Wyre Forest #146 – melting those records!

Thank you to the awesome Pippa WHITE (visiting us from Queen Elizabeth parkrun) for this week's run report!

This report has to start with the fantastic achievement of William RICHARDSON setting a blistering new course record of 15:47 on what must be the hottest parkrun at Wyre Forest yet. The ground conditions were spectacular and his PB sits with the other 36 PBs. Well done to everyone on such a hot day.

One to watch: Will Richardson

Well done also to the 30 first time parkrunners including those from TriEnergy graduating from couch to 5k and picking a difficult (ie not flat) first parkrun to complete in the temperatures that should have had us all basking lazily in the sun instead. 11 completed their second parkrun with 7 new PBs and in all 77 of the 217, or approximately 1/3rd were on 10 or fewer parkruns – how lovely to be part of this way to spend a Saturday morning and I wonder if these are more superlative records.

It was my first time at Wyre Forest but this is on my list to come and do again, if only to conquer the hills properly. Drawn to the area by a cool weather decision in cold early April to run the inaugural Cleobury Mortimer 10k on the Sunday, I persuaded my lovely host to show off her beautiful ‘local’ as a leg stretch before the event. For those reading and considering attending, it’s a super one lapper (my fav) with enough shade to be welcome on a hot day, cheerful volunteers and a most splendid café for breakfast and milkshake.

Any parkrun with milestone runs is also fantastic. Well done to juniors Bryn JENKINS and Jack LINNEY on their 10th parkruns. Sandra PEDERSEN completed her 100th and Steve KIMBER his 50th. https://flic.kr/p/K3NA9k May all your links go live soon.

Congratulations Sandra!

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Well done Steve!

As well as the runners, thanks to those who put their name on the volunteer roster. This event happened because 28 people gave up time and energy to help. As I was, of course, running slowly to save my legs, here are a few pictures of those high viz heroes.

Look at the parkrunner with the camera that way!

Breakfast that way

How to marshal – indeed!

Clapping and cheering everyone in…

The very last hill – job’s a good ‘un

Thank you to everyone for a super morning!
Pippa and Harriet WHITE from Queen Elizabeth

This week 217 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

We welcomed tourists from Belton House, Ludlow, Doncaster, Norwich, Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Killerton.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

David MORE • Philip SHELDON • Sarah PRICE • Andrea FORD • Pippa WHITE • Annette MORE • Harriet WHITE • Elizabeth HINTON • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Dale EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Graeme ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Rachael SHEPHERD • Claire Louise HAYWOOD • Daren JACKSON • Wayne GRIFFIN • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Debbie HYRONS • Zoe ELKIN • Katherine EVANS • Steve REDDING

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 4,576 participants have completed 24,498 parkruns covering a total distance of 122,490 km, including 5,072 new Personal Bests.

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