Lliswerry 8 2020 Introduction

2020 Lliswerry 8

Sunday 26th January 2020, starts 11:30am

Entries open 1st December 2019 (time to be advised)

For over 30 years Lliswerry Runners have organised the Lliswerry 8 mile road race around lanes of Goldcliff and Nash villages on the edge of Newport. Since it was first held in 1985, entries have grown steadily and in 2017 the race limit was raised to 850 which sold within a few days of entries opening. Lliswerry 8 has experienced the same popularity since and we look forward to another successful event in 2020!

This year we have strived to minimise the environmental impact of the race & will continue to do so in the future.

For some runners, the Lliswerry 8 is used as a time trial race leading up to spring marathon season. For others, it's a chance to run their first road race knowing that the course is not too demanding. It is, afterall, "the flattest on the planet!" Everyone has their own target, from those at the sharp end to those just starting out.

Here are some runner's testimonials taken from Runners World:

'Never fails to deliver a well organised event always a pleasure'
'Smoothly organised, good value and very well marshalled, a friendly bunch those Lliswerry runners'
'This race is impressive on so many counts - and it keeps getting better'
'Lliswerry runners, marshalls, volunteers are some of the happiest and smiliest around. Almost pancake flat route, great benchmark for speed training and marathon build up stage checking'
'Very well organised, lots of parking and toilet facilities. Marshalls very friendly and excellent T-Shirt at the end'
'Slick registration by friendly and efficient volunteers. Good race facilities, plenty of toilets and not a portaloo in sight. More smiley, helpful and very vocal marshals than I have experienced before and a nice tech Tee shirt on completion'
'Organsiation was fantastic with loads of encouraging marshalls on the course. Very impressed!'

Place transfers

Pre-arranged transfers by name substitution will be accepted up until 12:00pm on Sunday 19th January. We will need to be notified of name changes by email by the original owner of the race place to the following email address: chrisgentle45@gmail.com. We will not, however, deal with the transfer of entry cost. This must be pre-arranged by the transferrer and transferee. There will be no entries or transfers on the day.

Unfortunately, due to outlay commitments, we will not be able to refund entrants who are no longer able to make the race.