I do love a graph that goes up.

A slightly quieter this week on the land of Strava, although there has been a few discussion about Strava making data up but I think Tim fixed that one (even on a treadmill)!! I thought I would take the opportunity to remind you that tech can lie. We do take it for granted that was we see is what we did and sometime, well, it just isn’t right. Generally the original software will be more accurate than the Strava conversion which can be minutes or some distance out. So a few pointers to help you stay sane and consistent.
When you are running avoid using the auto pause or pausing your watch when you stop, strava loves this and magically you run much faster because it will subtract all these time and you get a new pb, it will do this too if you walk sometimes as the auto pause thinks you have stopped.
Remember to set that if you are cycling or walking to change the setting, also if you are on treadmill or static bike you may need to use a different setting. More frustrating for other people when they loose their crown as someone cycled the path, don’t forget you can change it in strava if you do accidentally do this to fix it. Or drove home after forgetting to stop their watch!! Thats always funny and i’ve done it myself.
Remember the Stats are just for fun so lets keep them that way (except for the distance lists and persistent runners as they are serious lists!!! and i think people will kill if I get those wrong.)
Enough of my soapbox…..

I have introduced the Living on the edge status for those who are just one step from dropping of their distance lists, you’ll see them below and there are a few adrenaline junkies out there. 🙂 I may also do the weekend prompt for those who are close, I quiet enjoyed that and some of the responses, but if it gets people out there then all fair in love and running.

On Strava we now have 142 runners, 85 ladies and 57 gents.
So far we have a total of 2107 running weeks, these are a week where some one has been out at least once. The ladies have 1144 and the men have 963.
We have a the persistent runners that make it out every week of the year, so far this year there are 27, so well done and keep it up.
To date we have run 48722kms and climbed 472838 meters, logging 6194 runs between us all.
The total distance champion for the year so far is Neil Jones with a total of 1779.7km, and the mountain goat crown for the year so far is Neil Jones with 20785m climbed.
For the ladies Catherine Powell has done 1138km and Catherine Powell is the highest climber so far with 13159 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.
#PRRparkrun
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 3 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. If you are a new runner I can’t say how much this has helped me and I would advise you to try it. Get one of the regulars to pace you and you will see major jumps in your performance, after all they are for fun (except when they say go… I just can’t help myself!).

#PRRontour a few out there this week again well done on completing Tewkesbury Parkrun Sarah Passmore

Weekly Stats…
This week, we have completed 1630.9kms and climbed 17513 meters
The furthest distance goes to Paul Kehl with 64.3km and for the ladies Gail Havard has run 44.4km
Our mountain goat goes to Becky Brumbill with 752 meters, for the men Alan jackson has climbed 744 meters.
Our longest single distance goes to Becky Brumbill with 24.1 km, for the men Alan jackson has run 21.9 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 2000 miles. I have also given us a group challenge to complete 100,000 kms during the year.
So far 26 are on track to complete the 500 km challenge, 29 for the 1000 km, 13 for the 1000 Miles, 3 for the 1500 Miles and 1 for the ultimate 2000 Miles Challenge. You can track your name below.
I’ve added a new feature this week called living on the edge, you’ll get that next to you name if you have to run in the next week to stay on your current list 🙂
We are on track to complete the 100,000km challenge with 48,722km completed with the target of 46,154km so far this year.
This week the womblers furthest distance goes to Matthew Wilmington with 12.4km and our wombling mountain goat is Danielle Stirrat with 163 meters. The longest single distance goes to Dhana Caple with 4.9 km.

Period Stats… Its the end of a 4 week block so a small summary.
This period, we have completed 7709.2kms and climbed 74307 meters
The furthest distance this month goes to Neil Jones with 237.7km and for the ladies Catherine Powell has run 164.8km
Our mountain goat goes to Darren Pengelly with 3029 meters, for the ladies Dhana Caple has climbed 2892 meters.
Our longest single distance goes to Sarah Passmore with 43.2 km, for the men Paul Binning has run 42.7 km.
This month the womblers furthest distance goes to Natalie Kendrick-Doyle with 33.9km and our wombling mountain goat is Natalie Kendrick-Doyle with 131 meters. The longest single distance goes to Natalie Kendrick-Doyle with 5.5 km

On track to complete 500km this year (Average 10k per week, so far 231km)
Alan jackson
Amanda Burrell
Andrew Walker
Ben Trotman
Caitriona Harvey ….Living on the edge….
Celine Gulliford
Chris Lindley
Dan Powell
Deborah Board
Emma Rees-Taylor
Fay Lawrence
Gareth Medd
Gill Gubbings
Jason Saville
Jo Jenkins
Jonathan Mead
Kerry Rockey
Louise Maxwell-Lyte
Mandy Thomas Gulliford
Martin Charles
Matthew Wilmington ….Living on the edge….
Miguel Sutcliffe
Paul Binning
paul day
Tara Phillips
Victoria Young

On track to complete 1000km this year (Average 19k per week, so far 462km)
Adam Thomas
Becky Brumbill
Charlaine Roberts
Chris Chambost
christina roberts
Claire Prosser
Darpan Singh
Darren Pengelly
David Shewring
Dhana Caple
Gaby Worgan
Gail Havard
Jo Marshall
Katie Mortimer-Jones
Linda Doyle
Mark Hester
Matthew Aherne
Paul Kehl
Rebecca Broomfield ….Living on the edge….
Ross Youlden
Ruth Northway
Sophie Taylor
Stephen Paskell
Stephen Shepheard
Tim Davies ….Living on the edge….
Tim Petterson
Trudy Perry
Tudor Williams
Vicky Mead

On track to complete 1000 Miles this year (Average 31k per week, so far 743km)
Adam Payne
Catherine Davis
Claire Tapper
David Sansom
Emma Reed ….Living on the edge….
Gethin Edwards
Kay Lawless
Mike Donnelly
Paul Chamberlain
rhyddian john
Sarah Passmore ….Living on the edge….
Shawn Murtough
Steve Burrell

On track to complete 1500 Miles this year (Average 46k per week, so far 1,114km)
Adrian Davies
Catherine Powell ….Living on the edge….
Kerry Roberts ….Living on the edge….

On track to complete 2000 Miles this year (Average 77k per week, so far 1,486km)
Neil Jones

Persistent runners. I have had to review the numbers as Strava was only listing 100 runners, so fixed that and Steve is back!!
Adam Thomas
Adrian Davies
Becky Brumbill
Catherine Davis
Catherine Powell
Charlaine Roberts
Chris Chambost
christina roberts
Claire Prosser
Darpan Singh
David Sansom
Dhana Caple
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
Whats coming up…..
24th June Swansea half curry night
BBQ / Treasure hunt and celebration, July 22nd don’t forget to join the event and book your ticket, only £5 for adults and the kids come free.
7th October Curry night after the Cardiff Half
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.

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