There wasn’t much racing this weekend, with several marathons coming up, but 2 ORC’s headed off to different parts of the country to take part in half marathons.
John Binns headed north to Sheffield and Hayden Bond to Cardiff.
The Sheffield Half Marathon is a major event in the UK’s running calendar, with nearly 4,000 runners of all abilities taking part. The start and finish in the city centre which allows for a huge crowd of enthusiastic supporters to cheer participants out and back.
The event boasts a stunningly scenic route with majestic views of the Peak District on the climb to Ringinglow at 5miles in with an elevation of 360m, after which there is a fast descent back to the city centre, much to the runner’s relief.
John completed the course in a time of 1:47:11.
The Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest and most exciting road races in the United Kingdom, from 1,500 runners when it was founded in 2003 to over 11,500 today. Club runners take part alongside world-class athletes in a trio of fiercely contested men’s, women’s and wheelchair elite races.
Starting and finishing in the city centre its flat, fast course passes all of the city’s most breath-taking scenery and iconic landmarks including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, Civic Centre and stunning Cardiff Bay.
Hayden had a great race finishing in 1:21:47.
Well done to both of them!