31.8.19 Wyre Forest parkrun #207 Happy 4th Birthday to us!!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 207
31st August 2019

Happy 4th birthday to us!!!

This week 297 people ran, jogged, walked and celebrated our 4th birthday with us!  37 were first timers and 42 people recorded new Personal Bests - congratulations if you were one of them.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Dave SMITH • Lindsay B PULLEY • Joan CLARKE • Joanne WATSON • Jake GOOD • Fiona CLARKE • Matthew BAILEY • Kirsty WILKES • Carole EVANS • Leeanne ANDERSON • John FRANCIS • Mike PARKER • Michelle SCURRELL • Gavin MILLICHIP • David ALLISTON • Ruth ALLISTON • Carole HENDER • Stuart BIRD • Pauline SMITH • Sandra HOWARD • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Florence HOWARD • Zoe ELKIN • Katherine EVANS

Pauline and Carole looking lovely in red!

Pauline and Carole looking lovely in red!

To celebrate, this year we decided to go with the colour 'Red', and it was lovely to see both our volunteers and runners embracing this. We also had lots of cake at the finish line - if you donated some cakes to us, then huge thank you to you!

Some CMRC runners, rocking the red!

Some CMRC runners, rocking the red!

Our Hasher friends love any excuse to wear their red dresses!

Our Hasher friends love any excuse to wear their red dresses!

As well as our birthday, we had lots of other things to celebrate this week.

Firstly, we had a new age category record set! Congratulations to Brian Hughes who set a new record in the VM70-74 category, running an incredible 22:16! Well done Brian - what a phenomenal time!!

Next we need to say a huge 'well done' to Wyre Forest regular, Chris Kimber who ran her 100th parkrun with us on Saturday! A brilliant achievement!

Congratulations to Chris on her 100th parkrun!

Congratulations to Chris on her 100th parkrun!

Finally, lets say a huge HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY to Emma Jackson! How else would anyone want to celebrate their 21st? We hope you had a lovely day.

Happy birthday Emma!

Happy birthday Emma!

Here are a few more pictures from our birthday - enjoy :)

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See you next week - Jo x

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 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:33 on 13th July 2019 (event number 200).
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 6,647 participants have completed 38,573 parkruns covering a total distance of 192,865 km, including 7,362 new Personal Bests. A total of 615 individuals have volunteered 5,028 times.

 

10/08/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #204 Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 204
10th August 2019

This week 206 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

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We welcomed tourists from:

Coventry, Lemington Spa, Lake District, Cheltenham, Sutton Park, Dudley, Doncaster, Barnsley, Bury St Edmonds and Aberdeenshire. Thanks for coming folks, hope you enjoyed your run.

Super kudos to all our first timers on a very wet morning!:

Ryan EVES, Sam FOOTMAN, Charles HAMER, Claire MONK, Shayne KEMPSON, Heather BLACKMORE, Ellie TOMSON, Sophie TOMSON

The event was made possible by 27 fantastic volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Catherine O'BRIEN • Andy WEBSTER • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Jake GOOD • Matthew BAILEY • Adrian FORD • Katy BROOME • Emma MORGAN • Sandra PEDERSEN • David ROWLEY • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Vicki KELLY • Rachel CASELEY • Sara HARRIS • Kevin HARRIS • Lydia FEREDAY • Fereday ALICIA • Fereday SOPHIE • Bethany FEREDAY • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Natasha ROWLEY • Olive KELLY • Freya KELLY

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Extra thanks to them on what turned out to be a very soggy morning!!

Don't forget that without volunteers there is no parkrun so please do your bit and take your turn to keep your local event going and let the regulars take a morning off! Email wyreforest@parkrun.com to add your name to our roster. Thank you.

Our volunteer shout out this week goes to Jake GOOD who completed his 25th stint as a volunteer at last week's Wyre Forest junior parkrun and helped us out this week. Thank you very much Jake!

The juniors need lots of marshals to maintain supervision and sight of the whole course and I know they'd love to hear from you if you can spare an hour. The junior run is 2km so it's generally all done by 9:25am! If you can't bare to give up a Saturday parkrun how about helping on a Sunday?? Their email address is wyreforestjuniors@parkrun.com. Cheers!!

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 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:33 on 13th July 2019 (event number 200).
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 6,518 participants have completed 37,780 parkruns covering a total distance of 188,900 km, including 7,221 new Personal Bests. A total of 611 individuals have volunteered 4,948 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andie
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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 - August 31st - our 4th Birthday!
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 £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.

 

03/08/3019 Wyre Forest parkrun #203 Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 203
3rd August 2019

This week 249 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Helen HODGES • Mark WALLACE • Clare TAYLOR • Phil WEBER • Christine NICHOLLS • Fiona CLARKE • Michael GAUNT • Julian ABLEY • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • David ROWLEY • John FRANCIS • Mick HUDSON • Jennet ROBERTS • Kevin HARRIS • Tim SCARBOROUGH • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Jennifer CLEE • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN • Laura KIRKPATRICK • Lisa MARSHALL • Graeme KIRKPATRICK

We celebrated with the following runners as they all achieved their milestone 50th parkruns! CONGRATULATIONS to all of you:

Dave BULLOCK, Ramon MARTIN. Julie HUGHES and Matthew GILBERT

And these parkrunners just began their journey at their first ever event! Welcome all of you:

Amy ROWLEY, Becky PITT, Bernadette PARISH, Sam PAXTON, Lisa BUTLER, Stephen SINGLETON, Eva WINWARD, Donna BRITTAIN, Michelle GRIFFITHS, Karen KEARNEY 38:15, Hendrik BUZINK, Neville PRICE, Jonathan WEBSDELL, Jonathan TAYLOR

Tourists came to Wyre Forest from Aberystwyth, Dublin, Perry Hill, Glasgow, Glossop, Radcliffe, Redditch, Coventry, Llanerchaeron and Leeds! We hope you all had a fabulous time!

It is our 4th Birthday on August 31st! Put the special date in your diaries please folks as we shall have an extra special party atmosphere that morning and in true parkrun style - lots of cake!!

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 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:33 on 13th July 2019 (event number 200).
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 6,488 participants have completed 37,574 parkruns covering a total distance of 187,870 km, including 7,190 new Personal Bests. A total of 608 individuals have volunteered 4,921 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: David
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Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - 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 -31st August - our 4th Anniversary!
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 £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.

 

06/07/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #199 and we have a PB Bell!!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 199
6th July 2019

It was a deceptively warm morning this week as  215 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

Well done to these fabulous first time parkrunners:

Adrian JONES, Rio BILL, Luke WORTHINGTON, Joshua GLAZE, Richard DUDLEY, Andrew GLAZE, Annette ROBINSON, Jodi LEEK, Richard BROOMFIELD, Jessica DAVIS, Chloe PALMER, Joanne TILL, Polly FISHER-EDWARDS, Megan WARD, Nick INSULL, Charlotte STELLING

Congratulations particularly to the group that joined us from Tri-Energy for their C25k Graduation Run.

We were thrilled to be donated a PB Bell by Mark WALLACE and it was great to hear it being rung! Here is Archie GOULDING celebrating his new Personal Best!

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The event was made possible by 29 generous volunteers, who gave up their Saturday morning so that we could all take part:

Penelope Jane BARBER • Alexandra PRITCHARD • Mark WALLACE • Sarah PRICE • Andrea FORD • Elizabeth HINTON • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Heather MORGAN • Sandra PEDERSEN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Deborah NEWBOULD • David FISH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Sara HARRIS • Emily PRICE • Querida WILLIAMS • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Zoe ELKIN • Peter CARTWRIGHT • Izzy ROLLIT • Ed ROLLIT • Fran CRICK

Particular thanks must go to lovely Heather MORGAN who volunteered for the 25th time earning her a nice new purple t-shirt!

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Today was my 150th time as a parkrun volunteer and I also got to run for the 35th time by offering to write this run report. There are a few jobs that you can do to earn a run credit and volunteer credit for on the same day!:

  • Pre-event set-up (after training is given)
  • First Timers Briefing (we have notes so it's very easy!)
  • Tail Walker
  • Post Event Close Down
  • Run Report Writer

Writing the Run Report isn't difficult. We just like to hear about your parkrun from your perspective! Then we add in the facts and figures and upload it - voila! Simple.

As I'm writing the run report this week I wanted to say a special THANK YOU to all our volunteers who have given up their time as we approach our 200th run! Where has all that time gone?? We have had 593 different volunteers who have given up their time on 4,803 different occasions! So that covers many hours of marshaling, time keeping and scanning among other things!

Have you volunteered yet? If not, ask yourself - why not? If it's because you're not sure what it entails or you think it's too difficult please come and talk to one of our team and we can explain what happens, you could shadow someone for a little while after your run. There are roles to suit everyone and it really is very rewarding to give something back.

www.wyreforest@parkrun is the address to get involved!

My goal is to now try and run 50 parkruns before the end of the year (I'm definitely playing catch up!) and I couldn't do that with out a fabulous team of core volunteers, regulars and Run Directors who have enabled me to lighten the load this year. Big thank you to fellow RDs Jo WATSON, Graeme ANDERSON, Andy GARLICK, Neil CRABBE, Mark REAVES and David STARKIE in particular!

And finally, you all know by now that we are lucky enough to have a junior parkrun starting soon! Thank you so much to Shirley THOMAS and her team for getting it off the ground! Wyre Forest juniors will hold it's inaugural run on Sunday July 21st at 9am and all children 4-14 are welcome to attend so get them registered and barcodes printed ready! I attended the practice run and my girls really enjoyed it, it's going to be great fun!

So, it's our 200th parkrun this Saturday (already??!) and we have chosen a theme of SUMMER which should be easy for everyone to join in with. Keep it simple and wear your sunglasses or go all out and come in your best Hawaiian shirt and Bermuda shorts! We love to see what you come up with is as always.

See you next time all,

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 15:35 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 6,333 participants have completed 36,628 parkruns covering a total distance of 183,140 km, including 7,041 new Personal Bests. A total of 593 individuals have volunteered 4,803 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director:Andy G
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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 -
July 13th - parkrun #200
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 £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.

 

22/06/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #197 Fireman Andy’s run report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 197
22nd June 2019

This week's run report is brought to us by a real local hero in hi-viz. Firefighter Andy WEBSTER. Thanks Andy - for your report and for all that the emergency services do to keep us safe.

"Finally, I’m going to get my hands on a coveted black t-shirt! Run #100 – all of them completed here at my local parkrun, starting with event number 1 back in 2015 – done this week on a beautiful sunny morning, after having to put it off due to several busy weekends. I had tried to come up with ways to complete this milestone event but didn’t fancy the go-to dresses/ tutus favoured by some – I really didn’t want to have to subject that on any fellow runners! So, I decided on marking the hundredth in the following ways…

1. As a serving retained firefighter at Bewdley over a number of years, I chose the full kit option to raise awareness of our local emergency services. NB: the PPE is designed to keep heat out – however, it also does a superb job of keeping us very warm on the inside!

 

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2. It seemed like a good idea to bring our dog, Dudley, the cocker spaniel and my two sons – Leo, 6 and Jamie, 4 – along too! The family usually wait on the final hill to race me to the finish line, but this time we joined up with the excellent and very friendly/ patient tail walkers in taking in the full course in a leisurely manner; an ice-cream at the café was a well-earned reward for completing their first 5k! The boys are both now very much looking forward to being able to run the distance with the dog when they are a little bit older.

 

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3. I also responded to a social media request to volunteer for the first time, choosing this option of writing the report to be able to also run this time – helping out by volunteering for different roles is certainly something I will get involved with going forward as I am most grateful for all those who make parkrun at Wyre Forest possible.

And so my next goal is the 25 volunteer t-shirt and ultimately one day the dark green one with 250 on the back! I will be around and about doing my bit (most likely with the family in tow!) to help out where I can. I also plan to ‘go on tour’ to sample other parkruns – especially as I hear some are flatter/ faster to improve my PB!??"

 

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Thanks and well done Andy! That must have been a very, very tough run!

Congratulations and thank you also to Matt KIMBER who volunteered for the 25th time this week. We wouldn't be here with out our regular volunteers so we really do appreciate people like Matt.

This week 256 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Gillian TYLER • Andy WEBSTER • Dave SMITH • Frances GEDDIE • Stephen BLOOMER • Ellen POWELL • Christine NICHOLLS • Annette MORE • Elizabeth HINTON • Mark REAVES • Carole EVANS • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Graeme ANDERSON • John FRANCIS • Michelle SCURRELL • Paul SCURRELL • Christine SEDMAN-SMITH • Daren JACKSON • Stella CARTER • Caz SMITH • Debbie HYRONS • Ben HOBSON • Helen PUPLETT • Steve REDDING • Christian HOLLOWAY • Kerry LEWIS • Morgan PUPLETT • Laura KIRKPATRICK

CONGRATULATIONS to Maureen LEWIS who has a new Age Category Record for VW75-79. She ran a speedy 34:36 to claim her spot on the wall of pride.

And welcome to parkrun to our first timers:

Michael HICKMAN, Will COLVILLE, Thomas TIMMINS, Samuel MURPHY, Heather LEWIS, Hebe SWIFT, Alice DORRELL, Lindsey SWIFT, Stacey PRITCHARD, George FISHER-EDWARDS, Martha COLVILLE, Maisie GODDARD, Reuben WALKER, Liam JONES, James CARTER, James KIDDLE

The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).oday'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 17:36 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
Today's Run Director: Mark
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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 - 
July 13th - parkrun #200
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 £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.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,268 participants have completed 36,141 parkruns covering a total distance of 180,705 km, including 6,973 new Personal Bests. A total of 582 individuals have volunteered 4,742 times.

 

1.5.19 Wyre Forest parkrun #194

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 194
1st June 2019

What a lovely morning for a parkrun! This week I got to run myself, and I was reminded of how lovely our course really is. I have visited a few parkruns now, but there is truly something special about ours. I no longer dread the final hill - in fact I almost look forward to it, as I know our team of amazing volunteers will be there, cheering every runner in. Those fabulous volunteers this week were:

Kimberley BILLS • Philip SHELDON • Helen ROSEWARNE • Matthew BAILEY • Elizabeth HINTON • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Graeme ANDERSON • Leeanne ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Tom ANDERSON • Emma PAINE • John FRANCIS • Imogen JONES • Tony COLCLOUGH • Ellie ANDERSON • David ALLISTON • Ruth ALLISTON • Michael GREGG • Ian BELL • Harry HARDWICK • Carole HENDER • Fereday ALICIA • Fereday SOPHIE • Daren JACKSON • Dylan TURNER • Debbie JACKSON • Steve REDDING • Kerry LEWIS

If you would like to volunteer - please get in touch!

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Some of our lovely finish line volunteers.

Now over to Dr David Starkie who has written this special run report for us:

The Royal College of GPs is collaborating with parkrun UK to promote the health and wellbeing of staff and patients. Under this initiative, GP practices across the UK are encouraged to develop close links with their local parkrun to become parkrun practices. This week saw GP pledge day where practices were encouraged to link up with their local parkrun in celebration of the 1st birthday of this initiative.

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Some of the GPs and their families prior to the start of the run.

We were joined at Wyre Forest by GPs from Bewdley Medical Centre, Great Witley Surgery, Kidderminster Practices; Stanmore House & Church Street, and both Stourport Practices; Stourport Health Centre & York House.

A number of those taking part at Wyre Forest today run elsewhere nearer to home and I think enjoyed our course, though not perhaps the final hill.

Dr Morton from York House took the GP honours today, but there were many others throughout the field, some running with younger members of the family in good parkrun tradition.

Dr Tristan Brodie is leading the Wyre Forest Health Partnership group of practices to become “Parkrun Practices” which is a positive development for our parkrun and the population locally.

We also had tourists today from around the country including North Leicestershire, Cheltenham and South London
One of our tourists Roger Stoney was celebrating his 100th parkrun with us.

There were also milestones for Andrew Rogers, Claire Hubble, Aran Moore & Vicki Hulme who all completed their 50th parkrun.

Thank you David :)

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Volunteer David Starkie at the finish line.

This coming Saturday sees one of our parkrun takeover days! Members of local running club, Cleobury Mortimer Running Club, will be filling every role on the roster. They will be sure to be cheering you on loudly as you run the course! If you are interested in our upcoming 10k event, please speak to any member of CMRC and they will be able to give you more information. https://race-nation.co.uk/register/cleobury-mortimer-running-club-1/cleobury-mortimer-10k

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See you all next week! Happy running.

Jo x

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 6,157 participants have completed 35,433 parkruns covering a total distance of 177,165 km, including 6,850 new Personal Bests. A total of 571 individuals have volunteered 4,642 times.

 

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
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 £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.

 

27/04/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun report. Andy volunteers for the 150th time!

Wyre Forest parkrun Event number 189 27th April 2019

This week 208 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

Welcome to our parkrun debutantes this week:

Henry NEWBOULD, Karis LANE, Lewis YATES, Stuart THOMAS, Andy MOWBRAY, Dave RICHARDSON, Sam FLEMING, Nicola HARTLAND, Ros PORTER, John LANE, Karrick LANE

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • David MORE • Mark WALLACE • Sarah PRICE • Phil WEBER • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Lisa GARLICK • Graeme ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Catherine LAVERTY • Ellie ANDERSON • Rachel CASELEY • Sara HARRIS • Emily PRICE • Graham GOOD • Daren JACKSON • Stella CARTER • Pauline SMITH • Debbie JACKSON • Sarah CLARK • Paige CARTER • Sue HODGETTS • Steve REDDING • Kerry LEWIS 58379247_2474971945869148_7723295897739591680_n

Big, big thanks must go to our amazing uber-volunteer Andy GARLICK who this weekend gave up his Saturday morning to help us at parkrun for the 150th time. We couldn't operate without our core team of regular volunteers of which Andy is an original member, with us from Event #1.

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Just one milestone this week: Congratulations to Wyre Forest regular Marc PEDERSEN who completed his 100th parkrun!

Don't forget that this Saturday is our special Star Wars 'May the Fourth Be With You' parkrun!

See you there and don't forget your barcodes!

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 5,924 participants have completed 34,054 parkruns covering a total distance of 170,270 km, including 6,617 new Personal Bests. A total of 560 individuals have volunteered 4,488 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Graeme
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 - May 4th - Star Wars parkrun June 8th - CMRC volunteer takeover June 29th - Scouts volunteer takeover
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 £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.

 

20/04/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #188 run report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 188
20th April 2019

Each week we welcome tourists to Wyre Forest. Some are just away from home, taking advantage of a local parkrun wherever they are, but some are parkrun tourists, which you may or may not know is a thing in its own right.

Today we were visited by 34 tourists, all very welcome as always. Among them were Vicki Clarke and her husband James. I received an email from James during the week asking if he could volunteer to be barcode scanner, but saying he'd like to run the course first and he'd be done in about 18 minutes. I admired his optimism and replied saying that if he could make it round in 18 minutes then he could be a barcode scanner. Sure enough, he made it round in 5th place in 18 minutes 21 seconds and spent the rest of the morning scanning barcodes.

Vickie and James are parkrun tourists, which is an unofficial title for someone who has run at 20 or more parkrun locations. But Vickie wasn't content with just that and she and James are now working towards the Cowell Club, which is an unofficial club for all of those who have run at 100 different parkruns. Wyre Forest was their 87th, so they are well on their way and we wish them well with their endeavour.

You'll have noticed I refer to these as unofficial challenges or clubs, there are no milestone t-shirts for these, they are just fun little challenges that arose along the way. A variety of challenges now exist, some more serious than others. Do you want to join the Compass Club? Run four parkruns, one each with North, South, East and West in the name. Fancy being an alphabeteer? Run a parkrun beginning with each letter of the alphabet, except x which doesn't exist - for now. How about the Full Ponty? Run a parkrun at Pontefract, Pontypool and Pontypridd.

The list goes on and I am not going to try to mention them all here. If you think it may be of interest, you can find out more here: https://running-challenges.co.uk/.

The results also show that we were visited by another tourist worth a special mention, Mark ANNEAR, who was up from London and ran his 100th parkrun with us. Congratulations to him, had I known about it on the day I'd have given him a shout out at the briefing.

This week 300 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

Special congratulations to all those who ran their first ever parkrun:

Vicky WILLIAMS • Tunjay ORAN • Christopher FELLOWS • Jane YOUNG • Cody HODGKINSON • Frank WORNER • Joshua STOKES • Richard BURNETT • David BRAMALL • Roxy WHITE • Lyndsey ROBERTS • Claire SMITH • Dave COLEMAN • Clare COLEMAN • Paula FREEMAN • Pamela PALMER • Maria MARCOU • Despina MARCOU • Julie MILLMAN • Josie MILLMAN • Nick THOMPSON • Harri WILLIAMS • Luke LOWE • Sarah BACHE

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Penelope Jane BARBER • Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • James Richard Alexander CLARKE • Joanne WATSON • Deborah LOWE • Neil CRABBE • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Vicki KELLY • Gavin MILLICHIP • Dawn WHITEHEAD • Sara HARRIS • Kevin HARRIS • Fereday ALICIA • Fereday SOPHIE • Stuart BIRD • Pauline SMITH • Dylan TURNER • Jennifer CLEE • Jeremy FERGUSON • Izzy ROLLIT • Ed ROLLIT • Fran CRICK • Freya KELLY

As always, a huge thanks to the volunteers, without you the event wouldn't run. If you have never volunteered, please consider it at a future event.

Have a great week everyone, see you next time.

Neil

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 5,896 participants have completed 33,846 parkruns covering a total distance of 169,230 km, including 6,585 new Personal Bests. A total of 556 individuals have volunteered 4,459 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Neil
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 29th - Scouts volunteer takeover
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 £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.

 

06/04/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #186 run report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 186
6th April 2019

 

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This week 255 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

Welcome to all our first time parkrunners:

David LLOYD, Greta SPAREY, Aislinn KEEGAN, Sam MONK, Jo OLDEN, Hannah TOLLEY, Holly WILLIAMS, Kelly ROBINSON, Anya REAVES, Michelle REAVES

First of many visits to Wyre Forest parkrun we hope!

The event was made possible by 28 super volunteers:

Andrea FORD • Christine NICHOLLS • Jake GOOD • Robin GLOVER • Chris SIMPSON • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Kirsty WILKES • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Stephen MOORE • Aran MOORE • Philip JONES • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Vicki KELLY • Deborah NEWBOULD • Rachael SHEPHERD • Michael GREGG • Ian BELL • Carole HENDER • Pauline SMITH • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Ben HOBSON • Olive KELLY • Steve REDDING • Christian HOLLOWAY

Thanks to them all.

Please get in touch at wyreforest@parkrun.com to add your name to the roster! Thank you.

 

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Jonny G and Ben PARKES both joined the milestone 50 club this week. Well done guys!

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Ben (right) with fellow parkrunner James

And Emma SMITH visited us for the first time and ran her 100th parkrun (you definitely picked a great parkrun to celebrate Emma!)

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And we all wished regular runner and volunteer Carl PRICE a marvellous day on his 50th birthday!

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Good news from the Forest cafe: They will now be opening at 8.30am!! Hurrah!!

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Wishing you all a good week! 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 15:35 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 5,803 participants have completed 33,295 parkruns covering a total distance of 166,475 km, including 6,468 new Personal Bests. A total of 549 individuals have volunteered 4,397 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 29th - Scouts volunteer takeover
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 £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 for 2-4 hours or £5 all day. 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.

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