Penarth and Dinas Runners enjoy PB's at Cardiff 10k
10:02am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Sport
PENARTH and Dinas Runners enjoyed a raft of personal best times in the Cardiff 10k race on the weekend.
Members from the running club also volunteered to marshal, hand out water bottles and present each runner with a medal after the race.
A record number of almost 4,000 people entered the race this year, with many people raising money for the race organisers, the Kidney Wales Foundation.
The race was started by Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby star Alex Cuthbert on Sunday, September 8, at 10am.
The race started and finished on King Edward VII Avenue near City Hall. The route went down North Road, around Cardiff Castle, through Bute Park, and back to the start again.
The race was won by Kenyan Matthew Kiprotich, who completed the race in 29 minutes 04 seconds, with Weynay Ghebresilasie finishing the race second in 29.31.
Les Croupiers runner Martin Rees also broke the world record for men over the age of 60 running a 10k with a time of 32.48.
Gary Brown was the first Penarth runner to cross the finish line with a PB of 35.38.
Richard Jackson-Hookins took around six minutes off his PB with a time of 36.41.
Andrew Frayling took over 30 seconds off his PB with 41.00
Chris Seal took over two minutes off his PB with 41.45.
Ian Warburton battled through an injury to score a PB of 42.25.
Rob Wilcox finished in a PB of 42.26
Debbie Evans was the first woman from Penarth to finish, and was sixth in her age category, Veteran Ladies 45’s, with a PB of 42.29.
Christopher Economides took nearly two minuites off his PB with 43.39.
Marc Durkin took over 90 seconds off his PB with 44.35.
Tim Beswick took three minutes off his PB with 45.49.
Ruth Owens also achieved a PB with 46.04.
Louise Hunt 46.12.
Steve Goodfellow 49.00.
Claire Phillips 50.08
Amanda Lynch achieved a PB with 50.14.
Lyn Evans 51.35.
Andrea Goodfellow 57.09.
Judy Maranga 59.37.
On Saturday, September 7, club member Jake Lynch took part in the Brecon Beacons 10 Peaks ultra marathon challenge, where runners have to overcome, in order, and including height: Fan Fawr, 734 metres, Fan Llia, 632 metres, Fan Brycheiniog, 802 metres, Bannau Sir Gaer, 749 metres, Fan Gyhirych, 725 metres, Fan Nedd, 663 metres, Fan Frynych, 629 metres, Pen y Fan, 886 metres, Cribyn, 795 metres and Fan y Big, 719 metres. He completed the gruelling challenge in 21.53.42.
Knill Baird-Murray also competed in Ironman Wales, in Tenby, on Sunday. It was Knill’s second ironman this year, after he completed in Nice in June. Knill completed the Welsh Ironman in a total of 13 hours 50 seconds. He completed the 3.8km swim in 1.12.48, the 180.2k bike ride in 6.43.40 and the 42.2k run in 4.43.51, with 20.31 spent in transition.
Penarth and Dinas Runners meet every Monday evening at Penarth Leisure Centre at 7pm.