Christmas and New Year’s Day

Please note that as Xmas Day and New Year's Day are on Fridays, we will not be holding additional parkruns on those days.

We will, of course, be holding the regular Saturday parkruns as normal this year (on Boxing Day Saturday 26th December, and Saturday 2nd January)!

 

It’s official!

Our new Aberystwyth Junior parkrun starts on Sunday 3rd May!!!!


Announcing the start of Aberystwyth junior parkrun

Aberystwyth junior parkrun starts 3 May 2015

We are delighted to announce the launch of Aberystwyth junior parkrun on Sunday 3rd May, 9:00am atPlas Crug Park, Aberystwyth. We hope you'll be able to join us for the launch.

 

Sweatshop monthly prize-winners

Well done to the most recent prize-winners Helen Williams and Roger Bennett who were awarded a new pair of shoes thanks to the generosity of parkrun sponsors Sweatshop.

Helen is a parkrun stalwart who has been participating regularly since we started. She is also a regular volunteer - and sends her husband Clive along to volunteer if she can't attend herself! She is a great encouragement to others and typifies the parkrun spirit.

Roger is a back-of-the-pack runner who has to try harder than most to improve his running times, but improve he has! However he can often be seen sacrificing a potential PB to coax a slower new runner round the course. A regular volunteer, he often takes photographs while marshaling and these have been very popular with our parkrunners.

Well done both!

 

Anniversary Event 7th September

Only one more Saturday left to increase your points total - the final run for this year is next Saturday, 31st August, and the following Saturday, 7th September, will be the Anniversary Event - the first event of our second year, and after the run we will present medals to the top 3 male and female points winners - see the report below to find out who's in the running. There will also be cakes..............!

 

Sweatshop Monthly prizewinners 2013

We're delighted to announce that Leo Lewis and Paul McCann have been the recipients of our monthly prizes for January and February, generously supported by Sweatshop.

Each prize is a free pair of running shoes fitted out at a Sweatshop store. Both winners have been regular parkrunners since we started in September 2012 and both have shown great improvements to their times. We hope their new shoes will help keep the progress going, or at least make the training sessions a little easier!

 

 

Event 21

Our 21st event - we've come of age! A bitterly cold day with a north-east wind, but at least it was dry. Many thanks to the marshals who stood in the cold and had numb fingers & toes by the end, and well done to all the runners - 55 finishers sets a new record for attendance, and bodes well for 2013. Well done, also, to the 2 dogs, and to the lady who walked / jogged for 3k before pulling out - it's a good start, please come again! Good to see a few juniors as well, many setting excellent times.

 

NEW YEAR’S DAY PARKRUN

Hi parkrunners

Just to confirm there will be an Aberystwyth parkrun on Tuesday, New Year's Day, 9am start as usual, despite it not yet being listed on the compendium. Hope to see you there!

Aberystwyth parkrun team

 

New Year’s Day parkrun!

We are holding a parkrun in Aberystwyth on New Year's Day (weather permitting, of course), so why not get straight on with those resolutions and start 2013 with a friendly 5k - better still, bring your friends (with barcodes please!).

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all Aberystwyth parkrunners from the Aberystwyth team - we look forward to a busy 2013!

 

November’s Sweatshop prizewinner

Congratulations to Emily Brown who was awarded the monthly prize of a Sweatshop voucher for a pair of shoes, complete with fitting. Emily is one of our regular parkrun attenders and is also on the volunteer rota. She is a Junior runner who has made a huge improvement to her 5k time.

 

22nd December – another wet run!

Yes, another puddle-jumping competition today complete with ID barcodes turned to papier mache - even the laminated ones were hard for the scanner to read through the raindrops! Our Aberystwyth parkrunners are a hardy lot though, and the turnout was better than expected considering everyone is in panic mode for Xmas shopping. The mild temperature made it reasonably comfortable for running and marshalling despite the rain, and some runners even sneaked in a PB - must have been aquaplaning! Congratulations to all who attended, runners and marshals alike.

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