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!:
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!
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:
There were lots of first timers this week - Carole was inundated at the 'first timers and tourists briefing'!
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
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
We had three milestoners running their 50th parkrun today: Congratulations to Rachael SHEPHERD, William PRICE and Andy FULCHER.
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,
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 4,158 participants have completed 21,352 parkruns covering a total distance of 106,760 km, including 4,528 new Personal Bests.
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
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