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Organisers Hail JCP Swansea Half Marathon A Great Success For The City

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Five thousand runners from 25 different countries took to the streets of Swansea on Sunday 14th June to test their mettle in the second JCP Swansea Half Marathon.

Runners of all abilities joined the sell-out event, from elite athletes to fun runners in head-turning get-ups, in a field which has more than doubled since last year’s inaugural run.

Top Welsh athletes helped to add some star quality to the JCP Swansea Half Marathon, with Commonwealth Games runner Dewi Griffiths and Ellie Davies of Brecon enjoying the new route, taking runners through the heart of Swansea City Centre, along Swansea Bay and back through the Marina – surely one of the most eye-catching half marathons in Britain?

The event’s main sponsor, JCP Solicitors, will put their weight behind next year’s Half Marathon too and the company’s CEO Hayley Davies said she was delighted to see the run had been taken to the hearts of the people of Swansea, who turned out in force to cheer the entrants on.

“The JCP Swansea Half Marathon has already become a real fixture in the calendar, not just for athletes and those taking part, but also for those who turn out in great numbers, and in fine voice, to cheer the runners on.

“We are very proud to add our support to this enjoyable event which raises money for good causes each year and we look forward to backing next year’s run too.”

Race director David Martin-Jewell said: “We are delighted to see another JCP Swansea Half Marathon go so well and it is testament to the quality of the event and the location that the run is drawing some big numbers and some big names, even though it is a relatively new event in the running calendar.

“We believe the JCP Swansea Half Marathon is a real asset to the city and technical director Nick Francis and I would like to give our congratulations to all of the runners who took part this year – we look forward to seeing some of them at the starting line next year too!”