The final event in the Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series two took place on Wednesday 13th July 2022. Neither the weather or the turnout disappointed! Despite the heat over the last couple of days, there was a lovely breeze to keep the runners cool over the Racecourse along Swansea Sea Front. A total of 9 took part in the final race in the series making a total of 290 runners over the three dates in May, June and July. This was the first event since 2019, with little planning running up to the first date we are thoroughly pleased with the event this year. Some changes and disappointments over the events. Ticket entry normally includes a burger and a beer, this year we had to forgo the burger and reduced the entry fee as a result, we are hoping to bring back the burger in 2022! We also have a Fun Run for kids under 15 years of age – sadly we had zero entries for the first two series due to limited promotion and planning. However, for the last series we welcomed our one and only fun runner – Thomas Hobbs who run the 1k course in record time! Well done, Thomas. We hope to encourage more fun runners from the local community and schools for 2023! Thank you to you all for running and taking part in this 2022, post pandemic series, we hope you enjoyed and will be back in 2023! Please share your feedback with us, so we can develop the series for next year with you in mind, it will take just 5 minutes to provide your feedback, click the survey link and complete the survey by Friday…………………………! All that is left to say is thank you to you all and………….Massive thanks to:
- PPRC Race Committee: Nigel Jones, Race Director, Fran Thomas, Marketing & Communication Officer, Donna Smallbones, PPRC Volunteer Co-ordinator, Vicky Henry, H&S Safety Officer and Dave Bivens, Treasurer.
- PPRC Volunteers and Mario’s Martians aka Marshalls, who always go over and above!
- Megan Bivens our un-official official club photographer!
- Falck for covering First Aid for the event.
- Welsh Athletics and volunteer officials, for timing the event.
- Total Sound Solutions for donating the PA
- LC the prizes
- Verdis for sponsoring the trophies from Dorian Heel Bar.
Oner final thanks and Shout out to Bethany Clifford who was announced as a Junior Winner, graciously gave the trophy to the actual winner when the results were-checked! Thank you Bethany 😊
See you in 2023!
|Thomas Loynes||Neath Harriers||M||U15G||0:17:50||1|
|Gavin Alexander Swansea Harris||M||U15G||0:19:09||2|
|Rhydian Lloyd-Francis||Bridgend AC||M||U15G||0:19:15||3|
|Sioned Howells||Swansea Harriers||F||SW||0:17:51||1|
|Emma Baxter||Swansea Harriers||F||SW||0:19:42||2|
|Helen-Marie Davies||Swansea Harriers||F||W45||0:19:57||3|
|Jonathan Butler||Swansea Harriers||M||SM||0:15:39||1|
|Marc Hobbs||Swansea Harriers||M||M40||0:15:44||2|
|Michael Roderick||Tri Hard Harriers||M||SM||0:15:53||3|
Overall Series Winners
|Bethany Clifford||Celtic Tri||F||Junior Category|
|Sioned Howells||Swansea Harriers||F||Female Category|
|Michael Roderick||Tri Hard Harriers||M||Male Category|
Full Results Series 3
For the full results click here: Swansea Bay 5k Series – Race 3 (welshathletics.org)