Katherine Jenkins adds glamour to Swansea Bay 10k
Singing sensation joins the race for its 30th anniversary.
The mezzo-soprano, who completed the race in one hour and nine minutes fired the starting gun as thousands of runners pounded the streets of Swansea.
She said: "The race went really well. The atmosphere was fantastic, the weather was lovely and we had an excellent backdrop to run. Everybody was cheering us on and it was a brilliant turnout to mark the race's 30th anniversary."
The 29-year-old ran to raise money for Hafan Cymru — Wales' leading charitable Domestic Abuse support organisation.
Around 3,500 people aged from teenagers to pensioners descended on Mumbles Road. A further 1,000 youngsters took part in 1k, 3k and 5k events as well as a fun-filled mascot race.
Race director Nigel Jones, who celebrates 25 years at the helm of the event, said: "It's remarkable to see how the event has grown in stature. The race is now widely recognised as one of the best of its kind in the UK and attracts a wonderful mix of seasoned athletes, fun runners and people raising money for so many worthy causes."
Extracted from www.thisissouthwales.co.uk