Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon to be shown live on BBC Wales

Cardiff Half Marathon

The Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon is the 5th race in the runbritain Grand Prix and will be televised live on BBC Wales for the first time in the event’s history – a significant milestone in the growth of the UK’s 2nd largest half marathon.

BBC Wales will show almost three hours of exclusive coverage of the event on Sunday 4 October, following an exciting new agreement with event organisers Run 4 Wales.

Matt Newman, Chief Executive of organisers Run 4 Wales, commented: “This is another exciting step in the development of the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon and confirms our place as one of the UK’s premier road races.

“We are delighted to welcome BBC Wales television on board for what we are sure will be another spectacular event.

“Comprehensive live coverage will showcase the very best of what Cardiff and the surrounding areas have to offer thanks to the iconic route which takes in all of the capital’s major landmarks.

“Live TV will enhance the whole event experience for runners and spectators and thanks to the BBC’s innovative media coverage friends and family will have every opportunity to see someone they know on screen.”

In addition to the live coverage a Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon highlights programme will be aired in the evening.

The Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon is the 5th race in the runbritain Grand Prix and also incorporates the British Championships and the trials for the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon that will  also be held in Cardiff, next March.

Around 1,500 runners signed up for the inaugural event in 2003 and this has grown to more than 20,000 runners of all levels and abilities from those looking for selection to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the World Half Marathon Championships and take top points in the Grand Prix to those who are running for a personal challenge and aiming to get around the course.

Allan Griffiths, Lloyds Bank Regional Ambassador for Wales said “The Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon is a key highlight in the athletics sporting calendar and regularly attracts over 20,000 runners.

“The BBC live TV coverage provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase this spectacular event and the city of Cardiff. We are very proud to be a part of it.”