The 36th Admiral Swansea Bay 10k race and fun run was staged along the scenic sweep of Swansea Bay on Sunday September 18th 2016 in late summer balmy weather and saw 2 Kenyan and Run- Fast stablemates battling it out in a grandstand finish.
Swansea Bay 10k fought off stiff competition to come second in the ‘Best 10k in the UK’ category in this year’s UK Running Awards. For that reason, Brecon Carreg Mineral Water have chosen the race as one of the challenges for their virtual running group – Team Brecon Carreg.
From hundreds of entries they chose a team of runners of all ages and running abilities to take part in the group. They each have the chance to run events across Wales, from 10k distances to half marathons.
Five of the team will be running the event – Hannah Green, Mark Fowles, Aimi Healey-Bracher, Jayne Edwards and Clair Houston. They all will be wearing their Team Brecon Carreg t-shirts so if you see them during the race, please cheer them on.
Along with a supply of water and a Brecon Carreg running top, the team also have access to on-going motivation through a private Facebook group as well as goodies to keep them going through the year.
There’s not long to go now! If you haven’t already secured your place in this year’s Admiral Swansea Bay 10k, you’ve only got until 31st August to sign up. The race itself takes place on Sunday 20th September.
Recently I ran the welsh marathon, last year I ran tough mudder, and the year before that, I ran the Cardiff Half marathon. Don’t we all strive to achieve greater things? It’s good to have targets, to help us grow, which motivates us to train. We’ve asked you why you run, some run for the love of food, some run for the love of running, some run for the health benefits. But what will you do after the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k? Will you give up running, will you continue to train, will you look for new races, and new challenges?
With the event now over we can take a minute to reflect on the event, to look at our triumphs and tribulations, but one things for sure, we couldn’t have done it without our sponsors.
So a big thank you to Admiral, Heart FM, Day’s Rental, Brecon Carreg, Amberon, and Subway. Recognition should also go to the Welsh Athletics and Run Britain for the race support that they’ve provided.
A thank you to all our volunteers that supported us before, during and after the race, whom helped guide and provide race event management.
Congratulations on completing the race.
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