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Ammanford 10K goes online for the first time... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:06

Advance notice ahead of the 2018 edition of the Ammanford 10K Road Race, which is being held on Sunday 8th July. You can now enter for the very first time online and will incorporate the West Wales Road Running Championships.

Amman Valley Harriers Athletics Club, based in Ammanford are once again bringing two popular events back to the town during June and July. On June 11th, there will be the chance for children and families to get involved at the Amman Valley Harriers Junior Fun Run Races at the Leisure Centre athletics track. More details will follow on this very soon..

Then on July 8th, it's the turn of the seniors who will no doubt come to the rugby club in their numbers, having this year introduced the West Wales 10K Senior Road Running Championships. See below for all the details for the 10K...

 

An early notice ahead of this year's Ammanford 10K Road Race...Neges cynnar ar gyfer Ras Heol 10K Rhydaman...

 

The Ammanford 10K Road Race takes place on Sunday 8th July 2018 and entries can be done online in 2018 for the very first time. This fantastic race follows the traditional open-road route around Ammanford and the surrounding area.

Registration will be open between 08:30 and 09:30 at Ammanford Rugby Club, SA18 3AP with the race starting at 10.00am in the morning.

Online entry is just £8 affiliated and £10 unaffiliated plus booking fee. Online entry is now available!

 

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Prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall Male and Female runners. £60, £30 and £15.

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 which is first 3 to count.

Trophies and prizes will be awarded at a presentation in the Rugby Club after the race so all competitors are encouraged to join the presentation and for a post race drink and snack.

This is a Welsh Athletics approved race and results will appear on RunBritain rankings and Power of 10.

The race is organised by Amman Valley Harriers, www.ammanvalleyharriers.wordpress.com and can be found on Facebook.

 

NEW FOR 2018: After a few years gap, in 2018 there will be a West Wales 10K Senior Road Race Championships incorporated into the Ammanford 10K on Sunday 8th July. Our thanks to Amman Valley Harriers who have agreed to the regional council incorporating the championships into their event.

Advance entry is advised as the race capacity is 400. Advance entry is expected for any runners who wish to be part of the West Wales Championships element of the 10K.

In addition for the West Wales medals athletes must have one of the following qualifications:

A - Birth; the athlete having been born in West Wales (Dyfed or West Glamorgan)

B - Residence; a minimum of 9 months continuous residence in West Wales immediately prior to this event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1122901594518818/

 

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YOU CAN NOW ENTER THE AMMANFORD 10K & WEST WALES SENIOR ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS USING THE LINK BELOW:


https://www.runbritain.com/entries/EnterRace.aspx?evid=7fb40fcc5e6e&erid=7dbd07cc5e6d


YOU ARE ADVISED TO ENTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS IT IS LIKELY THAT THE CAPACITY WILL BE REACHED BEFORE THE RACE DAY, RESULTING IN ON THE DAY ENTRY MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE DEPENDING ON NUMBERS.

 

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In 2017, it attracted a total of 149 runners making it the largest turn out so far since it was organised over 20 years ago. Runners who come back year after year still describe the Ammanford 10K as one of the best road races around at this present time.

The 2017 race last July was won by Marc Hobbs from Swansea Harriers in a quick time of 34 minutes 40 seconds, just outside the course record time set by Christian Lovatt. David Kennan (Llanelli AC) and Gareth Ayres (Port Talbot Harriers) filled second and third positions in the Open Male category while Stephen Bartlett (Pontypridd Roadents AC) was the winner of the M40, followed by Eamonn Kirk (Swansea Harriers) and Nick Griffiths (Amman Valley Harriers). Alan Davies continued his fine success in this event as he picked up the M60 award for another year.

On the female side, there was a clean sweep for the Amman Valley Harriers host club as training partners Rachael Davies, Luticia Thomas and Llinos Jones all finished just over a minute from each other. It was no surprise to see them take the overall team title too. There were also team wins for Swansea Harriers and Llanelli AC.