Llanelli parkrun

Just mooting the possibility of getting one together

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23/12/2012 at 10:22
23/12/2012 at 13:33

Great, thanks.

JD - will be in touch in the new year.

Been to Llyn Llech Owain walking with OH a few times. Nice location. Great cakes in the cafe too  

Have a good Christmas everyone.

04/01/2013 at 14:42

JD - Any more news on the Carmarthenshire parkrun? I'd be interested to know the proposed route.

I'd promised in the new year to finish the good work of organising a parkrun in Singleton park, Swansea, so I'll post here next week with an update. I am a little concerned about the undulating course and hill start putting off any newcomers and those wanting to achieve pb's though...on asking those who've run the course with me general consensus has been positive.

04/01/2013 at 23:03
LTS- no more news here at present..... Undulations not a problem - a lot of courses aren't even Tarmac!
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
05/01/2013 at 07:58

Morning. Singleton is ok LTS, they used to do the R4L there until it got a bit too big to cope. Yes, it's a pull up to the stones, but then easy peasy (ish). How will you make it the 3 miles? The R4L used part of the Uni grounds to make up the distance.

05/01/2013 at 21:35
Hi guys! Apparently we will be having a trial run within the next few weeks at Llyn Llech Owain. Keep you informed, but sounds promising!
05/01/2013 at 21:41
I'll be happy to come trial it
05/01/2013 at 22:18
05/01/2013 at 23:19
Good news Jason!
Edited: 05/01/2013 at 23:20
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
06/01/2013 at 07:00

nice one - it'll need a wide advertising to get as many there as poss on the first day. How many do you think you would want to try it out?

06/01/2013 at 15:07

Thanks JD, I'd be interested in coming along to a trial run if it doesnt clash with West Glam league.

Sue - good point. I think it's me who doesnt like hills  I find the first climb a struggle, but the people I've run with all shoot off ahead! The 3m is as follows: Start/finish is at the uni gate entrance (going up the steep hill from Brynmill road -there's a yellow grit bin next to the uni gate). Then it's 2 laps of the main outside path of the park (passing home farm, sketty hall, Bishop Gore school, botanical gardens & stone circle), bearing round by Swiss cottage (rather than heading towards the traffic lights at off Brynmill lane)

06/01/2013 at 22:11
Think there's a v small trial run coming up soon- just to check out the course and logistics.
PR thinking is to NOT advertise and let it build organically through word of mouth. In their words the last thing you want on your first PR is 300 runners turning up
Will keep you all informed- exciting though, eh?
Edited: 06/01/2013 at 22:12
06/01/2013 at 22:25

good thinking jason.. as long as I can come and run 

06/01/2013 at 23:10
Run and volunteer. 100 points for each volunteer for 3 runs- same as winning!
07/01/2013 at 08:36

..that will be the best way for me to get points then!!

07/01/2013 at 09:58

Thank you for the update JD, look forward to it. If you dont mind me asking,do you have the contact details for the TROTs people organising? I'd like to get in touch if possible. Agree with PR's thinking in keeping it a small event at first. I find the Cardiff PR field too big...no wonder they have to use the Tesco car park.

A similar approach would be sensible for Singleton park, although I'd like to advertise to all local clubs in South Wales...inevitably some runners may prefer Cardiff for the PB potential & flat course.

Talking of Parkruns, we stayed near Eastbourne last weekend & went for an early Saturday walk....OH & I ended up in the middle of their local PR race - we counted 20 runners & a multi terrain course with some mud & a stream jump. Just shows how versatile a PR event can be. 

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
12/01/2013 at 08:38

I'm not going to make it today after all - sorry. I hope it goes well and will hopefully be able to make it next time.

12/01/2013 at 11:27
Looking forward to an update.
12/01/2013 at 11:32
Just back from the trial- good to meet you, jenf
Jenf and I were 2 of 20 runners for this trial event. The course was great, as was the turnout. It's not a PB course, but not suicidal either and very scenic. The cafe was right next to the finish line and the coffee was good- the cakes looked even better, but I was good!
The plan is to keep it going now I think and hopefully get it officially launched end Feb /early March
12/01/2013 at 11:58

thank you to all those who organised this morning. It was my first ever parkrun, and I really enjoyed it.

Nice meeting you too jason d

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