Penarth and Dinas Runners take part in course record breaking Cardiff Half Marathon
11:02am Monday 7th October 2013 in Penarth sport
PENARTH and Dinas Runners took part in the Cardiff Half Marathon on the weekend as the course record for the annual race was broken.
Kenyan Lentaknai Lengurisi completed the 13.1 mile race in sub 62 minutes with an official time of 61 minutes and 51 seconds, running just over 4 minute miles.
The women's race was won by Kenyan Purity Kimetto in 1 hour 14 minutes and 22 seconds. The first Welshman to finish was Dewi Griffiths in 65 minutes and two seconds.
A record 19, 000 people took part in the race, in its tenth year, on Sunday, October 6,
An impressive turnout of 31 from Penarth and Dinas Runners took part in the race as it was run in almost perfect conditions, with the sun shining and not a breath of wind.
The route started near Cardiff Castle, ran up Penarth Road to the Barons Court, down Terra Nova Way, over the barrage to Cardiff Bay, around Roath Park, before finishing near the Cardiff Civic Centre.
The race was well supported throughout and the runners were rewarded after the race with a medal, t-shirt, bottle of water, banana and other items in their goody bag.
For Penarth the race also served as a club championship race, with club members desperate to score points as the season reaches its finish.
Richard Jackson-Hookins was the first Penarth runner to cross the finish line, and 179th overall, as he achieved a PB of 1.20.56.
Robert Wilson was next in 1.28.27.
Andrew Frayling, in his first attempt at a half marathon, finished in an impressive 1.30.26.
Knill Baird-Murray was not far behind with 1.31.07.
Debbie Evans was the first woman from Penarth to finish as she took four minutes off her PB with 1.32.33.
Rob Wilcox 1.32.56.
Chris Seal finished in 1.35.01.
Nick Jones achieved a PB with 1.35.29.
Malcolm Bradley achieved a PB in 1.35.46.
Clem Clement finished in 1.36.52.
Ian Fisher achieved 1.37.51.
Marc Durkin finished in 1.41.20.
Josh Davies finished in 1.41.40.
Paul Furlong finished in 1.42.16.
Louise Hunt finished in 1.43.00.
Andrea Hurman and Lisa Cleary, who both ran the Loch Ness marathon last weekend, finished in 1.43.16.
Tim Beswick took over five minutes off his PB with 1.43.53.
Christopher Economides finished in 1.45.01.
Ruth Owens, another Loch Ness runner, finished in 1.46.20.
Amanda Lynch finished in 1.50.02.
Abyd Aziz finished in 1.52.57.
Danielle Rayner finished in a PB of 1.56.20.
Heather Dennis 1.57.08.
Pete Cottnam sneaked in under two hours in 1.58.01.
Lyn Evans finished in 2.00.58.
Yvonne Williams and Lindsey Hunt, who also ran the Loch Ness Marathon, achieved 2.01.54 and 2.01.55 respectively.
Janice Clement finished in 2.07.59.
Judith Maranga achieved 2.17.24
Tricia Cottnam finished in 2.21.08.
On Friday, October 4, Penarth and Dinas Runners also held a skittles night at Penarth Rugby Club.
During the night a £500 cheque was donated to St John's Ambulance from money raised during the running clubs two organised races, the Cosmeston Relays and Porthkerry 5.
A cheque for £500 will also be donated to Tenovus, the running clubs other nominated charity, in the next few weeks.
Over the last few years Penarth have managed to increase their yearly charitable donations from £600 to £1,000.
Penarth and Dinas Runners meet every Monday evening at Penarth Leisure Centre at 7pm.