PENARTH and Dinas Runners enjoyed stunning views of the Bristol Channel as they took part in the inaugural Severn Bridge Half Marathon over the weekend.

More than 2,500 runners joined them in the race that started in England, went across the Old Severn Bridge, and finished in Wales.

They managed to avoid the high winds and enjoyed spectacular views that they had only ever seen through a car window before.

The route was largely flat, with a short hill near the end.

Clem Clement was the first Penarth runner to cross the finish line, and 4th in his age category, with a gun time of 1.35.02.

Beverley Warburton was 11th in her age category in 1.52.11.

Lyn Evans, fresh from running the San Francisco Half Marathon a few weeks ago, was next up in 49th in his age category in 1.55.55.

Janice Clement was 10th in her age category in 2.05.49.

Malcolm Davies also took part in Westonbirt Challenge Triathlon on the weekend.

Malcolm was 1st in his age category, 26th man and 34th overall.

He achieved 14.30 in the swim, 1.05.38 in the bike, and 37.37 in the run, to achieve an overall time of 2.00.32.

Sara El-Khatib also took part in her first ever triathlon in Tuska, Porthcawl, while Knill Baird-Murray also took part in the challenging race.

Michelle Hoey also took part in the Bog Snorkelling Triathlon in Llanwrtyd Wells.

Penarth and Dinas Runners meet every Monday evening at Penarth Leisure Centre at 7pm.