Pace runners ready to help 10k runners achieve their personal bests
The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is just around the corner and runners who wish to achieve a specific time can do so with the help of a pace runner.
A pace runner is an experienced runner, trained to help racers achieve their target finish time. Lots of races including marathons often provide pace runners who assist other runners to maintain a steady pace throughout the race.
In this year’s Admiral Swansea Bay 10k, there will be 4 pace runners for finishing times of 40 minutes, 45 minutes, 50 minutes and 60 minutes.
Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration, said: “With its flat and scenic route, the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k provides a fantastic opportunity to beat your personal best, and the experienced pace runners, who volunteer their time, are a fantastic way to help runners achieve their personal goals.
“With the race being completely sold out, anticipation is starting to build for the event, which will again attract many thousands of people. The race has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 1981 to become one of the best of its kind in the UK and its setting along the Bay is perfect for runners and spectators.
“Sport is a major part of UK culture, with events up and down the country attracting many participants and spectators. The thousands of runners and spectators expected at this year’s Admiral Swansea Bay 10k are a clear reminder why Swansea is bidding for UK City of Culture 2021.”
The race will take place on Sunday September 24 and as well as the main 10k event, there will also be 1k, 3k and 5k races for juniors, in addition to a 10k wheelchair race. The annual 100-metre mascot dash will take place just after the 10k race, from outside St Helen’s Rugby Ground. Spectators are welcome from 10am.