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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.

SUMMARY RESULTS 9th MAY 2019

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
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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