29/07/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #101 Monster celebrations for Helena and Julie

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 101
29th July 2017

This week's run report is written by David STARKIE. Thanks David!

After the excitement of the 100th Wyre Forest parkrun this week might have been a bit of a come down, but step forward the Forest Monsters Helena ASHWIN and Julie CARTER with their own Century milestones. Our friends the Forest Monsters are well known amongst regulars for their bright orange kit and for helping to develop the healthy(?) Wyre Forest parkrun tradition of fancy Dress and though there were no pyjamas on view this week the Forest Monsters didn’t disappoint: Helen & Julie decked out in traditional orange with tutus and fluffy leg warmers were accompanied by “The Orange Blob”, and the group ran around together enjoying this milestone. Tremendous effort from Dave SMITH as the Blob.




There was another milestone as Mick HUDSON completed his 50th parkrun (45 at Wyre Forest). We also celebrated Sue ALLEN’s 50th birthday.

There is no traditional gift for 22nd wedding anniversaries though copper is now being promoted in this guise, but what could be better than coming to Wyre Forest parkrun to celebrate as did Sandar and Steve WADE from Abingdon. We hope the course lived up to the occasion. We also had visitors from Sheffield, Dudley and Germany.

We are always looking for volunteers to help give the regular team support and a well-earned break, and Vicky HONEYBOURNE ably took over as Run Director this week. The team were also able to provide an extra volunteer Graeme ANDERSON to aid a visually impaired athlete Lynn COX around our challenging course. If you just volunteer once in every 10 runs then we can fill all roles, and this is especially important during the holiday season so if you can volunteer, then let the team know (email: wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com)​

Photo: Lynn and Graeme

This week 181 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Pam COOPER • Rob TURNER • Lisa BAILEY • Rowan BAILEY • Elizabeth HINTON • Jayne HILL • Neil CRABBE • Adrian FORD • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Graeme ANDERSON • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Imogen JONES • Gracie HARRIS • Sara HARRIS • Gayle BARRY • Andrea MILES • Pauline SMITH • Teddy MILES-EVANS

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

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Adam SMITH (VM40-44) of Amazing Feet RC, was second over the line in 18:30 - was first to finish once before.
Daniel MAYDEW (JM11-14) of Wells City Harriers, was third over the line in 19:54.

Female placings:
Emily JAMES (VW35-39) of Wallsend Harriers & AC, was first (16th overall) over the line in 22:28 - 4th time in 8 appearances.
Anna WEBER (JW15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was second (30th overall) over the line in 23:37 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Ruth WEBER (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 24:13.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Daniel MAYDEW (JM11-14) – 74.71% for the time 19:54 (third overall).
Adam SMITH (VM40-44) – 73.78% for the time 18:30 (second overall).
Alexander COOK (JM11-14) – 71.65% for the time 20:45 (6th 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 3,300 participants have completed 15,608 parkruns covering a total distance of 78,040 km, including 3,576 new Personal Bests.

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