There are increasing numbers of half marathons to choose from but a strong contender for the best 13.1 mile race in the UK is the 2017 Jones o Gymru Anglesey Half Marathon. With registration now open, next year’s event promises to be the biggest yet with the organisers expecting more than 1,600 runners to take part.
Scenic View Of The Anglesey Half Marathon
This very popular half marathon is a beauty not a beast; the race starts on the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge before continuing along a coastal road, flanked by breathtaking views of Snowdonia. With a reputation for professionalism, friendliness and inclusiveness, it deserves to be at the top of every runner’s 2017 race list.
The route is undulating but fast and takes place on mainly traffic-free roads, a bonus for runners who are used to sharing the highways and byways with vehicles. However, it is the stunning views across the Menai straits and Snowdonia National Park that makes this race stand out from many others. The out and back course sets off from the Menai bridge and along the coast road to the equally impressive Beaumaris Castle before turning around and heading back.
It is organised by Aim High Events, a North Wales team of specialists known for their ability to deliver sporting challenges in some of the most attractive locations. Their highly rated events include cycle sportives, triathlons and marathons as well as Anglesey Half and they believe in creating a great atmosphere for all.
With event village facilities, junior races, bespoke medal, free technical T-shirt, live music, family entertainment and the organisers own store, there will be plenty to see and do. The aim is to ensure runners, spectators and families have a day to remember that they will want to repeat.
The 2017 Anglesey Half Marathon starts at 9am on Sunday 5 March.
Registration has opened for this event. For more information, visit the Anglesey Half Marathon website.
Image courtesy of Always Aim High Events