20/01/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #124 Rob and Bill turn 100 (parkruns that is..)

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 124
20th January 2018

Well lets be honest, the weather was pretty grim this week with freezing rain and fog. The course was both muddy and icy in places. But it didn't deter 193 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

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The event was made possible by 25 generous volunteers who were incredibly hardy turning up to support the runners in this terrible weather. I can not thank them enough. They really are our 'heroes in hi-viz':

Kim HOOD • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Adrian FORD • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Matt KIMBER • Andy MORGAN • Graeme ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Vanessa HUGHES • David FISH • Sara HARRIS • Carl PRICE • Molly MATHEWS • Pauline SMITH • Debbie JACKSON • Sandra HOWARD • Florence HOWARD • James PAYTON

Wyre Forest parkrun is ran entirely by volunteers and we urge you all to take your turn and give it a go. It's easy, rewarding and fun. Get in touch at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com and give something back. Thank you.

These were today's amazing first timers who ignored the awful weather to start their parkrun journey:

Lee WILSON, Louise MAY, Damon GARIFF, Suzanne EVANS, Charlie BRIDGE

Well done to all of them!

Two talented junior parkrunners earned their 10 t-shirt this weekend - top runs from Dan PERRY and Grace SMITH - well done.

Phil WEBER earned his milestone 50 honours whilst parkrunning as part of his Amazing Feet RC club championship. Well done Phil.

And what can we say about the newest member of the parkrun 100 club Rob REYNOLDS!? Rob is a popular member of the local running community representing both Amazing Feet and Tri-Energy (and probably several other clubs too) and he is incredibly supportive to his fellow parkrunners particularly newcomers (with his own unique form of banter!)

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Photo: Our very own Rob Reynolds before he started causing chaos with his balloon...

There are no official clubs for volunteers once they surpass 25 parkruns but we think they deserve the same kudos - if not more. None more so that our longest serving marshal Martin 'Bill' BIGGS. Bill also reached 100 parkruns this Saturday and he is well known at marshal point 5 (about half way), 'Bills Logs' is named after him, though the logs may have moved on! He is there nearly every week cheering everyone on in all weathers - always in his shorts! We are incredibly grateful for your help and support from day 1 - thank you Bill.

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Photo: Its not properly cold 'til Bill covers his legs!

And I personally welcomed a visitor from Porthcawl parkrun. Chris PRATT called by on his way to the National Running Show and was suitably impressed with our lovely hills and open, quiet course. Chris is a parkrun RD himself and says he will return with more runners from Ogmore Phoenix Running Club in the future and we look forward to welcoming them all too.

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Photo: Me and Chris

Do you have a story for the run report or fancy writing it - get in touch at wyreforestoffice@parkrun.com

See you next time and #dontforgetyourbarcode

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 3,988 participants have completed 20,254 parkruns covering a total distance of 101,270 km, including 4,333 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 - 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.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!

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18/02/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #78 Mist and Mud

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 78
18th February 2017

It was a misty, muddy morning for this week's run - event number 78!

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We welcomed 28 first timers to wfpr including the following who undertook their maiden parkruns:

Sue POWELL, Sarah MARKLEY, Jack GARNER, Mark GARNER, Logan CHILDE, Sandra BAYLEY, Sarah HARTRIDGE, Helen CATCHPOWLE, Suzanne GARDNER, Emma DAVIES, Mark DAVIES, Phoebe JINKS, Laura WILLIAMS, Gail POTTER, Dawn KAUTZNER

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P1010562Photo: Our tailrunner Kim with one of our first timers this week

 

Well done all of you. And thanks for visiting us to our tourists this week who came from Wolverhampton, Walsall, York and Bolton amongst other places. Nice to have you with us - hope you enjoyed our hills!

 

We had 21 volunteers rocking the hi-viz this week. Thank you so much to you all - we couldn't do it without you:

Adrian FORD • Andrea FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Andrew T DAVIES • Caitlin DICKENSON-BENNETT • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Gavin MILLICHIP • Heather MORGAN • Helen ROSEWARNE • Jess TILLSLEY • Kim HOOD • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Lisa GARLICK • Martin BIGGS • Megan SCURRELL • Michelle SCURRELL • Paul SCURRELL • Sam DICKENSON-BENNETT • Sam HAWKSWELL • Sandra PEDERSEN

 

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Photo: The lovely Scurrell family - great friends and supporters of Wyre Forest parkrun

 

It seems odd to have a week where no-one is celebrating a milestone these days but we did have a new Age Category record set this week by first finisher Paul LITTLE whose 17:21 finish time is now the time to beat for the VM40-44 category. Well done Paul.

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Next week all being well we see regular volunteer and committed parkrunner Nigel GARDNER celebrate his 50th parkrun, so lets have lots of you here to give him a big cheer!

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Photo: Nigel finishes parkrun no 49

 

It is also the last week ever of the points competition which we know has been keeping some of you on your toes since August! We will present the certificates in March.

 

And finally a reminder "Don't forget your barcode" please. Believe me, we feel as bad as you do when you forget your barcode but it's not possible for us to add them in afterwards I'm afraid. This is a policy that is worldwide across parkrun events to ensure that the job of the volunteers is kept as quick and simple as possible. It's a rule we are very strict about at Wyre Forest. If you're reading this now - pop a spare barcode in your car, in your wallet, in your phone case, in your shoe - wherever you might find it when needed. A link to the barcode wristbands, key fobs etc. is at the bottom of this report.

Happy running everyone, see you next week
Andie

 

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Male placings:
Paul LITTLE (VM40-44) of Droitwich AC, was first over the line in 17:21 - third time in 4 appearances.
Richard WALSH (SM30-34) of Black Pear Joggers, was second over the line in 18:02 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Matt BALDOCK (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:34.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steven SMITH (Unattached) 2008 pts.
Graeme ANDERSON (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 1855 pts.
Thomas PALMER (Kidderminster & Stourport AC) 1822 pts.

Female placings:
Rachel POUNDS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 21:09 - second time in 2 appearances.
Sarah MARKLEY (VW40-44) of Calne SMaRTT, was second (21st overall) over the line in 23:16.
Tina SMITH (VW55-59) of Forest Monsters, was third (24th overall) over the line in 23:41 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

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Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Michelle DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1961 pts.
Julie CARTER (Forest Monsters) 1837 pts.
Caitlin DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1705 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul LITTLE (VM40-44) was graded 79.25% for the time 17:21 (first overall).
Tina SMITH (VW55-59) was graded 75.44% for the time 23:41 (24th overall).
Richard WALSH (SM30-34) was graded 72.37% for the time 18:02 (second overall).

This week there were 164 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 2,630 different runners, including participants from 217 athletics clubs, have completed 11,404 runs covering a total distance of 57,020 km, and there have been 2,637 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.

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
4th March - Bridgnorth RC volunteer takeover
18th March - Wyre Forest HHH volunteer takeover
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!
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