A record number of nearly 5,000 runners contested the 31st edition of the Cardiff 10k which takes competitors on a lap of Cardiff City Centre and through surrounding parkland.
This year’s event featured the Welsh 10km Road Race Championships, Welsh Inter-Regional Road Race Championships and a Masters International between England and Wales.
The start of the Welsh 10kmm Road Race Championships
The race was won by Swansea Harrier Danal Desta in 29:46.
The Welsh Men’s Title went to Ieuan Thomas (Cardiff AAC) who contested the lead until the 6km mark before going on to finish fourth in the race in a time of 30:10.
Joshua Griffiths (Swansea Harriers) finished second in the Championships, ahead of former Champion Owain Jones (Bristol & West AC) who took Bronze.
In the ladies race, Rachel Felton (Shaftesbury Barnet) took victory for the fourth successive time.
The Welsh Title here, went to a highly deserving Clara Evans (Pontypridd Roadents). Her time of 34:21 took over 90 seconds off her lifetime best mark and saw her continue her recent improvements on the Road.
Next home was Helen Buller (Worthing & District) in 36:00, followed by Kate Roberts (Swansea Harriers) in third.
The Welsh Inter-Regional Road Race Championships is always contested alongside the Welsh 10km Championships. Sunday’s race saw victories for the East men’s team and South women’s teams in the senior races. The masters’ category saw the South as men’s champions and the East as the women’s winners.
The race also hosted a Masters International between Wales and England. Owain Jones of Bristol and West AC and Wales, reluctantly running as a Master, was comfortably first home in the international race in seventh place overall, with Chris Prior (Sale Harriers) finishing second. The pair led their Wales team to victory with seven points compared to England’s 16.
In the M55 race Ifan Lloyd (Swansea Harriers) steered his team to a victory over England, with a runner up spot in his age-group.
The Welsh team gained their only female win of the day in the F55-64 category as Angharad Mair (Les Croupiers) finished strongly to record a time of 38:18 to beat Tipton and England’s Penelope Barber by nearly 90 seconds.
The overall Men’s total was much closer than England would have liked as their 41 points was only four points less than