I ran my first Cardiff Half Marathon and here’s how it went

CARDIFFIAN reporter Jared Evitts took on the Cardiff Half Marathon, and took us with him round the course.

At just over 21km, a Half Marathon is quite a long way. ‘How hard can it be’, I quipped to one of my housemates (after going on one run as training two days prior to the event).

The answer: hard, very hard.

Commonly regarded as one of the flattest official Half Marathon courses you can do in the UK, Cardiff’s course is seen by experienced runners as a good opportunity to post a personal best.

Cardiff Half Marathon starts outside Cardiff Castle and passes various iconic city landmarks, including: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff City Stadium and the Principality Stadium.

Organised by charity Run4Wales, the race sold out for the first time in 2017 and in 2020 hosted a virtual race due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s event was the first full scale race since the start of the Covid Pandemic.

The next Cardiff Half takes place on Sunday 2 October 2022, with both elite, amateur and disability races.

Click here for more information on how to take part in the next Cardiff Half Marathon.