It’s still summer, although getting a little wetter.

The summer continues and the weather is getting a little variable!! It’s still very warm out there so remember to keep water with you.
The Cardiff Half training started this week with the first run out, well done Emma, Linda and Sophie on starting this one up ready for October.

On Strava we now have 124 runners, 72 ladies and 52 gents. (A few less now as all of those who have not filled in the membership have been removed) We also have a few new names as people join our Strava group after completing their membership forms.

Welcome to  Vanessa Bowers, Caroline Hellard, Sukhi Baryana, Kathy Bennett and Sophie Wilkinson.

So far we have a total of 2598 running weeks, these are a week where some one has been out at least once. The ladies have 1393 and the men have 1205.
We have a few persistent runners that make it out every week of the year, so far this year there are 26 you are all listed below, so well done and keep it up.
To date we have run 67764.3kms and climbed 612346 meters, logging 8049 runs between us all.
The total distance champion for the year so far is Neil Jones with a total of 2325km, and the mountain goat crown for the year so far is Neil Jones with 26314m climbed.
For the ladies Catherine Powell has done 1582.4km and Catherine Powell is the highest climber so far with 19712 meters for the ladies.
The longest run to date goes to Vicky Mead with a distance of 101.2km, longest male run to date is Tim Petterson with a distance of 72.
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 3 people who fall into this group.

#PRRparkrun
On Parkrun we now have 72 runners, between us we have clocked up 1865 runs. That’s 9325kms, 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.
With Ponty not running again this week we had a few tourists…..
Matthew Ahearne, Miguel Sutcliffe and Claire Sutcliffe ventured into Cardiff, Rhyddian John and Kerry Rockey visited the Riverfront, Catherine Powell and Mike Donnelly visited Llyn Llech Owain where Cath came home as first female. Penallta Saw Katie Watts and Jess Watts, Barry Island had Paul Kehl, Grangemoor saw Gethin Edwards, Emma Reed and John Cunnane, The very first Severn Bridge Parkrun was tested by Stephen Cale and by the sounds of it is a nice parkrun.
If anyone would like to do a blog when they visit away then please feels free as it would be great to encourage a few more to be Parkrun Tourists.

#PRRontour
Some more beautiful photos from the people on their holidays, keep them coming.

#PRRhugs

Weekly Stats…
This week, we have completed 2506.6kms and climbed 26034 meters
The furthest distance goes to Jamie Vanstone with 96.7km and for the ladies Kay Lawless has run 60km
Our mountain goat goes to Darren Pengelly with 1184 meters, for the ladies Catherine Powell has climbed 951 meters.
Our longest single distance goes to Matthew Aherne with 28 km, for the ladies Kerry Rockey has run 26.2 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 27 are on track to complete the 500 km challenge, 29 for the 1000 km, 15 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 67,764km completed with the target of 61,538km so far this year.
This week the womblers furthest distance goes to Anne Miles with 7km and our wombling mountain goat is Anne Miles with 87 meters. The longest single distance goes to Anne Miles with 7 km.

On track to complete 500km this year (Average 10k per week, so far 308km)
Amanda Burrell
Ben Trotman
Celine Gulliford
Chris Lindley
Dan Powell
Deborah Board
Fay Lawrence
Gaby Worgan
Gill Gubbings
Jason Saville
Jo Jenkins
Jonathan Mead
Kerry Rockey
Louise Maxwell-Lyte
Mandy Thomas Gulliford ….Living on the edge….
Mark Passmore
Martin Charles
Matthew Wilmington
Miguel Sutcliffe
Paul Binning
Ross Youlden
Sam Taylor
Sarah Shepheard
Stephen Mithan
Tara Phillips
Tim Davies
Vaughn Gibson

On track to complete 1000km this year (Average 19k per week, so far 616km)
Adam Thomas
Alan jackson
Annie Ginwalla
Becky Brumbill
Charlaine Roberts
Chris Chambost
christina roberts
Claire Prosser
Claire Tapper
Darpan Singh
David Shewring
Dhana Caple
Emma Rees-Taylor
Jo Marshall
Kathy Bennett
Katie Mortimer-Jones
Linda Doyle
Mark Hester
Paul Kehl
Rebecca Broomfield
Ruth Northway
Sarah Passmore
Sophie Taylor ….Living on the edge….
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 990km)
Adam Payne
Catherine Davis ….Living on the edge….
Darren Pengelly
David Sansom
Emma Reed
Gethin Edwards
Kay Lawless
Kerry Roberts
Matthew Aherne
Mike Donnelly
Paul Chamberlain
paul day
rhyddian john
Shawn Murtough
Steve Burrell

On track to complete 1500 Miles this year (Average 46k per week, so far 1,486km)
Adrian Davies
Catherine Powell
Jamie Vanstone

On track to complete 2000 Miles this year (Average 77k per week, so far 1,981km)
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
Stephen Shepheard
Steve Burrell
Tara Phillips

PRR Social
Whats coming up…..

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.

Runs on the calendar to watch for
Cardiff Half
May12th 2019 – #GrahamsRun The Hensol Loop.

Don’t forget to get your bib clips from Jon.

Keep an eye on facebook for the impromptu social at the Boars Head or the Pipeworks too.

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