Lliswerry 8 2018



Lliswerry 8 - Statement from Fabian4 regarding the problems entering the 2018 Lliswerry 8 Race
"We offer our apology for the difficulties faced by entrants to the Lliswerry 8 Race on Friday 1st December
We have handled several high demand events in the past without any problems, and so it is with deep regret that we were unable to do the same on this occasion. This was due to the exceptional demand on top of peak time entries for other races we had live at the time.
Within the first hour our system became jammed with over 3000 requests. Our initial fix for this unfortunately triggered a secondary problem linked with the payment system which took us more time to resolve. We appreciate the frustration that this must have caused and have now implemented a permanent fix to our systems which should prevent recurrence. 
Once again, we apologise most sincerely for the lack of service to Lliswerry Runners and the frustration it caused to race entrants and we wish you all a Happy Christmas and some good running before the big day on 28th January 2018
Adrian Moir

Lliswerry 8 news:
Firstly, apologies to everyone who has issues trying to register for our race. Following issues last year we changed our entry system company but it appears that the popularity of the race managed to break their systems also. Not much consolation but we were equally frustrated with the situation. 
After numerous conversations with the entry company, I believe the current situation is this:
That race is full. There are some who have paid but are not on the entry list as it could not keep pace. Some have been placed on the waiting list. If you have confirmation of actual payment ( not preauthorised payment for waiting list) then you have a place. 
I have been assured that the entry list will be fully up to date by 1800 Sunday. 
Again, apologies for the problems you experienced but we had no control over the situation. We do, however have control over the race and can promise you a great day with great support, great marshals and great cake!!

Enter here: http://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=1895


IMPORTANT: Final date for race place transfers, name changes or alterations is midnight Sunday 21st January. There will be no changes after this as the timing chips will be ordered and allocated to runners. Runners can change their own details and make their own transfers via the Fabian4 race entry page.

A live entry list can also be found on the entry page.

Sunday 28th January 2018 at 11:30


The 2018 Lliswerry 8 road race will take place at 11:30am on Sunday 28th January 2018


Pre-arranged transfers by name substitution will be accepted up until 12:00pm on Sunday 21n January. We must be notified of name changes by email by the original owner of the race place to the following email address: chrisgentle45@gmail.com. We will not, however, deal with the transfer of entry cost. This must be pre-arranged by the transferrer and transferee. There will be no entries or transfers on the day.

Unfortunately, due to outlay commitments, we will not be able to refund entrants who are no longer able to make the race.


For the last 30+ years Lliswerry Runners have organised the Lliswerry 8 mile road race around the lanes of Goldcliff and Nash villages on the edge of Newport. Since it was first held in 1985 entries have grown steadily and 2017 saw a record entry after the race limit was raised to 850 runners with the race limit reached within a few days of the entries opening. We would be delighted to have a full race again in 2018!  Entries will be on line only and will open on 1st December.

For some runners, the Lliswerry 8 is used as a time trial race leading up to spring marathon season. For others, it's a chance to run their first road race knowing that the course is not too demanding. It is, afterall, "the flattest on the planet!" Everyone has their own target, from those at those at the sharp end to those just starting out.

The race is a very popular early season event. We believe this is because:

  • it's a great race
  • it's a great course
  • it's well organised
  • the marshals are inspiring

....But don't take our word for it. Here are some runner's testimonials taken from Runners World:

'Never fails to deliver a well organised event always a pleasure'
'Smoothly organised, good value and very well marshalled, a friendly bunch those Lliswerry runners'
'This race is impressive on so many counts - and it keeps getting better'
'Lliswerry runners, marshalls, volunteers are some of the happiest and smiliest around. Almost pancake flat route, great benchmark for speed training and marathon build up stage checking'
'Very well organised, lots of parking and toilet facilities. Marshalls very friendly and excellent T-Shirt at the end'
'Slick registration by friendly and efficient volunteers. Good race facilities, plenty of toilets and not a portaloo in sight. More smiley, helpful and very vocal marshals than I have experienced before and a nice tech Tee shirt on completion'
'Organsiation was fantastic with loads of encouraging marshalls on the course. Very impressed!'

...but don't take their word for it... come and see for yourself!