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ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K | NEWPORT, WALES

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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