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Cardiff AAC Road Runners

Monday 8 October 2018

The main event in Cardiff the week end was the Cardiff Half Marathon race. The race included the Commonwealth Championships, and the Welsh Half Marathon Championships. The photo shows the first 3 female runners in the Welsh Championships. Gold Medal went to Cardiff's Clara Evans, in middle of photo in 74.15, 2nd Rosie Edwards Rotherham 75.25, and Jenny Nesbitt 3rd 76.14.

In the men's race Cardiff's Matt Clowes, running for England, finished 10th in 63.25 a personal best time. Matt was 33secs behind Dewi Griffiths in 9th place. Cardiff''s Jake Smith  had a great race, he finished in 14th place in 64.01. Jake Heyward was 92nd in 75.23. Jake Heyward had also ran in England's Road Relay Championships, the day before in Birmingham. He was 2nd on 1st leg in 17.12 the (5th fastest leg time). A busy weekend, though he got his Sundays long run completed.   

Dan Nash finished in 36th place in 69.41. Dan finished 4secs in front of the 1st Lady runner from Uganda Juliet Chekwel. Dan was live on TV running along with Juliet. He must have made a big effort at end of race, to keep ahead of her.

On Saturday it was the turn of the younger age groups with many races and a fun run taking place, the weather was cold and wet. unlike Sunday sunny day. There was a good turn out of Cardiff younger age groups attending in the 2.4km and 3km races. Without having sight of the results, can't give a report, other than Jacob Reynolds won the Boys 3km race.

 

English 6 Stage Road Relays Saturday 6th Oct 2018

As previously reported Jake Heywards relay leg time, was the 5th fastest leg time.

1st Leg  Jake Heyward    (2nd)      17.12.

2nd Leg Larry Rhyan       (21st)     18.59.

3rd Leg  Stephen Morris  (29th)     19.19.

4th Leg  Owen Edwards  (42nd)     20.17.

5th Leg  James Thie        (38th)     19.01.

6th Leg  Elliot Richards    (34th)     19,09.

Team was a mix of youth and experienced runners.

Team 34th, of 76 finishing teams in 1.53.57.