Cardiff Half Marathon

Cardiff University Festival of Running kicks off a record breaking weekend

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

Dr Barnardo joins the runners for the Cardiff Half

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 aiming for PB performance at Cardiff Half

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 –

Curtain Raised on the 2017 Cardiff Half

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

Record Breaking year Inspires 2017 Finishers’ T-shirt

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

Experts to investigate knee and back conditions on race day

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

Everything you need to know about the 2017 race!

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.

The Cardiff University Festival of Running is back!

The countdown is on with only a week to go until the Cardiff University Festival of Running kicks-off a record breaking weekend in the Welsh capital. If you are one of the 25,000 runners set to take-part in the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 1 October, then why not get your loved ones involved

Cardiff University at the Heart of New Medal Design

The 2017 Cardiff University/ Cardiff Half Marathon finishers’ medal will celebrate the partnership between Wales’ largest mass-participation event and the nation’s leading academic institution.  Cardiff University will continue as title sponsor until at least 2020 after committing for a further three years. A total 25,000 runners are aiming to cross the finish line on October

2017 Elite Race Preview

A stellar field of athletes from across the globe will battle it out on the streets of the Welsh capital at the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon on October 1st. Kenyan stars Shadrack Kimining and Violah Jepchumba will defend their Cardiff Half crowns after they sent race records tumbling 12 months ago. But both face serious