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.

 

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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)​

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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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Today's Run Director: Vicky
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Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy - Graeme

Other Links:
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26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary parkrun
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20/02/2016 Wyre Forest parkrun #26 We are 6 months old!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 26
20th February 2016

How is it that we are at event #26 already? The first 6 months have passed in the blink of an eye with over 1200 different runners completing our course. We have also enlisted the services of 101 different volunteers who have given up their time for free in all weathers.

This week was a special day for myself and Ade who completed our 25th event as volunteers - a nice purple t-shirt awaits us once they are back in stock!

I took the reigns as Run Director this week in a nice new (if slightly oversized!) blue hi-viz vest. The RD will now be wearing the blue and silver vest so that they can be easily identified for and feedback or questions you have at each event. Don't be shy, come and chat to us as we love to hear your comments and news.

Thanks to all the team for putting on this week's run:

Adrian FORD • Andrea FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Annette MORE • Callum BARLOW • Carole EVANS • Dale EVANS • Donna M DAVIES • Emily BRISTOW • India-Rose FORD • Kim HOOD • Kimberley BILLS • Lilia Grace FORD • Lisa BAILEY • Martin BIGGS • Oliver BAKER • Olivia GAVIN • Stephen MOORE • Stuart BOOKER • Theresa WILSON • Vicki HULME • Wendy BOOKER

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Photos: Volunteers Stephen and Lisa.

If you'd like to volunteer please get in touch at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com. There are a range of roles from token sorting (can be done after running) or marshaling to tail running.

This week we had a new volunteer role on our roster - a guide runner for a participant with a visual impairment. Lynn Cox was visiting us from Wimbledon Common parkrun (very muddy we are told!) and asked if we could find anyone willing to guide her around the course. Vicki Hulme jumped at this opportunity and Lynn was absolutely beaming as she crossed the finish line as with encouragement from Vicki, she knocked a huge 3 minutes off her overall parkrun PB! Well done Lynn and thank you Vicki.

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There were 154 runners this week and I think the temperature and dry conditions were great for running. 33 of you achieved new PBs. Well done all of you - that hard work is paying off!

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David Price of Worcester AC came to visit us for the first time this week and strided in as first finisher as well as taking the Age Category record for SM25-29 in a speedy 18 minutes.

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Photo: David Price and Adam Smith

And what about Geoff Farmer who ran a speedy 21:14 and now holds the record for VM65-69!! Incredible running Geoff.

The full stats are below. Thanks to everyone for volunteering and running this week. Here's to the next 6 months and beyond!
-Andie

Male placings:
David PRICE (SM25-29) of Worcester AC, was first over the line in 18:00 - first appearance.
Adam SMITH (VM35-39) of Amazing Feet RC, was second (third overall) over the line in 19:17.
Mike LANE (VM35-39) of Black Pear Joggers, was third (4th overall) over the line in 20:51.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Mark WALLACE (Unattached) 1706 pts.
Rob TURNER (Unattached) 1620 pts.
Richard FAIN (Stone Master Marathoners) 1561 pts.

Female placings:
Bryony HAINES (JW15-17) of Birchfield Harriers, was first (second overall) over the line in 18:55 - 12th time in 12 appearances.
Tina SMITH (VW50-54) of Forest Monsters, was second (10th overall) over the line in 22:18 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Emily JAMES (VW35-39) of Wallsend Harriers & AC, was third (25th overall) over the line in 23:34.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Tina SMITH (Forest Monsters) 1856 pts.
Julie CARTER (Forest Monsters) 1807 pts.
Marie CAVACIUTI (Cleobury Mortimer Running Club) 1426 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Joan CLARKE (VW60-64) was graded 80.22% for the time 23:51 (30th overall).
Bryony HAINES (JW15-17) was graded 79.91% for the time 18:55 (second overall).
Tina SMITH (VW50-54) was graded 79.07% for the time 22:18 (10th overall).

This week there were 154 runners, of whom 38 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different athletics clubs took part.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 1,229 different runners, including participants from 121 athletics clubs, have completed 3,556 runs covering a total distance of 17,780 km, and there have been 801 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who ran in a time of 00:18:17 on 2016-01-16 (event number 21).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who ran in a time of 00:16:12 on 2015-10-31 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a 83.33% run (16:12) on 31st October 2015 (event number 10).

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

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