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A Race Director's Perspective - running is more than just a hobby!

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Race Director, David Martin-Jewell is involved with the following eventsLlanelli Half Marathon, Great Welsh Marathon / Great Welsh Half Marathon, JCP Swansea Half Marathon and the Cardiff Met Cardiff 10K. He offers his thoughts on the COVID-19 Pandemic and the chaos sweeping through the world of Road Racing:

If like me, you are becoming increasingly frustrated of being told and hearing that we are currently going through unprecedented and uncertain times, then I guess I am not alone. This statement is not intended to undermine the importance of the situation, rather to express frustration with the potential circumstances we are likely to face in the coming days. With daily suggestions and guidance being provided by governments in the UK and across the globe, some which still requires detail, and some would say, the guidance needs to be firmer, I really feel that we are lost at sea in a directionless boat.

Enjoy the journey

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The Belfast City Marathon was scheduled to take place this Sunday. For those that had been targeting the event, training plans and sessions will have changed and each will be coping with these changes in their own way. Eoghan Totten (handicap -4.4) is part of the Marathon Potential 2024 programme run by Athletics Northern ireland and supported by the Belfast City Marathon.  Here he writes to those who were due to run in Belfast and reminds us that "we runners are resilient".

A guide to flying with a disability

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While most of us regularly fly with minimal inconvenience it can be more challenging if you have a disability. Tyra Sullivan has shared with us some links and advice that may be useful, especially if we know of someone with a  disability about to embark on a flight.