Event Number 189 – 10th August 2019

Despite the weather warnings for the area, we managed to get 209 of you under orders to jog, walk or run. 56 First timers and 14 personal bests, with 33 different clubs represented.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Judith DUTTON • Mark FAULKNER • Karen DUSGATE • Paula STOCKLEY • Leigh BESLEY • David MITCHELL • Jeremy BROOKS • Gary GREGOR • Jill ERRIDGE • Lesley COLLIER • Tim MACDERMOTT • Pam BEYNON • Tomos DAVIES • Lee HEIGHWAY • Ruth BAKER • Catrin GRIFFITHS • Alison HOLE • Gareth DOWDELL • Malcolm PHILLIPS • Ollie SPILLER • Ian HALL

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

The male record is held by Kristian JONES who recorded a time of 14:27 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 108).
The female record is held by Elinor KIRK who recorded a time of 16:33 on 20th April 2019 (event number 174).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 100.55% (24:07) on 20th October 2018 (event number 147).

Swansea Bay parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 10,058 participants have completed 50,979 parkruns covering a total distance of 254,895 km, including 10,329 new Personal Bests. A total of 584 individuals have volunteered 3,999 times.

 

Swansea Bay Parkrun Event # 183

22nd June 2019

This week 355 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 64 were first timers and 69 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

Swansea Bay parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 9,640 participants have completed 48,776 parkruns covering a total distance of 243,880 km, including 9,995 new Personal Bests. A total of 564 individuals have volunteered 3,836 times.

This equates to 174 times around the Welsh Coastal Path, or 63% of the way to the Moon.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Mark FAULKNER • Susie COE • Karen DUSGATE • Paula STOCKLEY • Helena SYKES • Leigh BESLEY • David MITCHELL • Lyn BROWN • Stephen BROWN • Jeremy BROOKS • Gary GREGOR • Lesley COLLIER • Francesca NEWMAN • Nicola ROWE • Julie HARTLEY-GREEN • Tomos DAVIES • Lee HEIGHWAY • Bianca KRONEMANN • Catrin GRIFFITHS • Alison HOLE • Tina GABB • David MEYRICK

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

The male record is held by Kristian JONES who recorded a time of 14:27 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 108).
The female record is held by Elinor KIRK who recorded a time of 16:33 on 20th April 2019 (event number 174).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 100.55% (24:07) on 20th October 2018 (event number 147)

 

Swansea Bay Parkrun Event Number 172

6th April 2019

This week 346 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Mark FAULKNER • Karen DUSGATE • Helena SYKES • Leigh BESLEY • John HILL • Rachel WOODS • Dewi WEST • Jeremy BROOKS • Caroline MORGAN • Carrie DOWLING • Lillie DOWLING • Lucy ANSELL WILLIAMS • John WHITE • Timothy DOWLING • Dylan GRAVELLE • Tomos DAVIES • Lee HEIGHWAY • Mary CAPP • Alison HOLE • Gareth DOWDELL • Huw BELLAMY • Elinor WALLIS • Becky LAND • Seren BELLAMY • Simon INKSON

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

The female record is held by Elizabeth DAVIES who recorded a time of 16:50 on 21st January 2017 (event number 63).
The male record is held by Kristian JONES who recorded a time of 14:27 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 108).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 100.55% (24:07) on 20th October 2018 (event number 147).

Swansea Bay parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 8,870 participants have completed 44,242 parkruns covering a total distance of 221,210 km, including 9,113 new Personal Bests. A total of 544 individuals have volunteered 3,574 times.

 

Swansea Bay Parkrun Event #166

23rd February 2019

This week’s run report is brought to you by David Sinclair who’s part of instarunnerswales, a group of runners who love posting their running adventures on instagram.
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Our original meet at Grangemoor was dull weather, Maesteg was lashing rain, Newport was so so and Aberbeeg was wet as well! We haven’t had a great deal of luck, weather wise.

Until today!

I set off from Cardiff with Gavin and Stewart and planned to meet Kerry, Anthony, Michelle, Bernie and Adam near the start line. We also got to meet Michael Roderick, Matt and Sam, fellow instarunners & I was delighted to catch up with Roni from Lliswerry Runners.

Traffic was on our side and we had plenty of time for the traditional before the run loo visit followed by gossip (Gav is a master!) before the race Director gave his introduction. The crowd was very good keeping a hush whilst he talked. Well done folks!!
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The weather was stunning, giving us fantastic views miles out to sea. So relaxing.

Soon enough we were off.

The course at Swansea Bay parkrun is beautiful.

You run along a cycle/walking path close to the sea lined with trees. The runners were in great spirits, as were the Marshalls - thanks so much for giving up your time and cheering us all on!
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At roughly half way you do a little loop and start coming back - mostly the same way, but the final stretch takes you even closer to the coastline and however exhausted you are you can’t help but be stunned by how beautiful it is.

A final push and you’re at the finish.

At my previous visit here a at least a year ago it was strong winds and we were practically blown the last km to the finish line. It was fun but I preferred the sunshine today.

Swansea Bay has a lovely buzz around the finish, helped I think by the grassy area where runners can chat, stretch, and get their barcodes scanned.
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If you care about such things Swansea Bay parkrun is a course with definite PB potential.

Either way, it’s totally stunning and I can’t think of a better way to start the weekend.

Post run treats came courtesy of a few places -

A great mobile coffee van at the finish - top quality stuff.

A superb vegan cafe just up the road called Canteen 18.

And Joe's Icecream!

Thanks to all the Marshalls and other volunteers for making today possible and making it so good.

If you fancy joining in with the instarunnerswales fun you can, surprise surprise, find us on Instagram and also on Facebook.

Thanks for having us and have a great weekend.

Dave
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This week 412 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 72 were first timers and 95 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 47 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Susie COE • Karen DUSGATE • Lucinda HUGHES • Gabrielius STUOKUS • Helena SYKES • David MITCHELL • Alice SULLIVAN • Paul HENWOOD • Heath BRETT • Dewi WEST • Hannah Grace SULLIVAN • Jeremy BROOKS • Gary GREGOR • Caroline MORGAN • Carrie DOWLING • Gerwyn HUGHES • Huw BELLAMY • Rhys JAMES • Irma KRINICKAITE • Sara MUHLER

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

The female record is held by Elizabeth DAVIES who recorded a time of 16:50 on 21st January 2017 (event number 63).
The male record is held by Kristian JONES who recorded a time of 14:27 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 108).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 100.55% (24:07) on 20th October 2018 (event number 147).

Swansea Bay parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 8,582 participants have completed 42,123 parkruns covering a total distance of 210,615 km, including 8,691 new Personal Bests. A total of 531 individuals have volunteered 3,433 times.

 

Swansea Bay Parkrun Event #160

12th January 2019
This week 363 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Gwen SMITH • Susie COE • Karen DUSGATE • Alyson HEARD • Sian PHILLIPS • David MITCHELL • Paul HENWOOD • John HILL • Jeremy BROOKS • Gary GREGOR • Steve BURTON • Ursula ARNOLD • Lesley COLLIER • Sophie HARTLEY-GREEN • Julie HARTLEY-GREEN • Tomos DAVIES • Lee HEIGHWAY • Mary CAPP • Jennifer SCULLY • David MASTERS • Alison HOLE

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

The female record is held by Elizabeth DAVIES who recorded a time of 16:50 on 21st January 2017 (event number 63).
The male record is held by Kristian JONES who recorded a time of 14:27 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 108).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 100.55% (24:07) on 20th October 2018 (event number 147).

Swansea Bay parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 8,250 participants have completed 39,982 parkruns covering a total distance of 199,910 km, including 8,271 new Personal Bests. A total of 507 individuals have volunteered 3,280 times.