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The 2014 Nos Galan Road Races had the largest field of runners in its 56-year history on New Year’s Eve - and organisers are already looking at how to top that this year! 

But your help is needed! 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and the Nos Galan Committee had more than 1,500 runners registered on December 31, the most runners ever seen on the streets of Mountain Ash. 

There was also an estimated 10,500 people lining the route on the night to welcome Mystery Runner Adam Jones and to cheer on all the participants. 

Fresh from its success, organisers are now launching a review of the Nos Galan Road Races – and we need your views. 

Nos Galan Road Races Feedback Form 

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Chair of the Nos Galan Committee, said: “Over the past 10 years, with the support of our sponsors, we have worked tirelessly with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to build on the event, not only in race terms but also promoting a major family event ahead of the New Year. 

“I am delighted to say race entries have increased from less than 300 10 years ago to over 1,500 registering for the 2014 Nos Galan Road Races.

“We are aware that a significant number of people were unable to register for the races in the weeks leading up to the 2014 event as we had reached capacity and race entry was closed. 

“With this in mind, we are currently reviewing the organisation of the Nos Galan Road Races in order to maintain and continue to improve on its worldwide reputation year-on-year. 

“We value the opinions of all our runners and spectators and have therefore put together a short feedback form.” 

The Nos Galan Committee is planning to meet with Welsh Athletics, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and South Wales Police in the coming weeks to discuss the possibility of changing part of the route to also allow organisers to accommodate even more runners in 2015 and future years. 

During 2014, the Nos Galan Road Races was crowned Britain's Best Fun Run at the annual UK Running Awards in London and has also been shortlisted for the same award for the second consecutive year. 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council also granted the Freedom of the County Borough to race founder Bernard Baldwin MBE. 

Please take a few minutes to complete the 2014 Nos Galan Road Races Feedback Form