SSAFA Cardiff 2016 5K Race Series 2016 - RACE 2
It's that man again - Martin Rees sets another world's best time!
Race 2 on 22nd June was run in cool-ish but all the same rather humid conditions, hardly helpful for those looking for a new PB.
Martin Rees (Les Croupiers) didn't seem to notice however. He broke his previous world's best time for a 63-year old - 16:40 in Race 1 - finishing Race 2 in 16:27. And 12th overall in a field of over 130 runners. There was only one M-category runner ahead of Martin, Huw Evans, LCRC, an M40 contestant in 6th place with a worthy 16:03. Behind Martin, the next placed senior runner was Ifan Lloyd of Swansea, category M55, in 22nd place with 17:01
Carwyn Jones (Cardiff AAC) continues to set the pace, clinching a second top spot, but only by pushing hard at the finish to hold off Dan Nash (East Cornwall). Jones came in at 15:02, ten seconds faster than his Race 1 victory, just three seconds ahead of Nash.
Despite dropping to fourth place in this race, Tes Goitom (Les Croupiers) shaved another seven seconds of his Race 1 time, finishing in 15:31, six seconds behind James Thie (Cardiff AAC).
Latest standings for the Series are available to download below.
Race 3 is set for 20th July .
This fast and flat Bute Park course is a favourite with speed merchants; course records are held by Ben Noad (14.28) and Zara Hyde-Peters (16.25)
You can enter on the night - just get to the Blackweir Tavern around 17:30
All categories welcome and prizes will be awarded for 1st to 3rd, Males and Females
The Series is held under UK & Welsh Athletics rules and is a CAAC Calendar Event.
World record time set in Race 1 !!!
M60 category world's best time
On 18th May, in the opening race of the SSAFA Cardiff 5K Series, Martin Rees of Les Croupiers set a world's best time for a 63-year old of 16:40. Martin came in 16th placed overall in a field of over 180 runners.
The next placed M60 runner was Elio Lepore in a time of 19:03. Elio and Martin were the only M60 runners to break the 20-minute barrier.
*** RESULTS *** SSAFA Cardiff 2016 5K Series Race 1
Race 1 - results from 18th May
Results for all 182 runners.
Full schedule of times and positions now available as a downloadable pdf document.
Please see under Resources section below.