As marathons hit peak season with the UK’s largest race at Virgin Money London Marathon next month, runners from all over Wales and beyond are getting excited about the Great Welsh Marathon. Known as South Wales’ ONLY marathon, there’s no wonder us Welsh folk cant wait to take part! The race, which has been a long established event on the running calendar, takes place in Llanelli; home to many a famous sporting icon such as rugby legends; Ray Gravell and Jonathan Davies, as well as the likes of world champion athlete and Gold medalist Dai Greene. So this small but lovely town is already home to champions so make this your reason to #RunCymru and become a champion too!
The race will be very exclusive and has a strictly limited number of places available. There will also be a half marathon race on the same day to offer runners the option of both distances. The event will take place in SIX weeks on Sunday 7th May at 9am starting and finishing at Festival Fields, Llanelli. The course is set within the Millennium Coastal Park and offers runners a chance to participate in one of the flattest races in the UK. Anyone familiar with the area will know that the Coastal Path overlooks Llanelli Beach, and has breath-taking views of the Loughor Estuary and Gower Peninsula.
David Martin-Jewell, managing director said:
“We are very excited to be hosting South Wales’ only marathon. The Great Welsh Marathon and Half Marathon is already a favourite amongst runners, having established its unique identity over the last 7 years or so, and it fits perfectly in the race calendar for anyone who may have missed out on running the London marathon. We aim to deliver a fantastic event for everyone taking part and to do this we are limiting the number of entrants to just 500 for the marathon and 500 for the half. This promises to be an exclusive event, offering a unique opportunity to be part of a race that is very special to Wales.”
On race day, runners can expect a great event that will be fully marshaled along the coastal path. There will be water stops on the route and at the end, thanks to hydration partners Brecon Carreg. To add to the offering, organisers will be providing energy gels, medal, finishers t-shirt and goody bag to all who complete the race. Entry is just £40 for the marathon and £30 for the half marathon (plus booking fees).
The flat course is perfect for runners taking on their first long distance race, or for those chasing a PB. Entries are being snapped up so make sure you get your place and become a champ at #RunCymru go to: www.greatwelshmarathon.co.uk
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