Cardiff hosts Podium 5km House Nations Worldwide

Fast instances anticipated at Bute Park as a few of Britain’s finest highway runners are in motion on Saturday

The Adidas Podium 5km House Nations Worldwide takes place in Cardiff for the second time on Saturday night (August 12) over a lightning quick course in Bute Park, writes Alex Donald.

A number of the UK’s prime highway athletes will probably be testing their kind forward of the choice races for the World Street Working Championships in Newcastle in September.

Athletes will probably be competing for nationwide, composite and membership groups with bonuses for course information and Welsh all-comers’ information. The boys’s course file sits with final yr’s winner Jake Smith at 14:05 and the Welsh all-comers’ mark with Geoffrey Koech at 13:51.

Tom Mortimer (13:25) leads a powerful England staff that features Adams State Universities Cameron Allan (13:42), Jack Goodwin (13:51) and winner of the Mid Cheshire 5km in April, Jack Grey (13:47).

Stroud AC’s Mortimer is the quickest entrant on paper owing to his observe finest set on the Schifflange Worldwide final week that shows nice present kind, backed up by two additional sub-13:45 clockings in July. The present BUCS champion was additionally third on the UK Championships in Manchester this yr.

Cardiff 5km (Paul Stillman)

Sponsors Adidas are in all probability the strongest composite staff on paper with Omar Ahmed (13:42), Max Hayden 13:50, Richard Allen (13:51) and Kadar Omar (14:03). Each Ahmed and Omar are regulars to racing in South Wales having claimed victories on the ABP Newport 10km, Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run, Ogi Porthcawl 10km and the Cardiff 5km – Race For Victory already in 2023.

Allen has beforehand completed on each rung of the podium on the basic Podium venue in Barrowford together with his victory there coming in 2018 and extra not too long ago profitable the Trafford 10km in March this yr.

Welsh curiosity sits with Osian Perrin (13:47) who received the 5000m on the Natwest Island Video games final month, joined by Dewi Griffiths (13:33) who’s the present Welsh champion over 10km, half-marathon and marathon and is never crushed on Welsh soil.

Jon Hopkins, the 2018 Welsh 5km champion and 2022 Commonwealth Video games ninth placer within the 3000m steeplechase, joins Griffiths within the Swansea Harriers staff.

The ladies’s course file rests with final yr’s winner Annabel Simpson of Scotland at 15:51. The Welsh all-comers’ file is barely sooner, set by Charlotte Arter at 15:29.

Calli Thackery (14:58) is the standout favorite right here main the Adidas staff with a sub-15 minute finest set when profitable at Barrowford final yr, an additional Podium win at Leicester and notable performances together with a 3rd place on the Armagh Street Races in February and a number of BMC Grand Prix victories at Manchester in 2023 and at Trafford, Watford and Loughborough in 2022.

Cardiff 5km (Paul Stillman)

Kate Axford (15:49) has seven race victories to her title this yr together with over 3000m on the Loughborough Worldwide and together with Rebecca Johnson (15:46), may also seem for race sponsors Adidas.

Ellie Wallace (15:39) is joined by Holly Dixon (15:59) and Kate Maltby (16:03) within the English staff.

Jenny Nesbitt (15:17) was the runner-up behind Simpson within the inaugural version final yr and is conversant in the route, primarily based in Cardiff and at residence on the course round Bute Park. Beth Kidger (15:37) is the following quickest Welsh athlete.

Holly Archer (15:50) has excellent observe kind that features a silver medal on the 2021 European Indoor Championships over 1500m and is joined within the Puresport staff by Becky Briggs (17:00) who has a 2:29:04 marathon finest to her credit score which secured victory on the 2022 Therme Manchester Marathon.

Additional entrants within the girls’s contest embrace Rebecca Murray (16:00) who was fifth on the English Nationwide Cross Nation Championships in February and Gemma Metal (16:00), who will compete for Adidas Podium, including additional pedigree to the sphere as a former European cross nation champion.

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