Race Date: Sunday 24th June 2018
Swansea half marthon sounds like a good, PB friendly course. Here’s what our very own Jo Carnie had to say about it.
“It was a very well organised race, lots of water, gels, pacers, and flat. Just very hot of course, and running along the seafront there was no shade”.
What makes this race extra special was the fact that it was aiming to be a world record race for having the most type 1 diabetes sufferers running in one event. Which, (despite sounding like a health and safety nightmare) is totally incredible – especially given the heat. The event finished without mishap – so massive kudos to all the runners who both had to tackle a tough distance in hot conditions, but also had to navigate controlling blood sugar – tricky to say the least. Guiness contacted the organiser to say world record attempts can’t be based on illness or disability, but I for one think this is a huge achievement (I think there were around 80 diabetics).
The race was won by Matt Clowes of Cardiff AAC in 1:04:43.4, first lady home was Tracy Barlow of Thames Valley Harriers in 1:13:51.0. One Strider ran the race, well done!
More info and results here.