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What wonderful news this week about the prestigious IAAF World Half Marathon Championships coming to Cardiff in 2016.

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After the great success of this year’s Cardiff Half Marathon, I felt totally confident that the Cardiff event organisers, Run 4 Wales under the chairmanship of Nigel Roberts could prevail in the recent pitch to the council members of the IAAF in Monaco. With the very best athletes both male and female from around the globe descending on Cardiff in 2016, with friends, coaches etc this is a huge opportunity to present our capital city to the world.

Let’s give every support possible to Nigel and all involved to maximise this opportunity to promote Cardiff in what will be an Olympic year.

Roll on 2016.

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Well done to all those involved in last weekend’s successful Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon.  It was another wonderful Cardiff Halfexample of a well organised, safe, friendly, Cardiff sporting event, enjoyed by spectators, elite runners and 19,000 participants of all ages and nationalities.

Cardiff really can compete with any city around the world when it comes to organising events of this type.

I do hope that a lot of youngsters in Wales who fall into that category of being overweight might be inspired by all those happy faces of other young people who will never beat a world record but enjoyed being part of such a fun event; even if it takes them over 3 hours to complete the course.

Good luck Nigel Roberts and the Run 4 Wales team in your application to stage the IAAF World Half Marathon in 2016 in Cardiff!

Finally, my involvement was limited this year but I supported the event by looking after one of the organisers, Ben’s dog for two days so that he could assist with all the arrangements necessary to make the event such a success.