Top-quality entry expected for Ammanford road race
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