The Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k
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Speed over the spectacular Menai Suspension Bridge in the Anglesey Half Marathon and 10k. Perfect for runners of all stripes, the course tracks the coastal road toward Beaumaris Castle. Come for the stunning surroundings or for the chance to clock a quick time.
10k, Dragon Dash, and Half Marathon
Sun 6th Mar 2022
Bangor, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
Based on 2,500 participants
Based on location and reviews
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Menai Bridge, A5, Bangor LL57 2HZ, UK
Half Marathon:8:00am |
The North-Western Welsh town of Menai Bridge provides a truly stunning backdrop for this race. Participants will speed across the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge - completely traffic free - and out along the coastal road toward Beaumaris Castle.
The course is naturally undulating, however is renowned as a fast course. The current course record is **67:23.
Alongside the Half Marathon and 10k will be a Junior Dragon's Dash, which will start from the famous Menai Bridge. This race is open for 5 - 14 year olds.
Organiser route images
- Finisher's Medal
- Finisher's T-Shirt
- Chip-timed results.
- Event Village Facilities including food vendors, secure bag drop, massage, and family entertainment
- Fully-marked and marshalled route
- Incredible support around the course
- Energy stations around the course (including water and sports nutrition) - located at approx 3 miles, 6 miles, 9 miles, and 11 miles.
- Emergency support
- Sweep support vehicle
How to get there
Menai Bridge, A5, Bangor LL57 2HZ, UKGet full directions
Easily accessible from many of the main motorways, the race is located just off junction 8a on the A55, Expressway and can be reached within a couple of hours if you’re travelling from the North West. There will be plenty of race day parking available at the nearby David Hughes School and Bangor City Football Club.
The nearest train station can be found in Bangor and is just 1.7 miles away from the start line. London Euston, Birmingham International, and Manchester Piccadilly are all served by excellent links to Bangor.
Train Links (all times are approx. and from National Rail)
London Euston – Bangor: 3hr 15
Birmingham New Street – Bangor: 3hr 00
Manchester Piccadilly – Bangor: 3 hr 10
Chester – Bangor: 1hr 30
Important Travel Information
The road between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris (A545) will be closed to traffic from 08.30 am and re-opens at 12.30. For this reason, there will be a strict cut-off at 11.15 am at Gallows Point in Beaumaris (approx. 10 miles).
The Menai Bridge itself will also be closed between 8.30 am and 10.00 am so you will need to use the Britannia Bridge. There will be a well-signposted diversion for those not familiar to the area.
PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 15 MINUTES TO WALK TO THE START.
Event day logistics
07:00 - 07:40: Half-Marathon Race pack collection
07:40 - 08:20 10k & Dragon Dash Race pack collection
08:00: Half Marathon starts
08:20: Dragon Dash starts
08:40: 10km starts
11:00 Gallows point 10 mile cut-off time
11:00 Approx Prize Giving
Times are subject to change. Full registration and race pack collection details will be available closer to the date of the event.
Runners arriving at Gallows Point (approx. 10 miles) after 11:00 will not be permitted to continue in the race.
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the event in order to complete the registration process.
Prize categories for the Anglesey Half Marathon are as follows:
- Top 5 Finisher's
- V40 & V45: Top 3 Finisher's
- V50 & V55: Top 2 Finisher's
- V60, V65, V70: 1st Finisher
Always Aim High Events
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Always Aim High Events was founded in 2010 by Tim Lloyd and Nigel 'Kenny' Kendrick. The first event was the now iconic Slateman Triathlon 2011 attracting just over 400 competitors (it now regularly exceeds 1,000), with a vision that included the Snowman and Sandman - the three events which now make up the Adventure Triathlon Series. From that one event we now host 34 all inclusive events over 9 weekends, with many more planned for 2019 and beyond. In 2015 Always Aim High Community Events was set up as a not for profit organisation to help with engaging with and hosting local community events. At Always Aim High we are extremely proud about delivering the UK's ultimate triathlon, cycling, running and swimming challenges in the most beautiful and iconic locations that we can find. From epic mountain, coastal and city triathlons, to breathtaking cycle sportives which cover the length and bredth of Snowdonia, there's something for everyone at Always Aim High Events!
Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along and create a great race day atmosphere.
This event is famed for the epic crowds lining the Suspension Bridge and it would be fantastic to see as many of you out supporting the athletes as possible.
Is there an age limit for The Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k?
The minimum age on the day is 17 years for the Half Marathon and 15 for the 10K.
Will there be onsite catering at The Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k?
Hot and cold refreshments/food will be available to purchase at the end of the race for both runners and supporters.
Are there cut-off points for The Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k?
There is a strict cut-off of 11:10 at the Gallows Point. If participants have not reached this stage by then, they will be removed from the race.
Such a stunning course with amazing views of the sea. The run also goes past a castle. Really well ran event and very friendly atmosphere. Would recommend!
5.0Did the Half Marathon in 2021
The organisers had to battle with the storm forecasts and consequently changed the route just 24 hours before the start. It was certainly more challenging than I had expected but really pleased they avoided a potential cancellation of the event.
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
I had never done a half marathon before but I was made to feel very welcome from registration to running over the finish line. The whole event was well organized and the course was amazing. The views were incredible and the support from local spectators was immense and I look forward to doing this event again soon
Did the Half Marathon in 2016
Absolutely loved it. Clean air, safe course overlooking the sea . Was able to be near friends during the event
Did the Half Marathon in 2017
Ran my first Anglesey Half back in 2017 with some friends. Now the weather wasn’t great but in all honesty it didn’t make any difference whatsoever! Stunning course, amazing scenery and a quick course too! I’ve run 18 Half’s and this is still the seconds fastest I’ve ever run a Half Marathon. The start on Menai Bridge really is something else too. Couldn’t recommend this higher as a ‘must do’! You won’t regret it!..........Roll on my second attempt in a few weeks :)
Did the Half Marathon in 2017
I have run this half marathon twice, 2nd time with a pb. It's a stunning start on the Menai bridge with a steep downhill start which levels out into one of my favourite half marathon courses. Highly recommended.
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Way back in 2017, I ran this event with 3 mates and it was absolutely superb! The rain came down from start to finish and at one point I could have done with a canoe rather than a pair of running shoes but it still couldn't take the shine off a brilliant day. The course is amazing with stunning views as you run down towards Beaumaris before coming back on yourself to a heroes welcome back in Menai Bridge. There were loads of spots out on the course as well for my partner and my 2 little uns to cheer us on - they made painted signs with "Go Daddy Go!" written all over them! One of the best things in the world ever, FACT! I had other runners asking me if I was Daddy and telling me to "Go, Daddy Go!!" - and to top it all I ran my fastest ever half marathon! The support from the crowd and the volunteers was awesome and I was so chuffed when I crossed that line. There was loads of food at the feed stations throughout the course too - although it was a shame to see so many cups in the bins back then. The t-shirt and medal were brilliant too, I even got a massive bag of crisps which is always a winner!Without a doubt a day I will never forget and an achievement that will stay with me forever
Did the Half Marathon in 2017
Sole representative for Widnes Running Club - parking was easy to find & bag drop/collection quick & easy. Really pleasant route (even with the horrid weather!) & enjoyed the profile of the course. Marshals were great & race was really well organised overall. Have already recommended it to several & will definitely return in the future, 10/10!
5.0Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Absolutely amazing event... Well organized friendly and supportive Marshalls and just such a beautiful scenic route
5.0Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Loved the event - though first mile or so the route was too cramped on narrow lane.Splitting hairs - but better to keep moving immediately after finish where drinks and oranges welcome but slowish queue
3.7Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Ask a question
Find out more from members of the community who did the event last year, or those signed up.
Is your question about booking your place?
Is there any possibility of obtaining a 10k place if someone drops out on the day or beforehand? Thanks Pete
Hi there. The best think to do would be to contact the event organiser to see whether they have a waiting list - T: 01248 723553. Best of luck!
On the race day I see it says you can’t wear headphones why not?
Hello, would love some info on best places for spectators / family to views the race & info on how difficult, or not, it is for them to get around
Hi there. The best places to watch are here - In Beaumaris on the green - spectators will see their loved ones twice On the Menai Suspension bridge by the Tafarn y Bont pub - spectators can see their loved ones start then head down to the finish line. The pub will be open Teas, Coffees, and bacon rolls too :-) The finish line at When Car Park - spectators will see their loved ones twice. There are many other places along the route but these are particularly nice spots Hope this helps
Are there distance markers and if so are these in Km or miles
Hi there. Just to let you know that there will be distance markers and they will be in miles not km.
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