The Pencarnan Run Series will be back on four dates in July and August 2020. These relaxed Thursday evening runs are either 5K or 10K in distance and start and finish on the magnificent Pencarnan Caravan and Campsite. The routes are a mixture of trail runs, road runs, coast path runs all with one thing in common “Great Views”
In addition to the adult runs, on the same nights we hold a free-to-enter 3K run for kids, and their guardians. These runs are designed for fun and to encourage kids to be active and have the confidence to take part in physical activity
The dates and timings
Thursday 16 & 30 July and 13 & 27 August 2020.
Registration is open from 18:00hrs with the races commencing at 19:00hrs
The Pencarnan Run: Rules and Regulations
Results and times are posted after each run with awards and spot prizes issued for winners and participants during the series.
Distances and Run Routes
Registration – Starting and finishing point will be at Pencarnan Campsite Reception area, which is situated on the most westerly tip of the peninsular overlooking Whitesands Bay and Carn Llidi Mountain making this a wonderful place to run.
There will be 3 routes available a 3K, 5K and 10K. The3K will remain the same for the duration of the series and is predominately a kids race. The 5k & 10k routes will change for each run and they will be a mixture of road, trail and coast path running. We will try our best to make them interesting, testing and visually stunning.
No maps will be published and the routes will be disclosed on the night and will be marked with signs or marshals
The 5 & 10K will be £5 for each run. Finishing positions and times will be published for each race.
5K – Aged 14year and over
10K – Aged 16years and over
The 3K – Is free to enter and can be run/walked by any age although we strongly recommend that any 8 year olds or younger are accompanied by a parent/adult. The run is designed for kids but should an adult wish to run it to build confidence that is fine and we encourage parents / guardians to join in and run the course with their children. Prizes for the 1st boy and girl
Just turn up and register on the night, please allow ample time for registration.
Is located about a mile from St Davids on the St Justinian/Lifeboat station road. If you travel along this road with its high hedges, you will notice the farm entrance as the hedges disappear and you can see the open moors, the farm is situated on the right hand side of a cross roads with an old white milk stand at the entrance and is well signed posted for the camping and caravan site.
The lady of the farm, Sian Pencarnan (or Richardson), was the brain child of the run series and invited us down to facilitate it. The location is brilliant and lends itself to such an event. Sian, who has competed in a fair few endurance events in her time, is all about running and participation for all and that anyone should and can have a go – an attitude mirrored by us. And we are delighted that they have invited us back again and very much appreciate it.
It’s also worth mentioning that the vast majority of our videos, which we always have a great response to, have been filmed, edited and published by Sian and her family under the umbrella of Richardson Media Productions..another thank you!
2019 Pencarnan Week 1 RESULTS
5K Pencarnan Run Series Week 1
|Fred Dorn / Kieran Own||St Davids RFC||28:35|
|Sara Evans / Sarah Phillips||33:48|
|Vicky Pacheco / Mairwen Richards||40:50|
|Sarah Phillips / Natalie Colfer / Katie Price||45.50|
10K Pencarnan Run Series Week 1
|Alec Williams||Pembs Harriers||45.05|
|Danny Curtis||Lobster y Mor||45:10|
|Harvey Godkin||Man-Up UK||45:53|
|Catherine Marks (first Female)||Team Caemis||49:24|
|Shan James||Team Caemis||55:37|
|Celia Morris||Team Caemis||58:22|
3K Kids Run Series Week 1
|Number||Name & Age||Time|
|8||Steffan Davies – 11||10.58|
|2, 28, 19||Will Phillips 11 / Danny Thomas 9 / Monty Lavin 9||11.40|
|24||Tomos Williams 10||12:00|
|12||Daf Davies 10||12:38|
|15||Louie Voyce 10||12:52|
|16||Danny Voyce 10||12:57|
|36||Thomas James 11||13:07|
|26||Tomos Evans 9||13:20|
|14||Evan Platel 10||13:28|
|27||Steffan Tite 11 (First Female)||13:35|
|17||Matilda Voyce 11||13:37|
|34||Edward James 9||13:40|
|31||Jay Thomas 8||13:42|
|13||Teifion Davies 7||13:45|
|25||Lucas Price 10||13:48|
|33||Joe Docker 10||14:12|
|23||Brandon Stanley 6||15:13|
|32||Harry Chant 6||15:20|
|20||Freddie Lavin 6||15:30|
|11||Sebastian Semany 11||15:36|
|1||Max Finlay 7||15:40|
|6||Freddie Morris 8||15:43|
|21||Libby Richards 11||16:58|
|35||Elinor James 6||17:58|
|22||Harrison Richards 9||18:38|
|9 /29||Samantha Semany 10 / Laney Noble 9||1856|
|3||Sophie Phillips 6||19:26|
|30||Ava Hayward 6||19:33|
|7||Jaxon Morris 5||19:37|
|5||Rhinedd Morris 7||19:46|
|10||Sabrina Semany 9||20:20|
Week 2 Results
Despite the promise of biblical downpour and winds to rival Ras Dewi Sant 2017, 50 Kids and 36 adults turned up to run the 3 to 10K runs. In the 5/10k runs The usual suspects were there and occupied the top slots, with Danny Curtis hoping consistency will see him retain his 10K title. Whilst Kieran Owen took the week 2, 5K win with an impressive time and team mate Fred Dorn coming in second. Whilst Eve was the top place of the quartet of Singer’s running with the young lady taking the 5K crown
Team of the night was Cemais taking 1st in both the male and female category of the 10K. which to be fair was a competitive field with all runners finishing inside the 55min mark .
Kids race saw the return of last years camps Tom and Katie David, with Tom starting up where he finished up. But the biggest winner of the night was all the Kids who appeared to have the worst of the weather as they came in looking like drowned rats but with mostly smiles on their faces.
Another highlight of the night was Ella and Tim’s Wood fires Pizza at the end of the night very tasty!
Hope to see you all in two weeks
|1||Martin Evans||Team Cemais||41.31|
|2||Danny Curtis||Lobster y Mor||42.23|
|4 (1st Female)||Catherine Marks||Team Cemais||44.36|
|5||Andy Holcroft||The Bug Farm||45.10|
|9||Gareth Owens / Matthew Davies||Crossfit Dynamic||47.13|
|17||Celia Morris||Team Cemais||52.49|
Pencarnan Run Week 2 – 5K
|1||Kieran Owen||St Davids RFC||21.13|
|2||Fred Dorn||St Davids RFC||23.10|
|4 (First Female)||Eve Singer||23.52|
|8||Sarah Phillips / Sara Evans||28.24|
|12||Gethin James||Lliethyr Farm||30.28|
|13||Thea Janes||Mamgu Welsh Cakes||33.29|
|14||Ieuan Davies||St Davids RFC||36.28|
|16||Sarah Phillips / Claire Lewis / Natalie Colfer||40.15|
Pencarnan Kids Race – 3K – Week 2
|74||Thomas Carpenter||The Little Fella Soldiered on and finished the race he said he was 4 years old|
Week 3 – Results and Report
The 10K saw a slightly less field than previous weeks, which could be due to the fact that people had seen the course! It was a tough one or summer chores got the better of them with regular Danny Curtis (Not sure if he’s missed any since we started) been tied to his new business Lobster y Mor down in Little Haven and mate Max Jones still recovering from his Holidays. This has virtually handed the championship to Team Cemais veteran Martin Evans, who basically only has to turn up in a fortnight and not pull a hamstring to secure the crown.
Last Night saw Martin lead the way from start to finish, with the only doubt being when he stopped to clarify directions from second place Harvey Godkin. I’m sure the signs were fine when they started, maybe it was the Curtis out tampering with them! Just behind Harvs was 1st Female and sure to be the retaining champion Catherine Marks (a double for Team Cemais) also nice to see Steve Williams back running regularly after long term injuries. There was concern amongst spectators and other runners for the sweeper Tom Mcauslin but I was confident the war veteran would be fine and return unscathed and for the sweeper to have a time of 56.25 just goes to show the quality of the field on what was a lumpy course!
|1||Martin Evans||Team Cemais||40.43|
|2||Harvey Godkin||Man-Up UK||42.17|
|3||Catherine Marks||Team Cemais||43.20|
|5||Lawrence Worth||Pembs Harriers||46.47|
The 5K – Week 3
The 5K, Now although it was dry the wind on the western tip of Pembrokeshire was blowing! And this week’s course took the runners out on the coast path and around to St Justinian’s into what could be described as a stern headwind. With Kieran Owen sunning himself somewhere hot!, team mate Fred Dorn must have fancied his chances but at lass it wasn’t to be with Pencarnan camper Phil Westmorland rocking up to deny the youngster. There was also an extremely impressive run from youngster Tom Partridge coming in 4th place leaving his Dad way behind! Tom also beat local boy Geraint Jones in a sprint finish much to the disappointment of Geraint’s wife who could be heard to shout out “Oh my god that little boy is beating him, where’s he been” No super for Geraint last night!
Whilst the first lady across the line was Di Jones another youngster in an impressive 31.22 (it was 5.5k) followed regulars Sarah Phillips and Sara Evans as joint second females to make it back, a little bit red faced but trying not to show it.
Whilst the two boot campers building up to the finale 10K Thea and Sally came in with a sprint finish collapsed on the floor and requested oxygen – Well not quite but not far off!!! Whilst the 3rd member of the team and experienced runner Mairwen decided to hang back and enjoy the view
|2||Fred Dorn||St Davids RFC||25.15|
|10||Sarah Phillips / Sara Evans||32.38|
|15||Thea Janes / Sally Rees||38.25|
|17||Ieaun Davies||St Davids RFC||41.03|
3K Fun Run
Whilst the Kids 3K race was its usual chaos with a new record for its youngest runner 1 and a half year old Talia Baxter, who was very excited to get her first race number.
Whilst first across the line was regular Tom David with Montie winning the battle of the Lavin’s to take 2nd spot and Danny Thomas taking 3rd just piping Mr Osprey Will Phillips. With Hattie Rolleston being the first female across the line but the main thing is seeing 36 plus children all keen and eager to take on the challenge and their faces as they cross the line, a mixture of confusion, excitement, be wilderness, achievement, relief and anything in-between
|21||Max Findley / Freddie Morris||17.20|
|88||Ollie Rolleston||Sorry time not recorded|
Week 4 – 5K Results
|Kieran Owen||St Davids RFC||26.38|
|Rachel Buckle / Celia Morris (1st Females)||Team Cemais||30.34|
|James Devonald / Roger Devonald||31.34|
|Sarah Phillips / Sara Evans||32.38|
Week 4 – 10K Results
|Martin Evans||Team Cemais||48.13|
|Alec Williams||Pembrokeshire Harries||50.02|
|Catherine Marks||Team Cemais||54.35|
|Martin Price||Team Cemais||59.30|
|Mark Davies||Pembrokeshire Harries||1.02.34|
|Mairwen Richards / Vicky Pacheco||1.55.48|
Week 4 – 3K Fun Run
Summer is well and truly over and so is the Pencarnan Run Series, apologies for the delay in getting the final results out but August was manic! In fact the results have been so long that Thea is now a Noble!!
The Championship was dominated by Team Cemais and particularly Martin Evans 4 straight wins in the 10K with his greatest rival being direction although Week four saw him pushed all the way by a guest runner from the North of England a proper off road runner, who lead Martin for about 6 miles till the North Pembrokeshire man opened up and took him in the final stretch to take the grand slam! Whilst for the second year running St Davids girl Catherine Marks completed her own Grand Slam in four straight wins in the female 10K
The 5K race championship was a bit closer, with two young St Davids RFC boys battling it out for 1st and 2nd with Keiran Owen clinching the title, despite missing a week through holiday, and on this particular week number two Fred Dorn must of thought this was his chance to take pole position but as always, some club runner holidaying on the peninsular turns up and takes the crown! With old man Will Chant taking 3rd spot (Keiran and Freds combined age is still younger than Chanty!)
Whilst the ladies crown was shared by Sarah Philips and Sara Evans they ran every race together and finished every race together slightly reddened in the face – consistency is the best policy.
Whilst the kids race was all about participation and we had all sorts running it from babies in carriers to lightening quick 12 year olds but the results saw
Tom Davis retain his crown, closely followed by Spital’s Steffen Davies with Mr Osprey Will Phillips and Danny Thomas taking joint 3rd Whilst the Ladies saw Lilah Noble take the crown from last year’s Champ and this year’s runner up Katie David. Massive thanks to The Pencarnan’s for hosting us again and all who rocked up and joined in the fun!!
The Pencarnan 2017 Championship Table
|Champion 10K||Martin Evans||Team Cemais|
|Runner Up 10K||Alec Williams||Pembrokeshire Harriers|
|3rd Place 10K||Danny Curtis||Lobster y Mor|
|Champion||Catherine Marks||Team Cemais|
|Runner Up||Celia Morris||Team Cemais|
|Champion 5K||Kieran Owen||St Davids RFC|
|Runner Up 5K||Fred Dorn||St Davids RFC|
|3rd Place 5K||Will Chant|
|Champion 5K||Sarah Phillips / Sara Evans|
|Runner Up||Steffen Davies|
|3rd Place||Will Phillips / Danny Thomas|
|Children’s 3K Girls|
|Runner Up||Katie David|