18/05/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #192 Wendy’s run report

Wyre Forest parkrun

Event number 192

18th May 2019

This week's run report is written by visitor Wendy SEARS (Isabel Trail parkrun). 60346157_10216651378371633_5989414718421336064_n

My first ever Wyre Forest parkrun
I'm not the greatest of parkrun tourists. I confess that I quite like to stay close to home and (with a few exceptions) tend to only visit other parkruns when I am on holiday in the area or running a race near to that parkrun. And so it was today.
Having arranged to run the 'Down to the Wyre 10k', it would have been positively rude not to also complete the parkrun taking place before it.I drove the 46 miles from Stafford, arriving at the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre with sufficient time to grab a cup of coffee, locate the onsite loos, and have a bit of banter with some of the volunteers who had arrived early to set up.
Parking was easy, with plenty of available space.. certainly at the time that I arrived.One of the stand out aspects of parkrun is the friendliness of the volunteers. I introduced myself to everyone I could find bedecked in the recognisable yellow, blue or orange parkrun volunteer tabards and was met with smiles and friendly conversation and a few useful tips about the course. 
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The first time briefing was given with a lot of humour, with more than one reference to the word undulating and with confirmation that we would be in no doubt about the definition of that word undulating after we had gone through the finish funnel. This comment was met with a lot of laughter. After a detailed Run Director's briefing, we had a countdown to the start of the parkrun.
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The course itself is a mixture of tracks and trail paths and I have to say that I absolutely loved the first ten minutes, with some lovely downhill sections that allowed all runners, joggers and walkers to allow gravity to propel them forward, with giant trees shrouding the route. As someone who is more used to the relatively flat route of the Isabel Trail parkrun, I found myself slowing on some of the inclines. However I was given fantastic encouragement by marshals and other participants alike! 
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The run to the funnel up what is colloquially referred to as 'Cardiac Hill' was interesting. I use the word 'run' very loosely - Haha. It was a challenging end to a great parkrun.
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I really enjoyed this parkrun. The course, the volunteers, and the participants all added elements that made the morning so memorable. I managed to take photos of most (if not all) of the volunteers who were so supportive and without whom this parkrun could not have taken place. Thank you so much for making me feel so welcome. Expect to see me next year. Keep the coffee warm!

Will do Wendy and hopefully we will see you again soon!

This week 241 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Wendy SEARS • Sarah AVRIL • Sarah PRICE • Kate DUFFIN • Andrea FORD • Christine NICHOLLS • Julian ABLEY • Adrian FORD • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Heather MORGAN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Deborah NEWBOULD • Ellie ANDERSON • Michelle SCURRELL • Olwen FIELD • Emily PRICE • Michael GREGG • Graham GOOD • Alex LEES • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Dylan TURNER • Kerry LEWIS • Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN

 

Congratulations and a huge thank you to volunteer Sarah PRICE who gained her purple t-shirt this week after her 25th time on the roster.

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Congratulations to Linda PALMER who joined the 50 parkruns club And super kudos to junior parkrunner Morgan NEAL who also completed his 50th parkrun!! Awesome!

 

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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 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177). The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185). The Age Grade course record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded 84.09% (17:36) on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,060 participants have completed 34,881 parkruns covering a total distance of 174,405 km, including 6,762 new Personal Bests. A total of 567 individuals have volunteered 4,581 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun Today's Run Director: Andie Links Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter And on Instagram 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 - June 1st - GP Pledge Day June 8th - CMRC volunteer takeover June 29th - Scouts volunteer takeover
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Did you know that a Wyre Forest Discovery Pass includes parking for two cars (one at a time!) for £35 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?Otherwise, parking charges are £3 for up to 2 hours, £4 2-4 hours and £5 all day on Saturdays. 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!

Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

02/03/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #181 Sandra’s run report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 181
2nd March 2019

 

What a fabulous morning for this weeks parkrun. Although we did not have the sun from the beginning of the week, storm Freya stayed away today to allow us to enjoy our beautiful Wyre forest parkrun. Spring is in the air and for those who looked carefully there were two rabbits joining our run this morning.

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Photo: Emma TIPTON celebrates her 50th parkrun with Emma PAINE

Welcome and well done to all who were first timers today or chose to visit Wyre Forest parkrun for the first time today. Hope to see you all again soon:

Archie JONES, Ricky WEBB, Andy JOHNSON, Richard FALLOWS, Liz WALKER, Rosie ELLIOTT, Joanne JONES

Some milestones t shirts were achieved today. Callum CHILDE achieved his 10 parkrun t shirt, Emma TIPTON and Sarah PERSICH both achieved 50 parkruns today and Deborah LOWE achieved her 100th parkrun. Well done to you all. When you get your new t shirts - wear them with pride.

Whether today was your first parkrun or your 325th, well done and thank you starting the weekend with Wyre Forest parkrun.

parkrun is such a brilliant event - free, gets you out and you can bring your family (human or dog) with you to enjoy. Whether you are first over the finish or the tail walker - everyone is welcome and all are encouraged along the way. What other event can tick all these boxes?

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A big thank you as always goes to each and every parkrun volunteer.

Philip SHELDON • Sarah PRICE • Steve REDDING • Stuart JONES • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Emma MORGAN • Graeme ANDERSON • Sandra PEDERSEN • John FRANCIS • Matt SMITH • Tony COLCLOUGH • Elizabeth COLCLOUGH • Emily PRICE • Graham GOOD • Tim SCARBOROUGH • Ryan MORGAN • Daren JACKSON • Debbie JACKSON • Debbie HYRONS • William SMITH • Abigail GOOD

parkrun can only be free and take place each week with the help and support of our hero’s, who undertake various roles to allow those of us who run, to do so safely and allow the event to take place, therefore give volunteering a go. It’s a supportive community and there are many roles which need filling each week. Some roles mean you can still run and also be a hero. Contact the team and give it a go.

Email: wyreforest@parkrun.com

Enjoy your week and look forward to seeing you all next Saturday to do it all again.

Sandra Howard
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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 Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:53 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 83.64% (15:35) on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,621 participants have completed 32,076 parkruns covering a total distance of 160,380 km, including 6,239 new Personal Bests. A total of 543 individuals have volunteered 4,254 times.

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Today's Run Director: Graeme
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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.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!

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26/01/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #176 Jocelyn celebrates 100 parkruns!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 176
26th January 2019

This week 265 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

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The event gets off to a quick start!

The event was made possible by 24 super volunteers:

Kimberley BILLS • Mark WALLACE • Philip SHELDON • Lisa GARLICK • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Amy SMITH • Graeme ANDERSON • Sandra PEDERSEN • Emma PAINE • John FRANCIS • Tony COLCLOUGH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Michael GREGG • Ian BELL • Carole HENDER • Marc PEDERSEN • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Debbie JACKSON • Debbie HYRONS • William SMITH • Steve REDDING • Steven TURNER

Phil, Tony and Daren try out our new photo frame

Volunteers Phil, Tony and Daren try out our new photo frame

Thanks to Debbie, Kim and Jacqui, for sorting our tokens this week!

Don't forget to do your bit by volunteering too - please email us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com to put your name on the roster - cheers!

We had 6 newcomers braving the cold weather this week:

Nick MERCER, Oliver LIST, Eve SHELDON, Helen WAIN, Gail SHELDON, Poppy MORRIS

Well done all of you!

Congratulations to Daniel HOLE and William BLAKEMORE on your 10th parkruns, to Jennifer CLEE on your 50th and Jocelyn ADAMS on your 100th!

Jocetn celebrates her 10thh parkrun with friends from Bridgnorth Running Club!

Jocelyn celebrates her 100th parkrun with friends from Bridgnorth Running Club!

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

The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:38 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:53 on 29th December 2018 (event number 172).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded 83.61% (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,486 participants have completed 30,903 parkruns covering a total distance of 154,515 km, including 6,048 new Personal Bests. A total of 524 individuals have volunteered 4,111 times.

 

Please don't take our tokens home!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Graeme
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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
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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Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

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!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andie
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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
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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Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

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
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
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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Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

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.

Wyre Forest parkrun
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

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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Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

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
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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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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
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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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20/10/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #162 Aneka’s Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 162
20th October 2018

This week 231 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

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Aneka GUEST was amongst the 231 finishers and I think her run report is one of the best ones we've ever had - hope you enjoy it too!!

My name is Aneka Guest and I am 10 years old. Today I helped my mum do the Post Close Down which means you pick up all the signs showing people which way to go and how many k's they have run. I don't run very often but my sister Sasha runs and today she ran in 32.46 minutes. My dad Keith GUEST could not catch her up and ran in 33.42. He will have to stop eating the Christmas cakes he keeps making if he wants to beat her!!!

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Photo: Aneka and Mum Maria

Today we saw a sad incident. Eloise (who I know) and her cousin were running with their parents when a dog off a lead ran over to a dog on a lead. The dog off the lead then caused the cousin to fall over and hurt himself. The cousin is only about seven years old. He was crying. Anyway he managed to carry on running after a bit of support. Eloise PARMENTER managed to carry on running and got a time of 36.26 which I thought was good considering she was upset and had stopped for ages.

My uncle Tony JUDGE loves the parkrun but he has suffered a leg injury and has only just got back into it. He got a time of 31.48.

Lee ASHTON is doing his 50th run next week but quite a few of his friends won't be there because of the holidays. Lee's son Oscar ASHTON was running well too. Oscar ran with his grandmother. Three generations is so nice.

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Photo: Lee who celebrates his 50th parkrun next week

Peter CARTWRIGHT you are getting better all the time even though you eat a lot of cake. Will any of your friends catch you up. I think Lee Ashton is trying.

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Jacqueline SUTTON, my mum loved running with you a few weeks ago because you got her a new PB. You always look nice when you are running.

Mum saw lots of friends from her cycle club - Gill JONES, Debbie HYRONS, Luan WALL and her daughter Eleanor WALL, Sandra HOWARD and her daughter Florence HOWARD. Mum says if anyone is interested they cycle on Wednesday mornings from 9.30 - 11.30 at Stourport Cycle Club. Also well done to Gill JONES and Debbie HYRONS for another P.B.

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The people in red dresses looked great but not sure who they were ; maybe Cleobury Mortimer Running Club? (They were in fact the Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers celebrating Fiona STARKIE's 100th parkrun and Debbie JACKSON's 50th parkrun - well done girls! - Andie)

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Photo: Fiona who ran her 100th parkrun

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Photo: Debbie (centre) ran her milestone 50th parkrun this week

There was a big crowd walking with the Tail Walkers today which was quite good fun.

I hope you enjoyed my Run Report.

Aneka Guest

Well I certainly did - I was with my 9 year old and 7 year old daughters at the back of the parkrun today with Aneka and her Mum and enjoyed it immensely!!

Congratulations also to Terry (Tez) BLUNN who also ran his milestone 50th parkrun this week.

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Just a reminder for you all that this Saturday coming (October 27th) is our Halloween themed parkrun so please dig out those costumes again. It's one of the highlights of the parkrun calendar here at Wyre Forest and we've seen some super scary sights over the last few years!

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And a kind reminder before I sign off that if you wish to receive an official time for your parkrun that you must bring your barcode. It is unfair to ask (or pressure) volunteers to add your result in afterwards. Once you have finished your parkrun we then have to process the results and adding numbers in manually takes up time (particularly when the parkrun results server is at capacity at 10am!) and can be a slow process. We want to get on with our weekend too. No one at Wyre Forest parkrun is paid, and we love doing what we do but all we ask is that you bring your official parkrun barcode to make things easy for us. Thank you.

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The event was made possible by 29 of those awesome volunteers:

Shirley THOMAS • William PRICE • Sarah PRICE • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Dale EVANS • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Sandra PEDERSEN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Deborah NEWBOULD • Anthony NEWBOULD • Gavin MILLICHIP • Jo MATHEWS • David ALLISTON • Michael GREGG • Graham GOOD • Maria MIHAJLOVIC • Aneka GUEST • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Sarah BOWLES • Jill WALKER

Thank you all!!

See you next week for our spooky spectacular!!
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 15:47 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 5,086 participants have completed 27,769 parkruns covering a total distance of 138,845 km, including 5,645 new Personal Bests.

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Photo: This week's Run Director Neil

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Neil
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

October 27th - Halloween 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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Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

22/09/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun – Sandra’s Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 158
22nd September 2018

This week's run report is brought to us by the lovely Sandra HOWARD, thank you Sandra!

Today was event 158 of the Wyre Forest Parkrun. The rain stayed away this morning as 210 of us passed through the finishing line to collect our token after completing our morning parkrun. For some this was their very first parkrun or their first visit to Wyre Forest as parkrun tourists. Welcome to you all and hope that you enjoyed the beautiful Wyre Forest parkrun. We hope to see some of you again soon.

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Here are those first timers:

Gary JONES, Andrew SPROUTING, Adam CROCKER, Kevin WILDE, Laila MOL, Fay MOL, Colin THORNTON, Amelie FORSYTH-BALL, Caroline FORSYTH-BALL, Imogen FORSYTH-BALL, Brian JAMES

Well done everyone!

Today Mark REAVES celebrated achieving his 100th parkrun milestone and Gill JONES achieved her 50th parkrun milestone. Well done also to Esther LUPTON on achieving her 10th parkrun milestone. Well done to all who achieved their own parkrun PB’s today- it always gives you a lift!

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Photo: Gill (centre) before her 50th parkrun

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Photo: Mark in true Forest Monsters style before his 100th parkrun

There will be a number of parkrunners achieving their own milestones in the near future so please let the run team know and we can all congratulate you before your run.

A huge THANK YOU as always a goes to all of those wonderful volunteers who allow parkrun to take place each week. Parkrun always needs new volunteers - so if you have not undertaken a volunteer role, give it a go, plus there is a milestone up for grabs at 25 volunteers.

Today's volunteers:

Shirley THOMAS • Lucy BROOKS • David E LEWIS • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Elizabeth LEWIS • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • John KINGSTON • Carole EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Stephen MOORE • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Vicki KELLY • Paul ROBERTS • Anthony NEWBOULD • Chris KIMBER • Gavin MILLICHIP • Carl PRICE • Carole HENDER • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Sandra HOWARD • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON

Thank you all!

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Photo: This little guy was amazing!

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 5,003 participants have completed 27,022 parkruns covering a total distance of 135,110 km, including 5,518 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director: Andie and David
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

October 27th - Halloween 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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