A week we remembered.

Last week was a difficult week for PRR, we said good by to Graham, a wonderful man and proud that I could say I knew him. An amazing tribute that PRR we able to attend his funeral and he definitely went out among friends and in style, I’ve never seen a funeral like it. On Sunday a massive 43 people came out to run in his honour, people ran while they were away or sent special messages because they couldn’t be with us. This week Graham is my King of the road for being that inspiration to us all, even though he wasn’t with us to run, he was definitely there with us in spirit, the sun shone, people ran distances they have never run before and also found a new loop and saw it for the beauty which Graham always enjoyed it for. #GrahamsRun we will do it again next year, it’s already on the calendar.

This week we also submitted our application to become affiliated, the waiting game has started but we will keep you up to date on the progress. As part of GDPR (May25th) we will be asking everyone to resubmit their disclaimer, we are holding off a little until we know when the affiliation will be as the new electronic version that has been created also asks about if you would like to personally become affiliated.  You will be contacted directly if you have already completed the disclaimer but all other members will need to complete it too to be able to run at the sessions if you have not already!!

We have a few new names that have joined the Strava Stats this weeks, welcome to  Paul Day, Nathan Stokes, Rhiannon Williams and Jack Smith.

On Strava we now have 132 runners, 77 ladies and 55 gents.
So far we have a total of 1627 running weeks, these are a week where some one has been out at least once. The ladies have 889 and the men have 738.
We have a few persistent runners that make it out every week of the year, so far this year there are 29 you are all listed below, so well done and keep it up.
To date we have run 39068.8kms and climbed 364011 meters, logging 4780 runs between us all.
The total distance champion for the year so far is Neil Jones with a total of 1446.2km, and the mountain goat crown for the year so far is Neil Jones with 16193m climbed.
For the ladies Catherine Powell has done 898.3km and Catherine is still the highest climber so far with 8243 meters for the ladies.
The longest run to date goes to Tim Petterson with a distance of 72km, longest female run to date is Jo Marshall with a distance of 71.5 both of these will be tough to beat but there are some very long runs at the end of the year.
The Womblers are going from strength to strength, although Wednesday is definitely now a multi range evening and still a warm welcome for new members no matter what their pace, they can certainly fit in very easily. At the moment the womblers for the statistics are runners who are not the fast pace racers and tend to run shorter distances, as these generally get drowned by the high rollers I am creating your own set of stats.
At the moment I have classed womblers as runners who pace at more than 06:30 min / K, and run less than 10km maximum on a single run, we have 7 people who fall into this group.
#PRRparkrun
On Parkrun we now have 58 runners, between us we have clocked up 1544 runs. That’s 7720kms, pretty impressive. To be included in this stat you need to set you club as Pontyclun Road Runners.
Within Parkrun there are milestones for runners and we have a few runners with these, so far we have 4 runners who have completed over 100 runs, and 7 runners who have completed over 50 runs
If you are getting close to one of these milestones let everyone know as we all love to be there to support each other for these.
#PRRontour A few people away this week so keep sending in the photos and the running stories.

#PRRhugs, all round this week, the memories and tears have not dried up yet. If you see someone who needs that hug don’t be afraid of it embrace it. 🙂

Weekly Stats…
This week, we have completed 1940.1kms and climbed 22299 meters
The furthest distance goes to Dhana Caple with 70.1km and for the men Neil Jones has run 65.8km
Our mountain goat goes to Dhana Caple with 1915 meters, for the men Darren Pengelly has climbed 898 meters.
Our longest single distance goes to Dhana Caple with 42.8 km, for the men Adrian Davies has run 24.2 km.
We have a few challenges running this year, a distance for every one to have as a goal at 500 km, 1000 km, 1000 miles, 1500 miles and 2500 miles. I have also given us a group challenge to complete 100,000 kms during the year.
So far 24 are on track to complete the 500 km challenge, 25 for the 1000 km, 14 for the 1000 Miles, 7 for the 1500 Miles and 0 for the ultimate 2500 Miles Challenge. You can track your name below.
We are on track to complete the 100,000km challenge with 39,069km completed with the target of 36,538km so far this year.
This week the womblers furthest distance goes to Hywel Evans with 10.3km and our wombling mountain goat is Natalie Kendrick-Doyle with 54 meters. The longest single distance goes to Beccy Wilson with 5.2 km.

On track to complete 500km this year (Average 10k per week)

Alan jackson
Amanda Burrell
becks williams
Celine Gulliford
Fay Lawrence
Gareth Medd
Gill Gubbings
Hilary Wright
Jo Jenkins
Jonathan Mead
Kerry Rockey
Louise Maxwell-Lyte
Mandy Thomas Gulliford
Martin Charles
Matthew Wilmington
Miguel Sutcliffe
Paul Binning
Sam Taylor
Tara Phillips
Tim Munn
Victoria Young
Ben Trotman
Jason Saville
Paul Kehl

On track to complete 1000km this year (Average 19k per week)

Adam Thomas
Becky Brumbill
Charlaine Roberts
Chris Chambost
Chris Lindley
christina roberts
Claire Prosser
Darpan Singh
Darren Pengelly
David Shewring
Dhana Caple
Gaby Worgan
Jo Marshall
Katie Mortimer-Jones
Linda Doyle
Mark Hester
Ross Youlden
Ruth Northway
Sophie Taylor
Stephen Paskell
Stephen Shepheard
Tim Davies
Tim Petterson
Trudy Perry
Rebecca Broomfield

On track to complete 1000 Miles this year (Average 31k per week)

Adam Payne
Catherine Davis
Claire Tapper
David Sansom
Emma Reed
Gail Havard
Kay Lawless
Matthew Aherne
Mike Donnelly
rhyddian john
Sarah Passmore
Steve Burrell
Tudor Williams
Vicky Mead

On track to complete 1500 Miles this year (Average 46k per week)

Adrian Davies
Catherine Powell
Gethin Edwards
Kerry Roberts
Paul Chamberlain
Shawn Murtough

On track to complete 2000 Miles this year (Average 62k per week)

Neil Jones

Persistent runners. I must admit that I am impressed that this list has stayed this long, I did think people would drop off as the year went by, keep it up everyone.

Adam Thomas
Adrian Davies
Becky Brumbill
Catherine Davis
Catherine Powell
Charlaine Roberts
Chris Chambost
Claire Prosser
Darpan Singh
David Sansom
Dhana Caple
Gail Havard
Jo Jenkins
Katie Mortimer-Jones
Kay Lawless
Kerry Roberts
Matthew Wilmington
Mike Donnelly
Neil Jones
Paul Binning
Paul Chamberlain
Ruth Northway
Sarah Passmore
Shawn Murtough
Sophie Taylor
Stephen Shepheard
Steve Burrell
Tara Phillips
Victoria Young

PRR Social, don’t forget we have a new social secretary, Sophie is picking that up so i’m looking forward to updating this list with more events 🙂 p.s. don’t forget to book your Christmas doo place, we have heard that there is another big event that night too so places will be limited, once they’ve gone they have gone!

Whats coming up…..
24th June Swansea half curry night
Affiliation party and celebration, Date TBC
7th October Curry night after the Cardiff Half
One more addition is going to be the summer treasure hunt and BBQ (or called something like that) more details for that one to follow in the group after the cull.
And very importantly the Christmas Doo on December 8th, book your place now. See the post in events and announcements, please any new members join us, we have a great night and support is so important.
May12th 2019 – #GrahamsRun The Hensol Loop.

Keep an eye on facebook for the impromptu social at the Boars Head or the Pipeworks too. (And hopefully the new Crispy Cod venue @ The Bute.)

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