We are a thriving running club based in Pontypridd, with over 240 members from all parts of South Wales.
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If you want to improve as a runner, with aims of improving your times or if you just want to improve your fitness and lose weight or just enjoy the social side of running, the Roadents are the Club for you.
The Pontypridd Roadents, were formed in March 1982 at the Llanover pub by three keen runners Mark Britton, Conrad Downes and Gareth Williams. To promote the club they contacted Rob Phillips(of football commentating fame) who was the sports editor of the Pontypridd Observer at the time to include an article in the paper about the new club.
Due to the popularity of the recently started London Marathon there was a great deal of interest of running in the area and we soon had a large number of members. Our first headquarters was the R. A. F. A. club Treforest where we had weekly Wednesday club runs. As the club grew it decided to organise its own 10 mile race, which started and finished at Pontypridd R. F. C.’s Sardis Road ground. Due to a mix up with marshals the runners went the wrong way and run the course in reverse. So from then on the Reverse 10 was born. The race was a great success despite this and all profits went jointly to the charity Muscular Dystrophy and to Steve Jones to compete at the 1984 World Cross Country Championships in the U. S. A.
The club also organised running trips to Paris in 1983 and Rotterdam in 1984. By 1985 the club had well over 100 members, since a large number of these were from the Rhondda area a club group was created in Ystrad Sports Centre by Terry Cox and Mike Glenham which eventually became the Rhondda Valley Runners Club.
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