Kilvey Hill Cement Run
THE annual test of strength and endurance that is the Kilvey Hill Cement Run is just a week away.
Now in it's 24th year, the run is held in memory of former boxer and trainer Nigel Page, who started the event as a way to thank Singleton Hospital's special care baby unit, which cared for his daughter Kirsty after she was born.
More than £50,000 has now been raised for a range of charities and good causes since the first "Kilvey Killer" was held.
This year's event takes place on Sunday, August 25, and will see dozens of competitors running a one-mile stretch of Kilvey Hill carrying a bag of cement on their backs — 50kg for the men's race, and 25 kg for the women's race.
The race starts at 1pm, and will be followed by a family fun day at the Bonymaen Inn pub, Bonymaen.
Money raised by the 2013 event will be split between the organ donation and transplant team at Morriston Hospital, and the family of popular Manselton man Gary "Cranko" Williams who passed away in July.