- Number of events - 172
- Average number of runners per week - 215
- Total number of runners - 6,946
- Number of personal bests - 7,453
- Biggest Attendance - 371
- Total distance run - 184,975km
This week’s parkrun of the week is the Conwy parkrun, which takes place at 9 a.m every Saturday morning at the scenic location of the RSPB Nature Reserve in Llandudno Junction, Conwy. The event is one of North Wales’ most popular parkruns, with an average of over 200 runners taking part every weekend.
The Conwy parkrun has excellent links with the local Triathlon club ‘Gog Triathlon’ who often provide many pacemakers – helping parkrunners achieve personal best 5k times every Saturday morning! In addition, the event was recently chosen as a featured parkrun on S4C’s ‘Ffit Cymru’ programme which aims to promote an 8-week fitness regime that transforms individuals’ lives through healthy eating and physical activity.
Many Conwy parkrunners recently participated in the ‘Finish for Matt’ event– running an additional 0.65 miles on top of their usual parkrun route in memory of the late Matt Campbell who sadly passed away with 3.7 miles remaining of his London Marathon. In addition, regular Conwy parkrunner Bethan Wyn Roberts recently introduced Running Down Dementia at the event – where she spoke about the impact Dementia can have not only on the individuals suffering from the illness, but their carers, loved ones and extended family. The Running Down Dementia cause aims to get groups such as the Conwy parkrun involved in running 100km and raising £100 towards Alzheimer’s Research UK (which is one of parkrun UK’s official partners).
The Conwy parkrun course takes runners on a simple out-and-back route along the beautifully scenic banks of the river Conwy, with a short diversion towards Conwy castle on the outward section. The route is mostly flat, only climbing when it crosses the railway line over a pedestrian bridge and is run on gravel or tarmac throughout. The Conwy parkrun would not be able to function and operate without its dedicated and hard-working volunteers who turn up every Saturday morning to set up the course for all participants. Runners, spectators and volunteers often meet at the Waterside Coffee Shop for a post-run get together after the event every Saturday morning.
To read more about the Conwy parkrun, click here
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