Following the amazing public display and act of kindness by Swansea Harrier Matt Rees at this year’s London Marathon, organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon invite Chorlton Runner David Wyeth to join him at the award wining race.
David Martin-Jewell, managing director at Front Runner Events said:
“We all felt very emotional watching the footage back of London Marathon and felt it was only right that we offer David and Matt the chance to reunite and experience our race in Swansea. Matt has completed the Swansea half before but it will be the first time David has visited the city, so we will be sure to give him a warm Welsh welcome. We are very excited that David is coming to run Swansea and I understand that there will be a number of runners from Chorlton Harriers following him, joining the thousands of others to take on this years JCP Swansea Half Marathon.”
David Wyeth, 35 from Manchester and probably the most well known Chorlton Runner at the present time adds:
“I am really excited to have this opportunity to visit Swansea (after what happened in London in April) and take part in such a prestigious event, the JCP Swansea Half Marathon.
It will be fantastic to see Matthew again, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to pay tribute to the wonderful act of kindness he showed to help me across the line. The public response to what Matthew did has been wonderful, particularly as it showcases the reality of what it is like to be part of the running community. I can just imagine how proud the local community must be in what Matthew did as well as the fantastic achievements of Josh Griffiths the same day. It will be an honour to meet and run alongside other members of the Swansea Harriers – I see they make quite the habit of winning this event!
After the disappointment of London, I am hoping to be fully recovered and ready to enjoy this chance to race a Half Marathon. The course looks fantastic… the only problem is I anticipate I’ll be fighting the urge to slow down to enjoy the incredible scenery!”
Although David has a good grasp of what the race has to offer for those who don’t; the JCP Swansea Half Marathon is road race that is flat, fast on a course that is perfect for beginners, and first time half marathon runners. Race entries will close on 26th May. However charity places will remain open up until the weekend of the event. The race has recently been recognised as being the “Best Half Marathon” in the UK and runners can expect a fully marshaled course on closed roads, bespoke medal, technical t-shirt, on route entertainment, and goody bag for all finishers.
Go to www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk for further race details and to register, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SwanseaHalf and follow @Swansea_HM #RunSwansea #FromTheCityToTheSea on Twitter and @swanseahalfmarathon on Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news about the JCP Swansea Half Marathon.