Run­ners spread vi­tal Christ­mas cheer in char­ity event

Carmarthen Journal - - Midweek Sport -

A CHAR­ITY group run was or­gan­ised for the first time on the streets of Am­man­ford over the fes­tive break.

A grey and driz­zly Sun­day morn­ing did not dampen spir­its as a large num­ber of ath­letes gath­ered out­side the Job Cen­tre for the short brief­ing.

In among the near 50 ath­letes present were Amman Val­ley Har­ri­ers Run­ning Club and ATAC Am­man­ford Triathlon Club mem­bers, who turned out in force for the route around their lo­cal streets. They were joined by oth­ers who also have a love of run­ning.

It raised money for the Am­man­ford Food­bank and Toy Ap­peal, with the char­i­ties ben­e­fit­ing from the do- na­tions re­ceived.

Ath­letes of all abil­i­ties were able to get in­volved and join in thanks to the five dif­fer­ent dis­tances they could choose from. They ranged from 3.5 miles through to 5.5 miles, 6.5 miles, 8.2 miles and 12.5 miles.

Run­ners headed to­wards Pon­ta­man, Glana­man, Gar­nant and Bry­na­man be­fore re­turn­ing.

Or­gan­iser Nick Grif­fiths said: “Thanks to ev­ery­one who took part in the event, a great ef­fort by all. We were de­lighted with the dona­tions re­ceived for the ap­peal, which came to £300 in to­tal.

“It is hoped this will be made an an­nual event.”

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