Posted: Sat 30th Apr 2016

Admiral Swansea Bay 10k Picks Up Top Award

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 30th, 2016

SWANSEA’S award-winning Admiral Swansea Bay 10k has picked up yet another top award. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event which attracts thousands of elite athletes and fun runners to Swansea Bay every September has been voted the second best 10k in Britain at the 2016 UK Running Awards. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The accolade is particularly sought-after because the awards and nominations are decided by popular vote among runners from across the country. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k only narrowly missed out on the top spot, with the Best 10k category being the most hotly contested of the awards event with over 750 10k races being staged annually within the UK. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The awards were presented at the Indigo in the 02 Arena in London, which saw representatives of races and the running community from all over the UK come together. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ceri Assiratti, Head of People Services at Admiral said: “We are very proud to sponsor what is one of the most eye-catching sports participation events in Wales. The voters think what we’ve always known – that Swansea Bay is one of the best places as a venue for a 10k. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k has been a feature of the sports and cultural calendar in Swansea for many years and the number of people participating in the race and the quality of the elite field goes from strength to strength. Well done to all involved, it really is a great event” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Special Events Manager for Swansea Council Nigel Jones, said the appeal of the race was, he believed, a combination of its location, its organisation and its kudos on the running calendar. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Admiral Swansea Bay10k boasts oneof the finest running opportunitiesand views of any event in the UK and every year the elite athletes we manage to attract is testimony to its pulling power in the running calendar. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It’s massively popular too with local residents and with runners from across the country. We see as many spectators as we do participants. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The award means a lot to the whole Admiral Swansea Bay 10k team, so a big thank you to everyone who voted and who take part, without whom it wouldn’t be possible.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The race will return this September 18, and registrations are now open for the 10k and the Junior races (1k,3k and 5k) and wheelchair race via the website, www.swanseabay10k.com ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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