Pont y Bala parkrun is cancelled on 30 May 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Run Report Number 49

With COVID-19 being the hot topic of conversation, the atmosphere was a bit different this week. Following advice from parkrun HQ, measures were put in place to reduce the level of hand-to-hand contact so latex gloves replaced woolly ones, no cowbells to cheer on the runners and no PB Bell to celebrate new milestones.

With so many concerns about wellbeing, we were delighted that 62 people came out to run, walk or jog.

Paul Sidwells of Run Free Fell Runners was first to finish in a Personal Best and over 45 male age category record time of 18.01. Louise Johnson (St Helen’s AC) was the first female in a PB time of 23.19.

Glenda Davies knocked 9 seconds off her own over 70 female course record in a time of 33.04 and a further eight runners all achieved Personal Bests.

Many suspected that this would be the last parkrun for a while and this was subsequently confirmed on Wednesday. Thank you to all the volunteers, runners and supporters for making 49 amazing events. We have two big milestones to celebrate when we return, the first will be our 50th event and our first-year anniversary. In the meantime, stay safe, run free and take care of each other.

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This week 62 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Gerald COOPER • Lisa FLETCHER • Linda EDWARDS • Fiona HOPKINS • Judith NIGHTINGALE • Rhys DAVIES • Lloyd TAGGART • Sally WILLIAMS • Paul WELSH • Jackie LEE

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

The male record is held by Jack PICKETT who recorded a time of 16:06 on 1st June 2019 (event number 8).

The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 17:25 on 23rd November 2019 (event number 33).

The Age Grade course record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded 84.98% (17:25) on 23rd November 2019 (event number 33).

Pont y Bala parkrun started on 13th April 2019. Since then 1,357 participants have completed 2,546 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,730 km, including 396 new Personal Bests. A total of 92 individuals have volunteered 498 times.

 

Run Report Number 48

Purple was the colour to be seen in at this week's Pont y Bala parkrun as 52 females out of a field of 75 runners turned out to celebrate International Women’s Day parkrun in force.

First to cross the line was Jackie Lee from Corwen in a personal best time of 20.55. Euros Jones was the first male to finish in a time of 21.34.

Glenda Davies made it a great day for the ladies by breaking her own over 70 female course record in a time of 33.13

This week 75 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

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The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Gerald COOPER • Richard HANKINSON • Karl COOPER • Jane LEEMING • Jacqui ALLEN • Tim ALLEN • Sion MCGUINNESS • Judith NIGHTINGALE • Eleanor DAVIES • Lloyd TAGGART

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

The male record is held by Jack PICKETT who recorded a time of 16:06 on 1st June 2019 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 17:25 on 23rd November 2019 (event number 33).
The Age Grade course record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded 84.98% (17:25) on 23rd November 2019 (event number 33).

Pont y Bala parkrun started on 13th April 2019. Since then 1,332 participants have completed 2,484 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,420 km, including 385 new Personal Bests. A total of 91 individuals have volunteered 488 times.

 

Run Report Number 47

Run Report by Nadège Rutter

Event 47 and my first time at Pont y Bala as a tourist and Report Writer.  Trying to do the Alphabet Challenge, I needed a “P” to bag so on my way to Anglesey for the Anglesey 10k I decided to stop by. The course description sounded interesting so was the post run coffee.

I was welcomed from the car park by very friendly volunteers who were all wonderfully encouraging, some of the Marshalls even using some bells.

I’ve never been the fastest runner but today, due to Pont y Bala being smaller than my home one Brueton Park in Solihull, I managed my best position overall. Not bad after a 6 am start!

As I mentioned the volunteers being friendly and encouraging, the locals were too and we all sang Happy Birthday to the RD.  I fully appreciated my post run breakfast (good choice at reasonable price) in company of a friendly people.

21 people were first timers and some came far afield despite the cold windy yet sunny weather 8 parkrunners achieved a PB.

60 people ran, jogged or walked the windy course this morning which wouldn’t have been possible without today’s 9 hi vis heroes.

Fancy being part of an awesome team? Come and volunteer for the next few weeks, some roles can be done in addition of running. Come on, don’t be shy and be a hero! Don’t forget that next week is International Women Day so wear purple if possible!

Thank you for today’s experience; I’m sure I’ll be back.

Diolch,

Nadège

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This week 60 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Gerald COOPER • Lisa FLETCHER • Nadege RUTTER • Linda EDWARDS • Nick LEEMING • Glenda DAVIES • Judith NIGHTINGALE • Rhys DAVIES • Carys BRANNAN • Angela JONES

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

The male record is held by Jack PICKETT who recorded a time of 16:06 on 1st June 2019 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 17:25 on 23rd November 2019 (event number 33).
The Age Grade course record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded 84.98% (17:25) on 23rd November 2019 (event number 33).

Pont y Bala parkrun started on 13th April 2019. Since then 1,311 participants have completed 2,409 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,045 km, including 372 new Personal Bests. A total of 90 individuals have volunteered 478 times.

 

International Women’s Day parkrun – 7th March 2020

Pont y Bala parkrun will be joining parkruns all over the world by joining in a celebration of female participation by hosting a special event on Saturday 7 March 2020, ahead of International Women’s Day the following day.

We would love you to join our celebrations by bringing along a female friend, colleague or family member and either walk, jog, run, volunteer or just come along and cheer. If you have something purple then feel free to wear it to show your support for #IWD. Bells, horns and whistles are also optional but encouraged!

Pont y Bala parkrun is unique in that female participation is already higher than male participation – around 51.5%. This compares to a parkrun UK average of 44.5% (in 2019) and this is something that we really want to celebrate.

#IWDparkrun is being held on one day, it is hoped that the impact will be far more long-lasting!

 

Run Report Number 46

With rivers rising to record levels in the Bala area, we were relieved to see that the branch that had caused the problems at start/finish line last week had been removed. The temporary start line from last week was now under water so we were happy to be high and dry and away from the water and mud.

The wind that has hampered the runners over the past few weeks was still blowing strong across the lake so PBs were hard to achieve. However, 5 runners managed to improve on their times out of a field of 47.

First to finish was Lucy Jones (Dacorum and Tring RC) breaking the under 25 women’s course record in the process in a time of 20.03. Gwilym Jones (Cardiff Tri) was the first male to finish in a time of 21.40.

This week 47 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Gerald COOPER • Lisa FLETCHER • Glenda DAVIES • Judith NIGHTINGALE • Rhys DAVIES • Eleanor DAVIES • Gwenno FOSTER EVANS • Angharad RHYS • Sally WILLIAMS • Rachael MADELEY DAVIES

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

The male record is held by Jack PICKETT who recorded a time of 16:06 on 1st June 2019 (event number 8).

The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 17:25 on 23rd November 2019 (event number 33).

The Age Grade course record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded 84.98% (17:25) on 23rd November 2019 (event number 33).

Pont y Bala parkrun started on 13th April 2019. Since then 1,290 participants have completed 2,349 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,745 km, including 364 new Personal Bests. A total of 89 individuals have volunteered 468 times.

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