Sign up now for the Mic Morris Torfaen 10k

Posted on: Friday 7 April 2017

The annual Mic Morris Torfaen 10k road race takes place on Sunday, 17 September, 2017.

The Torfaen council sports development team are expecting record numbers for this year’s event with registrations already up on last year.

Sports development officer, Ben Jeffries, said: ‘We’re expecting record numbers this year but need to cap the event at 1000 runners. The runners numbers will start going out this week and we have over 300 entered already so runners to need to move quick to secure a spot. It’s hard to believe the first run was in 2010 and we only had 56 runners take part. 

‘Melin Homes are sponsoring all the water this year which is a huge boost but the event is still looking for a main sponsor for the race t-shirts.’

Runners will start at 9am from Cwmavon Road in Blaenavon and cross the finish line in beautiful surroundings of Pontypool Park.

The first runner home last year, Chris Carpanini said: ‘It’s a great event, well organised and getting bigger every year, always with great local support, and who doesn’t like a fast 10k downhill.’

There will be a road closure in place for the race between Cwmavon Road, Blaenavon and Union Street Abersychan from 8am until the last runner passes through Abersychan which is generally around 10am.

A record number of participants are pre-registered for this year’s race with runners coming from all over the UK.  

All runners are chip timed and will receive a Tech T-Shirt and the race is suitable for all runners and athletes with disabilities. The minimum age for entrants is 15 years old.

Entry fees are £12 for affiliated runners and £14 for unattached runners. Entrants on the day will pay an additional £2.

The race has a number of categories:

  • 1st Jnr female and male aged 15 - 19
  • 1st senior female aged 20 - 34
  • 1st senior male aged 20 - 39
  • 1st veteran female aged 35- 49
  • 1st veteran male aged 40 - 49
  • 1st master female aged 50 - 59
  • 1st master male aged 50 - 59
  • 1st grandmaster female aged 60 plus
  • 1st grandmaster male aged 60 plus
  • 1st female and male athlete with a disability

All profits from the Race will be donated to the Mic Morris Memorial Sporting Trust Fund. Mic Morris was a police officer and brilliant British international middle distance runner from Pontypool who died aged just 24 years during a training run in 1983.  The trust fund was set up between Gwent Police and Torfaen Council to raise money for Torfaen’s elite young sports people, specifically for young people aged 11 to 21 who live in Torfaen. 

For more event information or to enquire about sponsorship, call Christine Philpott on 01633 628936 or email

To enter, visit:
Last Modified: 05/12/2018 Back to top