Event 193 – 12th November 2011

Men's placings:
Nick DUKES (SM35-39) of Les Croupiers RC, was first in 16:54 - 4th win in 62nd appearance.
Matthew GURMIN (SM35-39) of Swansea Harriers AC, was second in 16:59 - 1 previous win.
Edward DONOVAN (SM30-34) of Les Croupiers RC, was third in 17:55 - 1 previous win.
 

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Richard WILDER (San Domenico RRC) 3256 pts.
Mark RICHMOND (San Domenico RRC) 2967 pts.
Oliver M WILLIAMS (San Domenico RRC) 2580 pts.
 

Women's placings:
Sally WILDER (SW30-34) of San Domenico RRC, was first (19th overall) in 19:29 - 31st win in 74th appearance.
Liz KIRWAN (SW30-34) of Les Croupiers RC, was second (30th overall) in 20:03 - 2 previous wins.
Lauren REGAN (JW15-19) of Cardiff AAC, was third (54th overall) in 21:16.
 

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sally WILDER (San Domenico RRC) 2860 pts.
Patricia JONES (Brackla Harriers) 2607 pts.
Dawn LAU (Unattached) 2455 pts.
 

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Matthew GURMIN (SM35-39) was graded 79.78 % for the time 16:59 (second overall).
Nick DUKES (SM35-39) was graded 78.50 % for the time 16:54 (first overall).
William DANIELS (VM55-59) was graded 78.07 % for the time 19:41 (23rd overall).
 

This week there were 263 runners, of whom 32 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different athletics clubs took part.

Cardiff parkrun started on 16th February 2008, and since then 4,177 different runners, including participants from 246 athletics clubs, have completed 26,941 runs covering a total distance of 134,705 km, and there have been 6,201 new Personal Bests.

The Women's course record is held by Helen JENKINS who ran in a time of 16:20 on 26th February 2011 (event number 156).
The Men's course record is held by Michael E JOHNSON who ran in a time of 14:40 on 3rd May 2008 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Pat GALLAGHER who recorded a 95.81 % run (21:04) on 25th October 2008 (event number 37).
 

 

Cardiff parkrun over the Festive period

We held them last year as they were Saturday's, please let me know what you think, if enough are interested it could mean the following parkrun's taking place but it will depend on the interest.

The Confirmed Festive Runs :

Saturday 24th December          Christmas Eve

Sunday 25th December            Christmas Day

Saturday 31st December          New Year's Eve
Sunday 1st January                  New Year's Day

 

Event 190 – 22nd October Report

 Event 190 – 22nd October Report

Today, we had 224 runners, of whom 29 were first timers, with 45 PBs recorded. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part. Since Cardiff parkrun started in February 2008, 4,080 different runners, including participants from 239 athletics clubs, have completed 26,154 runs covering a total distance of 130,770 km.

 

In the men’s race, David REES (Swansea Harriers AC) was first in 16:13, recording his fourth win in 13 appearances. 
Rob ATKIN (Bridgend AC) was second in 16:27. 
Peter HART (Southampton AC) was third in 16:35.



In the women’s race, Sally WILDER (San Domenico RRC) was first in a time of 19:13, recording her 29th win in 72 appearances, taking her to the top of the ‘Most Wins’ count. 
Ruth Barrett (San Domenico RRC) was second in 19:24. 
Angharad RHYS (Les Croupiers RC) was third (20th overall) in 20:59.





The best Age Grade scores came from
Nick FROST (Pontypridd Roadents AC) with 84.87%,
 Edwina Margaret TURNER (Les Croupiers RC) with 84.60% and Martin WILLIAMS (Les Croupiers RC) with 82.44 %.

Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were Benjamin Thorne, Peter HANNA and Daniel James MORGAN (all unattached) in the JM14 age category.
At the other end of the spectrum, we had Tony DORSETT (Les Croupiers RC) and Terry VICKERY (unattached) in the VM70-74 category and Annie CONROY (Les Croupiers RC) in the VW65-69 category.

In the points competition, Richard WILDER extends his lead over Mark RICHMOND as Mark didn’t run this weekend. Rob SAGE remains in third but narrows the gap to second. Sally WILDER stretches her lead at the top of the women’s competition, with Patricia JONES and Dawn LAU in second and third place respectively.





Men

Ladies

Richard WILDER

2977

Sally WILDER

2560

Mark RICHMOND

2814

Patricia JONES

2351

Rob SAGE

2381

Dawn LAU

2217


Not forgetting all those who gave up their time this morning to help make today’s run possible ~ Ai-Lin KEE  •  Aine DUNPHY  •  Alan BLADEN  •  Andrew M SEDGMOND  •  Anita HARRIS  •  Claire BEATTY  •  Desmond DAVIES  •  Elio LEPORE  •  Howie BROWN  •  John ROSS  •  John T O'SHEA  •  Karen PHILLIPS  •  Kate SHAW  •  Matthew TOWNSEND  •  Mick MCGEOCH  •  Phil COOK  •  Richard WINKLER  •  Stephen OWEN  •  Stephen PATERSON  •  Terry CAVENEY  •  Wouter POORTINGA



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.

 

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,

Andy

 

 

Event 189 – 15th October Report

 Event 189 – 15th October Report


A good turn out, despite being the day before the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Today, we had 101 runners, of whom 12 were first timers, with 27 PBs recorded. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part. Since Cardiff parkrun started in February 2008, 4,051 different runners, including participants from 236 athletics clubs, have completed 25,930 runs covering a total distance of 129,650 km.

 

In the men’s race, Nicholas WOOD (Dartford Harriers AC) was first in 16:02, recording his first win in 7 appearances. 
Richard WILDER (San Domenico RRC) was second in 17:28. 
Mikey BRYANT (Avon Valley Runners) was third in 17:32.



In the women’s race, Sally WILDER (San Domenico RRC) was first in a time of 20:16, recording her 28th win in 71 appearances. 
Maria RICHARDS (Islwyn RC) was second in 20:37. 
Katie BEECHER (Les Croupiers RC) was third (20th overall) in 20:59.





The best Age Grade scores came from
Nicholas WOOD (Dartford Harriers AC) with 81.29%,
Richard PITCAIRN-KNOWLES (Sevenoaks AC) with 80.55% and
Ronald MORRIS (San Domenico RRC) with 79.92 %.

Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were Peter HANNA (unattached) in the JM14 age category, and Jazmine BRIGANTI (Bridgend AC) and Megan TATNELL (Cardiff AAC) in the JW14 category.
At the other end of the spectrum we had Richard PITCAIRN-KNOWLES (Sevenoaks AC) in the VM75-79 category.

In the points competition, Richard WILDER has overtaken Mark RICHMOND as Mark didn’t run this weekend. Rob SAGE remains in third despite not running. Sally WILDER stretches her lead at the top of the women’s competition, with Patricia JONES and Dawn LAU in second and third place respectively.





Men

Ladies

Richard WILDER

2884

Sally WILDER

2460

Mark RICHMOND

2814

Patricia JONES

2259

Rob SAGE

2289

Dawn LAU

2127


Not forgetting all those who gave up their time this morning to help make today’s run possible ~ Alan BLADEN  •  Alexander CAPLETON  •  Amanda THOMPSON  •  Andrew M SEDGMOND  •  Chris SAUNDERS  •  Derek WILLIAMS  •  James BRUCE  •  Jeff ASTON  •  Jo SKILTON  •  Joanna RANDALL  •  John GRIFFIN  •  Martin RANDALL  •  Martin WILLIAMS  •  Matthew HURFORD  •  Matthew TOWNSEND  •  Paul FURLONG  •  Phil COOK  •  Rhian LLEWELLYN  •  Richard WINKLER  •  Sarah MCCARTHY  •  Simon HAZEL  •  Stephen PATERSON  •  Victoria WOODSFORD



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.

 

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,

Andy

 

 

Event 188 – 8th October Report

 Event 188 – 8th October Report


This week’s decline in numbers coincided with Wales’ victory in the rugby and the Gwent League race on Sunday.

Today, we had 160 runners; among them we had 15 first timers, 42 PBs and representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part. Since Cardiff parkrun started in February 2008, we’ve had 4,039 different runners, including participants from 235 athletics clubs, complete the race 25,829 times covering a total distance of 129,145 km.  

In the men’s race, Rob SAGE (Les Croupiers RC) was first in 16:31, taking his first win in his 61st appearance. Sigmund FRIGATE (unattached) was second, also in a time of 16:31. 
Andrew HODGSON (Brackla Harriers) was third in 16:57.

In the women’s race, Jazmine BRIGANTI (Bridgend AC) was first in 20:44 – taking her first win in her 4th appearance. Ruth TREHARNE (Islwyn RC) was second in 21:52. Kathleen WALKER (unattached) was third in 22:05.



The best Age Grade scores came from
 Sigmund FRIGATE (unattached) with 82.64%,
 Andrew HODGSON (Brackla Harriers) with 80.53% and Elio LEPORE (Les Croupiers RC) with 80.52%.

Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were Matthew Peter TURNBULL (Cardiff AAC), Brandon Connor HOLLEY and Benjamin THORNE (both unattached) in the JM14 age category,
In the JW14 category were Jazmine BRIGANTI (Bridgend AC) and Bethany SELF (unattached).
At the other end of the spectrum we had Clare JOHNSON (Les Croupiers) in the VW65-69 category and Terry VICKERY (unattached) in the VM70-74 category.

In the points competition, Mark RICHMOND’s lead over Richard WILDER remains at 29 points as neither raced this weekend. Oliver M WILLIAMS also didn’t race this weekend, and, as a result, has been overtaken by Rob SAGE. Sally WILDER remains top of the women’s competition despite not running, but Patricia JONES has reduced the deficit whilst also extending her lead over Dawn LAU in third place.




Men

Ladies

Mark RICHMOND

2814

Sally WILDER

2360

Richard WILDER

2785

Patricia JONES

2169

Rob SAGE

2289

Dawn LAU

2040


Not forgetting all those who gave up their time this morning to help make today’s run possible ~ Ai-Lin KEE  •  Alan BLADEN  •  Andrew BLAIR  •  Andrew M SEDGMOND  •  Andrew POWELL-CHANDLER  •  Christina ROSSITER  •  David PROUD  •  Derek WILLIAMS  •  Desmond DAVIES  •  Diane MITCHELL  •  Eirian ARWYN  •  Gareth REES  •  Gillian MCCUE  •  Helen JESSOP  •  Jeff ASTON  •  Jo SKILTON  •  John GRIFFIN  •  John T O'SHEA  •  Karen PHILLIPS  •  Martin PINNELL  •  Matthew HURFORD  •  Mike ROSSITER  •  Phil COOK  •  Rhian LLEWELLYN  •  Richard SELF  •  Richard WINKLER  •  Stephen OWEN  •  Stephen PATERSON  •  Tony DORSETT



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.


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,

Andy

 

Event 187 – 1st October Report

 Event 187 – 1st October Report

Weather-wise, you’d be forgiven for thinking today was mid-July. Maybe it was too hot for some runners with numbers slightly down on last week.



Today, we had 227 finishers; among them we had 42 PBs, 19 first timers and representatives of 22 different athletics clubs. 
Since Cardiff parkrun started back in February 2008, we’ve had 4024 runners from 235 different clubs complete the race 25,669 times covering a distance of 128,385 km.


In the men’s race, Matthew David WELLS (Bridgend AC) won for the second time in 16:41. Richard WILDER (San Domenico RRC) took second by 20 seconds, recording 17:01. Rob SAGE, (Les Croupiers RC) placed third in a time of 17:07.

In the women’s race, Gwenno Alice BROWN (Unattached) recorded her second victory in her fourth race in a time of 18:42. Gwenno beat Melissa DANDO (Les Croupiers) by 40 seconds recording 19:22, who finished in the same time as Libby O'DUFFY (Les Croupiers).

 

In today's Age Graded performances, the best Age Grade scores were from Scott HOWELL (Les Croupiers) in 83.91%, Michael MURPHY (Les Croupiers) in 83.53% and Huw D ROBERTS (Bridgend AC) 81.24%.

Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were Joshua DURSLEY, Aled WILLIAMS, Dafydd MIDDLETON and Benjamin THORNE (all unattached) in the JM14 age category.
In the JW14 category were Jazmine BRIGANTI, Alice BROADLEY, Lena MEISTER and Ellie STEPHENSON WILDING (all unattached).
At the other end of the spectrum we had Clare JOHNSON (Les Croupiers) in the VW65-69 category, with Tony DORSETT (Les Croupiers) and Terry VICKERY (unattached) in the VM70-74 category.

In the points competition, Mark RICHMOND’s lead over Richard WILDER has been cut to 29 points. Oliver M WILLIAMS remains in third. Sally WILDER is currently top of the women’s competition, with Patricia JONES and Dawn LAU competing hard for second place.


Men

Ladies

Mark RICHMOND

2814

Sally WILDER

2360

Richard WILDER

2785

Patricia JONES

2078

Oliver M WILLIAMS

2213

Dawn LAU

2040


Not forgetting all those who gave up their time this morning to help make today’s run possible
~ Andrew CLEVES  •  Angharad RHYS  •  Elio LEPORE  •  Joanna HENDRY  •  Johnny LAM  •  Mick MCGEOCH  •  Nicky EVANS  •  Nicky MCWILLIAM  •  Phil COOK  •  Rhian LLEWELLYN  •  Richard WINKLER  •  Sarah PERONS  •  Stephen OWEN  •  Terry CAVENEY

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.

 

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,

Andy

 

Event 186 – 24th September Report

 Event 186 – 24th September Report

After a week of speculation, Cardiff parkrun’s family grows to over 4000 participants.



Today, we had 261 finishers (and 37 volunteers); among them we had 72 PBs, a whopping 34 first timers and representatives of 27 different athletics clubs. 
Since Cardiff parkrun started back in February 2008, we’ve had 4005 runners from 236 different clubs complete the race 25,442 times covering a distance of 127,210 km.


In the men’s race, Matthew EDWARDS (Barry & Vale Harriers) won on his first appearance in a time of 16:24. Matthew GURMIN (Swansea Harriers AC) took second by 16 seconds, recording 16:40. Michael WARD, (Cardiff AAC) placed third in a time of 16:45, reducing his previous best time by 23 seconds.

In the women’s race, Hannah MCBROWN (Outdoor Fitness Running Club) recorded her second victory in a time of 19:53, one second off a PB. Hannah beat Nicky MCWILLIAM (Les Croupiers) by 20 seconds recording 20:13, who finished with a PB in the process. Liz DAVIES, (Cardiff AAC) placed third in a time of 20:23. 

In today's Age Graded performances, Ros TABOR (Dulwich Runners AC) recorded a performance of 92.06%. Other finishers above 80% were Laurie CARTER (Chepstow Harriers), Matthew EDWARDS (Barry & Vale Harriers), Michael WARD (Cardiff AAC), Bernd KULESSA (3M Gorseinon RRC), Matthew GURMIN (Swansea Harriers AC) and Michael RIX (Farnham Runners).

Young & Old ~ our youngest competitors today were Benjamin THORNE, Peter HANNA, Ieuan JONES, Etienne LODGE, Daniel PEMBERTON, (all unattached), Alex PRICE (Aberdare Valley AAC) and Matthew Peter TURNBULL (Cardiff AAC) in the JM14 age category.
In the JW14 category were Ellie STEPHENSON WILDING, Amy Victoria THOMAS, Katie LONG (all unattached) and Megan TATNELL (Cardiff AAC).
At the other end of the spectrum we had Clare JOHNSON (Les Croupiers) and Tony DORSETT (Les Croupiers) in the VW65-69 and VM70-74 categories respectively.

In the points competition, Mark RICHMOND narrowly leads over Richard WILDER by 42 points. It looks like a two horse race, with Oliver M WILLIAMS over 500 points behind them. Sally WILDER is currently top of the women’s competition, with Patricia JONES and Dawn LAU competing hard for second place.


Men

Ladies

Mark RICHMOND

2728

Sally WILDER

2264

Richard WILDER

2686

Patricia JONES

1993

Oliver M WILLIAMS

2121

Dawn LAU

1960


Not forgetting all those who gave up their time this morning to help make today’s run possible
~ Ai-Lin KEE  •  Alan BLADEN  •  Alice JOHNSTON  •  Andy GARDINER  •  Barrie EVANS  •  Christina ROSSITER  •  Dave BREEN  •  David MCDONALD  •  David PROUD  •  Desmond DAVIES  •  Diane MITCHELL  •  Gillian MCCUE  •  Gwenno THOMAS  •  Jeff ASTON  •  Jennifer HUGHES  •  John GRIFFIN  •  John T O'SHEA  •  Karen CHADWELL  •  Karen PHILLIPS  •  Libby O'DUFFY  •  Matthew HURFORD  •  Michael H DAVIES  •  Michael MURPHY  •  Mike ROSSITER  •  Nick DUKES  •  Nicky EVANS  •  Phil COOK  •  Richard WINKLER  •  Ronald MORRIS  •  Sandy JOHNSTON  •  Simon HAZEL  •  Stephen OWEN  •  Stephen PATERSON  •  Stuart CREES  •  Terry CAVENEY  •  Wendy OWEN  •  Wouter POORTINGA

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.

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,

Andy

 

Saturday 24th September 2011 ~ Is it or Isn’t it???

As soon as we have any more news we will pass it on to you. Hopefully we will see you on Saturday morning, but please keep checking here for updates.

Thanks

Phil

UPDATE :

Thanks for all your support. We had a very sucessful and positive meeting with the Council yesterday, and I'm pleased to announce that we will be going ahead as normal on Saturday.

See you there

 

Please be aware of where you Answer Your Call of NAture

If you see anything like this happening can you please let me know? It is not acceptable and could put the future of Cardiff parkrun in doubt. Glasgow has had a similar problem and the Council have threatened to stop them using the park. Anyone caught doing it will be banned from taking part in our event and will have their name removed not only from the Results but from the parkrun database.

 

Results – 16th April

I'm in London for the marathon at the moment, I'll look into it when I get back and hopefully have it all sorted by Wednesday.

Thanks for your patience

Phil