Dewi Griffiths of Swansea Harriers and Aldershot, Farnham & District’s Lily Partridge took Cardiff 10k titles on Sunday.
The start of the Cardiff 10k
The wet weather was not able to dampen spirits as a record 6,000 runners contested the 32nd edition of the race.
Griffiths claimed his first victory at the iconic road race, slipping under the 29 minute mark for the second time in his career despite the damp conditions.
Dewi Griffiths in superb form
His time of 28:48 meant that he finished over a minute ahead of fellow Welshman Charlie Hulson in second place.
Hulson’s performance saw him also finish under 30 minutes in 29:59.
Charlie Hulson approaches the finish
Both athletes were pleased with their perfomances and reflected that preperations were going well for what promises to be a busy autumn raod racing season.
John Beattie had won the race in 2015, ahead of Griffiths on that occasion but had to settle for third this time.
The Cardiff 10k had extra strength in depth for 2017
Cardiff AAC’s Matt Clowes and Bristol & West AC’s Steve Mitchell were the next home in that order.
18 men ran under 32 minutes, helping to make Sunday's race the strongest Cardiff 10k in some time.
Lily Partridge fulfilled her potential as the pre-race favourite and continued her preperations for the Berlin Marathon by taking victory in 33:38.
Lily Partridge was in a class of her own
Rebecca Hilland of team Bath finished next in 34:12, two months after finishing 12th at the European Mountain Running Championships.
Sophie Harris of Belgrave Harriers ran 34:41 for third place on her 10km debut.
Clara Evans was the first Welsh Athlete in the women's race
Clara Evans of Cardiff AAC was the first Welsh Athlete in the ladies race, finishing fourth in 34:56.
Caryl Jones is the event record holder having run 32:31 as the race winner in 2012. This time however the Swansea Harrier finished sixth in 35:20.