Thousands of runners will take part in this weekend’s Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.
The 42nd 10k goes under starters’ orders at 11am this Sunday, and thousands of spectators will see around 4,000 runners take part. Crowds are likely to start gathering at around 8.30am.
A number of other races will also take place, including 1k and 3k races for juniors, a mascot race and a 10k wheelchair race. Entries to all races have now closed and there won’t be any late entries on the day.
Council cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: “As well as elite runners, many other people of all ages will take to the course between St Helen’s and Mumbles. There’ll be a lovely, family-friendly atmosphere.”
He thanked residents and businesses that may be affected by the road changes designed to keep runners and spectators safe.
He thanked event sponsors Admiral, Princes Gate Mineral Water, The Secret Bar & Kitchen, Days Motor Group and Aldi.
Swansea Council asks runners and supporters to arrive early as car parks are well used and traffic builds up close to the main event car park.
Traffic management will be in place with some road closures operating from 05.30am. Traffic will start to build up from this time.
There’ll be free parking on the Rec next to St Helen’s rugby ground, Singleton Park’s Lacrosse Field, and to the front and side of the Guildhall. Overflow car parking will be at the Civic Centre West Car Park. Please allow sufficient time due to the expected increase in traffic. For satnav, enter postcode SA2 0AU.
These road changes will be in place this Sunday.
5.30am – 5pm
- Mumbles Road: Closed in both directions from its junction with Guildhall Road South to its junction with Sketty Lane. Exit from the Rec will be allowed westbound (that is: Mumbles direction) from noon.
5.30am – 2.30pm
- Brynmill Lane: Closed in both directions from its junction with Bryn Road and its junction with Mumbles Road
- Guildhall Road South: Left turn only onto Oystermouth Road
- Mumbles Road: Eastbound (that is: city centre direction) from its junction with Mayals Road and Sketty Lane reduced to a single lane whilst race is in progress
- Sketty Lane: Open for westbound traffic (towards Mumbles) until 10.30am
10.30am – 1.30pm
- Mumbles Road: Closed to westbound from its junction with Sketty Lane to its junction with Mayals Road
- Sketty Lane: Closed southbound in its entirety. Access allowed for Singleton Hospital visitors, Wales National Pool, University playing fields and Swansea University (via the hospital).
10.45am – 1.30pm
- Mumbles Road: Closed in both directions from its junction with Mayals Road and Fairwood Road.
- Mumbles Road: Closed westbound from its junction with Fairwood Road to its junction with Dunns Lane, Mumbles.
- Fairwood Road: Closed southbound from its junction with Heathwood Road/West Cross Lane to its junction with Mumbles Road.
10.30am – 1.30pm
- Access restricted to left turn only whilst the race is in progress for: Ashleigh Road playing fields, Ashleigh Road, Derwen Fawr Road, Mill Lane, Mayals Road, Alderwood Drive, Bethany Lane, Palmyra Court, Norton Avenue, Norton Road, Newton Road, Dunns Lane.
- Access and exit restricted whilst the race is passing for: Swansea University, Llwynderw Drive, Heneage Drive, Oaklands Court, Lilliput Lane, Gulliver’s Close, Huntington’s Close, The Paddock, Fairwood Road.
- Emergency vehicles will take priority at all times.
1k (7 and under) – 9.15am; 1k (8-11 years) – 9:30am; 3k – 10am; Elite wheelchair – 10.55am;
10k – 11am; Mascot race – 11.10am
The fast and flat course takes place along the sweep of Swansea Bay – perfect for runners and spectators. Course map with cheers points – www.bit.ly/10k23map
Participants need to make their way to Mumbles Road where they will be organised into start pens, based on their predicted finish time. Participants should assemble for the race no less than 10 minutes before the race start. Race numbers must be secured to the front of race tops. Runners must complete the medical form on the back. Race numbers must not be folded or cut.
Runners should obey the directions of all event officials or course marshals. There’ll be a water station provided by event hydration partner Princes Gate Mineral Water at the 5k point. All runners are asked to put their finished water bottles in the bins provided so they can be collected and recycled into another bottle.
Finishers will be asked to move through and out of the funnels once they have collected their water and medal. Staff will be on hand to assist runners.
All races are full so you won’t be able to sign up.
The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is great for spectators. They’re asked to spread out along the route. There’s live entertainment at cheer points and outlets selling food and drink near the finish area.
First aid and safety
First aid is provided by St John Ambulance. They’ll be located along the course with a base at the finish area. Runners in need of their help should make this known to the nearest marshal or steward. Pre-race, all runners must complete medical details form on the back of their race number. Participants should not to run if they feel unwell or have just been unwell. The lost children point is at the information marquee at the Race Village on the Rec.
Race photos will be taken along the course and will be available to purchase via swanseabay10k.com two to three days after the race.
Race results will be available following the race at www.swanseabay10k.com