Event 196 – The Halloween Reverse Penrhyn

With snow on the tops and a  full moon still showing, it was quite apt to have the Halloween fancy dress parkrun and to add a twist, for only the 2nd time, we did it in reverse!!!! The news of this has spread and, even with the Snowdonia Marathon taking place today involving a large number of our regulars (well done you crazy/hardy/Superhero type bunch!), 227 parkrunners started at our regular finish and finished at our regular start line! One of our barcode scanners was a bit temperamental in the cold this morning which also added to the fun but it soon warmed up and behaved itself!

There was quite a large number of visitors to Penrhyn this morning with parkrun tourists from Basingstoke, Lee on Solent, Daventry, Ormskirk, Preston, Durham and Sheffield with Alistair and Liz from Devon using this as the warm up for the Snowdonia Marathon (CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!!!) Amongst the visitors and halloween constumes this morning were 7 people with 250 green shirts, the most experienced runner being Angie Hart with her 345 parkrun in a time of 28:39.

It must have felt like a different parkrun doing this in reverse today and I think it was fairly equal in terms of numbers in how many people said they preferred it this way compared to the regular route! still, 28 people recorded a PB today so congratulations.

Milestone Mentions go to Junior runner Madeleine Sinfield  on her 10th run and Adele Mountford on her 50th. Unfortunately, I hadn't organised a prize for best costume but was impressed with the amount of witches, wizards, skeletons, werewolves, pumpkins and a Grim Reaper that got round the course

As always, a huge thank you to the volunteers for giving up their time, especially in the cold weather. Please message in with your barcode if you fancy helping out - without volunteers, we simply couldn't hold this event.

November 17th is our 4th Birthday so will we be able to beat any of our records that day - fastest male/female/age grade or attendance????

My guess is it could be the amount of cake produced to celebrate!

See you soon

Chris Williams-Buggy

 

 

Event 195

After Storm Callum and the Cancellation Curse halted last week's event, RD Chris was relieved to have sunny weather and perfect conditions this week for Event 195. 200 people took part including visitors from Stratford upon Avon and Lichfield as well 36 First timers to Penrhyn or Parkrun.

Today saw a number of Milestones being achieved. Congratulations to:

Junior 10 Milestones   - Gwion Peris Roberts and Mabon Aron Roberts

50 Parkruns - Matt Tapping and Junior Huw Bastock (aged 6 and crossing with an awesome sprint finish to beat Matt!) Not be outdone by the men in the house, mother and daughter duo Louise and Megan Bastock also claimed their 100th today with Louise also being the tailwalker today for her 90th Volunteer stint (also apologies and I didn't realise in the briefing it was your 100th!). Another parkrunner claiming the coveted 100 Black T shirt was Jonny Reep who was also today's fastest Finisher in 17:40 on his 1st appearance.

Todays's most experienced parkrunner was Greg Mayles on his 219th parkrun.

As ever, a huge thank you to the volunteers who gave up their time this morning to make sure we had an event. Please email/message with your barcode if you would like to volunteer in the future.

Next week sees the infamous Penrhyn Halloween Fancy Dress run with the REVERSE PENRHYN taking place, starting at the Finish Line and Finish at the start line (its closer to the coffee shop too!!!!). Will you make it past the Witch's hut or be chased to the finish by Lord Penrhyn? Will the big hill on the driveway be a thriller or Killer? Find out next Saturday!

CBW

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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