12 May

Get Up To Speed At Swansea

Xempo Pacer Helps Runners At 2015 JCP Swansea Half Marathon

Xempo Race Pacing in association with TomTom will be present for the second consecutive year at the JCP Swansea Half Marathon, helping runners to get their pacing right and achieve their target times on a city centre route. The team of pacers will be easy to spot with their sail flags that correspond to the runners’ bib colours making them an eye-catching feature of this race.

The event takes place on Sunday 26 June with a 9am start for the elites and the first wave of runners followed by the second wave at 9.15am. They follow a fast, flat 13.1-mile course with PB potential that starts in the city centre, goes past Swansea Castle and along a picturesque stretch of Swansea Bay towards Mumbles before heading back to the city centre and the finish. 
This event was awarded silver in the ‘Best Half Marathon’ category at the recent Running Awards ceremony in conjunction with JustGiving. It is increasingly popular with the running community for a variety of positive reasons and is well-liked by charities that benefit from its fundraising efforts. The headline charity partner for this year’s race is Cancer Research Trust UK with Save the Children, British Heart Foundation, Help for Heroes and the Alzheimer’s Society as gold charity partners.     
Xempo is a sportswear design and supply company based in Brentford, Middlesex, who cater to the running and triathlon markets. It's staffed by runners who have created a range of T-shirts based upon the martial arts grading system that celebrates running achievements at 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon distance. They also provide race pacing services as part of their commitment to helping runners achieve their goals. 
There will be pacers for four times from sub 1:30 hours and with 8,000 runners expected on the day, many of these will take advantage of this service to bag that all-precious PB. 
Race director David Martin-Jewell said: “As runners ourselves we know the importance of having pacers at a race and believe it is a valuable addition to the JCP Swansea Half Marathon”. Dan Afshar from Race Pacing echoed this sentiment saying: “We are thrilled to be providing race pacing for this half marathon again which is a fantastic and fast-growing event within the running community”.
To enter, visit the JCP Swansea Half Marathon website.  
Photo courtesy of Dirty Green Trainers.