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Aneurin Leisure Staff Embark On 30 Mile Run for Comic Relief

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Comic Relief 30 Mile Challenge

Pictured Left to Right: Tom Kivell, Danielle Phillips and Ashley Owen of Aneurin Leisure

On Friday 24th March 2017, nine intrepid members of staff from Aneurin Leisure are planning a mammoth 30 mile run across Blaenau Gwent to raise money for Comic Relief.

The gruelling route starts at Aneurin Leisure’s central base at the Regain Building on the Works Site in Ebbw Vale and travels to Abertillery, Brynmawr and Tredegar before returning again to Ebbw Vale, where the 30 mile circuit will finish at the Sports Centre.

The team of runners are; David Williams aged 30 from Blaina, Tom Kivell aged 27 from Beaufort, Ashley Owen aged 50 from Tredegar, Danielle Phillips aged 32 from Brynmawr, Martin Thomas aged 28 from Ebbw Vale, Gareth Winmill aged 26 from Abertillery, Hannah Winmill aged 22 from Abertillery, Matthew Chard aged 37 from Ebbw Vale and Gethin Rose aged 44 from Ebbw Vale.

The team will be stopping off at a selection of Aneurin Leisure venues along the route to promote their fundraising challenge, chat to supporters and get some much needed refreshments. 

Tom Kivell, one of the organisers of the challenge said; “David Williams and I have both done endurance fitness challenges to raise money for charities in the past; David has cycled 150 miles for Sport Relief and I’ve cycled 130 miles for Children in Need, so this year we thought we would make it more of a challenge by putting on our running shoes and embarking on a 30 mile run around Blaenau Gwent to raise money for Comic Relief.

The support so far has been fantastic from everyone; we already have a number of other staff members that have pledged to join us, as well as some of our life members from the Sports Centres, so it’s going to be an amazing joint effort.”

If you’d like to show your support for the team you can make a donation to their Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/ANEURINLEISURE? or even come along to one of our venues and cheer them on!


The Route:

§  Stage 1: Start 9am - Regain Building in Ebbw Vale to Abertillery Sports Centre (8.4 miles approx. time 1 hour and 10 minutes)

§  Stage 2: Start 10:30am - Abertillery Sports Centre to Brynmawr Learning Action Centre (6.2miles approx. time 1hr) 

§  Stage 3: Start 11:50am - Brynmawr Learning Action Centre to Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar (7.2miles approx. time 1hr 10mins)

§  Stage 4: Start 1:20pm – Parc Bryn Bach to Bedwelty House, Tredegar (2.5miles approx. time 20-30mins)

§  Stage 5: Start 2pm - Bedwelty House to Tredegar Sports Centre (0.5miles approx. time 10mins)

§  Stage 6: Start 2:30pm - Last leg from Tredegar Sports Centre to Ebbw Vale Sports Centre (5miles approx. time 1hr)

§  Finish at Ebbw Vale Sports Centre at approximately 3:30pm - 4pm.



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