Run Report 21st July 2018 Wedding Bells and Buggies!

Well as is typical, now that the school holidays have started, so has the rain! Despite being a bit overcast whilst we were setting up, the weather had improved by the time parkrunners began to arrive. 180 people ran, jogged or walked the course this week. It’s great finding out where the tourists have come from, and it was a delight to share our fabulous course with visitors from Aberdeen, Kent, Cornwall, Weston Supermare, Falkirk, Bristol, Birkenhead, and Cheltenham. The magic of Penrhyn is going global too! Two families who were in the UK for weddings prioritised parkrun as part of their celebrations! We welcomed a family from New Zealand and also a group of friends from LA who were here to celebrate Maggie and Alastair Mclean’s wedding. Our American tourists had never done a parkrun before and had never done a 5k before – well done! da iawn! We’re very impressed Maggie was out running the day after her wedding (where were you Alastair?!) We hope you had a lovely reception in the afternoon and we wish you all the very best for your future together.

 

A total of 44 people ran for the first time today and 37 runners had clearly had their Weetabix because they recorded new Personal Bests. gwych! great! Finding time to exercise when you have little people is a challenge both time and energy wise, so it was impressive to see 3 buggy runners who managed to multitask childcare and running. I love seeing them at the finish line and having a peek to see if the babies are asleep after 5k!

 

As we all know, parkrun can’t happen without the team of volunteers who occasionally hang up their trainers and help out. This week was a special occasion for regular volunteer Derran Leung, who achieved her 25 volunteer milestone! Well done Derran and Diolch / Thank you! This week we would also thank the following 15 volunteers:

Louise BASTOCK • Jenny JONES • Fran LEWIS • Shannen GRAY • Catrin MACEY • Dale MACEY • Nel MACEY • Ellie LIGHTON • Derran LEUNG • Shona PERRY • Ruth PARRY • Peggy COOMBS • Paul BRAZIER • Pat WILSON • Alan WILSON

 

If you want more technical details then today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrhyn parkrun Results Page.

 

Records

 

The male record is held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th April 2018 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 17:55 on 26th May 2018 (event number 175).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire WILLIAMS who recorded 89.81% (19:08) on 9th April 2016 (event number 70).

 

History

Whilst Penryn Castle was built by 1833, it wasn’t until November 15th 2014 that Penrhyn parkrun started. Since then 7,040 participants have completed 29,119 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,595 km, including 5,617 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report 14th July 2018

We’re having such a fantastic streak of sunny weather – it’s hard to remember what it’s like to run in rain! This week we had some lovely comments from tourists – one of whom, Ian Stainthorpe from Rochdale, (who has now run a whopping 101 different parkruns!), said that Penrhyn was definitely the most beautiful of them all. Diolch Ian! Thank you! We are so lucky to run in such beautiful grounds, in partnership with the National Trust. I know our junior runners in particular, will be able to look back with fond childhood memories of the time they spend post run eating treats from the café followed by a play in the park. It’s a fantastic start to the weekend.

 

This week 221 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests Da iawn! Well done!. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part. We were joined by tourists from Liverpool, Derby, Buxton, Wigan, Warrington, London and Manchester – croeso/ welcome.

We also welcomed Chahak from Bangor University, who was looking for female participants for her Masters research into probiotics and mental health. I hope you had some success with volunteers. We also need to say well done to Wendy, Emma, and Niki who completed their couch to 5k and raised money for Cancer Research. They were supported by Amy and Shelly. Da iawn genethod/ well done girls!

Parkrun can’t exist without the wonderful people who occasionally hang up their trainers on a Saturday morning to volunteer – so a huge thank you/ diolch to:

Jenny JONES • Fran LEWIS • Kevin CLARK • Sharon PRITCHARD • Fflur LEWIS • Hayley MACDONALD-JONES • Anest LEWIS • Diana BROOKE • Dewi MORGAN • Marc ROBERTS • Charlotte WILLIAMS • Helen SALTER • Josie RHISIART • Sharon MORGAN • Peggy COOMBS • Akshat SHAH • Alan WILSON

If you want more technical data about the run, the full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrhyn parkrun Results Page.

Records

The male record is held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th April 2018 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 17:55 on 26th May 2018 (event number 175).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire WILLIAMS who recorded 89.81% (19:08) on 9th April 2016 (event number 70).

History

Whilst Penryn Castle was built by 1833, it wasn’t until November 15th 2014 that Penrhyn parkrun started. Since then 6,996 participants have completed 28,939 parkruns covering a total distance of 144,695 km, including 5,580 new Personal Bests.

 

A sunny 7th July 2018 Run Report

It was another fabulous weekend of sunshine at Penrhyn, which attracted 185 people to run, jog or walk the course. We welcomed 46 people who completed parkrun for the first time – thank you for joining us – we hope you’ll be back.

 

It was another weekend of milestones. Following hot on the heels of his daughter Nel last week, Dale Macey celebrated his 100th parkrun. Ardderchog! Amazing achievement Dale! We also congratulated Holly Worth and Holly Sutcliffe who both joined the junior 10 milestone - Da Iawn Genethod! Well Done Girls! Clearly the heat didn’t get to everyone as 34 of you recorded new Personal Bests – Gwych! Great!. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part and we had tourists from Kent, Blackpool, Huddersfield, the Wirral and Doncaster. We hope you enjoyed your holiday in North Wales.

 

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers, and this week we were fortunate to have a volunteer photographer. Thank you to Brian Coombs for all the photos, which are posted on our Facebook page.

 

Many thanks to the team of volunteers who got up extra early to walk the course, check the tech, set up and put away, and generally made parkrun happen so smoothly:

Tony LISTER • Louise BASTOCK • Gwion DAVIES • Jenny JONES • Fran LEWIS • Sharon PRITCHARD • Hayley MACDONALD-JONES • Maxine ROBERTS • Megan BASTOCK • Anest LEWIS • Ellie LIGHTON • Cathy HEAVERS • Bleddyn LEWIS • Kate WHEATCROFT • Megan MACDONALD-JONES • Nicola WHEATCROFT • Huw BASTOCK • Peggy COOMBS • Brian COOMBS

 

Remember if you want to volunteer you can email us at penrhynhelpers@parkrun.com

If you’ve never done it before – don’t worry – we explain everything on the morning.

 

If you want more technical data, the full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrhyn parkrun Results Page.

 

The male record is held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th April 2018 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 17:55 on 26th May 2018 (event number 175).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire WILLIAMS who recorded 89.81% (19:08) on 9th April 2016 (event number 70).

 

Penrhyn parkrun started on 15th November 2014. Since then 6,935 participants have completed 28,718 parkruns covering a total distance of 143,590 km, including 5,552 new Personal Bests.

 

Penrhyn 180

As the temperatures were once again rising this week, 199 parkrunners made their way around the spectacular castle grounds to complete the two big loops and two small loops that make up the course.

This week was definitely a week for numbers - 50 1st timers to Penrhyn, 30 PBs made, 19 volunteers, 17 different running clubs represented and two regulars reaching their major milestone of 100 parkruns. A big congratulations to Nel Macey, our 1st Junior to reach this achievement (just in front of your Mum and Dad too!) and also to Gwyn Williams who provided some spot prizes today for parkrunners (pictures are on our Facebook page!).

Great to see the Penrhyn Improvers group on their "graduation" and joining in too.  Amongst the large number of 1st timers today were parkrun tourists (possibly a few now able to have a "P" for their parkrun alphabet challenge!) from Worcester, Cumbria, Sunderland, Kettering, Huddersfield, Glengarriff and Rother Valley.

A lot of comments at the finish line were related to the heat yesterday and congratulations to Rob Grantham who scorched into 1st place yesterday in 17:51, followed by John Stringer in 18:55 adn 3rd was unkown. Fastest lady Caitlyn Bradbury in 22:53 with Nicola Ijewsky 2nd in 23:16 and Rebecca Moorcroft 3rd in 24:32. Fastest Junior Boy was Ben Grantham in 20:39 Junior Girl was Amy Harmens in 26:11

Finisher 180 for Event 180 was Kiana Kay Ellis in 44:32 with this week's most experienced parkrunner going to Peter Morris of the Almost Athletes Club with 186 parkruns.

As always, a huge thank you to the team of volunteers who helped make everything go smoothly and see you all next week

Chris

 

 

Event number 179 23rd June 2018

Glorious sunshine and lovely conditions were what we ordered for today's Penrhyn parkrun, with 173 participants completing the two big and two small loops. Today, there were 15 1st timers to  parkrun and a further 24 visitors to Penrhyn which included parkrun tourists from Widnes (plus buggy!), Basingstoke, Huntingdon and Newport - hope you all enjoyed it!

Fastest finishers today were: Peter Hooker in 19:03, Peter Jones in 19:21 and Sion Roberts in 19:27. For the ladies, Helen Morgan was the first home in 23:27, closely followed by Rebecca Moorcroft in 23:31 and Mathilde Bue in 24:25. Deri Hockley was the fastest junior home in 23:33. There were representatives of 5 running clubs and 39 pbs were set today!

The only major milestone achieved this week was Felicity Hayes, completing her 100th (and 92nd at Penrhyn!) There were a couple of Green 250 shirts spotted and this week's most experienced parkrunner was Pat Jackson on her 288th. I'm going to mention Dennis Smith who last week completed his 150th parkrun, all of which have been at Penrhyn (today being 151). I believe that there may be one or two regulars hitting milestones next week so please message in or speak to the Run Director on the day to announce any future milestones

Finally, a big thank you to all the volunteers today who, a) helped out to allow the event to take place  and b) also  made my role as RD a lot easier! Please email or message in with your barcode details if you want to volunteer - 25 times and you get a lovely fetching aubergine coloured T shirt!

See you next week

Chris Williams (No Buggy today!)

 

 

 

 

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