Sunday, 2 October 2016

Cardiff and Mablethorpe Half Marathons

Cardiff Half Marathon

GRC's Andrew Pask joined over 17,000 runners for this year's Cardiff Half Marathon. In near perfect running conditions, the UK's 3rd biggest race started in front of the iconic Cardiff Castle. Andrew who was captured briefly by the BBC cameras at start ran the first 10k to Cardiff Bay in 42:00, slightly quicker than planned. Paying for the early fast pace, Andrew was forced to dig deep around the 10 mile Roath Park area when the 1:30:00 pace maker overtook him. Knowing that a strong finish could still salvage his goal of a sub 1:30:00 race, Andrew found that extra gear for the final two miles to finish with a time of 1:29:53 placing him in the top 4% of the field.

Photo: Andrew during a sprint finish on left and above before the race

Mablethorpe Half Marathon 

The 2nd of October saw the 10th year of the Mablethorpe Half Marathon where two members of GRC took part. Father and son duo, Thomas & Matthew Williamson ran their first half marathon together in very windy conditions. Thomas was first to finish in an impressive 1:34:38, 39th overall. Closely followed by Matthew with a pb of 1:35:38 and 42nd overall. 

Photo: Matthew and Thomas 

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