The Lliswerry 8: 'flattest on the planet!'
The final race start list has now been uploaded on the rce entry page. This includes all entries and transfers.
We wish all those running a good run and hope you enjoy the race!
The race is now sold out. We will not be running an official waiting list. We will, however, accept pre-arranged transfers by name substitution up until 12:00pm on Wednesday 22nd January. We must be notified of name changes by email by the original owner of the race place to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 2013 saw a record entry of over 680 runners of all capabilities. We would be delighted to break that record in 2014!
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!'