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Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run Race 1 Round Up

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9th May 2019

The 3rd Annual Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series & Fun Run got off to a good start on Thursday 9th May 2019. As many are aware the 5k start and finish is from the old 360, which is currently under development from the new owners – SEVEN – due to the this we were all a little uncertain of how the first event in the 2019 series would go – and I think it can be said – we needn’t have worried. SEVEN, PPRC and Nigel Jones, Welsh Athletics official (and mother nature) all came together to make sure that despite a lack of facilities the event went off to a GREAT start! Nigel brought his p

ortable office, SEVEN brought the outside catering and PPRC brought the willing volunteers and mother nature brought the sun out just at the right time!

The Kids 1k and 2.5k Fun Run got off to a good start with a total of 15 children in our first event, hoping this will double for the next event with some local schools getting their pupils involved in this fun event. The 5k had a total of 101 registering online and 67 sign up on the night the total entrants for the first event were 168!

The 5k series includes 3 events the next two are on the 13th June and 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.

HUGE Thanks to all participants, volunteers from PPRC, SEVEN staff, Scott Powell and daughter from Tri and Enter (Just happened to be Scott’s birthday on our first event!) and Rhys Morris who stepped in at the last hour with his PA and music. Thanks to Helen Bivens and Angela Harris 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.


Junior Results

Category Position 5k Position Name Club Time
1 10 Aled Tumelty 00:18:09.95
2 17 Logan Lambe 00:18:54.60

Female Results

Category Position 5k Position Name Club Time
1 23 Rachel Davies Swansea Harriers 00:19:11.50
2 25 Helen-Marie Davies Swansea Harriers 00:19:27.95
3 29 Llinos Jones Swansea Harriers 00:19:46.80

Male Results

Category Position 5k Position Name Club Time
1 1 Rob Davies Amman Valley Runners 00:16:56:05
2 2 Craig Jones Swansea Harriers 00:17:32.10
3 3 Steven Wilkinson Nene Valley Harriers 00:17:38.55

2.5k Fun Run

Position Name Category Race Number Time
1st Girl Hannah Sullivan 2.5k 3 13.26
1st Boy Isaac McAdie 2.5k 1 12.05

1k Fun Run

Position Name Category Race Number Time
1st Girl Tia Taylor 1k 5 5.58
1st Boy Ellis Bennett 1k 1 4.38
3 Anna Sartori 1k 15 04:49

Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run Information

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Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run


If you have already registered online – Thank you. If you want to register online please register before 5pm on the 8th May 2019. If you have missed the online registration and/or want to register on the night then please make sure you register for the Fun Run by 5.45pm, registration will open at 5pm and close at 5.45pm for the Fun Run and registration for the 5k series will open at 6pm and close by 6.45pm. In the meantime here is the information you will need for race night.

Race Dates Thursday 9th May 2019 Thursday 13th June 2019 Thursday 11th July 2019

6pm – Swansea Bay Fun Run The children’s fun run starts at 6pm prompt from SEVEN (360 Beach and Water Sports). Registration opens at 5pm and will close at 5.45pm. Please head to the clubroom when you arrive to collect a race number. Please bring confirmation of your online payment. The Fun Run starts and finishes at SEVEN (360 Beach and Water Sports). The 1k route takes you along the seafront and turns just before you turn onto the cycle path opposite the University, to come back along the same path. The 2.5k route takes you towards the Golf Course and turns around at the golf course to come back along the same route. Each child-taking place in the fun run will receive a certificate of completion, burger and a soft drink and sweets.

7pm – Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series The main 5k race will start at 7pm prompt from SEVEN (360 Beach and Water Sports). Registration opens at 6pm to collect your race number and closes at 6.45pm. If you have paid on-line please bring confirmation of your payment with you. The race starts and finishes at SEVEN (360 Beach and Water Sports). The route takes you towards SA1 Marina where you will turn around at the little park area and head back along the same route. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Male, Female and Junior, which will be presented on the night Results will be available at www.paulpophamrunningclub.co.uk All entrants will receive a goodie bag, burger and a beer post race.

General Information The route will be marshalled and there will be signs up to warn the general public that there is a race on – however – we would also ask you to bear in mind that the race does not have a right of way and that you respect the general public, that you are mindful of your own safety and be aware of any cyclists on the path and that you keep to the right-hand side to avoid collisions with oncoming athletes.

There is limited parking at SEVEN however there is plenty of parking in the streets opposite the area and also in the recreational area.

SEVEN is still under construction and currently will not be open for the May event; therefore the catering is outside and consists of a BBQ and a Bar both supplied by SEVEN. After the race, you can collect your burger and a beer or soft drink from the outside BBQ and Bar area, please show your race number to collect.

Unfortunately, due to limited resources, there will be NO kids beach activities for the May event.

There are limited portable outside toilets for you to use.

Any belongings left at the event will be left at your own risk.

PPRC and SEVEN (360 Beach and Water Sports) wish you all a safe and enjoyable event!

West Glam League News

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I would like to say a massive thank you to all PPRC Members who have attended the West Glam XC races this season 2018/2019 and those who have come to support, especially Emma Louise Jones who is always somewhere along the route with her camera. We have an amazing team who have all contributed to getting points on the board for PPRC. Thank you!

17th March, saw the last of the races at Gnoll Park and a first for a few of our ladies. It was a real tough muddy one everyone should be extremely proud. All ran a fantastic race and I’m sure we have picked up some great points for both the men and women.

The ladies were promoted last season and look like they will retain their position in that league after a solid season… It’s now a waiting game to see whether the men have gained enough points to get promotion into the next league.

Whatever happens, we have had a great season and a great team!

Thank you one and all.


Steve Arnold
Team Manager

Swansea Half Marathon 2019

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The Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales are looking for a team of 15 to support their cause at Swansea Half Marathon on the 23rd June 2019. The charity will pay your entry fee, supply you with a race top and provide you with a post race lunch at The Dragon Hotel with the whole team and the team from PPRC. As a result we ask you to pay a £10 admin fee to secure your entry and raise £250 for the charity that goes towards helping Kidney Patients lead a better quality of life. If you would like to join the team please contact Hayley Evans at PPF on 0333 2001 285 or email: hayley@paulpophamfund.co.uk

Final Overview of the 5k Series

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Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run

That’s a wrap!

What a fantastic 2nd Swansea Bay 5k Summer Series and Fun Run that was! The Paul Popham Running Club, 360 Beach & Watersports and the Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales would like to thank all those who participated, sponsors volunteered and worked the event for making the 2nd year for the Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series a success!

The sun was shining, participants smiling and volunteers cheering it could not fail to produce such a wonderful atmosphere for 2018 series and fun run. We were delighted to see children as young as 4 taking part in the 1k and 2.5k and an increase in participants from 2017 with nearly 100 children taking part in the 3 events!

After the Fun Run came the 5k race which saw entrants take part from across the waters! Over 600 participants took part to chase the title of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Juniors, Female and Male categories!

We are delighted to the overall series winners:

Category Name May June July Total Points Events Taken Part In Average Time Junior Logan Lambe 2 3 2 7 Female Michelle Cole 1 2 0 3 3 19.72 Male Steve Williams 1 0 3 4 3

HUGE MASSIVE Thanks to all participants, volunteers from PPRC, videographer – Paul and Carol Jenning, photographer – Jo Ashburner & Zoe Marshall, 360 staff and our sponsors Persimmon Homes, Active Leisure, Verdis, Gemeg, Home from Home & Falck as well as ND John Wines providing the wine for the whole series. We reached our target of raising over £3000 for the Paul Popham Fund to support kidney patients to compete in the transplant games which takes place on Thursday 2nd August to Sunday 6th August 2018 in Birmingham – so thank you one and all.

For the full set of results check the website link here: http://www.paulpophamrunningclub.co.uk/2018/06/15/swansea-bay-summer-5k-series-results-june-2018/

To view the video of the series click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CUEfgqrmGF_HGfBCa4RH81nJtSwBU4Kx/view

We will look forward to seeing you all back in 2019! Look out for details towards the end of 2018! Diolch One & All!