Cardiff Half Marathon

MEET THE TEAMS: African pace setters

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

Half marathon runners spend £2.3m in city

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

What’s changed in 15 years of the Cardiff Half?

In 2003, 1,500 runners lined up to take on the first edition of the Cardiff Half Marathon. In 2018, the race has sold out in record time and will be hosting the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships. 25,000 runners will flock to the streets of the Welsh capital for what has become Wales’ largest mass

MEET THE TEAMS: Australia & New Zealand

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

Meet the Cardiff Half All Timers: Neil Jones

Of the 25,000 runners who will create history at the 15th anniversary edition of the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, Neil Jones will be one of the few who remembers crossing the finish line at the home of Welsh rugby. The Pontyclun Road Runner used to run 26.2 miles around the Welsh capital from 2003 when

MEET THE TEAMS: Battle of Britain & Northern Ireland

The inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships will play host to an intriguing battle of Britain when the Home Nations fight it out for bragging rights on the streets of Cardiff. Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland have all named their teams ahead of race day at the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 7 October.

Run, Refuel, Recycle at the Cardiff Half

The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon is not the only major event in Wales celebrating its 15th anniversary next month. The nation’s largest mass-participation event is teaming up with Brecon Carreg and Recycle for Wales to mark the 15th year of Recycle Week, an initiative to get everyone in Wales to recycle more by demonstrating the

St John Cymru Fundraisers Keeping Cardiff Half Runners Safe

Since 1918 St John Cymru have been working to provide first aid treatment to Cardiffians and people across Wales, and they will continue to do so at this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. They’re calling for runners to fundraise for St John Cymru and help them to continue to be there for the people of

ONE MONTH TO GO: Kenya and Uganda Teams Expected

Running royalty from Kenya and Uganda will be the star attractions at the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, with both nations expected to announce their teams in the coming days, with just one month to go. The inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships will take place as part of the event on Sunday 7th October. Kenyans have

Howzat for a challenge!

Rob Cross is hoping to hit the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon for six when he takes on the 13.1 miles in full cricket gear. The 23-year-old will don his whites and pick up his bat on Sunday 7 October as part of a gruelling challenge to complete 18 half marathons in all 18 cricket playing