Curtain raised on Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships

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The curtain was raised on the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships at the official welcome event, hosted by Cardiff University. International athletes from 18 nations were in attendance, including last year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon Champion John Lotiang, who will be out to go even faster than his course record time of 60:43 in Kenyan

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Cardiff University Festival of Running Preview

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The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon weekend is finally upon us. Before Commonwealth athletes from all four corners of the globe grace the streets of Cardiff on the Sunday, it’s the popular Cardiff University Festival of Running on Saturday. Over 1000 runners have already registered to secure their spots in a jam-packed day of family entertainment,

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Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships Preview

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The inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships will bring a stellar lineup of the world’s best endurance athletes to Cardiff this weekend. International runners from 18 nations will battle it out on the streets of the Welsh capital at the first Commonwealth event over 13.1 miles. The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon will prove a familiar stage

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Rugby stars reveal HOKA ONE ONE as new Cardiff Half Sportswear Partner

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Cardiff Blues’ try scoring machines Willis Halaholo and Rey Lee-Lo have unveiled this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon finishers’ t-shirt, provided by new sportswear partner HOKA ONE ONE. Elite runners from all corners of the world will descend on the Welsh capital to battle it out at the inaugural Commonwealth Half Championships, which has inspired

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MEET THE TEAMS: African pace setters

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African runners have dominated on the streets of Cardiff for the last decade and the trend looks set to continue at the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships. Running royalty from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Namibia will descend on the Welsh capital determined to take the title back home with them on October 7. Kenya

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Half marathon runners spend £2.3m in city

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Runners in last year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon spent £2.3m during their visit to the city, according to a new study. The Cardiff University research, in conjunction with race organisers Run 4 Wales, took into account spending on items such as food and drink, accommodation, travel, retail and the race fee. Just over £205,000 was

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MEET THE TEAMS: Australia & New Zealand

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Australia and New Zealand will make the longest journey to Cardiff to take their place in history at the first Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships. The challenge from Down Under will be fronted by a strong Aussie team, who are led by Commonwealth Games 5,000m and 10,000m finalist Celia Sullohern. The 26-year-old earned fifth and sixth

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