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Highlights of the Swansea City Triathlon on Sunday. The sun came out just in time for this annual event. Were you part of the sprint distance triathlon in this iconic welsh city. The event was open to both adults and children age 14 and over and has the fantastic finish line atmosphere expected at all of these events.

The Swansea Triathlon course is simply in one of the best locations in the UK. With a calm, safe and spectator friendly swim, picturesque ride and a fast and flat run, this event will take some beating!

It started at the Prince of Wales docks and finished in Castle Square in the centre of the city.

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JCP HALF MARATHON SWANSEA 2019

The JCP Swansea Half Marathon offers runners the chance for a perfect personal best on the flat, fast, scenic 13.1 route. The race starts outside the iconic Brangwyn Hall before hitting the beautiful vista of Swansea Bay and enjoying some of the most breathtaking views of any half marathon.

 

The race finish is in Adelaide Street near the National Waterfront Museum in the city centre.

Six thousand runners took part, including the wheelchair race. The weather was perfect for this event, cloudy, dry, and cold.

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Swansea Castle is located in the city centre of Swansea, It was founded by Henry de Beaumont in 1107 as the caput of the lordship of Gower. The castle is now ruined and only two blocks remain, though the site has been improved for use as a public space.

 

Swansea Castle is located on the east side of the city centre, facing Castle Square (the River Tawe used to flow a short distance east on what is now the Strand). Originally covering 4.6 acres, the surviving remains of the   castle include residential blocks, together with a section of parapet wall forming an L-shape to the southeast. There are five tunnel-vaulted basement rooms.

 

Part of the interior of the castle, in particular the large motte, was demolished 1909–1913 for the construction of a newspaper office. In the very early 1930s, poet Dylan Thomas worked for the South Wales Daily Post at the castle site. The newspaper offices were removed in 1976 and the remains of the castle were later consolidated and opened up to view from the street.

As a Scheduled Ancient Monument, it was given a Grade one heritage listing in 1952.

The castle was fenced off and only opened to the public on rare occasions, most recently for public tours in 2012 to coincide with St Davids Day. In the early 2010s a project was launched, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government, to open up the castle to the public on a more permanent basis with a stone paved courtyard and information panels. Demountable stairs were planned, to access the upper floors. The intention was to have public tours, events such as markets and for the castle to feature as part of a Swansea castle trail.

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More people in Swansea are recycling than ever before with 4 out of 5 households using the kerbside recycling service. The time as now come for all households to play their part.

 

Why do I need to recycle?

 

It cost Swansea tax payers £3.5 million a year to send black bags to lanfill, but half of this waste could be recycled saving money which could be spent on other important council services.

 

The Welsh Goverment has set councils a target to recycle 64% of household waste by 2020. If we fail to meet this target then Swansea Council could face hefty fines.

 

Recycling your waste diverts it from landfill, saves energy and helps protect the environment for generations to come.

 

Finally... Not recycling could cost you more than you think! Those houshoulds that continue to ignore support to recycle may end up with a fine.

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Swansea Indoor Market

Swansea Market is the largest indoor market in Wales, an award winning, historic market that offers both tourists and residents a unique shopping experience.

 

For 6 days a week, over 100 stalls boast a wide selection of fresh, local produce and traditional Welsh fayre as well as bespoke gifts, beautiful jewellery and accessories, cosmetics, leather goods and much more. There are also cafés and coffee shops for you to recharge your batteries after all that shopping!

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Festival of Buses

A big day for the Swansea Bus Museum as they put on the 'Festival of Buses' event at their depot in Swansea. Hundreds of visitors turned out some just for a ride in these beautifully restore double-deckers down to the Mumbles and back. There was lots to see and do inside the garage with plenty of stalls, eats, bus rides and a chance to climb aboard the restored double-deckers. The Glamorgan Constabulary Police Re-enactment Group were there with their mobile jail, a chance to try the Victorian handcuffs on for a photoshoot in their prison. The event started at 10 am until 4 pm.

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