Welcome to the website of the Pontyclun Road Runners. We are a social group of runners of all abilities who like to run in the company of others. Runs are organised for Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings, often with a longer run on Sunday mornings.
Tuesday & Thursday Runs
On Tuesday and Thursday evenings we aim to offer a mix of distances, from 5k up to 10k, and cater to a range of abilities. Runs are led by Welsh Athletic trained runners and we always welcome new faces.
Runs will start at 7pm on a Tuesday and 6:30pm on a Thursday, usually starting from the Pontyclun Rugby Club in Pontyclun. Each week we’ll use one of these events as a structured training session where we’ll look to focus on a specific activity such as fartlek, hill climb/descent, intervals etc. This will be alternated between the Tuesday and Thursday events.
We will always have at least 1 run leader for every 12 runners on each organised run, so you’ll always have someone helping you to complete at your own pace, so don’t be afraid to come along – remember there’s no such thing as a ‘real runner’ – if you read Mike’s stats blogs you will see that we cater to all abilities. The only thing we ask is that you can run at least 5k (at whatever pace).
Wednesday is 5k day!
Also known as the ‘Wednesday Womble’ and usually led by Kay Lawless, this run has regular summer and winter routes. This event is also open to runners of all abilities. Note however that this is not a ‘couch to 5k’ session – the Road Runners will periodically organise such training sessions and advertise them separately.
The session starts at 6:15pm from the Pontyclun Rugby Club car park.
Wednesday is always extremely popular, and not just for beginners any more. You’ll be sure to find a running partner whatever your pace.
A group will often go out on Sunday mornings for a longer run. The distance will usually be something beyond 10k (6 miles). They are to help people run longer and are ideal for anyone looking to complete a half marathon (or further). Once again however, pace is not an issue! These runs are specifically to help people develop their distance running skills and will often be deliberately paced relatively slowly.
Runs are posted at the start of each week on Facebook and here on the website.
You’ll also see the details in the Training Calendar on the website.