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Sponsor our Swansea Bay 5k Summer Series

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We are pleased to be organising the Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run for the second time this year hosted by 360 Beach & Watersports where all proceeds will be donated to the Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales.

The 5k series was relaunched in 2017 and after a successful first year for the club and 360 we are excited about the developments for the series and fun run in 2018.

This year the series will be run on the second Thursday of May, June and July, with the main race starting at 7pm and the children’s fun run starting at 6pm. And in addition, there will be entertainment for the runners and supporters to enjoy. There will be a band and race and beachside games for everyone to enjoy.

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Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run 2017 Round Up

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Paul Popham Running Club






SwanseaBay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run 2017!

The Paul Popham Running Club held the first Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series this Summer hosted by 360 Water and Beach Sports. The series took place on the 9th May, 13th June and 11th July with a 5k for 11years of age up and a Fun Run for Children from 10 years and under.  The series was very fortunate to have had 2 out of 3 dates blessed with sunshine, with the third and final date swamped with rain – but that did not stop play even the children turned up to take part in their final fun run!

The series hosted and supported by 360 Water and Beach Sports was a great success, with volunteers from the Paul Popham Running to help organize, set-up, administer and Marshall the event it could not go wrong. (The Marshalls were renamed Martians by the clubs very own Mario Moruzzi)

The 5k course took the athletes along the Swansea Bay seafront up to Swansea’s proud SA1 and measured by the Welsh Athletics was also timed by Welsh Athletics Officials on all three evenings, enabling winners in the 11 to 15 years of age, Female and Male categories to be announced as well as overall winners of the series in each category.

All three evenings started at 5pm with the Children’s 2.5km fun run and with the 5k kick starting at 7pm. Prizes were available for the 5k for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place categories, all 9 winners received a trophy and 360 Water and Beach Sports donated a voucher voucher for all winners. The Male and Female category winners also received a bottle of wine donated by 360 and Elizabeth Parker. Every child in the fun run received a bag of sweets and a certificate of completion.

The aim for the Paul Popham Running Club was to bring the 5k Series and fun run back to Swansea Seafront, to bringing local clubs together to compete alongside one other and encourage anyone who runs to enjoy the experience. All proceeds from the series were donated to the Paul Popham Fund, which supports kidney patients in Wales to lead a better quality of life. This year the series raised just over £500 for the charity with the aim of tripling that in 2018! Funds were raised from ticket sales, corporate support from Gladiator Insurance and Verdi’s Cafe and from a raffle organized by Elizabeth Parker.

2018 Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series will be back – fitter and stronger – with feedback from all volunteers and entrants on the night the Paul Popham Running Club and 360 can not wait to get started on plans for 2018!

The Results!

Men’s Winners

9th May

1st – Marc Davies 17:43
2nd – Adam Jelf 17:45
3rd – Nathan Flear 18:08

13th June

1st – Owen Haswell 16.07

2nd – Matthew Rees 16.10

3rd – Will Munday 16.19

11th July

1st – Will Munday 16.55

2nd – Mark Davies – 17.39

3rd Adam Jelf – 17.42

Women’s Winners

9th May

1st – Helen Marie Davies 21:42
2nd – Chris Webb 22:58
3rd – Catrin Ford 24:28

13th June

1st – Hannah Johnstone 20.13

2nd – Helen Marie Davies 20.33

3rd – Emily Marchant 20.35

11th July

1st Hannah Johnstone – 20.04

2nd Emily Marchant – 20.21

3rd Helen Marie Davies – 20.32


Junior Winners 11-15

9th May

1st – Logan Lambe 22:25
2nd – Iwan Batcup 25:12
3rd – Josh Parker 28:16

13th June

1st – Logan Lambe 20.02

2nd – Cain Venables 21.30

3rd – Iwan Batcup 22.06

11th July

1st Logan Lambe – 19.48

2nd Christopher Baker – 21.43


Overall Winners of the Series

Male                                        Matthew Reynolds

Female                                    Helen Marie-Davies

11 to 15 years of age            Logan Lambe

A massive thank you to all the people who supported the series! And a thank you to the Right Honorable Lord and Lady Mayoress 2016/2017 David and Beverly Hopkins for closing and presenting the trophies for the first date in the series.

The People Behind The Event

The official timers from the Welsh Athletics organised by Nigel Jones

PPRC volunteers Mario Moruzzi, Dave Bivens, Sarah Cory, Sarah Irving, Melanie Robinson, Abigail Hewitt, Robert Beresford, Rhian Beresford, Joseph Beresford, Adrian Thomas, Helen Bivens, Meg Bivens, Summer, Lucy Jones, Kate Thomas, Belle Thomas, Helen Richards, Gareth Williams, Tony Spiller, Ruth Irvine, Sarah Hughes, Chrispy Phillips, Michael Roderick, Elizabeth Parker, Stephen Arnold, Natalie Greditch, Jane Hopkins, Lisa Arnold, Stephanie Williams, Emyr Williams, Nadia John, Cheryl Kavanagh, Lesley Rees, Anthony Rees, Charlotte Rees, Danielle Rowe, Mark Wilkes, Sally Fritche, Carol Budge, Dona Jenkins, Yvonne O’Sullivan, Noelle Brys, Michelle Davies, Donnelle Rose, Jenny Newman, Tracy John, Amelia Lewis, Sian Packham, Lynsey Thomas, Hannah Davies.

Series Hosts Mark Wilkes and Sarah Hughes

 Sponsors Elizabeth Parker, 360 Beach and Watersports, Admiral – Gladiator Insurance, Verdi’s Café, Mumbles.

 Photographers Amy Reed, Chrispy Phillips, Michael Roderick and Kevin Thomas.

Goodie Bags

Dr. Organic, Forever living Agents, Abigail Hewitt and Melanie Robinson, LC Swansea and Montagne Jeunesse

Thank you to St John Ambulance for supporting the event.

The Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series will be back at 360 Beach Watersports in 2018! The Paul Popham Running Club will look forward to welcoming you all back and to the winners defending their titles.

Joanne Popham







Swansea Bay 5K Results for May 2017

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Here are the results for the Swansea Bay 5k and Fun Run held on Tuesday 9th May 2017.

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If you have any queries about the results, please contact us.

Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run 2017

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Thank you to everyone who has registered to take part in one, two or all three of the 2017 Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series or the Children’s Fun Run! We and 360 Beach and Water Sports hope that you have an enjoyable and successful race!

Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series
Each race starts at 7pm prompt from 360 Beach and Water Sports. Registration opens at 6pm in the clubroom.

Please head to the clubroom when you arrive to complete a registration form if you have not done so already and to collect your race number. If you have paid on-line please bring confirmation of your payment with you.

The race starts and finishes at 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 11 to 15 years of age, which will be presented on the night Results will be available on this website.

Swansea Bay Fun Run
Each fun run starts at 5pm prompt from 360 Beach and Water Sports. Registration opens at 4pm in the clubroom.

Please head to the clubroom when you arrive you complete a registration form if you have not done so already and to collect a race number. Please bring confirmation of on-line payment.

The Fun Run starts and finishes at 360 Beach and Water Sports. The 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.

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 bare 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 360 Beach and Water Sports however there is plenty of parking in the streets opposite the area and also in the recreational area.

There are toilets and changing facilities at 360 Beach and Water Sports for you to use. There are also lockers for your use, you will need to bring your own padlock or purchase a padlock at 360 Beach and Water Sports for £5 to lock your belongings away. Any belongings left at 360 Beach and Water Sports will be left at your own risk.

After the race you will be able to receive a burger or veggie burger and a beer or soft drink when you show your race number.

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