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.


Congratulations to our fab first timers:


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


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.


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.


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!!

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!)



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.

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