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Christmas & New Year parkrun schedule 2019: What's Happening When and Where in West Wales??

Across eleven locations in West Wales, parkrun is open to runners of all ages and of all abilities. We've been in touch with every Event Director and here's your guide (December 21st - January 5th) to what, where and when over the Christmas & New Year period!

There's plenty of choice and locations for you across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Swanse and Neath Port Talbot and something for everyone to go along to over the Festive period! Have fun and enjoy! Find out more about it all below...

WHAT IS PARKRUN / BETH YDY PARKRUN?

All over the country, parkrun organise free, weekly, 5K and 2K timed runs and they are open to everyone, free and are safe and easy to take part in.

These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and people of all abilities are encouraged to take part; from those taking their first steps in junior age groups to those with more senior experience. The parkrun events are all run by volunteers who ensure every week of the year, that the events can go ahead in a safe environment.

WHEN DO PARKRUNS HAPPEN IN THE WEEK / PRYD MAE PARKRUNS YN DIGWYDD YN YR WYTHNOS?

Saturdays are the 5K parkruns aimed at seniors. It costs nothing but please register before your first run on the website. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode.

Sundays are the 2K junior parkruns for the whole family and little ones only (4-14 years old). It costs nothing but please register before your first run on the website. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode.

WHERE ARE THEY HELD HERE IN WEST WALES / BLE MAE NHW'N CAEL EI CYNNAL YNG NGHORLLEWIN CYMRU?

In 2019, parkrun running events take place at the following locations across the West Wales region: Llyn Llech Owain (Gorslas), Carmarthen Park (Carmarthen), King George V Playing Fields (Llanelli), Gnoll Park (Neath), The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen (Swansea Bay), Haverfordwest Racecourse (Haverfordwest), Plascrug Park (Aberystwyth), Llanerchaeron (Aberaeron), Colby Woodland Garden (Amroth), Brynaman Rugby Club (Brynaman) and Milford Waterfront (Milford Haven).

Latest stats as on 30th November: Number of events - 156,047; Number of locations - 684; Number of runners - 2,236,300; Number of clubs - 6,661; That just shows you how popular parkruns have become across the United Kingdom.

All the 5K parkruns on Saturdays go ahead as normal on the 21st December and 28th December and first weekend in January.

All the junior 2K parkruns on Sundays go ahead as normal on the 22nd December and 29th December and first weekend in January.

There are extra special events planned on Christmas Day morning at Llyn Llech Owain, Gnoll Park, Haverfordwest, Milford Waterfront and Aberystwyth, all starting at 9am.

On New Year’s Day, Swansea Bay will be one of four locations to host the traditional 2020 opener (10.30am).

Aberystwyth (9am), Haverfordwest (9am) and Milford Waterfront (10.30am) will also begin the New Year in style with 1st of January events.

HOW TO SIGN UP TO 2K AND 5K PARKRUN / SUT I GOFRESTRU AR GYFER PARKRUN 2K A 5K?

If you're interested in signing up to run at a weekly parkrun event, visit the website www.parkrun.org to register beforehand where runners will be issued with a bar code to scan at the start and end of each event.

They’ll also be able to check their progress and weekly performances online.

PLEASE NOTE THAT EVENTS MIGHT HAVE TO BE CANCELLED DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER / SAFETY OF RUNNERS. ALL UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THE INDIVIDUAL PARKRUN WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE, SO PLEASE KEEP CHECKING.

 

YOUR EVENT GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2019...DYMA BETH SYDD I DDOD YN YSTOD YR NADOLIG A'R FLWYDDYN NEWYDD 2019...

The Christmas & New Year period (December 21st– January 5th) will see an action-packed programme of parkrun events across eleven West Wales locations.

(21st-22nd December: events are including a fancy dress/christmas theme run; check their individual websites for the details)

WEEKEND 21ST - 22ND DECEMBER / PENWYTHNOS 21AIN - 22AIN RHAGFYR

Saturday 21st December / Dydd Sadwrn 21ain Rhagfyr: Llyn Llech Owain parkrun (Gorslas) 9:00am

Saturday 21st December / Dydd Sadwrn 21ain Rhagfyr: Llanelli Coast 5K parkrun (Pwll) 9:00am

Saturday 21st December / Dydd Sadwrn 21ain Rhagfyr: Swansea Bay 5K parkrun (St Helens)

Saturday 21st December / Dydd Sadwrn 21ain Rhagfyr: Gnoll Park 5K parkrun (Neath) 9:00am

Saturday 21st December / Dydd Sadwrn 21ain Rhagfyr: Brynaman 5K parkrun (Rugby Club) 9:00am

Saturday 21st December / Dydd Sadwrn 21ain Rhagfyr: Haverfordwest 5K parkrun (Racecourse) 9:00am

Saturday 21st December / Dydd Sadwrn 21ain Rhagfyr: Milford Waterfront 5K parkrun (Milford Haven) 9:00am

Saturday 21st December / Dydd Sadwrn 21ain Rhagfyr: Colby 5K parkrun (Amroth) 9:00am

Saturday 21st December / Dydd Sadwrn 21ain Rhagfyr: Aberystwyth 5K parkrun (Plascrug Park) 9:00am

Saturday 21st December / Dydd Sadwrn 21ain Rhagfyr: Llanerchaeron 5K parkrun (Ciliau Aeron) 9:00am

Sunday 22nd December / Dydd Sul 22ain Rhagfyr: Carmarthen Junior 2K parkrun (Carmarthen Park) 9:00am

Sunday 22nd December / Dydd Sul 22ain Rhagfyr: Llanelli Coast Junior 2K parkrun (Pwll) 9:00am

Sunday 22nd December / Dydd Sul 22ain Rhagfyr: Gnoll Park Junior 2K parkrun (Neath) 9:00am

Sunday 22nd December / Dydd Sul 22ain Rhagfyr: Aberystwyth Junior 2K parkrun (Plascrug Park) 9:00am

 

CHRISTMAS DAY 25TH DECEMBER / DYDD NADOLIG 25AIN RHAGFYR

Wednesday 25th December / Dydd Mercher 25ain Rhagfyr: Llyn Llech Owain Christmas Day 5K parkrun (Gorslas) 9:00am

Wednesday 25th December / Dydd Mercher 25ain Rhagfyr: Gnoll Park Christmas Day 5K parkrun (Neath) 9:00am

Wednesday 25th December / Dydd Mercher 25ain Rhagfyr: Haverfordwest Christmas Day 5K parkrun (Racecourse) 9:00am

Wednesday 25th December / Dydd Mercher 25ain Rhagfyr: Milford Waterfront Christmas Day 5K parkrun (Milford Haven) 9:00am

Wednesday 25th December / Dydd Mercher 25ain Rhagfyr: Aberystwyth Christmas Day 5K parkrun (Plascrug Park)

 

WEEKEND 28TH - 29TH DECEMBER / PENWYTHNOS 28AIN - 29AIN RHAGFYR

Saturday 28th December / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Rhagfyr: Llyn Llech Owain parkrun (Gorslas) 9:00am

Saturday 28th December / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Rhagfyr: Llanelli Coast 5K parkrun (Pwll) 9:00am

Saturday 28th December / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Rhagfyr: Swansea Bay 5K parkrun (St Helens)

Saturday 28th December / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Rhagfyr: Gnoll Park 5K parkrun (Neath) 9:00am

Saturday 28th December / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Rhagfyr: Brynaman 5K parkrun (Rugby Club) 9:00am

Saturday 28th December / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Rhagfyr: Haverfordwest 5K parkrun (Racecourse) 9:00am

Saturday 28th December / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Rhagfyr: Milford Waterfront 5K parkrun (Milford Haven) 9:00am

Saturday 28th December / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Rhagfyr: Colby 5K parkrun (Amroth) 9:00am

Saturday 28th December / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Rhagfyr: Aberystwyth 5K parkrun (Plascrug Park) 9:00am

Saturday 28th December / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Rhagfyr: Llanerchaeron 5K parkrun (Ciliau Aeron) 9:00am

Sunday 29th December / Dydd Sul 29ain Rhagfyr: Carmarthen Junior 2K parkrun (Carmarthen Park) 9:00am

Sunday 29th December / Dydd Sul 29ain Rhagfyr: Llanelli Coast Junior 2K parkrun (Pwll) 9:00am

Sunday 29th December / Dydd Sul 29ain Rhagfyr: Gnoll Park Junior 2K parkrun (Neath) 9:00am

Sunday 29th December / Dydd Sul 29ain Rhagfyr: Aberystwyth Junior 2K parkrun (Plascrug Park) 9:00am

 

NEW YEARS DAY 1ST JANUARY / DYDD CALAN 1AF IONAWR

Wednesday 1st January / Dydd Mercher 1af Ionawr: Haverfordwest New Years Day 5K parkrun (Racecourse) 9:00am

Wednesday 1st January / Dydd Mercher 1af Ionawr: Aberystwyth New Years Day 5K parkrun (Plascrug Park) 9:00am

Wednesday 1st January / Dydd Mercher 1af Ionawr: Swansea Bay New Years Day 5K parkrun (St Helens) 10:30am

Wednesday 1st January / Dydd Mercher 1af Ionawr: Milford Waterfront New Years Day 5K parkrun (Milford Haven) 10:30am

 

WEEKEND 4TH - 5TH JANUARY / PENWYTHNOS 4YDD - 5ED IONAWR

Saturday 4th January / Dydd Sadwrn 4ydd Ionawr: Llyn Llech Owain parkrun (Gorslas) 9:00am

Saturday 4th January / Dydd Sadwrn 4ydd Ionawr: Llanelli Coast 5K parkrun (Pwll) 9:00am

Saturday 4th January / Dydd Sadwrn 4ydd Ionawr: Swansea Bay 5K parkrun (St Helens)

Saturday 4th January / Dydd Sadwrn 4ydd Ionawr: Gnoll Park 5K parkrun (Neath) 9:00am

Saturday 4th January / Dydd Sadwrn 4ydd Ionawr: Brynaman 5K parkrun (Rugby Club) 9:00am

Saturday 4th January / Dydd Sadwrn 4ydd Ionawr: Haverfordwest 5K parkrun (Racecourse) 9:00am

Saturday 4th January / Dydd Sadwrn 4ydd Ionawr: Milford Waterfront 5K parkrun (Milford Haven) 9:00am

Saturday 4th January / Dydd Sadwrn 4ydd Ionawr: Colby 5K parkrun (Amroth) 9:00am

Saturday 4th January / Dydd Sadwrn 4ydd Ionawr: Aberystwyth 5K parkrun (Plascrug Park) 9:00am

Saturday 4th January / Dydd Sadwrn 4ydd Ionawr: Llanerchaeron 5K parkrun (Ciliau Aeron) 9:00am

Sunday 5th January / Dydd Sul 5ed Ionawr: Carmarthen Junior 2K parkrun (Carmarthen Park) 9:00am

Sunday 5th January / Dydd Sul 5ed Ionawr: Llanelli Coast Junior 2K parkrun (Pwll) 9:00am

Sunday 5th January / Dydd Sul 5ed Ionawr: Gnoll Park Junior 2K parkrun (Neath) 9:00am

Sunday 5th January / Dydd Sul 5ed Ionawr: Aberystwyth Junior 2K parkrun (Plascrug Park) 9:00am

 

WHERE ARE THEY HELD? BLE MAE'R LLEOLIADAU?

Llyn Llech Owain, Gorslas SA14 7NF

King George V Playing Fields, Pwll SA15 4AR

The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen, Swansea SA2 0AY

Gnoll Estate Country Park, Neath SA11 3BS

Plascrug Park, Aberystwyth SY23 1HL

Haverfordwest Racecourse, Haverfordwest

Carmarthen Park, Carmarthen SA31 3AX

Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron SA48 8DG

Colby Woodland Garden (National Trust), Amroth SA67 8PP

Pier Road, Milford Haven SA73 3AF

Brynamman Rugby Club, Brynaman SA18 1SW

 

EVENT WEBSITES TO REGISTER AND FIND OUT MORE / GWEFANNAU DIGWYDDIADAU I GOFRESTRU A DARLLEN MWY

Llyn Llech Owain parkrun

Llanelli Coast parkrun

Swansea Bay parkrun

Gnoll Park parkrun

Brynaman parkrun

Haverfordwest parkrun

Milford Waterfront parkrun

Colby parkrun

Aberystwyth parkrun

Llanerchaeron parkrun

Carmarthen Junior parkrun

Llanelli Coast Junior parkrun

Gnoll Park Junior parkrun

Aberystwyth Junior parkrun

You can find the link with all those who will be staging Christmas Day and New Years Day parkruns by going to https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/

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