The Lliswerry 8 Mile Road Race: 'flattest on the planet!'

the flattest race on the planet

Sunday 25th January 2015 at 11:30







The 2015 Lliswerry 8 road race will take place at 11:30am on Sunday 25th January 2015


Entry for the 2015 race will be available from 1 October.  Postal entries received after 31 December will not be accepted however online entry will continue until 20th January or the race entry of 700 is reached, whichever comes first.  

This year's prizes are supplied by Run and Become. We would like to thank them for supplying the prizes!

Pre-arranged transfers by name substitution will be accepted up until 12:00pm on Sunday 18th January. We must be notified of name changes by email by the original owner of the race place to the following email address: 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.


For the last 28 years Lliswerry Runners have organised the Lliswerry 8 mile road race around the lanes of Goldcliff and Nash villages on the edge of Newport. Since it was first held in 1985 entries have grown steadily and 2014 saw a record entry with the race limit of  700 runners reached several days before the event.  Despite torrential rain over 600 runners completed the race. We would be delighted to have a full race again in 2015!

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 those at the sharp end to those just starting out.

We are proud to announce that, once again, the Lliswerry 8 is part of the Welsh Athletics Run Wales Series. We believe this is because:

  • it's a great race
  • it's a great course
  • it's well organised
  • the marshals are inspiring
  • and the race T shirt isn't bad either....

....But don't take our word for it. 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!'

.....But don't take their word for it. Click the race entry page and come and see for yourself!



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