The Jones o Gymru Anglesey Half Marathon once again proved why it is a unique event with over 1,400 runners congregating at the Menai Suspension Bridge for Sunday’s (6 March) festivities. 2015 champion Alun Vaughan successfully defended his title – and managed a PB in the process – while Hannah Oldroyd set a course record as she finished top in the women’s competition.
Commonly regarded as the ‘most beautiful half marathon in the UK’, the race saw runners enjoy a start point on the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge on the beautiful island of Anglesey, before moving along the gorgeous Menai Strait coastline all the way up to Beaumaris with Snowdonia as a dramatic backdrop.
Eryri Harrier Vaughan, winner at last month’s Rhyl 10, continued his fine form to secure top place in 1:09:43 – an impressive jump in his time from last year (1:11:21) – with Callum Rowlinson second in 1:10:10 and Steffan Sayer third (1:12:47).
In the women’s field, Hannah Oldroyd was a comprehensive winner in 1:21:30, with Elliw Haf her closest competitor in 1:32:22. Carla Green rounded off the top trio of female competitors, crossing the line in 1:33:14.
In addition to the half marathon, Over 300 local children took part in the Anglesey Half Marathon Dragon’s Dash, which was organised by Anglesey County Council’s Sports Development Unit.
Registration details for the 2017 race are available at race organisers Always High Events website.