runningDust off those old running shoes and get involved with one of the most enjoyable endurance events throughout the north of Wales.

If you have a penchant for sightseeing as well as staying motivated and fit, this occasion could be just the right time to do both. Situated on the Isle of Anglesey and taking in some of the most stunning sights of Menai Bridge, it’s hotly-anticipated for the 2nd of March.

Any visitor to the island will know that it’s charmingly tranquil with much of the natural landscape remaining the same it’s always been. There are fewer places finer to hold a half-marathon than Anglesey and with the added incentive of no traffic throughout, it is an open road for you to test your limits on.

The route encompasses many of the fantastic views of the area and grants you the opportunity to see Beaumaris Castle. As the halfway point for the race, you’ll then be tasked with making the return journey in the opposite direction – bound to be both thrilling yet challenging for all entrants.

Always Aim High are one of the most esteemed organisers for events such like these and it would not be a stretch to say that they’re the best people for the job as they are constantly holding occasions like The Island Race all year round. Other upcoming trials of your endurance include the Gran Fondo Conwy, the Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon, the Big Welsh Trail, the Etape Eryi, the Anglesy Sandman Triathlon and finally, the Snowman triathlon.

Event Manager Rob Samuel on The Island Race: “We are determined to make the Island Race the best day out a runner can have in 2014. Not only will we be organising a terrific running race but we will also be putting a great deal of effort into generating a fun, friendly atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy. At the race there will be live music – including the awesome Menai Bridge Brass Band – to entertain the crowds as well as plenty of other displays and attractions.”

Click here if you’d like to enter the race in March but act fast as the number of entrants has been at a record high already!

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