Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2016

Over 2,300 People Took Part In The Caerphilly 10k Race On Sunday 19th June

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This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jun 25th, 2016

Now in its fourth year, the event saw thousands travel to Caerphilly to compete in the annual race which attracts people from all across the country. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The race saw an extra 300 people partake compared to last year which saw just over 2,000 participants. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Owain Jones crossed the 10k finish line first with an impressive time of 31 minutes and 3 seconds, beating his time last year by 14 seconds. Owain, who is a member of the Bristol and West Athletics Club, retains his title for the third consecutive year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The first female to cross the finishing line was Rhianwedd Price, who is a member of Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club; she came in with a time of 35 minutes and 1 second. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The 2k fun run race also saw a rise in numbers with 427 runners participating compared to last year’s 345. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Kian Murphy, who is a member of the Cardiff Amateur Athletics Club, crossed the finish line first for the 2k race, with a time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The events generated great feedback from participants with many saying how well the event was organised and even the weather could not hold them back from participating. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mark Anthony Jones, Caerphilly 10k participant said, “Yet another great event today! Well done to all the organisers, marshals and runners! Fantastic support from the spectators too. Had a personal best today on, by far, my favourite 10k to date, see you next year!” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Nigel George, cabinet member for community and leisure services said, “Congratulations to everyone who took part in both the 10k and 2k races. Although the weather did not make for great running conditions, it did not stop the sheer amount of people turning up to this popular event. Year on year we see a rise in participants and it is great to hear that this year certainly did not disappoint with thousands of runners competing. We hope to see you all again next year.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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