Commonwealth Marathon - Come and join the party!
The start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is only two weeks away, and one of the first events will be the marathon on the morning of Saturday 30th July. Dewi Griffiths, Natasha Cockram, and Clara Evans will be representing Wales and we want them to have as much support as possible on the course!
We have picked our spot - the runners will go past four times on the two lap course and we'll be setting up a' cheering station'. We would love to see you there! Bring your flags, banners, face paints and be ready to make some noise!
Putting together her last preparations ahead of the race, Natasha highlights how important spectators and fans are.
“I can’t wait to pull on the Welsh vest and represent the country. I always aim to leave everything out on the course but when representing the country, especially in front of home supporters, somehow it gives you that extra boost to dig even deeper”
Whilst Clara also recognises the role supporters can have on her performance.
“Welsh supporters are always the most passionate so it's going to be fantastic to get their support out on the course. In the marathon, it always gets tough, so hopefully they can give me a lift when I need it.”
Para Men: 07:00
Para Women: 07:03
Men: 09:00 (Dewi Griffiths will be running for Wales)
Cheering Station Location
The location is on the grass opposite the Selly Park Tavern on Pershore Rd, Selly Oak, B29 7HQ.
Full Marathon Route
The Birmingham 2022 Marathon is made up of distinct sections. An 18km loop which all athletes will complete twice. Starting at Smithfield, the athletes will head south out of the city towards Bournville.
This is followed by a 6.2km section through the city centre, which finishes in Victoria Square, the location for the Town Hall and the Council House.
Travel - Subsidised Coach
It would be great to see club groups and supporters coming up to support our runners!
To help people attend, we are subsidising a coach leaving from Llandaff Rugby Club, Cardiff at 5.30am to arrive in Birmingham near the Welsh Athletics cheering station on the Marathon route where there will be a marquees, flags, water etc, The coach will leave Birmingham around 3pm and arrive back in Cardiff around 5.30pm.
We hope to see you there!
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