Just mooting the possibility of getting one together
Details here of Llyn Llech Owain:
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.
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.
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.
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?
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)
good thinking jason.. as long as I can come and run
..that will be the best way for me to get points then!!
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.
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.
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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