The deadline for the 2017 edition of the Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon is fast approaching – entries for the race will close at midnight on Wednesday 1 March. Half marathon participants are in for a unique experience: organisers confirmed last month that the official race car will be a Massey Ferguson tractor, believed to be a first in the UK.
Organised by Always Aim High Events for Sunday 5 March, the half is renowned for its iconic starting point at the Menai Suspension Bridge on the beautiful island of Anglesey and will include both a 10k race and Junior Dragon’s Dash.
On race day, the tractor will lead runners from the Anglesey side of the Menai Bridge and out through the town towards Beaumaris. It will then take its place near the finish line as runners complete their challenge.
The other section of the course will see runners move along the gorgeous Menai Strait coastline all the way up to Beaumaris. While the route is known to be undulating it is also fast and on mainly traffic-free roads, ideal for anyone looking for an early season PB.
Last year’s event saw over 1,400 runners congregate at the Menai Suspennsion Bridge for what turned out to be a thrilling race. 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.
Registration, which is priced at £30, is available here.