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Newport half marathon cancelled again due to weather warning

Half marathons have become popular over recent years like this one in Cardiff Credit: PA images

Runners looking to compete in the Newport half marathon have been disappointed again after organisers announced it was cancelled due to weather warnings.

The race had to be cancelled just over two weeks again when the cold blast and snow caused by the 'Beast from the East' hit South Wales.

In a statement, organisers apologised but said that safety was paramount.

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.

– Newport half marathon spokesperson

Competitors have already taken to social media to express their disappointment - with one commenting "Such a shame, happy to donate entry fee too if it doesn’t happen on another date. Organisers have been fab ".

A date for when the race will be re-schedule has not yet been released.