13/08/2016 Wyre Forest parkrun #51 Meet our new Run Director Andy

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 51
13th August 2016

We had a new Run Director holding the reigns this week. You will all recognise Andy Garlick as one of our core volunteers but we finally persuaded him to step up and don the blue RD vest on Saturday.

Andy has volunteered at Wyre Forest on a staggering 42 occasions. But perhaps even more surprising though is that Andy has never actually completed a parkrun himself (unless you count volunteering as tail runner!) But don't think that Andy is not an athlete - he is a member of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club and he recently completed the incredibly tough 100km ultra Race to the Stones with his wife Lisa. And in December the couple will be at the Tucson Marathon in the Arizona desert! We are really proud of both Andy and Lisa and very glad we've finally got Mr. Garlick on our RD roster!

Wyre forest parkrun #51 13/08/2016
Photo: Andy greets the new runners and tourists to Wyre Forest parkrun

A round of applause for all our superb volunteers this week, they are:

Andrea FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Andrew HIPKISS • Annette MORE • Anthony NEWBOULD • Caleb HIPKISS • Carole EVANS • David CHAPMAN • David MORE • Florence JONES • Helen HIPKISS • Kim HOOD • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Lisa GARLICK • Martin BIGGS • Maya HIPKISS • Sam HAWKSWELL • Sandra PEDERSEN • Wendy BOOKER

Extra thanks to Flo Jones for taking plenty of photographs for us - they are on our facebook page for those interested.

And we had some wonderful feedback regarding our marshals at 'final turn' this week. Andrew, Caleb and Maya Hipkiss will be a hard act to follow after they treated runners not only to clapping and cheering but star jumps and dancing!

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Photo: Andrew, Maya and Caleb

Mark Homer had a fabulous run this week, a new PB of 19:44 also gained him the Age Category Record for VM55-59. Well done Mark.

Wyre forest parkrun #51 13/08/2016
Photo: Mark Homer on the final hill

Don't forget that we have just one more run remaining of our first year - where has the time gone?? And then we will celebrate our first birthday on August 27th. Fancy dress encouraged (but purely optional!) and there will be plenty of cakes and some awards and small prizes. If you'd like to donate a small prize we'd be very grateful - please pop along this Saturday and hand it to one of the core team. Thank you.

Alternatively, if you'd like to make a donation to the upkeep of Wyre Forest parkrun then please visit our 'about us' page on our website Wyre Forest parkrun - about us
Donations got to help pay for stopwatch batteries, signage and equipment etc. We've only had one donation so far so any others would be much appreciated, thank you.

Well that's about it for this week, see you next time - Andie :)

Male placings:
Chris PREECE (SM25-29) of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club, was first over the line in 18:33 - second time in 10 appearances.
Nigel JONES (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:54.
David NORMAN (VM45-49) of Dudley Kingswinford RC, was third over the line in 19:35.

Wyre forest parkrun #51 13/08/2016
Photo: Chris Preece

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Richard FAIN (Stone Master Marathoners) 3225 pts.
Steven SMITH (Unattached) 2834 pts.
David STARKIE (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 2794 pts.

Female placings:
Libby HAWKSWELL (JW11-14) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was first (16th overall) over the line in 22:20 - 5th time in 12 appearances.
Lauren KENNARD (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 22:47.
Emma PAINE (SW25-29) of Amazing Feet RC, was third (24th overall) over the line in 23:17 - was first to finish once before.

Wyre forest parkrun #51 13/08/2016
Photo: Emma Paine

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Tina SMITH (Forest Monsters) 3372 pts.
Sandra PEDERSEN (Unattached) 2784 pts.
Heather MORGAN (Unattached) 2615 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mark HOMER (VM55-59) was graded 78.55% for the time 19:44 (4th overall).
Nigel JONES (VM40-44) was graded 73.90% for the time 18:54 (second overall).
Terence BEDINGTON (VM65-69) was graded 73.85% for the time 23:08 (23rd overall).

This week there were 138 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 1,943 different runners, including participants from 174 athletics clubs, have completed 7,182 runs covering a total distance of 35,910 km, and there have been 1,777 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who ran in a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who ran in a time of 00:16:12 on 31st October 2015 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a 83.61% run (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

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

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andy Garlick
Wyre Forest parkrun - Facebook

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

Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
27th August - Our First Birthday!
29th October - Halloween Run
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!
 

02/07/2016 Wyre Forest parkrun #45 Jo joins the volunteer 25 Club

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 45
2nd July 2016

This week we say a special Congratulations and thank you to our core team member and regular Run Director Jo Watson. Jo completed her 25th shift on the volunteer roster (marshalling this week) and joins myself, Ade, Kim, Lisa, Andy and Bill in the 25 Club.

Wyre Forest parkrun 14/05/2016
Photo: Jo (left) and Lisa getting in to the spirit of parkrun!

I personally want to thank Jo for all her hard work behind the scenes at Wyre Forest parkrun, both in getting the event off the ground initially and on a weekly basis with volunteering and helping me keep things running smoothly. She is an incredibly important part of our core team and is so incredibly enthusiastic and cheerful you can't help but be inspired by her. So thanks Jo from all of us!

Of course, there are many others to thank on our team of hi-viz heroes and this weeks happy helpers were:

Adrian FORD  •  Andrea FORD  •  Andrew GARLICK  •  Carole EVANS  •  Cerys ROWLES  •  Frances GEDDIE  •  Gavin MILLICHIP  •  Joanne WATSON  •  Kaylee GANDY  •  Lindsay TILLSLEY  •  Lisa BAILEY  •  Mark REAVES  •  Neil CRABBE  •  Nigel GARDNER  •  Olivia GAVIN  •  Sian POWELL  •  Theresa WILSON  •  Vicky HONEYBOURNE  •  Victoria ANDREWS

Wyre Forest parkrun 02/07/2016
Photo: This week's team

Thank you all! If you want to get involved please email us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com thank you.

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Thank you to Gavin Millichip for some of the photographs used in this weeks run report. You can see more on our Wyre Forest parkrun Flickr page

We also welcome Sam Telling to a milestone club this week. Congratulations Sam on your 10th parkrun.

Congratulations to Leonardo Taggio who set a new Age category Record for VM50-54 this week. Superb running by the Worcester Black Pear Joggers athlete. And well done also to Joan Clarke who beat her own ACR for VW60-64. The time to beat is now 23:35. Wow!

Wyre Forest parkrun 02/07/2016

I'd also like to say how nice it is to see Louise Weber back in her running shoes this week. Louise has been injured and volunteering instead. And as much as we miss her helping us out we are incredibly happy to see that she can now run again pain free. As we all know how rotten it is being injured!

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We had 135 runners this week, a good turnout again as we get in to holiday season. Congratulations to the 30 of you who took home a new PB - that always feels good doesn't it?!

It's the Wyre Forest Half-marathon on Sunday (10th July) and I know many of our runners are taking part. Good luck to you all - I'm sure the parkrun training will have come in very handy when you finish up the hill! Please let us know how you all get on.

See you all at event number 46! - Andie :)
Male placings:
Shaw PYE (SM30-34) of Amazing Feet RC, was first over the line in 19:07 - first time in 2 appearances.
Leonardo TAGGIO (VM50-54) of Black Pear Joggers, was second over the line in 19:30.
Richard HAYES (VM45-49) of Wrecsam Tri, was third over the line in 19:45.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Richard FAIN (Stone Master Marathoners) 2935 pts.
Rob TURNER (Unattached) 2659 pts.
David STARKIE (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 2524 pts.

Female placings:
Libby HAWKSWELL (JW11-14) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:59 - 4th time in 11 appearances.
Anna WEBER (JW11-14) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was second (16th overall) over the line in 22:51 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Fiona STARKIE (SW18-19) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 23:13 - was first to finish once before.

Wyre Forest parkrun 02/07/2016
Photo: First female Libby Hawkswell - we loved Libby's pink socks!

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Tina SMITH (Forest Monsters) 3072 pts.
Sandra PEDERSEN (Unattached) 2509 pts.
Heather MORGAN (Unattached) 2291 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Joan CLARKE (VW60-64) was graded 81.13% for the time 23:35 (27th overall).
Leonardo TAGGIO (VM50-54) was graded 75.64% for the time 19:30 (second overall).
Tina SMITH (VW50-54) was graded 75.57% for the time 23:20 (25th overall).

This week there were 135 runners, of whom 30 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 1,781 different runners, including participants from 167 athletics clubs, have completed 6,398 runs covering a total distance of 31,990 km, and there have been 1,617 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who ran in a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who ran in a time of 00:16:12 on 31st October 2015 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a 83.61% run (17:54) on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).

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

 

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andie Ford
Wyre Forest parkrun - Facebook

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

Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
27th August - Our First Birthday!
29th October - Halloween Run
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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