Cardiff Half Marathon
Date Of Event - 1st October 2017
The Cardiff Half Marathon takes place this year on 1st October.
Kevin Summerhayes last year broke the Guinness World Record for running a half marathon in full Firekit including helmet and boots with a phenomenal time of 1 hr, 48 minutes and 23 seconds!! Kevin was joined on the run by about 30 other firefighters and in total over £6425 was raised for charity! Kevin, for this year's event has recruited Fireman Sam to put together a huge team of Fire Service personnel to take on several World Record attempts over the weekend of the race.
Here is a current list of Guinness World Record attempts over the weekend of the half marathon:-
Sept 30th – Day before Half Marathon – LOCATION – Cardiff City Centre
Guinness World record attempts
· 1 mile road Race in fire kit
· 1 mile road race – Firefighter’s Carry (in shorts etc – No fire kit required)
· 1 Mile road Race – Female Firefighter in PPE
Fireman Sam to also HELP train a group of Children to run the Family fun run!
Half Marathon Day - LOCATION - Half Marathon Course - Oct 1st
Guinness World Record attempts:
· Fancy Dress team of 4 Fire Engine
· Most Fire service personnel from a brigade to take part in a half marathon
· Firefighters Kit and BA - Male
. Firefighters Kit and BA - Female
· Fastest Chief Fire officer
. Fastest half marathon 20lb
. Fastest half marathon 40lb
· Fastest half marathon 60lb
· Fastest half marathon 80lb
· Fastest half marathon 100lb
· Fastest half marathon full fire kit female
· Fastest half marathon Oompa Loompa
· Fastest half marathon as a chef
The Half Marathon route takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and elites.
The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and runners then head down past Cardiff City Stadium on the way to Penarth. They take in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay. Runners run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and Wales Millennium Centre.
The course then heads towards the north of the city and runners will complete a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake before the grandstand finish in the heart of the city at the Civic Centre.
The wheelchair race will start at 9:50am and the rest of the field will start at 10:00am. Check out the interactive route map on the home page to see the Cardiff Half Marathon route in more detail.
The course will be policed and marshalled throughout. Race day facilities may be subject to change.
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