Lliswerry 8 2020 Introduction

2020 Lliswerry 8

Sunday 26th January 2020, starts 11:30am

Race entries now CLOSED!

For 35 years Lliswerry Runners have organised the Lliswerry 8 mile road race around lanes of Goldcliff and Nash villages on the edge of Newport. Since it was first held entries have grown steadily and in 2017 the race limit was raised to 850 which sold within a few hours of entries opening. We'd love to allow more but the area cannot cope with the parking & traffic.

In 2019 we sought to minimise the environmental impact of the race & will continue to do so in the 2020 race and beyond.

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 the sharp end to those just starting out.

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!'

Place transfers

Pre-arranged transfers by name substitution will be accepted up until 12:00pm on Sunday 19th January via the website of our service provider HERE.

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