12/01/2019 Lynne’s A-Z of Wyre Forest parkrun #174 on a record breaking day

This week's run report is written by tourist Lynne ZABEK who visited us on Saturday. Thank you Lynne!

The A-Z of Wyre Forest parkrun Event number 174 12th January 2019

A- Andy SALT, first finisher this week in 17.55 (epic)

B- Bryan the beagle !!

C- Clubs,,, 36 took part.

D- Don't forget your barcode.

E- Everyone was a winner this week that went to Wyre Forest parkrun.

F- Foxy ladies running club made a few appearances.

G- Gill JONES was tail walking (thankyou)

H- Hillier than most parkruns.

I- I loved the trails on this parkrun.

J- Joanne BANNISTER's first time at parkrun wooooohoooo

K- Kinda like Fort William parkrun (one lap of undulating forest trails)

L- Light drizzle but perfect running conditions.

M- Muddy.

N- Nearly passed out with that uphill finish.

0- Overly enthusiastic marshals made this parkrun special.

P- Personal bests this week ... 30 !

Q- Quality parkrun course.

R- Roster was filled.

S- Sarah CARR was first female with 22.52

T- Thirty high viz heroes.Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Helen HODGES • Saul FAULKNER • Mark WALLACE • Lynne ZABEK • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Lisa BAILEY • Matthew BAILEY • Mark REAVES • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Duncan STARKIE • Kirsty WILKES • Martin BIGGS • Aran MOORE • Graeme ANDERSON • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Carl PRICE • Michael GREGG • Graham GOOD • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Matt JACKSON • Dave POUNTNEY • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Mason PRICE • Steven TURNER

U- Unknowns...23 !

V- Very undulating (338ft to be exact)

W- Wyre forest parkrun

X- X-factor, all the volunteers had that today.

Y- You should all try volunteering, its great fun.

Z- Zabeks on tour doing W in the parkrun alphabet challenge.

Thanks everyone for a great run - Lynne Zabek RD @ Loch Leven parkrun

Cheers Lynne for a great report!

Thank you of course to all of you who came as our course attendance record was well and truly smashed this week! 309 finishers was a huge increase on our previous highest attendance of 274! How many will we get this week I wonder...?

CONGRATULATIONS
to timekeeper Daren JACKSON who gained his purple t-shirt for volunteering 25 times! Thank you Daren, we really appreciate it.

Well done also to Esme JENKINS who completed her milestone 10th parkrun and to Ellie RICHARDSON on her 50th parkrun, great job girls!

 

See you all next week!

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Today's Run Director: Andie
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05/01/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #173 Happy New Year!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 173
5th January 2019

This week 270 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

This is our second highest turnout ever! Will we break the record over the coming weeks I wonder....?

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Nigel GARDNER • David MORE • Sarah PRICE • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Lisa BAILEY • Matthew BAILEY • Neil CRABBE • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Kirsty WILKES • Carole EVANS • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Caz SMITH • Jennifer CLEE • Debbie HYRONS • Charlie SMITH • Jeremy FERGUSON • Sarah JORDAN • Steve REDDING • Izzy ROLLIT • Izzy ROLLIT • Ed ROLLIT • Fran CRICK

Not surprisingly for this time of year there were a LOT of first time parkrunners, well done all of you!:

John BLAKISTON, Hudson ARCHER, Joe GILDAY, Giles HAMMOND, Josh KIDNER, Dean PUPLETT, Oliver HALE, Stephen HALE, David FIDDLER, Annie JOHNSTON, Karen SHAKESPEARE, Chelsea GORDON, Michelle BARNETT, Will GRIFFIN, Jemma DAVIES, Sian DAVIES, Phoebe GODWIN, Maureen LEWIS, Anna CHATTAWAY, Becky BIRCH, Nicola MORRIS, Amelia HALE, Juliet HALE, Kay POOLE, Hayley FARMER, Christine WENHAM, Harry LEWIS, Samantha LEWIS, Tabatha LEWIS, Peter LEWIS, Julie WENHAM

Congratulations to one of those first time parkrunners Maureen LEWIS. Maureen is now the holder of the VW75-79 Age Category Record with her debut run of 35:42!! Well done Maureen!

Congratulations also to junior Emily PRICE who completed her 10th parkrun this week and she kept very quiet about it but a 'monster' well done also to Tina SMITH who ran her 100th parkrun!

Sadly, due to a change in the terms of use with Flickr - we can no longer add photographs to our run report in the old way. And our Flickr account will soon be closing. If you wish to download any photographs from this account please do it now as they will be deleted soon.

We should hopefully have a new way of sharing photographs with you on its way soon and I will of course let you know the details when I have them.

See you next time!
Andie

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 5,392 participants have completed 30,062 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,310 km, including 5,946 new Personal Bests. A total of 515 individuals have volunteered 4,029 times.
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Today's Run Director: Neil
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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
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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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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.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andy
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Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
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22/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #171 Sandra’s Sparkly Christmas Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 171
22nd December 2018

This week's Christmas parkrun report is written by the lovely Sandra HOWARD. So relax and enjoy!

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The press called today ‘Super Saturday’ and what a super Saturday it was as 242 of us completed this weeks parkrun on such a beautiful morning too. As it was the last Saturday before Christmas - many entered the spirit of Wyre Forest parkrun and dressed in suitable Christmas attire. Where else would you see a Christmas present running alongside Christmas trees and a Christmas pud? Even some of the dogs came dressed up. There were Santa’s and reindeer in a sea of red and green running through the wyre forest. One lucky child had their very own sleigh ride this morning!

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We celebrated some milestone runs this morning. Morgan PUPLETT and Olivia CHILDE both celebrated their tenth parkrun. Well done both.

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Photo: Morgan

Maddie HORTON, Tristan REAVES and Sara HARRIS all completed their 50th run and Stuart JONES and Shirley THOMAS both completed their 100th. Well done all.

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Photo: Tristan celebrating his 50th parkrun alongside Lee ASHTON dressed as a present!

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Photo: Shirley pictured last week

As 242 of us ran around the forest we were cheered on by our wonderful volunteers. These are the people that make parkrun possible each week. So if you have not yet volunteered - make it a New Years resolution to give it a go. It’s easy and you are giving something back into parkrun. Two volunteers today gained their 25 volunteer badges. They were the wonderful Sandra PEDERSON cheering us on as we ran and the wonderful Debbie HYRONS who was issuing us with our finish tokens. Well done both and a huge THANK YOU TO YOU BOTH.

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Photo: Sandra running last week's parkrun

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Photo: Debbie and Mason

Some special marshal mentions this morning must go to the lovely girls at the 4K mark for singing jiggle bells so well as we passed them and to Mason the reindeer for encouraging us on before we ran up cardiac hill. A big thank you to goes to Ryan MORGAN who with a little help from his mum made some scrumptious shortbread Christmas trees for us as a post run treat. Thank you.

Thank you again to all of those who volunteered today to make this event happen . Merry Christmas to all.

Thank you Sandra for a wonderful Run Report.

This week 242 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

Well done awesome first timers:

Ben HEATH, Stephen WOODHOUSE, Jordan SIDAWAY, Sian GOULDING, Eliza WOODHOUSE

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Vicki HULME • Lisa BAILEY • Mark REAVES • Adrian FORD • Katy BROOME • Duncan STARKIE • Martin BIGGS • Emma MORGAN • Sandra PEDERSEN • John FRANCIS • Jennet ROBERTS • Gavin MILLICHIP • Emma THOMAS • Ryan MORGAN • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Ronald LYNES • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Dave ROBERTS • Lucas VANES • Eden VANES • Steve REDDING • Debbie REDDING • Mason PRICE Sandra HOWARD

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Congratulations also to Lindsay PULLEY (who we mentioned in last week's Run Report as he turned 80) Lindsay beat his own Age Category Record this week with a run of 33:14! Amazing!!

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From all of us in the Core Team here at Wyre Forest - we wish you all a very Merry Christmas too! See you next week.

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 5,301 participants have completed 29,523 parkruns covering a total distance of 147,615 km, including 5,901 new Personal Bests. A total of 511 individuals have volunteered 3,971 times.

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Today's Run Director:Andie
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Your Run Director Team:-
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Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary

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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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15/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #170 big birthdays and massive milestones!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 170
15th December 2018

This week 146 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

Well done to our fab first timers:

Alex POOLE, Debbie PHILLIPS, Jacqueline SMITH

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Photo: Debbie after her first parkrun

 

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Shirley THOMAS • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Jake GOOD • Alison MACDONALD • Elizabeth HINTON • David STARKIE • Katy BROOME • Dale EVANS • Allyson MCCLUNG • Duncan STARKIE • Joe WATSON • Carole EVANS • Stephen MOORE • Aran MOORE • Rose WATSON • Philip JONES • John FRANCIS • Kay REEVES • Luisa TURNER • Gavin MILLICHIP • Dawn WHITEHEAD • Jo MATHEWS • Rachael SHEPHERD • Michael GREGG • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Steve REDDING • Mason PRICE

 

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It was a very chilly run this week so thanks to all those amazing volunteers once again.

 

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So where do I start with this week's run report? We had several important milestones and three big birthdays to celebrate this week. Cake, balloons and fancy dress were in abundance!

 

I think we should start with our oldest EVER parkrunner - the local (Wolverley) legend that is Lindsay B PULLEY. Lindsay turned 80 this Saturday and despite partying the night before with his Cleobury Running Club friends, he and several of them turned up (some more bleary eyed than others) to join Lindsay and his son Nick (home parkrun Rushcliffe) on his 225th parkrun.

 

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Lindsay is of course very well known in the local running community as the man who founded Amazing Feet Running Club (Kidderminster) and has then ran for Dudley Kingswinford and Midland Masters AC before recently joining CMRC.

At 80, Lindsay becomes an Age Category Record holder at Wyre Forest with his time of 35:24. He was just jogging so he will no doubt beat his own record when he next tries!

At the other end of the age scale we also celebrated Adam SCURRELL's 16th Birthday! And Adam was also running his 100th parkrun - a milestone he shared with mum MICHELLE (Shelly)! I said it was a busy week....! Congratulations Adam and Shelly (of Tri Energy) and thank you for all the volunteering you do too.

 

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Matthew BAILEY was also running his 100th parkrun this week - he joined Lindsay and his CMRC club mates to complete his milestone in a more leisurely fashion than usual (Matt is no stranger to the P001 token!) and thanks to wife ROWAN we all enjoyed some delicious cakes afterwards! Congratulations Matt.

 

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Next up was another Wyre Forest regular Tony COLCLOUGH (aka Frosty) of the Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers - he was also running his 100th parkrun and his club mates carried on their usual tradition with a themed parkrun - this week FLAMINGOES!

 

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Congratulations also to junior Daniel WALLIS who completed his 10th parkrun, Jemima SHELDON and Mark SHELDON who ran their 50th parkruns and our lovely Debbie HYRONS (token sorter extraordinaire!) who also ran her 50th parkrun as volunteer sign collector.

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Photo: Our fab Debbie at the end of this week's run

 

We also wished a Happy 65th Birthday to camera shy Chris HANCOX!

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And finally - I couldn't resist sharing this photograph! Titled "When you manage to beat the course record holder over 100m dressed as a flamingo"! Thank you Mark WALLACE for this classic moment and to photographer Gav MILLICHIP for capturing it perfectly!

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It's going to be hard to top all these celebrations but I'm sure you'll all help us try as we celebrate Christmas this week with our usual festive fancy dress parkrun. We will bring cakes and music, we just need you to bring the fun! Oh and your barcodes too of course!

See you there
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 5,283 participants have completed 29,281 parkruns covering a total distance of 146,405 km, including 5,884 new Personal Bests. A total of 510 individuals have volunteered 3,941 times.

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Today's Run Director: David
Links
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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

December 22nd - Christmas themed parkrun

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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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08/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #169 giving something back to our community

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 169
8th December 2018

This week 221 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

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We had lots of first time parkrunners attend this week. Well done all of you:

Robert DEVNEY, Matthew HINGLEY, Richard SHEPHERD, Paul ROSE, Neil PAVELEY, Elspeth DALE, Chloe SOUTHWICK, Mandy ELLIOTT, Emily ASHMAN, Paul BOWLEY, Neil CHAMPS, Sarah HARRIS, Helen FREEMAN, Emily SOUTHWICK, Anna MCMAHON, Jayne REE, Rebecca CHAMPS, Zoe BOURNE

Many of our first timers had just completed a learn-to-run course with local club Tri Energy. Well done all of you - that was a tough graduation run!

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The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Jake GOOD • Andrew GARLICK • India-Rose FORD • Lilia Grace FORD • Katy BROOME • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Aran MOORE • Emma MORGAN • Graeme ANDERSON • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Jackie HOWORTH • David FISH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Carl PRICE • Rachael SHEPHERD • Robert TEASDALE • Ryan MORGAN • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Roxanne JEVONS • Debbie HYRONS • Katherine EVANS • Mason PRICE

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The unofficial 'Volunteer of the week' award must go to Lindsay TILLSLEY for offering to dispose of some dog droppings on behalf of a late runner!! That really is going above and beyond the call of duty Lindsay!

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Well done to Chloe RICHARDSON who this week broke the Age Category Record for SW25-29 - this record now stands at a staggeringly quick 18:29 but we are pretty sure that the awesome Chloe will improve on that in the future!

And Congratulations also to Bev KERNOHAN who completed her milestone 50th parkrun with us!

A huge thank you to everyone who donated items to our collection for Kidderminster Foodbank. Graeme ANDERSON delivered the items this week and of course they were very grateful! Every time we ask you to help a cause we are always overwhelmed by your generosity, its incredibly humbling. So once again - thank you all.

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Now we have a couple of busy weeks coming up! This Saturday (15th December) we have several important milestones and birthdays being celebrated including the legend that is Lindsay PULLEY's 80th Birthday!! And then the following Saturday (22nd December) it is our Christmas themed run. So please can I ask everyone to arrive nice and early for the briefings on these dates and bring something warm to wear beforehand if necessary. We also impart any important course safety information during the briefing so it is important to listen every week regardless.

If anyone would like to bring cakes/biscuits etc. for the Christmas run then that would also be appreciated! Thank you!

Really looking forward to some fab celebrations over the next couple of weeks with you all! Until then, best wishes (and fingers crossed for NO snow!)
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 5,275 participants have completed 29,135 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,675 km, including 5,857 new Personal Bests. A total of 510 individuals have volunteered 3,909 times.
Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director:Graeme
Links
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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

December 22nd - 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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1/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #168 muddy fun in the pouring rain

 

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 168
1st December 2018

This week just 129 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part. The weather was pretty appalling and it wasn't surprising that numbers were noticeably down on usual!

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Photo: It was a tad muddy out there!

In fact we only had two brave first timers this week, well done to Jo LIST and Karl TIBBETTS for still turning up despite the conditions!!

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers who we should really give extra thanks too this week, many of whom were out in the rain from 8:30am to get to their marshal points. We really are incredibly grateful to you all:

Nigel GARDNER • David MORE • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Duncan STARKIE • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Heather MORGAN • John FRANCIS • Paul SCURRELL • Adam SCURRELL • Michael GREGG • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Katherine EVANS • Catherine WILLIAMS • Steve REDDING • Maisie WHITE

We celebrated one milestone this week - Wyre Forest regular Carl PRICE completed his 100th parkrun. Carl is also a regular volunteer so from all of us - CONGRATULATIONS and thank you Carl!

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Please don't forget that this Saturday coming (December 8th) we will be collecting donations for Kidderminster Foodbank. As Graeme told us in the briefing, this is s difficult time of year for many and they are short on quite a few items particularly: Toilet rolls, women's sanitary products, toiletries, tin openers, nappies and baby food. But of course - all food is welcome so please donate what you can! Thank you.

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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 Tina SMITH who recorded 87.94% (20:35) on 1st December 2018 (event number 168).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,245 participants have completed 28,914 parkruns covering a total distance of 144,570 km, including 5,821 new Personal Bests. A total of 509 individuals have volunteered 3,880 times.

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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 - 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

December 22nd - Christmas themed parkrun

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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
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 - 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

December 22nd - 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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17/11/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #166 Who says Annette can’t run??!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 166
17th November 2018

This week 190 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

Welcome to the following first-time parkrunners who were all marvellous!:

Danny COATES, Steve COATES, Rachel LAMINE, William BLAKEMORE, Jo PARKER, Oliver BLAKEMORE, Jo UNWIN, Jason BLAKEMORE, Helen AKE

 

Congratulations to youngster Tegan SKELLERN who earned her milestone 10 t-shirt this week and to our awesome Annette MORE who ran her 100th parkrun! Annette told me that she only started running 4 years ago after husband David said she'd couldn't run to save her life! Annette has certainly turned the tables though as David is a fair way behind on 72 parkruns!

 

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Photo: Annette with fellow Tri Energy member Rob Reynolds

We also welcomed a rather awesome tourist this week. From Severn Bridge parkrun we were joined by Vic 'nskruff AINSWORTH who completed the course (and her 102nd parkrun) on crutches!! Anyone who has struggled up towards the finish line on Cardiac Hill will have nothing but respect for the determination this must have taken! Thanks for coming Vic, we hope you enjoyed your visit.

 

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Photo: Vic is pictured with RD Mark and accompanying marshal Carole

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Charlotte SYGMUTA • Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Vicki HULME • Mark REAVES • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Aran MOORE • Emma MORGAN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Deborah NEWBOULD • Tony COLCLOUGH • Michael GREGG • Robert TEASDALE • Sharron JEPSON • Ryan MORGAN • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Katherine EVANS • Catherine WILLIAMS

Thank you EVERYONE!!

See you next time!

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 5,218 participants have completed 28,600 parkruns covering a total distance of 143,000 km, including 5,775 new Personal Bests. A total of 507 individuals have volunteered 3,829 times.

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Today's Run Director: Mark
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 - 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

December 22nd - 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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Wyre Forest parkrun #165 Sasha’s Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 165
10th November 2018

We have another guest run report writer this week, ten year old Sasha GUEST. You may remember her sister Aneka's run report from a few weeks ago... well this one is equally brilliant! Here's what Sasha has to say:

My name is Sasha Guest and I am 10 years old. This week I ran and got a time of 35.34 – not my best time but I had a stich. It is really freaky but my identical twin sister Aneka GUEST who was walking the Post Event Close Down with my mum, also got a stich at the same time!

My dad Keith GUEST got 35.41 but as Aneka mentioned in her earlier report, he keeps eating the Christmas cakes he has been making for Christmas and that is slowing him down. He said he got a bad time because he waited for me but I am not sure. Ha ha ha.

Peter CARTWRIGHT got another great time of 23.56. The Latte and croissants he always has after the run keep him going. We always go for breakfast afterwards in a big group.

Matt SUTTON you are definitely getting better. Do you think the sneaky extra run in the week is helping? Are you trying to beat anyone in particular!!!! He he he.

Sandra HOWARD well done at 38.17. Mum says she will try and keep up with you next week.

Gill JONES and Debbie HYRONS walked this week because they were doing a big run on Sunday – hope you both did well. Mum says your times are getting so good.

Jan LAW has just come back to parkrun and she decided to walk this time. I think she had too many clothes on as she was boiling as she crossed the line. She won’t do that next week when she runs.

Aneka Guest said it was good doing the Post Event Close Down as you start walking with the tail Walker which was Sharon JEPSON and as you get further you pick up lots of volunteers who are the Marshalls on route which makes it fun. I might do that one day.

See you next week.
Sasha Guest

Brilliant report thank you Sasha.

This week 227 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

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The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Shirley THOMAS • Andrew T DAVIES • Jake GOOD • Alison MACDONALD • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Carole EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • David BULLOCK • Rachael SHEPHERD • Kevin HARRIS • Graham GOOD • Sharron JEPSON • Stuart BIRD • Maria MIHAJLOVIC • Sasha GUEST • Aneka GUEST • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Helen PUPLETT • Simone BUZINK • Katherine EVANS • Steve REDDING • Kerry LEWIS • Morgan PUPLETT

Well done to the following on achieving milestones:
Max PRICE (junior) - 10 parkruns
Ben HOBSON - 50
Sarah LEWIS - 50
and Sarah PRICE - 100!!

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Photo: Sarah Price celebrating her 100th parkrun with her family

CONGRATULATIONS all of you!!

And of course, to our first timers: Welcome to Wyre Forest parkrun!:

Edd REYNOLDS, Matt GILBERT, Emily SHEPHERD, James BRANAGH, Dashiel HINGLEY, Scott MITCHELL, Leanne DEWS, Sofia ROBERTS, James ROBERTS, James SHAKESPEARE, Richard VERNON, Tom DICKENS, Lucinda RAMSEY, Adrian SUSMAN, Alex BRIGHTON, Seth GREEN, Joanne GREEN, Kevin GREEN

See you all next week!

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 5,193 participants have completed 28,410 parkruns covering a total distance of 142,050 km, including 5,742 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director:Andy
Links
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
And on Instagram

Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

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

December 22nd - 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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