The Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run has announced its elite fields for the 10km road race on Sunday 25th March.
Welshman Charlie Hulson will be looking for a win in Cardiff and to lower the course record of 29.09 set by compatriot Dewi Griffiths last year.
Liverpool Harrier Hulson was the winner of the English Cross Country Championship Race in 2015 and the Armagh International in 2016.
Olympian Scott Overall is likely to be the main challenger and is the fastest man on paper with a 28.49 lifetime best, set at the Great Manchester Run in 2011.
Matt Clowes of local club Cardiff AAC was the runner-up last time and is a regular sub 30 minute performer along with Bristol & West AC’s Tom Merson and Steve Mitchell.
2018 Welsh Cross Country Champion James Hunt will also line up for Cardiff AAC. Hunt was sixth at the recent UK Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships and will be looking to break the illusive 30 minute barrier for the first time.
Swansea Harriers will be led by Club Captain Marc Hobbs and by Phil Matthews who is enjoying a resurgence of form recently which included a silver medal at the Welsh Cross Country Championships behind Hunt.
The women’s race will feature 2012 European U23 Cross Country Champion Jess Piasecki and Stockport AC team mate Elle Vernon who finished 48th at the Spar European Cross Country Championships in December.
The pair are the two fastest in the field with best marks of 32.44 and 33.09 for Piasecki and Vernon respectively.
Bristol & West AC duo of Kate Maltby and Eleanor Davies have both run under 34 minutes in the past and will be joined by club mate Charlotte Taylor Green who was the Silver medallist at the steeplechase in the 2017 England Championships.
Rachel Felton of Shaftesbury Barnet is a three time winner of the Cardiff 10k and is also a sub 34 minute performer looking for a maiden Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run title. Belgrave Harrier Sophie Harris has previously had success on Welsh roads with a second place finish at the Cardiff 10k in 2017.
Cardiff AAC’s Charlotte Arter has withdrawn following selection for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia so local interest will sit with Sian Edwards of Swansea Harriers and Cwmbran based athlete Natasha Cockram, running for MMRT.
Elite entries are still available for athletes who have run sub 32 (men) and sub 36 (women), in the last two years. If you wish to apply, contact our Elite Athlete Manager Alex Donald by close of play on Sunday 18th March at: firstname.lastname@example.org