Croeso i report Parc rhedeg fi , gan Anest, 9 & 3/4 oed
This morning I went to parkrun and then I walked to the start line, but on the way I saw the leaves on the castle and they were red like a 50 T shirt. I looked towards the field and like usual the cows were there but they had a little company- there were sheep too . I got to top of the hill and saw a lot of visitors and they were wearing builders hats, so I went to ask why . I walked over but I was a bit shy so my mum asked if one person would come talk, so a boy with a cool yellow helmet came over and I asked 'why are you wearing builders helmets?' He said 'we are geologists and we are here to study the rocks and we felt like running today'. They were from Telford. I finally arrived at the start line (doggy start line) and my dog Nel started barking and all the dog started barking too! It was very noisy .
Finally Hayley said 'Go!' and we got to set off and run. I saw Pauline running with her 50 balloons. She was doing her 50th parkrun and my mum said as a joke 'happy birthday Pauline!' ( embarrassing!) On the way round we splashed in lots of puddles and I looked at the trees and the leaves were brown, green and orange. On our second loop, in one part is was very muddy. I had mud splashes up my legs, back and neck! On the small loops I was going to brush my hand through the bushes but then I realised there were red berries, I thought for a second they were Rudolph noses hanging there! In the end we went to the cafe and we saw Pauline with cakes and she let us have one. yum. We were on the way back to the car and mum forgot our dog and had to run back to get her!
Here's the grown up boring stuff....
This week 192 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Michael FINNIE • Helen ASLETT • Jenny JONES • Maria LORENZINI • Rhiannon HOLMES • Fflur LEWIS • Alan WINSTONE • Hayley MACDONALD-JONES • Paul Vaughan JONES • Sabina DUNKLING • Anwen EDWARDS • Anest LEWIS • Robert HIND • Kate WHEATCROFT • Megan MACDONALD-JONES • Ffion MACDONALD-JONES • Nicola WHEATCROFT • Mike HAMER • Rachel MOORE • Alastair BROWN • Giorgio BROWN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrhyn parkrun Results Page.
Tomos ROBERTS (SM25-29) of Meirionnydd Running Club, was first over the line in 17:52 - 9th time in 12 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Elliot CORNER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:20.
Elliw HAF (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 20:35 - 7th time in 18 appearances.
Gemma MOORE (SW30-34) of North Wales Road Runners, was second (14th overall) over the line in 20:54.
Clare DALLIMORE (SW25-29) of Mynyddwyr De Cymru, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 22:17.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Victor BELSHAW (VM55-59) – 79.29% for the time 19:43 (7th overall).
Brian WILLS (VM45-49) – 72.81% for the time 19:37 (6th overall).
Tomos ROBERTS (SM25-29) – 72.20% for the time 17:52 (first overall).
The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 18:02 on 30th April 2016 (event number 73).
The male record is held by Ben HARDING who recorded a time of 15:47 on 27th August 2016 (event number 90).
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 5,494 participants have completed 21,593 parkruns covering a total distance of 107,965 km, including 4,292 new Personal Bests.