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Cardiff Half Marathon

Sunday October 6th, 2019
Cardiff, Wales
Distance: Half Marathon

The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest road races in the United Kingdom.

The first event took place back in 2003 and the 15th Anniversary was celebrated in 2017.

The event is not only the UK’s second largest half marathon, it is Wales’ largest road race and Wales’ largest multi-charityfund raising event.

The race is sponsored by CardiffUniversity and supported by strategic partners Cardiff Council, Vale of Glamorgan Council and Welsh Athletics.

The size of the field has dramatically expanded during the race’s history; from just under 1,500 runners in 2003 to 22,000 in 2016.

The course played host to the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships in March 2016, where Britain’s Mo Farah won a bronze medal and Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor won back-to-back World Half Marathon titles. In the women’s race Peres Jepchirchir led a Kenyan clean sweep in the women’s event.

The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon is now host to the Welsh Half Marathon Championships,recognizing Wales’s best athletes. 2014’s winners were Emma Wookey (Lliswerry Runners) with a time of 75.56, whilst Ieuan Thomas (Cardiff AAC) secured top spot with a time of 65.40. The event attracts the world’s top runners.

The Cardiff Half event record was smashed in the men’s field in 2013 when Loitarakwai Lengurisi – in his first race outside of his home country of Kenya – recorded a time of 61:51. British athlete Susan Partridge still retains the course record in the women’s field with her time of 1:11:10 in 2012.

Thousands of runners raise money for charity by getting sponsored, with more than £2.4 million raised for 800 charities and good causes each year.

We’d like to thank all the partners, athletes, sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible and help it go from strength to strength every year.

The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon is proud to be a member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), featuring as part of a long list of international distance running events.

The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon was awarded an IAAF Bronze Label in 2016.

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Race Date: 10/07/2018 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 01:01:01 Jack Rayner 23 Australia
2nd Male 01:01:08 Fred Musobo 22 Uganda
3rd Male 01:01:17 Timothy Toroitich 27 Uganda
4th Male 01:01:25 John Lotiang 27 Kenya
Female 01:09:45 Juliet Chekwei 29 Kenya
2nd Female 01:11:04 Celia Sullohern 26 Australia
3rd Female 01:11:10 Doreen Chesang 28 Uganda
4th Female 01:11:52 Toroitich Linet Chebet 26 Uganda
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 01:07:33 Declan Reed 45 Great Britain
M 50-59 01:13:54 Lee Aherne 53 Great Britain
M 60-69 01:26:47 Steve Hay 62 Great Britain
M 70+ 01:44:24 Clive Power 71 Great Britain
F 40-49 01:21:18 Michele Nugent 46 Great Britain
F 50-59 01:27:10 Niki Morgan 50 Great Britain
F 60-69 01:41:45 Dawn Kenwright 61 Great Britain
F 70+ 02:19:06 Kathy Earlam 70 Great Britain
Cardiff Half Marathon

The route takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and elites.

The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and runners then head down past Cardiff City Stadium on the way to Penarth. They take in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay. Runners run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and Wales Millennium Center.

The course then heads towards the north of the city and runners will complete a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake before the grandstand finish in the heart of the city at the Civic Center.

Cardiff, Wales’ Capital city, offers a startling range of unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping– all within walking distance. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings and Cardiff Bay offers entertainment for everyone.

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