All roads for sporty schoolchildren from Ammanford and the surrounding areas in the Amman Valley and Carmarthenshire led to the Amman Valley Leisure Centre, Ammanford last week for the 2019 edition of the Ammanford Junior Fun Run.

With a total of five age groups and nine different races, there was something for the whole family to enjoy in the Amman Valley festival of running at an event which has continued to go from strength to strength.

The event offered races for the reception/nursery and under which was then followed by the Year 1 & 2, Year 3 & 4, Year 5 & 6 and a comprehensive schools year 7 & 8 to finish off the programme.

Every finisher on the evening received a finishers medal and in addition, those who finished in the top three of the Year 1-8 were also presented with a trophy.

The event was organised by the local running club, Amman Valley Harriers.

It saw a brilliant response as organisers welcomed familiar faces, returning year after year as well as a number of visitors from destinations such as Swansea and Neath, including a team of almost 20 athletes from Morriston Comprehensive School, Swansea.

Staged on the first week after half term, the junior fun run was kindly sponsored by Noelwyn Daniel & Sharon Daniel at Healthy Life Activities. They generously provided all the magnificent medals, trophies and race day essentials.

Daniel, sponsor from Healthy Life Activities commented after the event: "Healthy Life Activities were delighted to be sponsoring and supporting this excellent event with Amman Valley Harriers. We are keen to see as many youngsters as possible lead a healthy lifestyle and these events are a great way for the children to become active and enjoy themselves at the same time."

A total of 375 youngsters of all ages and abilities signed up for the event on the evening and as a result, turned out to be one of the best turnouts ever since the fun run was introduced.