THREE Argus runners will be among the 1,000 people racing in the Newport half marathon this Sunday.

Reporters Natalie Crockett and Ruth Mansfield will be joined by digital editor Martin Wade in tackling the 13.1-mile route. Natalie and Ruth are using the race as part of their preparation for the Edinburgh marathon on May 26.

Natalie says she hopes the flat course will help beat her personal best of 2hr 10min.

Starting and finishing at Newport International Sports Village, the race is in aid of St David’s Hospice Care.

To see where you can watch the race, go to our Newport half-marathon blog on To join in with our live blog on the day tweet with the #newporthalf.

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