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Thousands of runners take to the streets for 1980s themed Swansea Bay 10k

Credit: Swansea Council

RUNNERS and spectators took to the streets of Swansea on Sunday for the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k – with a colourful 1980s theme.

Around 4,000 runners took centre stage for what is one of the top events of its kind in the UK. The event was voted Best 10k in Wales in the 2019 Running Awards.

As well as the main 10k event, there were also 1k and 3k races for juniors plus a 10k wheelchair race.

The 40th¬†anniversary staging of the annual race took place between St Helen’s and Mumbles – and the 80s theme saw fancy dress and more fun related to that era.

The event looked a little different to previous years because organisers Swansea Council had put in place measures to reflect the fact that Covid-19 is still with us.

Changes included a lower number of entrants, fewer areas where runners were bunched together 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.”

He added: “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.”

It was the 15th occasion that Admiral has sponsored the event.