Just mooting the possibility of getting one together
Mattoo - have you thought about the 5k route they used for the Fusion 5k series this year?
Started at the leisure centre, then ran over the bridge, past Sandy water park & then a further 2km along the seafront towards Burry port. Plenty of parking, with changing facilities etc in the leisure centre, only a couple of minor undulations too.
i'd definitely take part any weekend I'm free - would they be held in the morning? The prom can get v busy with cyclists after about 10am.
I'll certainly mention this at my club, and have contacts at Swansea H.
good luck with organising this Mattoo
Any news Mattoo?
As I was in Ashford for the weekend, I was going to do the Whitstable run last Saturday but my lazy lot didn't get up until 10 to take over looking after "my baby".
I live in hope that this Llanelli run will come to fruition.
Hello - yes this thread has gone a bit quiet. Running Kev - sorry to be nosey, but I think I remember you from the Welsh marathon forum last year? Hope the running is going well. Are you a member of 3M's?
Would be nice to see this next year. I think the nearest parkrun otherwise would be Cardiff?
Yes Cardiff is the only parkrun in Wales, we started in February 2008 and I thought there would have been some more by now. There have been a few enquiries from the Swansea area but nothing has happened, there was also a tentative approach from North Wales but again nothing.
If you can get it up and running it is a great event, from Cardiff's point of view, the 2 Clubs that have really got behind the event have seen their membership increase as a direct result. We started of with 56 back in Feb 08, then on our 1st Anniversary we broke the hundred, we now regularly have over 200 with our biggest number being 258.
Kev et al.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you but am very busy at the moment. I am still really keen for this to happen and am in touch with the parkrun people but there is no way I will properly start the wheels in motion now before the end of April as am currently in the process of organising a track marathon in Llanelli on April 2nd and the 'Born to Run' charity night on February 19th, all as part of my 3 marathons in three weekends charity crusade, obviously this is on top of full time work commitments and 3 young children. Sorry if this disappoints anyone but I like to be able to give things my full attention, I am happy to pass the reins to someone else if they want to get it kickstarted sooner.
If any of you are Llanelli people maybe you want to consider the charity night, Rosie Swales Pope is guest speaker and it will be a good event. You may have heard it advertised locally. If your on facebook details can be found here, if not feel free to message me for more information or to purchase tickets.
Thanks for your patience.
Good to hear from you and of the activities you are up to - best of luck and please keep us updated
A Park Run in Llanelli is a great idea but there is no rush and people will wait I'm sure, it's positive news alone that you've started the process.
Let us know when you are ready and I'll be available to help as you need.
Cheers Kev, you should definitely come to the charity night and probably run my track marathon too
You doing any of the HBA events this year?
It's my Wife's Birthday that night and as she is a non-runner, does not share my enthusiasm for a night out at Felinfoel Rugby Club - I will work on her!
I was hoping to do the HM but for various reasons / excuses training has not gone well so may do the St. Davids Day Cardiff 10k that day instead.
Will be doing the Waterside 10k and Tayo 5k hopefully.
Plenty of time to be ready for HM Kev? You know what is best for you though.
Regards your wifes birthday let her know is not all about running apart from the talk from Rosie Pope which I'm sure will be inspirational for runners and non-runners alike. Live music, disco, yours truly as a compere, raffle, auction and hog roast or finger buffet for food too.....Would be good to put a face to the name. Was it you I mistook for a friend and abused out training last year?
I remember now having checked back, was Jonathon Walters
Hi all, I thin ka parkrun in Llanelli would be brilliant, I had just this week been racking my brains trying to think of a route in carmarthen but I had drawn a blank so Llanelli for me would be next best thing!
I would be willing to help out occasionally (4 children and husband permitting) but would love to run them occasionally too! I'm doing the Half in Llanelli in March anyway!
Good lluck with the charity night mattoo.....i had the privilege of running a short distance with Rosie Swales last year in the Rhyader 20 mile race,.....she is so totally inspriational and a really lovely woman, you'll have a great time!!!
If you need any help at all in setting the parkrun up I would be more than willing to assist!
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