The athletics club had a fantastic showing at the Cardiff Half Marathon on the 4th of October, with over 20 finishers. This included Jon Hopkins, 23rd overall in 69:26. Matthew Seddon achieved a 3rd place for the U20 age group clocking a time of 1:20:11. Carys Hughes finished in 22nd in the women’s race with a personal best of 1:21:09, she finished ahead of Emily Brown who also ran a pb of 1:25:53. Huge congratulations to all those who completed the half marathon. . Great showing all round by the university students and staff, both past and present. Also some of Team Thie raced the day before in the mile, Aaron Phelps 2nd, Josh Griffiths 3rd, Matt Seddon 4th and Matt Edwards 5th.
Comment of weekend goes to the cross country captain Matty Edwards, when asked how the half marathon went, he replied “well James wanted us to do a 12 mile run today, so I thought I would do the half as just a gentle run, but was good to see so many Cardiff Met athletes out competing”