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SiS announced as Official Sports Nutrition Partner for JCP Swansea Half Marathon

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SiS announced as Official Sports Nutrition Partner for JCP Swansea Half Marathon

 

Organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have confirmed endurance sports nutrition pioneers Science in Sport (SiS) as the Official Sports Nutrition Partner for their 3rd race on Sunday 26th June 2016.

SiS backs many elite endurance events, and the JCP Swansea Half Marathon now forms part of its exclusive sponsorship portfolio.

Runners will be fuelled with SiS GO Isotonic Energy Gels at mile 6 and mile 9, and SiS REGO Rapid Recovery sachets will be available in the goody bags at the finish ready to be mixed, to help runners replenish their energy stores and to promote the rebuilding of muscle tissue.

Race Director David Martin-Jewell commented: “We are excited to announce that SiS is the Official Sports Nutrition Partner for the JCP Swansea Half Marathon 2016. As runners ourselves we are big fans of the brand and its unrivalled knowledge and expertise in sports nutrition, and we are thrilled that our runners will be fuelled by SiS at the 2016 race.”

“The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is going from strength to strength and we are proud to add SiS as the latest high profile partner to the race, giving extra value to our runners.”

Ashley Read, Marketing Director for SiS, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the JCP Swansea Half Marathon. Cementing our position as THE BRAND for runners is a key part of our strategy in 2016, both in the UK and internationally. The JCP Swansea Half Marathon has been growing participation each year and we’re looking forward to really adding value to the runners’ preparation and race day experience.”    

The JCP Swansea Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 26th June 2016 on fully closed roads and is quickly becoming a firm favourite amongst the running community. The flat fast course is perfect for beginners, first time half marathon runners and charity runners, whilst attracting a large elite field from Wales and beyond to #RunSwansea. The race is also a finalist at The Running Awards for the second year in a row and it keeps growing in both size and popularity.

Starting and finishing in the city centre, the route takes runners along Swansea Bay to The Mumbles and back, featuring six miles of stunning coastline, beautiful views and fantastic crowd support. A total of 8,000 places are available for 2016.

The team behind the JCP Swansea Half Marathon continue to work with their founding sponsor JCP Solicitors, and long term partners that include; Compare Insurance, Matthews & Co, The Big Heart of Swansea & HMT Sancta Maria. ASICS is the Official Sports Training Partner and SiS the Official Sports Nutrition Partner for the race.


Go to www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk for further race details and to sign up, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SwanseaHalf and follow @Swansea_HM #RunSwansea #FromTheCityToTheSea on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news about the JCP Swansea Half Marathon.

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TV Personality ‘Runs’ Seminar to Get Swansea Sprinting

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The first RunSwansea seminar got off to a successful start with a number of runners, from beginners to seasoned professionals, turning up to hear from broadcaster and Director of Athletics at Cardiff Met, James Thie.

The free event, held at The LC, focused on correct running technique, how to get started with running and key ingredients to training, as part of the RunSwansea campaign to get Swansea fit and healthy.

The seminars introduced by HMT Sancta Maria hospital are aimed at runners of all ages and abilities, including those who have never even put on a pair of trainers. The initiative is being run in partnership with JCP Swansea Half Marathon, The LC, 360 Beach & Watersports and Swansea Bay parkrun. Events are already being planned for the next 12 months.

Attendees were inspired to hear from James who is well placed to speak on the subject, as he has enjoyed a successful athletics career in the 1500m distance. He has represented Wales in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and Delhi and finished in fourth place at the 2004 World Indoor Championships. More recently, he has provided commentary for Eurosport and The International Paralympic Committee and has been a lead coach in the BBC Wales Alfie’s Angels documentary in which he inspired people of all ages to get fit and active.

HMT Sancta Maria is one of the partners sponsoring the upcoming JCP Swansea Half Marathon, which is taking place on 26th June 2016. The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is quickly becoming a firm favourite amongst the running community. The flat fast course is perfect for beginners, first time half marathon runners and charity runners, whilst also attracting a large elite field from Wales and beyond to RunSwansea. Starting and finishing in the city centre, the route takes runners along Swansea Bay to The Mumbles and back, featuring six miles of stunning coastline, beautiful views and fantastic crowd support.
The next seminar will take place on Tuesday 12th January.

To book a place on HMT Sancta Maria’s series of seminars, please phone the LC on the main number 01792 466500.
To learn more about their Sports and Exercise medicine services, please visit http://www.sanctamaria.co.uk/services

Companies Get Set To Lace Up For The Next Edition Of The Swansea Half Marathon Corporate Challenge

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Organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have announced that entries are now open for businesses and organisations to take part in next years race..  The Corporate Challenge is open to any organisation whether it be a social enterprise, or a large commercial operation, the opportunity to take part is open to all.

The Corporate Challenge was introduced to give corporate teams the opportunity to get involved in one of the UK’s fastest growing half marathons, whilst giving their business exposure and visibility at a major sporting event. The event offers a fantastic platform for companies to actively promote a healthy work force and to encourage fitness, motivation and team building in the business environment whilst raising money for charity.

The inaugural Corporate Challenge took place in 2015 and saw eleven companies battle it out for the winning title, including headline sponsor JCP Solicitors. The team from HMT Sancta Maria won the first Corporate Challenge Champions title and aim to be back to defend their title in 2016.

Corporate teams consist of between five to fifty runners, and the team with the fastest combined team time (average time of the top five fastest finishers) will win the Corporate Challenge Champions title. 

“As a non for profit independent hospital with health promotion high on our agenda, the JCP Swansea Half Marathon is a fantastic platform for us to encourage exercise participation around one of the UK’s greatest events.  We are delighted to see some of our staff participating in their first running event last year and to win the corporate challenge was a real bonus.  Of course we are excited to return in 2016 as the event grows and hope to see many more first timers on the start line.

“We’ll be providing a series of seminars to share expert insights leading up to the event looking at topics around training and general well being”   

Race Director David Martin-Jewell commented: “We are delighted to be bringing back the very successful Corporate Challenge for 2016 and we are pleased to announce that registration is now open.  The Corporate Challenge was hugely popular at our race this year and the feedback we received from participating businesses was fantastic.  We are aiming to build on its success for 2016 and we would encourage as many companies as possible from the Swansea Bay region and beyond to take on the team challenge. This is the perfect team building experience from the moment of registration right through to race day, the journey a team can make is incredible.”.

 

“A large number of businesses are based in Swansea and the surrounding area, and we are hoping to encourage lots of healthy competition not just internally but also between the region’s businesses to see who will be crowned Champion of the 2016 Swansea Half Marathon Corporate Challenge. Running is great for people’s morale and raising money for the company’s nominated charity will be an additional incentive. Now is the perfect time to sign up your teams.”

Corporate team entries cost £33+VAT per person for teams of 5-10 entrants, £32+VAT per person for 11-25 entrants and £30+VAT per person for 26-50 entrants. The entry fee includes the team or company name on every runner’s bib, a listing on the Corporate Challenge web page on the race website, access to training advice and plans, plus a medal, technical t-shirt and goody bag for every finisher. The organisers will also award a donation of £100 to the winning team’s charity of choice.

 

Please go to http://www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk/corporate-challenge/ for the full details about the Corporate Challenge and how your team can enter.

 

#OneMileWednesday

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Its week 2 of #OneMileWednesday, join us and our runners and run a mile. If you are planning a run, add a mile. If you are new to running, simply run a mile. Grab your trainers and be a part of #OneMileWednesday

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Swans Community Trust Partners with JCP Swansea Half Marathon

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The Swans Community Trust is the latest charity to partner with the JCP Swansea Half Marathon 2016.

The Trust, which is Swansea City AFC’s registered charity, has been announced as the race’s Community Charity partner for next year’s marathon.

The race, held on 26 June, is also partnering with the likes of Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes and the British Heart Foundation and since its inception three years ago, it has become one of the top 10 half marathons in the country.

The announcement comes during the Trust’s #HealthyTogether campaign, where fans and followers are being encouraged to adopt healthier lifestyles through regular exercise and eating a balanced diet

As the event’s Community Charity partner, participants can now sign up to run for Swans Community Trust and pledging to raise £100 in the process.

These funds will help to fund a number of sports, education and health projects that improve lifestyles of individuals and families within communities in South West Wales.

Linden Jones, the Trust Manager for the charity, said, “We are thrilled to become an official Charity Partner for the half marathon. It’s fast become one of Wales’ most anticipated fitness events and as well as helping to raise much needed funds for the Trust, it will encourage more people in our communities to start leading a healthier lifestyle and become more active, which is one of the charity’s main goals.”

David Martin-Jewell, Race Director said, “I am delighted to announce Swans Community Trust as our Community Charity Partner for 2016. The work the Trust undertakes across the entire Swansea Bay region, supporting a wide and varied range of projects and schemes, is tremendous.

“Both SHM and the Trust want to help improve the health and wellbeing of as many people in and around Swansea as possible. We feel that this partnership will assist us in spreading our collective message and achieving this goal.”

The race starts in the atmospheric heart of the city centre before hitting the beautiful vista of Swansea Bay and taking in breath-taking views along the way, and you can now sign up to at: www.swansacademy.co.uk/Swansea-Half-Marathon-2016 to get your unique code before redeeming it at www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk.

#OneMileWednesday

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From today, the first Wednesday of November, we are introducing #OneMilewednesday. This very simple concept involves running a mile! Be it a mile more (for the experienced runners), or simply a mile for anyone who is new to running or limited by time. So, grab your trainers and be a part of #OneMileWednesday

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ASICS becomes sport training partner for the JCP Swansea Half Marathon

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Organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have announced that True Sports Performance brand ASICS has come on board as the Official Sports Training Partner for 2016.

ASICS will support the race and runners with useful tools like the MY ASICS on-line training programme, where runners find a whole host of expertise, advice and specific training plans. MY ASICS is an online tool that helps runners achieve their running goal, allowing them to set up an individual training plan for popular running distances. In addition to the individual planning, runners can also log their runs, find useful information and communicate and share their progress with other runners via the MY ASICS Website and Mobile app. Further details can be found online at http://my.asics.co.uk . ASICS will be present at the race village during the half marathon with their performance trailer where runners can have their gait analysis done by the qualified ASICS tech team free of charge, be given recommendations on ASICS products to suit their running style needs, and receive tips and advise on any running related issues. ASICS will also promote the JCP Swansea Half Marathon through its channels, attracting a wider audience to take part in the race.

4con300x240-my-asics-benefit-performance-Analysis-imgThe JCP Swansea Half Marathon, Wales’ fastest growing race, takes place on Sunday 26th June 2016 on fully closed roads and is quickly becoming a firm favourite amongst the running community. The flat fast course is perfect for beginners, first time half marathon runners and charity runners, whilst also attracting a large elite field from Wales and beyond to #RunSwansea.

Starting and finishing in the city centre, the route takes runners along Swansea Bay to The Mumbles and back, featuring six miles of stunning coastline, beautiful views and fantastic crowd support. A total of 8,000 public and charity places are available for 2016.

Race Director David Martin-Jewell commented:We are very excited to welcome ASICS back on board for the JCP Swansea Half Marathon 2016. ASICS is the perfect fit for our race and we are delighted to introduce them as official sports training partner. We hope that our runners will find the training programmes useful to helping them achieve their goal and distance to complete the 13.1 miles on race day”.

ASICS UK Marketing Manager, Cathy McGinnis, said:ASICS is delighted to support the JCP Swansea Half Marathon. We are proud to support what is quickly becoming a key event in the UK running calendar and are looking forward to supporting the runners in their journey to race day.

The team behind the JCP Swansea Half Marathon will continue to work with their founding sponsor JCP Solicitors, and long term partners that include; Compare Insurance, Matthews & Co, The Big Heart of Swansea & HMT Sancta Maria.

Entries are open and public places cost £33 for affiliated athletes and £35 for non-affiliated runners, which includes a fully marshaled course on closed roads, medal, technical t-shirt, on route entertainment, post race massage and goody bag for all finishers.

Go to www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk for further race details and to sign up, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SwanseaHalf and follow @Swansea_HM #RunSwansea #FromTheCityToTheSea on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news about the JCP Swansea Half Marathon.

 

Discounted race entry to Passport to Leisure card holders

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The organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have announced that they are offering all Passport to Leisure card holders discounted entry to the 2016 race in order to make the event more accessible to a wider range of the community and to encourage card holders to sign up for the fitness challenge next June.

The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is amongst only a handful of races in the UK to offer this discount, which highlights the organisers’ passion for the sport and the desire for their event to be inclusive. Running is an easy and affordable option to be active, and registering for a race is the perfect way to ensure focus and motivation in training in the months leading up to the race.

Residents within the City and County of Swansea boundaries who hold a Passport to Leisure are entitled to a third off the public entry fee, bringing the entry fee down to £23. The entry fee includes a medal, technical t-shirt, on route entertainment, post race massage and goody bag for all finishers and will also give the entrants access to HMT Sancta Maria training seminars.

The JCP Swansea Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 26th June 2016 on fully closed roads and is fast becoming a firm favourite amongst the running community. The flat fast course is perfect for beginners, first time half marathon runners and charity runners, whilst also attracting a large elite field from Wales and beyond to #RunSwansea.

Starting and finishing in the city centre, the route will take runners along Swansea Bay to The Mumbles and back, featuring six miles of stunning coastline, beautiful views and fantastic crowd support. A total of 8,000 public and charity places are available for 2016.

Race Director David Martin-Jewell commented: “We are pleased to offer Passport to Leisure card holders discounted entry to the JCP Swansea Half Marathon 2016. Both Nick and I are passionate runners and we feel very strongly about how running improves your physical and mental well-being, and we are always keen to promote the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle for runners and their families. Now is the ideal time to sign up for the 2016 race and will give you plenty of time to start training and build up the miles. The course is flat and fast with one of the most scenic coastal routes in the UK, and the perfect race to sign up to for all Passport to Leisure card holders.”

Passport to Leisure members must email enquiries@swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk to make an appointment at the organisers’ office in Swansea and they must bring their Passport to Leisure and a valid photo ID in order to secure their entry. The Passport to Leisure must be valid on race day (26th June 2016) and there is one entry per Passport to Leisure card holder.

 

Prize Fund

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The JCP Swansea Half Marathon organisers are excited to announce the prize fund for the 2016 event to be held on Sunday June 26th 2016.

In line with the 2015 race, both the male and female winners of the event will scoop £1000 with £500 and £250 up for grabs for the 2nd and 3rd place athletes, these prizes will be available to all British athletes.

The added bonus for the elite field will be the £1500 prize that will be won if the course record is broken. Great Britain athlete and Swansea Harrier, Dewi Griffiths holds the male record in a time of 1.06.48 and Lliswery Runner Emma Wookey holds the female course record of 1.17.51.

Technical Director Nick Francis said ‘After such a high standard of running at this year’s event we envisage that the JCP Swansea Half Marathon will attract an even better calibre of athlete to race around the streets of Swansea in 2016. Swansea Half Marathon’s ethos is to bring the best event possible to the city, and that means insuring the elite runners at the front of the field have the incentive to come and test themselves on our wonderfully scenic course. We feel that not only with the prize money in place for the top 3 competitors but the added bonus of a huge prize for the course record we will have some of the best athletes from across the UK.’

As well as the prizes for the elites, there will be prizes for each winner of the vets categories and a variety of spot prizes given out on race day.

Date confirmed for 2016

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