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.
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.