Bryn Meadows Caerphilly 10k


Clara Evans and Abed Teweldebrhan took maiden Caerphilly 10k victories on Sunday.

30 degree temperatures were not able to deter Wales’ fourth largest 10km Road Race from attracting it’s largest fields to date.

The start of the 2017 Bryn Meadows Caephilly 10k

Clara Evans of Cardiff AAC had finished as the runner up last year and third in 2015. This time however she took a comfortable victory in 36:44 over Swansea Harrier Alaw Beynon-Thomas. Evans’ clubmate Carys Hughes finished third.

Clara Evans won the women's race

A group of around six runners contested the men’s race until around the 9km mark, before Newport Harriers’ Abed Teweldebrhan used a downhill section to pull clear of the chasers. His victory in 31:19 came within 15 seconds of Owain Jones’ course record of 31:04 from 2016.

Abed Teweldebrhan pictured taking victory

Carwyn Jones and Dan Nash were the next athletes home respectively for local club Cardiff AAC.

Pictures by Huw Fairclough

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The Caerphilly 10K is set to return in 2017 on Sunday 18th June along with the Caerphilly 2k.

With 2,300 runners of all abilities descending on Caerphilly from across the country to enjoy the event, we are looking to the 2016 event to be bigger and better as over 2500 participants and as many spectators gear up to line the route.

Set in the shadow of the spectacular Caerphilly Castle, the Caerphilly 10k will both start and finish on Crescent Road. Runners will have the opportunity to run a good time on a relatively flat course with some undulating points. The course will lead participants in and around the town centre, passing iconic landmarks including the giant cheese sculpture and Tommy Cooper statue along the way and offering great views of the medieval castle, which dominates as the stunning backdrop to the event.

The course record was set by Owain Jones in 2016 who passed the finish line at in 31 minutes and 3 seconds and many elite and competitive entrants are expected to try and take on the record for 2017.

The event is organised by Caerphilly County Borough Council and is supported by Welsh Athletics, Run Wales and Sport Wales.

For elite entries please contact the Elite Race Co-ordinator, Alex Donald alex.donald@welshathletics.org

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Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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