parkrun of the week

Llanerchaeron parkrun

  • Number of events – 11
  • Average number of runners per week – 84
  • Total number of runners – 421
  • Number of personal bests – 248
  • Biggest attendance – 111
  • Total distance run – 4,595km

This week’s parkrun of the week is the Llanerchaeron parkrun, which takes place in Ciliau Aeron, Aberaeron at 9 a.m every Saturday morning. The even is very much in it’s infancy, after only launching it’s first event just 11 weeks ago but has averaged an astonishing 85 runners per week since starting on 10th February.

The Llanerchaeron parkrun recently welcomed several inspirational Couch to 5k graduates from Newcastle Emlyn, who were completing their first ever 5k run. Prior to that, the event hosted a special Easter parkrun event where they had record numbers of parkrunners – 111 in total despite the cold and rainy conditions! In addition, the event saw a turnout of 90 runners for their Sport Relief parkrun on 24th March, with participants wearing red and raising a brilliant £105.34 in aid of Sport Relief!

The Llanerchaeron parkrun course offers runners a flat, fast trail course consisting of a small out and back loop followed by a large out and back loop, which takes runners along the river Aeron for the entire length of the Llanerchaeron trail towards Aberaeron. The course starts and finishes in the same place which is around an 8 minute walk from the car park. The Llanerchaeron parkrun would not be able to function and operate without it’s 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 Conti’s café for a post-run get together after the event on a Saturday morning!

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