Is it toooo hot?

Well summer is well and truly here and we are baking in the sunshine, lovely for sun tan bad for running without water! #PRRhydrate
What a weekend for PRR, we had the lady score to settle group going out and completing the Vale Ultra 18mile course because they can!, well done Linda and Vicky.
Then on Sunday we had tooo much glorious sun while 20plus PRR runners completed to Swansea 5K (otherwise known as the half marathon!!)Well done to Sophie for pacing at that one too, not easy in that heat to keep a fixed pace.
Then the weekend closed off with 20 going out to the Pipeworks and Indiaah for a little traditional post Swansea curry and a lovely evening had by all.

On Strava we now have 142 runners, 85 ladies and 57 gents.
So far we have a total of 2195 running weeks, these are a week where some one has been out at least once. The ladies have 1190 and the men have 1005.
We have a few persistent runners that make it out every week of the year, so far this year there are 27 you are all listed below, so well done and keep it up.
To date we have run 50673kms and climbed 489558 meters, logging 6449 runs between us all.
The total distance champion for the year so far is Neil Jones with a total of 1881.4km, and the mountain goat crown for the year so far is Neil Jones with 21573m climbed.
For the ladies Catherine Powell has done 1186.2km and Catherine Powell is the highest climber so far with 13648 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
On Parkrun we now have 66 runners, between us we have clocked up 1606 runs. That’s 8030kms, 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 6 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.
Quite a few out last weekend, Paul Griffiths, Miguel Stcliffe and Sam Clarkstone at Cardiff, Sarah Passmore at Riverfront, Gethis Edwards, Matthew Ahearne, Cartherine Powell who came in first female, Josh Doyle, Mike Donnelly, Dan Powell and Tara Phillips at Pontypridd, Gary Reed, Emma Reed and Devid Shewring at Porthcawl, Stephen Cale at Penalta, Paul Kehl at Barry Island, Christina Roberts at Swansea.

#PRRhugs

Weekly Stats…
This week, we have completed 1951kms and climbed 16720 meters
The furthest distance goes to Neil Jones with 101.7km and for the ladies Vicky Mead has run 62.9km
Our mountain goat goes to Vicky Mead with 884 meters, for the men Neil Jones has climbed 788 meters.
Our longest single distance goes to Linda Doyle with 31 km, for the men Lisa Hembury has run 21.3 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 2000 miles. I have also given us a group challenge to complete 100,000 kms during the year.
So far 28 are on track to complete the 500 km challenge, 27 for the 1000 km, 14 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 50,673km completed with the target of 48,077km so far this year.
This week the womblers furthest distance goes to Sam Clarkstone with 5.2km and our wombling mountain goat is Sam Clarkstone with 15 meters. The longest single distance goes to Mark Hester with 5.1 km.

On track to complete 500km this year (Average 10k per week, so far 241km)
Alan jackson
Amanda Burrell
Andrew Walker
becks williams, welcome to the list but …..Living on the edge…..
Ben Trotman
Caitriona Harvey
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
Miguel Sutcliffe
Paul Binning
paul day
Tara Phillips
Tim Davies
Victoria Young

On track to complete 1000km this year (Average 19k per week, so far 481km)
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
Paul Kehl
Rebecca Broomfield …..Living on the edge…..
Ross Youlden
Ruth Northway
Sophie Taylor
Stephen Paskell
Stephen Shepheard
Tim Petterson
Trudy Perry
Tudor Williams
Vicky Mead

On track to complete 1000 Miles this year (Average 31k per week, so far 774km)
Adam Payne
Catherine Davis
Claire Tapper
David Sansom
Emma Reed
Gethin Edwards
Kay Lawless
Matthew Aherne back on the list but …..Living on the edge…..
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 1,161km)
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 1,547km)
Neil Jones

Persistent runners.
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

PRR Social
Whats coming up…..
BBQ party / Treasure hunt and celebration, July 22nd **** you need to book and get your places for this.
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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