Race organisers, Front Runner Events Limited celebrated the official launch of their 2018 races last night at Swansea’s very own events venue; the Hyst on High Street. Sponsors and supporters joined the team to commemorate the events of last year and to look forward to kicking off the running season with the upcoming Llanelli Half Marathon which takes place next week; as well as the Great Welsh Half & Full Marathon which is being held in April; along with their flagship race; the JCP Swansea Half Marathon, which culminates their final race of the year this June.
The evenings celebration reflected on the journey of the company, which was set up in 2013 by Nick Francis and David Martin-Jewell. The expansion of the team and events they deliver across South West Wales was also praised for the impact each event has had on the region. In addition to this, the team was delighted to celebrate their prestigious award received by the UK Running Awards, firmly putting Swansea on the map as the race became recognised as the UK’s Best Half Marathon (over 5000) last year. It was further announced that both races; Llanelli Half Marathon and the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have also been shortlisted for the same award for 2018.
David Martin-Jewell, Managing Director of Front Runner Events said:
“2017 has been a magnificent year for us, with each of our races being a resounding success. We are looking forward to welcoming runners to the sold out Llanelli Half Marathon next week, having almost doubled entries from last year. Further to this the Great Welsh Marathon is also due to sell out within the next few days and we are delighted that runners from around the UK and further afield are joining us at each of our races.”
Official race partners of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon; JCP Solicitors, Matthews & Co, Brecon Carreg, HMT Sancta Maria, Home From Home and Race Nation were all in attendance, as well as the race charity partners and volunteers.
The JCP Swansea Half Marathon has raised over £1 million since it’s very first race. Joining long standing Official Headline Charity Partners, Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK, the team are welcoming the Swansea Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre on-board for 2018.
With the race set to celebrate it’s fifth anniversary in 2018, the team behind the event are going to make it a race to remember, with even more improvements to take this event to another level.
David Martin-Jewell added:
“Our flagship race, the JCP Swansea Half Marathon celebrates its 5th anniversary this year and we are looking forward to celebrating with our runners who have supported us year on year, as well as welcoming new runners to Swansea.”
To make sure you have your place at the start line or find out more about the JCP Swansea Half Marathon that takes place on 24th June 2018, just visit www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk To stay up to date with all the latest news like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SwanseaHalf and follow @Swansea_HM #Run5wansea #FromTheCityToTheSea on Twitter.