Heulog a boeth – Another hot and sunny parkrun – Event number 232 Dydd Sadwrn 3ydd Awst

It was another stunning day weather wise - probably too hot for running but we won't complain!

This week we welcomed 228 people to our picturesque course.  For 93 people, it was their first visit to run, jog or walk the course. Big well done to the 27 people who recorded new Personal Bests  Da iawn!  Well Done!  We had representatives from 50 different clubs - all sporting very smart club tops.  We had tourists from up and down the UK - including Whitstable, Kent, Abertawe, Tunbridge Wells, South Yorkshire and a few other places that I didn't have time to write down in the welcome briefing!  Croeso iawn / welcome to you all.  We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in North Wales. If you have time, go visit the Eisteddfod in Llanrwst - it's a wonderful day out and celebration of Welsh Culture.

We celebrated some fantastic milestones today -  Eleanor Hallam and Edward Butt joined us from Higginson Park parkrun in Marlow. Edward celebrated his 100th parkrun and Eleanor achieved her 25th volunteer, having run her first ever parkrun at Penrhyn.  They are also celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary this week - llongyfarchiadau! congratulations!.  We also gave a round of applause to Colin Price who achieved his 50th parkrun and celebrated his 55th birthday.  Penblwydd Hapus! Happy Birthday!  It was only when I was processing the results that I realised it was also my 50th volunteer today! My lovely parkrun family were quick to say "so where was the cake!!" oops!!  I also forgot to take photos today - which is not like me - never mind!

The event was made possible by 21 fabulous volunteers who gave up their lie in to make the run happen - Thank you so much - Diolch yn fawr iawn to:

Tony LISTER • Julia PHILLIPS • Simon LONGMAN • Annes WYN • Fran LEWIS • Hayley MACDONALD-JONES • Claire BISHOP • Anest LEWIS • Edward BUTT • Matt TAPPING • Cathy HEAVERS • Eleanor HALLAM • Delyth OSWY • Megan MACDONALD-JONES • Ruth SHARROCK • Hefina EVANS • Mike HAMER • Laura SUTTON • George ROWLAND • Sharon BAILLIE-YOUNG • Casey BAILLIE-YOUNG

Please do let us know if you are able to volunteer occasionally - it is a really great way to get to know your fellow parkrunners. If you have family that don't want to run but want to get involved, they are most welcome too and there are some roles you can do and still run.  We explain everything to you before the run.

If you'r interested in the finer detailed stats, today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrhyn parkrun Results Page. But here's some interesting numbers for you:

The male record is held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th April 2018 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:49 on 28th July 2018 (event number 184).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire WILLIAMS who recorded 89.81% (19:08) on 9th April 2016 (event number 70).

Whilst Penrhyn Castle was built by 1833, it wasn’t until November 15th 2014 that Penrhyn parkrun started. Since then a whopping 9,130 participants have completed 38,398 parkruns covering a total distance of 191,990 km, including 7,196 new Personal Bests. wow!  that's a lot of miles and trainers!  A total of 601 individuals have volunteered 3,142 times to make sure our parkrun goes ahead and remains free for everyone.

 

Penrhyn parkrun Event number 230 20th July 2019

men dressed as bride, spiderman, whoopee cushion and sheperd

Despite it being a bit of a drizzly day, we were delighted that 159 people ran, jogged and walked our penrhyn course.  We welcomed 34  first timers and 17 people recorded new Personal Bests - well done!  Gwych! . Representatives of 18 different clubs took part including a number of runners from Penyffordd Running Club. It was a pleasure to meet Rose, who marshalled as a tourist volunteer.  It was lovely to also meet tourists from Cardiff, Leeds and Suffolk ( or was it Sussex?  I know it was down south and started with an S!!) so thank you for choosing our parkrun during your holiday and we hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in the area.

Congratulations also to Tom, who looked very fetching in his wedding dress, with his 'maids of honour' sporting a spiderman outfit and  a delightful whoopee cushion ensemble.  Tom was celebrating his stag do and ran the whole course - sadly scary spice, Harry Potter, and cave man were too hungover to complete the course and were last seen crawling to the cafe pleading for coffee.........  All the best for your nuptials in September Tom!

The event was made possible by 21 marvellous volunteers - thank you so much for giving up your Saturday morning to make parkrun happen:

Sally JONES • Vivienne EDWARDS • Eurwyn EDWARDS • Louise BASTOCK • Elin Mair WALKER JONES • Emyr JONES • Jenny JONES • Fran LEWIS • Megan BASTOCK • Hefina EVANS • Richard PARRY • Lowri PRITCHARD • Huw BASTOCK • Alys PRITCHARD • Neil GODDING • Anya JONES • Rose WEIR • Sharon BAILLIE-YOUNG • Casey BAILLIE-YOUNG • Magnus FORRESTER-BARKER • Dion JONES

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

We did wonder if the record might be broken today, but not quite.  So the male record is still held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th April 2018 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:49 on 28th July 2018 (event number 184).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire WILLIAMS who recorded 89.81% (19:08) on 9th April 2016 (event number 70).
Whilst Penrhyn Castle was built by 1833, it wasn’t until November 15th 2014 that Penrhyn parkrun started. Since then 8,985 participants have completed 37,998 parkruns covering a total distance of 189,990 km, including 7,146 new Personal Bests. A total of 599 individuals have volunteered 3,103 times.

 

Event 226 – The Hot and Sunny One

Event 226 saw 153 parkrunners complete the 2 big loops and two small loops of the castle grounds in glorious sunshine and warm conditions for a parkrun today. A big thank you to all of the 16 volunteers who helped to make today happen, some of whom were offering their help late the night before (Please email in with your barcode as the next few weeks are looking a bit thin too currently!)

1st Finisher was Matt Roberts who managed to overtake everyone up to 3rd place!!!

7 parkrunners made their debut runs (- congratulations and see you again next week!) with 31 completing this course for the 1st time. Quite a few unknowns so please bring your barcode with you if want the result !)

Visitors were from Marple, Halifax, Shrewsbury, Market Harborough, Tees, Basingstoke, Liverpool and Brighton  to name a few.

This week's most experienced parkrunner was Nick Walshe on 326!!

 Milestones this week were achieved by Ann Pipe with her 50th parkrun and also Viv and Eurwyn Edward being only our 2nd couple to hit the 100 parkrun mark.

See you all again soon - that's my stint as RD over for a few months and I've not had a cancellation!!!!!!! Time for a flapjack

CBW

 

Event 225 June15

Event 225 saw 182 parkrunners complete the 2 big loops and two small loops of the castle grounds in great conditions for a parkrun today. A big thank you to all of the 19 volunteers who helped to make today happen, especially those who were looking after me with the results processing or token sorting! I was having a nightmare!

10 parkrunners made their debut runs (- congratulations and see you again next week!) with 35 completing this course for the 1st time. Visitors were from Worcester, Bournemouth, Manchester, Birmingham to name a few. This week's most experienced parkrunner was Vicky HOUGHTON on her 288th!

No running milestones this week but congratulations to Megan Bastock who hit her 25th volunteer session last week and was sporting this season's most sought after tShirt, a purple 25 volunteer T-Shirt - please message in with you details if you wold like to volunteer!

Fastest finishers this week were: Rob MCTAGGART in 17:06. Alex BATH in 18:08 and David Randle in 18:35. Fastest Ladies were: Catherine Connell in 19:31, Clair Atterbury in 23:37 and Alison Pullan in 24:07. Fastes junior was Griff Roberts in 21:35 for the boys and Tallulah Segguin in 24:20 for the girls.

My last stint as RD for a while next week and so far the  Cancellation curse of Chris has yet to strike so here is hoping I get a clean sweep!!!!!

CBW

This week 182 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Vivienne EDWARDS • Julia PHILLIPS • Louise BASTOCK • Jenny JONES • Chris WILLIAMS-BUGGY • Fran LEWIS • Margaret OLIVER • Fflur LEWIS • Hayley MACDONALD-JONES • Megan BASTOCK • Anest LEWIS • Robert HIND • Bleddyn LEWIS • Lowri PRITCHARD • Alys PRITCHARD • Alwyn OLIVER • Clair ATTERBURY • Thomas WILLIAMS • Hannah HOWICK • Alaw JONES • Stephen HEATH

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

The male record is held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th April 2018 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:49 on 28th July 2018 (event number 184).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire WILLIAMS who recorded 89.81% (19:08) on 9th April 2016 (event number 70).

Penrhyn parkrun started on 15th November 2014. Since then 8,780 participants have completed 37,043 parkruns covering a total distance of 185,215 km, including 6,992 new Personal Bests. A total of 581 individuals have volunteered 3,017 times.

 

Event 224 – 08/06/2019

Saturday 8 June 2019 might have been one of those mornings where people had looked out the window and chosen a lie in instead of parkrun. It was a grey rainy day, but this did not put off the 140 park runners, only a few less than normal, who came along to Penrhyn parkrun, event number 224. 23 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part. There were parkrun visitors from Cardiff, Yorkshire, Manchester and Ireland. No milestones were recorded.

A big shout out to the following 16 volunteers who made this event possible: Julia PHILLIPS • Sally LONGMAN • Simon LONGMAN • Chris WILLIAMS-BUGGY • Eden POTTER • Ed WRIGHT • Claire BISHOP • Laura MCKENZIE • Pradeep KUMARA • Megan BASTOCK • Charles DAVIS • Charlotte WILLIAMS • Anita KENDRICK • Sarah MARSH • Thomas WILLIAMS • Adanna OMAKA

By the time the run started the rain seemed to have eased off somewhat creating quite comfortable conditions for everyone who ran, jogged or walked the course. The support from the volunteers and other spectators was as fantastic as ever from start to finish. The only change from the norm today was that barcodes were scanned in the shelter of the small tearoom at the end.

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

Stats

The male record is held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th April 2018 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:49 on 28th July 2018 (event number 184).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire WILLIAMS who recorded 89.81% (19:08) on 9th April 2016 (event number 70).

Penrhyn parkrun started on 15th November 2014. Since then 8,745 participants have completed 36,861 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,305 km, including 6,961 new Personal Bests. A total of 577 individuals have volunteered 2,996 times.

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Brownies at Penrhyn and milestone celebrations! 6.4.19

First, and most importantly, thank you to all our lovely volunteers this week – you're all amazing and park run couldn’t run (excuse the pun) without you! This week, our lovely volunteers were: Tony Lister, Eurwyn Edwards, Iain Lettice, Gwion Davies, Emyr Jones, Jennifer M Charlton, Sharon Prichard, Hayley MacDonald-Jones, Joseph Charlton, Ffion Norris, Heather Jones, Megan MacDonald-Jones, Hefina Evans, Angie Laing, Clive Wycherly and Maija Giddings.

There were some special guests at Park Run this week: Nant Ffrancon Brownies came along to complete their sports badge! They’ve been working up to it all term and 14 girls ran, jogged, skipped, giggled and walked the course to get their badge. Out mascot Brownie teddy bear even came along, although his legs were a little too short to run, so the girls helped carry him. The fastest Brownie got a great time of 36 minutes, her personal best!

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Along with the Brownies, there were 197 runners this week, 40 of whom were first timers – welcome to park run all of you. There were a whopping 25 personal bests this week! Keep it up folks, great job.

It was also a double celebration for Gregor and Finlay Perry, with Gregor celebrating his 50th parkrun and Finlay celebrating his 100th.  Gregor also managed to get in the top twenty finishers for the first time with a PB of 23.05, what a way to celebrate!!  Mum Shona marked the occassion with lots and lots of CAKE to share including an amazing multi-layer Salted Caramel Cake.  Megan also brought a cake which matched her brand new purple volunteer top.  Nom nom nom!!  We hope there's more milestones soon!

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Adroddiad Rhedeg Run report Penrhyn parkrun 30/3/ 2019

‘Roedd y tywydd yn berffaith i redeg heddiw, ar ôl i Emyr drefnu haul, dim glaw, awel ysgafn, a tymheredd uchel i fis Mawrth.

Daeth 17 o wirfoddolwyr i wasanaethu 222 o redwyr. Diolch yn fawr i Tracey COOL, Thandi GILDER, Levente INCZE, Emyr JONES, Deiniol JONES, Jenny JONES, Megan MACDONALD-JONES, Ffion MACDONALD-JONES, Catrin MACEY, Dale MACEY, Nel MACEY, Ann PIPE, Lowri PRITCHARD, Rhian ROBERTS, Carolyn SNELLGROVE, Gwyn WILLIAMS ac Eirian WILLIAMS. Heb yr arwyr yma, mi fuasai wedi bod yn fore gwahanol iawn.

Bydd un gwirfoddolwraig yn edrych ymlaen i gael crys piws newydd: llongyfarchiadau i Megan MACDONALD-JONES ar ei 25ain diwrnod o wirfoddoli! Mae hyn y cynnwys naw rôl wahanol. Da iawn ti Megan!

Megan is an expert barcode scanner!

Megan is an expert barcode scanner!

 

Dywedodd Simon LONGMAN nad oedd wedi sylweddoli mai heddiw oedd ei 150fed parkrun, ond ‘roedd Emyr wedi cofio a’i longyfarch.

‘Roedd 26 o redwyr yn rhedeg eu parkrun cyntaf heddiw. Croeso i chi i gyd i parkrun. ‘Rydan ni’n edrych ymlaen i’ch gweld eto cyn bo hir.

Cafodd 49 o’n rhedwyr eu hamser gorau yma, yn cynnwys Lowri PRITCHARD ar ôl rhedeg 68 gwaith ym Mhenrhyn, Sion Llyr ROBERTS ar ôl 46, a Russell BENTLEY. Llongyfarchiadau i chi i gyd.

Russell BENTLEY oedd y cyntaf dros y lein heddiw, gyda amser o 15:41. Hwn ydy’r ail gyflymaf amser ym Mhenrhyn erioed, allan o 35 091 o ganlyniadau!

Go Russell!

Fracesca MOTTOLA oedd y ferch gyntaf dros y lein, gyda amser o 21:11

Russell BENTLEY hefyd oedd y cyntaf ar y cyfrif “age grade”, 85.12%!

‘Roedd Duncan WATTS yn dathlu ei benblwydd yn 40 oed (anodd coelio gan ei fod wedi cwblhau’r cwrs mewn 21:59). Mi ddaeth a teisys (cacennau i chi o’r de) a ffrwchnedd (banana i chi sydd heb fod yn y caffi ar ôl parkrun Dolgellau!) i ni fwynhau, Diolch Duncan. Penblwydd hapus!

Efallai eich bod wedi sylwi fy mod i yn rhedeg 16 gwaith heddiw a gwirfoddoli 4 gwaith heddiw? Roedd y feddygfa wedi dod allan i ddathlu (dim ond 5 diwrnod o waith sydd gen i ar ôl efo nhw). ‘Roeddan nhw i gyd yn gwisgo masgiau efo fy ngwyneb arnynt, a crysau efo “Tîm Dr Wil” arnynt. Diolch i chi i gyd am wneud y diwrnod yn un arbennig i mi.

Gobeithio y gwelan ni chi i gyd ym Mhenrhyn eto cyn bo hir, mi fydd croeso mawr!

 

There was perfect weather for Penrhyn parkrun today, after Emyr, our run director, arranged sun, no rain, a light breeze and high temperature for March.

17 volunteers were there to serve 222 runners. Thank you very much to Tracey COOL, Thandi GILDER, Levente INCZE, Emyr JONES, Deiniol JONES, Jenny JONES, Megan MACDONALD-JONES, Ffion MACDONALD-JONES, Catrin MACEY, Dale MACEY, Nel MACEY, Ann PIPE, Lowri PRITCHARD, Rhian ROBERTS, Carolyn SNELLGROVE, Gwyn WILLIAMS and Eirian WILLIAMS. Without these heroes, it would have been a very different morning.

One volunteer will be looking forward to having a new purple shirt: congratulations to Megan MACDONALD-JONES on her 25th day of volunteering! These were in nine different roles. Well done Megan!

Megan is an expert barcode scanner!

Megan is an expert barcode scanner!

Simon LONGMAN hadn’t realised that he was running his 150th parkrun, but Emyr knew and congratulated him.

26 runners ran their first ever parkrun this morning. Welcome to parkrun, all of you! We’re looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

49 people had personal best here today, including Lowri PRITCHARD after running 68 times at Penrhyn, Sion Llyr Roberts after 46, and Russell BENTLEY. Congratulations to all of you.

Russell BENTLEY was the first across the line today, with a time of 15:47. This is the second fastest time ever at Penrhyn, out of 35 091 results!

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Fracesca MOTTOLA was the first lady across the line, with a time of 21:11

Russell BENTLEY was also first in age grade, 85.12%!

Duncan WATTS was celebrating his 40th birthday, (difficult to believe because he finished the course in 21:59). He brought bananas and cakes for us to enjoy. Thank you Duncan. Happy birthday!

Perhaps you noticed that I was running 16 times and volunteering 4 times today? The surgery had come out to celebrate (I only have 5 days left working with them). The were all wearing masks with my face on them, and shirts with “Tîm Dr Wil” on them. Thank you all for making the day special for me.

We hope that we’ll see you all in Penrhyn again before long: there’ll be a big welcome!

 

Gwyn Williams

 

To be or not to be, that is the question! Event 214 – 23rd March 2019

This week was definitely about the wonder of volunteers and how vital they are to keep our fabulous parkrun literally, running.  You may have seen from the Facebook page that it was a little eventful this week with a last minute cancellation which was then ‘uncancelled’ when the electric came back on!  So thank you to all the volunteers for all you did this week.  We’re also seeing an increasing number of under 18s volunteering – we had 7 this week – which is absolutely brilliant!  There’s one special volunteer we need to say a huge congratulations and diolch yn fawr iawn to this week.   Louise Bastock celebrated her 100th volunteer!  Louise has made her way to Penrhyn from Caernarfon in all weathers, and sometimes setting off at an unearthly hour with Megan and Huw to get the bus to Penrhyn.  We’re delighted that Louise can now share her vast experience with Hafan Pwllheli parkrun, where she has become a Run Director – but she’s promised she’ll still come to Penrhyn too as we can’t bear to lose her!  Speaking of which, if you haven’t tried the new Hafan Pwllheli parkrun, give it a go – it’s all on the beach and you can’t help but hum chariots of fire as you plod along – it’s a toughie but well worth a visit.

This week 145 people ran, jogged and walked the course.  We had 15 first timers - a couple of which were joining as families.  We hope you enjoyed it – remember it’s ok to walk and we’re all there to cheer you on, so well done!  We hope you come back.

A whopping 35 of you recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 10 different clubs took part.  We also welcomed tourists from Cardiff, Liverpool and London – we hope you had a great weekend in North Wales.

Next weekend we have 9 of our local parkrunners undertaking a mad challenge to complete freedom runs on 5 parkrun routes in 5 hours for charity– ticking off each of the local parkruns from Newborough to Bodelwyddan.  We wish them all the best of luck – don’t’ forget to set your alarm clock for that 5am start!  Also next weekend is also parkrun in pyjamas week!  You can literally roll out of bed!  Upload your pyjama photos after parkrun to parkrun uk and you could win a mattress!

This weeks’ event was made possible by 18 amazing volunteers:

Iain LETTICE • Louise BASTOCK • Gwion DAVIES • Jenny JONES • Fran LEWIS • Jennifer M CHARLTON • Fflur LEWIS • Anest LEWIS • Ffion NORRIS • Derran LEUNG • Megan MACDONALD-JONES • Ffion MACDONALD-JONES • Sarah MARSH • Ann PIPE • Angie LAING • Emily HUGHES • Maija GIDDINGS • Magali ROBERTS

If you’re into stats, here’s the techie bit!

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

The male record is held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th April 2018 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:49 on 28th July 2018 (event number 184).
The Age Grade course record is held by Hidi JONES who recorded 91.18% (19:51) on 20th October 2018 (event number 195).

Whilst Penryn Castle was built by 1833, it wasn’t until November 15th 2014 that Penrhyn parkrun started.  Since then 8,308 participants have completed 34,869 parkruns covering a total distance of 174,345 km, including 6,606 new Personal Bests. A total of 556 individuals have volunteered 2,848 times.

 

 

Back in love with parkrun

I have a shocking confession to make... Recently I've been feeling a bit jaded about parkrun!  I know right?  Shocking!  I have 80 something runs under my belt and 45 volunteer points.  Its transformed my social life and given me some of my closest friends but lately I'd fallen a little bit out of love.  Sometimes life gets in the way, the dark wet mornings of winter, never ending housework, demanding job, husband working Saturday mornings and the prospect of dragging 2 tweenagers out of their beds has meant that 9 times out of ten I have stayed in bed on a Saturday morning.  Its like eating fruit, you know its good for you and you'd feel better if you just ate an apple but sometimes its just too much bother! But this morning it was my turn to be Run Director, I have to go, otherwise I risk a row from ED Gwion (and he's a teacher,therefore - scary).  I get home from a work trip to Cardiff at 9.45 on a Friday night and nothing has been prepared, there's rosters to print and scanners to charge.  I sort it out and go to bed wondering if I'll wake up in time. Dutifully I wake up at 7, drag kids out of bed with the promise of cake and hot chocolates, pack the car and get to Penrhyn for 8 o clock.  The kids start getting the cones and signs out and I do a bit of a course check.  Its a lovely sunny morning, the smell of spring is in the air, there's snowdrops and crocuses and birds singing.  At about 8.25 the first few volunteers start to arrive, along with a few mini volunteers.  Then the runners start to arrive, is gets busier and busier and I notice that everyone is smiling and chatting.  There's a lovely happy, buzzy atmosphere, spring is in the air and everyone is feeling it.  All of a sudden its 8.55, OMG I need to do the new runners briefing, and there's loads of them, all looking happy and excited.  Some are visiting from other parkruns, for some its there first one ever and you can see the trepidation on their faces. My megaphone is broken so I ask everyone to be quiet and astonishingly, no-one chats in the run briefing, and even more surprisingly - I don't forget anything! We cheer as runners run by, everything goes ahead without a hiccup thanks to the volunteers.  One daughter is happily on barcodes and other other is busy recruiting volunteers.  All is done by 10am, everything gets packed away (again with help) and I go home and realise that I am ABSOLUTELY BUZZING!!!  PARKUN IS BRILLIANT!!  LIFE AFFIRMING!! AMAZING!! ALL THE WORLDS PROBLEMS CAN BE SOLVED BY PARKRUN!!

YES!!  I'M BACK IN LOVE WITH PARKRUN!!

Love Hayley xx

This week 200 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Eurwyn EDWARDS • Iain LETTICE • Elin Mair WALKER JONES • Emyr JONES • Hayley MACDONALD-JONES • Ffion NORRIS • Megan MACDONALD-JONES • Ffion MACDONALD-JONES • Carwyn JONES • Angie LAING • Sam TAGGER • Christine WYCHERLEY • Nigel JONES • Alwyn OLIVER • Catherine UNWIN • Maija GIDDINGS • Paula OWEN • Thomas RIDGWAY • Tomos JONES

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

Summary of the first 5 male finishers

1 Dilwyn POWELL-JONES 18:28 VM35-39 71.39 %
2 John DAVIES 18:48 SM25-29 68.62 %
3 Meilyr WYN 19:20 VM35-39 70.09 %
4 Peter BRODEY 19:46 SM25-29 65.26 %
5 Eddie NEALE 20:16 SM20-24 64.31 %

Summary of top 5 female finishers

1 Lauren MILLER 20:55 SW20-24 70.76 %
2 Clair ATTERBURY 23:05 VW40-44 66.64 %
3 Sarah GOULDEN 23:09 SW30-34 63.93 %
4 Isabelle SHAW 23:47 JW11-14 68.47 %
5 Amy HARRINGTON 23:54 SW20-24 61.92 %

Finally, after the conversation I had with Clive about the importance of age grade scores he'll be pleased to see he's at the top of the first 5 finishers by age grade!

1 Clive WYCHERLEY 22:07 VM60-64 74.45 %
2 Dilwyn POWELL-JONES 18:28 VM35-39 71.39 %
3 Lauren MILLER 20:55 SW20-24 70.76 %
4 Meilyr WYN 19:20 VM35-39 70.09 %
5 Tom WEBB 21:56 JM11-14 69.76 %

The male record is held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th April 2018 (event number 168). The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:49 on 28th July 2018 (event number 184). The Age Grade course record is held by Hidi JONES who recorded 91.18% (19:51) on 20th October 2018 (event number 195).

Penrhyn parkrun started on 15th November 2014. Since then 8,150 participants have completed 34,111 parkruns covering a total distance of 170,555 km, including 6,457 new Personal Bests. A total of 544 individuals have volunteered 2,782 times.

 

Penrhyn parkrun #206 Run Report

Thanks (again) to Helen for this fantastic Run Report - Diolch

Penrhyn parkrun run report #206

Saturday January 12th 2019

It was a bit of a grey old morning at Penrhyn for our 206th event, but that did not stop 239 of you getting up early to walk, jog, run, hop and skip the 5k course.  Sadly the sheep were not with us today, but ewe never know when they will re-appear (no more sheep puns…I promise).

The courtyard was rammed….sorry jammed packed for the first timers briefing and start. I often wonder how many other parkrunners have the honour of starting and finishing their weekly parkrun in a castle. Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to be graced with such a beautiful setting.

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We had a total of 42 first timers today of whom 32 were completing their first ever parkrun.  Julie Lord from Beeston Athletic Club chose to complete her 222nd(!) parkrun at Penrhyn and if I heard correctly it was her 89th(!) different parkrun event! That is mightily impressive. This week we had visitors from Nottinghamshire, Hertfordshire, The Wirral, the West Midlands and Manchester. There were representatives from 11 different running clubs.  We hope you all enjoyed visiting Penrhyn and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

There were no milestones today, but I have heard that there are some milestones coming up for some Penrhyn regulars in the next couple of weeks! There were a whopping 48 PBs today including first finisher Dilwyn Powell-Jones.

For those of you interested in stats, here are details of the first finishers for event #206

Top Male Finishers

Pos Name Time Age Category Age Grade
1 Dilwyn Powell-Jones 18:46 SM 30-34 69.89% NEW PB!!!
3 Meilyr Wyn 19:37 VM 35-39 69.07%
4 Ben Gnatiuk 20:09 VM40-44 67.74% FIRST TIMER
5 Steve Taylor 20:12 VM60-64 79.37%
6 Thomas Dutton 20:42 SM25-29 62.32%

 

Top Female Finishers

Pos Name Time Age Category Age Grade
22 Rhiannon Amy Willmot 23:44 SW 25-29 62.36%
27 Wendi Evans 23:55 VW 55-59 75.68%
28 Stephanie Barbaresi 23:56 VW 50-54 72.77%
40 Beth Robinson 24:43 SW 20-24 59.88%
51 Tamsin Fretwell 25:41 VW 45-49 62.43%
52 Jen Roberts 25:42 SW30-34 57.98% NEW PB!!!

 

Top Junior Male Finishers

Pos Name Time Age Category Age Grade
17 James Fitzpatrick 22:52 JM 15-17 59.91%
31 Joe Redmond 24:10 JM 11-14 58.69% FIRST TIMER
32 Felix Corson 24:12 JM15-17 57.51% NEW PB!!!
45 Benjamin Rodger 25:02 JM 11-14 61.12% NEW PB!!!
98 Jacob Hargreve 29:20 JM 11-14 52.16%
99 Finlay Perry 29:21 JM 11-14 52.13%

 

Top Junior Female Finishers

Pos Name Time Age Category Age Grade
112 Ella Roberts 30:28 JW 11-14 53.45%
113 Della Matthews 30:30 JW 10 59.40% NEW PB!!!
125 Ela Letton-Jones 31:00 JW 11-14 52.53% NEW PB!!!
126 Alys Pritchard 31:02 JW 10 58.38%
144 Esmi Roberts 32:13 JW 11-14 50.54% FIRST TIMER
145 Alis Tomos 32.13 JW 11-14 51.63% NEW PB!!!

 

Highest Age Grade Rankings

Pos Name Time Age Category Age Grade
5 Steve Taylor 20:12 VM 60-64 79:37%
27 Wendi Evans 23:55 VW55-59 75.68%
11 Clive Wycherley 21:49 VM 60-64 74.79%
28 Stephanie Barbaresi 23:56 VW 50-54 72.77%
8 Kevin Clark 21:10 VM 50-54 70.24%

 

Well done to you all.

 

And finally….

The great thing about parkrun is that it is open to everyone, all ages and all abilities. For many it is the sense of community and participation that matters over and above anything else; for others it is about personal development, growth and nurturing a sense of well-being; whilst for some it is about monitoring running development and times. All reasons are equally valid, and it is good to have a mix of motivations.  However, a number of people attend parkrun simply to volunteer and that is something to be applauded. Volunteering at parkrun is a wonderful selfless thing to consider doing if you are waiting around for friends and family to complete the course. It is also a brilliant way of giving something back if you are a regular parkrunner, and for getting to know other penrhyn parkrunners. We are only able to run the event each week because of our community of volunteers so go on, why not give it a go! We also now have lots of volunteer roles that enable you to complete the parkrun and get the hi-vis hero status so you don’t miss out on completing the course!

Happy parkrunning and remember #dfyb Don’t Forget Your Baa-code!!

HJA

 

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

 

Vivienne EDWARDS • Eurwyn EDWARDS • Helen ASLETT • Gwion DAVIES • Jenny

JONES • Margaret OLIVER • Robert HIND • Deiniol JONES • Cathy HEAVERS •

Ffion NORRIS • Rhys WILLIAMS • Andy D GOATER • Ronnie EDWARDS • Thandiwe

GILDER • Elenid JONES • John STORY • Rhiannon WILLIAMS

 

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the

Penrhyn parkrun Results Page.

 

The male record is held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th

April 2018 (event number 168).

The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:49

on 28th July 2018 (event number 184).

The Age Grade course record is held by Hidi JONES who recorded 91.18%

(19:51) on 20th October 2018 (event number 195).

 

Penrhyn parkrun started on 15th November 2014. Since then 7,993

participants have completed 33,263 parkruns covering a total distance of

166,315 km, including 6,282 new Personal Bests. A total of 519

individuals have volunteered 2,707 times.

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