The best photos as thousands pound Mumbles Road for the 40th anniversary Swansea 10k run – WalesOnline

The best photos as thousands pound Mumbles Road for the 40th anniversary Swansea 10k run  WalesOnline

The event was postponed due to the pandemic and Covid restrictions meant less runners than normal

(Image: Philip Rees)

Thousands of people pounded the streets of Swansea as the city’s 10k fun run returned for the first time since the Covid pandemic struck.

On its 40th anniversary, around 4,000 runners took part in the event whose course contours Swansea Bay, from St Helen’s rugby ground to Mumbles and back.

The event, voted Best 10k in Wales in the 2019 Running Awards, took on an 1980s theme to mark it’s anniversary, with many runners in era-related fancy dress.

Covid measure means there were a lower number of entrants than normal, to ensure distance between runners, and a staggered start process.

Robert Francis-Davies, cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism said: “The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is a key part of Swansea’s event calendar so it was good to see it back.

“And we can say right now we plan to have it back again next year on September 18, so running fans should put the date in their diaries.

“Thousands of people enjoyed the atmosphere of yesterday’s event and had a great few hours out. We doing all we can to keep them safe and we thank everybody who contributed to making the event a success.”

The event was sponsored for the 15th year by Admiral.

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