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Cardiff 10km & Fun Run 2km

Tuesday 4 September 2018


Last Sunday 2nd September saw thousands of runners taking part in the Cardiff 10km and Fun Run races, held in dry warm weather. Cardiff AAC had 33 runners, with 18 males, and 15 females, covering U18 to Masters age groups.

Our senior men took pride of place in the 10km race, with Matt Clowes 2nd, (pictured) Jake Smith 3rd, Dan Nash 9th and James Hunt 12th. Dewi Griffiths (winner) led from gun, flying through 5km in 14.14 (28.28 10km pace), with a chasing pack of 4 runners including Matt Clowes and Jake Smith in 14.33, 19secs behind Dewi.  

Over the last 5km Matt reduced a tiring Dewi lead, to 8secs at finish, by running a well judged race. Matt will be representing England team, in the Cardiff Half Marathon that includes a Commonwealth competition. His selected follows a series of top class road performances, and included in our BAL team (5km 2nd 14.14.96) held in Cardiff last June. Matt, is self coached covers a lot of mileage on his own, as many endurance runners do, and have done for years.

Cardiff's senior ladies also had excellent results, with Clara Evans (3rd female), Lucy Marland 7th, and Cary Hughes 8th. These 3 runners have achieved consistant good results on the road, and in cross country racing.     

U20 age group. Morgan James had probably his best performance, since getting over an injury last summer. Morgan U20, was 37th in a time of 34.05.

Callum Stone U20, 73rd in 36.19, 17.05 (34.10 5km pace) at 5km. Callum like Dewi, paid price, slowing over the last 5km. Pace judgement is important in endurance racing. Like seeing other Cardiff runners after 10km race. Saw Callum, asked his time, 36.06. Saw provisional results yesterday, Callum 36.16. Today he's 36.19 other runners times may also be adjusted. First female U20 was Laura Wright in 42.26.

One Cardiff female got home, from a walking holiday in Europe at 11pm, night before 10km race. Turned up at 9.10am had to queue for her race number. Reason why race start was delayed for 15mins, a huge queue of runners was waiting for their race numbers to be handed out. As race started, runners numbers were given out randomly, not as per race entry, they missed start of race, like many others in same position, with a random race number, her finish time(s) were wrong.

Results of the Fun Run 2km Cardiff's Ben Farrell U15 2nd 6.04. Elis Finlayson U13 2nd 6.30.  Millie Gold U11 was 4th in 7.24.Without runners Clubs being shown in 2km race results, did not know names of Cardiff runners competing, except above.

Well done to all Cardiff's runners, who competed in Cardiff 10kn and 2km Fun Run races