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Swansea Bay VIRTUAL 5k Series 2020

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Due to the Pandemic the annual Swansea Bay Summer Bay 5k Series was cancelled in May, June and July this year we rescheduled for August, September and October and ran them virtually. Series 1 and Series 2 are now complete and the winners are:



Place Time First name Last name Category
1 19.47.00 Mark Hiddlestone 40 plus
2 20:38:00 Dai Rees 30 plus
3 22.39.00 Andy Rees 60 Plus


Place Time First name Last name Category
1 22.54.00 Jenny McAdie 40 plus
2 25.15.00 Tina Gabb 40 Plus
3 25.46.00 Frances Thomas 50 Plus




Place Time Name Category
1 20:02 Dai Rees 30 Plus
2 22:34 Andy Rees 60 Plus
3 22:42 Mark Hiddlestone 40 Plus


Place Time Name Category
1 23:04 Jenny McAdie 40 Plus
2 25.03 Frances Thomas 50 Plus
3 25:59:00 Sophie Beresford 30     lus
August 2020 Full List Sept 2020 Full List

A medal is on the way to each entrant for August and September and a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medal for the winning ladies and gentleman – well done and sorry for the delay!

The final Series is due now – October 2020.

The entry fee is just £7 with a medal for all who complete the race.

All you need to do is:

  • Pick your own 5k route.
  • Run the route at anytime during October 2020.
  • Send in your race results no later than the last date of that month.


  • You will be 18 years or over at the time of the race.
  • You will me medically fit.
  • You are responsible for planning your own 5k route and that it must be 5k only, if shorter or longer your race may not be included in the results.
  • You can use the original 5k Series route which starts and ends at Secret Beach Bar and Restaurant, Mumbles Road, Swansea.
  • You are responsible for ensuring that the route is safe and all risks have been considered.
  • You will follow the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales guidance on safe distance, if found not to be following the guidance your entry will be disqualified.
  • You can run your 5k race at anytime in the event month.
  • You will record your race on Strava or any other fitness app that can be uploaded and sent to the race organisers. The information sent has to record the following:
    • Completed a 5k route
    • The date
    • Time to complete the distance
    • Your name has to be the same name on your entry form
  • You will send the entry on the last day of the event month as follows:
    • 00pm 31st October 2020



  • Results will be uploaded to the Paul Popham Running Club Website and the events facebook page.
  • If you complete all 3 events, completion means entered and sent proof for all 3 events, you will receive a series t-shirt at the end of the series.



Huge shout out to our sponsors for the Virtual Series who are: Freedom leisure, ND John Wine & First 4 Numbers!




To Book the last Series click here


Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run Update

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Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run 

It is with great regret that currently, we have no alternative but to cancel the 5k Summer Series 2020. Following the advice of the Government and Public Health Wales, City and County Council of Swansea have taken to the decision to cancel or postpone all events until the end of August 2020. We are hoping to be able to reschedule dates but at this stage, we can not confirm new dates until we have further advice from the Government and Public Health Wales. We will provide full refunds on current entries and we will keep you updated of our future plans, as we review the situation on a regular basis.

Until then keep safe.

Joanne Popham

Paul Popham Running Club

Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series and Fun Run

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As we find ourselves in unprecedented times we have put sales of the 5k Series events on hold while we review dates with City County Council of Swansea and Secret Beach Bar & Restaurant. Our aim is that the 5k Series 2020 will go ahead with alternative dates. As soon as we have more news we will be in touch.

Until then, keep safe, wash hands, self isolate if have the symptoms and if the persist after 7 days call 111.

Joanne Popham


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It is with great sadness that this notification is coming to you today. The Welsh Athletics has made an announcement that all athletics activity will be suspended from, 17th March 2020 until the end of April 2020, this effects all clubs:

Welsh Athletics is advocating that clubs and groups should not be undertaking training, competitive or other related activities during this period, and it is already apparent that parts of the sport are already showing their own leadership and are acting in this respect.

The Paul Popham Running Club will follow the advice and guidance of our governing body, the Welsh Athletics and suspend club weekly sessions from today until the end of April when we will review the situation. Rest assured that this decision has been tough for us all. I and the Committee are fully aware of how coming to club is a weekly routine we all enjoy in our lives and as such is needed now more than ever. We have to put your health and wellbeing first and ask that you all look after yourselves, that of your family, friends and your club family.

Keep an eye on the following websites for update news and we will keep in touch here and on our Facebook group!

Thank you to each and every one of you for your support of each other and of the club during these challenging times.

Jo Pops xx

Welsh Athletics Full Update