Credit: Welsh Athletics
Runners from Cardiff and afar took part in the capital city's annual 5K race on Sunday evening (30 March) in the village of Whitchurch, which also hosted both the Welsh 5K Road Racing Championships and Inter Area Match.
The event was further accompanied by a vast array of street food stalls, live music stage and so much more, holding the local community at its heart.
The day also marked a men's course record, with Omar Ahmed, a regular on the South Wales Road Racing scene, beating Jake Smith's 2022 time of 13:59 by a matter of just four seconds, followed closely by Richard Allen (13:56), George Couttie (14:09), and Kenji Nener (14:09).
Pontypridd Roadents AC member Clara Evans was the first woman to cross the finish line, at 15:54.
One runner, who took part in the run, told The Cardiff News:
"The race was absolutely fantastic! It was really nice to see such a mixed group of runners taking part in the event, alongside a huge crowd of supporters that made the atmosphere extra special. I think the community spirit played a very large part in what made the evening so great."
WATCH: Runners take part in an organised warm-up before the race - Credit: Claire Ellis
A row of street food stalls on Merthyr Road, keeping both runners and spectators satisfied - Credit: Claire Ellis
Members of the community getting ready to cheer on participants - Credit: Claire Ellis
Winner of the race, Omar Ahmed crosses through the finishing line - Credit: Welsh Athletics
The first woman to complete the race, Clara Evans of Pontypridd Roadents - Credit: Welsh Athletics
The finish in Whitchurch Village - Credit: Claire Ellis
Runners passing by The Methodist Church on Penlline Road - Credit: @lauramiles86/Twitter
People eagerly waiting for the gun to be fired - Credit: Claire Ellis
The Les Croupiers Running Club - Credit: @lescroupiersrc/Twitter
Derek Brockway, best-known for presenting the weather on BBC Wales, alongside his colleagues Sue Charles and Emma Thomas
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