With plenty on offer for sports fans across April, Harry Trend has the roundup on the most exciting events of the month.
TEIFI VALLEY 10K
Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, Sun 7 Apr
Races don’t get more picturesque than the Teifi Valley 10K. You can walk, jog or run the event in the beautiful countryside of Carmarthenshire. Contestants start in the town of Newcastle Emlyn, but then you’ll be making your way along quiet tracks and fields to the charming Cenarth Falls, the halfway point. After which, the route heads back to the town via a river path and some woodlands. You can tackle this race individually or in teams of four or eight.
Tickets: entry from £22, free to spectators. Info: facebook.com/hydrodragonevents
UNIBET PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Thurs 18 Apr
The Unibet Premier League returns to the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff as the sport’s top stars continue their battle for the prestigious title. You’ll be treated to four matches on the night as world number one Michael van Gerwen, colourful Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright, current world champion Rob Cross and two-time Premier League winner Gary Anderson do battle.
So far in the competition, van Gerwen has been earning the plaudits with three wins out of three. However, Welshman Gerwyn Price might be worth an outside bet. The 34-year-old from Caerphilly came 10th last year but has unfinished business after losing to Gary Anderson last year in his home country.
Tickets: sold out (check box office for returns). Info: www.motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk
CAGE WARRIORS 104
Viola Arena, Cardiff, Sat 27 Apr
Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping made their way to MMA through Cage Warriors, and undefeated world champion Jack Shore from Abertillery could be the next name on that list. Shore will defend his bantamweight title against Scott Malone in Cardiff at Cage Warriors 104 – the 24-year-old won’t have it easy, though, with Malone on a six-fight winning run. Several other promising Welsh fighters are due to appear on the undercard, including Mason Jones, Aaron Khalid and Jordan Peake.
Tickets: from £30. Info: cagewarriors.com
JUDGEMENT DAY VII
Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Sat 27 Apr
Four of south Wales’ five professional rugby union clubs will be battling it out at the Principality Stadium for the seventh edition Judgement Day. First off, the Dragons will be looking to get revenge over the Scarlets after a 33-8 hammering last year. Then it’s over to the Cardiff Blues, who take on the Ospreys of Swansea in what will surely be a tight game. In January, the Ospreys got the better of John Mulvihill’s side with a 20-11 victory, completing the double will be an impressive feat for Allen Clarke’s men. After the success of the Grand Slam, any fans hungering for more Welsh rugby are in for a treat.
Tickets: from £10. Info: www.principalitystadium.wales
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Fri 3 May
The Harlem Globetrotters have played over 26,000 exhibition games in 123 countries and territories, and here’s the latest chance to see them in Cardiff. Bamboozling ball handling, rim-rattling dunks, insane trick shots, hilarious comedy and unsurpassed fan interaction, plus the chance to meet and have photos with the Globetrotters players with the Bench Seat and Meet And Greet packages. If that doesn’t satisfy your cravings, you can get the Magic Pass and take part in the pre-show event with Globetrotters members – shoot, pass and dribble on court!
Tickets: £20.50-£34.10. Info: www.motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk