3 Feb

Island Race Aims High

Island Race, photo by Ray WoodAlways Aim High Events, organisers of the 2014 Island Race, have announced that entries for March’s event have already surpassed the number of entrants it received last year. Based on the north west coast of Wales, the race, which is also known as the Anglesey Half Marathon, has established a reputation as being one of the more unique events in the UK with a course that starts on Thomas Telford’s historic Menai Bridge.

So far, the Anglesey Half Marathon has attracted over 800 runners, with entries expected to pass the 1200 mark before race day on Sunday 2 March. After leaving the Menai Bridge, the course moves along the coastline of the Menai Strait all the way to the idyllic town of Beaumaris.

Island Race Organisers Always Aim High Events, who are based in North Wales, are keen to ensure the Island Race provides a great day out for everyone involved by offering entertainment en route and post-race.  Event manager Rob Samuel commented: “We are determined to make the Island Race the best day out a runner can have in 2014. Not only will we be organising a terrific running race but we will also be putting a great deal of effort into generating a fun, friendly atmosphere."

Rob added: “At the race there will be live music – including the awesome Menai Bridge Brass Band - to entertain the crowds as well as plenty of other displays and attractions. So if you are thinking of taking part make sure you bring the family and make a day of it!”

With an early spring date, the event is also seen as an ideal training run leading up to the Virgin London Marathon. Entry fee for the race is set at £25. For more information, visit the event website.