2024 Race Report

Returning for its 13th edition, the Jones o Gymru Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k was back this weekend with perfect race conditions.

With snow-capped mountains framing the Menai Straits, over 1400 enthusiastic runners gathered to take part in this iconic race, setting the stage for an exhilarating event.

The race, known for attracting a diverse range of participants, from beginners to seasoned competitors, as well as young athletes in the RibRide Dragon’s Dash junior races, showcased the spirit of camaraderie and athleticism that defines the UK running calendar.

The festivities kicked off with the Jones o Gymru Anglesey Half Marathon, starting at 9:00am. Nearly 800 eager runners assembled at the start line on Wood Street, brimming with anticipation for course ahead. The 10K athletes set off at 9:30am with the Dragon's Dash following at 9:40 with equal enthusiasm!

The route, renowned for its scenic beauty and varied terrain, provides a scenic course for participants. From winding coastal paths to undulating hills, runners navigate through a landscape adorned with the natural splendor of Anglesey. Despite the chilly weather, the stunning vistas of snow-capped mountains over the Menai Straits served as a majestic backdrop, inspiring runners to push through towards the finish line.

As the race unfolded, competitors showcased their resilience and determination, fueled by the support of spectators lining the route and fellow runners pushing each other towards their personal bests and crossing the finish line with a sense of accomplishment and triumph, their efforts rewarded by the cheers of spectators and the satisfaction of completing the iconic Jones o Gymru Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k.

In the half marathon George Ravenhall of North Leeds Fell Runners lead the Open category race from the start, being chased by last year's winner Ifan Dafydd throughout. George Held on to finish in 1:11:29, Ifan in 1:12:15 followed by Sam Griffiths in 1:14:02.

The Female half marathon category was won comfortably by Emma Alofs of Cybi Striders, who maintained her lead throughout, despite being chased strongly by Naomi Wright & Eleri Wright of Rehdwyr Hebog. Emma finished in 1:29:25, with Naomi taking second place in 1:30:43 & Eleri third in 1:33:07.

The 10K Open ctegory was won by Lloyd Willaims in 34:59, nearl a minute ahead of his Cybi Striders clubmate Ryan Robers, who finished in 35:51. Third place went to Alastair Canaway of North Wales Road Runners in 37:08.

The Female Category was a hard-fought race, taken confidently by Eryri Harriers' Tilly Edwards in 39:45, followed by Lydia Sharpe in 40:33; third place went to Orla Healy of Moyne Athletic Club in 42:08.

As the sun set on another memorable edition of the race, participants departed with a sense of pride and accomplishment, carrying with them the memories of a challenging yet rewarding experience on Anglesey's stunning coast. So until next year, we look forward to returning to the breathtaking landscapes and vibrant community spirit of the Jones o Gymru Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k.

Tim Lloyd, Director of Always Aim High Events, said: “We always look forward to the Jones o Gymru Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k, and welcoming so many runners from near and far to this beautiful part of the world. We were sad not to be able to have our usual Suspension Bridge start but it was amazing to see the great atmosphere on the high street this year.

We’d like to thank all of the race partners, in particular the headline sponsor, Jones o Gymru, and Anglesey County Council for their continued support. A huge thank you to Robin Williams the Mayor of Menai bridge who came our to start the race as well as all of the local communities of Menai Bridge and Beaumaris that turned out to support the runners around the course.

Lastly, we’d like to thank our amazing marshals and volunteers, without whom we the race just wouldn’t be possible”.

Follow the link here to view all of the race photography from the event from Mel Parry Photography.

Selected 2024 Jones O Gymru Anglesey HalfMarathon & 10k Results

Half Marathon Open
🥇 George Ravenhall - 1:11:30
🥈 Ifan Dafydd - 1:12:16
🥉 Sam Griffiths - 1:14:03

Half Marathon Female
🥇 Emma Alofs - 1:29:26
🥈 Naomi Wright - 1:30:44
🥉 Eleri Wright - 1:33:08

10k Open
🥇 Lloyd Williams - 34:59
🥈 Ryan Roberts - 35:51
🥉 Alastair Canaways - 37:08

10k Female
🥇 Tilly Edwards - 39:45
🥈 Lydia Sharpe - 40:33
🥉 Orla Healy - 42:08

Full results can be found below: