Event 241 – Autumn has definitely arrived……

Some awesome colours around the course this morning and that wasn't just the milestone t shirts or Hi-viz tops! Certainly, the pre-event course check saw a large number of wildlife on the course (there were a lot squirrels but Mini -Marshall is convinced he saw a bear in the distance by the Witch's hut!)

149 people managed to avoid the bears and squirrels, largely in thanks to the 20 marshals (and  new volunteer post of Bear Ranger!) and the conditions were great to run in. There were 31 1st timers to Penrhyn including visitors from Bath, Stoke, Slough, Melton Mowbray Edinburgh and Yorkshire.

First finisher was Kierren Jones in a strong 17m46 with Elaine Sargent the fastest lady in 24m11. Milestones were achieved this week  by Lowri Pritchard with her 100th run and Claire Bishop with her 25th volunteer (bring the T shirts next week!) and also Parkrun celebrated 15 years (what were Saturday mornings like without it?) This week's most experienced parkrunner was Jenny Zaremba with 317.

Its is around 6 weeks or so to go before we celebrate our 5th birthday and only 9 more parkruns until we celebrate our 250th!  That's my last stint as RD for a bit now so thanks and see you on the course over the next few week

 

CBW

 

 

 

 

Event 240 – The One by Finlay

We had another incredible show of effort across the board today, with 173 people in total, plus 3 dogs and 3 buggies!

There were 38 first timers today, and 28 recorded personal bests. 21 different club representatives came along, and there were visitors from all over the globe, including, Ormskirk, Exeter, Cambridge, Winchester, Derby, and even California and Japan! Meanwhile, the founder of parkrun, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, is in Japan today, opening the first Japanese parkrun! 

19 volunteers took to the sidelines to make this event possible:

Louise Bastock! Adanna Omaka! Angie Laing! Chris Buggy! Emyr Jones! Finlay Perry! Fran Lewis! Helen Salter! Huw Bastock! Jenny Jones! Louis Brookes! Marion Mayhead! Megan Bastock! Rachel Dolan! Richard Parry! Robbie Kiger! Terry Jones! Thomas Williams! Vida Wills!

The fastest runner today was Steve Forsyth, clocking in at 18:00, and the fastest buggy was Simon Cole in (an amazing - Edit Chris Buggy Williams!) 19:53!

The full results are easy to get at https://www.parkrun.org/penrhyn/, and if you feel like volunteering, it is always greatly appreciated!

Special Shoutouts:

Caroline from Ormskirk did her 150th parkrun today!

Nel the dog (who has run more than 100 parkruns herself!) is currently celebrating her 7th birthday!

Hayley and Charlotte ran all the way from their homes to parkrun today, and then ran parkrun aswell!

 

 

 

Event 239 – The International one

With the Rugby World Cup starting this weekend, I suppose it was quite apt that there was an international flavour to today's event, with visitors from Ireland, South Africa and Australia as well as Newcastle, Aberystwyth, Stoke, Rippon and Cambridge to mention a few! Unlike the Rugby, I am glad to say that nobody got sent home early though for misdemeanours although a few had forgotten their barcodes!!!!!  Great to see a large contingent from Breast Cancer Awareness too - great to have you all with us!

Conditions were perfect to visit the castle with the bright sunshine and gentle breeze making it making it a bit on the warm side to run in. However 192 runners ( plus a very fast buggy and a few dogs! )made it around the 2 big loops and 2 small loops.

The only Major Milestone achieved today was achieved by Chris Roberts (50th) but happy birthday to Malcolm Roberts who is 60 later this week. Most experienced runner this week was Penrhyn Legend, Dennis Smith with 216. At the opposite end of the range, there were 38 first timers to Penrhyn or Parkrun and 25 people recorded PBs - congratulations! 18 different running clubs were represented today

Congratulations to Raif Serrif, the fastest male today in 16.52 (also fastest Junior with JM15-17) and fastest lady was Lucy Williamson in 19.35.

As the RD this week, I am going to say  a massive thank you to all the volunteers this week, as without them, we would not be able to run this event! It is also great to hear parkrunners thanking the volunteers as they run past. I'm back as RD next week with the mini-marshall who is desperate to get a new milestone t shirt (25 for volunteers!)

Diolch

Chris "Buggy" Williams

 

 

 

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