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Pace runners ready to help 10k participants achieve their personal bests

THE Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is just around the corner and this year runners who wish to achieve a specific time can do so with the help of a pace runner.

Pace runners

A pace runner is someone who is an experienced runner, trained in helping other racers to achieve their target finish time. Lots of races including marathons often include pace runners, who assist other runners to maintain a steady pace throughout the race.

In the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k, there will be four pace runners for finishing times of 40 minutes, 45 minutes, 50 minutes and 60 minutes.

Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration, said: "The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k provides a fantastic opportunity to beat your personal best, and the experienced pace runners, who volunteer their time, are a fantastic way to help runners achieve their personal goals.

"Anticipation is starting to build for the event, which will again attract many thousands of people. The race has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 1981 to become one of the best of its kind in the UK. Its setting along the bay is perfect for runners and spectators."

The race will take place on Sunday September 18 and as well as the main 10k event, there will also be 1k, 3k and 5k races for juniors, in addition to a 10k wheelchair race. The annual 100-metre mascot dash will take place just after the 10k race, from outside the St Helen's ground.

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