Gethin Jones to start 2015 Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon

Gethin Jones

Television and radio presenter, Gethin Jones, has been unveiled as the official race starter for this year’s Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon, which incorporates the 5th race in the runbritain Grand well as the British Championships and the trials for the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon that will also be held in Cardiff, next March.

Jones will fire the starting pistol at 9am on Sunday 4 October when Wales’ largest mass participation event takes place in the capital. Runners of all levels, from the elite, looking for maximum points in the Grand Prix and a place in the GB & NI team, to those aiming to complete the 13.1 mile distance, will make the journey past Cardiff’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings.

More than 20,000 runners have already signed up for this year’s race with the final number of entrants expected to get close to 2014’s record of 21,124.

Gethin Jones commented: “I’m excited about the opportunity to start the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon this year and set in motion thousands of runners on their own personal journeys.

“The participants have all been inspired to run for different reasons, whether personal fitness challenges, athletic goals, or to fundraise for the many charitable good causes that are supported and receive hundreds of thousands of pounds as a result of runner fundraising each year.

“This is the biggest mass participation event in Wales and it will be a sight to behold as runners of all ages and abilities take to the streets of Cardiff.

“I’d encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the atmosphere at this fantastic event. My best wishes and good luck to all the amazing runners.”

Jones will be attending the event on behalf of title sponsor Lloyds Bank. As Charity of the Year for Lloyds Bank, BBC Children in Need will be amongst the charities to benefit from the event.