📷 Photo Credit: Paul Stillman
Several European Athletes will join some of the top British athletes in Cardiff on the 29th of March.
The popular Brecon Carreg Cardiff
Bay Run has announced the first athletes in its elite field for the race that
includes the 2020 Welsh 10km Championships.
Richard Douma is the fastest on
paper so far with a 10km best of 28:09 set at the Valencia 10km in January. The
national record holder for the Netherlands is currently ranked fifth in Europe
Maru Teferi is next fastest having
run 28:33 for 10km and is the National Record holder for Israel in the Marathon
with a time of 2:07.20 set at Seville.
David Nilsson adds further
international flavour as the Swedish National Record holder for the marathon
with a 10km best of 29:01.
Adam Hickey is one of several
British athletes that will look to use the race amongst his preparations for
the Virgin London Marathon in April.
Hickey’s coach Eamonn Martin was
the last British competitor to win the London Marathon and eyes the Cardiff Bay
Run as a good target for his protégé in the run up.
Birchfied Harrier Omar Ahmed is
another sub 29 minute performer set to race in the Welsh Capital.
Local athletes racing include
Welsh Cross Country Champion James Hunt, fresh from victory at the Trafford
10k. He is Joined by Jon Hopkins who has a 10km best of 29:01 and fellow
Welshman Ciaran Lewis.
Matt Clowes returns with
unfinished business at the race after abandoning near the 9km mark last year
with a hamstring problem.
Dan Studley, Kadar Abdullahi, Tom
Merson, Phil Wylie and Joshua Trigwell are all also sub 30 minute runners
Cardiff based Charlotte Arter will
defend her title from 2019, joined by training partner Jenny Nesbitt. The pair
will face Swansea Harrier Verity Ockenden.
Arter is the 2018 British 10,000m
champion and the Welsh record holder for half marathon with a mark of 69:40.
Nesbitt is the current Uk Inter-Counties Cross Country Champion and Ockenden is
the second fastest on paper having run 32:39.
The Lamar University Alumni
sharpened up for the race with a Silver medal over 3,000m at the British Indoor
Welsh Marathoner Natasha Cockram
is another athlete racing in Cardiff ahead of the London Marathon and will be
looking to revise a best for the distance of 33:26.
Beth Kidger, Kate Maltby, Sophie Harris, Hannah Irwin and Alaw Beynon-Thomas also have best times under 35 minutes.
Time is running out to sign up for 2020, with entries due to close on Monday 9th March. You can register here.