parkrun of the week

 Penrhyn parkrun

  • Number of events - 172
  • Average number of runners per week - 155
  • Total number of runners - 6,449
  • Number of personal bests - 5,161
  • Biggest Attendance - 341
  • Total distance run - 133,355km

This week’s parkrun of the week is the Penrhyn parkrun which takes place at Penrhyn castle, Bangor every Saturday morning. The event is one of Wales’ most established parkruns and averages over 150 runner every week!

Many members of the Penrhyn parkrun recently took part in defibrillator awareness training in association with the Welsh Ambulance Trust after the recent installation of a new defibrillator for the event itself. In addition, many Penrhyn parkrunners took part in the ‘Finish for Matt’ event that was recently held in memory of Matt Campbell who tragically passed away after collapsing 3.7 miles from the finish line during the London Marathon. Participants added an extra 0.6 miles before or after their parkrun 5k’s on the 25th April in Matt’s memory.

A new men’s course record was recently set at the Penrhyn parkrun when Cardiff AAC athlete Dan Nash ran a storming time of 15:37 – and that was on a horrible rainy day in which over 200 participants turned up despite the adverse weather! The Penrhyn parkrun course is set at the scenic Penrhyn Castle in Bangor – which is actually a National Trust building! The route is mostly flat with some small undulating slopes and takes runners around the beautiful castle with a fantastic view of the Menai Straits along the way. The Penrhyn 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 Penrhyn Castle café for a post-run get together after the event on a Saturday morning!

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