Event management company Front Runner Events have announced that they will take-over the organisation of the Port Talbot Half Marathon
The event, set in the idyllic setting of Glyncorrwg in the Afan Valley, was originally created 6 years ago by Port Talbot Harriers.
The next event is due to take place on Sunday 14th August 2022.
Front Runner Events organise several other race events across the region, including the Swansea Half Marathon, the Llanelli Half Marathon and the Gorseinon 10k.
The company say that as a trail race event, the addition of the Port Talbot Half Marathon to their events calendar will provide a new opportunity for the Welsh road race specialists, as they extend their event delivery services in the sector.
David Martin-Jewell, managing director at Front Runner Events said: “We are excited to bring the Port Talbot Half into the Front Runner Events portfolio. This great event has done so much good for the growth of the Port Talbot Harriers.
“Having such strong community links and backing, we are keen to continue and build on the fantastic work that has been done since the event began in 2016.”
Tash Smith, Race Director said: “This is a new type of event for us and it’s wonderful that we now have a trail race to offer our runners. We will have a lot of dialogue with the Harriers over the coming weeks and months as we look to reflect the community spirit of this great race.
“The Harriers want to remain an active and key part of the event planning and delivery. We hope that we will be able to help them to upskill and strengthen the knowledge and experience of their volunteers to assist with the delivery of their other events.”
Bernie Henderson, Chairman of Port Talbot Harriers said: “Port Talbot Harriers are delighted to partner with Front Runner Events to enable the ever-popular Port Talbot Half Marathon to be reinstated into the annual race calendar.
“FRE will keep the unique challenge of this event and embrace our intentions to keep this as a very affordable community event. They will bring their experience and expertise of organising larger races while we will provide the detailed knowledge of this event in this community and support with our volunteer base.
“Together we hope to secure this unique event in the spectacular environment of the Afan Valley for many years to come.”
(Lead image: Front Runner Events)
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