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Monmouthshire Building Society to Celebrate at ABP Newport Wales Marathon

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Monmouthshire Building Society will be celebrating their 150th anniversary in style by joining the party at the 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K.

The mutual building society was established in Newport back in 1869, but were at the heart of a new era for the city at the inaugural ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K in April. Following the success of the first edition of Wales’ new national marathon, Monmouthshire Building Society have continued to support the event as an official partner.

Thousands of runners will be chasing a personal best when the event returns on Sunday 5th May, and organisers Run 4 Wales are delighted to have Monmouthshire Building Society back on board.

Run 4 Wales Chief Executive Matt Newman said:

“The ABP Newport Wales Marathon promised to bring a world-class marathon event to Wales and we were blown away with how the first instalment was received by runners, spectators and local businesses.

“Monmouthshire Building Society is brand synonymous with the Newport region, and we are looking forward to celebrating their 150th year with them next May. 150 years of business is an incredible achievement and something to aspire to as we prepare for the second ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K.”

Monmouthshire Building Society Chief Operating Officer, Dawn Gunter, said:

“Monmouthshire Building Society is proud to be championing events like this in the city after 150 years in the Newport region. The ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K made a hugely positive impact on the city in its first year, and we hope it can become part of the fabric of the area and celebrate 150 years just like us, one day.”

Entries are flying out fast for the second edition of the ABP Newport Wales Marathon and 10K. Almost 2,000 general entry spaces have already been filled as marathoners from all over the world race to sign up, after 72 percent of entrants claimed personal bests at the inaugural event.

Runners can also sign up by through Lead Charity Partner NSPCC, who are offering a limited number of £15 spaces in the ABP Newport Wales Marathon for runners pledging to raise £500.

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon will be a member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and be measured by a AUKCM Grade 1/IAAF/AIMS Grade B Course Measurer.