Four of Wales’ leading mass participation sporting event organisations have joined forces for the first time to help chart a safe return for many of the nation’s favourite races. Those involved in this newly formed group include:
Front Runner Events - organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon, Llanelli half Marathon and the Great Welsh Marathon and half marathon. Run4Wales - who organise the hugely popular Cardiff Half Marathon. Activity Wales Events - who organise the Long Course Weekend and Always Aim High - organisers of the Cardiff Triathlon.
This group (MSO Cymru) has come together to find joint solutions to the problems presented by COVID-19. Between them, the four founder members of MSO Cymru promote the nation’s leading events in swimming, running, cycling, duathlon, triathlon, swim run and walking. Offering sporting opportunities to more that 100,000 participants across the country.
MSO Cymru - is the Mass Participation Sports Organisers group for Wales.
This week marks the 6th anniversary since the launch of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon. The brainchild of local friends and runners Nick Francis and David Martin-Jewell who worked tirelessly to organise the inaugural half marathon for the city of Swansea back in 2014.
The team at Front Runner Events are pleased to announce that following the launch of their very first virtual event that took place during April, almost 800 runners took part. The Great Welsh races that includes a half and full marathon was planned to take place in the beautiful Pembrey Country Park but was postponed like hundreds of others around the UK due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.
The team at Front Runner Events were quick to turn the tables on their event that which was due to take place earlier this month in the beautiful Pembrey Country Park.
As difficult as the situation is that we currently find ourselves in, we all want something to set our sights on and take our minds off what’s going on in the World around us.
With the postponement of our own Great Welsh Marathon and JCP Swansea Half Marathon following the same path as thousands of other events across the UK being postponed due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic,
If like me, you are becoming increasingly frustrated of being told and hearing that we are currently going through unprecedented and uncertain times, then I guess I am not alone.
With all the news around COVID-19 some of you runners may feel nervous about heading outside. We all know there’s nothing better than running with friends but it may not be right for your individual circumstances, so we’ve got some useful ideas of home workouts thanks to our training partners realbuzz.com.
With the continued and rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, we’ve seen many events being postponed or cancelled. So, it’s with a heavy heart and utter disappointment that we’re letting you know we also have to do the same and postpone next month’s Great Welsh races.
As of today (11.03.2020) We (Front Runner Events) are continuing to closely monitor developments relating to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).