Its been a fairly busy week this week, record numbers hitting the Womble sessions, great to see so many people out. The changes in the weather may even bring a few more. Remember though, as it gets hotter you need to bring water to the runs.
A few races this week with the Lady Windsor run on Saturday and the Race for Victory (Cardiff 5k) on Sunday
Always great to see so many people out there and once again thanks to the supporters. Rashmi you do us proud every time, David your running sabbatical is doing your supporting wonders and Neil you should have done the 5k in flip flops and had less of a headache on Monday morning.
Four new names on the Strava stats this week, so welcome to Paul Kehl, Jon Beeks, Danielle Stirrat, Rhian Roberts (If you’ve got the distance on Strava you will appear on the distance challenge).
On Strava we now have 128 runners, 76 ladies and 52 gents.
So far we have a total of 1532 running weeks, these are a week where some one has been out at least once. The ladies have 835 and the men have 697.
We have a few persistent runners that make it out every week of the year, so far this year there are 31 you are all listed below, so well done and keep it up.
To date we have run 37128.7kms and climbed 341712 meters, logging 4495 runs between us all.
The total distance champion for the year so far is Neil Jones with a total of 1380.4km, and the mountain goat crown for the year so far is Neil Jones with 15665m climbed.
For the ladies Catherine Powell has done 862km and Catherine Powell is the highest climber so far with 7849 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.
Within the club we have the womblers, at the moment these 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 8 people who fall into this group.
On Parkrun we now have 57 runners, between us we have clocked up 1527 runs. That’s 7635kms, 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.
PRR Parkrun Tourists:
Kate Mortimer Jones in Coventry
Stephen Cale in Llanelli
Mike Donnelly, David Sansom, Ffiona Davies, Mark Hester, Fay Lawrence in Pontypridd
Rhyddian John, Paul Griffiths at Porthcawl
Stephen Shepheard and Sarah Shepheard in Penallta
Stephen Paskell at Haverfordwest
Paul Kehl at Barry
#PRRontour, Paul Kehl also running part of the Two Tunnels this week end.
#PRRdab, dab has to go to Darpan this week, not often a post box dabs at you.
#PRRhugs hugs to everyone for the lovely weather and being out ther.
This week, we have completed 1545.2kms and climbed 14275 meters
The furthest distance goes to Kerry Roberts with 59.3km and for the ladies Catherine Davis has run 51.1km
Our mountain goat goes to Neil Jones with 765 meters, for the ladies Catherine Davis has climbed 720 meters.
Our longest single distance goes to Darren Pengelly with 21.6 km, for the ladies Charlaine Roberts has run 16.3 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, 22 for the 1000 km, 14 for the 1000 Miles, 8 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 37,129km completed with the target of 34,615km so far this year.
This week the womblers furthest distance goes to Claire Mullett with 15.6km and our wombling mountain goat is Claire Mullett with 117 meters. The longest single distance goes to Claire Mullett with 5 km.
And now the bit a few people are waiting for……… A few names moved up and down this week and some surprises too…….
On track to complete 500km this year (Average 10k per week)
Mandy Thomas Gulliford
On track to complete 1000km this year (Average 19k per week)
On track to complete 1000 Miles this year (Average 31k per week)
On track to complete 1500 Miles this year (Average 46k per week)
On track to complete 2500 Miles this year (Average 77k per week)
Shocking news…………….. No one on here!!
Extra persistent runners:
Kay Lawless, Darpan Singh and Kay Lawless hold the ultimate record after running every week last year too that is pretty impressive. That’s 70 weeks on my records, I need a break from this!
PRR Social, with some of the changes coming up there will be a new social committee, Sophie Taylor will be picking up the mantel for this, ladies, i’m sure there is a prosecco and gin evening coming soon.
We will be keeping you posted on what’s happening with the affiliation and the club moving forward, just remember that we are free for anyone who just wants to socialise and run.
For the new runners and the lurkers come and join us at one of the socials and get your name down for the Christmas doo. We know there are still a few places at the Vale, but once the venue is full we can’t get anymore places. We will need a £20 deposit so that we can confirm the place if you do want to go. Let Sophie or Linda know and join the Christmas event.
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.
Keep an eye on facebook for the impromptu social at the Boars Head or the Pipeworks too.