Llanelli parkrun



  • 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?
  • jenfjenf ✭✭✭

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

  • Run and volunteer. 100 points for each volunteer for 3 runs- same as winning!
  • jenfjenf ✭✭✭

    ..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.

  • Looking forward to an update.
  • Just back from the trial- good to meet you, jenf image

    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 image and the coffee was good- the cakes looked even better, but I was good! image

    The plan is to keep it going now I think and hopefully get it officially launched end Feb /early March image
  • jenfjenf ✭✭✭

    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 image

  • Hello all

    Interested to see the possibility of a prk run in Singleton...definately interested in that. I might incoprporate into my usual Staurday morning LSR!

  • Update- the Llyn Llech Owen event WILL be on every Saturday, launching officially hopefully in March image

    Looks like we're going to get a local Parkrun, guys image
  • jenfjenf ✭✭✭

    Brilliant news image

  • Great news Jason. Well done and thank you.
  • RK- no thanks needed- all I did was turn up and run! lol!
  • Excellent news - thank for keeping us updated on here JD. Well done to TROTS for the work in organising this.

    Excellent news for anyone living in West wales not wanting the big commute to Cardiff PR.

    JD - Well the house viewing Sat am was worth it by the way - we are going to put an offer in. We loved the property. Only a mile from the forest I usually train in too imageimage

  • LTS- Great news on the house front! Good luck!

    I will be marshalling this week at Llyn Llech Owain if needed, or running otherwiseimage

  • my daughter is on the verge of giving birth so I can't really commit to anything right now. She has two young children who will be coming to me when she goes into labour. As soon as I can feel I can commit, I'll be along at least to marshal in the first instance. I could be there this weekend if she is not needing me image

  • oh and good news on the house LTS image

  • Best wishes to your daughter, YOD! image
  • Just to let you know there will be no Park Run in Llych Llech Owain tomorrow due to the snow !!

  • Thanks, Markimage

    No internet connection yesterday, but managed to run! Best of both worlds- made a big snowman in my garden with my boy, then discovered that only 2 miles away the roads were snow free!

  • Just curious when this Park Run will 'go live' ie be listed on the Park Run website?
  • jenfjenf ✭✭✭
    I think the plan to 'go live' is early March. A few trial runs planned before.
  • Yep, think that's the plan- but it's on every Saturday at 9 am before then anyhow image
  • Bit of news for you all- excuse the copy and paste!

    "News re Parkrun Llyn Llech Owain - official live date MARCH 23RD. Also, Jo Sinton Hewitt of Parkrun is coming to Carmarthen to speak with the volunteers, answer any questions and show the equipment they use on Wed MARCH 6TH at 5:30pm. We need as many volunteers as possible ( even if only volunteer every 3 months). veue TBC and should only take 1 hr! let us know if keen!"

    If anyone here is interested, message me and I'll pass your details onimage

  • Thanks for the update. Great news. image

    Have a race most Sundays now, but hope to make the official launch PR in March. There's a 5k race in Swansea on the 16th March, so hopefully it wont clash with that.

    Jenf - just curious, do you run for Llanelli AC?


  • jenfjenf ✭✭✭

    Hi LTS, no, I don't belong to any club, but I hope to do the parkrun regularly, and my next race is the Llanelli Half!

  • Great news.
  • Quick update- practice runs have been well attended so far and plans are still to go live end of Marchimage Recommend both the coffee and the hot chocolate in the cafe- I'm also told that the bacon rolls are excellent, but I wouldn't know!image

    So come along and join in - same time, same place- 9am Saturday morning Llyn LLech Owain Country Park

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