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Cardiff Half Marathon 2019

Over 80 runners took part in the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 6th October for Prostate Cymru. Cardiff Half Marathon is the second largest road race in the UK after the Great North Run and this year broke records with 27,000 people taking part. The popular annual 13.1 mile race took the runners from Team Prostate Cymru around the capital including Cardiff Bay and Roath Park in the Autumn sunshine.

The Cardiff Half Marathon was the second day of Cardiff’s Festival of Running. On the first day, Saturday 5th October, Prostate Cymru’s mascot Wesley the Walnut took part in the festival’s mascot race alongside NSPCC’s Pantosaurus, Macmillan’s Muggy and Bruiser from Cardiff Blues. Fully recovered from Saturday’s exercise, Wesley the Walnut was up and about in Cardiff on Sunday to raise awareness and cheer on Prostate Cymru’s runners. Wesley the Walnut was helped around the Runner’s Village and surrounding areas of Cardiff by year 12 Welsh Baccalaureate students from Bryntirion Comprehensive School who were volunteering with the charity.

The Prostate Cymru runners from across Wales took on the challenging event to raise money and awareness for the charity, pledging to raise at leas £200. Many runners were taking part to show support for family members, friends and members of the community who have experienced prostate issues such as benign prostate disease and prostate cancer. Some runners had experienced prostate cancer personally and ran to show their appreciation for the charity’s work. The team included Luke Surrey who has recently had his prostate removed, David and Peter Richards who ran in memory of their father Islwyn Richards and members of the Rockey and Green families who were supporting fathers Ian Rockey and John Green respectively.

Our brilliant team completed the Cardiff Half Marathon in impressive times ranging from one hour, thirty one minutes and sixteen seconds to three hours, fourteen minutes and thirty one seconds. Prostate Cymru would like to congratulate all members of the team for their participation in the race and for choosing to support the charity. We would also like to thank specialist nurse Gaynor Newton and awareness volunteers Ian Norton and Simon Marriott for raising awareness of prostate issues in the Runner’s Village and masseurs Daniel Morgan and Aaron Fulton-Brown from Beaches Chiropractic and Risca Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic respectively for soothing the aches and pains of our runners pre and post race at our base in City Hall.

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