Run Report – 19th March 2022

This week we were fortunate to have an offer from some visiting parkrunners to write a run report for us - here's what Louise and John (from Shrewsbury) made of Hafan Pwllheli parkrun. We're very grateful and look forward to welcoming them back in the future...

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Hafan Pwllheli parkrun
Event number 55
19th March 2022

We found that we had an opportunity to do some parkrun tourism this week so we had a look and thought that we would head to a one that we hadn’t been to before and also that had really low numbers of people and one that would be scenic and beautiful. Hafan Pwllheli definitely delivered the goods!

On Friday we looked at the volunteer roster and saw that ‘Run Report Writer’ wasn’t listed so we emailed in and asked if we could have a go! A prompt reply gave us the thumbs up.

Saturday came and we made our way to the beach. It was a lovely sunny morning but when we got out of the car it was evident that there was a strong wind blowing and the tide was close to been fully in. The blue sky looked beautiful and the sun made everything look so bright. I walked over and introduced myself to the volunteers and Rich thanked us for offering to volunteer. We also talked about parkrun generally and that he used to volunteer in Norfolk before moving to Wales. I also got speaking to Louise Baldwin who until recently used to live in Shropshire and was a member of the same running club as us. She also knows a mutual friend of ours and that’s how we got talking!

The Run Director (Rachel) spoke to all of the participants and then gave us the countdown…3…2…1…go! We were off. At this point we headed off down the beach with the wind blowing in to our faces. It took just 100m for us to realise that our feet were sinking, the wind was really strong and looking where you were putting your feet was energy draining too. All of these things combined made this event really hard work. We tried to find some part of more compacted sand to get a good bit of grip and to be able to push off from but it didn’t exist. That said we were both determined and persisted with running down the beach. The view was excellent and it was really welcome to see Louise Baldwin at the half way point marshal point. She cheered us both on separately, thank you Louise!

The 2nd half was easier because the wind was behind us but the soft sand still made it hard to get any bounce from the surface and the tide coming in was lovely to hear and see! This made for a great workout for legs, lungs and heart! I got overtaken by 2 people with dogs in the 2nd half who were from Canterbury. They told me that they found running on sand as tough as I had but we all really enjoyed the course and route.

The first male to finish today was Alex Wood in 27:31 and the first female to finish today was Sandra Bowers in 29:53. Well done to both of them!

There were 3 people that turned up for their first ever parkrun today. Well done to Iga Maciejewska, Emyr Davies and Geraint Jones! I hope that you come back next week and do it all over again. There are over 700 different parkruns in the United Kingdom so take your barcode wherever you are!

Thank you for having us. A lovely course and friendly volunteers!

Louise Woodvine – A427319

John Milner – A1161358

This week 31 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 1 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Louise Estelle WOODVINE • Rich HOEY • Rachel HOEY • John MILNER • Alison TASKER • Louise BALDWIN • Angela JONES • Ted CORNISH • Iga MACIEJEWSKA • Lois BOWERS • Vernon CORNISH

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

The male record is held by Alfie CROCKETT who recorded a time of 17:25 on 24th August 2019 (event number 25).
The female record is held by Jane EVANS who recorded a time of 18:54 on 24th August 2019 (event number 25).
The Age Grade course record is held by Wendi EVANS who recorded 83.54% (21:58) on 23rd November 2019 (event number 37).

Hafan Pwllheli parkrun started on 16th February 2019. Since then 1,562 participants have completed 2,398 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,990 km, including 268 new Personal Bests. A total of 90 individuals have volunteered 393 times.


Cancelled – 19th Feb 2022

Unfortunately we have taken the decision to cancel parkrun on 19th Feb 2022. While the worst of the weather may have passed by then, extremely high spring tides means there will not be enough beach to safely go ahead.

Also, we're short on volunteers for the next few weeks, so please consider helping out and let us know when you are available to volunteer. Drop us an email at

You can view the future roster here to see which roles need filling -


Hafan Pwllheli parkrun returns – Sat 22nd Jan 2022


We are delighted to announce that Hafan Pwllheli parkrun is restarting on 22nd January.

After a break of 679 days since our last event, we’re sure you’ll be excited to hear that parkrun is finally returning to Pwllheli. If you are a previous participant or volunteer then we can’t wait to welcome you back and if it will be your first time then we will be equally pleased to have you join us.

If you’re a bit rusty on the details, you’ll find all the info you need on our website here -

As you will probably know, parkrun relies on volunteers each week and we are looking for new recruits to extend our volunteer base, so please let us know if you can help out on one or more of the upcoming Saturdays (22, 29 Jan, 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb), and please help us spread the word.

Please let us know if you have a preferred volunteer role, and feel free to ask about any responsibilities that are new to you, if you would like to try them out.

You can view the volunteer roster page at for the current state of the roster for the next few weeks.

Thank you in advance,
Hafan Pwllheli parkrun Team


Mae’n bleser gennym gyhoeddi bod parkrun Hafan Pwllheli yn ailddechrau ar Ionawr 22ain.

Ar ôl egwyl o 679 diwrnod ers ein digwyddiad diwethaf, rydym yn siŵr y byddwch yn gyffrous i glywed bod parkrun yn dychwelyd yn ôl i Bwllheli o’r diwedd. Os ydych yn gyn-gyfranogwr neu’n wirfoddolwr, ni allwn aros i’ch croesawu’n ôl ac os mai dyma’r tro cyntaf i chi, byddwn yr un mor falch eich bod yn ymuno â ni.

Os nad ydych chi’n gyfarwydd gyda’r manylion, fe welwch yr holl wybodaeth sydd ei angen ar ein gwefan yma -

Fel y gwyddoch, mae parkrun yn dibynnu ar wirfoddolwyr bob wythnos ac rydym yn chwilio am fwy o bobl i dyfu ein sylfaen gwirfoddolwyr. Rhowch wybod i ni os gallwch chi helpu ar un neu fwy o’r dyddiadau sydd i ddod (22, 29 Ionawr, 5, 12, 19, 26 Chwefror), a helpwch ni i ledaenu’r gair.

Gadewch i ni wybod os oes gennych rôl wirfoddol o ddewis, ac mae croeso i chi ofyn am unrhyw gyfrifoldebau sy'n newydd i chi, os hoffech roi cynnig arnynt.

Cymerwch olwg ar y dudalen rhestr ddyletswyddau gwirfoddolwyr i weld cyflwr presennol y rhestr ddyletswyddau ar gyfer y wythnosau nesaf.

Diolch ymlaen llaw,

Tîm parkrun Hafan Pwllheli


Defibrillator Funding Appeal


We’re excited to announce the launch of the Hafan Pwllheli parkrun Defibrillator Appeal where we hope to raise enough funds to purchase our very own defibrillator.

We plan to restart parkrun in January and securing our own defibrillator is the last hurdle.These lifesaving devices are used in the very rare occurrence of somebody suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. To fund the one we have been recommended, we’ll need to raise £674 and we’re appealing to our wonderful parkrun community to help us get there. There is absolutely no obligation on anybody to contribute to this but we know that many of you will want to. If you’re happy to send us a donation, however large or small, please follow the link below.


Rydym yn gyffrous i gyhoeddi lansiad Apêl Diffibriliwr parkrun Hafan Pwllheli lle rydyn ni'n gobeithio codi digon o arian i brynu diffibriliwr ein hunain.

Rydym yn bwriadu ailgychwyn parkrun ym mis Ionawr a sicrhau diffibriliwr ein hunain yw'r rhwystr olaf. Defnyddir y dyfais achub bywyd hyn yn yr achosion prin iawn o rywun yn dioddef ataliad sydyn ar y galon. Er mwyn ariannu'r un sydd wedi argymell i ni, bydd angen i ni godi £674 ac rydym yn apelio at ein gymuned parkrun fendigedig i'n helpu i gyrraedd y targed yma. Nid oes unrhyw disgwyliad ar unrhyw un i gyfrannu ond gwyddom y bydd llawer ohono chi eisiau gwneud hynny. Os ydych chi'n hapus i anfon rhodd atom, waeth pa mor fawr neu fach ydio, dilynwch y linc isod.


* Wedi’i Ganslo – Cancelled *



O ganlyniad i rybuddion tywydd melyn, ni fydd y Parkrun yn mynd yn ei flaen Ddydd Sadwrn yma. (10/08/2019)

Due to the yellow weather warning, this weeks' Parkrun will not go ahead. (10/08/2019)

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