This week's parkrun report is written by Paul and Rachel, visiting parkrunners from Scunthorpe. Paul and Rachel are regular visitors to our parkrun, and it was lovely to see them again and to accept their offer to write our report. Looking forward to seeing you both again in December.
This week’s Aberystwyth parkrun was the events 7th Anniversary!!! The FIRST Aberystwyth parkrun took place on 1st September 2012 with 41 runners & 8 volunteers. Were you at that 1st event and here today?
By my records then Helen WILLIAMS, Meinir MORGAN-THOMAS, Helen Sarah STRETCH, Dan FIELD, Kate WRIGHT & Edward LAND were at both events. There was a shout out at the start to others including a thank-you to Event Director Anita WORTHING. If I have missed anyone please don’t be cross!
There were scrummy cakes at the finish which were enjoyed by runners & volunteers alike.
This weeks parkrun was made possible by the efforts of the Hi-viz heroes:-
Thank you - Angela SELF • Brian GARROD • Daniel THOROGOOD • Elizabeth KENSLER • Helen Sarah STRETCH • James CRASKE • Jane THOROGOOD • Louise AMERY • Megan WILLIAMS • Mel HOPKINS • Moss INNS • Nicky HERRIOT • Paul RHODES • Phillip LOWTHER • Sue LEWIS • Susan EVANS
Remember – YOU can also volunteer to make this event happen in future weeks. PLEASE follow the link on the home page & make a difference.
Parkrun day or Saturday as normal folk call it dawned to reveal dry, bright and breezy conditions and a managable temperature for running. It was a nice change for the two of us to be able to walk across from Llanbadarn. Whilst we are not new to Aber parkrun it is always great to be back at what has to be one of the friendliest runs we have done. Even if we have driven over 220 miles to be with family this weekend it counts for the carbon footprint if we can walk to a parkrun???
THIS week 124 runners, joggers, walkers, completed the out and back plus 3 laps of Plascrug.
There were 16 first timers to the course, including 2 who chose this as their first ever parkrun. Welcome to parkrun - Megan RODGERS and Tom MORRISSEY. Hope it is one you will remember. Don’t expect cake every week!!!
Visitors today included people from Bangor, Leamington Spa, Scunthorpe & Wycombe Forest amongst others. We hope you all enjoyed it and come back soon.
An incredible 21 of you recorded new Personal Bests. Congratulations one & all.
There were milestones this week with Daniel WARRENDER reaching 10 parkruns and gaining his white junior shirt.
Reaching her 50th parkrun today was Liz LINE whose other 49 runs have all been at Daventry parkrun
Evan DWYER reached the 100 club with all of his runs being here at Aberystwyth not forgetting his 66 Junior parkruns also taking place at Plascrug.
David DWYER was first over the line in 16:52 which was not only a PB but also the heighest age grade score of 82.11%
Llyr AB EINION was second over the line in 17:49 with a new PB
Edward LAND was third in a time of 19:04
Eloise R STRADLING a 1st time visitor from Farnham Runners was the first lady over the line in a time of 21:47
Ruth FLATMAN was second in 23:04
Rachel DONNISON was third in 23:25
Aberystwyth parkrun started on 1st September 2012 and since then 4253 different runners have completed 27,719 runs covering a total distance of 137,975km, and there have been 4,852 Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Laura JESKA in a time of 17:38
The male record is held by Adam BITCHELL in a time of 15:12
The Age Grade course record is held by Anita WORTHING wih 88.72%
This week there were 7 UNKNOWNS – All you have to do is register yourself with parkrun once & once only & then DFYB……. PLEASE if you didn’t hand your finish token in can you let one of the organising team have it back next week. We need to re-use each & everyone token every week!!!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Aberystwyth parkrun website.
Thanks for allowing us to share your parkrun this morning. Stay healthy and hope we will see some of you when we return over the Christmas break!!!
Paul & Rachel