Well what can we say this week apart from it’s all about us. We have shown how much support we can give each other to achieve just about any thing. Some amazing results this week as we all pull together to be there as a team both running and supporting. When other club comment on how great we are to everyone that makes it kind of special. #PRRhugs for everyone this week.
I’ve not given out the crowns this year yet, but I have two names this week for grit and determination on wanting to get to the finish. Linda Doyle for the ladies and Chris Chambost for the men. Both of you pushed yourselves to make sure you got to the finish (Although Chris you never made the Indiaah!)
Its a record breaking week too, the first time we have had 100 runners recording runs on Strava and a total 2777km run, we knew it would be a big week!!
On Strava we now have 146 runners, 87 ladies and 59 gents. Not all so active though, so if you are one of the 8 that have not got out there yet, now is the time to get moving.
So far we have a total of 1295 running weeks, these are a week where some one has been out at least once. The ladies have 705 and the men have 590.
We have a few persistent runners that make it out every week of the year, so far this year there are 35 you are all listed below, so well done and keep it up.
To date we have run 31432.8kms and climbed 296851 meters, logging 3801 runs between us all.
The total distance champion for the year so far is Neil Jones with a total of 1173.8km, and the mountain goat crown for the year so far is Neil Jones with 13310m climbed.
For the ladies Catherine Powell has done 724km and Kay Lawless is the highest climber so far with 6861 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 12 people who fall into this group.
On Parkrun we now have 56 runners, between us we have clocked up 1487 runs. That’s 7435kms, 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 supprt each other for these.
Sarah Passmore is still out there running in Holland, Catherine Davis still sending in from the US of A, a little more local with Matthew Harris in France.
#PRRhugs – Well I think all round when needed this week, special thanks to all the supporters this weeks that kept the hugs coming when they were really needed, well done everyone.
This week, we have completed 2777kms and climbed 27788 meters
The furthest distance goes to David Sansom with 78.7km and for the ladies Catherine Powell has run 60.7km
Our mountain goat goes to Gethin Edwards with 914 meters, for the ladies Vicky Mead has climbed 756 meters.
Our longest single distance goes to Vicky Mead with 54.2 km, Tim Petterson, Emma Reed and Kay Lawless have all run 54.1 km. (Vicky you sneaked in the extra again!!)
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 26 are on track to complete the 500 km challenge, 23 for the 1000 km, 14 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 31,433km completed with the target of 26,923km so far this year.
This week the womblers furthest distance goes to Lisa Evans with 12.1km and our wombling mountain goat is Joanne Davies with 95 meters. The longest single distance goes to Lisa Evans with 7.1 km.
On track to complete 500km this year (Average 10k per week)
Mandy Thomas Gulliford
On track to complete 1000km this year (Average 19k per week)
On track to complete 1000 Miles this year (Average 31k per week)
On track to complete 1500 Miles this year (Average 46k per week)
On track to complete 2500 Miles this year (Average 77k per week)
Whats coming up…..
24th June Swansea half curry night
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.