Pontypridd parkrun is cancelled on 2021-06-19 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Event number 294 – 11th January 2020

Pontypridd parkrun
Event number 294
11th January 2020

This week 478 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Stephen CALE • Jeffrey BAXTER • Simon PRITCHARD • Helen ROBERTS HUGHES • Lisa PRITCHARD • Ruth COCHRAN • Angela LEWIS • Hayley PUGH • Donald STEWART • Charlie OTLEY • Finn JOHNSON-DENNY • Carl THOMAS • Rhys ROBERTS • Jaime MOLLOY • Lyndon WALKER • Sean LYNE • Amelia Rose REAKES LEWIS • Neil HOOK-MACKENZIE • Fiona HOOK-MACKENZIE • Jack PIDD • Clare RUSSELL • Rob CLARKE • Ceri FETHERSTON-PALMER

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

The male record is held by Tom MARSHALL who recorded a time of 14:43 on 26th November 2016 (event number 148).
The female record is held by Clara EVANS who recorded a time of 16:47 on 19th October 2019 (event number 282).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 93.49% (22:01) on 4th April 2015 (event number 74).

Pontypridd parkrun started on 12th October 2013. Since then 8,300 participants have completed 60,842 parkruns covering a total distance of 304,210 km, including 11,934 new Personal Bests. A total of 653 individuals have volunteered 6,434 times.

 

Event number 293 – 4th January 2020

Pontypridd parkrun
Event number 293
4th January 2020

This week 471 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Stephen CALE • Big OW • Simon PRITCHARD • Phil GATLEY • Emma BLOW • Lisa PRITCHARD • Ruth COCHRAN • Andrew DEAKIN • Trish TAZZINI-LLOYD • Robert JOSLIN • Donald STEWART • Charlie OTLEY • Karl JOHNSON • Rhys ROBERTS • Jaime MOLLOY • Alan EARLY • Lyndon WALKER • Ali DEAKIN • Neil HOOK-MACKENZIE • Neen CLEVERLEY • Fiona HOOK-MACKENZIE • Jack PIDD • Wendy COLLIE • Clare RUSSELL • Steve HARCOMBE • David REES • Maria GRIFFITHS

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

The male record is held by Tom MARSHALL who recorded a time of 14:43 on 26th November 2016 (event number 148).
The female record is held by Clara EVANS who recorded a time of 16:47 on 19th October 2019 (event number 282).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 93.49% (22:01) on 4th April 2015 (event number 74).

Pontypridd parkrun started on 12th October 2013. Since then 8,244 participants have completed 60,364 parkruns covering a total distance of 301,820 km, including 11,890 new Personal Bests. A total of 650 individuals have volunteered 6,411 times.

 

Run Report – by Louise Woodvine

As we arranged to visit family in Pencoed, my next thought was which parkrun can I do? Looking at the map, the last parkrun I did in South Wales was Porthcawl so thought this time I would give Pontypridd a go - and for the tourists who are reading this - i’d also achieve one of the four Ponty’s! Driving up the M4 the mist was low and after a promise of a mild day, the temperature in the car wasn’t reflecting this! Mum and the girls were glad they’d wrapped up warm for marshalling. We arrived in Pontypridd and parked up (£1 for 4hrs - bargain!) and made our way to Ynysangharad War Memorial Park. As we walked over the bridge, we caught site of the new shopping centre development which looked amazing and we can’t wait to come back when it’s finished for a look round. We saw a hive of activity and a gathering of yellow hi vis’s and made our way to report into the RD and a lovely lady in festive wear made us feel very welcome and told my Mum and daughters where they’d be marshalling. I listened to the first timers brief which was enthusiastically delivered by Elspeth Wynn (she warned us about her lovely little woofy dog!) and we found out it was one small lap followed by 3 big laps of the park. We made our way down to the start and there was big Well Done for the milestone runners - Samuel Richards on 250, Elaine Rees on 50, Richard Hext on 100, Sarah Winstone on 50, Gail Griffiths-Warner on 100! We were counted down and off we set, first the little lap and then onto the bigger lap - it was a lovely route and all the Volunteers were really friendly and encouraging. There is a slight incline half way round the bid lap- but what goes up most come down! It’s quite easy to make abit of time up on the downhill! Passing my Mum and the Girls on each lap was a massive incentive to keep trying and it’s true that a little bit of encouragement goes along way. Before I knew it I was on the last lap and I could see the finish line, I was hoping for under 25 and managed a 24:47 which I was thrilled about! A huge Well Done also to James Griffiths who was the 1st male in 16:30 and Arianwen Thomas, 1st female in 20:33. Thanks so much to the core team and everyone else who gives up their to help run Pontypridd parkrun. Definitely one that I will recommend to my other running club friends.

 

Event number 292 – 28th December 2019 – ‘Evens’ Pacer parkrun

Pontypridd parkrun
Event number 292
28th December 2019

This week 339 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Michael H DAVIES • Rhian HOPKINS • Fiona DAVIES • Laura PINNEY • Simon PRITCHARD • Louise Estelle WOODVINE • Helen ROBERTS HUGHES • Rebecca WOODVINE • Lisa PRITCHARD • Ruth COCHRAN • Iestyn HENSON • Sian KHALIL • Samuel Jody RICHARDS • Adrian BRAGGER • Margaret BEDDOES • Laura MCCARTHY • Trish TAZZINI-LLOYD • Robert JOSLIN • Elspeth WYNN • Charlie OTLEY • Gwyn JOHNSON • Mair JOHNSON • Anthony WILLIAMS • Rhys ROBERTS • Jaime MOLLOY • Jim MURRAY • Liz HENSON • Lyndon WALKER • Neil HOOK-MACKENZIE • Fiona HOOK-MACKENZIE • Alison JONES • Beth MAY • Steve HARCOMBE • Richard COSTELLO • Isla WOODVINE • Gareth HARVEY • Tanya REES

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

The male record is held by Tom MARSHALL who recorded a time of 14:43 on 26th November 2016 (event number 148).
The female record is held by Clara EVANS who recorded a time of 16:47 on 19th October 2019 (event number 282).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 93.49% (22:01) on 4th April 2015 (event number 74).

Pontypridd parkrun started on 12th October 2013. Since then 8,191 participants have completed 59,893 parkruns covering a total distance of 299,465 km, including 11,841 new Personal Bests. A total of 648 individuals have volunteered 6,384 times.

 

Event number 291 – 21st December 2019 – Christmas Run

Pontypridd parkrun
Event number 291
21st December 2019

This week 219 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Helen WELCH • Laura PINNEY • Simon PRITCHARD • Tracey DAVIES • Dianne DAVIES • Lisa PRITCHARD • Clair STEVENSON • Ruth COCHRAN • Richard LEWIS • Mike WELCH • Hayley PUGH • Sarah BOOTHBY • Trish TAZZINI-LLOYD • Donald STEWART • Elspeth WYNN • Charlie OTLEY • Mair JOHNSON • Rhys ROBERTS • Jaime MOLLOY • Alan EARLY • Sean LYNE • Carys LEWIS • Neil HOOK-MACKENZIE • Fiona HOOK-MACKENZIE • Michael PEARCE

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

The male record is held by Tom MARSHALL who recorded a time of 14:43 on 26th November 2016 (event number 148).
The female record is held by Clara EVANS who recorded a time of 16:47 on 19th October 2019 (event number 282).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 93.49% (22:01) on 4th April 2015 (event number 74).

Pontypridd parkrun started on 12th October 2013. Since then 8,155 participants have completed 59,554 parkruns covering a total distance of 297,770 km, including 11,778 new Personal Bests. A total of 640 individuals have volunteered 6,347 times.