to conquer the hills properly. Drawn to the area by a cool weather decision in cold early April to run the inaugural Cleobury Mortimer 10k on the Sunday, I persuaded my lovely host to show off her beautiful ‘local’ as a leg stretch before the event. For those reading and considering attending, it’s a super one lapper (my fav) with enough shade to be welcome on a hot day, cheerful volunteers and a most splendid café for breakfast and milkshake.

Any parkrun with milestone runs is also fantastic. Well done to juniors Bryn JENKINS and Jack LINNEY on their 10th parkruns. Sandra PEDERSEN completed her 100th and Steve KIMBER his 50th. https://flic.kr/p/K3NA9k May all your links go live soon.

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Congratulations Sandra!

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Well done Steve!

As well as the runners, thanks to those who put their name on the volunteer roster. This event happened because 28 people gave up time and energy to help. As I was, of course, running slowly to save my legs, here are a few pictures of those high viz heroes.

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Look at the parkrunner with the camera that way!

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Breakfast that way

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How to marshal – indeed!

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Clapping and cheering everyone in…

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The very last hill – job’s a good ‘un

Thank you to everyone for a super morning!
Pippa and Harriet WHITE from Queen Elizabeth

This week 217 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

We welcomed tourists from Belton House, Ludlow, Doncaster, Norwich, Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Killerton.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

David MORE • Philip SHELDON • Sarah PRICE • Andrea FORD • Pippa WHITE • Annette MORE • Harriet WHITE • Elizabeth HINTON • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Dale EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Graeme ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Rachael SHEPHERD • Claire Louise HAYWOOD • Daren JACKSON • Wayne GRIFFIN • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • Zoe ELKIN • Katherine EVANS • Steve REDDING

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 4,576 participants have completed 24,498 parkruns covering a total distance of 122,490 km, including 5,072 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director:Graeme
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August 25th - Our 3rd Birthday celebrations!

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16/01/2016 Wyre Forest parkrun #21 An Aussi run report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 21
16th January 2016

This week's run report is bought to you courtesy of our Australian parkrunner and volunteer Ann Webber. Enjoy!

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Gloves - check
Ear muffs - check
Bum double bagged - check

Getting ready....setting...that isn't s-s-sleet-t-t is it? It's not too late to ... GO!

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Go! Go! Go!... I am going forward aren't l? Why does it feel like I'm facing backwards on one of those travelators at the airport? Whoops! Sorry, sorry! Back on my feet....for a moment I was one of Torvill and Dean about to ice skate my way to glory.... Right, left, right, left... feeling better. Got myself sorted. Body temp on the rise. Hip bones connected to my knee bones, knee bones connected to my.... Hello thank you Marshall! Going well, although there is, at the end, that big.... Don't think about it. Don't think about it! Oh, there it is, that patch of ice we were warned about. Quick two step! Flexible, fit, futuristic me! Feeling like Twinkle Toes.

Downhill done. The back flat coming up, time to enjoy. Hello thank you Marshall! Half way. On up the steady rises before that last, energy sapping, tortuous... Don't think about it. Don't.... Look a little dog! How cute! Hello thank you Marshall! Round the bend, home stretch (stretcher?!) before the big, cardiac .. Don't, don't....! (A curious amount of time blanked out....) And oh, there's the finish. Is that a little pig on the line?! Everyone is waving at me! Stomach in, chest out, knees up, the crowd is cheering! A final heave... maybe another one, heave, heave. Ovvvvvvvverrrrrrr! Ahhhhh.....

Congratulations! You and 181 other parkrunners braved a c-c-cold day to give your body a winter treat. If you're a regular or semi-regular thank you for your support. If you came because you'd made a New Year's resolution, congratulations. Come again, and at the end of this month make a February resolution, and then a March... And before you know it you'll be giving Mo and Jessica a run for their medal.

As always, many thanks to the volunteers, who on this two degree day looked like well wrapped neon silk worms.

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Adrian FORD • Andrea FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Ann WEBBER • Callum BARLOW • Carole EVANS • Charlotte HEWER • Emma GUILLE • Frances GEDDIE • Hazel FAIN • John FRY • Judith FRY • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Lisa GARLICK • Martin BIGGS • Neil CRABBE • Nigel FAIN • Oliver BAKER • Pete SMITH • Richard FAIN • Vicki HULME

And for those that like the facts and figures...

Male placings:
William RICHARDSON (JM15-17) of Birchfield Harriers, was first over the line in 16:26 - 8th time in 8 appearances.
Jamie SHINGLER (VM40-44) of Ludlow Runners, was second (third overall) over the line in 18:31.
Chris PREECE (SM25-29) of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club, was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:45 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Mark WALLACE (Amazing Feet RC) 1448 pts.
Richard FAIN (Stone Master Marathoners) 1294 pts.
Rob TURNER (Unattached) 1264 pts.

Female placings:
Bryony HAINES (JW15-17) of Birchfield Harriers, was first (second overall) over the line in 18:17 - 10th time in 10 appearances.
Libby HAWKSWELL (JW11-14) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 22:00.
Emma PAINE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 23:51.


Congratulations Bryony Haines on achieving a new female course record today!

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Julie CARTER (Forest Monsters) 1443 pts.
Tina SMITH (Forest Monsters) 1364 pts.
Marie CAVACIUTI (Cleobury Mortimer Running Club) 1285 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Bryony HAINES (JW15-17) was graded 82.68% for the time 18:17 (second overall).
William RICHARDSON (JM15-17) was graded 82.15% for the time 16:26 (first overall).
Kimberley Anne BRAZNELL (VW55-59) was graded 75.37% for the time 25:02 (52nd overall).

This week there were 182 runners, of whom 53 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 1,066 different runners, including participants from 111 athletics clubs, have completed 2,779 runs covering a total distance of 13,895 km, and there have been 589 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who ran in a time of 00:18:17 on 2016-01-16 (event number 21).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who ran in a time of 00:16:12 on 2015-10-31 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a 83.33% run (16:12) on 31st October 2015 (event number 10).

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

Happy Running from the team at Wyre Forest Parkrun. See you next Saturday!

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