THE race to register for the Lake Vyrnwy Half-Marathon begins today, Tuesday, when entries for the 2011 event become available.
The half-marathon on September 11, has been staged every year since 1988 except for 2008 following the death of its founder, Doug Morris.
For the past two years the race has been organised by Doug's widow, Margaret, with the help of her family and the Oswestry Olympians, but 2011 sees new race director, Janet Roberts, take the helm, and who says she is delighted to be organising the race in her home village.
"In beautiful countryside the Lake Vyrnwy Half-Marathon stands out as one of the prettiest races" says Janet "and being mainly flat it gives runners an excellent chance to get a personal best. "The Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon is regularly voted by runners as one of the friendliest races in the calendar and we like to think this is because the race is basically managed by the local people of Llanwddyn. There is a 'home-made' feeling about Lake Vyrnwy which runners do not always find in other races," she added.
Because of its popularity, Jan says she urges people to register early: "Registration is limited to 1,900 and every year we have to disappoint hundreds of applicants, so the sooner people apply the better." she said. Application forms are available online at www.lakevyrnwyhalfmarathon.com