Extra security and more police set for festive races
THERE will be extra security, increased police presence and more concrete barriers in place for this year’s Nos Galan Road Races event.
The New Year’s Eve showcase, which is expected to see more than 10,000 spectators and 1,700 competitors flood the streets of Mountain Ash, in Rhondda Cynon Taf, will also see several road closures.
According to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, because the event, which was founded in 1958, has increased in popularity in recent years they are working closely with South Wales Police throughout the planning stages.
Councillor Ann Crimmings, chairwoman of the Nos Galan committee, said: “With events of this magnitude, there will inevitably be some disruption, but we ask motorists and residents to bear with us and, if necessary, to make alternative arrangements.”
Motorists are advised to allow extra times for their journeys on New Year’s Eve and competitors are advised to arrive well in advance of race start times.
The first of the children’s races are set to get under way at 5.15pm, followed by the arrival of the Nos Galan Mystery Runner at 6.20pm. The elite race will start at 7pm, followed by the adult 5k fun run at 7.30pm.