A FOOTBALL team from high up in the Radnorshire hills have netted a lofty total for several charities after they completed a 10-mile run.

A slew of footballers from St Harmon FC completed the gruelling run from the Elan Valley to Rhayader on Saturday, June 3.

Having set themselves a modest total of raising £500, the lads absolutely smashed their target, raising £2,700. This amount will now be shared between three charities close to the club’s heart – Dementia Matters in Powys, the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and Prostate Cancer UK.

In baking temperatures, the squad of 16 completed the run – an impressive feat considering the Swifts had only recently completed their 2022/23 football season.

County Times: Players cool off with a deserved dip after their runPlayers cool off with a deserved dip after their run (Image: St Harmon FC)

They started at 12noon at the Craig Goch dam in the Elan Valley and finished at Rhayader Rugby Club. The players deservedly enjoyed a dip in the river once they’d finished.

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“Absolute credit to the boys for completing 10 miles today, all that started finished with plenty of time for an ice bath in the river before the FA Cup at 3pm,” said the club in a post on its Facebook page.


“Huge effort from all involved, raising money for 3 amazing charities. Huge thanks to all parents and supporters of the club for keeping us well hydrated, and running on.

“The justgiving (page) is still open so any donations are much appreciated.”

The club obliterated their initial target, surpassing their original £500 aim by 520%, with many individuals and local St Harmon and Rhayader businesses supporting them. The club received a total of 80 donations.

Dementia Matters in Powys, one of the three charities supported, thanked the club, saying: “Thank you all so very much, your support means a lot to us and our members and carers, thank you.”

You can still donate by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stharmonfc.