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June 2019

Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run Race 2 Round Up

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Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run

13th June 2019!

It has to be said that we have been lucky with the weather, as with series 1 mother nature did not let us down and the sun came out just at the right time for our 2nd series in our 3rd Annual Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series & Fun Run on Thursday 13th June 2019. As with each series we have a Fun Run for children that start at 6pm before the main event the 5k, which starts at 7pm.

We anticipated doubling our numbers for the Kids 1k and 2.5k Fun Run from 15 for the first series to 30 for this event and we were not disappointed, over 30 children turned up to enjoy a fun and competitive event. It was wonderful to hear the children keen to be first but truly enjoying the run and supporting their family and friends whatever position they came across the line with lovely support from all the families for all of the children.

The 5k went off a few seconds after 7pm while we waited for stragglers (aka queuing for the port-a-loo) to join their fellow athletes at the start line. #nowheretohide! It was great to see our regular 5kers return, new faces and Club Teams participating, particularly wonderful to see all the clubs waiting for their team-mates and cheering them on to cross the finish line, helping to create a wonderful atmosphere.

The 5k series includes 3 events the final and 3rd event taking place on the 11th July. For each 5k event there are trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed runners in the Junior (11 to 15 years of age), Female and Male categories and on the last event the overall winner for each category is announced. There is also a trophy for the winner of the 1k and 2.5k Fun Run for the children 11 years of age and under. There is an overall series winner at the end of the series in each of the categories – Junior, Male and Female and watch this space we may include additional categories going forward.

The aim of the Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run is to being the running community of Swansea together, clubs and fun runners, to take part in an achievable distance under race conditions. Participants can aim to improve their time over the 3 events. While also raising money for the Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales, who support kidney patients to lead a better quality of life. Proceeds from the 5k series will be going towards supporting a team of kidney patients compete in the British Transplant Games that are taking place in Newport this year.

HUGE Thanks to all participants, volunteers from PPRC (not including Mario Moruzzi and David Bivens #sacked lol, Scott Powell ad daughter from Tri and Enter, Rhys Morris for providing the music and PA and to the staff and owners of Secret Beach Bar & Restaurant staff, Secret is the starting point for the 5k Series is the old 360 which is soon to be opened under new management, it is wonderful to see it the development from the last series and we thank Ryan Hole and Team of Secret for providing the catering. Thanks also to Stephen Arnold for taking the photos and of course a massive thank you to all our sponsors Verdis, Gemeg, Home from Home, Freedom Leisure and The LC, J&S Products and First4Numbers & Falck for providing the first aid cover. We are also hoping to raise over £3000 for the Paul Popham Fund to support kidney patients to compete in the transplant games.

SUMMARY RESULTS 13th June 2019

Junior Results

Category Position 5k Position Name Club Time
1 71 Thomas Huckridge Gary Howells Run Club 00:22.51.95
2 105 Malachi Williams 00:26:23:25

Female Results

Category Position 5k Position Name Club Time
1 16 Abigayle G-Lathern Swansea Harriers 00:18.22.10
2 28 Rachel Davies Swansea Harriers 00:19:18.20
3 31 Leigh James Bridgend Athletic Club 00:19:27.00

Male Results

Category Position 5k Position Name Club Time
1 1 Dean Summers Llanelli AC 00:16:38.55
2 2 Dean Protheroe Run4All Neath 00:17:03.50
3 3 Craig Jones Swansea Harriers 00:17:05.45

2.5k Fun Run

Position Name Category Race Number Time
1st Girl Hannah Sullivan 2.5k 12 12.04
1st Boy Solomon Baker 2.5k 11 10.52

1k Fun Run

Position Name Category Race Number Time
1st Girl Grace Hill 1k 8 4.49
1st Boy Declan Colclough 1k 2 4.23


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