The goings on in and around Bridgend

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Sprints in the Street


Running Shoes, originally uploaded by Josiah Mackenzie.

Love this. An event with a difference. The Festival of Races takes place in the middle of a busy town in Wales (Bridgend, near Cardiff) on Saturday 19th June 2010 (the day Wales play the All Blacks - gulp!). The races include all the usual long and middle distance categories but what I love the sound of is the 50 metre sprints past the shops, great for kids. The route is a triangular circuit (if there can be such a thing) with not a hill in sight! . There's an over 40s street sprint so I'll be up for that. Dust down the Dunlop Green Flash (if they still fit me from school) and look out!