My observations on Pontypridd parkrun

I have completed this parkrun 7 times, and volunteered 2 times.

As a certified University of Glamorgan drop-out I was quite familiar with Ynysangharad Parc. I had even many years in the past tried running some of my C25K sessions in the park. So while visiting the town I was pleased to pay a visit to their parkrun.

The parkrun starts with a nice flat small lap, perfect for leading you into a false sense of security before you face the three long laps, with the back hill that exists to drain all energy, happiness and motivation. After the hill is the nicest part of the route, a gently slide down towards the finish line.

The apr├Ęs-parkrun takes place in the local Wetherspoons, another place I seem to know quite well.

The park is also home to the Pontypridd Junior parkrun, which I have never run, but where I have been volunteered a few times.

Animated Route Map

My runs at Pontypridd parkrun

Event Date Time C/PB P. F.PQ
7 261 2019-05-04 32'45 288 439 066
6 230 2018-09-15 35'14 234 274 085
5 229 2018-09-08 22'29 CB 048 256 018
4 189 2017-10-28 22'51 CB 045 219 020
3 124 2016-05-07 30'46 179 268 067
2 119 2016-04-02 29'28 C&PB 079 134 059
1 117 2016-03-19 29'52 127 217 058

My volunteering at Pontypridd parkrun

Event Date RunnersRole
2 261 2019-05-04 439 Guide Runner
1 230 2018-09-15 274 Pacing