Top-qual­ity en­try ex­pected for Am­man­ford road race

Llanelli Star - - ATHLETICS -

THE Am­man­ford 10k re­turns this July.

En­tries be­fore the day can be done on­line. The race in­cor­po­rates the West Wales 10k se­nior road run­ning cham­pi­onships, which proved pop­u­lar last year.

The race on Sun­day, July 14, fol­lows the tra­di­tional open-road route around Am­man­ford, pass­ing the Bon­ll­wyn Green to Llandy­bie be­fore re­turn­ing along the coun­try lanes at Aber­lash to the fin­ish line.

The spon­sors are Am­man­ford Li­ons Club, Llys Cen­nen Solic­i­tors and Bre­con Car­reg.

Reg­is­tra­tion will be open be­tween 8.30am and 9.30am at Am­man­ford Rugby Club, with the race start­ing at 10am.

Prize money will be awarded to the first, sec­ond and third over­all male and fe­male run­ners.

Tro­phies are also avail­able for Open Male, M40, M50 and M60, Open Fe­male, F35, F45 and F55 as well as the male and fe­male team tro­phies.

In 2018 the race at­tracted a to­tal of 275 run­ners, mak­ing it the largest turnout so far since it was or­gan­ised more than 20 years ago.

Swansea Har­ri­ers’ Matthew Rees was the win­ner 12 months ago. He has been a pop­u­lar fig­ure since his amaz­ing ges­ture in help­ing fel­low run­ner David Wyeth at the Lon­don Marathon two years ago.

His team-mate Marc Hobbs fol­lowed in the run­ners-up spot, with Port Tal­bot Har­ri­ers’ Ben Wil­liams cross­ing in third. Rhodie Jones was the first fe­male ath­lete home. She was fol­lowed over the line by Michelle Cole and Wendy Price.

The in­tro­duc­tion of the West Wales Cham­pi­onships at­tracted good num­bers of club ath­letes and mem­bers of Port Tal­bot Har­ri­ers, Swansea Har­ri­ers, Llanelli AC, TROTs, Sarn He­len, Run4All Neath, Neath Har­ri­ers, 3M Gor­seinon, Sospan Road Run­ners, Aber­dare Val­ley, Car­marthen Har­ri­ers, Les Croupiers and hosts Am­man Val­ley Har­ri­ers are ex­pected to re­turn.

On­line en­try is £8 af­fil­i­ated and £10 un­af­fil­i­ated, plus book­ing fee. Ath­letes can en­ter on­line at www. runbri­tain.com

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