The team at Front Runner Events were quick to turn the tables on their event that which was due to take place earlier this month in the beautiful Pembrey Country Park. As every runner knows there is nothing like the real event, lining up at the start with every other runner who has trained incredibly hard for the race ahead. But, with races being postponed and in some cases being cancelled, this has left organisers and runners feeling disappointed. That is the reason why the Front Runner team felt it was important to offer their runners a tangible goal by introducing the Great Welsh Marathon and Half Marathon virtual races.
David Martin-Jewell said:
“We are excited to be seeing runners from all over the World taking part in our virtual races in their respective neighbourhoods. This is the first time we have launched a virtual race and we are pleased to be able to provide this platform, helping runners maintain their fitness, set goals and achieve their targets. So far, we have seen nearly 500 runners take part, some of whom may prefer to run on their own and not have the added pressure of others around them chasing PB’s.”
“I’ve learnt over the last few weeks that running is not all about achieving times, sometimes we just need to enjoy the nature, sounds and appreciate everything around us, so I’m delighted we can offer this race for everyone.”
If you would like to register and #RunCymru wherever you live, you can sign up for the virtual race and choose between the half marathon or marathon distance here: https://www.greatwelshmarathon.co.uk/join-great-welsh-virtual-races/ You’ll need to hurry, as entry will only remain open until 30th April, but to help, we’ve made the process is simple:
1. Register your place – £15 (entry includes a finisher t-shirt, bespoke medal & certificate)
2. Complete the distance before 30/04/2020
3. Submit your Strava, Garmin, GPS data (to your members hub when you signed up - this must show your name, the exact distance, route, time and date)
Once certified, you will receive your goodies in the post, but you can expect to see your name on the leader boards (for either the half or full marathon) and get your virtual finisher’s certificate. Why not make your marathon miles go further and help Save the UK’s Charities? To take part in this fantastic fund raiser head to: https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk/ to find out more!
Don’t forget to check out our TIPS on running responsibly and maintaining social distancing measures whilst exercising outdoors!