PRR Blog August 14th

How fast has the summer gone! Almost time to wrap up the towels and look forward to the cooler evenings for running. But there are still a few weeks left and out little social on the 25th in Piglets.

It’s been great over the last few weeks to see the numbers still heading out on the official runs and seeing plenty of people out there between them too. With everyone on holidays over the summer I don’t the the numbers have dropped as much as last year, which just shows how much the group has grown since last year. 81 Strava runners last week and those results coming in from lots of far flung places. Keep the photos coming in on Facebook and #PRROntour.

Going to start with the crown again this week and it goes to Tim Petterson, well done Tim, the efforts and dedication you have been putting in are phenomenal. De doo de do doo. Keep that training going for that ultra and you will smash it.

Only one new name this week on Strava so welcome to the stats list Rhyddian John!!

Our 81 runners this week clocked up 1723km between everyone. Distance leader this week is Tim Petterson (76.5) for the men and Vicky Mead again with 62.2km for the ladies. longest single run this week also goes to Tim Petterson with a 48.3 km run .

Our Billy goat this week is Gethin Edwards with 1018 m.

A new name again for the pace setter this week with Collin Thomas trotting along at 4:44 min/km over 17.4km.

35 runners posting above 6:30’s averages this week, top distance was Vicky Mead for the ladies, and Tim Petterson for the gents.

#PRROntour – Darpan gets the on tour shout out with his Parkrun in Singapore, more amazingly turned up for the half training on Monday. It’s been great seeing your photos. Plenty of other flowing through the site and on Strava.

Mentioned in dispatches…..
A few mentions this week:

Carys Rees, another 9 seconds off your best time well done.
Colin Thomas, under the 4:45 barrier for the first time.
Jo Beazer, 34 seconds off your best average and only 1 second away from the 6 minute barrier.
Kathryn Vaughan, under the 5 minute barrier again and 2 seconds better than last time your did that.
Lauryn Ava, massive reduction from your last average, so keep those runs coming in on strava.
Matthew Aherne, 16 seconds improvement on previous best average, 9 seconds off the 4 min barrier. You can do that one.
Stephen Shepheard, well steve what a story of effort, 18 seconds better than last week and only 4 seconds off the 6 minutes.
Tim Munn, 3 seconds better than previous best average and knocking on the door of 4:30.

A mention for everyone doing the half training, I have already said this but, I have been pacing roughly the same pace for you over the last few weeks, last week very few managed to get very close to that, this week at least 6 achieved it over a 15km run. You are all doing great.


Remember!!!!!! If you’re running in the heat to make sure you have plenty of water with you and for the bigger runs make sure you eat more than you would normally to get that energy in, Lots of great running there.

Start thinking about your energy on the longer runs, you need energy and hydration. Cramps are sometime from hunger and headaches are generally caused by lack of water. Plan you strategy, there will be water every 5 km on the half with energy gels about every 10. Take on the water even if you don’t think you need it, even just a small sip will help. Personal i use that for a small walk bit as well because I am rubbish at trying to run and drink out of a bottle at the same time!! Comedy moments there.

Keep an eye out for the organised runs on the facebook page, If your are heading out post a message to see if anyone wants to join you over half term, there are a few more people around during the day.

Keep up the efforts 🙂

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