26.2 Reasons To Run A Marathon

How to bounce back from injury

If you’re an avid runner, the chances are you’ve come across a niggling injury at least once. It’s part and parcel of the hobby we love! Coming back from an injury isn’t easy, we appreciate. That’s why we’ve put together some of our best tips for bouncing back even better than before, and not suffering

Barriers for women’s running, and possible solutions

When Cardiff University conducted research into women’s running, they came across fantastic benefits associated to running including a boost to physical and mental health, improved wellbeing and reduced anxiety. The study also uncovered a number of barriers to the growth and sustainability of women’s running. We knew this might be the case when we noticed

5K Training Tips From Welsh Olympian Steve Brace

Steve Brace is a former long-distance runner from Bridgend, Wales. He represented GB in the men’s marathon at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympic Games and is a former winner of both the Paris and Berlin Marathon. His PB is 2:10:35 (Houston Marathon 1996). Steve is now Head of Event Delivery at R4W, and Race

Get Inspired By The Cardiff Half Record Breakers

In 2017, the Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon field was made up of a strong elite field looking to set the fastest times ever record at the event – but it wasn’t just the professional athletes looking to break records. Many runners, known as the Cardiff Half Record Breakers, set out to put their names

Get inspired by the #WhyWeRun Campaign

The 2019 Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon was a special day for us at R4W, marking the first time that the majority of those signed up to our flagship event were female. To celebrate the rise of women’s running, we launched the #WhyWeRun campaign alongside Cardiff University, Run Wales and Women’s Health Magazine. The campaign

A Complete Guide To Summer Training

We know that some of our events require training through the summer, like the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon, or even take place in the summer itself – such as the Ogi Porthcawl 10K and ABP Barry Island 10K. We know that’s not always easy, especially if you’re new to running. To help you along the

Cold Weather Training

As you prepare for Spring and racing season, we’re going to give you some essential know-hows and tips to help you through winter in order to best prepare for your next event. 1) Find the motivation Undoubtedly the toughest part of winter running is getting out of the front door. With a long-distance event looming,

26.2 Reasons To Run A Marathon

If you ever questioned whether or not you could complete a marathon, we’ve got all the answers – and it’s good news. The ABP Newport Wales Marathon is our longest race event, boasting a uniquely flat and fast course, and we’ve outlined all 26.2 reasons why it could be your race! 1 – Because it’s a