parkrun of the week

Porthcawl parkrun

  • Number of events – 260
  • Average number of runners per week – 218
  • Total number of runners – 6,899
  • Number of personal bests – 9,816
  • Biggest attendance – 425
  • Total distance run – 282,770km

This week’s parkrun of the week is the Porthcawl parkrun, which takes place on Porthcawl’s seafront at 9a.m every Saturday morning. The event recently celebrated it’s 5-year anniversary on 7th April – it’s 260th event since being formed back in April 2013. Over 200 runners from 22 different clubs took part in the 5-year anniversary celebration, of whom 17 were first time parkrunners and 26 recorded new personal bests.

Several dedicated volunteers braved the horrible weather conditions for last weekend’s parkrun, notably James Marks, Tony Kavanagh, Keith Treharne and volunteer coordinator Tony Phillips who have all completed more than 200 volunteer sessions at Porthcawl. In addition, Ken Milligan, Maria Lalic, Sarah Graham, Jeff Thomas, Steve Brace, Jacqueline Brace, Kevin Walford and Derek Crowder have all completed more than 100 sessions as volunteers for the event. Without the hard work and commitment of the many parkrun volunteers, the event would simply be unable to operate.

Last weekend, Bob Bamsey and Stephanie Murphy completed their 100th Porthcawl parkruns, and another 6 runners have also completed more than 200 parkruns at Porthcawl, including Nigel Thomas, Jackie Lewis, Michael Davies, Dave H Evans, Keith Powell and Libby Lavis.

The Porthcawl parkrun course is a flat and fast one, that runs along the tarmac paths on the seafront in Porthcawl. Every week, runners and volunteers meet up after the event for a post-run coffee at a location of their choice.

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