15 Feb

Last Orders For Llanelli

Llanelli Half Marathon poster

Postal entries have now closed for the Llanelli Half Marathon; however, runners can still register online for places. Any runner who registers online has to collect their number on race day. There are no entries on the day of the half marathon and no transfer of numbers to avoid confusion.

The 2017 Llanelli Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 12 March, starting at 9am from Parc y Scarlets - the home of The Scarlets rugby union team. The race also finishes at this iconic, South Wales stadium. 
Participants can look forward to a fast, flat course on closed roads, heading towards the National Wetland Centre before reaching the Millennium Coastal Path. They proceed along this path overlooking Llanelli Beach while enjoying views of the Loughor Estuary and the Gower Peninsula. 
Headphones are permitted but with one proviso: runners must only wear one ear bud to allow them to hear the race briefing and any instructions from marshals. There are water stations every three miles, energy gels at six and nine miles and pacers, with a bespoke medal and T-shirt for all finishers.   
The race is organised by Front Runner Events Ltd who also host the JCP Swansea Half Marathon, now in its fourth year. Billed as Wales’ biggest half marathon it has become a top 10 race at this distance within its short lifespan with a field of 8,000 runners expected in this year’s event. 
Nearly 1,200 runners have registered for the 2017 Llanelli Half Marathon. Runners have until 12 noon, Thursday 9 March to register their place via the event website.  
Photo courtesy of Front Runner Events Ltd.