Event #15 – 29th July 2017

This week 32 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Andrew DRISCOLL • Hannah PHILLIPS • Andrew GUNTER • Nia THOMAS • Gracie DRISCOLL • Sarah THOMAS • Melanie EVANS • Jill DAVIES • Kay BEDFORD • Derryl THOMAS-DYER • Graham SINGER • Joanne SANTOS-MATTHEWS • Vanessa JONES • Joanne MORGAN • Dylan DRISCOLL • Sara LONG

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

Male placings:
Adrian LEWIS (VM45-49) of Aberdare Valley AAC, was first over the line in 18:06 - second time in 3 appearances.
Ryan CULLEN (SM30-34) of CDF Runners, was second over the line in 18:13.
Gethin EDWARDS (VM40-44) of Pontyclun Road Runners, was third over the line in 19:46.

Female placings:
Kayleigh WILDING (SW30-34) of CDF Runners, was first (12th overall) over the line in 24:02 - first appearance.
Melanie DANIELS (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 27:46.
Ruth ROBERTSON (VW45-49) of San Domenico RC, was third (21st overall) over the line in 27:49.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Adrian LEWIS (VM45-49) – 78.36% for the time 18:06 (first overall).
Mark SIMS (VM60-64) – 74.05% for the time 22:02 (6th overall).
Mark DUNSCOMBE (VM55-59) – 72.31% for the time 21:15 (5th overall).

The female record is held by Lauren COOPER who recorded a time of 19:06 on 6th May 2017 (event number 3).
The male record is held by Daniel BODMAN who recorded a time of 16:47 on 1st July 2017 (event number 11).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline WOOD who recorded 85.67% (20:35) on 15th July 2017 (event number 13).

Merthyr parkrun started on 22nd April 2017. Since then 557 participants have completed 946 parkruns covering a total distance of 4,730 km, including 170 new Personal Bests.


Event #5 – 20th May 2017

Runners in today's event will be noticing a slight amendment to the final results.

Due to a misunderstanding on the course route some finishing positions are currently being revised. Please accept our apologies for any confusion caused.

Once updated the revised results will be available here. If you have any questions please email us at merthyroffice@parkrun.com.


Merthyr core team.


Results Saturday 22 April 2017

Following the inaugural run on Saturday we identified a discrepancy in the recorded distance on a number of runners devices.

As a result we have re measured the course with a trundle wheel again and unfortunately we have confirmed the course was 75metres short

To protect the integrity of the results we have made the decision to amend the results from Saturday .

In effect we will add 1.5% increase in time to account for the 75 metre shortage – this is the standard methodology when accounting for discrepancies in distance.

The amendments to the results will be made in the next 24 hours .

We are really really sorry for this mistake (mortified in fact) .

Hopefully you can understand our decision to make the changes so we can ensure Merthyr parkrunners have the ability to achieve genuine PB’s in the future.

If you have any enquiries then please email us at merthyroffice@parkrun.com

Thank you for your understanding

Hannah and the Merthyr parkrun team



Saturday 22 April – Merthyr parkrun Event#1

Dear parkrunners

Saturday is nearly here and so is the launch of Merthyr parkrun so here are some gentle reminders for Saturday;

We love volunteers....... can anyone help us out this week ?

No barcode = No result. We will be applying the rules from Day 1 so please #DFYB.

Due to how the course narrows at certain points this event can not be run with dogs and/ or pushchairs.

See you Saturday

Merthyr parkrun




Merthyr parkrun

Come back soon for more information ...........

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