A WORLD record attempt to gather runners with the surname Jones will take place on Anglesey in March.

Anglesey Half Marathon organisers, Always Aim High, say that 10% of the 800 people who have already signed up to take part in the event are called Jones.

Now, alongside sponsors Jones Crisps, the company wants to set a world record, by getting as many people with the surname Jones to the starting line at Menai Bridge for 9am on March 4.

"There’s already been a lot of Jones signing up for the 2018 race so we thought it would be excellent to see if we can break a world record." A spokesperson for Jones Crisps said.

"As far as we can tell, there has never been an attempt at a world record for a gathering of runners called Jones.

"We're encouraging people to get involved ahead of the count on March 4."

Race organisers Always Aim High are expecting around 2,500 runners to take part in the three races on the day: the half marathon, Ynys Mon 10k run and one-mile children’s race.

The 13-mile race starts on the world famous Menai Suspension Bridge, then follows the coast road to Beaumaris Castle and back, with thousands of supporters expected to line the route.

Any runners called Jones wanting to help create a new world record and everybody else wanting to register should visit: http://alwaysaimhighevents.com/anglesey-half-marathon/jones-crisps-anglesey-half-marathon-2018