Young­sters get in shape for pop­u­lar an­nual fun run

Llanelli Star - - ATHLETICS -

AM­MAN Val­ley Har­ri­ers Ath­let­ics Club bring two pop­u­lar events to Am­man­ford in June and July.

The ever-pop­u­lar Am­man­ford Ju­nior Fun Run and Am­man­ford 10k road race re­turns to the streets of Am­man­ford, with races open to all ages and abil­i­ties from un­der-6s up to vet­er­ans.

And the Am­man­ford Ju­nior Fun Run, which at­tracted more than 350 par­tic­i­pants in 2018, makes a wel­come re­turn. It takes place next Wed­nes­day evening at Am­man­ford Leisure Centre, on the run­ning track be­hind the swim­ming pool.

Reg­is­tra­tion for all is on the evening, open­ing an hour be­fore the start at 5.30pm, with the first race get­ting un­der way at 6.30pm.

Re­cep­tion-age and un­der will be the first event over 400m of the track and this will be fol­lowed by a se­ries of 800m for Years 1 & 2, Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6. There will also be an event for sec­ondary school pupils in Years 7 & 8 over the same dis­tance.

There is an en­try fee of £2.50 per ath­lete. There will be medals to all fin­ish­ers with tro­phies for first, sec­ond and third in Years 1 to 8.

The event sponsors are Noel­wyn and Sharon Daniel of Healthy Life Ac­tiv­i­ties, who also pro­vide the medals and race com­men­tary.

Win­ning their re­spec­tive race last year were Seren Bowen (Y Dder­wen), Iestyn Rees Jones (Gym­raeg Rhy­daman), Jes­sica Nor­man (Llanst­ef­fan), Wil­liam Coles (Llan­gadog), Nell Davies (Ffair­fach), Mac­sen Too­good (Teilo Sant), Amy Tucker (St John Lloyd) and Owain Thomas (Dyf­fryn Aman).

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