Parkrun UK started 13 years ago with 13 runners in Bushy Park, London, and has grown into a global phenomenon. Aberystwyth parkrun is 5 years old and was the 4th parkrun to start in Wales - now there are 23 parkruns in Wales and 2 more starting in the next couple of weeks! However we had our own landmark event this Saturday: we had our first VI (Visually Impaired) runner and guide. They did very well and enjoyed themselves, demonstrating that there are no barriers to participation in parkrun. Well done both.
Event number 266
23rd September 2017
This week 84 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Helen Elizabeth WILLIAMS • Anita WORTHING • Dave THOMAS • Melanie GAUL • Sandy COWAN • Martin TRANTER • Joanne WALKER • David HOPPER • Theresa SHARLAND • Hazel JONES • Catrin HOPKINS • Matthew HOPSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Aberystwyth parkrun Results Page.
Aled HUGHES (VM40-44) of Aberystwyth AC, was first over the line in 16:34 - 12th time in 57 appearances.
Gary Wyn DAVIES (SM30-34) of Aberystwyth AC, was second over the line in 17:21 - has been first to finish on 15 previous occasions.
Balázs PINTÉR (VM45-49) of Aberystwyth AC, was third over the line in 18:18 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Caryl DAVIES (SW25-29) of Sarn Helen Club, was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:40 - 14th time in 33 appearances.
Bethan GRUFFYDD (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (15th overall) over the line in 22:21 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.
Carys DURIE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (16th overall) over the line in 22:23.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Aled HUGHES (VM40-44) – 82.39% for the time 16:34 (first overall).
Balázs PINTÉR (VM45-49) – 79.33% for the time 18:18 (third overall).
Gary Wyn DAVIES (SM30-34) – 74.74% for the time 17:21 (second overall).
The female record is held by Lauren JESKA who recorded a time of 17:38 on 22nd September 2012 (event number 4).
The male record is held by Adam BITCHELL who recorded a time of 15:12 on 19th September 2015 (event number 161).
The Age Grade course record is held by Anita WORTHING who recorded 88.72% (21:52) on 10th December 2016 (event number 225).
Aberystwyth parkrun started on 1st September 2012. Since then 2,830 participants have completed 17,227 parkruns covering a total distance of 86,135 km, including 3,271 new Personal Bests.