UPDATE: Newport's marathon cancelled due to lack of funds, say organisers

UPDATE: Newport's marathon cancelled due to lack of funds, say organisers

Newport's marathon cancelled

Newport's marathon cancelled

Newport's marathon cancelled

First published in News South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

NEWPORT Marathon was cancelled this year due to a lack of funds, organisers said.

Nicola Shaw said the run due to take place next month had to be put off because she could not raise the £1,000 start-up costs.

Mrs Shaw, of Rogerstone, who launched the event in the city for the first time last year with her husband William and other family members, said there was also a lack of interest from volunteers needed to marshal the route.

She said 35 people who had paid either £30 to run the full marathon or £20 to complete a half marathon would soon receive their entry cheques back in the post.

A statement on the event's Twitter page at @newport_run reads: "Sad news folks. It is with huge regret and disappointment that the Newport Marathon has been cancelled this year."

A second read: "Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last two years. Fingers crossed we will bounced back bigger and better."

A banner spread across the Newport Marathon website simply states that the event, due to take place in the city on Sunday October 28, will not go ahead but does not give any information as to the reason why.

Did you run in last year's marathon? Are you disappointed it has been cancelled?

Send your views to natalie.crockett@southwalesargus.co.uk or publish them below.

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11:49pm Mon 3 Sep 12

papa says...

Just say that the marathon will be around the Celtic Manor and the council will fill your boots up with cash! Sorry should have said trainers.
Just say that the marathon will be around the Celtic Manor and the council will fill your boots up with cash! Sorry should have said trainers. papa
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7:50am Tue 4 Sep 12

Mervyn James says...

With Wales as fat as the USA, they need a good run !
With Wales as fat as the USA, they need a good run ! Mervyn James
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1:38pm Tue 4 Sep 12

runner01 says...

i am gutted that this event has been cancelled. this was my first ever marathon and i was looking forward to running it again.its a shame more poeple didnt support Mr and Mrs Shaw from the start instead of leaving it till it was too late.
i am gutted that this event has been cancelled. this was my first ever marathon and i was looking forward to running it again.its a shame more poeple didnt support Mr and Mrs Shaw from the start instead of leaving it till it was too late. runner01
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10:22am Wed 5 Sep 12

DominicS says...

The local club running community seriously tried their best to advise but unfortunately this kind of thing was a common tale of the event http://www.newtonabb
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story.html
The local club running community seriously tried their best to advise but unfortunately this kind of thing was a common tale of the event http://www.newtonabb otpeople.co.uk/Trott ers-%20lost-dead-end -Newport-marathon/st ory-13742831-detail/ story.html DominicS
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