Bodelwyddan Castle closure

Thank you so much to all the people who visited us at the last event on Saturday, we are extremely grateful to all our volunteers for their support over the last 10 months.

We are working to find an alternative location and this will be released in due course.

See you soon, thanks Bodelwyddan parkrun team.

 

Important information

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It is with great sadness that we have to announce that next week will be our last parkrun at Bodelwyddan Castle, the castle is closing at the end of the month and therefore we are unable to continue.

We would like to pass on our hearfelt thanks to the staff at the castle who have enabled us to continue over the last few months whilst they have been uncertain about what is happening.

We have got a few ideas about potential sites to move to but it will take a couple of months to get sorted so please bare with us, we can't guarantee a hill though!

Thank you to all our volunteers and parkrunners for their support, and we have made lots of friends over the months.

Next week we hope you will join us for cake and we will be back as soon as we can.

All the best Eva, Sarah and Dave.

 

Guest review Bod Castle #20

Bodelwyddan Castle parkun #20 (part 3)

So after the shenanigans of the past couple of weeks Bodelwyddan parkrun number twenty got off to a flying start this weekend, with no snow, ice or winds whatsoever, no drainage problems on site, and instead a lovely warm February morning – who knew such a thing was possible!

The waffly bit..

I’d first intended to come across to Bodelwyddan two weeks back but ended up diverting to Crosby instead as snow cancelled play at the first outing - Having set off from Pontefract this morning fairly early for this one we had an easy journey across – still being slightly paranoid about cancellations, we ended up arriving a tad early (just in case!).

This gave us chance to have a wander round the site and take it all in:

Castle – Check

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Unexpected Test Trenches – Check

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Sunny Day - Check

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Course already set up on arrival! - Check

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Flattish course, mainly grass - nope, you’ve been listening to the wrong people..

‘Challenging’ hill up to the wooded section (twice) Most definitely - check!

Really enjoyed the run this morning - you’ve a lovely parkrun community here, Amazing surroundings, great views, and I’ll even forgive the pain of getting back up that hill for the second time for a finish funnel that looks like this..

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The Statty Bit:

A massive congratulations to ten people who got to run parkrun for the first time ever! Robert WRIGHT,Lorna BRENNAN, Natasha DYCHE, Robert GREEN, Heather POWELL, Eiry READ, Elfryn Wyn JONES, Elin LUCKOCK, Yvonne HUNTER & Danielle HEWITT! I’m sure they’ll be back, especially if you keep the parkrun weather fairy happy.

Our First Finisher Bryn WOODALL of Colwyn Bay AAC came through in a superfast 18:06, not only breaking his own PB for the course by over a minute, but also recording the second fastest time since the course record was set at the first event!

The First Female Finisher this morning was Bethan DOWSETT at 20:57 in third position, again setting a course PB and taking nearly 30-seconds off her last run here.

Quite some going here – with both Bryn and Bethan competing in the 15-17 age group – awesome work guys!

Visitors from far and wide this morning – Croydon, South Africa, and West Yorkshire* massively representing today, with runners from Holmfirth Harriers & Hyde Park Harriers** from Leeds making up more than 12% of the field!

We had total of 109 runners at the event of which a massive 34 of you set new Course PB’s today! So congratulations to: (deep breath): Bryn WOODALL, Joshua CEREFICE,
Bethan DOWSETT, Rob JACKSON, Tom BRERETON, Dean BINNS, Robin GREENLAND, Richard OWENS, Alan WEBSTER, Elen BAUGH, Helen ASHWORTH, John RAE, Michael OWEN, Simon PARKER, Joe SHELLEY, Rosemary ROGERS, David HALL, Gwenan JOHNSON, Elspeth FERGUSSON, Jonathan DAVIES, Louise PHILLIPS, Connor BOWERS, Mark BOWERS, Emily HARMAN, Christine PLANT, Laura CAMPBELL, Julie DAVIES, David THOMAS, Helen WILLIAMS, Richard WILLIAMS, Lisa GRAY, Gareth THOMAS, Fiona MARSTON, Abi HEWITT,

The event was made possible by your awesome volunteer team:
Gillian BREESE, Philip BREWER, Eva BREWER, Jan CARFOOT, Louise CLAYBROOK, Gary COUPE, Janette GREENHALGH, Natalie PARKER, Robert PARRY, Trudi PARRY, Meirion Wyn ROBERTS, Sarah TAIT, David G WILLIAMS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bodelwyddan Castle parkrun Results Page.

The Male record holder is Jack Pickett who recorded a time of 17:17 at Event 1 on 18/8/18). The Female record holder is Gemma MOORE who recorded a time of 20:35 at Event 15 on 1/12/18) The Age graded record holder is Ann D’ALBUQUERQUE who recorded an WAVA Age Graded percentage of 81.36 % with a time of 26:55 at Event 5 15/9/18.

Tom Elcock

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Bodelwyddan Castle parkrun #20

16th February 2019

*possibly slightly biased but it seemed like a big proportion for Wales!
** this is my club! And I didn’t even realise until the results were published!

 

Bace Fitness at Bodelwyddan

This Saturday we welcomed a number of runners from Denbigh based Bace Fitness, the group have finished their 0-5km programme and celebrated by completing our parkrun, well done everyone! Pete your jumper is in our store cupboard :-)

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Just a reminder that this weekend, 15th December is our Xmas celebration as we don't return until 12th January, it would be great if people can bring treats and dress up.

This week 87 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Simon BONFIELD • Vicky CORTVRIEND • Eva BREWER • Gareth HUGHES • Michael DAVIS • John RAE • Sarah TAIT • Mark JONES • John Llewelyn THOMAS • Jan CARFOOT • Philip BREWER • David G WILLIAMS • Richard JONES-ABBAS • Meirion Wyn ROBERTS • Gillian BREESE • Tomos JONES-ABBAS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bodelwyddan Castle parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Jack PICKETT who recorded a time of 17:17 on 18th August 2018 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Gemma MOORE who recorded a time of 20:35 on 1st December 2018 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann D'ALBUQUERQUE who recorded 81.36% (26:55) on 15th September 2018 (event number 5).

Bodelwyddan Castle parkrun started on 18th August 2018. Since then 1,003 participants have completed 1,722 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,610 km, including 337 new Personal Bests. A total of 97 individuals have volunteered 258 times.

 

Welcome to our parkrun partners!

This weekend saw the start of our new partnership with Ysbyty Glan Clwyd to promote activity and also to build on the social side of running which is very much the ethos of parkrun and Run Wales. We were really pleased to be asked to partner with the hospital to encourage visitors and staff to come along and walk, jog or run with us.

As always our amazing volunteers welcomed all the participants and made them feel part of the family from the outset. We hope to get some running groups started to build on the link so expect to see more people enjoying the fantastic opportunity that parkrun gives.

It certainly was a great morning right from the double rainbow at the start but it was a day for firsts, most notably the female course record was broken by Gemma Moore who recorded a time of 20:35! Well done Gemma.

There were many first timers, not only to our event but first ever parkrun so well done to Paul Fleming, Alfie Hughes, Tom Rettie, Geraint Parry, Reggie Park, Johnathon Davies, Colin Park, Lorraine Gray, Ellie Hughes, Nicola Roberts, Laura Campbell, Abbie Lilly, Louise Phillips, Julie Davies, Jamie Johnson - welcome to the parkrun family!

There were a lot of pb's too - see that hill makes you stronger :-)

But importantly well done to everyone for coming, it's great to be able to get to know people's names and see such a difference in many of you over the weeks.

Don't forget it's our Xmas special on 15th so make sure your dress up (including volunteers), donations of mince pies, treats etc most welcome.

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This week 122 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Emma-Jane HOSKING • Eva BREWER • Katie BONFIELD • Mark JONES • Richard TURNER • John CROSSLEY • John Llewelyn THOMAS • Janice PRICE • Julie MARTIN • Philip BREWER • Amelia BREWER • David G WILLIAMS • Denis NEWE • Meirion Wyn ROBERTS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bodelwyddan Castle parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Jack PICKETT who recorded a time of 17:17 on 18th August 2018 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Gemma MOORE who recorded a time of 20:35 on 1st December 2018 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann D'ALBUQUERQUE who recorded 81.36% (26:55) on 15th September 2018 (event number 5).

Bodelwyddan Castle parkrun started on 18th August 2018. Since then 981 participants have completed 1,635 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,175 km, including 315 new Personal Bests. A total of 93 individuals have volunteered 242 times.

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