Staff limber up for Cardiff half marathon
This year’s Cardiff Half Marathon was brimming with fit, energetic and highly trained Trinity staff members. Eight members of staff sporting university running vests lined-up after months of training to run the gruelling 13 mile course.
“Despite the strapped and taped ankles and knees all eight managed to complete the course in very respectable times” said Karin Thomas, one of the runners from the School of Sport, Health and Outdoor Education.
The other runners included Research and Development Unit staff Duncan Gardner in his first race who raised £260 for Tŷ Hafan and Gary Clifford who raised £300 for Lupus, Dorian Rees from the Halliwell Centre, who raised £650 for Marie Curie Cancer Research, Alison Connaughton and Bill Beynon from the School of Sport, Health and Outdoor Education, Catharine Bleasedale from the School of Initial Teacher Education and Training who at 1 hour and 48 minutes was the first female home out of the Trinity group and Jack Tremlett from the University’s Sports Centre who beat his colleagues running the course in 1 hour 31 minutes.
“This year the cool and sunny weather made running conditions ideal for the 11,000 or so runners taking part” continued Karin. “The race has grown considerably over the past few years and is now one of the top events in the autumn running calendar and is a great way to see the famous landmarks in the Welsh capital. The streets of Cardiff were packed with spectators who happily supported everyone who was taking part, be they fun runners or internationals.
“All in all it was a challenging but very rewarding experience and hopefully an annual event for a growing number of Trinity University College staff”.
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Jack Tremlett, Gary Clifford, Duncan Gardner
Front: Karin Thomas, Catherine Bleasdale,
(Dorian Rees, Alison Connaughton and Bill Beynon are not pictured)
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