For the last 29 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 2015 saw a record entry with the race limit of 700 runners reached several days before the event.
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.
We are proud to announce that, once again, the Lliswerry 8 is part of the Welsh Athletics Run Wales Series. We believe this is because:
- it's a great race
- it's a great course
- it's well organised
- the marshals are inspiring
- and the race T shirt isn't bad either....