Cardiff parkrun

Race Date: Saturday, 22/02/2020
Race Distance: 5 Km

Katy likes running in Wales! This visit was planned 3 weeks ago after Charlotte Arter set her latest record here, but it was in doubt earlier this week - the Taff flooded Bute Park and both courses were completely underwater! However the council have done a good clean up since the water receded and the paths were largely clear of mud, and the overnight rain hadn't re-flooded the park!. Out and back down the river through the park with a loop at the city end, all on tarmac, it is a nice course with little in the way of decline and incline, and the large field spreads out nicely. Reasonably well sheltered from the stiff crosswind too! 774 runners this week, and although Charlotte's record wasn't in danger, a couple of objectives were achieved. For those who like their 'facilities' the huge Tesco next door provides amply. We had a nice celebratory brunch in the Pot Bistro a little way away, however.