Harriercat


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Sorbrook Challenge 10k

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 22:42
Pretty poor that this race had only 3 prizes, first man, woman and team.

St David's City of Newport Half Marathon

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:16

Hi Fiona, ok for parking - if the stadium should fill up we can allocate parking nearby. With the Tennis and Swimming Centre, the Velodrome and the Stadium, there is ample parking. Cheers,,

St David's City of Newport Half Marathon

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 18:51

certainly. will note your setails.

 

St David's City of Newport Half Marathon

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 15:45

Hi,

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we are now virtually at our limit of 1,000 runners. Less than 10 entries left. Thanks to everyone for their interest and support for this new event.

St David's City of Newport Half Marathon

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 15:08

it is mostly tarmac or pavement.

St David's City of Newport Half Marathon

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 14:20

There's no "Charity greed trying to cash in on athletics events" Luke -it's simply that the race calendar is pretty full nearly every weekend- it's not easy trying to fit in a new event around everything that is going on, including the rugby at that time of year. Llanelli is always going to appeal to those who love that area. The City of Newport Half is also only open to 1,000 entrants, so not really serious competition to the mass events.

Also - Bath is so expensive now, the Newport one may appeal to those who don't want to pay that sort of money. 

St David's City of Newport Half Marathon

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 21:02

Great PB potential I think - the numbers are limited to 1,000 to make sure that there are no bottlenecks along the course. plus - as it's out and back, everyone supports each other. I did the Pontypridd reverse 10, and seeing the top runners on their way back as I was still headed out to halfway spurred me on.. and then I cheered for those I met on my way back. 

St David's City of Newport Half Marathon

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 19:39
Ps, there was another event called Newport marathon and Newport half marathon last year that wasn't a great success, and the domain names for newport half belong to newport in america, & Newport City Council actually stipulated that they wanted it called City of Newport.

St David's City of Newport Half Marathon

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 19:35
Hi, just to clarify, it is not compulsory to raise sponsorship for St Davids Hospice Care, or any charity. Tenovus are promoting the event on their site as a fundraiser for them too, but the choice is yours.
Yes, it's a charity event, but well sponsored, so you may not get a medal, but you will get a nice technical t shirt. Darren Campbell's company PAS are also providing goody bags and prize winners funds.
Unlike some events, there are no Event Organisers fees to cover, so all proceeds will go to help terminally ill people throughout s e Wales.
It is a shame about the dates, but the calendar is pretty full, not just with the races, but the rugby too.
The route uses pathways that have only recently been built, so it will be something a little different. It is hoped that the event will grow to replicate the success of Cardiff over the next 10 years.

St David's City of Newport Half Marathon

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 15:46
We are really excited about this new city marathon - now that the beautiful River front path is finished, the route is mostly off road. In just four miles you will see the SDR bridge, which won awards for design, the Pedestrian Bridge, a stunning metal design spanning the river and providing access to the Newport Dragons' ground at Rodney parade. You even pass the ruins of Newport Castle. Leaving Newport, the route carries on towards the Roman Town of Caerleon, where you turn around and come back along the same pathway. Timed specifically to provide London Marathon runners with a testing 13 mile training run. It's going to be a great event..
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