Title Sponsor


Admiral are the official title sponsors of the City of Newport Half Marathon.

The history of Admiral Group is one of growth, profitability and innovation. Admiral launched in 1993 with just one brand, zero customers and 57 members of staff. The Group now has operations in UK, Spain, Italy, France, Canada, India and the USA, and has over four million customers. Admiral’s headquarters and UK offices are in South Wales, and they are one of the largest employers in the region, employing over 6,000 staff in the South Wales and over 8,000 worldwide. For more information visit Admiraljobs.co.uk

Official Partners

St Joseph's Hospital logo

World class healthcare, within your reach 

University of South Wales Logo

At the University of South Wales, it’s all about being bold, independent and fulfilling your potential.

Amberon Logo

Amberon Traffic Management is the UK’s leading Traffic Management Provider.
With 26 depots nationwide, Amberon provides a truly UK wide service. At Amberon we aim to provide the best service for our customers and this means only using the best equipment and employing the best workforce.

Official Event Sponsors

Radnor Hills Logo
Newport City Council Logo

Our Ambassadors

James Thie

James Thie

During his 25 year athletics career, James has represented Great Britain multiple times and has made major championship finals in the 1500m at World and European level.

Although he is still competing (he is the 2014 World Masters Indoor champion in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m) he has since turned his main focus to coaching. Since his first athlete in 2007, James now coaches over 30 athletes in distances ranging from the 400m up to Marathon.


Jimmy Watkins

Former International 800m athlete and musician, Jimmy now reviews albums as he runs, and founded Running Punks - an online running community described as 'a tribe of unique, incredible and awesome individuals with a punk mentality and a thirst for life and self-improvement.'