Nant y Pandy parkrun is cancelled on 26 September 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

NANT Y PANDY #78 14th March 2020

First of all, I would like to thank you all for supporting our event and also supporting our decision to change how the tokens are distributed due to the escalating situation regarding Covid-19.

It was a reasonably dry day today with just the odd shower, the volunteers only had to put their hoods up about twice!

96 runners joined us to today to run, job and walk the course. 21 got a PB and a special mention goes to the local Couch to 5K group graduating and continuing their running journey. There was cake all round for everyone after their run.

We had 7 first ever parkrunners who chose Nant y Pandy as their first ever parkrun. We also had some experienced parkrunners with Dave Robbins and Nick Pendleton both having the 250 milestones under their belts.

We had visitors from as far a field as Portsmouth, Warrington, Leicester and Rhayader welcome to you all.

This week 96 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Nigel HOLMES • Dave ROBBINS • Di HOLMES • Helen ROBERTS • Michele WEBB • Rachel MOORE • Josie RHISIART • Aron RHISIART • Barry SMITH • Kate BRAZIER • Hannah BRAZIER • Pat WILSON • Ffion HUGHES • Alan WILSON • Teja PADALA • Gwilym JONES • Sadie Môn JONES • Richard COUPE • William PRITCHARD • Rhydian ROBERTS

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

The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 19:51 on 25th August 2018 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Matthew Edwin ROBERTS who recorded a time of 16:53 on 26th January 2019 (event number 23).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann D'ALBUQUERQUE who recorded 88.18% (25:15) on 1st January 2019 (event number 19).

Nant y Pandy parkrun started on 25th August 2018. Since then 2,250 participants have completed 5,818 parkruns covering a total distance of 29,090 km, including 1,050 new Personal Bests. A total of 169 individuals have volunteered 1,334 times.

 

 

 

 

 

Nant y Pandy #77 07/03/20

A fun fact to start this week's run report - as a nod to International Women's Day today, if all you ladies (and gentlemen if you wish) who use Strava type in #iwd in the title of your runs this weekend your route will turn purple and you will see a flower somewhere on your route.

We had the first dry Saturday for a while this weekend so it was great to see the course clear and ready to go.

60 runners, walkers and jogger joined us this weekend with 5 being brand new to the parkrun family - it's always lovely to welcome new members to our family - and 14 were visiting NYP for the 1st time some of which told us where they were from on our visitors board.

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Our first finisher this week was Irfon Rowland who is a regular local runner who was actually on his 50th parkrun this week (he kept that quiet at the start ;-) ) Angharad Owen was the first lady finisher but Anthony Howe takes the prize for the most number of parkruns under his belt this week with 221 - that's very impressive, keep it up Anthony!

We were once again honoured to be a small part of the journey of some local Couch to 5kers this week who are on week 9 and so close to their goal, we will look forward to seeing them complete their journey next week.

And finally, very aptly, our new Tailwalker this week Gwilym Jones came in as finisher 60 on his 60th parkrun - it was lovely to have you join us this week Gwilym

This week 60 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Diana BROOKE • Laura WINSTONE • Brian PIGOTT • Maureen KULIKOWSKA • Paul MAITLAND • Robert DAVIES • Josie RHISIART • Tomos RHISIART • Aron RHISIART • Peggy COOMBS • Kate BRAZIER • Pat WILSON • Lucy WILLIAMS • Alan WILSON • Rhian JONES • Manon JONES • Gwilym JONES • Richard COUPE • William PRITCHARD

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

The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 19:51 on 25th August 2018 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Matthew Edwin ROBERTS who recorded a time of 16:53 on 26th January 2019 (event number 23).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann D'ALBUQUERQUE who recorded 88.18% (25:15) on 1st January 2019 (event number 19).

Nant y Pandy parkrun started on 25th August 2018. Since then 2,229 participants have completed 5,722 parkruns covering a total distance of 28,610 km, including 1,029 new Personal Bests. A total of 167 individuals have volunteered 1,314 times.

 

 

 

Nant y Pandy parkrun #76 22/02/20

It was a busy week at Nant y Pandy parkrun with 102 participants. We had a brief respite from the wind and rain and even got to see some blue sky, which was a real treat. The course was wet in places but passable and the breeze was considerably less than last week!

It was also a busy one for celebrations, especially for the Williams family. Dad, Paul, was out running the course on his birthday. Mum, Lucy, was running her 50th parkrun. Daughter, Emily, who has been a regular volunteer for over a year was back after a few weeks off, initially through choice then through illness. They were joined by son, Thomas, for his second official volunteering session who is celebrating his birthday later in the week.

Williams Family

Cake was provided by the Williams family to mark their special events and more cake was supplied by Kevin Clark, a regular at Nant y Pandy parkrun, and Run Director at Penrhyn parkrun as he also celebrated his birthday earlier this week. Volunteer, Julia Lowe also had her birthday this weekend. Phew!

Unfortunately, we didn’t know it on the day but we’ve seen from the results that Kate Alexander was running her 100th parkrun. She was a visitor to Nant y Pandy parkun so we hope you enjoyed our event for your milestone, Kate.

This week, we welcomed a number of runners from the Cybi Striders Couch to 5k group and encouraged them on their latest step along the journey to running 5k.  What a brilliant effort from them all, and well done for utilising parkrun for your training runs - as we all know, parkrun welcomes people whether they choose to run, jog or walk the course!

It was another busy week for parkrun tourists to Nant y Pandy parkrun with a good number of visitors leaving their mark on our Visitors Board.  Thanks also for your lovely feedback in person and on Facebook - it's always encouraging to hear that others have enjoyed our event.

Nant y Pandy visitors board

There were 13 Personal Bests this week. This included Paul Williams, achieving a PB by 3 seconds on his birthday! Well done all.

The first to complete the course today was, Cameron Thomas who clocked 19:58, and the first female was Helen Moss, in 21:59, who was also a first timer at Nant y Pandy parkrun.

Coming in at position 100, wearing her new 100 milestone t-shirt was visitor, Ann Roughley. Perfect placing Ann!

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This week 102 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Alan RADBOURNE • Dylan REES • Helen ROBERTS • Brian PIGOTT • Rachel MOORE • Josie RHISIART • Aron RHISIART • Kate BRAZIER • Pat WILSON • Ffion HUGHES • Lucy WILLIAMS • Paul WILLIAMS • Alan WILSON • Richard COUPE • William PRITCHARD • Emily WILLIAMS • Julia LOWE • Thomas WILLIAMS

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

The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 19:51 on 25th August 2018 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Matthew Edwin ROBERTS who recorded a time of 16:53 on 26th January 2019 (event number 23).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann D'ALBUQUERQUE who recorded 88.18% (25:15) on 1st January 2019 (event number 19).

Nant y Pandy parkrun started on 25th August 2018. Since then 2,215 participants have completed 5,662 parkruns covering a total distance of 28,310 km, including 1,019 new Personal Bests. A total of 164 individuals have volunteered 1,295 times.

 

Nant y Pandy parkrun #75 15/02/2020

Storm Dennis!  What Storm Dennis???  Well, come to think about it, I can hear a little wind and rain beating at the house now, but this morning was really not so bad down in Nant y Pandy.

A touch of a headwind and a sprinkling of the wet stuff during the event didn't seem to dampen the spirits of our 68 parkrunners and 17 hardy volunteers this morning.  With parkrun cancellations across the country, we were graced with a good number of visitors taking in the delights of our course for the first time.  We also were lucky enough to have some additional volunteers join the team this morning due to cancellations elsewhere.  We trust you all enjoyed your alternative parkrun event this morning and hope to see you join our friendly regulars again when the weather is a little friendlier too!

PB bell

The conditions didn't seem to cause too many problems out on the course today as we still saw 15 people record new personal bests, including first finisher, Keirren Jones.  Lucinda Goddard, a visitor from Buckley RC was our first female finisher today, and once again, Jessica was our first junior across the line.  Da iawn pawb!

Neil Godding and Ray Arnold both celebrated their 50th parkruns today, and will no doubt be proudly wearing their fabulous, red '50' parkrun T-shirts next week.  Congratulations to you both.

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We had a very experienced field of parkrunners out there today, with 12 members of the 100 Club, and 4 members of the 250 Club.  Paul Sanderson was our most experienced parkrunner, having clocked up a massive 485 parkruns, with Liz Green not far behind on 479 events!!!

Finally, I would just like to say that it was a pleasure to see Penhryn parkrun stalwart, Dennis Smith join us today, bagging himself a new course PB of 36:29 - you truly were our Storm Dennis today - gwych!

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This week 68 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Louise BASTOCK • Brian PIGOTT • Kate BASTOCK • Robert DAVIES • Rachel MOORE • Josie RHISIART • Tomos RHISIART • Aron RHISIART • Peggy COOMBS • Barry SMITH • Gwilym JONES • Geraint ROBERTS • Richard COUPE • William PRITCHARD • Robin EVANS • Annette WILLIAMS • Diane HAWTHORNTHWAITE

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

The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 19:51 on 25th August 2018 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Matthew Edwin ROBERTS who recorded a time of 16:53 on 26th January 2019 (event number 23).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann D'ALBUQUERQUE who recorded 88.18% (25:15) on 1st January 2019 (event number 19).

Nant y Pandy parkrun started on 25th August 2018. Since then 2,178 participants have completed 5,560 parkruns covering a total distance of 27,800 km, including 1,006 new Personal Bests. A total of 164 individuals have volunteered 1,277 times.

 

Nant y Pandy parkrun #74 08/02/2020

We were hoping that Event number 74 would beat the threat of storm Ciara and, by luck, it did – just!

The course check only raised the usual hazards on both wooden boardwalks and, with the exception on a slight breeze facing participants on the return leg, it was a nice day for running, walking or, jogging.

50 people turned out with an amazing 21 achieving Personal Bests – what a great result. The PB Bell, described by one of the parkrun HQ staff as “the cutest they had seen”, was well used.

Paul Brazier thought it was his bell as it “had his initials” on it, sorry Paul, it’s ours.

The first participant home was Bryn Woodall from Colwyn Bay in a time of 17:51 – New PB.

The first lady (and junior) home was Jessica, in a time of 22:58 – New PB

Sadie and Twm, who assisted the Tail Walker also recorded PB’s.

We welcomed Adam Bradley, Sam Livingstone and, Laura White into the parkrun family, each making Nant y Pandy their first event. Please come back soon.

My job on the day was made a lot easier with the assistance of the 16 hi viz heroes who marshalled at the start/finish area and, at various locations on the course. A big thank you to you all.

Looks like I’m going to have to take lessons in my RD role as I was told my “No Barcode, No Time, No Exceptions” instructions were nowhere near as perfect as EmilyJ. Don’t worry, she will be back.

This week 50 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Nigel HOLMES • Di HOLMES • Helen ROBERTS • Brian PIGOTT • Josie RHISIART • Peggy COOMBS • Brian COOMBS • Kate BRAZIER • Pat WILSON • Ffion HUGHES • Alan WILSON • Richard FURNISS • Sadie Môn JONES • Richard COUPE • William PRITCHARD • Rhydian ROBERTS • Twm WILLIAMS

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

The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 19:51 on 25th August 2018 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Matthew Edwin ROBERTS who recorded a time of 16:53 on 26th January 2019 (event number 23).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann D'ALBUQUERQUE who recorded 88.18% (25:15) on 1st January 2019 (event number 19).

Nant y Pandy parkrun started on 25th August 2018. Since then 2,160 participants have completed 5,492 parkruns covering a total distance of 27,460 km, including 991 new Personal Bests. A total of 162 individuals have volunteered 1,260 times.

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