Cardiff Pentath-Run Day 2

Cardiff Pentath~Run (CPR) is a Marathon (42.2Km) challenge over 2 days; you take part in 5 events over the 2 days with the Result based on Cumulative Time over the 5 events.

Details of the courses :

parkrun 5K

The first event is being incorporated into Cardiff parkrun (, please be there early for the briefing and to collect your number. You will take part in parkrun as normal, but when you finish please come and see me before you register your finishing position, that way we know where in the results we have to look to make it easier for us.

Link for 5K (parkrun) course


This event starts on the main spine road through Pontcanna Fields, near the riding school. You will run down towards Sofia Gardens and turn left at the wall and then turn right along the river path. When you get to the Millennium Bridge turn left and cross the bridge then take the path to the College of Music and Drama (as you did for parkrun), just before you reach the cross roads turn left and follow path back to the Millennium Bridge. Cross the bridge and then turn right following the path until you reach the Blackweir Bridge. Turn left and along the cross path, at the end of the path turn left and then repeat the whole thing. The finish is on the cross path just before you reach the spine road.

Link for 10K course 

Cross Country

This will take place in Llandaff Fields and start/finish at the Western Avenue end ~ opposite the rugby club. The course is 2 laps on the right hand side of the park.

Link for XC course

Half Marathon

This event starts on the cross path just off the main spine road through Pontcanna Fields, just down from the changing rooms. You will run down the cross path to Blackweir Bridge and then turn right along the river path, then turn left over the Millennium Bridge, straight off the bridge and towards the Nursery (opposite way to parkrun), keeping the river on your left.Carry on past Blackweir Bridge and past the start/finish for parkrun, continue following the river path up through Hailey Park, and go past the car park, go through the gates and carry straight on under the railway bridge, follow the cycle path. When you get to the “pump wheel” bear left following the cycle path through the houses, before the end of the path bear left on to the dirt path and then out on to the road ~ watch the kerb here. Pass Cardiff High School Old Boys’ rugby club and continue up past Radyr bridge ~ the river should still be on your left. When you get to the end turn left and go under the M4, at Iron Bridge bear right and follow lane towards Tongwynlais, don’t turn left under A470, continue straight on and pick up the dirt path, at this point beware of the gate. Follow this path until you get back to the river path by the M4, turn left and pass under the M4 once again, you should fully retrace your steps back to the finish.

Link for Half Marathon course

1 mile

This starts and finishes by Blackweir Changing rooms. You run from the changing rooms, complete the parkrun nursery loop IN REVERSE and run back to the changing rooms. This will be run as a time trial and you will go off individually at 20 second intervals.

Link for 1 mile course 

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

  • WAG
  • SCW
  • UKA