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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
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