23/02/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #180

 

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 180
23rd February 2019

This week 253 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

 

 

We welcomed the following newbies to the wonderful world of parkrun!:

Tammy GRIFFIN, Julia MORSE, Sorrel MUMFORD, Simon MANN, Karen GRIFFITHS, Rupert WARREN, Mark FRASER, Andy EVANS, Katie GEORGE, Andrew BOARDMAN

Hopefully see you all again next time!

 

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We received visitors from Sandwell Valley, Kendal, Suffolk, Cannock and Perry Hall!

Thank you to tourist Darren for the following feedback:

"Was across here from Suffolk this weekend with my wife and we took part in your event.

Just wanted to say what a cracking park run you all do, much harder course than our flat one at Great Cornard, but a beautiful ,well run, friendly, event.

Thank you."

Cheers Darren, always good to hear great things about our event!

 

The event was made possible by 33 fabulous volunteers, thank you to them all:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Andrea FORD • Stuart JONES • Jen GRAINGER • Vicki HULME • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Lilia Grace FORD • Katy BROOME • Kirsty WILKES • Amy SMITH • Graeme ANDERSON • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Vicki KELLY • Rachael SHEPHERD • David EVANS • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Dylan TURNER • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • William SMITH • Zoe ELKIN • Olive KELLY • Steve REDDING • Jill WALKER • Lisa MASON • Joshua MASON • Isobel MASON • Mason PRICE • Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN

 

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Do your bit by volunteering too - please email wyreforest@parkrun to put your name on our roster. Thank you.

 

Congratulations to the totally inspirational Lindsay PULLEY who bettered his own Age Category record for VM80-84 this week with a cracking time of 32:46. Lindsay is our oldest parkrunner and has now completed a whopping 236 parkruns. What a star!

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The following parkrunners achieved milestone recognition this week - welcome to the 50 club Sarah CLARK and junior Amaya MOORE.

 

We lost more finish tokens again this week (sad face). So please, please, please don't take our tokens home with you. If you have any of our finish tokens we would really like them back - just drop them in a bucket or hand to a volunteer who will be most grateful, thank you.

 

And very importantly - don't forget your barcode! And if you do, please do not ask any of our volunteers to manually enter your result as I'm afraid the answer will always be 'no'. Put a spare in your car, kit bag, mobile phone case or under your shoe insole now... just don't forget to bring it!

Thank you all, 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 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).

 

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Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,602 participants have completed 31,870 parkruns covering a total distance of 159,350 km, including 6,210 new Personal Bests. A total of 539 individuals have volunteered 4,229 times.

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16/02/19 Wyre Forest parkrun #179 run report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 179
16th February 2019

This week 241 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part. If you were one of our first timers, then welcome! We hoped you enjoyed it and come back again soon!

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The event, as always, can only go ahead thanks to our wonderful volunteers. Please join me in thanking:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Matthew BAILEY • Neil CRABBE • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Dawn LLOYD • Kirsty WILKES • Lisa GARLICK • Amy SMITH • Paul SCURRELL • Gavin MILLICHIP • Kevin HARRIS • Pamela SCARBOROUGH • Tim SCARBOROUGH • Pauline SMITH • Debbie HYRONS • Diane STEVENS • William SMITH • Nikki TROMANS • Mark SHELDON • Jill WALKER • Mason PRICE • Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN • Steven TURNER

This week, volunteer Paddy Yarranton-Green, gave our new runners briefing. Paddy has had a difficult year, and so being able to stand up in front of a group of people and speak publicly was quite an achievement. Thank you Paddy - you did a great job.
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Congratulations to Harry JEFFERSON and Oliver BLAKEMORE who both ran their 10th parkruns this week, and to Paul NEWRICK who ran his 50th parkrun! If you are celebrating a milestone parkrun, please come and tell one of our volunteers! We love to give you a shout out at the start as well as a mention in our run report.

It was a quiet news week this week at Wyre Forest parkrun, so I shall leave you with a few more photos from Saturday.

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Happy running everyone :) 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 17:53 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 5,571 participants have completed 31,617 parkruns covering a total distance of 158,085 km, including 6,166 new Personal Bests. A total of 535 individuals have volunteered 4,196 times.

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02/02/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #177 Will beats his own Course Record again!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 177
2nd February 2019

This week 246 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

Well done First Timers!:

Lyndon MASSEY, James CHATTAWAY, John BROADHURST, Amy WILLIAMS, Lindsey STACK, Jeanette ROBERTS, Keith ROBERTS, Holly SCARBOROUGH, Beth PLOWRIGHT, Rosemary SHERRY, Alison BULTO-DOWD, Emma BRETTELL, Alfie GARDINER, Karen WALLACE

Alison BULTO-DOWD commented: "Did my first ever parkrun today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for such amazing support!"

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Christine WENHAM (above) said "Sore knees today but what a beautiful day and lovely run! Thanks to everyone who volunteered so we could get our fix"

So thank you to:

Gillian TYLER • Nigel GARDNER • David MORE • Mark WALLACE • Sarah PRICE • Annette MORE • Alison FLETCHER • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Lenka MOORE • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Amy SMITH • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Steve KIMBER • Gavin MILLICHIP • Tim SCARBOROUGH • Debbie TURNER • Caz SMITH • Dylan TURNER • Debbie JACKSON • Charlie SMITH • William SMITH • Mark SHELDON • Sarah BOWLES • Sarah PUGH

A huge CONGRATULATIONS must go to William RICHARDSON yet again for lowering his own Course Record by another few seconds to make it 15:35!! This time also saw him claim the overall Age Graded Course Record for Wyre Forest parkrun with a percentage of 83.64. Absolutely astounding pace - this is 5.01 minutes per mile!!! Which is why we didn't get any photographs of Will in action I'm afraid..!

And well done to Philip JONES who completed his milestone 50th parkrun with us this week. Great commitment Phil.

We were also joined by over 35 members and supporters of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club who completed the parkrun as part of their club's event calendar and championship. Thank you to them all for their continued support of Wyre Forest parkrun and for staying to cheer everyone at the finish line!

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Ellen POWELL remarked that "Wyre Forest parkrun has the best finish line supporters. Are they cheering because you've just ran a parkrun or because you're still alive at the top of heart attack hill"!! Both Ellen! We think everyone deserves a big cheer for their efforts.

And Bryony POYNER said "Fantastic finish line support today - thank you all!"

Thank you for all your lovely comments this week!

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parkrunners cheering in their fellow finishers before the finish line

 

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 5,510 participants have completed 31,149 parkruns covering a total distance of 155,745 km, including 6,099 new Personal Bests. A total of 530 individuals have volunteered 4,139 times.

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Today's Run Director: Neil
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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!

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19/01/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #175

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 175
19th January 2019

This week 267 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to our awesome first timers:

Daniel KENDRICK, Linsey SWINBURNE, Jamie PARTRIDGE, Matthew FRANKS, Sallyanne JENNINGS, Kieran TYLER, Callum MEDLER, Adrian GODWIN, Ryan GREEN, David LEWIS, Nick TURNER, Mathew HARRIS, Julie STOKES, Natalie YOUNG, Cheryl HARRIS, Bobby YARRANTON, Amy GARDINER

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Colleen KING • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Helen ROSEWARNE • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Matt KIMBER • Amy SMITH • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Lisa RULL • Mick HUDSON • David FISH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Jo MATHEWS • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • William SMITH • Katherine EVANS • Kathleen BREAKWELL • Mason PRICE • Steven TURNER

Congratulations Max BATEMAN on your 10th parkrun and these dedicated parkrunners who all completed their 50th parkrun with us:
Adam HOWORTH, Michael PRICE, Tony JUDGE and Jacqueline SUTTON Fabulous effort all of you!

Adam's mum also got in on the milestone action by running her 100th - so well done also to Jackie HOWORTH!

Well done every one of you!
See you next week :-)

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 5,459 participants have completed 30,638 parkruns covering a total distance of 153,190 km, including 6,017 new Personal Bests. A total of 524 individuals have volunteered 4,087 times.

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Today's Run Director: Andy G
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12/01/2019 Lynne’s A-Z of Wyre Forest parkrun #174 on a record breaking day

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

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

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

B- Bryan the beagle !!

C- Clubs,,, 36 took part.

D- Don't forget your barcode.

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

F- Foxy ladies running club made a few appearances.

G- Gill JONES was tail walking (thankyou)

H- Hillier than most parkruns.

I- I loved the trails on this parkrun.

J- Joanne BANNISTER's first time at parkrun wooooohoooo

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

L- Light drizzle but perfect running conditions.

M- Muddy.

N- Nearly passed out with that uphill finish.

0- Overly enthusiastic marshals made this parkrun special.

P- Personal bests this week ... 30 !

Q- Quality parkrun course.

R- Roster was filled.

S- Sarah CARR was first female with 22.52

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

U- Unknowns...23 !

V- Very undulating (338ft to be exact)

W- Wyre forest parkrun

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

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

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

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

Cheers Lynne for a great report!

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

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

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

 

See you all next week!

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Today's Run Director: Andie
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22/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #171 Sandra’s Sparkly Christmas Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 171
22nd December 2018

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

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

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

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Photo: Morgan

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

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

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Photo: Shirley pictured last week

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

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Photo: Sandra running last week's parkrun

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Photo: Debbie and Mason

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

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

Thank you Sandra for a wonderful Run Report.

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

Well done awesome first timers:

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

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

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

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

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

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

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:46 on 24th November 2018 (event number 167).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded 83.61% (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,301 participants have completed 29,523 parkruns covering a total distance of 147,615 km, including 5,901 new Personal Bests. A total of 511 individuals have volunteered 3,971 times.

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Today's Run Director:Andie
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Your Run Director Team:-
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Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
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15/12/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #170 big birthdays and massive milestones!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 170
15th December 2018

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

Well done to our fab first timers:

Alex POOLE, Debbie PHILLIPS, Jacqueline SMITH

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Photo: Debbie after her first parkrun

 

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

I really hope I haven't missed anyone!

 

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

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

See you there
Andie

 

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

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:46 on 24th November 2018 (event number 167).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded 83.61% (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,283 participants have completed 29,281 parkruns covering a total distance of 146,405 km, including 5,884 new Personal Bests. A total of 510 individuals have volunteered 3,941 times.

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Today's Run Director: David
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Official photos can be found here on Flickr
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Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - Neil

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary

December 22nd - Christmas themed parkrun

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24/11/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #167 Will sets a new course record

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 167
24th November 2018

This week 185 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

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Congratulations to our fab first timers:

Shaun GLOVER, Hattie JACKSON, Jo O'SHAUGHNESSY, Andrew GREEN, Hannah JORDAN, Laura KIRKPATRICK, Kirsty HARVEY

The event was made possible by 27 fantastic volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Vicki HULME • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Aran MOORE • Sandra PEDERSEN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Deborah NEWBOULD • David FISH • Anthony NEWBOULD • Paul SCURRELL • Adam SCURRELL • Sharron JEPSON • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Katherine EVANS • Kathleen BREAKWELL • Paul SKELLERN • Steve REDDING

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Thank you as always to our volunteers, without them we have no parkrun!

Well, what a morning!! It's always exciting when we see that our course record holder Will RICHARDSON is running as we know that he will set a fast pace. Will came within 2 seconds of his CR last week and so we knew he'd be hungry to try and beat it this week.

For those that don't know, Will (of Birchfield Harriers) has been the Course Record holder at Wyre Forest since our inaugural run back in August 2015! Since then he has beaten it on 5 occasions and taken nearly 30 seconds off it.

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And this weekend made that six times as he took another second off his previous best to mean that the new Course Record now stands at 15:46 - that's 5:04 min/mile pace which is pretty staggering from where I'm sitting!! It was also great to see the whole family running too as sister Chloe, mum Janette and Dad Paul (who got a PB!) also joined in the fun.

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Well done Will - can't wait to see what you do next.

We also celebrated another course record holder. Ronald LYNES (of Kidderminster and Stourport Athletics Club) holds the age category record at Wyre Forest for VM75-79 (29:23!) and this week he completed his milestone 50th parkrun. Well done Ron!!

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Photo: Ron LYNES

Now, a couple of our parkrunners completed their 100th parkruns and didn't tell us!!! But the results aren't so shy so CONGRATULATIONS to Peter CORNISH and Liz HINTON on your 100th parkruns!! I had to go back into the Flickr archives for your photos (sorry both!)

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If you're celebrating a milestone - don't be shy and tell us so that we can give you the applause you deserve.

Looking forward to another fabulous event this Saturday, see you there and 'don't forget your barcodes!'

Andie :-)

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

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:46 on 24th November 2018 (event number 167).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded 83.61% (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 5,236 participants have completed 28,785 parkruns covering a total distance of 143,925 km, including 5,804 new Personal Bests. A total of 509 individuals have volunteered 3,856 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director:Andie
Links
Find us on Facebook
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And on Instagram

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

Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - Neil

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary

December 22nd - Christmas themed parkrun

Parking at Wyre Forest Groovy ERS Barcodes
Did you know that a Wyre Forest Discovery Pass includes parking for two cars (one at a time!) for £30 per year as well as supporting the work of the Forestry Commission you can get also get discounts on other products and services. Why not have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers? Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!

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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.

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

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

Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - Neil

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary

December 22nd - Christmas themed parkrun

Parking at Wyre Forest Groovy ERS Barcodes
Did you know that a Wyre Forest Discovery Pass includes parking for two cars (one at a time!) for £30 per year as well as supporting the work of the Forestry Commission you can get also get discounts on other products and services. Why not have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers? Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
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.