10/03/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #130 Pershore Plum Plodders turn the forest purple

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 130
10th March 2018

It was great to be back after last week's 'Beast from the East' forced cancellation. This is what the forest looked like last Saturday!:

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Very beautiful but unfortunately (but sensibly) the site was closed by the Forestry Commission due to the amber warning in place.

We got back to normal this week and 189 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

We were particularly well attended by several members of the Pershore Plum Plodders who are touring some local parkruns at the moment. Great to have you with us guys!

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Trevor CLARK took some fabulous photographs which appear here: Flickr

And marshal Gavin MILLICHIP was snapping away as usual and added his photographs to our official Flickr page (link at the bottom) including this fabulous photo of a deer that he spotted on his way to his marshal post:

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There were lots of first timers this week - Carole was inundated at the 'first timers and tourists briefing'!

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Congratulations to all our newbies:

Nik CONNOLLY, Steven FORCE, James WHITTALL, Andrew DAVIS, Steven WILLIAMS, Jamie WRIGHT, Dave TRIVETT, Stephen KUCZERAWY, Richard BUBB, Amelia HEAWOOD, Katie COOK, Olivia TRIVETT, Tegan SKELLERN, Kathleen BREAKWELL, Paul SKELLERN, Sophie BODEN, Sarah WESTWOOD, Charly MCCALL, Nikki BEESTON, Amy RYALL, Liberty EDWARDS

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The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Trevor CLARK • Shirley THOMAS • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Stuart JONES • Joanne WATSON • Megan SCURRELL • Lisa BAILEY • Matthew BAILEY • Neil CRABBE • Adrian FORD • Andrew GARLICK • Peter DREW • John KINGSTON • Kirsty WILKES • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • John FRANCIS • Michelle SCURRELL • Gavin MILLICHIP • Jo MATHEWS • Molly MATHEWS • Carole HENDER • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES

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Photo: Marshal Pete (Canon Hill) is currently injured and touring local parkruns to volunteer - what an awesome guy!

We had three milestoners running their 50th parkrun today: Congratulations to Rachael SHEPHERD, William PRICE and Andy FULCHER.

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Photo: Lovely Rachael celebrating her 50th parkrun

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Photo: Andy near the start

We must give a mention to the awesome Christine SEDMAN-SMITH who broke the Age Category Record for VW7-74 this weekend in an outstanding time (and PB) of 26:49!! I know many of us would be proud of this time but to put it into context, this is an age grading of 83.03%. That makes Christine the third 'fastest' finisher at Wyre Forest if we were to base results on age - just behind Will and Bryony - our male and female Course Record holders! There are no barriers to participation at parkrun, and no barriers to performance either. Well done Christine.

Don't forget that next week is our themed run for volunteer Ryan's 25th. The theme is 'Books' so lets see what you can do with that Wyre Foresters!

Til next time,
Andie

 

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

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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 4,158 participants have completed 21,352 parkruns covering a total distance of 106,760 km, including 4,528 new Personal Bests.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andie
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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20/01/2018 Wyre Forest parkrun #124 Rob and Bill turn 100 (parkruns that is..)

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 124
20th January 2018

Well lets be honest, the weather was pretty grim this week with freezing rain and fog. The course was both muddy and icy in places. But it didn't deter 193 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

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The event was made possible by 25 generous volunteers who were incredibly hardy turning up to support the runners in this terrible weather. I can not thank them enough. They really are our 'heroes in hi-viz':

Kim HOOD • Andrea FORD • Andrew T DAVIES • Adrian FORD • Carole EVANS • Lisa BIGGS • Martin BIGGS • Matt KIMBER • Andy MORGAN • Graeme ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Vanessa HUGHES • David FISH • Sara HARRIS • Carl PRICE • Molly MATHEWS • Pauline SMITH • Debbie JACKSON • Sandra HOWARD • Florence HOWARD • James PAYTON

Wyre Forest parkrun is ran entirely by volunteers and we urge you all to take your turn and give it a go. It's easy, rewarding and fun. Get in touch at wyreforesthelpers@parkrun.com and give something back. Thank you.

These were today's amazing first timers who ignored the awful weather to start their parkrun journey:

Lee WILSON, Louise MAY, Damon GARIFF, Suzanne EVANS, Charlie BRIDGE

Well done to all of them!

Two talented junior parkrunners earned their 10 t-shirt this weekend - top runs from Dan PERRY and Grace SMITH - well done.

Phil WEBER earned his milestone 50 honours whilst parkrunning as part of his Amazing Feet RC club championship. Well done Phil.

And what can we say about the newest member of the parkrun 100 club Rob REYNOLDS!? Rob is a popular member of the local running community representing both Amazing Feet and Tri-Energy (and probably several other clubs too) and he is incredibly supportive to his fellow parkrunners particularly newcomers (with his own unique form of banter!)

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Photo: Our very own Rob Reynolds before he started causing chaos with his balloon...

There are no official clubs for volunteers once they surpass 25 parkruns but we think they deserve the same kudos - if not more. None more so that our longest serving marshal Martin 'Bill' BIGGS. Bill also reached 100 parkruns this Saturday and he is well known at marshal point 5 (about half way), 'Bills Logs' is named after him, though the logs may have moved on! He is there nearly every week cheering everyone on in all weathers - always in his shorts! We are incredibly grateful for your help and support from day 1 - thank you Bill.

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Photo: Its not properly cold 'til Bill covers his legs!

And I personally welcomed a visitor from Porthcawl parkrun. Chris PRATT called by on his way to the National Running Show and was suitably impressed with our lovely hills and open, quiet course. Chris is a parkrun RD himself and says he will return with more runners from Ogmore Phoenix Running Club in the future and we look forward to welcoming them all too.

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Photo: Me and Chris

Do you have a story for the run report or fancy writing it - get in touch at wyreforestoffice@parkrun.com

See you next time and #dontforgetyourbarcode

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 3,988 participants have completed 20,254 parkruns covering a total distance of 101,270 km, including 4,333 new Personal Bests.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andie
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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