29/07/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #101 Monster celebrations for Helena and Julie

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 101
29th July 2017

This week's run report is written by David STARKIE. Thanks David!

After the excitement of the 100th Wyre Forest parkrun this week might have been a bit of a come down, but step forward the Forest Monsters Helena ASHWIN and Julie CARTER with their own Century milestones. Our friends the Forest Monsters are well known amongst regulars for their bright orange kit and for helping to develop the healthy(?) Wyre Forest parkrun tradition of fancy Dress and though there were no pyjamas on view this week the Forest Monsters didn’t disappoint: Helen & Julie decked out in traditional orange with tutus and fluffy leg warmers were accompanied by “The Orange Blob”, and the group ran around together enjoying this milestone. Tremendous effort from Dave SMITH as the Blob.

 

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There was another milestone as Mick HUDSON completed his 50th parkrun (45 at Wyre Forest). We also celebrated Sue ALLEN’s 50th birthday.

There is no traditional gift for 22nd wedding anniversaries though copper is now being promoted in this guise, but what could be better than coming to Wyre Forest parkrun to celebrate as did Sandar and Steve WADE from Abingdon. We hope the course lived up to the occasion. We also had visitors from Sheffield, Dudley and Germany.

We are always looking for volunteers to help give the regular team support and a well-earned break, and Vicky HONEYBOURNE ably took over as Run Director this week. The team were also able to provide an extra volunteer Graeme ANDERSON to aid a visually impaired athlete Lynn COX around our challenging course. If you just volunteer once in every 10 runs then we can fill all roles, and this is especially important during the holiday season so if you can volunteer, then let the team know (email: wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com)​

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Photo: Lynn and Graeme

This week 181 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Pam COOPER • Rob TURNER • Lisa BAILEY • Rowan BAILEY • Elizabeth HINTON • Jayne HILL • Neil CRABBE • Adrian FORD • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Graeme ANDERSON • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Imogen JONES • Gracie HARRIS • Sara HARRIS • Gayle BARRY • Andrea MILES • Pauline SMITH • Teddy MILES-EVANS

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

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Adam SMITH (VM40-44) of Amazing Feet RC, was second over the line in 18:30 - was first to finish once before.
Daniel MAYDEW (JM11-14) of Wells City Harriers, was third over the line in 19:54.

Female placings:
Emily JAMES (VW35-39) of Wallsend Harriers & AC, was first (16th overall) over the line in 22:28 - 4th time in 8 appearances.
Anna WEBER (JW15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was second (30th overall) over the line in 23:37 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Ruth WEBER (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 24:13.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Daniel MAYDEW (JM11-14) – 74.71% for the time 19:54 (third overall).
Adam SMITH (VM40-44) – 73.78% for the time 18:30 (second overall).
Alexander COOK (JM11-14) – 71.65% for the time 20:45 (6th overall).

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

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 3,300 participants have completed 15,608 parkruns covering a total distance of 78,040 km, including 3,576 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director: Vicky
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
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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27/05/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #92 Mark shares his parkrun story

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 92
27th May 2017

This week 223 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests (woop woop!!) Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

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Mark REAVES is our run report writer this week and he tells us what Wyre Forest parkrun means to him. Enjoy!

It all started about 2 years ago when a good friend of mine ran the London marathon and convinced me to start running. So I downloaded a C25K app and started to follow that.

After a few weeks I was able to run 5K fairly regularly, but running on my own found I was lacking motivation and support. Then Wyre Forest parkrun started up and I got completely hooked.

This week was my 50th at Wyre Forest but I have run 2 at Stratford where my good friend is an RD and I felt I had to run my actual 50th there because its all her fault this running lark, she has also run Wyre Forest twice and I think she enjoyed it even though Stratford is dead flat!!

Anyway this week was a hot run so decided to run with my son which I thoroughly enjoyed.

parkrun itself has given me more than just the chance to run against the clock it has also given me some great new friendships and I have joined a running club - the Forest Monsters ( you may have noticed them). I have also run 3 half marathons and three 10k races since starting to run so any new runners beware this sport is highly addictive.

I am always on the lookout for races etc. and will be running the multi verse next month at Stourport, the Wyre forest half in July and the Spitfire 10k in September all leading up to my first marathon in Birmingham in October, so parkrun is also an invaluable training aid to get some miles in!

Racing isn't for everyone so parkrun is a great way to get outside and enjoy its great each week to turn up take part but also to volunteer in such a beautiful setting as the Wyre Forest.

Thanks to all at Wyre Forest parkrun for a great event each week. Saturday has been renamed parkrun day in our household, my 2 eldest have both run & my 2 youngest now look forwards to being able to start coming along. Happy running everyone!!!

Sorry for the long ramble, - Mark.

Well done Mark - 50 parkruns for a relative 'beginner' is pretty amazing. Good luck in your upcoming races and thanks for telling us about your running journey. We'd love to hear more about you all - so please don't be shy and write to us and tell us your story, we know that other people's journeys are incredibly inspiring so don't keep them to yourselves - email us at wyreforestoffice@parkrun.com Thank you!

Mark was joined by 23 other amazing volunteers:

Adrian FORD • Andrea FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Craig COATES • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Graeme ANDERSON • Hazel FAIN • Jacqui WINTER • Joanne WATSON • Julie GOLDS • Lindsay B PULLEY • Lisa BAILEY • Lisa BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Mark REAVES • Martin BIGGS • Maxwell B PULLEY • Pauline SMITH • Rachael SHEPHERD • Richard FAIN • Samantha ANDERSON • Sarah TAYLOR

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Special mention for all our first time parkrunners:

Phil SINGLETON, Piotr ZIELINSKI, Philip, HILL, Diane STEVENS, Russell TONKS, Scarlett HODGES, Ciaran, TURNBULL, Paige CARTER, Nat FREEMANTLE, Julia KNOWLES, Louis SYLVESTER, Gary RIGBY, Nick CRABBE, Hannah SPITTLE, Chloe DAVIS, Julia BIRCH, Abigail CRABBE, Mary NEWMAN

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

Male placings:
Henry WALKER (SM30-34) of Malvern Joggers, was first over the line in 19:03 - first appearance.
Alan SOUTHWICK (VM40-44) of Black Pear Joggers, was second over the line in 20:07.
Joe DYER (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:10.

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Female placings:
Emily SCHMIDT (SW30-34) of Ealing Eagles Running Club, was first (29th overall) over the line in 24:06 - first appearance.
Fern CATES (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (36th overall) over the line in 24:40.
Jacqui WINTER (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (50th overall) over the line in 26:19 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Dave BENNETT (VM55-59) – 76.14% for the time 20:11 (4th overall).
Trevor MCGILL (VM55-59) – 74.39% for the time 21:01 (8th overall).
Andrew HIGGINS (VM50-54) – 71.41% for the time 21:20 (11th 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 3,078 participants have completed 14,048 parkruns covering a total distance of 70,240 km, including 3,241 new Personal Bests.

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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
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
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!

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14/01/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #73 Cleobury Mortimer Running Club take over and show you how volunteering works

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 73
14th January 2017

This Saturday we had our first ever 'volunteer takeover'. As you know, most of the core team are with Cleobury Mortimer Running Club so we thought it time to get a few of those club members who'd not volunteered before to see what it was like and get involved too.

Joined on the day by a couple of non-members (including Mark Wallace who took most of the fabulous photographs of the event - great job thanks Mark), we broke our previous record for volunteer numbers (which was at an inaugural event back in August 2015!)

As both RD on Saturday and a coach at CMRC I'd like to personally say a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped us out this week:

Adrian FORD • Andrea FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Ann WEBBER • Cerys ROWLES • Debbie PRICE • Donna PERRY • Finlay BRITNELL • Jayne SWIFT • Jennet ROBERTS • Joanne WATSON • Kim HOOD • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Lisa BAILEY • Lisa BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Lisa HALLIDAY • Mark WALLACE • Martin BIGGS • Michelle BRIGGS • Rose WATSON • Sallie SHAW • Sara HARRIS • Sarah TAYLOR • Sian POWELL • Vicky HONEYBOURNE

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Photo: The CMRC volunteer team

Cleobury Mortimer Running Club was established in September 2015, just after Wyre Forest parkrun and the two have a lot in common. As I said, most of our core team are from CMRC and I think its safe to say that without the commitment, enthusiasm and vision of my friends at the club we would not have got Wyre Forest parkrun off the ground when we did. Wyre Forest District Council had got the funding and a location in place for a year before we were approached about running it.

Myself and a few Cleobury runners had heard volunteers were needed so we contacted our ambassador Richard Ralphs and got our names on the list. Dale (Wyre Forest DC Sports Development Officer who approached us) said he was nearly at the point of giving up on it when we stepped in. As soon as I knew an Event Director was needed so that we could get started I volunteered immediately knowing that I had plenty of support alongside me.

At that time we were just a group of social runners but we knew that once a local parkrun was established, participation at all our local running clubs would increase so we needed to become more structured and so CMRC was born. At that time there were very few of us and so it made sense for us to approach another club about helping us out, and so we became a 'satellite club' to Ludlow Runners. This means our members are also members of Ludlow Runners and vice-versa and we are part of a UKA registered club.

Since then myself and Jo have trained as UKA coaches and along with other qualified leaders (and more to follow) we have grown the club to over 40 paid up members! We have staged 4 learn-to-run courses and start our 5th this week. Since that first course we have taken non-runners to 10k, half-marathon, marathon and even ultra distance! So we are quite pleased with our little (but getting bigger!) club.

But one of our proudest achievements is Wyre Forest parkrun. I think when we look back we didn't imagine how important and special it would become to us. We've met so many amazing and inspirational people, made friendships that will last a lifetime, changed our (and other peoples) perceptions about running (and runners!), exchanged lie-ins for standing in the rain cheering...the list goes on. Speaking just for myself, getting involved with Wyre Forest parkrun and CMRC was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Anyway, enough of the sentimentality! If you'd like to know more about CMRC you can contact us at run@runcleobury.org or visit Cleobury Mortimer Running Club

We currently offer coached/lead sessions for all abilities on Tuesdays at 7pm, meeting at 6.50pm at Teme Leisure (Cleobury Mortimer) Sports Hall. We are fully inclusive and no one is ever left behind. We also enjoy the social side of running and organise regular social evenings as well as entering the odd (!) race together.

Some of the great people we've met at parkrun are the awesome Forest Monsters! They can't be missed in their orange kit and this week was a celebration run for two special ladies. Tina SMITH completed her milestone 50th parkrun so can now claim her free RED t-shirt! And Helena ASHWIN joined in the fun as she celebrated her birthday. Looking great ladies!! Hope you both had a fab morning.

 

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Photo: Helena and Tina looking amazing!

The following all joined us for the first time - well done you are all parkrunners now!

Matt BALDOCK, Josh BOND, Shaun WILTSHERE, Charlie KENNAN, Wayne, KENNAN, Ben KENNAN, Craig DOLAN, Georgia MACE, Aaron MASON, Xena GOULD, Elizabeth GOULD, Mark THOMAS, Andy JUDD, Olivia MORTON, Kirsty TRACEY, Alexandra LINNEY, Keith GUEST, Maria MIHAJLOVIC.

I also wanted to give a special mention to Paul ROBERTS. Paul went to try some parkrun tourism this week but sadly Hanbury Hall was cancelled. He arrived there, realised and drove back to Wyre Forest. Arrived here at 9.30am and still ran the 5k just making it back before our tailrunner!! What a hero! Well done Paul.

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Photo: Paul finishes his last minute Wyre Forest parkrun!

Mark took some brilliant photos this week, showing how parkrun works from the volunteer perspective. So heres a selection:

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Photo: Ade walks the course putting up all the signs and checking for hazards etc.

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Photo: Volunteers meet at 8.30am. Everyone gets a lanyard with map, instructions, phone numbers etc. We give any training required and marshals leave to get to their posts.

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Photo: Pose for a selfie with your mates!

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Photo: at 8.50am we do a briefing especially for new runners and tourists visiting us for the first time. We give a cheer to our first timers - you're all awesome!

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Photo: The main briefing follows. It's important to listen to this as we let you know any hazards on the course etc.

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Photo: Then the easy bit - walking to the start!

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Photo: Toeing the line

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Photo: Starters and timekeepers and Ann and Lisa

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Photo: Go!

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Photo: Once the runners have passed we then set up the finish funnel. And wait and have a natter!

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Photo: The click on the stop watch corresponds with the number on your token - they must be the same. So only cross the finish line ONCE and stay in position in the funnel!

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Photo: Our funnel manager makes sure you all stay in the correct order in the funnel.

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Photo: Once in the funnel, stay in position and collect your finish token

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Photo: Once you have your token you get it scanned along with your token. There is no hurry to do this so plenty of time to get your breath back.

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Photo: Come and see the RD to put your name down for volunteering - thanks Andrew!

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Photo: Our tailrunner is always last to finish

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Photo: We collect up the signs etc.

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Photo: The tokens are sorted back in to the correct order (a nice job if you'd like to volunteer but still want to run)

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Photo: The results processor uploads all the data and you get your result!

Simple!

So thank you once again to Mark for the photos and CMRC for providing the volunteers for another fab parkrun.

We look forward to future takeovers - details on the calendar at the bottom but thank you to Tri-Energy, Bridgnorth Running Club and Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers who have all got dates in the diary for February and March to take over the roster and Amazing Feet who are also looking at dates! Exciting stuff. We are lucky to have so many great clubs in our area.

Thanks for reading, it was quite a long one - see you next time
Andie

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PS....And lastly.....write up your run report at home with a cuppa!

Male placings:
William LAYE (SM25-29) of Bridgnorth Running Club, was first over the line in 18:23 - first time in 5 appearances.
Matt BALDOCK (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:39.
Joshua POUNTNEY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:11.

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Photo: First finisher William

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steven SMITH (Unattached) 1621 pts.
Graeme ANDERSON (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 1574 pts.
Mark WALLACE (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 1452 pts.

Female placings:
Rachel POUNDS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:15 - first appearance.
Caitlin DICKENSON-BENNETT (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (41st overall) over the line in 24:31.
Kimberley Anne BRAZNELL (VW60-64) of Halesowen A & CC, was third (48th overall) over the line in 25:06.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caitlin DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1605 pts.
Michelle DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1591 pts.
Julie CARTER (Forest Monsters) 1402 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andrew T DAVIES (VM65-69) was graded 77.80% for the time 21:33 (11th overall).
Kimberley Anne BRAZNELL (VW60-64) was graded 76.23% for the time 25:06 (48th overall).
Dave BENNETT (VM50-54) was graded 74.07% for the time 20:34 (8th overall).

This week there were 199 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 2,484 different runners, including participants from 210 athletics clubs, have completed 10,504 runs covering a total distance of 52,520 km, and there have been 2,476 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
11th February 2017 - Tri-Energy volunteer takeover
4th March - Bridgnorth Running Club volunteer takeover
18th March - Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers 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!
 

11/06/2016 Wyre Forest parkrun #42 Farewell Forest Monster Lisa

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 42
11th June 2016

Wyre Forest parkrun 42. 11/06/2016

Our Run Director Dale oversaw events this week and with lots of local races taking place on Sunday, it was a top turnout of volunteers. Thanks one and all:

Andrea FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Chris SIMPSON • Dale EVANS • David STARKIE • Donna PERRY • Duncan STARKIE • Frankie CAVACIUTI • Gavin MILLICHIP • Hazel FAIN • Ian CLOUGH • Joanne WATSON • Kim HOOD • Lisa GARLICK • Louise WEBER • Martin BIGGS • Philip SHELDON • Rob TURNER • Vicki HULME

We like to plan ahead with our roster so if you have a free Saturday and haven't tried volunteering yet - please get in touch at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com

Our hardworking core team from Cleobury Mortimer Running Club are here nearly every week but we do like to have a go at taking part ourselves now and again so please shout up if you can help out or indeed if your club would like to 'takeover' the running of the event for one week - an ideal opportunity to promote your club or any races you may like to publicise.

Wyre Forest parkrun 42. 11/06/2016

Among the 152 runners, we had a strong presence from another well recognised local club this week - the fabulous Forest Monsters. You can usually hear the arrival of the 'Monsters' as the dogs start yapping excitedly just before 9am!

This week was a special run for them as Lisa Luttig was running her last ever UK parkrun before leaving these shores. She says she could not have chosen a better one for such an occasion and we agree! Farewell and Good Luck Lisa.

Wyre Forest parkrun 42. 11/06/2016Photo: Forest Monsters cross the finish line together

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Thanks Helena Ashwin for sharing the above photograph to our facebook page

We had one Age Category Record broken this week and it was an impressive performance as Derek Jackson ran a speedy 20:20 to break the VM65-69 course record.

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Well done to the 34 of you who now have a new course PB and to all 152 of you who came and finished the course today despite the weather forecast.

Just one piece of public information to end my report on, and that is to remind you all about parking at Wyre Forest. The Wyre Forest Discovery Pass has now been reduced to £30 a year. The pass not only supports the work that the Forestry Commission do but covers parking for two different cars. So if you are a regular runner it is well worth purchasing and saves queuing for parking machines, needing to remember change etc. It also has other benefits attached to it - further details at the bottom of this page.

We also request that you do NOT park along Lye Head Road. Local residents have had cars blocking their access as well as causing accidents by turning in drives. Please be courteous to local residents and use the forestry car park. We encourage car sharing where possible. Thank you.

Date for your Diary: Our first birthday parkrun will be on Saturday 27th August at 9am!

Watch this space for further details but there WILL be cake!

Thanks for your support everyone, see you next time! Andie

Results summary:

Male placings:
Peter SMITH (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:19 - third time in 15 appearances.
Richard JONES (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:23.
Christopher FOSTER (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:53.

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Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Rob TURNER (Unattached) 2659 pts.
Richard FAIN (Stone Master Marathoners) 2645 pts.
David STARKIE (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 2300 pts.

Female placings:
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (9th overall) over the line in 20:58 - 4th time in 7 appearances.
Anna WEBER (JW11-14) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was second (20th overall) over the line in 23:23 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Julie DELAHAYE-SLATER (VW40-44) of Bournville Harriers, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 23:27.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Tina SMITH (Forest Monsters) 2875 pts.
Sandra PEDERSEN (Unattached) 2267 pts.
Heather MORGAN (Unattached) 2137 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Derek JACKSON (VM65-69) was graded 82.46% for the time 20:20 (6th overall).
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) was graded 78.06% for the time 20:58 (9th overall).
Andrew DAVIES (VM65-69) was graded 77.68% for the time 21:35 (13th overall).

This week there were 152 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 1,705 different runners, including participants from 164 athletics clubs, have completed 6,023 runs covering a total distance of 30,115 km, and there have been 1,535 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who ran in a time of 00:17:54 on 2016-05-14 (event number 38).
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 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: Dale Evans
Wyre Forest parkrun - Facebook

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

Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
27th August - Our First Birthday!
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13/02/2016 Wyre Forest parkrun #25 A canine caper

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 25
13th February 2016

Thanks to Ann Webber for this week's canine inspired run report! It's a good one!

 

This week's run report is brought to you by Maisie, a Heinz 57 rescue dog. Last year Maisie ran a parkrun but decided at ten years of age it would be more prudent to contribute by volunteering. Maisie usually prefers chasing squirrels, but performed beautifully on Saturday, encouraging members of the canine and biped running community from Position 6, otherwise known as "Bench Corner". Maisie looked particularly poochy, wearing a custom designed fluorescent jacket with reflective silver strips.

Wyre Forest parkrun dogs 13/02/2016

Woof woof everyone! It was great to see you all barking madly on a chilly February morning. Thanks also for your full attention during the pre-run briefing. You were all ears. A special thank you to the Staffies who translated instructions for the French poodle.

All mutts kept their guardians within two cocker spaniel lengths and head down, tail up ignored useless distractions like their own tails, silly squirrels and enticing scents. Of course, the run couldn't happen without the commitment of our volunteers. I'd like to bark a special thanks to Bruno the Bassett Hound. Not only did Bruno scent-mark the course pre-run, he dogged the finish line assisting with finish tokens and funnelling. "My favourite role is setting up. It's very satisfying to know I've contributed to getting every dog around safely."

Thanks also to the following human volunteers!: Andrew GARLICK • Ann WEBBER • Annette MORE • Anthony NEWBOULD • Callum BARLOW • Carole EVANS • Chris SIMPSON • Jane FAIN • Joanne WATSON • Kim HOOD • Kimberley BILLS • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Lisa BAILEY • Lisa GARLICK • Martin BIGGS • Neil CRABBE • Vicky HONEYBOURNE

Wyre Forest parkrun dogs 13/02/2016

On behalf of all parkrun Dogs, I'd like to express our gratitude to our guardians and parkrun for playing a such a positive part in our psychological well being. The importance of exercise was highlighted by the Independent this month (4/2/2016). The season's wet weather has restricted exercising opportunities and lead to an increase in dog depression this winter. I can only ask you all to encourage any down in the mouth mutt mates to shred the slippers, clothing - furniture if necessary - to be allowed out. And if you're feeling dog-gone yourself – not sleeping, eating, demonstrating a lack of interest in the rear end of friends –please whine long and loud.

Cleo, a gorgeous 4 year old Staffie and a member of the Forest Monsters is a great ambassador of regular running. Cleo trains on cross country trails with her leash holder Fran. "Harness equals run. Run equals fun. Already I can't wait till next week", said Cleo at the end of her run.

Wyre Forest parkrun dogs 13/02/2016

Tilly, a regal looking Boxer, has been doggie dashing since she was pup. Her interest was sparked by a rabbit and she hasn't stopped since. Tilly trains her charge, Abbie, running up to 20 miles while Abbie takes the easy option on a bike. "Great morning! But I can't hang about. I'm ready for breakfast," barked Tilly at the finish line.

 

Wyre Forest parkrun dogs 13/02/2016

And keep an eye out for Lily, an emerging champion in her age group. The pretty Staffie English Terrier cross, Lily started running six months ago at the age of one. She runs regularly during the week in the Wyre Forest with her charge, Rob and knows the course well. "I love it! I see that big hill at the end and know food is not far off."

And now for this week's results.... Bow Wow to Barnacle, first finisher. Barney, a 5 year old black lab has only been running for a year and although she dislikes her harness, she loves chasing humans and leading from the front. Barney's custodian, Stu regularly experiences an increased arm length of 4 inches post-race.

Wyre Forest parkrun dogs 13/02/2016

And a final "Woof Woof well done" to another Forest Monster Julie Carter for completing her 50th parkrun this week!!

Well doggie done to everydog and see you next week!

Biped results are listed below.

Male placings:
Henry NEWBOULD (SM18-19) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:49 - third time in 3 appearances.
Peter SMITH (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:08.
Thomas PALMER (JM15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was third over the line in 21:08.

Further congratulations to first finisher Henry Newbould on setting a new Age Category Record for SM18-19 this week!

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Mark WALLACE (Unattached) 1615 pts.
Richard FAIN (Stone Master Marathoners) 1561 pts.
Rob TURNER (Unattached) 1538 pts.

Female placings:
Anna WEBER (JW11-14) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was first (17th overall) over the line in 22:51 - first time in 8 appearances.
Lizzie MURRAY (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 23:27.
Tina SMITH (VW50-54) of Forest Monsters, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 23:29 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Tina SMITH (Forest Monsters) 1757 pts.
Julie CARTER (Forest Monsters) 1721 pts.
Marie CAVACIUTI (Cleobury Mortimer Running Club) 1426 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Joan CLARKE (VW60-64) was graded 80.56% for the time 23:45 (25th overall).
Tina SMITH (VW50-54) was graded 75.09% for the time 23:29 (23rd overall).
Henry NEWBOULD (SM18-19) was graded 74.84% for the time 17:49 (first overall).

This week there were 123 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 1,191 different runners, including participants from 118 athletics clubs, have completed 3,402 runs covering a total distance of 17,010 km, and there have been 768 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.

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