Cardiff Blackweir Time Trial (CBTT)

Weekly FREE 5k event

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06/02/2008 at 00:35

Saturday 16th February sees the first of the CBTT events.

Having run a pilot run in January this is the first of the proper events and will be held every Saturday thereafter. They will start at 9.00am on the Taff Trail along side Tesco Extra - Western Ave, run down in to Bute Park, do a loop and then run back to Tesco.

Runners/Joggers of all ages and abilities are welcomed, you will need to register by noon on the Friday before you intend to run.

To Register or for further details go to www.parkrun.com/cbtt_home.aspx

06/02/2008 at 07:26

Looking forward to the first of the regular time trials on the 16th, but how flexible can you be with the route?

Just a little worried about the council's plans off the area just off North Road where work has already started (without full planning permission) to put a new access road and bridge into the park. This is on the far side of the course between the 2-3k mark. 

06/02/2008 at 15:58
Looking forward to it.
06/02/2008 at 17:58

This really is a great idea - the kids can enjoy the Saturday morning Tescos experience whilst I go for my run.  Well done Phil C for organising !!!    

Love Monkey - when are the hooligans at CCC going to start hacking up the park ??

06/02/2008 at 20:53

CCC already done a lot of preliminary work assuming they are going to get the go ahead.

New double lane bridge across into the park and new access roads to fields for 'events'.

And there's me thinking the park should be a nice green open space rather than an 'events' venue

08/02/2008 at 14:54

Hi all

 I've just registered for this & will hopefully be there on 16th!  Never done anything like this before, have only been running on my own since December altho I am in training for a half marathon at Silverstone in march with other people from my gym

Do I just turn up & be ready to run?  I'll be coming on my own so will there be somewhere to put my car keys etc or do I need to carry them with me.....

 Thanks for any advice & hopefully see you there

08/02/2008 at 17:35

Hi SW22

Now that you've registered you just turn up ready for a 9.00am start. There will be someone at the start/finish who will look after your keys. There should also be a few of the boys there who have run Silverstone the last 2 years, so may be able to give you a bit of info.

10/02/2008 at 16:26

thats great, thanks!

 see you there!

11/02/2008 at 01:44
Well it's less than a week to go now - nerves starting to kick in!! There seems to be a bit of interest between here, Fetch Everyone and talking to people, just got to keep the fingers crossed that all goes well.
16/02/2008 at 14:07

Thanks to everyone who turned up this morning whether you were taking part or helping out.

I hope you enjoyed your run. Any feedback would be appreciated. 

16/02/2008 at 14:13

It was a great morning. A lovely venue and friendly crowd.

Sarah

16/02/2008 at 14:21

What a fab time I had!  Felt a bit daunted at the start - lots of long legged athletic bods  . Chat friendly, marshalls and fellow runners encouraging, and *brilliantly* organised.  I was well and truly at the back of the pack, but chuffed to bits with my time and still buzzing from those endorphins.  Will be back!

Nam
16/02/2008 at 14:28
I'll mark the thread and lurk for a bit... 24:30 for a last finisher still sounds a bit too scary for me...
16/02/2008 at 15:34

Nam,

All are welcome no matter what time you run.

All are friendly and encouraging and most "long legged athletic bods" used to be towards the end of the field so come along. No excuses, it's free and friendly.

16/02/2008 at 16:56

Ah, LM, you've given me hope that praps one day I'll be long legged

C'mon Nam, I *know* you'll be faster than me.  I was really encouraged today, cos first impressions I felt a bit out of place, but realised that I wasn't - it's not a traditional race, purely racing against yourself.  And I've noticed that at other  more established time trial venues there's a much bigger spread of ability, so as the event grows, so will its appeal to a wider spectrum of participants. 

16/02/2008 at 19:09

Go for it NAM - and please take as long as you like !!  

V.important for those marshalls who don't want to get home too quickly (DIY and other horrors lie in wait..)

16/02/2008 at 19:23
I went just to have a look this week as my ankle was dodgy but will hopefully be running next week.... im definetly gonna be last so at least you will beat me if ur there nam!!  im estimating half hour at best
Nam
16/02/2008 at 19:37
I've already got plans for next week but maybe the saturday after...   I injured last autumn and put on a stone and now breaking in new orthotics...  I'll probably be at least 35 minutes...   Will give it a shot though... 
18/02/2008 at 13:22

Hi Nam,

I was there taking pics I was looking out for you and TT as i thought you may be there.  It is a great event I think you would love it (I was last at Afan Tri (I met you there in case you don`t remember me i was the one who was LAST and had chips afterwards LOL)).

SouthWales22 - Did you manage your Sunday run? (I am presuming you are the lady I was talking to after the runners had shot off and we waiting for their return,

sarah 

18/02/2008 at 13:45

I was in..............................BED!

Sorry chaps I could not escape the duvet. Went for a run later.

Next week I will attend.

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