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Nos Galan Attracts Thousands

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The Nos Galan Road Races marked the end of the decade in style, with thousands of people lining the streets of Mountain Ash to cheer on the runners – and catch a glimpse of celebrity Mystery Runner, Nigel Owens MBE

The event continues to go from strength to strength, keeping the legend of Guto Nyth Bran alive.

Competitors from across the UK had eagerly snapped up their places in the award-winning event within hours of them being released earlier this year and have been busy preparing for the New Year’s Eve challenge ever since.

All race results and timings are available online to view.

The evening began with the popular Children’s races where 9-15 year olds took to the streets and were cheered on by thousands of supporting families.

The event was once again a huge success thanks to its sponsors and supporters.

Mountain Ash then became alive as the 2019 Mystery Runner, Nigel Owens MBE, made his way through the town centre carrying the famous torch, before igniting the Nos Galan Dragon commencing the start of the spectacular firework display.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Leader and a member of the Nos Galan Committee, said: “The streets of Mountain Ash have again been filled on New Year’s Eve as runners follow in the footsteps of the legendary Guto Nyth Bran.

“The Celebrity Mystery Runner is always a huge attraction for our residents and visitors, and this year we are proud to have unveiled a true legend of the Rugby Union world. On behalf of the Nos Galan Committee, I’d like to extend a huge thanks to Nigel Owens MBE for being here this evening.”

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and the Nos Galan Committee are keen to ensure the delivery of the Nos Galan Road races continues to be effective and that a great night for all is provided.

Those who participated in the races or visited Mountain Ash are urged to complete a short online survey to help inform future events.

Posted on 31/12/2019