09/06/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #143 Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 143
9th June 2018

This week we celebrated 70 years of our wonderful National Health Service by joining in with a nationwide parkrun tribute 'parkrun for the NHS'. We were lucky enough to have a special volunteer takeover by the staff and friends of Great Witley Surgery organised by GP Dr. Stuart Jones (a regular parkrunner at Wyre Forest with 86 runs under his belt).

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The aim of the celebration was to recognise the contribution of the NHS to the health of the nation and inspire people to take part in physical activity and volunteering.

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221 people joined us and ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers here and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

Tourists visited us from London, Leeds, Kingsbury, Manchester, Chester, Walsall and New Zealand!! We hope you all enjoyed yourselves here.

There were lots of lovely first time parkrunners. Hello and welcome to:

Neil COLLINS, Matthew LONGDEN, Lauren KNOWLES, Paul LONGDEN, Kirsty LEIGH, Frederick GOODSON, Michael SIMPSON, Fay Rebecca GRIFFITHS, Mason PRICE, Isabel TEAGUE

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers, most of who work for our fabulous NHS:

Andrea FORD • Stuart JONES • Florence JONES • Megan SCURRELL • Helen ROSEWARNE • Elizabeth HINTON • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Imogen JONES • Michelle SCURRELL • Paul SCURRELL • Jacqueline SUTTON • Julia KNOWLES • Craig TIBBITTS • Laura BARTH • Trish LONGMORE • Helen SALTER • Caroline MOFFATT • Penelope BOWDEN • Maria SORRELL • Diane MACKENZIE • Mandy BEE • Jules MONTAGUE • Isabel TEAGUE • Sarah COOKE • Nicola COX

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Thank you to them all. Not least for making our NHS something we are all extremely proud of.

There was a milestone this week which I believe may have gone unnoticed.....Congratulations to Kevin HARRIS on his 50th parkrun! Nothing gets past me Kevin - sorry!

Super kudos to Christine SEDMAN-SMITH who improved on her own Age Category Record for VW70-74 with a PB of 26:38 - pretty amazing eh?!

And we welcomed upper-tourists from Leeds Joanna and John CASSELLS to Wyre Forest for the first time, they have completed a whopping 283 and 284 parkruns respectively!

Thanks everyone for making it another super parkrun in the forest - see you all next time,
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 15:58 on 21st October 2017 (event number 113).
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 4,475 participants have completed 23,863 parkruns covering a total distance of 119,315 km, including 4,952 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director: Andy G
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Official photos can be found here on Flickr
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Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - Chris - Andy - Graeme
Mark

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary

25th August - 3rd anniversary parkrun

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02/06/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun run report #142

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 142
2nd June 2018

This morning was another lovely morning in the Wyre Forest. This week we had 222 people running, jogging, walking, and even swimming (more on that later!) the course. We had 41 first timers, and 29 people recorded new Personal Bests. If you were one of our first timers - welcome! We really hoped you enjoyed the course and hope to welcome you back again very soon.

Today we welcomed tourists from Telford, Worcester, Bedfordshire and Bicester. If you are a tourist, please let us know! We'd love to have a chat with you and compare course notes. Our tourists from Bicester particularly enjoyed our hills, and commented that we must be one of the most challenging parkruns around!

As we like to remind you, parkrun wouldn't be possible without all of our awesome volunteers. This week we had 30 people giving up their Saturday mornings to ensure our parkrun took place. They were:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Lindsay B PULLEY • Andrew T DAVIES • Stuart JONES • Joanne WATSON • Maxwell B PULLEY • Lisa BAILEY • Neil CRABBE • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Katy BROOME • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Sally PRIOR • Lisa GARLICK • Andy MORGAN • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Ellie ANDERSON • Gavin MILLICHIP • Jennifer SHUKLA • Jasmine SHUKLA • Pauline SMITH • James PAYTON • Lucas VANES • Eden VANES • Steve REDDING

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Some of our youngest volunteers today; Lucas and Eden.

Please get in touch if you would like to volunteer, especially over the summer months when lots of people go on holiday. We would love to hear from you.

Now on to some CONGRATULATIONS!

Firstly, please join me in saying CONGRATULATIONS to 9 year old Maxwell Pulley.

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Maxwell is often seen at parkrun, alongside his Grandad, Lindsay Pulley (You may recall Lindsay featured in last week's run report for running his 200th parkrun!) Maxwell is autistic, but this is no barrier to him volunteering with us - and today he volunteered for the 25th time! Thank you Maxwell, you're a little star!

(Now, just a quick pre-warning before you read on. The photos you are about to see cannot be un-seen....)
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Congratulations Kookie and Jacqui!

You maybe be forgiven for thinking that the cast of Baywatch turned up to Wyre Forest parkrun this morning, but alas, no! It was just our lovely friends from the Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers who had chosen a swimwear theme to celebrate Kookie Golds' and Jacqui Winters' 50th parkruns! CONGRATULATIONS ladies. We absolutely love the fun and energy you bring to the forest each week, and we cannot wait to see what the guys wear (or not!) for your 100th!

If you're celebrating a milestone parkrun, please let us know! From the results, we can also see that junior parkrunner, Oliver White, ran his 10th parkrun today. CONGRATULATIONS to you!

Finally, CONGRATULATIONS to Matt Jackson who celebrated his 16th birthday today by running parkrun! We can't think of a better way to celebrate; we hope you had a good run and enjoy the rest of your day.

Next week we have a very special NHS takeover planned! As the NHS is turning 70, staff from Great Witley surgery, along with some of their friends from Knightwick surgery, are filling the majority of our roster! Please make sure you thank these guys, not only for the parkrun volunteering they will be doing, but for the ongoing good work they do in their surgeries day in day out.

Happy running everyone!

Jo :)

 

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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 15:58 on 21st October 2017 (event number 113).
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 4,448 participants have completed 23,642 parkruns covering a total distance of 118,210 km, including 4,901 new Personal Bests.

 

12/05/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #139 Be prepared for Mark’s scouting run report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 139
12th May 2018

This week 189 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part

We had one of our favourite volunteer takeovers to date as the youngsters (and some adults!) from the First Stourport St Michaels Scout troop took the reins this week. Scout leader Mark Atkinson oversaw proceedings for the morning (which ran incredibly smoothly) and he has written this week's run report.

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We had fantastic weather for the run this week, which was a special Scouting parkrun takeover day. 32 Members and Supporters of 1st Stourport (St Michaels) Scout Troop took over the running of the parkrun, some of them attending a parkrun for the very first time along with a few seasoned parkrunners.

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It was lovely to see some of the runners sporting their scouting or guiding neckers for the run and we hope you all had a great time.

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The run started well with everyone setting off to a chorus of cheers, encouragement and cow bells from the scouts lining the first corner and then continued to be cheered on around the rest of the course by the scouts and their parents on all the marshal points.

At the finish line the runners were greeted by a well-earned cake from the scouts cake stall. The troop were raising funds to support scouts attending international Scout Jamboree’s in America and the Netherlands in 2019. We would like to say a very big thank you to all the runners for your support. We raised a fantastic £193.63

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A big well done to Paul LITTLE who came in first today with a time of 17:20 and a new PB and he also captured a new Age Category Record for VM40-44.

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And a big well done to all the other PB’s, Milestones and First Timers. Martyn WRIGHT celebrated his 50th parkrun - well done Martyn!

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We also hope the tourists from Leeds and everywhere else enjoyed their time at the Wyre forest.

One final thing, we very much hope to see lots of you at the Civic on Saturday 2nd June for a fun evening of Barn Dancing. You can parkrun in the morning followed by a fantastic evening of entertainment. We have a professional Barn dance Band, The Organ Grinders, booked to play as well as table magic by a fantastic young magician Illewsionist. The civic bar will be open, food is available and there will be cash prize games throughout the evening and the draw of our 2 fantastic raffles with over £1000 worth of prizes to give away. Tickets £10 or £35 for a family of 4. Available from www.saintmichaelsscouts.org.uk/barndance

Finally, thank you to all the awesome volunteers:

Nigel GARDNER • David MORE • Helen RUTHERFORD • Josh MOORE • Zak MOORE • Andrea FORD • Mark ATKINSON • Alfie BAKER • Jake GOOD • Annette MORE • Ethan TUNLEY-DAVIES • Adrian FORD • Gavin MILLICHIP • Claire JONES • Scarlett HOLLOWAY • Austin HOLLOWAY • Caz SMITH • William BENNETT • Will BENNETT • Richard SPENCER • Sally SPENCER • Samuel SPENCER • Libby SPENCER • Craig WOOD • Jasmine WOOD • Daisy WOOD • Annabel CLAYTON • Gareth MORRIS • Brandon JONES • Timothy CLAYTON

And congratulations to all the first time parkrunners:

Oliver RAWLINS, Mark BAYLISS, Adam MIDDUP-JONES, Jason CORTIS, Clare GRIFFIN, Christian HOLLOWAY, Sophie NOBLE, Paul WILLIAMS, Connie WILLIAMS, Debbie REDDING, Sarah WILLIAMS

The next event for your diaries is June 9th when we celebrate 70 years of the NHS #NHS70. We are hoping to have a special volunteer takeover that day so if your involved with the NHS and can help us out please get in touch. And as it's a birthday party - we'd like donations of cakes please!

See you all next Saturday!

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 15:58 on 21st October 2017 (event number 113).
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 4,354 participants have completed 23,042 parkruns covering a total distance of 115,210 km, including 4,807 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director: Mark Atkinson
Links
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Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
June 9th - NHS 70th Birthday celebration
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.
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28/04/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #137 Cleobury Mortimer Running Club takeover

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 137
28th April 2018

Welcome to this week's run report!

This week 174 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

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#wyreforestparkrun137 #cmrc #runcleobury

We had a local running club in charge of the whole event this week as the members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club performed a 'volunteer takeover'. For those of you new to our parkrun who may not know, CMRC are the club that provide the majority of our core team and originally got our parkrun off the ground.

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CMRC Club Chair and Coach Jo WATSON was our Run Director for the morning and she told us about the upcoming inaugural Cleobury 10k. This will take place on Sunday 1st July at 11am and starts at Cleobury Mortimer Sports and Social Club. There is a bespoke medal and optional t-shirt. The race will be on closed roads around the town and surrounding countryside and features some of the area's best hills! We know you all like hills - so get signed up!

Details about the race can be found here: Cleobury 10k

Congratulations to our awesome first time parkrunners this week:

Sharon NORGROVE, Steven MARTIN, Jan MULDERS, Helen CAMPBELL, Ruth NEWRICK, Joanne FERNIHOUGH, Stuart YOUNG, Kayleigh ROTHERHAM, Stacey Marie WILLIAMS, Ethan WARD, Ann MULDERS, Melissa MILLS, Iain PATTON

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The event was made possible by a record breaking number of 44 volunteers:

Shirley THOMAS • Lindsay B PULLEY • Wayne SMITH • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Vicki HULME • Lisa BAILEY • Matthew BAILEY • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • India-Rose FORD • Dawn LLOYD • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • Vicki KELLY • Luke WILLIAMS • Gavin MILLICHIP • Toby LLOYD • Donna PERRY • Jennifer SHUKLA • Jasmine SHUKLA • Ian STEELE • Faith STEELE • Hugo STEELE • Netty COLLEY • David EVANS • Pauline SMITH • Rachel SHIELDS • Ben PARKES • Daniel BATE • James PAYTON • Olive KELLY • Allan SHIELDS • Catherine WILLIAMS • Jo HAYWOOD • Sarah WILLIAMS • Ollie SHIELDS • Maisie WHITE • Freddie WILLIAMS • Grace WILLIAMS • Ozzy SMITH • Libby SHIELDS

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Thank you so much to all the members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club for giving up their time to provide another excellent, smoothly run event. Our next 'takeover' will be by the Stourport Scouts on May 12th. If you are part of a club or group and would like to get involved - please contact us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com

Finally, thank you to Gavin MILLICHIP for the fab photographs used in this week's report - more amazing photos are on our parkrun Flickr page - link below!

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 15:58 on 21st October 2017 (event number 113).
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 4,315 participants have completed 22,661 parkruns covering a total distance of 113,305 km, including 4,741 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director: Jo
Links
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And on Instagram

Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
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.
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13/01/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #123 Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 123
13th January 2018

This week we had our first club 'takeover' of 2018 with the brilliantly bonkers Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers taking over the volunteer roster. It was a fabulous morning so thank you to them all for giving up their time and allowing the core team a lovely morning off! We can't wait for the next one!

Thank you to them all:

Rachel ROBINSON • Kimberley BILLS • Julie GOLDS • Richard SHELDON • Mark WALLACE • Philip SHELDON • Michael GAUNT • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Emma TIPTON • Michael MOCKETT • Graeme ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Tom ANDERSON • Heather MORGAN • Ellie HOOPER • Emma PAINE • Tony COLCLOUGH • Chris STAPLES • Neil COLLINS • Daren JACKSON • Matt JACKSON • Debbie JACKSON • Matthew KNIGHT

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Photo: The awesome Wyre Forest Hashers!

Julie GOLDS was in charge of the run report and here it is, thank you Julie:

Possibly #thebestparkrunever Panto themed takeover was extremely well attended by both volunteers and runners with 262 running the beautiful Wyre Forest single lap, flat, hilly, dippy, muddy, foresty course.

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Big thank you to Emma Louise Rhiannon PAINE tailwalker along with Neil COLLINS, for supplying many of the costumes on show today from The Monday Night Group in Stourport. Please come along and support the pantomime Aladdin, showing Jan 26th til Feb 3rd. A fab way to support this charitable organisation.

Celebrating milestone 50th parkruns were Jules WALL and Anna WEBER. 1st male over the finish line was course record holder, William RICHARDSON, 1st female was a visitor running canicross Natasha SUSNICK in 3rd place overall, well done that woman.

Special mention to our Event Director Andie FORD, awarded Unsung Hero award earlier this week by Wyre Forest District Council, so very well deserved for all she does, we salute you Andie, (who by the way, ran a rare parkrun herself in a not too shabby time of 35.31).

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Congratulations to all who crossed the finish line, especially Captain Hook, Snow White, Sad Sailor Boy volunteer Tony COLCLOUGH, Frosty to those in the know, newly named Anything, Emma JACKSON (sorry, Hashers in-joke), Mark WALLACE aka Dr Whiplash who wore a very clever "You're Behind Me" tshirt, also for his most excellent results processing, and others too numerous to mention.

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*Edited to add, Dr Whiplash aka Mark WALLACE also achieved his own milestone this week as he gained his volunteer25 purple t-shirt. Thanks you Mark and congratulations!*

As usual, Hash House Harriers love to dress up, none more so than RD extraordinaire Graeme ANDERSON, Funnel Director Phil SHELDON and First Timer Talk host Daren JACKSON, who as far as we know, is still giving said First Timers Talk.....

Lots of fun was had today, despite the chilly conditions, especially when in fancy dress, one absolutely cannot cover up a costume with a coat!! It's just not the done thing. Some of us could have been wearing a tad more clothing, mentioning no names (nudge nudge Graeme) but we all had fun trying to stay warm. Political Correctness dictates that I cannot possibly go into detail. Young eyes and ears...... Say No More.

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Thank you Wyre Forest parkrun for allowing us to have so much fun this morning whilst doing a very important job, in record time I might add!! Results out by 10.30 Cheers one and all, we did good (Oh No You Didn't!!)

Here are the names of the amazing people who ran their first parkrun with us this weekend:

Neil COLLINS, Carla RUSHBROOK, Lynn WILLIAMS, Joanna BRADLEY, Juliet FOX, Ryan CYHANCHUK, Emily GAUNT, Katharine HAMER, Catherine WILLIAMS, Erica SIMPSON, Rebecca FLEMING, Joe GREEN, Gareth CROWDER, Saul CLEWITT, Chris FOX, Miroslaw FUJAK, Ben HOLE, Matt LANGE, John ALTON

Well done all!

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Photo: Members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club

Join us next week where we have a couple of parkrun legends making their 100th appearances - watch this space!

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 15:58 on 21st October 2017 (event number 113).
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 3,978 participants have completed 20,061 parkruns covering a total distance of 100,305 km, including 4,301 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director: Graeme
Links
Find us on Facebook
Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
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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06/01/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #122 2018 here we come!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 122
6th January 2018

Happy new year to you all!

This week 236 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

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Welcome to parkrun to the following first timers!:

Neal BAILEY, Dan PICKETT, Nicola RICHARDS, Keir MICKLEWRIGHT, William CUTLER, George BENNETT, Alex LLOYD, Anthony LLOYD, Marianne STACKHOUSE, Chris KELLY, Byron CAMPBELL, Chey COULTHARD, Dominic HARRISON, William ROBERTS, Adele MUELLER, Brian STRANGE

See you back here on Saturday I hope!

The event was made possible by 26 awesome volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Kim HOOD • Nigel GARDNER • Hazel FAIN • Mark WALLACE • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Joanne WATSON • Ann WEBBER • Alison MACDONALD • Lisa BAILEY • Matthew BAILEY • Neil CRABBE • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Martin BIGGS • Lisa GARLICK • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Sara HARRIS • Jo MATHEWS • Molly MATHEWS • Carole HENDER

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Photo: Some of our team this week modelling the 'hats and hi-viz' look!

Please support your local parkrun by volunteering every now and again. It's easy and fun! We meet at 8.30am and most roles can be fulfilled by 11am at the very latest! Contact us at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com to get on the roster. Thank you.

We have some extra special people to recognise as usual.

Firstly well done to Donna PERRY of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club who completed her 50th parkrun just before celebrating her birthday this week.

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Photo: Our lovely Donna at a recent parkrun

Lucy BROOKS of Bridgnorth Running Club made it to 100 parkruns this Saturday! As did I - though mine were the much easier sort - volunteering! Well done Lucy.

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Photo: Myself with Lucy after she joined the milestone 100 parkrun club

And we thanked Lisa BAILEY for volunteering on 50 separate occasions and said a sad farewell to Ann WEBBER who heads back home to Australia very soon (via Europe). We will miss you Ann and hope you come back and visit us in the future.

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Photo: Ann was in charge of the stopwatch for the last time this week and as usual everything was perfect!

The Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers are in charge of proceedings this weekend and they have a theme - panto! You may remember that we had to cancel back in December due to heavy snowfall so we had to postpone the Hashers volunteer takeover until this weekend. But I know that we will all get in to the spirit of things regardless. Oh yes we will....!

See you on Saturday!
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 15:58 on 21st October 2017 (event number 113).
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 3,950 participants have completed 19,799 parkruns covering a total distance of 98,995 km, including 4,268 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director:Vicky
Links
Find us on Facebook
Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
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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18/03/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun#82 The hashers take over….

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 82
18th March 2017

This week's Run Report has been written by Helen HIPKISS aka 'Hot Lips' of the Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers! Read and enjoy what is possibly the most bonkers Run Report ever!

"A lovely chilly but sunny morning for the WFH3 takeover. Probably a few St Patrick's Day hangovers but we were all up bright and early none the less. An abundance of bright & crazy leggings (even some gold ones!), tutus, hash t-shirts & hats and even a new WFH3 flag to mark the occasion! Brilliantly inspired - well done Plays With IT!

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Photo: The new flag!

Cross Dresser, today's run director, sounded the megaphone, read out all the announcements and gave today's instructions. He also plugged WFH3 to try & drum up some freshers into our fold - one man's ears pricked up when he heard we were a drinking club with a running problem...

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Photo: RD Graeme aka Cross Dresser

Clodhopper shouted the starting countdown and they were off, off up that hill. No flour or sawdust to follow but plenty of arrows and marshals instead. Many hashers were already in their marshalling positions but there were some photo opportunities for those of us with positions near or at the finish line.

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Photo: They couldn't resist using a bit of flour...

Wrong found a bench to sit on whilst Plays With IT erected another flag. I took my hashlings up the hill to wait in prime position at the 'final corner' of the track. How we love cheering and clapping the runners, telling them "almost there!" "Not far to go now!" and "a bit of downhill next!"

Now, the only rule of hashing is that there are no rules and this became very apparent when Compost was about to cause chaos by trying to direct the front running male straight up the path at M9. We also tried to coerce a non parkrunner to go & cross the finish line at about 10 past 9 - she would have really broken a record! Hehehehe.

And so, 171 runners ran past. We probably brought 170 hashing volunteers! The front runners (or FRBs as they're affectionately termed on a Thursday night), the dog runners, the cyclist (!), the birthday party, Rupert the Bear (it almost could be a Thursday night!), the runners, joggers and walkers, parkrunners young and old (just like hashing too) We like to think we were the best marshals. (I'm certain the rest of the marshals did a fantastic job too!)

Tail runner, Jacqui, was appropriately dressed for the occasion. She had a group of minders in her midst too but commented on what a privilege and pleasure it was to run with Max and Lindsay.

 

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An overwhelming WFH3 welcome committee back at the finish line with loud cheers and whooping and our trademark sweets handed out to everyone by DF - a nice little touch. Everyone was expertly managed in the funnel by Pond Life, timed by Darth Radar & Clodhopper, given tokens by Hash Quack and Game Bird, scanned by Cyclopath & Dr Whiplash before heading off to the On Inn for cake & coffee. Perfect start to the weekend

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On on parkrun The best ParkRun takeover ever? Where's the hashometer when you need it...?

 

Special occasions:

Nigel & Hazel FAIN's & Ernest JORDAN's 100th parkrun

Jenny NORTON's 50th birthday

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parkrun Tourists: Tony from Liverpool Steve, Deb & William from Cambridge Lucas from Germany

....and Ernest from Australia (although we have only just discovered this!)

This week 171 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

Well done to all our first timers:

Lucy COX, Lucy NEWTON, Sophie COOK, Amber COOK, Neil JENKINS, Lucy BEALES HARPER, Esme JENKINS, Sam BEALES HARPER, Fyonna MUCKLAN, Deborah MOSS, Andrew EVANS, Hugo STEELE, Martin COOK, Stephen SELWAY, Hannah EDIE-PABLA, Josh SIDNELL, Tom JENKINS, Jonathan BISSETT

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The event was made possible by 30 volunteers.

Adrian FORD • Andrea FORD • Caleb HIPKISS • Chris STAPLES • Dale DWYERS • David HUNTER • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Ellie ANDERSON • Emma TIPTON • Graeme ANDERSON • Heather MORGAN • Helen HIPKISS • Jacqui WINTER • Juliet WALL • Kathryn PURSLOW • Kimberley BILLS • Mark WALLACE • Martin PROUDLER • Maya HIPKISS • Michael MOCKETT • Mike PARKER • Neil SPAREY • Pete WALL • Philip SHELDON • Rachel ROBINSON • Rachel WARD • Richard SHELDON • Tony COLCLOUGH • Zoe DUQUETTE

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

Male placings:
Ashley ROSS (SM25-29) of Bromsgrove & Redditch AC, was first over the line in 18:19 - first appearance.
Jonathan BISSETT (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:56.
Richard FAIN (SM25-29) of Stone Master Marathoners, was third over the line in 19:39 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Emma PAINE (SW25-29) of Amazing Feet RC, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 23:30 - third time in 31 appearances.
Tina SMITH (VW55-59) of Forest Monsters, was second (25th overall) over the line in 23:44 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Anna WEBER (JW15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was third (26th overall) over the line in 23:47 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Tina SMITH (VW55-59) – 75.28% for the time 23:44 (25th overall).
Dave BENNETT (VM55-59) – 74.84% for the time 20:32 (7th overall).
Ashley ROSS (SM25-29) – 70.43% for the time 18:19 (first overall).

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 00:17:54 on 14th May 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 00:16:03 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 2,728 participants have completed 12,097 parkruns covering a total distance of 60,485 km, including 2,783 new Personal Bests.

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Today's Run Director: Graeme
Links
Find us on Facebook
Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
22nd July - Wyre Forest parkrun #100!
26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary parkrun
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!
 

04/03/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #80 Bridgnorth Running Club takeover

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Event number 80
4th March 2017

This week's run report is brought to you by Lucy BROOKS of Bridgnorth Running Club with photographs from Neil EVERTON. Cheers guys!

 

"Everyone at Bridgnorth Running Club is a huge fan of parkrun and many of us have chosen Wyre Forest as our home parkrun due to it being so fantastic. So when we heard about the opportunity to get involved in a club takeover we were really keen and many of our members rushed to put their names forward for the various roles.

 

 

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Photo: The whole Bridgnorth RC volunteer team - thank you to them all!

Thank you to all our volunteers:

Adrian FORD  •  Alison MACDONALD  •  Amanda PRESCOTT  •  Andrew T DAVIES  •  Becky COATES  •  Carole EVANS  •  Claire MATHIAS  •  Craig COATES  •  Dave PRESCOTT  •  Deborah LOWE  •  Deborah ROGERS  •  Emma GOULD  •  Evelyn ROGERS  •  Finlay BRITNELL  •  Jocelyne ADAMS  •  Julie ROBERTS  •  Lucy BROOKS  •  Lucy CAINS  •  Michelle SCURRELL  •  Natalie Louise CARR  •  Neil EVERTON  •  Richard AMOS  •  Robert CARR  •  Robin GLOVER  •  Sarah MILLINGTON  •  Sharron JEPSON  •  Teresa LIPPITT  •  Vicky HONEYBOURNE  •  William LAYE

 

I’m going to start by telling you some of the reasons why Wyre Forest parkrun is so fantastic and easily makes it as my favourite parkrun.

 

1. It has an amazing team of core volunteers. Andie and her team do an amazing job week in week out to put on a brilliant event at which everyone is made to feel welcome and supported. Huge thanks to Ade for completing the set up for our takeover, answering what must have been close to a hundred questions and generally looking out for us on the day.

 

2. The course is amazing. It’s one lap, which I love!!! It’s beautiful running through the forest at all times of the year. The first mile is ALL DOWNHILL, yes it’s amazing. I like to tell myself that the entire course is more downhill than up and who doesn’t love running downhill? That final climb does wonders for your training and really lets you know you’re alive (even if at the time you feel like it might not be for much longer!).

 

3. Coffee and Cake in the visitor centre at the end. You’ve run and everyone knows this means you deserve a reward and there are a fantastic selection of cakes right there on the finish line - #winning.

 

So the sun is out on a beautiful morning, the words "perfect running conditions" were mentioned, and we arrive for 8.30 outside the visitor centre to collect stop watches, scanners, cones and of course our lovely parkrun marshal hi-vis. Everyone was super excited and keen to get to the allocated locations. A special shout out to our youngest volunteer Johnny (and his lovely mum Lucy), who I’m sure will be earning his 25 T-shirt in no time!

 

Our lovely coaching co-ordinator William Laye was fulfilling a personal ambition acting as run director for the day, he lives and breathes all things running and parkrun and so was generally grinning like a Cheshire cat.

 

Luckily Ade was there to keep an eye on him, steer him in the right direction and stop him getting too power crazed ;) He gave a lovely welcome speech. Fantastic to see tourists from both London and Cambridge, one of whom was completing his 250th milestone – huge respect! Also great to see a small group of first timers, always good to welcome new people into the parkrun family, get ready to lose your Saturday mornings forever!

 

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We headed down to the start line. This is one of my favourite parts as there are so many different runners showing what a truly inclusive event parkrun is. Ready, GO! I started the watch (I know timekeeper often sounds like a daunting role but it essentially consists of pressing start and then repeatedly pressing button B until everyone is back) and everyone was off followed by our lovely tail runners Natalie Carr and Sharron Richards.

 

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I know that everyone of our volunteers will have been clapping and encouraging everyone the whole way around, as we tend to be a vocal bunch, and really hope that helped you along the way.

 

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There were also big cheers at the end as everyone reached the ‘lets you know you’re alive’ hill at the end. We saw some epic sprint finishes which our lovely photographer Neil Everton has captured. (you can see all of his photos on Flickr

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It’s such a great feeling watching everyone cross the line and seeing that the person who has finished first has put in just as much effort as the person at the end. Everyone deserves to be so proud of their achievements every single week, WELL DONE TO ALL!!

 

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Times were recorded, tokens handed out and bar codes scanned and collected. All too soon the tail runners were coming back followed by the marshals and signs and equipment was being collected back in and finish tokens counted and sorted.

 

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We all had a really fantastic morning, including coffee and breakfast /cake at the end. A massive thankyou to everyone from Bridgnorth Running Club who got involved, it was a very proud day for me. Thank you so much to Andie and her team for giving us the opportunity to take over, I hope your regular team enjoyed a well-deserved rest!

 

Finally a special thankyou to Ade and Vicky for supporting us throughout the morning. I can’t recommend volunteering enough it’s a hugely rewarding experience that everyone should try."

-Lucy

Thank you to Lucy for a fantastic account of Bridgnorth RC's takeover - we are hoping they will all come back and do it again!

 

For further information about Bridgnorth Running Club please visit their website -Bridgnorth Running Club

I think I have mentioned it before but the Severn Valley Trail Race (5k and 10k) and the Bridgnorth 10k are absolutely brilliant races, well organised and well supported. The goody bag alone is worth the entrance fee for Bridgnorth 10k!

 

Now we also had someone completing their 50th parkrun this week. Shirley THOMAS of CMRC didn't want a big fuss so kept quiet and decided to jog around with her dog this week. Tia (the dog) had other ideas and decided a 'fartlek' approach worked for her. And it also worked for Shirley too as despite thinking she'd spent an awful lot of time walking rather than running she now has a new parkrun PB to go with her milestone 50 t-shirt! Well done Shirley and Tia :)

 

Well done also to all our first time parkrunners:

Sharon GARNER, Mandi PAGETT, Richard WALKER, Jennifer THOMPSON, Nigel BLACKSHAW, Emma CLEWS, Rebecca HOLLAND, Zoe GILBODY, kiri STONE

 

As Lucy said, Saturday mornings might be a bit different from now on!

 

Next week we will very quickly be presenting the certificates for our Points Competition Winners and Runners-Up as the competition has now ended. Please arrive 5 minutes earlier than usual to accommodate this as I'm sure we'd all like to show our appreciation to both the adults and juniors who have accumulated the most points.

 

Our next Club takeover is on Saturday March 18th and sees our friends Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers in charge: "a drinking club with a running problem" as the HHH are internationally known! Anything could happen but I'm sure it will revolve around having lots of fun!

 

See you next week :)

 

Male placings:
Thomas PALMER (JM15-17) of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, was first over the line in 19:56 - second time in 38 appearances.
Richard FAIN (SM25-29) of Stone Master Marathoners, was second over the line in 20:03 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Dave BENNETT (VM55-59) of TRiKS, was third over the line in 20:40.

 

Female placings:
Katie SAMUELSON (VW35-39) of Cambridge and Coleridge AC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 21:54 - first appearance.
Kiri STONE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (13th overall) over the line in 22:12.
Emma PAINE (SW25-29) of Amazing Feet RC, was third (25th overall) over the line in 23:53 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

 

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Photo: Katie SAMUELSON (visiting us from Cambridge) finishes her 276th parkrun in style!

 

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Photo: Kiri STONE completes her first ever parkrun

 

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Dave BENNETT (VM55-59) was graded 74.35% for the time 20:40 (third overall).
Tina SMITH (VW55-59) was graded 74.29% for the time 24:03 (28th overall).
Trevor MCGILL (VM55-59) was graded 72.26% for the time 21:27 (8th overall).

 

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This week there were 156 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.

 

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 2,680 different runners, including participants from 223 athletics clubs, have completed 11,768 runs covering a total distance of 58,840 km, and there have been 2,709 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 00:16:03 on 31st December 2016 (event number 71).
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.

 

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Today's Run Director: William assisted by Vicky and Ade
Links
Find us on Facebook
Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Your core team are from Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
18th March 2017 - WFHHH volunteer takeover
22nd July - Wyre Forest parkrun #100!
26th August 2017 - 2nd anniversary parkrun
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!
 

11/02/2017 Wyre Forest parkrun #77 Tri-Energy takeover

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 77
11th February 2017

This week's guest run report writer is the inspirational Samantha ANDERSON of local triathlon club Tri Energy who took over our volunteer roster on Saturday. Thank you Sam for a great event and brilliant report.

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"When we heard of the opportunity to do a marshal takeover as a club, we jumped at the chance! As a triathlon club for beginners and improvers with a fab junior section too, parkrun is right up our street! Most of us have run at Wyre Forest many times before and used it on several occasions as our 'Graduation Run' at the end of our couch to 5k courses so we were really keen to give something back!

Tri Energy members came out in force to support the marshal takeover and I think we had a record breaking number of volunteers! We compiled a list of all our names and parkrun numbers to send over to Andie & Jo (the usual Run Directors) and received so much support from them in assigning roles, knowing what to do, planning the race briefing and so on. We were in awe of these ladies and what they do week in week out to make parkrun possible! There really is a lot of hard work behind the scenes to make everything run so smoothly on the day!

 

Our Friday afternoon was spent baking biscuits with bright green icing (Tri Energy colours!) and then the alarm was set bright and early for the main event on Saturday! When we looked out the window and saw snow....we couldn't believe it! I momentarily thought we might have more marshals than parkrunners! Who would be crazy enough to run in this weather?!?!- As it turns out 164 of you were!!

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Ade had already set the park run course out by the time we arrived at 8:20am! Tri Energy members arrived all eager to help and we gathered under the shelter from the icy wind and snow to brighten up our morning with tons of high vis marshalling jackets and big smiles!

Our youngest marshals were 20 month old Elliot and his 4 year old sister Natalie. You might have seen them out on the course keeping their Mum Zoe on her toes - she probably ended up running the same distant as you lot!!!

We also had a lot of youngsters from our Tri Energy Kids section who had eagerly run or mountain biked to their marshal positions! Our oldest marshal....well we wouldn't like to say! But let's just say at Tri Energy no-one is too old, or too slow to join us!

 

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When the runners arrived we couldn't believe how many of you there were!!! An amazing turnout in such cold conditions! It was great to see so many people taking part - from individuals, families, friends, other clubs rocking their club kit, to Sandra PEDERSEN and Heather MORGAN running their 50th parkrun!!

 

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Photo: It was a great turnout from Malvern Joggers this week

 

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Photo: Heather and Sandra celebrating their 50th parkruns

 

I was a little nervous doing the race briefing which I was surprised about as I'm normally someone who likes to talk; but I needn't have been nervous. Everyone was really friendly, their were plenty of smiles and a good bit of cheering too (especially when I got to the end of the very long list of marshal names!)

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Photo: Sam carrying out the run briefing

 

The support out on the course was amazing - we hoped you enjoyed our cheering.....oh and the cow bells courtesy of Caroline and Jacob! We made snowmen out on the course too - did you spot them? We also hope you got to devour one of our biscuits at the end (although our marshals near the finish and barcode scanning may have eaten one or two.....or three or four).

 

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There's too many Tri Energy members to thank for helping both on Saturday and in the lead up to the parkrun takeover but we would like to say a big thank you to Heidi who took some amazing photos of the morning and really captured what the park run is all about. Feel free to tag yourselves in these on Facebook....we think we got everybody!

 

The full list of volunteers:

Adrian FORD • Amaya MOORE • Amie PERRY • Aran MOORE • Carole EVANS • Caroline AMIES • Catherine ANDREWS • Charlotte BESWICK • Chris KIMBER • Christopher MORRIS • Dale EVANS • Dan KIMBER • Duncan STARKIE • Finlay BRITNELL • Heidi WORTH • Hilary Jane LITTLE • Jacob AMIES • Jason HALL • Joanne SCATTERGOOD • Joanne WATSON • Kelly DUSCONI • Lenka MOORE • Lucy DOWNWARD • Lucy VAN UEM • Maddison ANDREWS • Neil CRABBE • Ozzy BESWICK • Pauline SMITH • Peter VAN UEM • Sam HAWKSWELL • Samantha ANDERSON • Sarah PRICE • Stephen MOORE • Steven SMITH • Terry ANDREWS • Zoe HUNT

 

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For anyone interested in Tri Energy - our junior section train every Monday evening 5-6pm on Stourport Cycle track, and our adults section have adhoc training with lots of fun training days, social runs and running courses for complete beginners and improvers. To find out more please visit www.tri-energy.co.uk or visit our Tri Energy facebook page

 

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Well done to everybody who ran and a big thank you to Wyre Forest parkrun for having us - you do an amazing job!!!"

Thank you Sam and all of tri-energy for their support this week and for a fabulous run report. And yes, Sam is absolutely right, it was a record number of volunteers this week!

We also need to congratulate Dan LIGHTFOOT who joined the junior milestone 10 club on Saturday (10 parkruns) and core team volunteer Dale EVANS on his 25th event as a volunteer. They both kept that very quiet didn't they! Don't be shy - if you have a milestone approaching please let us know.

 

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Photo: RD Sam with regular volunteers Dale and Ade

 

Our first timers always deserve a shout-out for taking that first (sometimes daunting) step to complete their first 5k parkrun so CONGRATULATIONS also to:

 

Andrew STEVENS, Helen DELVES, William GARNER, Mohammed AKBAR, Tom GRIFFIN, Gene PEPLAR, Milo PEPLAR, Sue TOWLER, Laura CATTON, Emily LEYSHON, Jessica GRIFFIN, Wayne GRIFFIN

 

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Photo: Core volunteer Andy did his first parkrun as a 'runner' this week and not as a volunteer!

 

The amazing photos are courtesy of Heidi WORTH and Jo WATSON. Heidi's full album can be found on our facebook page.

Thanks again to everyone who came - see you next week!

 

Male placings:
Andrew STEVENS (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:14 - first appearance.
Jon PAGET (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:27.
Dan LIGHTFOOT (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:56.

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Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steven SMITH (Unattached) 1917 pts.
Graeme ANDERSON (Wyre Forest Hash House Harriers) 1783 pts.
Thomas PALMER (Kidderminster & Stourport AC) 1728 pts.

Female placings:
Falan MALONE-PRIEST (JW11-14) of Halesowen A & CC, was first (18th overall) over the line in 23:39 - first time in 4 appearances.
Claire HAYNES (SW25-29) of Malvern Joggers, was second (24th overall) over the line in 24:15.
Alison PRIEST (VW50-54) of Malvern Joggers, was third (33rd overall) over the line in 25:27.

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Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Michelle DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1870 pts.
Julie CARTER (Forest Monsters) 1748 pts.
Caitlin DICKENSON-BENNETT (Unattached) 1605 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andrew STEVENS (VM40-44) was graded 74.86% for the time 18:14 (first overall).
Mike PARKER (VM55-59) was graded 70.71% for the time 21:44 (6th overall).
Dan LIGHTFOOT (JM15-17) was graded 69.82% for the time 19:56 (third overall).

This week there were 164 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

 

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Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015, and since then 2,602 different runners, including participants from 214 athletics clubs, have completed 11,240 runs covering a total distance of 56,200 km, and there have been 2,605 new Personal Bests.

 

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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 00:16:03 on 31st December 2016 (event number 71).
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.

 

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Today's Run Director: Jo along with Guest RD Samantha Anderson
Links
Find us on Facebook
Official photos can be found here on Flickr
Join our club on Strava

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

Other Links:
Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
Forestry Commission Wyre Forest website
Your core team are from Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary
4th March - club takeover by Bridgnorth RC
18th March - club takeover by Wyre Forest HHH
26th August - 2nd anniversary parkrun
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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