New Marathon Runner – Huw Bennett

It is with great pleasure that we can today announce that former Ospreys and Wales rugby international Huw Bennett will run the Newport Wales Marathon for Kicking Off Against Cancer.

Huw spent most of his career playing for The Ospreys, making 142 appearances for the Welsh Region. His international career began in 2003 when he made his debut for Wales against Ireland in a World Cup warm up game.

The former hooker went on to represent his country 51 times including games in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups as well as being selected for the Six Nations in successive years from 2008-2012, winning the Grand Slam titles in 2008 and 2012.

Huw’s career was unfortunately cut short by an Achilles injury that eventually led to his retirement, but this was not the end of his involvement in international rugby and in May 2014 Huw joined the National Coaching team as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.

We are delighted to have such a well renowned face from the world of rugby in Huw Bennett running the Newport Wales Marathon on behalf of KOAC, and are thoroughly looking forward to cheering on him and the rest of our runners around the course on the 29th April.

If you would like to sponsor Huw or any of our other fantastic fundraisers then please get in touch.


(Image credit: Ospreys Rugby