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Hundreds already signed up to the 2025 ABP Newport Marathon Festival

Hundreds of runners have already signed up to take part in the 2025 ABP Newport Marathon Festival, taking advantage of special launch offer pricing.  Those thinking of running next year need to act quickly if they also want to save, as the offer expires at the end of this month.  Many people may be waiting...

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Adjusted Marathon Results Now Available

Following reports querying the accuracy of the Marathon course distance at the Newport Marathon Festival on Sunday 28 April, Run 4 Wales asked the Association of UK Course Measurers (AUKCM) to review their course measurement. Unfortunately, the AUKCM has concluded that there was an error with their measurement, resulting in the Marathon being 276m too long,...

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London Marathon Race Director makes an appearance at Newport

London Marathon Race Director, Hugh Brasher, made an appearance at the ABP Newport Marathon Festival on Sunday 28 April. Hugh was out among the masses, looking at what goes on behind the scenes as well as going out on the half marathon course – the exciting new addition to the event. He came as part...

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Entries are now open for the 2025 ABP Newport Marathon Festival

Runners looking to take on a marathon challenge next year can sign up to the ABP Newport Marathon Festival now. The date has been set for the second instalment of the new-look event, which saw the addition of a new half marathon distance to the marathon and 10K races. Next year’s event will take place...

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Diolch yn fawr to the Extra Miler Event Volunteer team for playing a key role in the success of the 2024 ABP Marathon Festival!

Last Sunday more than 7,000 people signed up to take part in the exciting new ABP Newport Marathon Festival. The popular race is a firm favourite on the Welsh running calendar, boasting one of the flattest marathon courses in Europe.  The ABP Newport Marathon Festival, like other Run 4 Wales events, is only made possible by the...

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How soon should you start running after a marathon?

If you’ve just run the ABP Newport Marathon – congratulations, you’re part of the 0.01% of the world’s population to have ever completed the distance! But now that it’s over you may be left wondering how long you should leave it before you start running again, particularly if you’ve got another race to work towards....

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Thousands turn out for new-look ABP Newport Marathon Festival

Thousands of runners took to the streets of Newport to take part in the exciting new ABP Newport Marathon Festival. More than 7,000 people were signed up to run in the Marathon, the new Half Marathon distance and 10K races, which started and finished outside of the University of South Wales Building in Usk Way....

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Nash and Ahmed retain titles as more records are set in Newport

Dan Osbourne-Nash defended his ABP Newport Marathon title as local heroes and international stars were crowned across three distances. The ABP Newport Marathon Festival returned for 2024 with new and improved race routes and 7,000 runners across the marathon, half marathon and 10K events.  Katherine Wood clinched women’s marathon glory after Newport native Liz Dimond...

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Race day dos and don’ts from R4W Race Director & double Olympian

It’s just days to go until the first event in the Run 4 Wales race calendar – the ABP Newport Marathon Festival – kicks off, and the start-line nerves and excitement will be starting to creep in. While all your training preparation should now be complete, there’s still some important things to keep in mind...

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New prizes for our junior races

Winners of Run 4 Wales’ junior races will get to mark their achievement in an extra special way this year. Young athletes who come first, second or third in our Future Challengers events will receive a commemorative ribbon hanger to add to their medal, allowing them to keep their medal tidy and easily showcase their...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2024 ABP NEWPORT MARATHON FESTIVAL

The ABP Newport Marathon Festival is returning this Sunday (28 April) to the streets of Newport, with a new look, new half marathon distance and newly designed courses. More than 7,000 people have signed up to take part in the running event suited to every level of ability and ambition. The new courses have been...

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ABP Newport Marathon Festival – Ones to watch in Elite field

The ABP Newport Marathon Festival takes place next Sunday (28 April) with an additional half marathon offering in 2024 and revised fast and flat routes across the entire race offering. The 10K races look to be the most competitive and will kick-start both the R4W 10K Series and the 2024 Welsh 10K Series. The men’s...

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What to do the week before race day

The ABP Newport Marathon Festival is just over a week away. While the bulk of your training should now be complete, there’s still some important things to consider that can help you perform at your best. Run 4 Wales Race Director, Steve Brace, is a double Olympian having represented Great Britain in the men’s marathon...

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What to do if you ‘hit the wall’

You may have heard many runners talk about hitting the dreaded wall while racing and wondered what it meant. Rather than bumping into a stack of bricks, it refers to a point in a race where it feels really difficult and as if your body can’t continue. It’s important to understand why this happens and...

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Newport Marathon 100 Club get race ready

Members of the Run 4 Wales Newport 100 Club met up for a training session and Q&A ahead of the ABP Newport Marathon Festival on Sunday 28 April. Yesterday’s event was set up to give the group a chance to meet one another, ask any questions about the race or their running, and get in...

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Man joins Newport 100 Club to run in memory of twin brother

A plasterer from Bristol will be running the ABP Newport 10K in memory of his twin brother who sadly took his own life in September. Gary Stretton, who has been trying to stay positive since the tragedy, says he used to enjoy running and cycling with his brother Steve. He’s not only taking on the...

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Why you need to pace yourself

When it comes to long distance running pacing is so important – particularly if you’ve got a target time in mind. When you’re racing it can be easy to get swept up in the atmosphere and carried along by other runners – especially at the start. But setting off too quickly can leave you flagging...

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24-year-old woman takes on Newport Marathon to make younger self proud after being told she could never run

A 24-year-old woman from Aberdare will be running the ABP Newport Marathon to prove to herself just what she’s capable of after previously being told to never run. Rhiannon Barber, who creates dance music under the name Rightkeysonly and campaigns for disability rights within the music industry, also hopes that in doing so she’ll be...

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Meet the ABP runners taking part in the Newport Marathon Festival

In the heart of Newport on 28 April, individuals from the Newport Marathon Festival’s title sponsor, ABP, are uniting under a common goal – to conquer their own personal challenges through the power of running. Meet Sophie Bowyer, a surveyor based in Cardiff, alongside Hannah Kitcher, a Regional Communications Manager, and Edd Lumby, a Port...

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Mum-of-two taking on ABP Newport Marathon for son born with heart condition

A mum from Bristol will be running the ABP Newport Marathon to give back to the charity that supported her while her son underwent heart surgery. Emilie Bioud, who had previously never run, will be raising money for the Grand Appeal by taking on the marathon challenge on Sunday 28 April. The 38-year-old gave birth...

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‘I still miss her every day’: Dad to run ABP Newport Marathon in memory of four-year-old daughter

A dad from Caerphilly will be taking on the ABP Newport Marathon next month to raise money for Tŷ Hafan. He’ll be doing so in memory of his daughter Scarlett who sadly died aged four from a condition so rare that it doesn’t have a name. She spent the first three months of her life...

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Entries now live for 2024 Next Gen events

People of all ages and abilities can now enter the 2024 Run 4 Wales Next Gen events – a series of fun family events that aim to inspire a future generation of healthy and active adults. They offer people a chance to get involved with event weekend, giving them a sense of achievement and allowing...

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University of South Wales continues support of ABP Newport running events

The University of South Wales (USW) has announced it will continue its sponsorship of the ABP Newport Marathon Festival as official partner. The event, which takes place on Sunday 28th April, will see more than 6,000 runners take to the streets of Newport for the new-look festival of running, featuring all-new marathon, half marathon and...

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It’s all new for Newport

The ABP Newport Marathon, new Half Marathon and 10K is just over a month away with some exciting new changes for 2024. As well as the 13.1- mile distance added to the weekend for the first time, the event has had a complete refresh, including a new look and name – the ABP Newport Marathon...

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‘He passed away unafraid of his limits, and I want to follow in his footsteps’

Woman takes on Newport Marathon in memory of dad A woman from Carmarthen will be running the ABP Newport Wales Marathon in memory of her father who tragically died while climbing Yr Wydffa (Mount Snowdon). Anwen Davies will also be raising money for Cartrefi Cymru, the learning disability support provider, where her dad volunteered. Her...

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How to fuel and hydrate when running

When it comes to running longer distances, it’s important to have an effective fuelling and hydration plan in place to keep you going. While you don’t need to worry too much when it comes to completing a 5K or 10K, you need to make sure you have enough energy if you’re going to be on...

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What to know when marathon training

With just three months to go until the starting gun fires at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon, it’s important to make these final weeks of training count. If you put in the hard work now, just think of how good you’ll feel when you make it to the finish line. But if you’re not sure...

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You don’t have to run to get involved! Find out more about volunteering on event day

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon is a firm favourite in the Welsh running calendar, boasting one of the flattest marathon courses in the UK. The event will return to the city on Sunday 28 April, offering a great new route and a new half marathon option for runners alongside the marathon and 10K and junior...

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Woman running ABP Newport Wales Half Marathon as part of breast cancer recovery

A Powys woman is taking on the new ABP Newport Wales Half Marathon after beating breast cancer and overhauling her life. The distance has been added to the marathon and 10K for 2024 to give runners a further option during event day in April. Karen Hampson, from Clyro, was diagnosed with breast cancer two years...

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100 Space Giveaway for ABP Newport Half & 10K

Event organisers, Run 4 Wales, are gifting 100 free spaces in the ABP Newport Wales Half Marathon and 10K to help people improve their health and wellbeing. The exciting festival of running will be returning to the city on Sunday 28th April and will include a new half marathon option for the first time, alongside...

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Is your team up for a running challenge?

If you’re part of a group looking to embark on an epic challenge, why not take part in one of Run 4 Wales’ team challenges? Entries are now live for corporate, community or international teams of five or more looking to enter a Run 4 Wales event. Not only can it be a perfect team-building...

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13.1 reasons to run the ABP Newport Wales Half Marathon

If running a half marathon is on the cards for you this year, a new event joining the race calendar for 2024 could be just the one for you. The ABP Newport Wales Half Marathon is being launched for the first time on Sunday 28th April, by Run 4 Wales. Participants will get to enjoy...

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New routes revealed for ABP Newport Wales Marathon, Half and 10K

Three exciting new courses have been revealed for the 2024 ABP Newport Wales Marathon, Half and 10K.  The event, which will be taking place on Sunday 28th April, has been expanded into a full festival of running. And with the new half marathon distance joining the day, there will be something for every level of...

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Run 4 Wales 10K Series returns for 2024

Runners looking to fill their calendars with a series of exciting 10K races can now enter several popular events across South Wales. Entries are now live for the 2024 events taking place in Newport, Cardiff Bay, Porthcawl and Cardiff City Centre, with a discounted Multi-Buy Offer available until mid-January. The event series will kick-off with...

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Get ready to run ABP Newport Wales 10K

Runners wanting to take on the ABP Newport Wales 10K won’t have to wait much longer to secure their spot. They event will take place on Sunday 28 April 2024 with entries going on sale on Wednesday 29 November, along with other races in the R4W 10K Series. Runners are encouraged to pre-register now to...

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2024 Event Launched With New Half Marathon Option!

Keen runners looking to take part in a mammoth challenge next year can now sign up to take part in the ABP Newport Wales Marathon. The event will be returning on Sunday 28 April 2024 and entries are now open. For the first time an exciting new half marathon option will be added to the...

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Marathon fever returns to the streets of Newport

Thousands of runners and spectators turned out for the return of the 2023 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K, enjoying cool conditions ideal for fast times. Nearly 6,000 runners were signed up across the marathon, 10K and junior events, with the flat and fast courses delivering memorable performances and three new course records on a...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K Elite Preview

Dan Nash will take on defending Champion Adam Bowden at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon with Natasha Cockram, Clara Evans and Omar Ahmed all in 10km action. The event will return for the first time since 2021 with the supporting 10km race featuring the second fixture in the R4W 10km Series and the opening clash...

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2023 ABP Newport Wales Marathon To Hit The Small Screen

Thousands of runners gearing up to take part in the 2023 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K this weekend will have the opportunity to relive the action when the race is televised later this month.   The event will descend on the city on Sunday 16 April, returning to its traditional springtime slot for the...

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Monmouthshire Building Society Team Up With Brecon AC Ahead Of ABP Newport Wales 10K

Monmouthshire Building Society has linked up with a local running club in Brecon, offering its members spaces in the ABP Newport Wales Marathon and 10K, which will take place later this month. The building society which was established in Newport has been officially affiliated with the event for 4 years and throughout the partnership has engaged...

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University of South Wales support as Official Partner

The University of South Wales (USW) will once again be an Official Partner of the ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K. The races, which will take place on Sunday 16 April 2023, will start and finish in front of USW’s Newport Campus. The routes will pass some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the...

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URGENT CALL OUT: Volunteer at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K!

Would you like to be at the heart of the action of one the biggest mass-participation events in Wales? You don’t need to run to get involved at the ABP Newport Marathon and 10K, which is why we caught up with our Volunteer Coordinator Tor Hands to find out more about volunteering at the event....

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Ryan Jones to run Newport 10K for NSPCC Cymru/Wales

Wales rugby star Ryan Jones MBE has spoken of how he was inspired to take on the Newport 10k to help raise vital funds for the NSPCC this year, as he invites other runners to join him on the start line. The former Wales captain, a three-times Grand Slam winner in the Six Nations, is...

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Run 4 Wales and London Marathon Events go into partnership

Run 4 Wales (R4W) and London Marathon Events (LME) today (12th January 2023) announced an innovative new partnership which brings together the leading mass-participation events organisations in England and Wales, which deliver the most iconic running events in their respective countries, and who also share a common social agenda with an emphasis on inspiring running...

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R4W 10K Series returns for 2023!

A popular series of 10K running events is making a return for 2023.  The R4W 10K Series is a unique collection of iconic road races taking place across four unique locations in South Wales. Following a period of pandemic delay, all four events will return to their traditional spots in the calendar, kick-starting with the new-look Brecon Carreg...

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Why Newport Should Be Your Marathon Of Choice In 2023

Launched in 2018, Wales’ largest marathon will be celebrating its 5th anniversary when it returns to its traditional springtime slot for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday 16 April. Choosing the right marathon for you isn’t an easy decision at all, but we’re here on hand to help put some real justification...

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2022 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K Rescheduled For 2023

Event organisers Run 4 Wales (R4W) have today announced that in consultation with Newport City Council and other key stakeholders, the decision has been taken to reschedule the 2022 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K, due to take place on Sunday 23 October 2022. It will now return to its regular spring slot in the...

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Healthspan Wales 10K Series Back In Full For 2022!

Following a period of pandemic delay, a popular series of 10K events from Run 4 Wales (R4W) will return in full next year across a number of unique locations. The Healthspan Wales 10K Series is an exciting series of races, renowned for its beautiful courses and sector leading event experience will in 2022 offer four...

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Marathon to Return For 2022!

The success of the ABP Newport Wales Marathon means the iconic event, which is Wales’ largest 26.2-mile race will be staying in the city. It will return for 2022 on Sunday 23 October. As with the London Marathon, the event will move to the autumn season for one year only in 2022 before returning to...

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Afghan Refugees Welcomed at ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K

A group of refugees who have recently arrived in Wales from Afghanistan were introduced to the world of mass-participation running at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K on Sunday, just two months after escaping the country from Kabul Airport.   Associated British Ports (ABP), the event’s title partner uses its relationship with the race...

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Records tumble at ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K

Records tumbled as the 2021 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K returned with its largest field and fastest times. It was worth the wait after an 18 month covid delay as all four course records were broken on a landmark day for distance running in Wales.  Around 8,000 runners registered for the marathon and 10K...

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Everything You Need To Know: 2021 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon is returning this Sunday, set to be the largest mass participation event to take place in Wales in 2021. 8,000 people have signed up to run the marathon, 10K or family mile races which were originally scheduled for April 2020.   The race will be delivered as a ‘Breathable Event’...

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Healthspan Providing Key Waste Operators With Free 10K Spots

Event partner and leading direct supplier of vitamins and supplements Healthspan are doing their bit at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K on Sunday 24 October by giving back to key workers. The initiative continues on from the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run, where Healthspan gave their allocated spaces to key Royal Mail workers...

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Preview: The Elite Races At The ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K

Dewi Griffiths (28:37) and Paulos Surafel (29:16) will head the fields for the ABP Newport Wales 10k on Sunday. The race will take place alongside Wales’ largest marathon and use a picturesque route around the Newport Wetlands, starting and finishing in Newport City Centre. The marathon race will also host the Welsh Marathon Championships for...

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‘Gobsmacked’ father prepares to take on ABP Newport Wales Marathon in aid of Lead Charity NSPCC

After waiting 18 months to run the ABP Newport Wales Marathon, a proud dad is looking forward to taking on the 26.2 miles with his daughter ‘just ahead’ of him.   Mark Bricknell, 60, had been preparing to run the race in October 2020, but the pandemic restrictions saw the event postponed. A lot has...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon To Be Televised

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K will once again be televised around the world. Event organisers Run 4 Wales (R4W) can today confirm that an English and Welsh highlights programme will be produced, helping to showcase the event and wider region across the UK and internationally. The event returns on Sunday 24 October after...

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Keep on Running – Read Jamie Lewis’ Story

Title partners ABP have been promoting wellbeing in the workplace through races like the ABP Newport Wales Marathon and 10K. Here, we look at one of the ABP workers. Can you introduce yourself to our readers and describe your role at ABP? Hi my name is Jamie Lewis and I am a lock controller for...

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Extra Milers Needed For ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K

The team at R4W are excited to be delivering the ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K on Sunday 24 October, but we need YOUR help if you’re unable to run but would like to be a part of the big day! A team of Extra Milers are needed to help deliver an unforgettable day for...

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R4W set to deliver ‘Breathable Events’ in 2021

Run 4 Wales (R4W) is delighted to announce the return of live events this autumn with a new date for the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run. The 10K and Family Fun Run will now take place on Sunday 26 September, ahead of the return of the ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K on Sunday 24...

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NEWPORT MARATHON GOES VIRTUAL!

Virtual editions of popular Marathon & Family Mile races to run throughout May 2021 Whilst we are all disappointed that the ABP Newport Wales Marathon will not return to the city this Spring (the event has been postponed until October because of the pandemic) organisers have revealed plans to host a virtual edition throughout May...

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VIRTUAL EVENTS TO KEEP YOU MOTIVATED IN 2021

We’re hopeful for better days ahead, and looking forward to having more light, warmth, and time to get outdoors and get active as springtime arrives! Many of us will be spending more time hitting the roads, pavements, and trails in the coming weeks, so with this in mind, we’re delighted to introduce a series of...

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PERFORMANCE UNDERWEAR BRAND RUNDERWEAR™ PARTNER WITH R4W

Run 4 Wales (R4W) is delighted to announce a new partnership with performance underwear brand Runderwear™, voted the UK’s number one underwear and socks brand at the UK Running Awards. The partnership will allow Runderwear™ to engage with a strong community of R4W fitness enthusiasts, both digitally and at a series of live and virtual...

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Wood Thilsted Crowned R4W Virtual Corporate Challenge Champions

Wood Thilsted, the world-leading engineering consultancy who specialise in offshore wind developments, have been crowned the champions of the 2021 R4W Virtual Corporate Challenge. This January, over 200 runners from 20 companies took part in our virtual 10K race, launched as an opportunity for companies to engage in some charity fundraising, corporate social responsibility and...

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2021 Marathon & 10K Delayed Until The Autumn

We have been closely monitoring the situation around the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and advice issued by the Welsh and UK Government’s whilst making arrangements to deliver a COVID secure event in Newport on Sunday 18 April. As 2020 drew to a close, the vaccine rollout in the UK gave us reason to be optimistic and...

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ABP Committed To Improving Community Wellbeing

Recently, more than ever, millions have found solace in a simple, consistent formula, that has provided a much-needed lifeline – Regular Running equals improved physical and mental wellbeing. ABP, a proud partner of R4W events (Newport Wales Marathon, Cardiff Bay Run, Barry Island 10K and Cardiff Half Marathon) are flying the flag for the running...

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Monmouthshire Building Society Get Active

Our partner Monmouthshire Building Society have not only been doing their bit to support customers over 2020, but also their workforce, by promoting the importance of both physical and mental awareness. The new wellbeing agenda has been embraced throughout the organisation, with employees embarking on some impressive physical challenges. Louise Niblett  from MBS said, “We...

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Virtual Events To Keep You Going This Autumn

While events as we know them can’t be going ahead in 2020, here at Run 4 Wales we’ve been working hard to ensure that you, the runners, aren’t going to be missing out on that unbeatable finish line feeling.  As the nights draw in and the weather turns, we’ve got a number of virtual events...

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Can You Beat Olympic Marathoner Steve Brace? Entries To Race The Brace Are Now Open!

Next up in the Run 4 Wales Virtual Challenge Series, running throughout the months of October and November is the I Beat Steve challenge. The virtual 5K race will challenge runners to race Cardiff Half Marathon and Newport Wales Marathon Race Director and Olympic Marathon runner Steve Brace over the popular parkrun distance. The former...

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Hundreds Take On Thomas In Virtual I Beat Iwan Challenge!

Hundreds of runners have taken on Olympic silver medallist and World, European and Commonwealth Champion Iwan Thomas in a virtual 10K race from Run 4 Wales, the first in their new Virtual Challenge Series. The Healthspan ambassador clocked a time of 42:59 when he took on the 6.2 mile distance late last month, placing 18th...

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R4W Virtual Challenge Series Kicks Off With I Beat Iwan 10K Virtual Race

R4W Virtual Challenge Series Kicks Off With I Beat Iwan 10K Virtual Racearticipation events cannot take place. The I Beat Iwan challenge is a virtual 10K race that will take place over the month of August, inspired by the popular #IBeatIwan initiative which saw thousands of runners earn bragging rights by racing alongside Welsh Olympian and Healthspan...

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MSO Cymru Formed To Plan Safe Return For Mass Participation Sporting Events

Four of Wales’ leading mass participation sporting event organisations have joined forces for the first time to help chart a safe return for many of the nation’s favourite races. Run4Wales, organisers of the Cardiff Half Marathon and Newport Wales Marathon, Activity Wales Events, who run the global Long Course Weekend series, Always Aim High who...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K Postponed To 2021

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon has been rescheduled to 18 April 2021. Darllen yn Gymraeg yma. Run 4 Wales, the company behind Wales’ leading mass-participation sporting events has today announced that the ABP Newport Wales Marathon and the Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon will be postponed to new dates in 2021. Chief Executive, Matt Newman,...

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The Importance Of Joint Health And The Role Of Supplements

Healthspan asked experts Valentina Roffi from Sprint Physiotherapy and Healthspan Medical Director Dr. Sarah Brewer for their views on looking after your joints and the role of supplements Looking after your joints is important for everyone, and not just keen runners and the elderly. This is the view of Valentina Roffi, Director at sprintphysio.co.uk: “Joint problems...

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How To Eat Healthily During The Coronavirus Outbreak

You may be able to keep on top of your training for your next 10k run by making good use of your allocated exercise time, but how do you maintain a nutritious diet when you have a limited supply of fresh fruit and veg? We asked nutritionist Rob Hobson, in conjunction our Vitamin Partner Healthspan,...

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NSPCC Need Your Continued Support More Than Ever

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K’s Lead Charity Partner, NSPCC, needs your support more than ever. Right now, Childline is playing a crucial role in supporting children and young people as Coronavirus starts to affect their lives, with over 900 counselling sessions since January taking place about the pandemic. NSPCC’s Childline has been experiencing...

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Your Options Ahead Of October

A further COVID-19 update has been issued since this article was published. Click here to read the latest. As confirmed in our COVID-19 update statement last week, we have decided to postpone the 2020 ABP Newport Wales Marathon (including the 10K & Family Mile) until Sunday 25 October to help control the spread of the...

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COVID-19 Update – 2020 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K postponed

A further COVID-19 update has been issued since this article was published. Click here to read the latest. Dear Runners, We have been closely monitoring the situation surrounding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak, aligning our response to the government action plan, whilst making preparations for the likely next steps. This has been done to ensure...

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COVID-19 Update

A further COVID-19 update has been issued since this article was published. Click here to read the latest. Like you, we have been closely monitoring the situation surrounding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The government’s current advice states that mass participation events should go ahead, so we continue to plan for the upcoming ABP Newport Wales...

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Carly Taking On Challenge Of A Lifetime For NSPCC

Ebbw Vale runner Carly Cole will be tackling back-to-back marathons within the space of two weeks to aid in NSPCC Cymru’s fight for every childhood in Wales. Carly is aiming to raise £500 for the APB Newport Wales Marathon’s lead charity partner on April 19th, but she has a major obstacle to overcome before taking...

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Introducing Four-In-One Healthspan Wales 10K Series Medals!

A unique prize will be up for grabs for the dedicated runners who complete all four legs of the 2020 Healthspan Wales 10K Series. The thousands of participants who have signed up to run at four iconic South Wales locations will receive a one-off bespoke medal for each event that interlock with the others to...

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The ABP Newport Wales Marathon runner who laced up his trainers to save his life

Nick Hancock has fought his way back from the brink to chase down his ambitious running goals at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon. In just four years, the Abergavenny native has gone from smoking 40 cigarettes a day and taking anti-depressant medication to become a competitive ultra runner. Nick will return to his homeland on...

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10 Things To Look Out For In The 2020 Healthspan Wales 10K Series

2020 will see over 15,000 runners take part in the Healthspan Wales 10K Series, taking them on 10K journeys in Cardiff Bay, Newport, Porthcawl and Barry Island. The four races give runners a chance to stay fit all year round and enjoy four unique race day experiences. There’s plenty to see across the series, which...

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Healthspan Wales 10K Series dates announced

The dates of the four races of the 2020 Healthspan Wales 10K Series races have have been revealed. Entries are now on sale as the popular quartet of 10K races returns to four iconic locations across South Wales. Runners can secure their place at each of the events or save with Multi-Event Ticket offer. Almost...

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Your ABP Newport Wales Marathon Winter Training Guide

You’ve signed up to run 26.2 miles but you’re worried about your training plans being disrupted by the unpredictable British weather. It’s smart to start thinking ahead when it comes to winter as the schedule won’t be plain sailing. There’ll be nights when you simply can’t leave the house – but illness and dangerous conditions...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon Early Bird Entries Now Open!

The wait is over – Early Bird entries for the ABP Newport Wales Marathon are now open, giving marathoners a chance to make their marathon saving ahead of race day on Sunday 19th April 2020. Under 1000 early bird entries remain, and we’re expecting them to sell out! Wales’ premier marathon event will return for...

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The ABP Newport Wales Marathon Race Day…

When marathon race day comes, your mind goes into overdrive! Excitement, anticipation, worry, should I have gone to the toilet earlier? Off the back of another successful 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon, we wanted to help our runners get familiar with the ebb and flow of a big-city marathon! The night before race day Carbs,...

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The race is on for the 2020 ABP Newport Wales Marathon

Those gripped by running fever at last weekend’s ABP Newport Wales Marathon can get in on the action in 2020 event for a fraction of the price. Wales’ premier marathon event will return on Sunday 19th April, 2020 after the success of the second instalment. A limited number of discounted launch entries for next year’s...

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Course record tumbles and local hero emerges in Newport 

Chris Bird flew to victory in the ABP Newport Wales Marathon as he smashed the course record. The Chichester runner triumphed in a course record time of 2 hrs, 31 min, 34 sec to win by two clear minutes from Otley AC’s Scott Harrington and strip 1 min, 44 sec off last year’s winning time....

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon makes global mark

A global audience will get a front-row seat to watch the 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon after the second installment exceeded all expectations again. A total of around 6,000 runners flooded the streets of Newport to take part in a festival day of running across the marathon, 10K and Family Mile races. The event established...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon finishers’ prizes revealed

The thousands of runners who take on the ABP Newport Marathon & 10K on Sunday will be rewarded with these bespoke finishers’ medals and t-shirts. Completing the 26.2 miles through Newport’s regenerated city centre and scenic surrounding countryside will be an achievement of a lifetime for most, and they will be able to commemorate their...

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Course records set to tumble at ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K

Course records are expected to tumble when a competitive elite field battle it out over 26.2 miles at Sunday’s ABP Newport Wales Marathon. Dan Nash is the red-hot favourite in the men’s race following a stunning fourth place finish at the Brighton Marathon last month. The 25-year-old Cardiff AAC athlete slashed four minutes off his...

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Keith James ready to run marathon…four times back to back!

Completing the ABP Newport Wales Marathon is the challenge of a lifetime for most of the nervous runners waiting to begin their 26.2 mile journey on the start-line. But Keith James will have already completed the course three times by the time he joins the 6,000 other participants in the heart of the city centre....

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RUN 4 WALES OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE!

We are delighted to reveal an exclusive new range of Official Run 4 Wales merchandise, from Scimitar Sports. A fantastic range of training and leisure wear is now available to purchase online via the Run 4 Wales Shop – and will be available to purchase at events throughout 2019. Commemorate your achievement or train in...

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Healthspan unveiled as Run 4 Wales 10K Series Sponsor

Healthspan, the UK’s leading direct vitamin and supplement supplier has been unveiled as new Title Partner of the popular Run 4 Wales 10K Series – now named the ‘Healthspan Wales 10K Series’. The partnership will give Healthspan engagement with thousands of fitness enthusiasts who participate in Run 4 Wales 10K races through the year in...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon to hit TV screens

The 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon will be beamed to televisions and devices across the globe. English and Welsh highlights programmes will showcase the second instalment of Wales’ premier marathon event on Welsh, nationwide UK and international television – putting Newport’s recently regenerated city-centre and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside firmly in the...

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ICC Wales joins forces with ABP Newport Wales Marathon

International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) will be leading the way at the 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon after becoming an Event Associate. The brand new 26,000 square metre venue, located just a stone’s throw away from the 26.2 mile course, will open its doors to welcome the world to Wales later this year. Thousands of...

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GoCompare to celebrate its home city at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon will showcase the very best of the city when it returns for its second instalment on Sunday 5th May and Newport-headquartered GoCompare, one of the leading UK comparison websites, is proud to announce its involvement in the Newport Wales Marathon as an official partner. Amongst the crowds of competitors across...

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Tata Steel supports next generation of Welsh runners

Tata Steel have joined forces with the ABP Newport Wales Marathon to boost the next generation of Welsh runners. The global steel producers, who have five locations in Wales, will be at the heart of the action at the nation’s premier marathon event on Sunday 5th May after becoming an official partner. A host of...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon Family Mile returns in 2019!

With entries for the ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K soaring, we’re excited to announce the return of the Family Mile, giving parents, children and young budding athletes the chance to get involved in the race day action! The Family Mile will give runners of all ages and abilities an opportunity to enjoy a more...

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University of South Wales Named As Official Partner

Nearly 10,000 runners will start and finish their 26.2-mile journeys in front of USW’s Newport City Campus University of South Wales (USW) will be top of the class at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon after becoming an official partner to the event. The association between Wales’ premier marathon event and leading university will run until...

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5 Ways To Switch Up Your Marathon Training Routine

There’s plenty of miles to rack up in marathon training, that’s for sure. Almost every day, you’re out on the roads working progressively towards 26.2 miles, but there’s one important thing that a lot of marathoners forget. It’s not just about miles, it’s about getting fit. To help keep you clear of mileage boredom, we’ve...

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10 Reasons To Register For The ABP Newport Wales Marathon!

Wales’ only big city marathon returns on Sunday 5th May and there’s plenty of reason to get involved. We’ve listed 10 of the biggest reasons to register to the 26.2 mile race below! Why are you running? 1 – It’s one of the fastest U.K. marathon routes Don’t just take it from us, either! 72%...

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10 Ways To Keep Motivated During Marathon Training

The commitment of a lifetime starts (or will be starting) soon! Marathon training will be underway, and you’ll be feeling fitter than ever in the lead up to the second year of the ABP Newport Wales Marathon on Sunday 5th May. We know how difficult it can be, though. That’s why we’ve outlined 10 simple...

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Adam’s long journey home for the ABP Newport Wales Marathon

Adam Williams will embark on a journey from the other side of the world to return to his family roots at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon. The Perth runner will make the 9,000 mile pilgrimage back to his father’s birthplace in search of a personal best on Sunday 5th May. Adam, who was born in...

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Monmouthshire Building Society celebrating at ABP Newport Wales Marathon

Monmouthshire Building Society will be celebrating their 150th anniversary in style by joining the party at the 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K. The mutual building society was established in Newport back in 1869, but were at the heart of a new era for the city at the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon &...

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Why Fitness Fanatics Love The Festive Break

We don’t normally associate the festive period with fitness, long runs and gym visits – but we’re more frequently hearing that you guys love getting out on the roads and the trails around Christmas time! So why isn’t the festive break *actually* a break? The answer is simple. The lead up to Christmas can be...

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Last chance for Newport early bird!

The race is on for runners to claim the final few discounted places for the 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon. Early Bird entries slam shut on Thursday 13 December for those who want the perfect chance to smash their personal best for a fraction of full price. More than 70 percent of participants recorded PB’s...

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Enhanced Run 4 Wales 10K Series revealed

The lineup for the enhanced 2019 Run 4 Wales 10K Series has been revealed. The brand-new Porthcawl 10K is the headline addition to the four race series, will build on the success of the inaugural competition earlier this year. Elite athletes will battle it out to be crowned Run 4 Wales 10K Series champion while...

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ABP Newport Wales 10K returns bigger and better

The ABP Newport Wales 10K will return for runners to enjoy the nation’s premier marathon event without taking on the mammoth 26.2 mile distance. The ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K festival of running is back on Sunday 5 May, 2019, following the success of the inaugural event in April this year. Almost 3,000 runners...

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Vital Tips Now You’ve Signed Up for A Marathon

So, you’ve registered for the ABP Newport Wales Marathon – but there’s still just under six months to go. You don’t want to start training properly just yet as you want to stay clear of injury, but you need to put in the groundwork to make sure you’re ready come 5th May. We’ve listed 5...

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26.2 Reasons Why 2019 Could Be Your ABP Newport Wales Marathon Year

If you ever questioned whether or not you could complete a marathon, we’ve got all the answers – and it’s good news. The ABP Newport Wales Marathon returns on Sunday 5th May, and we’ve outlined all 26.2 reasons why 2019 could be your year. 1 – Because it’s a marathon. A once in a lifetime...

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Hear from the 2018 runners

In 2018, a new era of distance running in Wales got underway after the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon proved a triumph for runners, spectators and the city. Thousands of runners took on the ultimate distance running challenge back in April – and we called out for those involved to share their stories. Here’s the...

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Entries open for 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon

The starting gun has sounded for runners to secure their space at the 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon. Entry is now open for Wales’ premier marathon, on Sunday 5th May 2019, after nearly 10,000 runners made the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K an emphatic success. More than 70% of participants reported to have...

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2019 Priority Booking Window Open!

The priority booking window for the 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon is now OPEN! Runners who have pre-registered will today (October 11th) receive a priority booking link via email from 8AM, six hours before entries open to the public this afternoon. A limited number of discounted early bird entries are available, with the first 2,000...

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Run 4 Wales 10K Series Champions revealed

Matt Clowes and Eleanor Davies have been crowned king and queen of the inaugural Run 4 Wales 10K Series. The three race series, consisting of the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run, ABP Newport Wales 10K and Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K, attracted more than 12,000 runners and some of Britain’s best elite endurance athletes. In...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon back for 2019!

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K will return on Sunday 5th May 2019 after the inaugural event proved a resounding success. Marathon entries are on sale now for those who want to challenge themselves on a course perfectly suited for smashing personal bests. Wales’ new premier marathon lived up to the billing as thousands...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K Elite Report

Marathon Round Up James Carpenter stripped a massive 15 minutes off his previous best to go down in history as the in the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon champion. The Neath Harrier picked up the first competitive win of his career as he put in a vital burst 7K from the finish to finally break...

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New Era Begins at 2018 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K 

A new era of distance running in Wales is underway after the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K proved a triumph for participants, spectators and the city. The nation’s new premier marathon was a hit as thousands of runners enjoyed perfect marathon conditions and a fever-pitch atmosphere in the heart of the city centrE...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K Preview

The countdown is on as 10,000 runners prepare to create history at the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K. Newport will welcome competitors and spectators from across the globe to the regenerated city centre as a new era of distance running gets underway in Wales. The local economy is set to receive a £1.1m...

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Welsh Guards join Marathon effort from Afghanistan

A group of Welsh Guards will join thousands of runners taking part in the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon despite being almost 5,000 miles away in Afghanistan. The 1st Battalion Welsh Guards will take on the gruelling 26.2 mile distance as part of a virtual running challenge during their eight month operational tour of the...

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From boxing for Wales to a marathon on his own doorstep…

If it comes down to a scrap over the final few miles of the ABP Newport Wales Marathon on Sunday then will be only one winner if Matt Edmonds is still in the mix. The 34-year-old Mickey Morris Racing Club athlete is the fastest man in the near 6,000 field and will certainly have good...

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Keeping hydrated on race day

In short, dehydration is when your body loses its water. When you’re on a long run, you’re using more water and sweating it out as you exercise, which can lead to severe muscle cramping, dizziness and heat exhaustion.  Fortunately, the ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K will have plenty of Brecon Carreg Water Stations on...

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ABP inspire Next Generation of Newport runners

ABP have given local children the opportunity to be a part of a new era for distance running in Wales at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K. The event’s title sponsor have donated free places for the Family Mile to local schools ahead of an historic day for the city on Sunday. Students from...

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26.2 ABP Newport Wales Marathon Thoughts!

As race day draws closer and excitement begins to build, we wanted to help you get familiar with a marathon and everything we think might pop into your head during the weekend. So we listed 26.2 (fittingly) possible thoughts: THE DAY BEFORE 1. Wow, this is genuinely happening – tomorrow, I’ll be running an actual...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K Prizes Revealed

Welsh rugby legend Ryan Jones has revealed what’s up for grabs for finishers of the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K. The Newport native, who won a quartet of Six Nations grand slams during a glittering rugby career, will join around 10,000 runners on the start line for his next challenge on Sunday 29...

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From 29 stone to 26 miles

Gareth Yeoman will complete a remarkable journey from 29 stone to 26 miles when he crosses the finish line at the ABP Newport Wales Marathon. The 31-year-old Newport resident, who often struggled to climb the stairs, has shed an astonishing 10 stone in less than 18 months – but he is not stopping there. Gareth...

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Tapering for a marathon: How do you do it?

If you’ve been following our ABP Newport Wales Marathon Training Guide, you’ll have noticed the miles are starting to drop as we encourage runners to start tapering. Before we can get to grips with how to do it, let’s understand what it is. Tapering is essential for reducing the symptoms of fatigue, but in normal...

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Join Team Healthspan at the ABP Newport Wales 10K!

The Healthspan 10 will become 20 at this month’s ABP Newport Wales 10K when another group of novice runners take their first steps towards a healthier lifestyle. The UK’s leading direct vitamin and supplement supplier has already helped a team of social media recruits complete the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run, and now we are...

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Innovative Healthspan Partnership for Wales’ Leading Road Races

Run 4 Wales is delighted to announce an innovative partnership with Healthspan, the UK’s leading direct vitamin and supplement supplier, to improve the health and wellbeing of people across Wales. The wellbeing experts have joined forces with the team behind Wales’ largest mass-participation running and cycling events to promote healthier lifestyles in every corner of...

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Why can 10K be the perfect running distance? 10 reasons…

There’s great debate about the ultimate running distance. In terms of raw distance, there’s no doubting how impressive a marathon is. It challenges a runner both mentally and physically, and we wish our ABP Newport Wales Marathon runners all the luck on the 29th April. There’s more to running than just distance, though. Here, we...

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We’ve launched the ABP Newport Wales Family Mile

With the ABP Newport Wales Marathon now sold out and competition for places to take part in what promises to be a special day for Wales, we’ve launched the Family Mile so more people can get involved. The Family Mile lets runners of all ages enjoy a casual stroll along the vibrant riverfront surrounded by thousands...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon Sold Out!

The inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon has officially sold out. Runners from across the world have flocked to secure their place on the start line as a brand new era of distance running begins in South Wales. A total of 6,500 runners will flood the streets of Newport on Sunday 29 April for Wales’ new...

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The 7 traits of a marathon runner – which ones fit your personality?

Completing a full marathon is something most of us can only dream of. It’s a once in a lifetime goal and for some, a bucket list achievement. 26.2 miles of demanding course pushes you to the very edge both physically and mentally. To join the elite club of marathon runners, you need to possess a...

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Why exactly is running a marathon such a huge accomplishment?

As 4-time Olympic gold medallist Emil Zatopek once said, ‘if you want to win something, run 100 metres… if you want to experience something, run a marathon’. A marathon is an extreme journey that demands resilience, determination, willpower and focus. It takes preparation and to complete it, you need to be in excellent physical condition....

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Leading Brands link-up with ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K

Friars Walk and Monmouthshire Building Society will be at the heart of the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K. The leading Newport businesses have joined forces with Wales’ new national marathon as Official Partners ahead of race day on April 29. Friars Walk shopping centre will show the new face of Newport’s regenerated city...

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Four tips to brave the cold this winter

The time for excuses is over. Christmas has passed and it’s officially 2018, the year of the first ABP Newport Wales Marathon. As you prepare for your final few months of winter running, we’re going to give you some essential know-hows and tips to help you through winter in order to best prepare for the...

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Run 4 Wales 10K Series Launched

The Run 4 Wales 10K Series is here to kick off a new era of distance running in Wales. A brand new season ticket has gone on sale to offer discounted entry to a trio of unique events in three of South Wales’ most iconic settings. A total of 1,000 discounted tickets are available priced...

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Charity at the Heart in our Inaugural Year

The inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K will provide a platform for runners to raise thousands for good causes. Run 4 Wales is now able to reveal the Official Associated Charities for the brand-new festival of running, which will take place on Sunday 29th April next year. The ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K...

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ABP Newport Wales 10K adds Extra Dimension

A brand new 10K race will add an exciting extra dimension to the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon on April 29, 2018. The ABP Newport Wales 10K will offer runners of all abilities the opportunity to get involved in a new era for distance running in Wales without taking on the full 26.2 mile distance....

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NSPCC named as Lead Charity Partner of ABP Newport Wales Marathon

Run 4 Wales is delighted to announce an exciting new chapter with the UK’s leading children’s charity, the NSPCC. The NSPCC have been confirmed as Lead Charity Partner to the both the ABP Newport Wales Marathon and Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon in an innovative new partnership with event organisers Run 4 Wales. Hundreds of runners...

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ABP Newport Wales Marathon Route Revealed

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon will offer runners the chance to go faster than ever before on one of the UK’s flattest courses. The route has been finalised for the inaugural 26.2 race, which will see more than 5,000 participants compete on 29 April, 2018. Double Olympic marathon runner Steve Brace has devised the course...

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Amazing Reaction To ABP Newport Wales Marathon

Athletes from all over the world have given the ABP Newport Marathon the ultimate vote of confidence by flooding in their entries. More than 600 signed-up for the new race within the first 10 minutes of entries opening at 12 noon on Thursday, 5 October. Now, over 2,500 runners have secured a discounted early bird...

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Discounted Entry for the ABP Newport Wales Marathon Open

Registration for the first ABP Newport Wales Marathon is now officially open, with the first 3,000 entrants being able to take advantage of a discounted early bird entry offer. Interest in the highly anticipated event which will take place on Sunday 29th April 2018, has already proved popular with close to 10,000 runners already expressing...

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Run 4 Wales Launches ABP Newport Wales Marathon

The first ABP Newport Wales Marathon will bring a brand new running experience to Wales on 29 April, 2018. The much anticipated race will take place in the spring of next year to satisfy the demand for an annual 26.2 mile mass-participation event in Wales. The late April date falls in the ideal window for...

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