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Records Are Smashed As Runners Take Race To Another Level

It was a glorious day with perfect race conditions at Wales’ first marathon road race of the year! Athletes gathered at Pembrey Country Park yesterday to take on both the half and full marathon distances. Hailed a great success, with both male and female records smashed in the marathon by Swansea Harrier’s, Blair Mcwhiter and

Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Race Day

Athletes and sporting heroes from across the UK and further afield are getting geared up to take on the first road marathon of the year in Wales this Sunday. The 2wish Great Welsh Marathon and Half Marathon events also happen to have one of the longest legacies of marathon events in South Wales. The event for the

Support for women at Front Runner Events

Here at Front Runner Events, we always aim to make our events as inclusive as possible for all participants. Following the race guidelines outline on SheRACES, we’ve made some adjustments to ensure our events are as female friendly as possible. Deferrals For 2023 we announced that pregnant or postpartum participants can defer their place into

Front Runner Events GO GREENER!!!

Front Runner Events are going greener to reduce the carbon footprint and minimise the environmental impact across its events. Over a number of years, several trials have been undertaken to remove all unnecessary waste and plastic from its events, which has resulted in considerable reductions and improvements. The goal is now to go a step

Running in the dark – how to feel and stay safe!

So, the darker evenings are starting to settle in, and you may not feel as comfortable running out in the dark. With winter being a great time to get your base training in, it can be tempting to get out and put those miles in. However, if you’re not interested in doing your training on

New Headline Charity Partner Announced

Front Runner Events is excited to announce that 2Wish, the All Wales charity that provides bereavement support for those affected by sudden death in young people, will become the headline partner for the Great Welsh Marathon and Half Marathon. The event, now officially titled the 2Wish Great Welsh Marathon Events, will take place on Sunday

The Great Welsh Marathon Returns With A Bang After a 1092 Day Absence

It was the first event of the year for the team at Wales’ largest independent mass participant running organisation and what an event it was! With near perfect running conditions on the day, it was hailed a great success, with both male records smashed in the marathon and half marathon events by Cardiff Triathlete, Oliver

Everything You Need To Know About The Great Welsh Marathon & Half Marathon

The marathon season has begun and athletes from across the UK are getting ready to take on the longest-running marathon event in South Wales. The Great Welsh Marathon and Half Marathon will be taking place this Sunday (10th April) from the top Carmarthenshire visitor attraction Pembrey Country Park, starting at 9am and 9.30am respectively. Participants

Entry Re-opens For 1 Week Only!

We are excited to announce we are able to reopen entry to the great Welsh Marathon and Half Marathon Events. There are only LIMITED places available and as a result, entry will be open for 1 week only. We are re-opening because: We know how disappointed some runners are at not getting their entry in