Delight at Newport Half Marathon Success
Participants and volunteers have been praised by organisers for making the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon a rousing success. Organisers at St David’s Hospice Care - for whom thousands of pounds have been raised through the efforts of runners last Sunday - are “delighted” at the how the event was supported by city residents and businesses including Basepoint Chepstow who are the centre's nominated charity.
St David’s director of fundraising and lottery Kris Broome said the focus now is on finding ways to make the event “bigger and better”. “We’d like to get more partners, more runners, involved. It was a fantastic day and the support on the streets was amazing,” he said.
“We want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all those who volunteered their time to make sure everything went to plan. “St Julian’s School for instance, provided us with 100 volunteers, which along the Caerleon Road section made a huge difference.
“We hope we’ve got people inspired to take part next year, and I’d ask everyone to make a note of the date - Sunday, March 4 2018.” This year also saw a new event - the Friars Walk Family Fun Run - set up to complement the half marathon, and to enable families to get involved.
Basepoint Chepstow supported the event through the the provision of water stations along the route. Centre Manager Ian Mitchell comments, "It was great to be involved in such a well organised event with so many participants enjoying an excellent day for the whole family. Congratulations to Kris and his team on a fabulous event!"