23/11/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #219 Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 219
23rd November 2019

This week 217 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to Billy BROOKS on your 10th parkrun, to Ben ADAMS, Kevin HODGETTS and Darryl BEAVER on your 50th parkruns and to David PARKER and Lee ASHTON on your 100th parkrun!! Pretty awesome eh?!

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Stephanie PALFREY • Adam David HARRIS • Mark REAVES • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Aran MOORE • Emma MORGAN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Luisa TURNER • Gavin MILLICHIP • Jacqui WINTER • Rachael SHEPHERD • David ALLISTON • Stuart BIRD • Pauline SMITH • Sandra HOWARD • Nick GOODWIN • Katherine EVANS • Christopher HANCOX • Darrell MEEKCOM • Alan KIMBER • Deana KIMBER • Andy WESTON • Henry NEWALL

Thank you all!

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 Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:18 on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 84.64% (15:18) on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,958 participants have completed 41,127 parkruns covering a total distance of 205,635 km, including 7,732 new Personal Bests. A total of 638 individuals have volunteered 5,336 times.

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Today's Run Director: Mark
Links
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Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - Neil

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 - 21st December - Christmas themed parkrun

Please note: there are NO extra parkruns taking place over Christmas but Saturdays continue as usual.
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 £35 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?Otherwise, parking charges are £3 for up to 2 hours, £4 2-4 hours and £5 all day on Saturdays. 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!

 

Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

16/11/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #218 ‘Ollie from Eastbourne’s run report

Wyre Forest parkrun

Event number 218

16th November 2019

This week's run report is brought to us by tourist Ollie Miller - thank you Ollie! Take it away...

Jane, do you fancy a few days break in Hartlebury with Auntie and Uncle in November?”, I ask.

What a great idea. You have some leave to use up, we haven't see them for a while and most importantly, Brighton are not playing at home that weekend,” she replies.

Fantastic, I will message them and see if they're available.”

Great, perhaps we can do a local parkrun on the Saturday,”

I know just the one!!!!!”

Finally, after many years of trying and failing, I have encouraged my fine wife of one-year to do the Wyre Forest parkrun. “Now, don't go out too hard because there is a hill at the end,” I explain. Having done Wyre Forest a few times, I know all about the Hill. I remember a volunteer advising me about the Hill on my very first Wyre Forest trip back in the glorious summer of 2017.

The Hill can't be that bad,” replies Jane.

Just wait and see!”. We arrive early, at 8:30, to do a quick course – or hill – check. Jane knows what she is up against in the final 500m. We are not big parkrun tourists, we are members of a local running group called the Polegate Plodders in Eastbourne, East Sussex. They regularly organise trips to nearby parkruns but we like the familiarity of the Eastbourne parkrun.

Anyway, back to Wyre Forest. First, can we just say how everyone was so welcoming and friendly; the openness and friendliness made this such a pleasurable morning and thank you to the locals who informed us that the hill is called “Cardiac Hill”.. Secondly, we were really impressed by the Run Director and Volunteer Coordinator Graeme ANDERSON. His speech was fantastic, thanking every volunteer in turn. This is definitely something we are going to suggest to Team Eastbourne.

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David E LEWIS from Halesowen A and CC came home first in a time of 20 minutes 5 seconds. Just under thirty seconds later was the first lady home, Alison McEWING  in a time of 20 minutes 33 seconds. Alison runs for Erme Valley Harriers and was a first timer at today's event. Overall, there were 12 First Timers to parkrun in general and 30 First Timers to Wyre Forest parkrun. 242 parkrunners jogged, ran or walked the course, of which 30 recorded Personal Bests. Well done to you all.

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There were three athletes who recorded significant milestones – Chris DEARNLEY, Lisa BIGGS and Christa MAWHINNEY all participated in their 50th parkrun. Don't forget to order your milestone t-shirts online. As well as Jane and I from Eastbourne, there were also visitors from Chichester (also down south), London and most impressively South Africa.

For us, it is back to the flat terrain of Eastbourne next week before we have small tourists trips to Hastings and Finsbury Park, London at the end of November and beginning of December. We are already looking at our diaries next year for another trip to Wyre Forest. We better hit the South Downs for some practice so we are ready for Cardiac Hill.

Great report thank you Ollie!

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Kimberley BILLS • Mark WALLACE • Jane THOMAS • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Graeme ANDERSON • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Heather MORGAN • Tony COLCLOUGH • Elizabeth COLCLOUGH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Gill JONES • Neil SPAREY • Sandra HOWARD • Ollie MILLER • Christopher HANCOX • Darrell MEEKCOM • Alan KIMBER • Deana KIMBER • Henry NEWALL

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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 Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185). The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:18 on 12th October 2019 (event number 213). The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 84.64% (15:18) on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,934 participants have completed 40,910 parkruns covering a total distance of 204,550 km, including 7,715 new Personal Bests. A total of 636 individuals have volunteered 5,310 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun Today's Run Director: Graeme Links Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter And on Instagram Join our club on Strava Your Run Director Team:- Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - Neil

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 - 21st December - Christmas themed parkrun

Please note: there are NO extra parkruns taking place over Christmas but Saturdays continue as usual.
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 £35 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?Otherwise, parking charges are £3 for up to 2 hours, £4 2-4 hours and £5 all day on Saturdays. 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!

Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

02/11/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #216 – this one really was the wettest one ever!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 216
2nd November 2019

Well we thought after event no215 that this week couldn't possibly be any wetter! And how wrong we were. The water was running and gathering along lots of the paths and conditions were absolutely awful!

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But it didn't put off 154 weather-proof people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

These were all first time parkrunners, hats off to you all!:

Amelia HARTSHORN, Lisa HEMMING, Miriam MARSHALL, Anna KENT, Toni DIMBLEBEE, Amy SMITH, Alison PRIDGEON

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers who I really do think were quite amazing in the conditions so my upmost appreciation goes to:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Julie GOLDS • Andrea FORD • David STARKIE • Kirsty WILKES • Carole EVANS • Vicki KELLY • David FISH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Rachael SHEPHERD • David ALLISTON • Ruth ALLISTON • Stuart BIRD • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Linda MALLINSON • Jo BONNICK • Katherine EVANS • Christopher HANCOX • Deana KIMBER

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See you all next time!

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 Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:18 on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 84.64% (15:18) on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,871 participants have completed 40,434 parkruns covering a total distance of 202,170 km, including 7,659 new Personal Bests. A total of 634 individuals have volunteered 5,263 times.

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Andie
Links
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Join our club on Strava

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

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 £35 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?Otherwise, parking charges are £3 for up to 2 hours, £4 2-4 hours and £5 all day on Saturdays. 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!

 

Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

26/10/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #215 The wettest one ever..?

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 215
26th October 2019

Well I think it is fair to say that what with the appalling weather and an important World Cup Rugby match, many of you decided to give your parkrun a miss this week! Attendance was much lower than usual.

This week 131 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

Serious kudos must go to our first timers this week, who could quite easily have waited until a drier day to embark on their parkrun journey!

Meindert BOUMA, Will LEE, Michael PUGH, Stephanie JONES, Felicity HARVEY, Andrew TURLEY, Christopher PERRY, Stephanie GOLDS

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I managed to complete the course with my children who were the only Under 11s here this week which seemed strange. So despite us finishing at the back of the field, the girls were first and second in their age category! So hats off to them for completing it and thank you to all the kind volunteers who lent us gloves, brollies, dogs and support to get them around!!

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers who were just amazing today:

Sarah PRICE • David STARKIE • Katy BROOME • Carole EVANS • Graeme ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Heather MORGAN • David FISH • Tony COLCLOUGH • Paul SCURRELL • Elizabeth COLCLOUGH • Rachael SHEPHERD • Ian BELL • Stella HOLLOWAY • Sue HODGETTS • Katie HODGETTS • Steve REDDING • Debbie REDDING • Jules MONTAGUE • Hendrik BUZINK • Andy WESTON • Daniel TIMMINS

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Photo above: Volunteer Andy

Thank you to them all, your effort really was appreciated by every single parkrunner.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following parkrunners who reached milestones: Katherine IVINS, Vanessa HUGHES and Stephen GOMERSALL all completed their 50th parkruns this week. Well done all!

More rugby (and rain is forecast) for this weekend but I look forward to seeing those of you who can join us!

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 Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:18 on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 84.64% (15:18) on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,848 participants have completed 40,280 parkruns covering a total distance of 201,400 km, including 7,644 new Personal Bests. A total of 633 individuals have volunteered 5,243 times.

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Today's Run Director: 
Links
Find us on Facebook
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And on Instagram

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

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 £35 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?Otherwise, parking charges are £3 for up to 2 hours, £4 2-4 hours and £5 all day on Saturdays. 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!

Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

19/10/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #214 A view from tourist Sarah Ashby

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 214
19th October 2019

Thank you to Sarah ASHBY who visited us on Saturday for writing this week's fabulous run report!

Saturday is parkrun day and this week was no exception! Travelling from Bristol to the West Midlands for a day at the Safari park with children and friends, it was Wyre Forest’s turn this week. My husband isn’t a fan of getting up too early, but recently getting into parkrun and if I bribe him with breakfast and coffee after, he doesn’t usually take much persuading. So off we set for an early start, with our excited three year old in tow... she spends most Fridays asking “when can we parkrun mummy?” ! She didn’t join us in the buggy as usual this time but played in the mud with friends whilst we ran – which she was equally as happy with!

Wyre Forest event number 214 was great fun. The parkrun weather fairies were kind to us, despite it being slightly squidgy under foot and the forest was truly beautiful with its autumnal vibe. What struck me from the moment we arrived is how happy people were to be there and it was cheerful faces all around from the core team as we were greeted warmly by the Run Director. Huge thanks to the 21 volunteers named below who gave up their time to make today’s run possible, it really is appreciated by all us parkrunners.

Kim HOOD • Mark REAVES • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Aran MOORE • Emma MORGAN • Jo MATHEWS • Rachael SHEPHERD • David ALLISTON • Ruth ALLISTON • Stuart BIRD • Sarah ASHBY • Pauline SMITH • Paul NEWRICK • Katherine EVANS • Steve REDDING • Debbie REDDING • Jules MONTAGUE • Deana KIMBER • Henry NEWALL

It was time for the all important run brief and welcoming tourists from as far as Australia, impressive! A few announcements, then it was 3,2,1... GO! I’d been warned the previous week by a fellow parkrunner at my home parkrun “I hope you like hills...”, but I must admit that I hadn’t quite appreciated just how hilly it would be – especially that cheeky uphill finish which just seemed to go on and on! At almost 32 weeks pregnant, it was rather different to my usual flat home parkrun – but needless to say, I still absolutely loved it! There’s something just so lovely about running through the beautiful colours of the forest and squishy trails underfoot, so despite the ups this really is a lovely parkrun and I’m chuffed I managed to run the whole lot.

Today saw 237 of us runners, joggers and walkers taking on this great course. 40 of these celebrated with a lovely little PB, and 32 people in total did this gem of a parkrun for the first time. 8 of these were completely new to parkrun - welcome to the first parkrun of the rest of your life! We hope you enjoyed it as much as the rest of us do. A huge well done also goes to Christopher Hancox and Melanie Parker who completed their 50th milestone run today, and Carole Hender and Ian Bell who completed their 100th – congratulations!

Saturday mornings always make me smile. What resonates with me every single week is that parkrun is many things to many people. And Wyre Forest you were no exception. There were walkers, buggies, dogs, children, running clubs represented, cheery marshals cheering us on, you name it. There’s something so therapeutic about a forest parkrun, we really enjoyed the course. Thank you for putting on such a fab event and another Saturday morning well spent. We’ll be sure to visit again when we’re in the area!

Sarah Ashby

parkrun addict

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 Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:18 on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded 84.64% (15:18) on 12th October 2019 (event number 213).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,828 participants have completed 40,149 parkruns covering a total distance of 200,745 km, including 7,637 new Personal Bests. A total of 630 individuals have volunteered 5,218 times.

 

10/08/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #204 Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 204
10th August 2019

This week 206 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

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We welcomed tourists from:

Coventry, Lemington Spa, Lake District, Cheltenham, Sutton Park, Dudley, Doncaster, Barnsley, Bury St Edmonds and Aberdeenshire. Thanks for coming folks, hope you enjoyed your run.

Super kudos to all our first timers on a very wet morning!:

Ryan EVES, Sam FOOTMAN, Charles HAMER, Claire MONK, Shayne KEMPSON, Heather BLACKMORE, Ellie TOMSON, Sophie TOMSON

The event was made possible by 27 fantastic volunteers:

Vicky HONEYBOURNE • Catherine O'BRIEN • Andy WEBSTER • Andrea FORD • Joanne WATSON • Jake GOOD • Matthew BAILEY • Adrian FORD • Katy BROOME • Emma MORGAN • Sandra PEDERSEN • David ROWLEY • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Vicki KELLY • Rachel CASELEY • Sara HARRIS • Kevin HARRIS • Lydia FEREDAY • Fereday ALICIA • Fereday SOPHIE • Bethany FEREDAY • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Natasha ROWLEY • Olive KELLY • Freya KELLY

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Extra thanks to them on what turned out to be a very soggy morning!!

Don't forget that without volunteers there is no parkrun so please do your bit and take your turn to keep your local event going and let the regulars take a morning off! Email wyreforest@parkrun.com to add your name to our roster. Thank you.

Our volunteer shout out this week goes to Jake GOOD who completed his 25th stint as a volunteer at last week's Wyre Forest junior parkrun and helped us out this week. Thank you very much Jake!

The juniors need lots of marshals to maintain supervision and sight of the whole course and I know they'd love to hear from you if you can spare an hour. The junior run is 2km so it's generally all done by 9:25am! If you can't bare to give up a Saturday parkrun how about helping on a Sunday?? Their email address is wyreforestjuniors@parkrun.com. Cheers!!

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 Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:33 on 13th July 2019 (event number 200).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded 84.09% (17:36) on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,518 participants have completed 37,780 parkruns covering a total distance of 188,900 km, including 7,221 new Personal Bests. A total of 611 individuals have volunteered 4,948 times.

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Today's Run Director: Andie
Links
Find us on Facebook
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And on Instagram

Join our club on Strava

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

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 - August 31st - our 4th Birthday!
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 £35 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?Otherwise, parking charges are £3 for up to 2 hours, £4 2-4 hours and £5 all day on Saturdays. 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!

Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

03/08/3019 Wyre Forest parkrun #203 Run Report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 203
3rd August 2019

This week 249 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Helen HODGES • Mark WALLACE • Clare TAYLOR • Phil WEBER • Christine NICHOLLS • Fiona CLARKE • Michael GAUNT • Julian ABLEY • David STARKIE • Andrew GARLICK • Duncan STARKIE • David ROWLEY • John FRANCIS • Mick HUDSON • Jennet ROBERTS • Kevin HARRIS • Tim SCARBOROUGH • Pauline SMITH • Gill JONES • Jennifer CLEE • Debbie HYRONS • Jeremy FERGUSON • Patrick YARRANTON-GREEN • Laura KIRKPATRICK • Lisa MARSHALL • Graeme KIRKPATRICK

We celebrated with the following runners as they all achieved their milestone 50th parkruns! CONGRATULATIONS to all of you:

Dave BULLOCK, Ramon MARTIN. Julie HUGHES and Matthew GILBERT

And these parkrunners just began their journey at their first ever event! Welcome all of you:

Amy ROWLEY, Becky PITT, Bernadette PARISH, Sam PAXTON, Lisa BUTLER, Stephen SINGLETON, Eva WINWARD, Donna BRITTAIN, Michelle GRIFFITHS, Karen KEARNEY 38:15, Hendrik BUZINK, Neville PRICE, Jonathan WEBSDELL, Jonathan TAYLOR

Tourists came to Wyre Forest from Aberystwyth, Dublin, Perry Hill, Glasgow, Glossop, Radcliffe, Redditch, Coventry, Llanerchaeron and Leeds! We hope you all had a fabulous time!

It is our 4th Birthday on August 31st! Put the special date in your diaries please folks as we shall have an extra special party atmosphere that morning and in true parkrun style - lots of cake!!

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 Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:33 on 13th July 2019 (event number 200).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded 84.09% (17:36) on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,488 participants have completed 37,574 parkruns covering a total distance of 187,870 km, including 7,190 new Personal Bests. A total of 608 individuals have volunteered 4,921 times.

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Today's Run Director: David
Links
Find us on Facebook
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And on Instagram

Join our club on Strava

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

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 -31st August - our 4th Anniversary!
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 £35 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?Otherwise, parking charges are £3 for up to 2 hours, £4 2-4 hours and £5 all day on Saturdays. 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!

 

Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

06/07/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #199 and we have a PB Bell!!

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 199
6th July 2019

It was a deceptively warm morning this week as  215 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

Well done to these fabulous first time parkrunners:

Adrian JONES, Rio BILL, Luke WORTHINGTON, Joshua GLAZE, Richard DUDLEY, Andrew GLAZE, Annette ROBINSON, Jodi LEEK, Richard BROOMFIELD, Jessica DAVIS, Chloe PALMER, Joanne TILL, Polly FISHER-EDWARDS, Megan WARD, Nick INSULL, Charlotte STELLING

Congratulations particularly to the group that joined us from Tri-Energy for their C25k Graduation Run.

We were thrilled to be donated a PB Bell by Mark WALLACE and it was great to hear it being rung! Here is Archie GOULDING celebrating his new Personal Best!

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The event was made possible by 29 generous volunteers, who gave up their Saturday morning so that we could all take part:

Penelope Jane BARBER • Alexandra PRITCHARD • Mark WALLACE • Sarah PRICE • Andrea FORD • Elizabeth HINTON • Andrew GARLICK • Carole EVANS • Lisa GARLICK • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Heather MORGAN • Sandra PEDERSEN • Lindsay TILLSLEY • John FRANCIS • Deborah NEWBOULD • David FISH • Gavin MILLICHIP • Sara HARRIS • Emily PRICE • Querida WILLIAMS • Pauline SMITH • Caz SMITH • Zoe ELKIN • Peter CARTWRIGHT • Izzy ROLLIT • Ed ROLLIT • Fran CRICK

Particular thanks must go to lovely Heather MORGAN who volunteered for the 25th time earning her a nice new purple t-shirt!

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Today was my 150th time as a parkrun volunteer and I also got to run for the 35th time by offering to write this run report. There are a few jobs that you can do to earn a run credit and volunteer credit for on the same day!:

  • Pre-event set-up (after training is given)
  • First Timers Briefing (we have notes so it's very easy!)
  • Tail Walker
  • Post Event Close Down
  • Run Report Writer

Writing the Run Report isn't difficult. We just like to hear about your parkrun from your perspective! Then we add in the facts and figures and upload it - voila! Simple.

As I'm writing the run report this week I wanted to say a special THANK YOU to all our volunteers who have given up their time as we approach our 200th run! Where has all that time gone?? We have had 593 different volunteers who have given up their time on 4,803 different occasions! So that covers many hours of marshaling, time keeping and scanning among other things!

Have you volunteered yet? If not, ask yourself - why not? If it's because you're not sure what it entails or you think it's too difficult please come and talk to one of our team and we can explain what happens, you could shadow someone for a little while after your run. There are roles to suit everyone and it really is very rewarding to give something back.

www.wyreforest@parkrun is the address to get involved!

My goal is to now try and run 50 parkruns before the end of the year (I'm definitely playing catch up!) and I couldn't do that with out a fabulous team of core volunteers, regulars and Run Directors who have enabled me to lighten the load this year. Big thank you to fellow RDs Jo WATSON, Graeme ANDERSON, Andy GARLICK, Neil CRABBE, Mark REAVES and David STARKIE in particular!

And finally, you all know by now that we are lucky enough to have a junior parkrun starting soon! Thank you so much to Shirley THOMAS and her team for getting it off the ground! Wyre Forest juniors will hold it's inaugural run on Sunday July 21st at 9am and all children 4-14 are welcome to attend so get them registered and barcodes printed ready! I attended the practice run and my girls really enjoyed it, it's going to be great fun!

So, it's our 200th parkrun this Saturday (already??!) and we have chosen a theme of SUMMER which should be easy for everyone to join in with. Keep it simple and wear your sunglasses or go all out and come in your best Hawaiian shirt and Bermuda shorts! We love to see what you come up with is as always.

See you next time all,

Andie

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

The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).
The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded 84.09% (17:36) on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,333 participants have completed 36,628 parkruns covering a total distance of 183,140 km, including 7,041 new Personal Bests. A total of 593 individuals have volunteered 4,803 times.

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Today's Run Director:Andy G
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Video - Wyre Forest parkrun in 5 minutes
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Wyre Forest parkrun was set up by members of Cleobury Mortimer Running Club
In the Diary -
July 13th - parkrun #200
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 £35 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?Otherwise, parking charges are £3 for up to 2 hours, £4 2-4 hours and £5 all day on Saturdays. 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!

 

Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

 

22/06/2019 Wyre Forest parkrun #197 Fireman Andy’s run report

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 197
22nd June 2019

This week's run report is brought to us by a real local hero in hi-viz. Firefighter Andy WEBSTER. Thanks Andy - for your report and for all that the emergency services do to keep us safe.

"Finally, I’m going to get my hands on a coveted black t-shirt! Run #100 – all of them completed here at my local parkrun, starting with event number 1 back in 2015 – done this week on a beautiful sunny morning, after having to put it off due to several busy weekends. I had tried to come up with ways to complete this milestone event but didn’t fancy the go-to dresses/ tutus favoured by some – I really didn’t want to have to subject that on any fellow runners! So, I decided on marking the hundredth in the following ways…

1. As a serving retained firefighter at Bewdley over a number of years, I chose the full kit option to raise awareness of our local emergency services. NB: the PPE is designed to keep heat out – however, it also does a superb job of keeping us very warm on the inside!

 

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2. It seemed like a good idea to bring our dog, Dudley, the cocker spaniel and my two sons – Leo, 6 and Jamie, 4 – along too! The family usually wait on the final hill to race me to the finish line, but this time we joined up with the excellent and very friendly/ patient tail walkers in taking in the full course in a leisurely manner; an ice-cream at the café was a well-earned reward for completing their first 5k! The boys are both now very much looking forward to being able to run the distance with the dog when they are a little bit older.

 

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3. I also responded to a social media request to volunteer for the first time, choosing this option of writing the report to be able to also run this time – helping out by volunteering for different roles is certainly something I will get involved with going forward as I am most grateful for all those who make parkrun at Wyre Forest possible.

And so my next goal is the 25 volunteer t-shirt and ultimately one day the dark green one with 250 on the back! I will be around and about doing my bit (most likely with the family in tow!) to help out where I can. I also plan to ‘go on tour’ to sample other parkruns – especially as I hear some are flatter/ faster to improve my PB!??"

 

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Thanks and well done Andy! That must have been a very, very tough run!

Congratulations and thank you also to Matt KIMBER who volunteered for the 25th time this week. We wouldn't be here with out our regular volunteers so we really do appreciate people like Matt.

This week 256 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Gillian TYLER • Andy WEBSTER • Dave SMITH • Frances GEDDIE • Stephen BLOOMER • Ellen POWELL • Christine NICHOLLS • Annette MORE • Elizabeth HINTON • Mark REAVES • Carole EVANS • Aran MOORE • Matt KIMBER • Graeme ANDERSON • John FRANCIS • Michelle SCURRELL • Paul SCURRELL • Christine SEDMAN-SMITH • Daren JACKSON • Stella CARTER • Caz SMITH • Debbie HYRONS • Ben HOBSON • Helen PUPLETT • Steve REDDING • Christian HOLLOWAY • Kerry LEWIS • Morgan PUPLETT • Laura KIRKPATRICK

CONGRATULATIONS to Maureen LEWIS who has a new Age Category Record for VW75-79. She ran a speedy 34:36 to claim her spot on the wall of pride.

And welcome to parkrun to our first timers:

Michael HICKMAN, Will COLVILLE, Thomas TIMMINS, Samuel MURPHY, Heather LEWIS, Hebe SWIFT, Alice DORRELL, Lindsey SWIFT, Stacey PRITCHARD, George FISHER-EDWARDS, Martha COLVILLE, Maisie GODDARD, Reuben WALKER, Liam JONES, James CARTER, James KIDDLE

The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).oday's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded 84.09% (17:36) on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).

Wyre Forest parkrun
Today's Run Director: Mark
Links
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Your Run Director Team:-
Andie (Event Director) - Jo - Vicky - Ade - David - Andy - Graeme - Mark - Neil

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 - 
July 13th - parkrun #200
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 £35 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?Otherwise, parking charges are £3 for up to 2 hours, £4 2-4 hours and £5 all day on Saturdays. 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!

Please park responsibly in the car parks provided or stay green and cycle, jog or walk in when possible. Please, please, please do not park near local residents properties. Thank you.

Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,268 participants have completed 36,141 parkruns covering a total distance of 180,705 km, including 6,973 new Personal Bests. A total of 582 individuals have volunteered 4,742 times.

 

1.5.19 Wyre Forest parkrun #194

Wyre Forest parkrun
Event number 194
1st June 2019

What a lovely morning for a parkrun! This week I got to run myself, and I was reminded of how lovely our course really is. I have visited a few parkruns now, but there is truly something special about ours. I no longer dread the final hill - in fact I almost look forward to it, as I know our team of amazing volunteers will be there, cheering every runner in. Those fabulous volunteers this week were:

Kimberley BILLS • Philip SHELDON • Helen ROSEWARNE • Matthew BAILEY • Elizabeth HINTON • David STARKIE • Duncan STARKIE • Carole EVANS • Graeme ANDERSON • Leeanne ANDERSON • Ann CHADWICK • Rosie CHADWICK • Lauren CHADWICK • Tom ANDERSON • Emma PAINE • John FRANCIS • Imogen JONES • Tony COLCLOUGH • Ellie ANDERSON • David ALLISTON • Ruth ALLISTON • Michael GREGG • Ian BELL • Harry HARDWICK • Carole HENDER • Fereday ALICIA • Fereday SOPHIE • Daren JACKSON • Dylan TURNER • Debbie JACKSON • Steve REDDING • Kerry LEWIS

If you would like to volunteer - please get in touch!

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Some of our lovely finish line volunteers.

Now over to Dr David Starkie who has written this special run report for us:

The Royal College of GPs is collaborating with parkrun UK to promote the health and wellbeing of staff and patients. Under this initiative, GP practices across the UK are encouraged to develop close links with their local parkrun to become parkrun practices. This week saw GP pledge day where practices were encouraged to link up with their local parkrun in celebration of the 1st birthday of this initiative.

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Some of the GPs and their families prior to the start of the run.

We were joined at Wyre Forest by GPs from Bewdley Medical Centre, Great Witley Surgery, Kidderminster Practices; Stanmore House & Church Street, and both Stourport Practices; Stourport Health Centre & York House.

A number of those taking part at Wyre Forest today run elsewhere nearer to home and I think enjoyed our course, though not perhaps the final hill.

Dr Morton from York House took the GP honours today, but there were many others throughout the field, some running with younger members of the family in good parkrun tradition.

Dr Tristan Brodie is leading the Wyre Forest Health Partnership group of practices to become “Parkrun Practices” which is a positive development for our parkrun and the population locally.

We also had tourists today from around the country including North Leicestershire, Cheltenham and South London
One of our tourists Roger Stoney was celebrating his 100th parkrun with us.

There were also milestones for Andrew Rogers, Claire Hubble, Aran Moore & Vicki Hulme who all completed their 50th parkrun.

Thank you David :)

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Volunteer David Starkie at the finish line.

This coming Saturday sees one of our parkrun takeover days! Members of local running club, Cleobury Mortimer Running Club, will be filling every role on the roster. They will be sure to be cheering you on loudly as you run the course! If you are interested in our upcoming 10k event, please speak to any member of CMRC and they will be able to give you more information. https://race-nation.co.uk/register/cleobury-mortimer-running-club-1/cleobury-mortimer-10k

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See you all next week! Happy running.

Jo x

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wyre Forest parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by William RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 15:35 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 177).
The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 17:36 on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded 84.09% (17:36) on 30th March 2019 (event number 185).
Wyre Forest parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 6,157 participants have completed 35,433 parkruns covering a total distance of 177,165 km, including 6,850 new Personal Bests. A total of 571 individuals have volunteered 4,642 times.

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