For those who may have thought they had missed the post or just that I may have forgotten, well lets be honest in that it’s a bank holiday and a few people need the extra day to sync from their weekend away etc. 😉 (That my excuse anyway)
Been a busy week for lots of people out there, and a little bit of a restful one for a few of us trying to clam niggling pains. With the vote for the final part of the committee complete the club can move forward, although we are still waiting for any responses from WA but then they did say about 6 weeks, so in the land of no news is good news we will check progress over the next week or so.
Great to see so many people out there, we are regularly hitting over 90 runners per weeks on Strava with a new name or two most weeks and with that welcome to the Strava stats Jess Watts (You get your name in lights for one week then you get to earn it to make it onto some lists we have).
Weekly sessions are getting bigger and more creative too, with the latest new run leaders we are hoping we can do more to vary the activities and support everyone we can.
A big shout out to PAG, who organise the Santa Run (which we will be supporting on mass again this year) who donated £300 to the club in recognition of the activity and the benefit to the local community that we are having. Thank you PAG
On with this weeks stats, this is like the lottery draw, who is in, who is out……..
On Strava we now have 135 runners, 78 ladies and 57 gents.
So far we have a total of 1819 running weeks, these are a week where some one has been out at least once. The ladies have 990 and the men have 829.
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 42949.3kms and climbed 405381 meters, logging 5323 runs between us all.
The total distance champion for the year so far is Neil Jones with a total of 1622.2km, and the mountain goat crown for the year so far is Neil Jones with 18182m climbed.
For the ladies Catherine Powell has done 984.2km and Catherine Powell is the highest climber so far with 9846 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 7 people who fall into this group.
On Parkrun we now have 60 runners, between us we have clocked up 1458 runs. That’s 7290kms, 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 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.
Paul Kehl you’re up for 100 next week if you run, let us know where if you want some support to celebrate.
A few Parkrun tourists last week with Rhyddian John running in Colby, Gethin and Paul Kehl running in Barrybados and Sarah Passmore running in Rouen. Keep flying the flag for PRR, we are certainly regularly pickup up good places in these and more importantly supporting our newer runners to be out there and do the 5k.
#PRRontour a few out and about enjoying the half term sunshine abroad, keep those runs coming in on strava to show us where you have been, although Steve Burrell the dad dancing ones are the best.
#PRRdab A few dabs out there this week at the Treforest 10k and the Afan forest (Night) trail the flash on the photos really made it look like day time!
#PRRhugs to everyone out there, keep the hugs flowing but we may be closer to needing a hose down in this warm weather. Don’t forget to carry your water in this heat, it doesn’t take long to dehydrate and the hugs we want you to have are not recovery ones.
This week, we have completed 1745kms and climbed 18654 meters
The furthest distance goes to Neil Jones with 109.4km and for the ladies Catherine Davis has run 38.2km
Our mountain goat goes to Neil Jones with 1195 meters, for the ladies Linda Doyle has climbed 543 meters.
Our longest single distance goes to Stephen Shepheard with 24.3 km, for the ladies Christina Roberts has run 17.7 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 2000 miles. I have also given us a group challenge to complete 100,000 kms during the year. We have had to drop back from 2500 as this was proving very difficult for anyone.
So far 25 are on track to complete the 500 km challenge, 27 for the 1000 km, 13 for the 1000 Miles, 4 for the 1500 Miles and 1 for the ultimate 2000 Miles Challenge. You can track your name below.
We are on track to complete the 100,000km challenge with 42,949km completed with the target of 40,385km so far this year.
This week the womblers furthest distance goes to Natalie Kendrick-Doyle with 6.8km and our wombling mountain goat is Natalie Kendrick-Doyle with 18 meters. The longest single distance goes to Claire Mullett with 5 km.
On track to complete 500km this year (Average 10k per week, so far 202km)
Mandy Thomas Gulliford
On track to complete 1000km this year (Average 19k per week, so far 404km)
On track to complete 1000 Miles this year (Average 31k per week, so far 650km)
On track to complete 1500 Miles this year (Average 46k per week, so far 975km)
On track to complete 2000 Miles this year (Average 77k per week, so far 1,300km)
A few extra stats from this week: Darren Pengelly, Catherine Powell, Dan Powell, Trudy Perry, Claire Tapper, Emma Rees-Taylor, Jess Watts, Ross Youlden, Stephen Paskell, Kerry Rockey, Rashmi Singh and Kathryn Rodgers you all clocked your fastest average weekly pace this week.
Miguel Sutcliffe and Tara Phillips you were only 1 second off yours.
Whats coming up…..
24th June Swansea half curry night
Affiliation party / Treasure hunt and celebration, July 22nd
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)
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.
** If you think your stats are wrong, this could be because you have registered a run after I have taken a snapshot of the weeks stats, don’t panic though we can update them drop me a message and I will check.