The Newport Half Marathon has been hit with more bad news, the rescheduled race has been once again subject to poor weather cancelling the event.
Newport, Along with other parts of the U.K. are due to be hit by the return of the snowstorm, dubbed Beat from the East.
Organisers of the Event Say ” It’s with a very heavy heart we have to once again cancel the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon. The safety of EVERYONE concerned is paramount and with the current forecast of snow, ice and a wind chill of -10 we simply cannot go ahead. Obviously we have a lot to do today so we will update everyone again within the next few days. Really sorry. ”
The News on their website reads
“17 MARCH 2018 – The weather has beaten us again
We are devasted to once again have to cancel the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon due to extreme weather
Please do bear with us whilst we continue to work through the logistics of the cancellation procedures.
The next few days are going to be extremely busy and we are unlikely to be able to respond to specific enquiries directly.
An update will be posted within the next week. ”
With lots of racers preparing to arrive from other parts of the country the organisers announced on social media about the cancellation
It’s with a very heavy heart we have to once again cancel the Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon…. https://t.co/TselwE5f7j
— Newport 1/2 Marathon (@NewportHalf) March 17, 2018
We cancelled friars walk market because of gridlock last year then rescheduled to 18th to be told the marathon was on. We cancelled because of potential gridlock..not happy traders.
— CotyledonBMCIC (@CotyledonBMCIC) March 17, 2018
Feel for you guys having to go through this twice. Fingers crossed you can find a new date and get the race underway in the coming weeks/months #3rdtimelucky
— David (@damaje73) March 17, 2018
The right decision. I was going to be traveling from Wilshire very early tomorrow morning so a bit relieved
— Adrian Menhennet (@AMenhennet) March 17, 2018