Wales’ largest 10km road race takes place on Sunday 3rd September.
The 2017 Cardiff 10k has attracted a record entry of 7,000 runners, and assembled its strongest fields in some years.
The race will use an entirely new course this time but remains flat and fast, passing several of the cities famous landmarks.
Dewi Griffiths (34) and John Beattie (4) pictured in 2015
Dewi Griffiths of Swansea Harriers will be looking for his maiden Cardiff 10k title after finishing as a runner up in 2015. It was John Beattie who took top honours on that occasion and the Newham & Essex Beagle will return in 2017, aiming to upset Griffiths’ plans.
Charlie Hulson was the winner at the English National Cross Country Championships in 2015 and was victorious at the Armagh International Road Races last year. As a proud Welshman the Sale Harrier will be looking for victory over Griffiths on Welsh soil.
Matt Clowes competes for local club Cardiff AAC and is the third fastest in the field with a best of 29.29 set on his way to victory at the Cheshire 10k.
The Bristol & West AC trio of Dan Studley, Tom Merson and Steve Mitchell along with Finn Mcnally of Brighton Phoenix will also be looking to push the pace with new lifetime bests in mind.
A total of 9 men in the field have run sub 30 in the past with Griffiths the fastest on paper with 28.45 to his name.
Caryl Jones is the course record holder in Cardiff after posting an impressive 32.31 on her way to victory in 2012. The Swansea Harrier is the second fastest Welsh Athlete of all time over 10km and Half Marathon.
Lily Partridge is the 2015 UK Inter-Counties Cross Country Champion and will use this race as preparation for the Berlin Marathon at the end of September.
Kate Maltby has scored victories at the Eastleigh and Bristol 10k’s this year and will also start amongst the favourites.
Leigh Latimore, Rebecca Wade and Caroline Hoyt will also toe the line. All three have run sub 34 minutes in the past.