Newborough Forest parkrun is cancelled on 22 September 2018: Sandman Triathlon event with road/path closures

New course record, new timing app and 59 newcomers!

On a Saturday morning which had the Newborough Forest parkrun volunteers team out in force with a total of 28 high vis heroes making the event possible, we were treated to a running masterclass by Matt Roberts who smashed the course record which now stands at an impressive 16.15s.

Matt

It was a great morning all round with 13 participants totally new to parkrun joining us on this fine morning, and it was great to see so many families and juniors taking part in the event once again this week. Congratulations to all who completed the course whether you walked, jogged or ran it all, great effort and well done you!

family

juniors

With technology advancing, so are we at Newborough Forest parkrun, our team of young volunteers have been busy with various projects and this week saw Erin testing out the parkrun timing app to great effect, (Diolch Erin) many thanks Erin!

testing timing app

Saturday shout outs to the army of volunteers, Matt for a magnificent run, Richard Dando & Gareth Parry for the wonderful feedback on the stunning course, DJ Rob for the music and Graham Peak who was the most experienced parkrunner of the day with 273 runs to his name (very impressive!). Huge thanks to Andrea for the great photo's! Great work from our run director Karen Soley and the team of volunteers who have inspired 1,010 participants to take part in parkrun to date since we started on 23rd June 2018.

run director

If you’d like to get involved with the event as a volunteer, please take a look at the Newborough Forest parkrun volunteer page and join us for a fun, scenic and refreshing parkrun.

REMINDER - Newborough Forest parkrun will be taking a day off next Saturday 22nd September to support one of the most popular Triathlon events in Britain, the Sandman Triathlon

sandman

If your not involved in the triathlon, remember that there are some stunning local parkrun events to support - Penrhyn / Conwy / Nant y Pandy

Event number 13
15th September 2018

This week 134 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 59 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Rob HADDRELL • Suzanne WALLEY • David WALLEY • Carole RICHARDSON • Louise BEETLESTONE • Alan WINSTONE • Sabina DUNKLING • Barry John EDWARDS • Delyth KENDRICK • Annie SIMMONITE • Amy EDWARDS • Erin KENDRICK • Jacqui GRIFFITHS • Jacky ROBERTS • Andrea WILLIAMS • Brian ROBERTS • Nia STEVENSON • Paul BRAZIER • Heledd Lewis JONES • Teleri Siôn Lewis JONES • Karen SOLEY • Dewi Redvers JONES • James STEVENSON • Guy SOLEY • Ann WILLIAMS • Morgan John EDWARDS • Gary WILLIAMS • Elen Mair ROBERTS

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

The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:49 on 1st September 2018 (event number 11).
The male record is held by Matthew Edwin ROBERTS who recorded a time of 16:15 on 15th September 2018 (event number 13).
The Age Grade course record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded 89.62% (17:49) on 1st September 2018 (event number 11).

Newborough Forest parkrun started on 23rd June 2018. Since then 1,010 participants have completed 1,670 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,350 km, including 250 new Personal Bests.

 

Not even the heavy rain can stop us! Good job our skin is waterproof :-)

On the first wet and drizzly Newborough Forest parkrun since we started it was going to be a new experience for all and it was great to see some familiar faces at Newborough as well as 29 first timers again this week. With heavy rain above us we were very grateful for the stunning setting at Newborough Forest once again, this time with the trees sheltering the wind and rain for the majority of the course as we witnessed 7 new personal bests. Congratulations to Sarah Thomas from Didsbury Runners who celebrated her 50th parkrun at the wet but wonderful Newborough Forest.

To brighten everyone's morning it was great to have Karen Soley on Run Director duties for the first time, Karen has been instrumental in the development and delivery of the Newborough Forest parkrun and is a fun, warm and bright character, just what you need on mornings like this!

Karen & Chris

Saturday shout outs this week go out to all the participants for turning up in such conditions, but special Saturday shout outs go to Suzanne Walley & David Walley who have been amazing in their journey with Newborough Forest parkrun, the couple keep improving week after week and always come in with a smile on their faces giving a 110% each time. Carole Richardson and her baby boy are a duo who have a 100% attendance record and have inspired our mini marshals team as well as the cohort of our high vis heroes. A special thanks to Chris Rogers who has gone above and beyond for the Newborough Forest parkrun, not only does she volunteer weekly but she has gone the extra mile and marked out new 1k, 2k, 3k and 4k markers on to the stunning course, she also does a weekly litter pick to ensure the route is as beautiful as always. It was great to see so many of the canicross crew out in force once again this week running some fantastic times. Congratulations to Kirstie Fraser, Sabina Dunkling, Rowenna Darlington, Clare Jones, Naomi Starkey, Kevin Williams, and Jane Winstone on their impressive Pb's in such tough conditions.

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Newborough Forest parkrun
Event number 12 - 8th September 2018

This week 66 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Carole RICHARDSON • Barry John EDWARDS • Delyth KENDRICK • Chris ROGERS • Annie SIMMONITE • Amy EDWARDS • Brian ROBERTS • Karen SOLEY • Dewi Redvers JONES • Sophie LUCAS • Morgan THOMAS • Ann WILLIAMS • Zack PRICE

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

The male record is held by Tomos ROBERTS who recorded a time of 16:24 on 30th June 2018 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:49 on 1st September 2018 (event number 11).
The Age Grade course record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded 89.62% (17:49) on 1st September 2018 (event number 11).

Newborough Forest parkrun started on 23rd June 2018. Since then 951 participants have completed 1,536 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,680 km, including 214 new Personal Bests.

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parkrun moto

 

Sensational summer of parkrun at a stunning location

The Newborough Forest parkrun was launched on 23rd June and was the first ever parkrun event on the Isle of Anglesey. With a brilliant team of volunteers the parkrun event has grown from strength to strength and attracted local participants as well as parkrun friends from as far as Dubai, Australia, Germany, and various other countries. We have celebrated many milestones, birthdays and inspirational stories to date and look forward to many more over the coming weeks, months, and years. Last week saw 235 participants enjoying the event at Newborough Forest, where this week on 1st September we were back to the usual 140-180 participants.

Since the event started our first place finishers include:

Male First Finishers

Huw OWEN 00:17:29
Thomas KENNY 00:18:39
Oliver WILLIAMS 00:16:58
Rupert JORDAN 00:18:29
Adam DYSON 00:17:40
Leon FOSTER 00:17:33
Steve FORSYTH 00:17:21
Alasdair MACMILLAN 00:18:27
Kieran LEWIS 00:18:22
Tomos ROBERTS 00:16:24
Louis GUEST 00:18:17

Female First Finishers

Holly WEEDALL 00:17:49
Sarah MCROBIE-JONES 00:22:29
Amy MCKECHNIE 00:19:55
Claire WILLIAMS 00:21:03
Caroline KNIGHT 00:19:38
Ceri STEWART 00:21:44
Claire WILLIAMS 00:23:32
Sophie WOOD 00:19:39
Tracy ENTWISTLE 00:20:28
Elliw HAF 00:20:11
Olivia WIGGANS 00:22:04

The 5k route is a stunning 1 lap course which shares some lovely scenery alongside the world famous Llanddwyn Island. The event has attracted local participants from all across Anglesey who are totally new to parkrun. Each week we have also welcomed athletes from running clubs from all across the UK.

Top 10 clubs with members running at Newborough Forest parkrun include:

Club & Number of parkrunners
GOG Triathlon Club 17
Reading Roadrunners 16
Canicross Anglesey 13
Cybi Striders 13
Menai Track & Field 8
Eryri Harriers 8
Vale Royal AC 7
Warrington Running Club 7
Shropshire Shufflers 6
Betsi Runaways 6

Llanddwyn Island

Newborough Forest Trees

Carpark to the start

Working alongside Sport Wales and Anglesey County Council the Newborough Forest parkrun will play a significant role in the local health and well being plan where it will inspire, motivate and create a real difference to the lives of hundreds / thousands of people of all ages and ability.

For the launch of such a fantastic event we have some quotes from key personnel who were involved in the planning and test event of the Newborough Forest parkrun which has proven very popular and attracted participants from all across Anglesey, Wales, UK and rest of the world.

Councillor Carwyn Elias Jones said "I am delighted to see the first parkrun set up on Anglesey, a free weekly 5k event suitable for all abilities. The Newborough Forest parkrun is in a stunning location and I would encourage everyone to register and enjoy the weekly event, it's a great opportunity for people to get physically active and at the same time be part of the parkrun community"

Sian Williams. Head of Operations, Natural Resources Wales said: "With its spectacular scenery and great running tracks, I'm sure Newborough forest and nature reserve will be a popular venue for these sociable community events."Park Runs are great opportunities for people to come together to enjoy exercise in great locations, with all the health benefits of being active outdoors.
"I wish the initiative well and look forward to joining the runners."

Rhun Ap Iorwerth Anglesey Assembly Member "I'm hugely excited for the Newborough Forest Parkrun and I'm sure the people of Anglesey will turn out in numbers to take part in such a great event over the coming weeks. It is brilliant to see so much work being done by people on Anglesey, who are volunteering their time to encourage individuals of all ages to undertake more healthy and active lifestyles, and what better way to keep fit than by getting involved in a 5km run around one of Anglesey's most beautiful spots."

Thanks to Rob Armstrong, Gwion Davies and Chris Davies from the parkrun Wales team who have been fantastic in supporting the new Newborough Forest parkrun event. Thanks to Geraint James, Sian Williams and the team from Natural Resources Wales in creating such a stunning 5k course for everyone to enjoy. Special thanks to Welsh Athletics and Bro Aberffraw for setting up the fantastic parkrun event and also Achub Calon Y Dyffryn for the defibrillator which is now on site 24/7 for benefit of the parkrun event and general public.

Difib

Newborough Forest parkrun Event number 11
1st September 2018

This week 141 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 73 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests and 12 were totally new to parkrun again this week. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. On a cool, clear and calm morning conditions were great at Newborough Forest and the female course record was testament to this as Holly Weedall of Vale Royal AC set a new record in 17:49 a week after her success in the England Championships where the u15's star took a bronze medal in the 1500m.

It was great to see Harri Roberts from Amlwch who is a keen sportsman putting his guide runner to the test at the stunning Newborough Forest as both participants had a sprint finish to the line with Harri claiming the honours, this will certainly be great preparation as Harri will be competing in the Sandman Sprint Triathlon in September to raise money for Prostate Cancer. All the best Harri #inspirational

Harri in action

A special 50th birthday was celebrated at Newborough Forest and it was great to welcome the crew from Warrington, hope you had a great time on Anglesey.

Birthday crew

Newborough Forest parkrun only takes place due to the volunteers, this week's heroes in Hi-Vis were the 19 volunteers:

Carole RICHARDSON • Barry John EDWARDS • Christine YEARSLEY • Alan YEARSLEY • Delyth KENDRICK • Melanie WYMER • Emily WYMER • Adam WYMER • Chris ROGERS • Annie SIMMONITE • Amy EDWARDS • Delyth PARRY • Nia STEVENSON • Heledd Lewis JONES • Teleri Siôn Lewis JONES • Karen SOLEY • Dewi Redvers JONES • Owena HUGHES • James STEVENSON

Volunteers 1st Sept

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

The male record is held by Tomos ROBERTS who recorded a time of 16:24 on 30th June 2018 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:49 on 1st September 2018 (event number 11).
The Age Grade course record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded 89.62% (17:49) on 1st September 2018 (event number 11).

Newborough Forest parkrun started on 23rd June 2018. Since then 922 participants have completed 1,470 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,350 km, including 207 new Personal Bests.

Sand picture

Volunteering at parkrun is a fun way to make friends, learn new skills and take an active role in the community, so anyone wishing to volunteer at future events can find out more by visiting the Newborough Forest parkrun website or emailing us at newboroughforesthelpers@parkrun.com. The full event results, photographs and information about the course is also available on the website. Photos from all our events can also be found on the Newborough Forest parkrun Flickr group.

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