30/09/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #110 Carole’s dedication to our fabulous volunteers

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 110
30th September 2017

This week 191 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

Regular parkrunner and volunteer Carole HENDER (with dog Jasper!) has written this week's run report for us and she has dedicated it to the volunteers that make each event happen.

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If parkruns were ranked by location,the Wyre Forest must be up there as one of the most beautiful, especially in autumn. I'm normally near the back somewhere, running with my big black dog. Me and Jasper have completed 38 runs over the last 12 months,from walking most of the course at the beginning to being fit enough to complete the recent Worcester 10k. I couldn’t have done it without regular parkruns keeping me motivated and I’ve met so many lovely people through here.

So I wanted to make this report about the dedicated people that make Wyre Forest parkrun possible: the amazing volunteers. Without the core team of volunteers the event just wouldn't happen. The same faces are there every week, setting up the course, organising, encouraging and thanking the one off volunteers, like myself, that chip in to help just occasionally.

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Today there were 191 runners and 23 volunteers, so with my maths that means we should all strive to volunteer at least once for every 9 runs we do.

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How many runs have you completed? And how many times have you volunteered? So let's all support this amazing weekly event as I hate to see the Facebook posts on Thursdays requesting last minute volunteers, and hear stories of phone calls being made on Friday to see if other regulars can help out as they're short.

If you don't want to miss a run you can volunteer and still complete the course by either writing the run report, token sorting or be a tail walker. It's not to be considered a chore, bring the dog or family along to encourage runners with some high fives, you'll definitely have a laugh and get time to chat with other enthusiastic members.

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So come on guys and girls let's fill up the roster for the months ahead so our core team aren't constantly panicking. Just respond to the emails to add your name to the volunteers email list.

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Thank you Carole for a fab report! And as Carole says, you can also help us out by submitting your own report which counts as a volunteer credit.

This week's event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Hazel FAIN • Mark WALLACE • Andrew T DAVIES • Alison MACDONALD • Rowan BAILEY • Mark REAVES • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Graeme ANDERSON • Emma PAINE • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Jennet ROBERTS • Jake HAWKSWELL • Tony HAWKSWELL • Kay REEVES • Gavin MILLICHIP • Carole HENDER • Daren JACKSON • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Sarah JORDAN

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Congratulations to George LITTLE on the completion of his 50th parkrun and a special shout out to Lisa PRICE and Ross MUCKLESTON of Horley Harriers who travelled all the way from Brighton to be with us on Saturday! That's dedication to the parkrun cause.

Don't forget that this week (Saturday 7th October) we celebrate International parkrun Day and parkrunUK's 13th birthday! 13 is a special number as it represents the number of runners that met up in Bushy Park back in 2004 for the first ever free 5k time trial. Look at us all now!! parkrunUK would like to compile an album of photographs featuring a runner from EVERY parkrun donning their apricot shirt. So please pull on your parkrun tees on Saturday and share your photograph with us on social media with the hashtag #parkrun13.

Regular parkrunner, supporter and volunteer Lisa BIGGS will be at the finish area with homemade cakes, bakes and dog treats after #parkrun13. She is fundraising for the amazing charity Childhood First who provide outstanding residential care, education and therapy to young children effected by abuse, neglect and deprivation. All the goodies will be priced between 50p-£1 so please bring some change with you!

I think that's all - thanks again to Carole for the fab report and see you all very soon.
Happy parkrunning - Andie

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

Male placings:
Paul LITTLE (VM40-44) of Droitwich AC, was first over the line in 17:47 - 7th time in 8 appearances.
Rich ROBERTSHAW (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:11.
Steven SMITH (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:14 - was first to finish once before.

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Photo: Paul LITTLE leads the way again

Female placings:
Lizzie BLAXLAND (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:57 - 4th time in 6 appearances.
Cherry FOWLER (VW45-49) of Forest of Dean AC, was second (14th overall) over the line in 22:02.
Andrea BURNETT (VW40-44) of Centurion RC, was third (17th overall) over the line in 22:25.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Paul LITTLE (VM40-44) – 77.32% for the time 17:47 (first overall).
Cherry FOWLER (VW45-49) – 74.28% for the time 22:02 (14th overall).
Paul NEWRICK (VM60-64) – 71.34% for the time 22:41 (21st overall).

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

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 3,588 participants have completed 17,260 parkruns covering a total distance of 86,300 km, including 3,900 new Personal Bests.

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Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Graeme
Links
Find us on Facebook
Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
7th October - International parkrun day - wear your apricot shirt as parkrun turns 13
28th October - Halloween themed parkrun
23rd December 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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19/08/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #104

 

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 104
19th August 2017

This week 193 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

Theses were our awesome runners taking part in a parkrun for the first time ever:

Harvey WOOLDRIDGE, Lee HAYNES, Deborah JOHNSON, Amy GREEN, Rebecca WILLIAMS, Samantha HOPES, Gemma GRAINGER, Kara DUNN, Eleanor WESTLEY

We done to you all!!

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The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Kim HOOD • Shirley THOMAS • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Jake GOOD • Lisa BAILEY • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Kirsty WILKES • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Andy MORGAN • John FRANCIS • Mick HUDSON • Jennet ROBERTS • Jacqui WINTER • Jayne SWIFT • Claire Louise HAYWOOD • Pauline SMITH • Nicky MARTIN • Ben HOBSON • Sarah WESTWOOD

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Well done to Ronald LYNES who broke the Age Category Record again for VM75-79 with a another cracking run in 30:08. Congratulations Ronald.

So a short report next week and I'll leave you with a reminder that next week is our second birthday!! The theme is BALLOONS so if you could all bring a balloon (or more than one?? They might help up the final hill!) and we'd like to see a spectacle of brightly coloured runners and balloons! Just don't forget to dispose of it correctly and make sure no balloons are released as they can be damaging to the environment.

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And of course - don't forget to bring cake!!

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Unfortunately I won't be here for the festivities so I wish you all a fantastic second birthday run and thank you for all your support and wonderful memories over the last 12 months - it's been even more fabulous than the first year! I'm really excited to see what the next 12 months bring. Enjoy yourselves (and save me a cake?!)- Andie (ED)

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

Male placings:
Nick HITCHINGS (VM45-49) of Worcester AC, was first over the line in 19:19 - first time in 2 appearances.
Thomas PALMER (JM15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was second over the line in 20:03 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Jamie WALKER (JM11-14) of Valley Striders AC, was third over the line in 20:17.

Female placings:
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 21:22 - 11th time in 14 appearances.
Andrea BURNETT (VW40-44) of Centurion RC, was second (17th overall) over the line in 22:23.
Val CARTER (VW50-54) of Birchfield Harriers, was third (33rd overall) over the line in 24:07.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Sarah ROBERTS (VW45-49) – 77.54% for the time 21:22 (11th overall).
Jamie WALKER (JM11-14) – 75.43% for the time 20:17 (third overall).
Nick HITCHINGS (VM45-49) – 75.15% for the time 19:19 (first overall).

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

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 3,412 participants have completed 16,140 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,700 km, including 3,662 new Personal Bests.
Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andie
Links
Find us on Facebook
Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary parkrun
Parking at Wyre Forest Groovy ERS Barcodes
Did you know that a Wyre Forest Discovery Pass includes parking for two cars (one at a time!) for £30 per year as well as supporting the work of the Forestry Commission you can get also get discounts on other products and services. Why not have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers? Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!

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Wyre Forest parkrun turns 2!

We will be celebrating our 2nd anniversary on Saturday August 26th.

As it's a party the theme is balloons!

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So we would like you all to bring a balloon and run with it for a special celebration parkrun.

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There are no other stipulations (all balloons are welcome!) except that no balloons should be 'released' in to the forest (due to environmental reasons) or littered but we know that you will all dispose of them mindfully as you're such good people.

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Oh and of course - don't forget to bring CAKE!! We will have a table near the finish line which we'd like to fill with cakes and treats for us all to share so please chip in if you can.

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We will also be presenting our annual award to the Volunteer of the Year.

See you there and "don't forget your barcode!"

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