The Cardiff & Vale College / Cardiff Bay Run welcomed more than 5,000 runners to the Welsh Capital on Sunday, making it the second largest Road Race in Wales so far in 2017.
The start of the Cardiff & Vale College / Cardiff Bay Run
Dewi Griffiths (Swansea Harriers) was a runaway winner, finishing over a minute clear of his rivals.
The Swansea Harrier, who took a record sixth consecutive Welsh Cross Country title in February, crossed the line in 29:08, just short of his lifetime best of 28.45 set at the Houilles 10km race in Northern France.
Dewi taking victory in 29:08
Matt Clowes (Cardiff AAC) had run with griffiths in the early stages of the race, passing the first mile in 4.20 but eventually faded to finish second in 30.06.
Dan Nash claimed third place as he snuck in under 31 minutes, before two more Cardiff runners, Carwyn Jones and James Hunt crossed the line.
Event Manager Alex Donald commented on the race saying; ''We are delighted with the numbers, this really is a huge event that has gone incredibly well and is a great addition to the spring calendar''.
He added; ''We've had lots of positive comments from the elites. Dewi was impressive. We will aim to put a bit more of a race together for him next time''.
Cardiff AAC's Clara Evans was a comfortable winner in the Women’s race, on her first appearance in the blue vest.
Evans, who had previously run in Pontypridd Roadents colours, crossed the finish line in 34:58 to set a new best for 2017 over the distance. Leeds City’s Emma Clayton finished second in 35.25, ahead of the experienced Emma Stepto in third.
Evans spoke of her victory saying; “I used to run this event when it was a five mile race and I would definitely come back and run again. There was a great crowd out here in lovely warm weather, it was a great day. It was my debut for Cardiff AAC today and it was great to get a win in the blue vest.”
Gareth Griffith leading Oliver Williams
Carys Hughes near the finish
A view of the finish from the race village
A report from the 2015 race can be found here