Run report 149.

This week's run report has been very kindly written by Sue Calvert, one of our regular volunteers and runners.  This week Sue got do do both as she ran and then sent us her report - thanks Sue. Enjoy the read folks! :)

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"I picked 'Bailey the Shitzu' up by sneaking in my Son's house and collecting him, telling him "it's Conwy Park Run, and time for you to join me".  Bailey often Marshals with me or does a reluctant run.  No. 149 was a reluctant run!  I get him to weave in and out of the cones much to the amusement of Marshal Robert at the turn round point!

Saturday's Conwy parkrun had just under 200 happy smiling faces.  The weather was what I can only describe as 'Dreck'  but never dampens parkrun spirit.  Two runners stood out today, Adam Allison (senior male) in an incredible 17.48 and VM80-84 Robert Harrison-Jones in 26.57.  This is just what what parkrun is about - a celebration through the ages.  You are never too young or too old to achieve your goal.


The pacers were fab.  They were out marking various times which is an encouragement to achieve a PB.  They were very conscientious constantly checking their time and pace.  I wonder if they have sore arms carrying the pacer signs?

 
Natasha and Vicky were celebrating their 50th parkrun and ran the course with helium balloons.   Mark Jessett celebrated his 100th parkrun.  Well done and we look forward to seeing you Saturday for 51 and 101 runs.


I was pleased to meet Michelle and her 4 legged friend Belle, who was quite aptly 'tail walking'.  I so love this expression.  Which reminds me I must get my 'barkrun' doggie coat on Bailey. 

 

That's all folks.  I'm marshalling Saturday by the crossroads and will be cheering you all on".

 

parkrun news / run report 148

We haven’t had a run report for a while so I thought I’d cobble something together this week.  As most of you will have seen via our Facebook page, we were nominated for a Conwy Sports Award this year.  We were nominated for “Best Team” but as our team of volunteers changes each week it was difficult to award on that basis.  However, Conwy Sports Council recognised the efforts of our volunteers and decided to make an unprecedented move – they created an award specifically for us! On 25th November we were incredibly proud to take a team of representatives to the Conwy Sports Awards to receive an award on behalf of everyone who has ever volunteered at parkrun – a “Conwy Sports Award Selection Panel Special Recognition Award "in recognition of the fantastic work that your many volunteers undertake every week, whatever the weather."

On Facebook we had lots of lovely messages congratulating us but we'd like to stress that this award is a parkrun community award - it's not an award to a small group of people, it's a an award for every single person that has ever volunteered with us! :) We were allocated 15 spaces at the award and so invited our top stalwarts to join us, as we felt that was the fairest way to represent an award on behalf of our volunteers – with those who have volunteered most.

We have so many volunteers each week who come and make the parkrun magic happen and that's what the award recognises - your commitment each week. It has been amazing to be recognised by Conwy Sports Awards, and we had a really fabulous evening accepting the award on behalf of everybody at Conwy parkrun. Well done to all of you who have ever volunteered with us – it’s YOUR award and you will soon see it on display in the café at the RSPB. They have very kindly offered to display the award for us as we felt that that was the most fitting place for it, where we can all enjoy it.:)  Thank you so very much for giving up your time week in, week out, whatever the weather - just as the award states.

On a volunteering related note we were thrilled to welcome North Wales Road Running Club for a volunteer take over last week.  Saturday saw a massive 33 people volunteering at parkrun (thanks NWRRC!) and they did an amazing job making the run enjoyable for everyone. Something that worked particularly well was the provision of pacers.  NWRRC provided a team of pacers who helped people achieve their elusive PB goals and 19 people managed to grab themselves a PB on Saturday.  Lots of those spurred on by pacers.  Thanks NWRRC for providing not only a fab team of volunteers to organise the run, but also to those volunteers running on the field, helping people to make people’s mornings.

 

Celebrations:

David Munday reached the 100 Club – that’s nearly two years solid of parkrunning, well done David! J

Enlli Thomas reached the 50 Club – nearly a year of solid parkrunning and the goal for many of our parkrunners.  Well done Enlli! J

Apologies to those people who have achieved milestones that have not been recognised in run reports of late.  It was my intention to get back into writing run reports but a certain little lady tries to break my computer every time I go near it so computer time is limited…

On a final note, I’ve sent out a volunteer reminder.  The reminder goes to the 173 people who have signed up to volunteer emails but with over 2000 followers on Facebook we have a discrepancy between people who receive emails and our potential volunteer field.  If you could go into your parkrun profile and opt in to volunteer emails we’d be very grateful.  It would make finding volunteers easier when we are short and it would also help you out when we send out information regarding important events – for example we will soon be sending out information about our Christmas and New Year arrangements but many of you will miss that information if you are not opted in.  Thanks!

Here’s the email for those of you who are not currently opted in:

It's appeal time again and this time we'd like to get sorted for Christmas and the New Year so that we don't have a mad panic over the festive period if possible. :)

 Please have a look at the roster up until New Year and if you are able to help us out at some point please let us know.  Our fabulous volunteers help us to put on parkrun week after week and without your support we would be scuppered!!!

 If there's anything in particular you fancy doing, whether it's something you've done before or something new just request it and if nobody has beaten you to it then the job's yours. :) None of the jobs are taxing and you'll be given training on the day if necessary so come along and earn that purple t-shirt. :)

 In an ideal world it would be great if you could email us at conwyhelpers@parkrun.com in advance of the event so that we don't have a panic about an empty roster, but if you're not sure that you can commit until the day then you can also just turn up and speak to the run director on the day - we will always find you a job. :)

 

Thanks for reading this week’s news and we’ll see you on Saturday.

 

Celebrations and stats: Event 120.

Huge congratulations to

Stan Senior, Esther Taylor, Carys Hughes and Amy Saunders who all joined the 10 club on Saturday. Well done guys, we look forward to seeing you sporting the white t-shirts! :)

Conwy parkrun
Event number 120
13th May 2017

This week 276 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers.

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

Male placings:
Stephen SKATES (VM35-39) of Prestatyn RC, was first over the line in 16:51 - third time in 3 appearances.
Paul WATHAN (SM25-29) of Eryri Harriers, was second over the line in 16:54 - has been first to finish on 26 previous occasions.
Martin GREEN (VM40-44) of North Wales Road Runners, was third over the line in 17:53 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Gemma MORGANS (SW25-29) of Eryri Harriers, was first (14th overall) over the line in 19:38 - 12th time in 35 appearances.
Helen ASHWORTH (SW30-34) of Prestatyn RC, was second (35th overall) over the line in 22:07.
Karen OWEN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (42nd overall) over the line in 23:05.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Chris BIRCH (VW70-74) – 90.33% for the time 24:39 (72nd overall).
Peter M W JONES (VM55-59) – 81.27% for the time 19:24 (11th overall).
Stephen SKATES (VM35-39) – 80.42% for the time 16:51 (first overall).

The female record is held by Jenny NESBITT who recorded a time of 00:17:43 on 26th December 2015 (event number 50).
The male record is held by Andi JONES who recorded a time of 00:15:52 on 1st August 2015 (event number 29).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chris BIRCH who recorded 90.33% (24:39) on 13th May 2017 (event number 120).

Conwy parkrun started on 10th January 2015. Since then 4,728 participants have completed 23,514 parkruns covering a total distance of 117,570 km, including 5,198 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: Events 117 and 118.

Well, this is a combined run report folks - hopefully short and sweet too.

There are some celebrations - we have our second Conwy parkrunner enter the 100 club and our first lady!  Well done Amanda Durber, that's an amazing feat.  Those black t-shirts are going to start popping up more frequently now. :)

New to the 50 club are John Bilsland, Peter Jones and Mick Sams - well done guys, it's a brilliant feeling getting that first club t-shirt!

In the 10 club we have Niamh Williams and Lloyd Jackson.  Huge congrats you two - it's fab seeing all the white t-shirts on our course. :)

Thanks everyone for helping us out with the parking situation recently - it's been really helpful, especially as our numbers will probably continue to swell over the summer season.  Please keep up the great work and advise your friends to car share or park elsewhere too. :)

Right, I'm leaving it there as right this minute I can't think of what else I should be putting in here... Should have planned ahead! I'll try and add to this tomorrow. :)  See you all on Saturday folks. :) Kelly

 

 

Stats report: Event 118

Conwy parkrun
Event number 118
29th April 2017

This week 305 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 65 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers.

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

Male placings:
Andy NORMAN (VM35-39) of Altrincham and District AC, was first over the line in 18:10 - first appearance.
An unknown runner was second.
Steven CROWE (SM30-34) of South Cheshire Harriers, was third over the line in 19:07.

Female placings:
Bethan DAVIES (JW11-14) of Colwyn Bay AAC, was first (14th overall) over the line in 20:21 - 6th time in 36 appearances.
Amy GRACE (SW30-34) of South Cheshire Harriers, was second (17th overall) over the line in 20:56.
Emily HANLON (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 21:36 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Peter M W JONES (VM55-59) – 81.83% for the time 19:16 (4th overall).
Bethan DAVIES (JW11-14) – 77.23% for the time 20:21 (14th overall).
John P HICKMAN (VM75-79) – 75.92% for the time 25:24 (79th overall).

The female record is held by Jenny NESBITT who recorded a time of 00:17:43 on 26th December 2015 (event number 50).
The male record is held by Andi JONES who recorded a time of 00:15:52 on 1st August 2015 (event number 29).
The Age Grade course record is held by Chris BIRCH who recorded 89.30% (24:08) on 9th January 2016 (event number 52).

Conwy parkrun started on 10th January 2015. Since then 4,651 participants have completed 22,962 parkruns covering a total distance of 114,810 km, including 5,075 new Personal Bests.

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