Event Details: Admiral Swansea Bay 10K & Junior Races 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:57



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Sunday September 24th 2017 / Dydd Sul Medi 24ain 2017 We'll be there on the day tweeting Live on our feed @CarmsHarriers

The Admiral Swansea Bay 10K takes place along the beautiful and iconic sweep of Swansea Bay, open to all abilities aged 15+. The course is a firm favourite with both experienced and first time runners, as the fast and flat course is a perfect introduction to road running. It is also perfect for improving your personal best. All of this, combined with a great family atmosphere resulted in the race winning Silver for the Best 10K in the UK for the past two years in a row at the UK Running Awards! Around 4,500 people are expected to take part this year.

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The race pack for all athletes (sent out) include a race day guide, race number with electronic time-recording chips on the back and details on how to collect the 2017 tech t-shirt.

The athletes village is situated on the green in between the Cenotaph and the 360 Café. The village includes the information marquee, toilets, physiotherapy areas and more.

10 minutes prior to the main 10K will be the Wheelchair Race. The aim is to be accessible to all, and therefore the event offers a variety of races so all can get involved, including wheelchair athletes.

Starting alongside St Helen's Rugby Ground, the first half of the course follows the road down to the picturesque Mumbles, before returning along the stunning Swansea prom. The course finishes as you run through the iconic Slip Bridge towards the Cenotaph. It's a firm favourite amongst runners due to its fast, flat surface and gorgeous scenery. There are two water stations on the course - one at the half way mark, and one at the finish line.

Upon crossing the finish line, stewards will guide you through the funnels where you can collect water, your medal and your goody bag, and which will lead you back to the athletes village.

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As the runners have all passed the start line at 1pm, the mascot race features local mascots all running a 100m dash for fun. This great spectacle starts at approximately 1.10pm. The winner is awarded £100 to give to their chosen charity and the race provides great entertainment for the spectators whilst they wait for the first runner to cross the finish line.


Before the Race / Cyn Y Ras

During the Race / Yn Ystod Y Ras

After the Race / Ar Ol Y Ras

Race Rules / Rheolau

10K Training Plan / Ffordd i ymarfer

As well as the main 10K, also returning is the junior races and is a great introduction to road running for children. There's a variety of age groups open to all: Junior 1K, 3K and 5K distance races. These fun, friendly atmosphere ensures everyone has a great time, with parents allowed to run with their little ones too. They have become so popular and were voted the Best Child-Friendly Event in the UK in the 2017 Running Awards.

Introduce your children to exercise with the three sets of fun run races. Whether you are a Junior competitive runner or are just looking for a fun family day out, the Junior races are open for all abilities. With Mascots and supportive Stewards to encourage participants, the races have a great atmosphere.

NOTE: For all the junior races, entries close on 9th September 2017. If there are any places left on the day, then entries will be taken closing an hour before start time. Entry fee is £6 for paper and online entries.

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1K Fun Run / Ras Hwyl 1K

The junior 1K is the perfect introduction to running for little ones - a fun, no pressure environment, and a distance that's achievable and enjoyable. Also with two age brackets, the field is more open and even.

1K age category race split: Due to the number of entries for these they are split:

- 7 years and under: 10.45am

- 8 to 11 years: 11.00am

3K Fun Run / Ras Hwyl 3K

For the 9-14 age group and at 3k in distance, this is a great race for younger runners. It offers a challenge in a mixed field and is a great race for building up to longer distances, but most importantly it is fun!

- 9 to 14 years: 11.15am

5K Fun Run / Ras Hwyl 5K

At 5k, this is the furthest of the junior races. Children aged 15+ can take part in this great event, so if you have a passion for running sign up and challenge yourself.

- 15 and up years: 12.00 midday


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Good luck to all Carmarthen Harriers members who will be getting involved in this, we'll see you there!