5K Cardiff St Davids Day

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Nam
22/02/2008 at 14:50

SW22 I honestly don't think I'll be much paster than that...

If you've trained for a half and you've got the miles in your legs you may well surprise yourself

28/02/2008 at 16:31

Hi All,

 After reading these comments, you have given me the courage to enter. This will be my first race and I'm a bit unsure of what to expect. Can anyone tell me what happens on the day as regards to best place to park my car...changing....do we have to enroll on the day and what would be a good time to get to the event.

Thanks John s...

Nam
28/02/2008 at 16:36

I've just had my race pack through.  It come with your t-shirt, race number and 'instructions' and directions...

Or are you entering on the day.

Nam
28/02/2008 at 16:41

Apologies if I'm teaching a granny to such eggs John...  

If you're entering on the day, get there at least an hour earlier.  Race start is 10am so get there for 9am. 

At the start there'll be a registration tent where you hand over your tenner and get a race number, which you pin to the front of your top with safety pins you'll be given.

Instructions specify to be at the start line around 20mins before the start.

Parking:  voucher parking by North Road, College Rd, City Hall etc or in the Sophia gardens Car Park.

28/02/2008 at 18:05

Hi thanks for the reply, I entered on Tuesday online so mabe I will get a pack in the post on Fri/Sat if not will get there about  09:00 ish with my reference number. Is the start at the castle end?

Thanks      John S...

29/02/2008 at 18:30
im a bit unsure about where the start is too... i didnt really understand the map!  not being from cardiff im not up with the place names on the map either
Nam
29/02/2008 at 18:37
The start is by the ambulance station near the changing rooms. Closest parking is North Road. Easy walk from Castle though... Start is NOT at castle.
29/02/2008 at 20:20

OK...now I'm ready North Road parking and hopefully better weather than today!! good luck to you all.

John S...      

02/03/2008 at 07:21

Hi all i have done this one for the last two years and it is a perfect race for the first timer, a little tip if you are entering on the day ( not just this race, any race ) take your own pins in case they run out. Good luck everyone 

redrobbo

02/03/2008 at 12:38
so how did we all get on?   quite a nice little event, my dog loved it!!!
Nam
02/03/2008 at 12:52
I met up with a fellow local forumite who is following a run-walk programme and it was her first ever race.  She hadn't even done the distance yet and we got round with only tiny stops in just under 33 minutes, so BIG slap on the back for her!
Nam
02/03/2008 at 12:54
We started right at the back of the pack and I was running behind the girl in the dragon outfit most of the time, as the swing of the dragon's tail was a nice mesmerising pace!
Edited: 02/03/2008 at 12:55
02/03/2008 at 13:00
well done!!!  think i was just over 25 mins... are they putting the results up on the website at all?
Nam
02/03/2008 at 13:19

They did last year.

Great time.

Anyone doing the Barry Waterfront (Ty Hafan) 5k in May?

Event Details

I just started a thread if anyone is interested

Edited: 02/03/2008 at 13:22
02/03/2008 at 14:19

Hi All

Just finished this race, I am some what suprised by my time. If my stopwatch is correct I finished in about 19' 12. My pb was set last week during the blackfriers 5k time trail which was 20' 06. It says on the runners world website that the course was measured and certified. Did anyone check the distance using thier garmin or any other type of course distance measuring watch. If anyone can help it would be most  appreciated.

Thanks

02/03/2008 at 15:42

Thanks Nam

I havent stopped smiling yet

02/03/2008 at 15:45
well done everyone - sounds like you all had a good one
02/03/2008 at 17:00

Robert - you've got me thinking now, i got my 1st 5k time of 25.36 at the time trial last saturday... today i got 25.05 according to my hrm but it felt like i was running slower today than last week

perhaps the distance wasnt right if i can easily knock 30 seconds off my time in a week??

02/03/2008 at 17:38
Knocked over a minute off my p b and did'nt feel i was running noticibly faster so you might be right Southwales22, the results can be found here when its next updated probably in a day or so.             http://www.lescroupiersrunningclub.org.uk/results/
02/03/2008 at 18:49
thats great - thanks
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