Its status as one of the most picturesque and challenging marathons in the UK means that Snowdonia Marathon Eryri will be a sell-out next year. Demand for the 2019 event was extremely high, with organiser Jayne Lloyd releasing a statement apologising to disappointed applicants.
As well as being one of the most beautiful on the circuit, Snowdonia Marathon is one of the most brutally tough too and therefore appears high on the racing bucket list for many across the world.
The interest leading into the 2019 event was such that many were unable to secure a place this time round. Jayne Lloyd said: “We are very aware that many of you have had issues and may not have gained a place. The traffic at one point trying to gain access was 4000 entrants and this put the entry and payment system under a huge strain.
“The site was showing as sold out in around 10 minutes due to the sheer numbers in the entry process queue exceeding our limit of 2800 runners. I would like to offer my heartfelt apologies as the race co-ordinator for issues experienced and for those that were unable to gain a place this year."
The demanding and spectacular marathon encircles Snowdon, Wales’ and England’s highest peak, and totals 3000m of elevation over 26.2 miles. Last year, in what was the 37th edition of the race, saw Russell Bentley and Anna Bracegirdle claim decisive victories in bright autumn weather.
The 2019 event is scheduled for Saturday 26 October.