Posted on: Friday 31 May 2019
Regarded as one of the fastest 10k runs in the UK, the Torfaen Sports Development Team are anticipating another successful event this year with entries already approaching the 1,000 mark and only a few hundred places remaining.
This year, the annual Mic Morris Torfaen 10k road race will be taking place on Sunday 14 July, 2019. If you wish still to enter you’ll need to be quick out of the blocks with the deadline date for entries on Friday 5 July.
Mic Morris was a police officer and a British international middle distance runner from Pontypool who died aged just 24 during a training run in 1983.
All profit from the race is donated to the Mic Morris Memorial Sporting Trust Fund. 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. Last year the fund supported three elite members which included Leila Thomas for netball, Alex Rosser for para-swimming and cyclist Zach Bridges.
The leader of Torfaen Council, Cllr Anthony Hunt said, “The Mic Morris 10k is an extremely popular event with runners of all ages and abilities taking part. The event has been growing every year and is always well-supported by the local community who turn out to cheer on the runners.
‘With a reputation for personal best times, runners are known to come from far and wide with runners from the USA, Canada and Australia all taking part in 2018.’
Event organiser Ben Jeffries said: ‘This year, we expect to see our biggest event yet, so if you have not already signed up, be quick and book your place at the starting line. The profile of this event is getting bigger and bigger every year and it’s extremely rewarding to see entrants from all over the UK now visiting Torfaen to take part in the Mic Morris run.’
Event organisers are advising runners to be at the starting line on Cwmavon Road, Blaenavon at 8:30am, with the race commencing at 9am. Runners will then head to the beautiful surroundings of Pontypool Park to cross the finish line. All runners will be chip timed and will receive a finishers bag when they cross the line which includes a medal, tech t-shirt and other goodies.
The race is suitable for all runners and the minimum age for entrants is 15 years old.
A full road closure will be in place from Cwmavon Road, Blaenavon to Pontypool Park between 8am and 11:30am. For road closure information visit the Torfaen website.
Entries can be completed on the Fullon Sport and if you require transport on the day, an option for a return shuttle bus journey from Pontypool Active Living Centre carpark to Blaenavon is available when you book online.
For event information, sponsorship enquiries, or if you would like to volunteer on the day, please call Christine Philpott on 01633 628936 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org