The Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon will be joined by a 10k option for its 2017 running on Sunday 5 March. News of the added distance will be welcomed for an event noted for a route that starts on the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge.
The 10k has been designed to feature everything that makes the half marathon ‘one of the world’s most beautiful races’. Runners will race on closed roads, against the backdrop of the Snowdonia National Park, through the town of Menai Bridge and out towards Beaumaris, before turning back to the finish line in the centre of Menai.
While the course is known to be undulating it is also fast and on mainly traffic-free roads, ideal for anyone looking for an early season PB.
This year’s event saw over 1,400 runners congregate at the Menai Suspennsion Bridge for what turned out to be a thrilling race. 2015 champion Alun Vaughan successfully defended his title – and managed a PB in the process – while Hannah Oldroyd set a course record as she finished top in the women’s competition.
Marketing manager, Adam Lemalle, said of the introduction of the new distance: “The Anglesey 10K is a great entry point into running races. The distance offers perfect early season training for elite athletes and equally, the undulating course offers a good challenge for people making good on their New Year's resolution!”
Entry for the race is priced at £19.99, with registration opening on Friday 30 December. Further information is available at the event website.