The much-loved Brisco 10k is returning to the streets of Gorseinon in April 2023 thanks to the efforts of local representatives, namely Andrew Stevens, Nicola Matthews and Jan Curtice. The event, which was last run in the early 2000’s returns after almost a 20-year absence. Local running event company, Front Runner Events will manage and run the event, which will look to replicate the fun and community spirit of the original fun run.
Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism, said: “As a council, we are delighted to see the Brisco 10k is returning to Gorseinon. The event has been missing from the annual calendar for too long.”
Councillor Andrew Stevens said: “It has been a long-term pledge of ours to bring back this race to the community of Gorseinon. To see the Brisco 10K return next year is wonderful news, the event has always been well supported by the community and we look forward to welcoming the runners back next year.
“With the backing of a local company, Brisco and the support of Front Runner Events, the event will see hundreds of runners taking part from all over the city and helping us re-establish the event as an annual race. It is wonderful to see this race return to the streets of Gorseinon after so many years away. Seeing local businesses working together with Swansea Council and the town council is wonderful. Events like this are for the community and seeing the community working together to support the return of the race is great”.
David Martin-Jewell, Managing Director of Front Runner Events added:
“We are extremely proud to be able to bring this historic race back to the streets of Gorseinon and Swansea. The Brisco 10k has a special place in the hearts of runners in the city and we are excited to be part of the recreated event and bring it into the 21st century.
This event has a great heritage throughout the city and will hopefully see the new generation of runners from the likes of 3M’s and Swansea Harriers compete for the bragging rights at the event. There are some fantastic runners in the city and the local clubs will want to earn the bragging rights at winning the first one”
Councillor Jan Curtice said: ‘This is great news for the community of Gorseinon and is wonderful that we can realise our pledge to see this much-loved event return. We (with the town council) have been committed to helping establish events such as this for the area. We hope that this will be a great day for everyone.
The Brisco 10k will also help local running clubs and provide vital fund-raising opportunities for charities throughout the area. Building on the heritage of the original race, it will certainly help raise the profile of the event, and help attract a new, younger generation of runners to the sport.
Nick O’Kelly, Operations Manager of Brisco said: “We are proud to return as the headline sponsors of the 10k. We have wanted to see it return for years, so we are delighted to support the event again.
The event will take place on April 30th, 2023, and more specific details will be available from www.gorseinon10k.co.uk. Front Runner Events are the organisers of the Swansea Half Marathon, Llanelli Half Marathon, Great Welsh Marathon and the Port Talbot Half Marathon.