The first ABP Newport Wales Marathon will bring a brand new running experience to Wales on 29 April, 2018. The much anticipated race will take place in the spring of next year to satisfy the demand for an annual 26.2 mile mass-participation event in Wales. The late April date falls in the ideal window for
It has taken fewer than 24 hours for 5,000 runners to secure their place at the 2018 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. The race for places is underway following on from the success of the largest mass-participation running event in the history of Wales. More than 20,000 runners came together to take part in a record
What a race, what a day, but who was the biggest hero? You couldn’t pick the best performance of the day in the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon because there were so many candidates. Any one of the 19,641 starters could have put their hand up for the prize, but you had to take your hat
Records were sent tumbling as Saturday’s Cardiff University Festival of Running kicked off Wales’ largest-ever mass-participation weekend. A pair of new world record holders were crowned as around 2,500 runners of all ages and abilities got a taste for the Cardiff Half Marathon experience. South Wales firefighters Kevin Summerhayes and Ellie Hathaway got their names
More than 150 years after Dr Thomas Barnardo began helping Britain’s most vulnerable children his spirit will live on this weekend at Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon. Because Sarah Crawley, current Welsh director of Barnardo’s, the charity he founded, will be dressed in top hat and tails just like those worn by the great man
Dewi Griffiths aims to show the crowds in Cardiff just how much he has grown up this weekend since he first ran the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon in 2012. The Swansea Harrier came home in eighth place that year, winning the Welsh title and taking his personal best down to 65 mins, 47 sec –
The curtain has been raised on the 2017 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon as the Welsh capital gears up for the biggest running event in the nation’s history. Cardiff University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Holford was joined by Great Britain long distance runner Dewi Griffiths, Wales rugby legend Gareth Thomas, former marathon World Record holder
The 2017 Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon finishers’ t-shirt will celebrate a record breaking year at Wales’ largest mass-participation event. The brand new design features last year’s elite race champions Shadrack Kimining and Viola Jepchumba, who sent race-records tumbling 12 months ago. The Kenyan duo are back aiming to go even faster this year, but they
Cardiff University experts who are carrying out vital research into knee osteoarthritis and back pain will be on hand to explain their work at the Cardiff Half Marathon. Researchers from the University-based Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre are investigating how best to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate such conditions. Members of the research team
A record number of runners will flood the streets of the Welsh capital for the 15th instalment of the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon this weekend on Sunday October 1st. Some of the world’s finest long-distance athletes will rub shoulders with 25,000 amateur runners and charity fundraisers on the flat, fast and iconic 13.1 mile route.
Date: October 30, 2017
Dewi Griffiths followed up his lifetime best at the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon by running the fastest marathon by a Briton since Mo Farah’s debut in London in 2014 (2:08.21) as he finished fifth in his first trip over the 26.2 mile distance in Frankfurt. His time of 2:09:48 was the second fastest of all-time by
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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 Centre.
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 Centre.
The wheelchair race will start at 9:50am and the rest of the field will start at 10:00am. Check out the interactive route map on the home page to see the Cardiff Half Marathon route in more detail.
The course will be policed and marshalled throughout. Race day facilities may be subject to change.