In case anyone's interested, the event was a great success. We had 88 runners for the 5 mile run and another 40-50 for the 2 mile walk which by far exceeded our expectations. We had 11 different running clubs represented including a couple of Swansea Harriers who tore up the hilly course with the winner coming in at 29:19 and the top 3 all sub 30 minutes. We also had dozens of local runners as well as several doing the 5 mile distance for the first time coming in just over the hour mark.
Weather conditions were nice and cool. Atmosphere was friendly, and everyone seemed to enjoy the scenic and challenging course. The marshalls who were mostly friends and family of our running club members were fantastic and ensured the whole event went smoothly and they cheered and encouraged every runner. Can't wait for next years event and keep an eye on our website as there may be more events to come this year.
Just a quick reminder about this event. We're hopefully looking at 50+ entrants now which we're pleased with for our first club event. Would be great to get nearer to 100 so if you know anyone in South Wales who fancies a challenging and friendly 5 mile run, then let them know about this.
wow - I asked earlier why anyone would stay up until midnight to enter in this thread... I think that might be me next year as it's reaching the limit and therefore closing earlier every year.
Interest and participation in running seems to be skyrocketting at the moment as at the other end of the distance scale, Parkrun are beating their worldwide attendance record pretty much every week with it increasing from under 30,000 to over 37,000 in the past 4-5 weeks!