It’s a big one….

A few weeks ago I started this blog with credit where credit is due, Neil Jones ran an inspirational run and he’s only gone a done it again. Well done Neil, as we have said before many of us wish we could run your pace on a bad day as our good day.

I’ll leave everyone with the option of adding a comments for that pic…..

There are so many people out there this week who achieved the ultimate goal of completing their first marathon, a new marathon PB (Some by a long way) and also just finishing the thing. You will all be aching and slowly get over that this week, bask in the glory for a little longer. On top of that there were the ones who were out there doing their 10k, again some for the first time in a race and some trying to go that little bit faster. You are all an inspiration to the new runners who think “I could never do that”. Don’t be afraid to put some words down on a PRR blog of your own to say how you feel about it. (Except Martin Strava, because he will moan and say never again……. till next time)

In my wordy bit this week we once again have to thank the loyal band of supports, who once again did us proud at both the Pentyrch Hill race and the Newport events, without you guys it wouldn’t be the same.

Also welcome the new run leaders who spent their Saturday on a training course, preparing to give up their time to make sure we can get more people out there and doing what we do for FREE.

Don’t forget if you want that challenge for a 5k, 10k, half, full or ultra, set yourself the challenge and at least have that goal to try for. #PPRHugs

and on with the stats….. We had a new runner join us and the stats this week so welcome Nicole Rowley, hope you enjoyed last week and we see you again on Wednesday.

On Strava we now have 124 runners, 72 ladies and 52 gents.
So far we have a total of 1439 running weeks, these are a week where some one has been out at least once. The ladies have 781 and the men have 658.
We have a few persistent runners that make it out every week of the year, so far this year there are 32 you are all listed below, so well done and keep it up.
To date we have run 35228.5kms and climbed 327437 meters, logging 4244 runs between us all.
The total distance champion for the year so far is Neil Jones with a total of 1344.7km, and the mountain goat crown for the year so far is Neil Jones with 14900m climbed.
For the ladies Catherine Powell has done 839.7km and Catherine Powell is the highest climber so far with 7694 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 9 people who fall into this group. I may have to redo the numbers on this to get a few more people mentioned. 🙂
#PRRparkrun
On Parkrun we now have 56 runners, between us we have clocked up 1516 runs. That’s 7580kms, 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.
#PRRdab a few dabs at the marathon this weekend….

   

#PRRhugs

Weekly Stats…
This week, we have completed 2255.3kms and climbed 15017 meters
The furthest distance goes to Neil Jones with 69.6km and for the ladies Sarah Passmore has run 58.8km
Our mountain goat goes to Darren Pengelly with 882 meters, for the ladies Dhana Caple has climbed 604 meters.
Our longest single distance goes to Sarah Passmore with 43.2 km, for the men Paul Binning has run 42.7 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, 13 for the 1000 Miles, 8 for the 1500 Miles and 1 for the ultimate 2500 Miles Challenge. You can track your name below.
We are on track to complete the 100,000km challenge with 35,229km completed with the target of 32,692km so far this year.
This week the womblers furthest distance goes to Natalie Kendrick-Doyle with 8.5km and our wombling mountain goat is Claire Mullett with 50 meters. The longest single distance goes to Amanda Burrell with 5.9 km.

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

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

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

Adam Thomas
Becky Brumbill
Catherine Davis
Charlaine Roberts
christina roberts
Claire Prosser
Darpan Singh
Darren Pengelly
Dhana Caple
Gaby Worgan
Jo Marshall
Katie Mortimer-Jones
Linda Doyle
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
Chris Chambost
Claire Tapper
David Shewring
Emma Reed
Gail Havard
Kay Lawless
Matthew Aherne
Mike Donnelly
rhyddian john
Sarah Passmore
Tudor Williams
Vicky Mead

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

Adrian Davies
Catherine Powell
David Sansom
Gethin Edwards
Kerry Roberts
Paul Chamberlain
Shawn Murtough
Steve Burrell

On track to complete 2500 Miles this year (Average 77k per week)

Neil Jones

Persistent runners.

Adam Thomas
Adrian Davies
Becky Brumbill
Catherine Davis
Catherine Powell
Charlaine Roberts
Chris Chambost
Claire Prosser
Claire Tapper
Darpan Singh
David Sansom
Dhana Caple
Gail Havard
Jo Jenkins
Jonathan Mead
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
Tim Davies
Victoria Young

PRR Social
Whats coming up…..
24th June Swansea half curry night, whether you run the half or not everyone is welcome.
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.

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