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Tash Smith

#OneMileWednesday

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Today, we re-launch #OneMileWednesday. The concept is simple, you just need to run a mile. Be it a mile more (for the experienced runners), or simply a mile for anyone new to running or limited by time.

Share your #OneMileWednesday photos with us on social media and you could win yourself a free training t-shirt*.

So, grab your trainers and be part of #OneMileWednesday.

The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile race on fully closed roads that starts in Swansea city centre and takes in six miles of stunning coastline, idyllic marina, and iconic buildings on its course.  Suitable to first timers, fun runners, elites and your everyday hero, this simply is a MUST do race for anyone thinking about running a half marathon.  The JCP Swansea Half Marathon race takes place on 25th June 2017.  To sign up to take part or keep up with the latest news go to:  www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk

Like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SwanseaHalf, follow @Swansea_HM #RunSwansea #FromTheCityToTheSea on Twitter and follow @swanseahalfmarathon on Instagram.

*T-shirt must be picked up from the Front Runner Events office or p&p paid. Limited sizes available. No cash alternative.

Nutrition Tips For The Festive Period

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We all over-indulge at Christmas, and why not, we all train hard enough, so we deserve a little break once a year. So, whether you are continuing your training or planning to start in the New Year, we have come up with a few simple Healthy Eating Tips to help you during the festive period.

5 Healthy Eating Tips

  1. Fruit and Vegetables

    Make sure you’re getting the right nutrients and vitamins by eating plenty of fruit and veg.

  2. Protein

    Food such as eggs are a really good source of protein and will help your muscles to recover after your training.

  3. Carbohydrates

    Eating pasta is a good low-fat, slow-release energy option to help fuel your runs. It’s also important to eat some carbs within half an hour of your training to help replenish your glycogen stores.

  4. Cereal Bars

    These can be a good, quick snack option – just make sure they’re not filled full of sugar.

  5. Hydrate

    Don’t forget to hydrate!! Before, during and after your run you should ensure you are taking on-board enough water to keep yourself hydrated. Even though it feels cold outside, you will still sweat and lose water during your training so make sure you drink plenty of water.

Remember everything in moderation, that goes for training too. So don’t just eat well, give your body the chance to relax and recover, you will feel better for it, when the training ramps up next year.

Most importantly, remember to enjoy the festive period – Eat, Run and be Merry!!

The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile race on fully closed roads that starts in Swansea city centre and takes in six miles of stunning coastline, idyllic marina, and iconic buildings on its course.  Suitable to first timers, fun runners, elites and your everyday hero, this simply is a MUST do race for anyone thinking about running a half marathon.  The JCP Swansea Half Marathon race takes place on 25th June 2017.  To sign up to take part or keep up with the latest news go to:  www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk

Like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SwanseaHalf and follow @Swansea_HM #RunSwansea #FromTheCityToTheSea on Twitter.

Organisers Of The Swansea Half Marathon Announce Take Over Of The Llanelli Half

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The Organisers behind the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have today confirmed in a joint statement with the original Llanelli Half Marathon and Great Welsh Marathon event organisers, namely Human Being Active, that the SHM team will undertake the future operating of these and relevant supporting events.

David Martin-Jewell, Managing Director of Swansea Half Marathon Limited said:

“Following detailed discussions with the original organisers of the Llanelli based events, it has been agreed that the races will be transferred to us and we will begin the running of them with immediate effect. This move will protect their future and will allow us to continue developing them, to meet their full potential at highly professional levels”.

 “These events present a long legacy and heritage of road running in west Wales and we aim to continue the great work that has already been established.  In the short term, we would like to assure anyone who has entered any of next years races, that they will go ahead and we would urge anyone who has entered to contact us.”

 “We have been in close liaison with representatives from both Carmarthenshire County Council and the Scarlets, both of whom are supportive of our running of the events, and we have obtained a licence from Welsh Athletics. We will be opening entries later this week, with specific race related details to follow in due course”.

Tim Gasser a representative of the original organising team said:

“We’ve had lengthy and very positive dialogue with the team behind the JCP Swansea Half Marathon and have agreed to transfer all of our events to them. In recent years, David and his team have shown their highly professional capabilities, through bringing a hugely successful Half Marathon to west Wales which is already regarded as one of the best in the UK. It is clear what can be achieved and delivered with the right ethos, ambition and determination. We have great respect for their capabilities”.

 “Although it has been a very difficult decision to reach, we have every confidence that the SHM team will build and develop on the work we have undertaken since first bringing these events to the activity calendar in Wales many years ago”.

Any entrants with queries should contact the team on 01792 277310 or email info@swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk

The Llanelli Half Marathon will take place on 12th March 2017 from the Parc Y Scarlets and The Great Welsh Marathon will take place in April 2017.  For further information about the race go to: www.llanellihalf.co.uk or to stay up to date with all the latest news as it happens on Facebook.com/LlanelliHalf or on Twitter @LlanelliHalf