parkruns in Pontypridd, Wales, have completed a hattrick of awards!
Pontypridd junior parkrun was awarded the Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taff Community Award in May 2019 for its role within the local community.
Previously, Ruth Cochran received the Sport RCT Volunteer of the Month award as a result of her volunteering efforts at Pontypridd parkrun.
Ruth has volunteered for over 200 events, arriving early to check the course, help with the setup, and then taking on the role of Tail Walker. Ruth welcomes everyone and puts first-timers at ease.
Completing the trio of accolades was Lisa Pritchard, Event Director of Pontypridd parkrun, who won the same award as Ruth. Lisa turns up every Saturday morning come rain or shine to help ensure the parkrun goes ahead safely.
Lisa (top photo above) works tirelessly behind the scenes, collating results, designating volunteer roles and much more, with over 200 events delivered and 5,300 participants so far.
Lisa’s husband is also involved and he actually proposed to Lisa over the tannoy at the parkrun!
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