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Llanelli parkrun

Posted: 03/12/2010 at 17:52
Any further developements?

Llanelli parkrun

Posted: 22/11/2010 at 17:10

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.

Cardiff Half-Marathon 2010

Posted: 24/10/2010 at 10:33

Hi All

Just to let you know that this morning I measured the actual course that we ran last week (I am a qualified Course Measurer). I tried to measure as close to the racing line that we had last week, but there were a few parked cars this morning.

The course came out as 12.89 miles, which makes it 338m short, there would have been thousands of people who actually ran shorter than that from all the corner cutting that was going on, and from what I saw on TV there was lots of course cutting going on in the park as well.

Llanelli parkrun

Posted: 22/10/2010 at 14:06

Hi Mattoo

I organise the Cardiff parkrun, so if I can help let me know. If you want the course measured I can do that for you.

Cardiff Half-Marathon 2010

Posted: 18/10/2010 at 21:13

I am not saying that you are talking out of your arse, I am just saying that you should know better than to question a hard earned PB, legitimately run, with lots of time, energy, dedication and soul invested into it.

I too would love for everyone to be able to use their Cardiff half time for championship, you should know that the reality is London will not sit and do guesstimates about people's times and there is no reason why they should either. It is up to Cardiff organizers to GET A CLUE and take the event and people's time and money seriously. What is the most important aspect of a race? DISTANCE, if you cannot even get the distance right, everything else counts for nothing... and considering that this is not the first time they are organizing the event, and that as you say, it is not rocket science, they should have learned how to do it by now.

Cardiff Half-Marathon 2010

Posted: 18/10/2010 at 20:49
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This isn't the first cock up they've made of this event, how many years of trying do they need to get it right. The organisers just aren't up to the job. My girlfriend ran a "PB" by over 6 mins which put her well inside the 90 min qualifying time for London, but now it was for nothing, as a result the training, the entry fee (or mortgage) and the day have all been wasted. When will you next get such perfect conditions with temperature and basically no wind?

But surely (and hopefully) London will recognise that if she was so far within. I would hope so.

A PB by 6 mins is a huge leap though with sub 1.30 times, how did that happen?  I know Cardiff is flat but still!

 Hi Kittenkat,

I am the girlfriend whose PB you are questioning. 

First of all, London accepts only ratified results, not roughly calculated results.

If you know anything about training, you might know that hard work gives amazing results. My previous half marathon was in March of this year in Berlin. I did not have a good race that day and ran 1.31.25. I put a lot of time, work, dedication and heart into running a sub 1.30 in the Cardiff half and I ran an amazing race that I didn't even think I could run.

I also went from running a 3.46 marathon in Stockholm to running a 3.23 in Edimburgh, to 3.17 to 3.09 on my last one... HOW?  I took it more seriously, I trained hard and I gave it all I had... So it really bugs me that you should question my hard earned improvement!!

Maybe if you tried doing the same, you will discover that you too can improve your time significantly!!

 Good luck on your next one. Hopefully it will be better organized than yesterday's joke!

Cardiff Half-Marathon 2010

Posted: 18/10/2010 at 17:36
This isn't the first cock up they've made of this event, how many years of trying do they need to get it right. The organisers just aren't up to the job. My girlfriend ran a "PB" by over 6 mins which put her well inside the 90 min qualifying time for London, but now it was for nothing, as a result the training, the entry fee (or mortgage) and the day have all been wasted. When will you next get such perfect conditions with temperature and basically no wind?

Cardiff Half-Marathon 2010

Posted: 18/10/2010 at 16:21

It is so annoying but the real fact is that, NOT ONE PERSON RAN A PB YESTERDAY AT THE CARDIFF "HALF MARATHON" none of us ran the correct distance, so regardless of whether your time was 1 min or 21 mins quicker it means nothing.

On the other point of there being an obstruction and last minute divert, I'm sorry but I don't buy it. The Race Director never left the start/finish area so never saw the course to check it, the Race Referee knew nothing about it - even this morning. They would have known about the blockage before so could have made the necessary adjustment to the course, they could have made a change quite easily within that same mile, they also had no excuse as there were 3 Course Measurers working at the finish area all day so a change would have easily been made.

As far as I'm concerned they are trying to dig themselves out of the ****, I would urge everyone to boycott this event as they clearly are not capable of organising a proper event.

Chippenham Half-Marathon

Posted: 02/02/2009 at 23:18
Good to hear that the half will be on again this year, really enjoyed last year and hopefully we can get another group over from Les Croupiers

Cardiff parkrun 5k

Posted: 29/01/2009 at 13:52

Hi

Just to let you know that we will be having our 1st Anniversary celebrations here at Cardiff parkrun on 21st February 2009. We would like to see as many as possible there to join in our celebrations, we will be providing the tea and coffee (bit early in the morning for alcohol) but we would ask anyone coming along to bring other bits and pieces on a Bring and Share scheme.

 For further details go to:

www.parkrun.com

http://cardiff.parkrun.com

We look forward to seeing you.

 Thanks

 Phil

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