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AMMAN Valley Harriers Athletics Club based in Ammanford will once again bring the Ammanford 10K Road Race back to the town this July.

On Sunday 14th July, senior athletes will no doubt come to the rugby club in their numbers, having introduced the West Wales 10K Senior Road Running Championships for the second year in succession.

Entries can be submitted online before the event in 2019 for the second time. This fantastic race follows the traditional open-road route around Ammanford passing the Bonllwyn Green to Llandybie and the surrounding area before returning down the country lanes at Aberlash to the finish line.

Event Sponsors in 2019 are Ammanford Lions Club, Llys Cennen Solicitors and Brecon Carreg.

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. Athletes can enter online at www.runbritain.com. Athletes interested in taking part are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Racers at the finish line

Prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd 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 which is first 3 to count.

In 2018, it attracted a total of 275 runners making it the largest turn out so far since it was organised over 20 years ago.

Swansea Harriers’ Matthew Rees was the winner 12 months ago in a time of 33 minutes 49 seconds and has been a popular figure since his amazing gesture in helping fellow runner David Wyeth at the Virgin Money Giving London Marathon two years ago.

His club teammate Marc Hobbs followed in runners up spot (34:31) with Port Talbot Harriers’ Ben Williams crossing in third (35:03) to make up the top three and win the West Wales Road Running Championships medals in the process.

In 34th overall, Rhodie Jones was the first female athlete back home in 41:09. She was followed over the line by Michelle Cole (3M Gorseinon RR 42:20) and Wendy Price (Carmarthen Harriers 42:41).

The introduction of the West Wales Championships certainly attracted good numbers of club athletes in particular to this element and members from 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 in July.

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