Event 137 – Report 9th October 2010

 A first win and an eleventh win...

Today, we had 207 finishers; among them we had 40 PBs and 23 first timers.

Since Cardiff parkrun started back in February 2008, we've had 2713 runners from 170 different clubs complete the race 14876 times covering a distance of 74380 kilometers.


In the men’s race, Mark Palser (
Les Croupiers RC) and Andrew Mark Reynolds (Neath Harriers) were leading the way coming up to the 2km mark. Closely behind were Simon John Williams (Unattached), Oliver M Williams (Unattached) and Ed Takata (Cardiff ACC). Approaching the loop, Elliot Slade (Unattached) was running in 7th place, but by the time he had come back through the crossroads, he had moved up to third. Over the last 1.5km, Elliot made his move, overtaking Mark and Andrew, eventually winning by 5 seconds. Congratulations go to Elliot for winning for the first time on his 26th appearance.

 

 


1st

Elliot SLADE

Unattached

16:59

 

2nd

Mark PALSER

Les Croupiers RC

17:04

 

3rd

Andrew Mark REYNOLDS

Neath Harriers

17:09

New PB!

4th

Simon John WILLIAMS

Unattached

17:53

 

5th

Oliver M WILLIAMS

Unattached

18:07

 

6th

Edward R TAKATA

Cardiff AAC

18:14

 

7th

Robert JACKSON

Unattached 

18:15

 

8th

Paul SPEYER

Brackla Harriers

18:29

 

9th

Matt GOVIER

Unattached

18:33

New PB!

10th

Jeffrey COX

Unattached

18:36

 

11th

Michael DURY

Islwyn RC

18:38

 

12th

Doug NICHOLLS

Unattached

18:39

First Timer!

13th

Richard WILDER

San Domenico RRC

19:00

 

 

In the women’s race, Sally Wilder led from the start. Approaching the 2km mark, Sally had a large lead over Angharad Rhys (Unattached) and Ruth Barrett (San Domenico). Coming back through the loop and passing the 3km mark, Sally Wilder (San Domenico) was just behind her husband Richard Wilder, but went on to beat him by 15 seconds. Meanwhile, Ruth Barrett had now overtaken Angharad Rhys to take second place, and it remained that way to the finish. Claire Beatty (Les Croupiers RC) and Sasha Macken (Les Croupiers RC) finished 4th and 5th respectively, in a time of under 23 minutes.


1st

Sally WILDER

San Domenico RRC

18:46

 

2nd

Ruth BARRETT

San Domenico RRC

21:31

 

3rd

Angharad RHYS

Unattached

21:46

 

4th

Claire BEATTY

Les Croupiers RC

22:34

 

5th

Sasha MACKEN

Les Croupiers RC

22:52

New PB!

 

In today's Age Graded performances, Elliot SLADE recorded a performance of 81.94%. 


The biggest improvement on the day went to Gary DAVIES (Unattached) by 585 secs.
There were several others who improved by over 1 minute: Matt FISHER (Unattached) 142 secs; Ricardo CASSIS (Unattached) 91 secs; Dave ELIAS (Unattached) 75 secs; Sharon GROTHER Unattached) 72 secs; Kevin David BURT (Unattached) 62 secs.
 

Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were Peter HANNA (Unattached), Harri WATT (Unattached), Osian RHYS (Unattached), James HANNA (Unattached), Matthew GRANTHAM (Unattached) and Daniel PEMBERTON (Unattached) in the male Jnr 14 Age Group.

In the female Jnr 14 age group were Harri TATNELL (Unattached), Georgia MORGAN (Unattached), Chloe THOMAS (Unattached), Lena MEISTER (Unattached) and Hayle CALTABIANO (Unattached).

At the other end of the spectrum we had Errol ALEXIS (Les Croupiers) and James JOHNSON (Unattached) in the VM70-74 category.

 

In the points competition, Oliver M WILLIAMS has a lead of 28 points over second placed Alistair WOOD. Wendy OWEN leads Stephanie DAVIES by 156 points in the ladies competition.
 


Men

Ladies

Oliver M WILLIAMS

2466

Wendy OWEN

2600

Alistair WOOD

 

Event 136 – Report 2nd October 2010

 The return of the Cardiff parkrun news…

 

Today, we had 240 finishers; among them we had 68 PB’s recorded, and 21 first timers.

Since Cardiff parkrun started back in February 2008, we've had 2690 runners from 170 different clubs completing the race 14669 times covering a distance of 73345 kilometers.

 

A very quick pack of 12 men started well passing the 1km mark, with Luke Mason (Wye Valley Runners), Ieuan Thomas (Cardiff AAC), Nathaniel Lane (Cardiff AAC) James Mills (Cardiff AAC) and Stuart CREES (Les Croupiers) pushing hard at the front. Returning through the park loop and crossing the 3km mark, Ieuan Thomas, Nathaniel Lane and James Mills had gained a good sized lead over Nicholas Wood (Dartford Harriers AC) who was leading the second pack with Julian Baker (Les Croupiers). The majority of runners in this group had created the initial pace at the start of the race and held on strong throughout the course, which showed as Abde Tule finished 10th nearly a minute ahead of the next group led by Stacey Morgan (Croft Ambrey AC).
In his 2nd appearance, Ieuan THOMAS (Cardiff AAC) won for the 1st time in a time of 15:23. Nathaniel Robert LANE (Cardiff AAC) took second by 4 seconds recording 15:27, with James MILLS, (Cardiff AAC) finishing third in a time of 15:32.

 


1st

Ieuan THOMAS

Cardiff AAC

15:23

 

2nd

Nathaniel Robert LANE

Cardiff AAC

15:27

 

3rd

James MILLS

Cardiff AAC

15:32

New PB!

4th

Nicholas WOOD

Dartford Harriers AC

15:53

New PB!

5th

Julian BAKER

Les Croupiers RC

15:55

New PB!

6th

Luke MASON

Wye Valley Runners

16:00

New PB!

7th

Sam WADE

Phoenix Athletics and Triathlon Club

16:08

First Timer!

8th

Stuart CREES

Les Croupiers RC

16:12

New PB!

9th

Johnathan MORGAN

Newport Harriers AC

16:24

New PB!

10th

Abde TULE

Newport Harriers AC

16:27

First Timer!

11th

Stacey MORGAN

Croft Ambrey RC

17:20

First Timer!

12th

Scott HOWELL

Les Croupiers RC

17:31

New PB!

13th

Gareth THOMAS

Cardiff Triathletes

17:37

 

14th

Ian WITHERS

Cardiff AAC

17:39

 

15th

Michael DURY

Islwyn RC

17:44

 

16th

Mick MCGEOCH

Les Croupiers RC

17:47

New PB!

17th

Steffen SCHOLZ

Les Croupiers RC

17:48

New PB!

18th

Andy LANE

Newport and East Wales Triathlon

17:49

 

19th

David REYNOLDS

Bitton Road Runners

17:51

New PB!

20th

Oliver M WILLIAMS

Unattached

17:55

 

21st

Nicola KNAPP

Abertillery Achilles AC

17:56

 

Event 111 – Report 10th April 2010

The Sun brings them out in their 100’s ~ quite literally as we smash our previous biggest field with 227 finishers ….

 

Event 110 – Report 3rd April 2010

 

The start of April saw the return to the normal course for Cardiff parkrun 110 after 3 months on the temporary course. Our runners were treated to almost perfect conditions as well as the return to normal, and this brought out the best in some of our runners as we had our 2nd biggest field with 185 finishers, among them we had 57 PB’s recorded, and 26 first timers today.
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Since Cardiff parkrun started back in February 2008, we've had 1935 runners from 142 different clubs record a total of 2374 PB's, this gives us a total of 9489 runs completed adding up to a total distance covered of 47445 Kms.
 
 
In the Men’s event, it was Steve Paterson (San Domenico) and Ed Takata (Cardiff AAC) that led the way through the 600m point, they were closely followed by Chris Discombe (Les Croupiers), there was then a gap back to a group which formed a string of Richard Wilder (Les Croupiers), Stuart Crees (Les Croupiers), Jonathan Barnes (Wye Valley Runners), Lian Davies (Unattached), Phil George (Les Croupiers), Peter Crane (Neath Harriers) and Moses Tutesigensi (Cardiff Uni). As they entered the Playing fields and passed through about the 1 ½ km point it was Steve who had gained a small advantage over Ed, there was then a gap back to Chris in third but he was staying steady and slowly closing the gap down on the 2 in front. There was now a group of 3 together behind, made up of Stuart, Richard and Jonathan, they were then strung out behind with gaps between each of Phil, Lian, Peter, Richie Bullen (Les Croupiers) and Dave Headon (Les Croupiers). As they rounded the Nursery loop for the first time in 2010 Chris had continued his charge and had moved past Ed and then Steve, so as they approached the last mile it was Chris leading very slightly over Steve, but there was now a significant gap back to Ed. There had been some movement behind as well, as Phil had now moved himself up on to the shoulder of Stuart as Richard and Jonathan shadowed them. Richie was next to show, followed by Peter and Lian, there was then a gap back to Dave, with Nick Dukes (Les Croupiers) also starting to show. As they entered the last 200m they had really been strung out, Chris was now well clear and out of sight as Steve maintained 2nd, Stuart was now in 3rd place and still being chased by Phil. Next to follow was Jonathan, Richard and then Ed and Peter had managed to get himself back past Richie. These positions stayed the same through to the finish.
 
1st
Chris Discombe
Les Croupiers
15:37
New PB
2nd
Steve Paterson
San Domenico
15:53
 
3rd
Stuart Crees
Les Croupiers
16:34
 
4th
Phil George
Les Croupiers
16:42
New PB
5th
Richard Wilder
Les Croupiers
16:46
 
6th
Jonathan Barnes
Wye Valley Runners
16:49
New PB
7th
Ed Takata
Cardiff AAC
17:05
 
8th
Peter Crane
Neath Harriers
17:12
New PB
9th
Richie Bullen
Les Croupiers
17:17
 
10th
Lian Davies
Unattached
17:30
 
11th
Dave Headon
Les Croupiers
17:37
New PB
12th
Nick Dukes
Les Croupiers
17:42
 
13th
Oliver Williams
Unattached
17:55
 
14th
Scott Howell
Les Croupiers
18:04
 
15th
Dan Whaites
Unattached
18:13
 
16th
Sylvie Lloyd (SW)
Unattached
18:13
New PB
17th
David Crane
Neath Harriers
18:21
 
18th 
Ruth Tyler   (SW)
Les Croupiers
18:33
New PB
19th
Alun Wyn Evans
Unattached
18:39
 
20th 
Gary Brown
Penarth & Dinas Runners
18:41
New PB
21st 
Scott Hemmens
Les Croupiers
18:46
New PB
22nd  
James Moyer
Unattached
18:54
 
23rd
Clara Evans (JW)
Hereford & County AC
18:55
 
24th
Mark Richmond
Pegasus AC
18:56
New PB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the Ladies event, Sylvie Lloyd (Unattached) was making her first appearance for a few weeks having been working in London and made her intentions clear, as they passed through the first 600m she had Clara Evans (Hereford & County AC) for company, there was then a small gap back to Ruth Tyler (Les Croupiers). We then had a significant gap back to the next runner – Heather Graz (Unattached) who was tucked up nicely within a group of men; there was then a further gap back to Sally Haselhurst (San Domenico) who also had a group of men for company. With the first mile done Sylvie was now on her own but not yet fully clear as Ruth was determined to try and hang on, Clara was now in 3rd place, with Heather and Sally maintaining their positions. The nursery loop was now complete and they were on the way home, as they entered the final mile it was still the same situation with Sylvie in front and Ruth keeping her in sight. Clara was still in 3rd but the gap was starting to come down as both Heather and Sally trying to close their relative gaps. Entering the final 200m Sylvie had now taken full control and had clear daylight between herself and Ruth, Clara still had a healthy advantage in 3rd with Heather in 4th, but Sally was starting to close in but unfortunately was now running out of course, and that’s how it stayed until the end.  
 
1st
Sylvie Lloyd 
Unattached
18:13
New PB
2nd
Ruth Tyler
Les Croupiers
18:33
New PB
3rd
Clara Evans
Hereford & County AC
18:55
 
4th
Heather Graz
Unattached
19:14
New PB
5th
Sally Haselhurst
San Domenico
19:26
 
6th
Liz Ashton
Les Croupiers
21:37
 
7th
Joanne Tucker
Les Croupiers
21:57
New PB
8th
Liz Sowter
Les Croupiers
22:04
 

Cardiff Parkrun 109 – 27 March 2010

The race director is racing in Berlin this weekend so you will have to read my ramblings again!

It was a bright morning and quite still so there the conditions were good for the parkrunners.

In his thirtieth parkrun Nick Dukes (Les Croupiers) got his first win and to top it all he was rewarded with a 2 second PB in 16:42.  Pushing him at the finish - just 7 seconds behind - was Matthew Gurmin (Swansea Harriers).

Eighth in the race was Beckie Woodland (South London Harriers). This was her 12th parkrun but her first in Cardiff. Her 18:03 clocking gave her second on the all-time Cardiff list and her fastest parkrun.

We had 157 finishers this week with 31 first timers and 28 PBs.

Age Graded ~ The best Age Grade performance this week went to Beckie Woodland with 81.99%.

 
Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were in the Junior 14 group - they were Jack Fear (Newport Harriers), Zoe Hollway (Cwmbran) and Matthew Grantham, Daniel Greaves, Katie Long, Olivia Hiscocks and Joanna Diffey (all Unattached). Once again, Errol Alexis (Les Croupiers) in the VM70-74 category was the oldest.

 
In the points competition the early leaders in the Ladies competition are Wendy Owen 562, last year's winner Stephanie Davies 475, Juliet Sidney 442 and Sarah Francis 437.  In the Men's competition the current leader is Andrew Blair 477, followed by Paul Morris 464, Dominic Shields 455 and Alistair Wood 448.
 
 
Not forgetting all those who gave up their time this morning to help make today’s run possible ~ Alan BLADEN, Andrew SEDGMOND, Caroline DALLIMORE, David E WILLIAMS, Derek WILLIAMS, Des DAVIES, Eirian ARWYN, Howard OWEN, Jen SALTER, John GRIFFIN, Katie BEECHER, Liz ASHTON, Matthew TOWNSEND, Nick DALLIMORE, Steve OWEN, Wouter POORTINGA and Jeff ASTON.

 
A big thank you to everyone who has supported us here at Cardiff parkrun and helped us develop and grow, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please remember to tell your friends and family about our event.
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Don’t forget – every Saturday 9.00am on the Taff Trail alongside Tesco Extra – Western Avenue.
 
Why not join us for Coffee after in the Coffee Shop at Tesco.
 
See you next week.

Jeff
 

 

Event 102 Report – 6 February 2010

 

 

The regular report writer is away in Spain so I have the pleasure this week!

At 9am the temperature at the start of Cardiff parkrun 102 was 5 degrees.  With there being no wind to speak of, the conditions could be described as nearly perfect.  Ed Takata and Nat Lane (both Cardiff AAC) took it up from the start.  They had completely different agendas today.  Ed was looking for his tenth win in our second parkrun year (this finishes next week) while Nat was running the parkrun as the first half of a 10k time trial.

At the finish Ed was 5 seconds ahead in 16:06 (only 6 seconds off his best time here).  Meanwhile Nat immediately stopped and ran the course again!

These two had more than a minute's lead over the next group comprising Mark Palser (Les Croupiers) 17:16, Elliot Slade (Unattached) 17:20, Richard Wilder (Les Croupiers) 17:30 and Stephen Morris (Wrexham) 17:32.

The women's race was more of a procession as Sally Haselhurst (San Domenico) got her 4th PB in 5 runs to record 19:02.  Following Sally were Rhian Hampson-Jones (Highgate) with her first parkrun in 19:42, then Rosie Richards (Brecon) 21:48 and Claire Beatty (Les Croupiers) 21:50.

This was our second highest attendance at 182.  Our second anniversary is in 2 weeks' time so maybe we will see more than 200.

There were 30 first timers and 28 PBs.  The following all recorded a PB of more than a minute - Sheryll Gail Holley 272 seconds, Spencer Clarke 260 seconds, Michael Gibbons 121 seconds, Elain Diosi 113 seconds, Rosie Richards (Brecon) 105 seconds, Dai Gorwill 101 seconds, Neil B Williams 86 seconds, Andrew James Jones 83 seconds and Julia Abbott 68 seconds.

Once again the Age Grade performance top spot this week went to Sandy Johnston (Les Croupiers) {VM60-64} with 83.65%. There were another seven another 80%+ performances this week - Mick Tabor (Les Croupiers) {VM55-59} 81.99%, Ron Morris (San Domenico) {VM60-64} 81.80%, David Coles (Les

Croupiers) {VM50-54} 81.12%, Huw Roberts (Bridgend) {VM50-54} 80.91%, Nat Lane (Cardiff) {SM30-34} - with his first run - 80.64%, Elliot Slade (Unattached) {JM15-19} 80.29% and the race winner Ed Takata {SM20-24} 80.12%.  Incidentally Nat completed his second run in about 16:15!

 
Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were Nikita John (Unattached), Julia Abbott (Unattached) and Jordan Bowen (Unattached) in the Jnr 14 Age Group. While at the other end of the spectrum we had Errol Alexis (Les Croupiers) in the VM70-74 category.
 
In the points competition we are now using the new system that allows you to collect the top score of 100 pts on a maximum of 3 occasions for Volunteering. That means in the Ladies Competition Steph Davies (Pontypridd Roadents) has an unassailable 221 pts lead over Eirian Arwyn (Les Croupiers). While in the Men’s top spot is held by Glyn Sansom (San Domenico) who leads by 903 pts over Phil Bristow (San Domenico).
 
 
Not forgetting all those who gave up their time this morning to help make today’s run possible ~ Nick DUKES; Andrew SEDGMOND; Jenny HUGHES; Sylvie LLOYD; David PROUD; Brendan JONES; Eirian ARWYN; Alan BLADEN; Jo HENDRY; Neil HENDRY; Mick McGeoch; Juliet SIDNEY; Howard BROWN; Stephen OWEN and Jeff ASTON
 
 
 
A big thank you to everyone who has supported us here at Cardiff parkrun and helped us develop and grow, we look forward to seeing you again in

the future. Please remember to tell your friends and family about our event.
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Don’t forget – every Saturday 9.00am on the Taff Trail alongside Tesco Extra – Western Avenue.
 
Why not join us for Coffee after in the Coffee Shop at Tesco.
 
See you next week.

Jeff
 

 

Event 101 – Report 30th January 2010

 

Over the Christmas and New Year period we had seen the numbers drop off slightly, then we had our Record field last week for our 100th Edition, so what would be in store for Cardiff parkrun 101? It was dry morning and the sun was trying to break through, there was no real wind to speak of, but it was a touch on the cold side, there were one or two patches of frost and the odd dusting of snow, but we took precautions at the turn around point on put down some salt, but once again this didn’t seem to have too much of an outcome on our performances today, we had 166 finishers, among them we had 22 PB’s recorded, and 22 first timers today.
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Since Cardiff parkrun started back in February 2008, we've had 1696 runners from 131 different clubs record a total of 2043 PB's, this gives us a total of 8027 runs completed adding up to a total distance covered of 40135 Kms.
 
 
In the Men’s event, it was Ed Takata (Cardiff AAC) that led the way as they approached the 1 Km marker, Ed had a lead over 2nd place Nick Dukes (Les Croupiers), who in turn had an advantage over Stephen Morris (Wrexham AAC) and Frank Handy (New Forest Runners), there was then a dotted string that followed with Gethin Holland (Aberystwyth AC), followed by Rory Heslop (Unattached), then youngster Matthew Grantham (Unattached), next to show was the group of 6 ~ Robert Wigginton (Unattached), Rob Sage (Les Croupiers), Huw Davies (Unattached), Glyn Sansom (San Domenico), leading lady Sylvie Lloyd (Unattached) and Richard Self (Les Croupiers).They then made their way around the playing fields and past the Millennium Bridge to the turn around and then retraced their steps, as they neared the end of the playing fields and approached the Blackweir Bridge it was still Ed that was clear up front, and Nick was still isolated in 2nd. Behind there was a close battle for 3rd between Stephen, Rory and Frank, there was then a gap back to Gethin who had an advantage over Rob. Next to show was Richard closely followed by Sylvie, with Robert and Matthew giving chase. In the final Km there was no change for the leading 2, as Ed recorded his 25th Win in 67 Cardiff parkrun appearances, Nick held on for a steady 2nd, while Rory moved through to take the final podium spot in a New PB, closely followed by Stephen, Frank had lost ground but held on to 5th as 5 broke the 18:00 barrier. Probably the performance that caught the eye of everyone this morning was that of youngster Matthew who recorded a top 10 finish and ran a PB by 46 secs with a time that places him 4th on the JM14 All time list.
 
1st
Ed Takata
Cardiff AAC
16:40
 
2nd
Nick Dukes
Les Croupiers
17:08
 
3rd
Rory Heslop
Unattached
17:43
New PB
4th
Stephen Morris
Wrexham AAC
17:47
 
5th
Frank Handy
New Forest Runners
17:57
 
6th
Gethin Holland
Aberystwyth AC
18:07
 
7th
Rob Sage
Les Croupiers
18:30
 
8th
Richard Self
Les Croupiers
18:37
 
9th
Matthew Grantham
Unattached
18:48
New PB
10th
Robert Wigginton
Unattached
18:49
New PB
11th
Sylvie Lloyd (SW)
Unattached
18:50
 
 
 
 
In the Ladies event, Sylvie Lloyd (Unattached) was planning to make an attack on her PB with the help of some even pacing from one of the male runners. From the start Sylvie stuck to her intentions and got into the mix with a group of 5 men, behind Libby O’Duffy (Les Croupiers) was trying to keep Sylvie in her sights and take advantage of the pace being set. Maria Zubizarreta (Les Croupiers) was the next to pass, could she close in on her PB set last week? There was then a string of ladies as they were interspersed with their male counterparts, Julia Warner (Cardiff Tri), Aileen Lyons (Unattached), Ladies points’ leader Steph Davies (Pontypridd Roadents), then Jane Lewis (Unattached). Claire Beatty was being closely tracked by Marcia Migay (both Les Croupiers) with Rachel Banfied (Unattached) next to pass. With the next 3Km completed it left the final Km to be negotiated, Sylvie was still managing to shadow her pacer, while Libby was still maintaining sight of our leader, with Club mate Maria still holding 3rd. There was no change behind as Julia and Aileen passed in 4th and 5th respectively, Marcia was moving through the field and had now taken up 6th place and was closing in on Aileen. There was no change at the finish, Sylvie couldn’t quite hang on for her time but still recorded her 6th Win in 7 runs, Libby made good use of the situation and recorded a PB by 7 secs in taking 2nd place, Maria was just outside her time of last week but recorded a podium position once again.
 
1st
Sylvie Lloyd 
Unattached
18:50
 
2nd
Libby O’Duffy
Les Croupiers
19:12
New PB
3rd
Maria Zubizarreta
Les Croupiers
19:42
 
4th
Julia Warner
Cardiff Triathletes
20:57
 
5th
Aileen Lyons
Unattached
21:24
 
6th
Marcia Migay
Les Croupiers
21:34
 
7th
Jane Lewis
Unattached
22:13
 
8th
Jenny Topalian
Les Croupiers
22:35
 
9th
Steph Davies
Pontypridd Roadents
22:41
 
10th
Rachel Banfield
Unattached
22:55
 
 
 
 
 
In the Age Grade performances top spot this week went to Sandy Johnston (Les Croupiers) {VM60-64} with 81.94%. There was another 80%+ performances this week from Libby O’Duffy (Les Croupiers) {VW40-44} with 80.38%;
 
 
 
 
This week we had 1 Age Group Record
 
Libby O’Duffy
WV40-44
19:12
80.38%
Les Croupiers RC


 
 
 
The biggest improvement on the day went to Julia Abbott (Unattached) 127 secs. There were several others who improved by over 1 minute: Luke Lesauteur (Unattached) 117 secs; and Ceri Davies (Unattached) 78 secs.
 
 
 
Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were Matthew Grantham (Unattached), Julia Abbott (Unattached) in the Jnr 14 Age Group. While at the other end of the spectrum we had Errol Alexis (Les Croupiers) in the VM70-74 category.
 
 
 
In the point’s competition we are now using the new system that allows you to collect the top score of 100 pts on a maximum of 3 occasions for Volunteering. That means in the Ladies Competition Steph Davies (Pontypridd Roadents) has a 173 pts lead over Eirian Arwyn (Les Croupiers). While in the Men’s top spot is held by Glyn Sansom (San Domenico) who leads by 818 pts over Phil Bristow (San Domenico).
 
Men
Ladies
Glyn Sansom (San Domenico)
4066 pts
Stephanie Davies (Pontypridd Roadents)
2974 pts
Phil Bristow (San Domenico)
3248
Eirian Arwyn (Les Croupiers)
2801
Ed Takata (Cardiff AAC)
3061
Jen Salter (Les Croupiers)
2272
Dom Shields (San Domenico)
2955
 
 
 
 
Not forgetting all those who gave up their time this morning to help make today’s run possible ~ Derek WILLIAMS; John GRIFFIN; Jeff ASTON; Karen PHILLIPS; John O’SHEA; Andrew M SEDGMOND; David PROUD; Matt TOWNSEND; Eirian ARWYN; Alan BLADEN; Wendy OWEN; Phil BRISTOW; Ron MORRIS; Steve PATERSON; Stephen OWEN and Phil COOK
 
 
 
A big thank you to everyone who has supported us here at Cardiff parkrun and helped us develop and grow, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please remember to tell your friends and family about our event.
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Don’t forget – every Saturday 9.00am on the Taff Trail alongside Tesco Extra – Western Avenue.
 
Why not join us for Coffee after in the Coffee Shop at Tesco.
 
See you next week.
 
Phil
 

Event 100 – Report 23rd January 2010

 

Having planned what our celebrations would be for this mile stone we were just hoping to have more than 100 runners!! As start time approached it became obvious that that was going to be achieved, but how big who the field be? One guess as to the numbers was about 140 but as we were to find out, it was to be more than that. This was also the 2nd week that we were using the temporary course due to the work going on in the park, it was also our 2nd week on Barcode Registration. Weather conditions were fairly good on the whole for Cardiff parkrun 100, it was dry and the sun was trying to come out, there was very little if any wind, but it was a touch on the cold side, there were one or two patches of frost, the worst happened to be on the turn around point, but this didn’t seem to have too much of an outcome on our performances today, we had 193 finishers, among them we had 47 PB’s recorded, and 29 first timers today.
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Since Cardiff parkrun started back in February 2008, we've had 1671 runners from 130 different clubs record a total of 2021 PB's, this gives us a total of 7861 runs completed adding up to a total distance covered of 39305 Kms.
 
 
In the Men’s event, there was a 2 way battle upfront from the off between Steve Paterson (San Domenico) and Ed Takata (Cardiff AAC), with the first Km passed in 3:09 the 2 leaders entered the playing fields with a lead over the chasing Nicholas Wood (Dartford Harriers), who in turn had a gap over Stephen Morris (Wrexham AAC) and Elliot Slade (Unattached), these 2 were closely followed by a group of 7 which included ~ Daniel Stevens (Cardiff AAC), Michael Bool (Cardiff Tri), James Nunn (Cardiff Tri), Gethin Holland (Aberystwyth AC) and Ed Donovan (San Domenico). As they approached the Half Way turn around it was still Steve who had a couple of metres advantage over Ed T, Nicholas was still trying to give chase in 3rd. Elliot had now gained an advantage over Stephen and Ed D, who in turn had a lead over James, Daniel and Gethin. As they made their way back towards the 4km mark and the end of the playing fields for the final time it was Steve who now had a gap over Ed T, Nicholas was still holding 3rd, Ed D had now moved away and was clear in 4th, while behind there was still a 4 way battle ~ Stephen, James, Gethin and Daniel S. Daniel Bodman (Pontypridd Roadents) had now moved into 9th, while Eliot now held 10th place. At the finish Steve had managed to extend his lead over Ed T and record his 10th Win in 14 outings, Nicholas was clear in 3rd and recorded a New PB. Ed D had maintained his advantage over the chasing group in 4th, there was a sprint finish for 5th with James just edging out Stephen, Daniel S was in 7th and making a return to running after a long lay off. Gethin came home in 8th; Daniel B just managed to hold off Elliot to complete the top 10.
 
1st
Steve Paterson
San Domenico
15:57
 
2nd
Ed Takata
Cardiff AAC
16:05
 
3rd
Nicholas Wood
Dartford Harriers
16:39
New PB
4th
Ed Donovan
San Domenico
17:26
 
5th
James Nunn
Cardiff Tri
17:34
 
6th
Stephen Morris
Wrexham AAC
17:35
 
7th
Daniel Stevens
Cardiff AAC
17:40
 
8th
Gethin Holland
Aberystwyth AC
17:45
 
9th
Daniel Bodman
Pontypridd Roadents
17:53
 
10th
Elliot Slade
Unattached
17:55
 
11th
Mikey Bryant
Avon Valley Runners
18:04
 
12th
Rory Heslop
Unattached
18:10
 
13th
Patrick Lees
Cardiff Tri
18:20
 
14th
Michael Bool
Cardiff Tri
18:37
1st Run
15th
Frank Handy
New Forest Runners
18:42
 
16th
Rod Evans
Pontypridd Roadents
18:46
 
17th
Robert Wigginton
Unattached
18:54
 
18th
Jonathan Barnes
Wye Valley Runners
18:57
 
19th
Clara Evans (JW)
Hereford & County AC
18:58
New PB
 
 
 
In the Ladies event, Clara Evans (Hereford & County AC) was first to show as she tracked her personal pacer and also had the benefit of a group of men, in 2nd spot as they approached the playing fields was Maria Zubizarreta (Les Croupiers) who like Clara had the aid of a male pacer. Next to show were Claire Beatty (Les Croupiers), Liz Ashton (Les Croupiers), Marcia Migay (Les Croupiers), Aileen Lyons (Unattached) and Bernadette Hard (Unattached). When they reached the Half way point Clara still had the company of her pacer and mail entourage, there was then a clear gap back to Maria and her help. Behind the group were still together but now in single file interspersed with a few men ~ Claire, Marcia, Liz and Aileen, with Bernadette just off the back. As they prepared to leave the playing fields it was still Clara heading the way, but now she only had her pacer for company, while Maria and companion were still moving through the men and maintaining 2nd place. Claire seemed to have taken charge of 3rd and held a small advantage over Marcia, Liz was in 5th but closely followed by Aileen, while moving through behind was Ros Tabor (Dulwich Runners). At the finish Clara came home in a New PB by 12 secs, breaking 19:00 for the first time and recording her 5th Win in 8 appearances, in 2nd place Maria also recorded a PB by 8 secs. There was a close battle for 3rd between Claire and Marcia, with Claire coming out on top, there was another close finish behind with Aileen (PB by 35 secs) just managing to edge ahead of Liz.
 
1st
Clara Evans 
Hereford & County AC
18:58
New PB
2nd
Maria Zubizarreta
Les Croupiers
19:32
New PB
3rd
Claire Beatty
Les Croupiers
21:07
 
4th
Marcia Migay
Les Croupiers
21:08
 
5th
Aileen Lyons
Unattached
21:14
New PB
6th
Liz Ashton
Les Croupiers
21:15
 
7th
Ros Tabor
Dulwich Runners
21:33
 
8th
Bernadette Hard
Unattached
21:46
 
9th
Naomi Prosser
Hereford & County AC
21:47
 
10th
Sian Evans
Les Croupiers
22:23
 
11th
Steph Davies
Pontypridd Roadents
22:35
 
12th
Janice Coyle
Cardiff Triathletes
22:36
 
 
 
 
100th Event Celebrations,as this was our Centenial event we decided that we would give away 3 awards, to the Winners of the Men’s and Ladies events we presented a bottle of Wine, and to our 100th finisher we presented an engraved glass “100th Cardiff parkrun”.

                             

 

Event 99 – Report 16th January 2010

 

But the result of the snow going was that it left puddles of water on the course as it struggled to drain away, this week also saw us move to our temporary course due to the road construction works going on in the park, we are now using a true out and back course, but hope to return to our normal course fairly soon. Having had to cancel a couple of events over the last few weeks we weren’t sure how many would arrive this week, but it was good to see that w once again managed to get over the 100 mark once again. Despite being a bit wet underfoot the conditions were fairly good, dry, not too much wind and around 6˚C. During this mornings outing we had 8 PB’s recordedamong our 111 finishers, and we had 26 first timers today.
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Since Cardiff parkrun started back in February 2008, we've had 1616 runners from 126 different clubs record a total of 1966 PB's, this gives us a total of 7557 runs completed adding up to a total distance covered of 37785 Kms.
 
 
We were joined today by Lucozade Sports Scientist – Matt Furber. As well as being available to give advice on Nutritional matters, Matt also joined us for a run.
 
 
In the Men’s event, as they passed the 1 km marker it was Matt Furber (Crawley AC) who was first to show, having visited us on several occasions in his Lucozade role this was Matt’s first experience of the Cardiff parkrun course. There was then a significant gap back to a group of 6 ~ Nick Dukes (Les Croupiers), Lian Davies (Unattached), Mikey Bryant (Avon Valley Runners), Ed Donovan (San Domenico), Frank Handy (New Forest Runners), and Moses Tutesigensi (Cardiff Uni). There was then a gap back to Richard Self (Les Croupiers) and Sylvie Lloyd (Unattached) with a further gap back to a now string of runners. Having made there way around the playing fields and headed over to the Millennium Bridge they came to the change in the course, this saw the runners carry on straight past the bridge and then perform an 180˚ turn and retrace their steps. At the turn around it was still Matt that had clear daylight back to the chasing group. The group was now down to 4 ~ Nick, Lian, Ed and Frank; there was a gap back to Mikey who in turn had a gap over Moses, with Richard and Sylvie still in hot pursuit. As they came to the end of the playing fields section for the final time Matt was holding an unassailable lead, the chase group was now down to 2, and for the first time it wasn’t Nick heading it, instead it was Ed who was to the fore with Nick sat behind, not too far off the pace was Lian, with Frank now detached. Mikey was having a now solo run in 6th, while Moses was still being closed down by Richard and Sylvie. At the finish it was a convincing debut Win for Matt which allowed him to have a quick turn around into his official role on behalf of Lucozade. Ed won the battle for 2nd and gained a small advantage over Nick at the end, while Lian came home in 4th. Frank and Mikey held onto their respective positions but in the final Kilometre both Richard and Sylvie managed to overhaul Moses.
 
1st
Matt Furber
Crawley AC
16:22
1st Run
2nd
Ed Donovan
San Domenico
17:29
 
3rd
Nick Dukes
Les Croupiers
17:33
 
4th
Lian Davies
Unattached
17:37
 
5th
Frank Handy
New Forest Runners
18:05
 
6th
Mikey Bryant
Avon Valley Runners
18:22
 
7th
Richard Self
Les Croupiers
18:42
 
8th
Sylvie Lloyd (SW)
Unattached
18:45
 
9th
Moses Tutesigensi
Cardiff Uni
18:59
 
 
 
 
In the Ladies event, first to show as they entered the playing fields was Sylvie Lloyd (Unattached) as she took the challenge to the Men and was in the slipstream of Richard Self (Les Croupiers). Next through was Cheryl Hudgell being closely tracked by Liz Ashton (both Les Croupiers), with Bernadette Hard (Unattached) next to show, there was then a gap back to Marcia Migay (Les Croupiers). At the turn around point it was still Sylvie who was out of sight for the others, it was still Cheryl holding 2nd place but Liz was determined to hang on to her, while Marcia had moved ahead of Bernadette. As they disappeared from the playing fields Sylvie was still heading the field and challenging Richard, Cheryl had managed to open up a gap on Liz, and Marcia was still trying to close the gap. Bernadette was looking safe in 5th but still had Marcia in her sights; making a bit of a charge through was Claire Beatty (Les Croupiers) who had moved up to 6th. There were no positional change from this point to the finish, and Sylvie recorded her 5th Win in 6 outings.
 
1st
Sylvie Lloyd
Unattached
18:45
 
2nd
Cheryl Hudgell
Les Croupiers
20:56
 
3rd
Liz Ashton
Les Croupiers
21:18
 
4th
Marcia Migay
Les Croupiers
21:44
 
5th
Bernadette Hard
Unattached
22:06
 
6th
Claire Beatty
Les Croupiers
22:42
 
7th
Rosie Richards
Brecon AC
23:33
1st Run
 
 
In the Age Grade performances top spot this week went to Sylvie Lloyd (Unattached) {SW20-24} with 78.93%; closely followed by Matt Furber (Crawley AC) {SM25-29} with 78.82%.
 
 
 
This week we had 0 Age Group Record
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The biggest improvement on the day went to Aukse Ward (Unattached) 158 secs. There were several others who improved by over 30 secs: Carl Miller (Unattached) 53 secs; Howard Owen (Unattached) 50 secs; and Tina Rossiter (Unattached) 47 secs.
 
 
 
 
Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were Lian Davies (Unattached); Huw R Davies (Unattached); Sophie McLain (Unattached); and Steph Davies (Pontypridd Roadents) in the Jnr 15-19 Age Group. While at the other end of the spectrum we had Tony Dorsett (Les Croupiers) in the VM65-69 category.
 
 
 
In the point’s competition we are now using the new system that allows you to collect the top score of 100 pts on a maximum of 3 occasions for Volunteering. That means in the Ladies Competition Steph Davies (Pontypridd Roadents) has an 84 pts lead over Eirian Arwyn (Les Croupiers). While in the Men’s top spot is held by Glyn Sansom (San Domenico) who leads by 806 pts over Phil Bristow (San Domenico).
 
Men
Ladies
Glyn Sansom (San Domenico)
3898pts
Stephanie Davies (Pontypridd Roadents)
2792 pts
Phil Bristow (San Domenico)
3092
Eirian Arwyn (Les Croupiers)
2708
Ed Takata (Cardiff AAC)
2862
Jen Salter (Les Croupiers)
2272
Dom Shields (San Domenico)
2832
 
 
 
 
Not forgetting all those who gave up their time this morning to help make today’s run possible ~ Derek WILLIAMS; John GRIFFIN; Jeff ASTON; Katie BEECHER; Neil HENDRY; Eirian ARWYN; Alan BLADEN; Martin James REES; Wouter POORTINGA; Martin PINNELL; Joanna HENDRY; Glyn SANSOM; Matthew TOWNSEND; Stephen OWEN; and Phil COOK.
 
 
A big thank you to everyone who has supported us here at Cardiff parkrun and helped us develop and grow, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please remember to tell your friends and family about our event.
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Don’t forget – every Saturday 9.00am on the Taff Trail alongside Tesco Extra – Western Avenue.
 
Why not join us for Coffee after in the Coffee Shop at Tesco.
 
See you next week.
 
Phil
 

Event 98 – 2nd January 2010

 

But luckily it was only a light covering and didn’t cause any issues on the Course, a Course inspection was done before hand and it was good to go. Whether it was the New Year hangover, the weather or the Old Father Time 5 tomorrow, numbers were down on what we have come to expect for Cardiff parkrun 98. At 8.20am the temperature was around -0.5˚C, apart from this the conditions were once again near perfect, no wind and the sun was out, we just hoped underfoot didn’t slow them down too much. During this mornings outing we had 9 PB’s recordedamong our 73 finishers, and we had 11 first timers today.
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Since Cardiff parkrun started back in February 2008, we've had 1616 runners from 126 different clubs record a total of 1966 PB's, this gives us a total of 7557 runs completed adding up to a total distance covered of 37785 Kms.
 
 
In the Men’s event, as they approached the 1 km marker it was Lewys Winfield Young (Cardiff AAC) who was first to show, and on his return from injury was determined to see just how far down the road to recovery he had come. Lewys had a comfortable advantage over a group of 4 ~ Rob Sage (Les Croupiers), Eddie Hiscocks (Lliswerry Runners), Richard Wilder (Les Croupiers) and Leigh Hiscox (Pontypridd Roadents). As they approached the final Km it was still Lewys out in front and held a clear lead over Leigh who had himself moved clear to take control of 2nd spot, Richard had now moved up into 3rd place, while behind was a close battle for 4th between Rob and Eddie. There was no change at the finish as the top 5 held their positions.
 
1st
Lewys Winfield Young
Cardiff AAC
16:35
 
2nd
Leigh Hiscox
Pontypridd Roadents
17:32
1st Run
3rd
Richard Wilder
Les Croupiers
17:53
 
4th
Rob Sage
Les Croupiers
17:59
 
5th
Eddie Hiscocks
Lliswerry Runners
18:06
 
6th
Phil George
Les Croupiers
18:54
 
7th
Sylvie Lloyd (SW)
Unattached
19:06
 
8th
Moses Tutesigensi
Cardiff Uni
19:08
 
9th
Knill Baird Murray
Penarth & Dinas Runners
19:22
 
10th
Alistair Wood
San Domenico
19:30
 
 
 
 
In the Ladies event, first to show on the approach to the 1 km mark was Sylvie Lloyd (Unattached) as she took the challenge to the Men. Second through was Sally Haselhurst (San Domenico), with Ladies points’ leader Steph Davies (Pontypridd Roadents) holding third spot. There was no positional change from this point to the finish, although there was some change to the gaps between each. Sylvie recorded her 4th Win in 5 outings.
 
1st
Sylvie Lloyd
Unattached
19:06
 
2nd
Sally Haselhurst
San Domenico
19:42
 
3rd
Steph Davies
Pontypridd Roadents
22:52
 
4th
Jayne Nuttall
Pontypridd Roadents
24:43
1st Run
5th
Sasha Macken
Les Croupiers
25:15
 
 
 
 
In the Age Grade performances top spot this week went to Lewys Winfield Young (Cardiff AAC) {SM20-24} with 78.09%.
 
 
 
This week we had 0 Age Group Record
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The biggest improvement on the day went to William Precious (Unattached) 53 secs.
 
 
 
Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were Jack Fear (Newport Harriers); Gethin Jones (Cardiff AAC); Aidan Lovett (Unattached); Cobus McCarthy (Unattached) in the Jnr 14 Age Group. While at the other end of the spectrum we had Errol Alexis (Les Croupiers) in the VM70-74 category.
 
 
 
In the point’s competition we are now using the new system that allows you to collect the top score of 100 pts on a maximum of 3 occasions for Volunteering. That means in the Ladies Competition Steph Davies (Pontypridd Roadents) has a 67 pts lead over Eirian Arwyn (Les Croupiers). While in the Men’s top spot is held by Glyn Sansom (San Domenico) who leads by 791 pts over Phil Bristow (San Domenico).
 
Men
Ladies
Glyn Sansom (San Domenico)
3798pts
Stephanie Davies (Pontypridd Roadents)
2706 pts
Phil Bristow (San Domenico)
3007
Eirian Arwyn (Les Croupiers)
2639
Ed Takata (Cardiff AAC)
2862
Jen Salter (Les Croupiers)
2272
Richard Wilder (Les Croupiers)
2764
Loretta Daley (Les Croupiers)
1877
Dom Shields (San Domenico)
2757
Christine Faulkner (Les Croupiers)
1770
Andy Gardiner (Gloucestershire Police AC)
2647
Tracey Davies (Unattached)
1695
Paulo Simoes (Les Croupiers)
2551
 
 
Ed Donovan (San Domenico)
2543
 
 
 
Not forgetting all those who gave up their time this morning to help make today’s run possible ~ Derek WILLIAMS; John GRIFFIN; Matthew TOWNSEND; Maria ZUBIZARRETA; Jen SALTER; Jeff ASTON; Katie BEECHER; Clare JOHNSON; Andrew SEDGMOND; Eirian ARWYN; Davey PROUD; Alan BLADEN; Erika FITZGIBBON; Ron MORRIS; Mick MCGEOCH; Stephen OWEN and Phil COOK
 
 
A big thank you to everyone who has supported us here at Cardiff parkrun and helped us develop and grow, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please remember to tell your friends and family about our event.
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Don’t forget – every Saturday 9.00am on the Taff Trail alongside Tesco Extra – Western Avenue.
 
Why not join us for Coffee after in the Coffee Shop at Tesco.
 
See you next week.
 
Phil


Cardiff parkrun event statistics

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Events: 641
Finishers: 30,901
Finishes: 275,043
Average finishers per week: 429.1
Volunteers: 1,930
PBs: 43,185
Average finish time: 00:27:18
Average finishes per participant: 8.9
Clubs: 1,434
Female record: Charlotte ARTER – 15:49 – Event 636 ( 1 Feb 2020)
Male record: Ieuan THOMAS – 14:24 – Event 401 (19 Sep 2015)
Age graded record: Martin REES - 99.4% 16:34 – Event 442 (18 Jun 2016)
Stats last updated: Thu 03 Dec 2020 01:44:33 UTC

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