That was a close one……

What an amazing week for running, always love it when the distance goes over 2000 km in a week. There are some many things that could be listed on here this week, but a big #PRRhugs to everyone who got out there and ran this week, a bigger hug for all those that got lost in the woods, Vicky’s sigh of relief could be heard from the car park when she found you all.

On Strava we now have 143 runners, 85 ladies and 58 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 1079 running weeks, these are a week where some one has been out at least once. The ladies have 575 and the men have 504.
We have a few persistent runners that make it out every week of the year, so far this year there are 37 you are all listed below, so well done and keep it up.
To date we have run 25412.7kms and climbed 248871 meters, logging 3228 runs between us all.
The total distance champion for the year so far is Neil Jones with a total of 1021.3km, and the mountain goat crown for the year so far is Neil Jones with 11555m climbed.
For the ladies Catherine Powell has done 661.3km and Catherine Powell is the highest climber so far with 6578 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 13 people who fall into this group.
#PRRparkrun
On Parkrun we now have 55 runners, between us we have clocked up 1465 runs. That’s 7325kms, 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.
#PRRontour

A few on their travels this week but furthest travel has to be Sarah Passmore out in Mexico.

A few honeys wandering around the 100 acres wood with some lovely bling as rewards. Well done Victoria Thomas.

#PRRdab

Managed to catch a dab this week with Stephen, he is there in the background somewhere.

#PRRhugs

Hugs all round and available for claiming at the social on Thursday after the efforts session in the boars head (The the social in the boars not the efforts!!)

Weekly Stats…
This week, we have completed an amazing 2727.5kms and climbed 30318 meters, most of that must have been up and down in the forestry, although i suspect it should have been a few hundred less!!
The furthest distance goes to Neil Jones with 116.9km and for the ladies Vicky Mead has run 60.1km
Our mountain goat goes to Adam Payne with 1171 meters, for the ladies Vicky Mead has climbed 975 meters.
Our longest single distance goes to Paul Chamberlain with 36 km, for the ladies christina roberts has run 21.9 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 26 are on track to complete the 500 km challenge, 21 for the 1000 km, 14 for the 1000 Miles, 6 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 25,413km completed with the target of 23,077km so far this year.
This week the womblers furthest distance goes to Natalie Kendrick-Doyle with 13.3km and our wombling mountain goat is Natalie Kendrick-Doyle with 89 meters. The longest single distance goes to Lisa Evans with 5.8 km.

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

Alan jackson
Amanda Burrell
becks williams
Celine Gulliford
Charlaine Roberts
Chris Lindley
Fay Lawrence
Gaby Worgan
Gareth Medd
Gill Gubbings
Jason Saville
Jo Jenkins
john pryer
Katie Mortimer-Jones
Lisa Cliffe
Louise Maxwell-Lyte
Mandy Thomas Gulliford
Mark Hester
Martin Charles
Matthew Wilmington
Miguel Sutcliffe
Natalie Chamberlain
Paul Binning
Rob Scott
Victoria Young

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

Adam Thomas
Becky Brumbill
Catherine Davis
Chris Medcalf
christina roberts
Claire Prosser
Darpan Singh
Dhana Caple
Jo Marshall
Jonathan Mead
Linda Doyle
Liz Perna
Matthew Aherne
Rebecca Broomfield
Ross Youlden
Sarah Passmore
Sophie Taylor
Stephen Paskell
Stephen Shepheard
Tim Davies
Tim Petterson

On track to complete 1000 Miles this year (Average 31k per week)

Adam Payne
Chris Chambost
Claire Tapper
David Sansom
David Shewring
Emma Reed
Gail Havard
Kay Lawless
Kerry Roberts
Mike Donnelly
rhyddian john
Tudor Williams
Vicky Mead

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

Adrian Davies
Catherine Powell
Gethin Edwards
Paul Chamberlain
Shawn Murtough
Steve Burrell

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

Neil Jones

Persistent runners. Every week rain or shine (or snow!!)

Adam Thomas
Adrian Davies
Becky Brumbill
Catherine Davis
Catherine Powell
Charlaine Roberts
Chris Chambost
Claire Prosser
Claire Tapper
Darpan Singh
David Sansom
David Shewring
Dhana Caple
Gail Havard
Gethin Edwards
Hilary Wright
Jo Jenkins
Jonathan Mead
Katie Mortimer-Jones
Kay Lawless
Kerry Roberts
Liz Perna
Matthew Wilmington
Mike Donnelly
Neil Jones
Paul Binning
Paul Chamberlain
Rebecca Broomfield
rhyddian john
Sarah Passmore
Shawn Murtough
Sophie Taylor
Stephen Shepheard
Steve Burrell
Tara Phillips
Tim Davies
Victoria Young

PRR Social
Whats coming up…..

29th March – Social at the Boars head after the efforts session (shhhhh.. you don’t have to do the efforts to attend this!)

8th April – Post Vale celebrations.
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.

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