[vc_row type=”full_width_background” bg_position=”left top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left”][vc_column][vc_column_text]The organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have confirmed that Race Pacing by Xempo will be providing pacers for the second year in row at the race which takes place on Sunday 26th June 2016.
Xempo Race Pacing in association with TomTom will be providing a team of pacers to help runners get their speed just right on race day. The pacers will run the JCP Swansea Half Marathon within the following estimated times: Sub 1.30 hours, Sub 1.45 hours, Sub 2 hours and Over 2 hours.
Wearing sail flags that correspond to runners’ bib colours and estimated finish time, the professional and visible service aims to ensure that as many runners as possible hit their target times in Swansea. Runners need simply to look out for their pacer within their designated colour coded pen, and try to stay with them throughout the race to ensure accurate timing.
A record field of 8,000 runners are expected at the third JCP Swansea Half Marathon this summer, making it Wales’ second largest half marathon. The event recently was the runner up and awarded Silver in the “Best Half Marathon” category at The 2016 Running Awards in association with JustGiving, and is fast becoming a favourite among the running community.
The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is known for its flat and fast 13.1 mile course and it sees runners of all levels and abilities on the start line, including is first-time half marathon runners and charity runners. It also attracts an elite field from Wales and beyond to #RunSwansea, and last year’s race drew in athletes from 25 countries.
Race Director David Martin-Jewell commented: “As runners ourselves we know the importance of having pacers at a race and believe that it is a valuable addition to the JCP Swansea Half Marathon. We are pleased to welcome back the fantastic team from Xempo Race Pacing to Swansea. The course is already flat and fast, so the presence of race pacers will really help runners to run the race they want and achieve their target times. We are looking forward to welcoming athletes and fun runners from all over the world to what is set to be a highly successful race.”
Dan Afshar from Race Pacing commented: “We are thrilled to be providing Race Pacing for the JCP Swansea Half Marathon again, which is a fantastic and fast-growing event within the running community. The race is flat and fast and we are looking forward to helping runners get their speed right, whether they are at the front, middle or back of the pack. Making sure everybody sets off at the right pace is one of our most important roles, as it is easy to start fast and struggle later with a long distance. We want as many runners as possible to achieve their goals and it is so rewarding to see them at the finish line having done just that.”
The JCP Swansea Half Marathon starts in the heart of the city centre and the route takes runners on fully closed roads past Swansea castle and along a magnificent six-mile stretch of Swansea Bay towards The Mumbles and back.
The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is a fantastic platform for charity fundraising, and runners can
choose their preferred official charity during the registration process. The Headline Charity Partner for this year’s race is Cancer Research UK, and Alzheimer’s Society, British Heart Foundation, Help for Heroes and Save the Children are the Gold Charity Partners.
Places are filling fast as the countdown to race day draws nearer, so to ensure you get your place and line up with thousands of others to take on Swansea go to www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk
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.
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