Charlotte Arter, an English runner who competes officially for Wales ran the Cardiff Sunset 5K road race in the time of 15:50, for the win. It was her first race since a force absence due to the coronavirus pandemic and the social distance protocols that were put in place.
“[That was my] first race in six months, thank you Welsh Athletics. It felt good to be back racing,” said Arter.
Charlotte Arter wins the Cardiff Sunset 5km in 15:58 (tbc) in her first race since March as competitive road racing restarts in Wales. Clara Evans second and Lucy Marland third.— AW (@AthleticsWeekly) September 18, 2020
Osian Perrin wins the men's race in 14:35 from Matt Edwards and Guy Smith. @WelshAthletics https://t.co/qdH4cy3i6r
The field was well spread by Arter’s aggressive front running as Clara Evans finished second in the time of 16:25, while Lucy Marland crossed the line in 16:54.
The 29-year-old Arter is the current Welsh record holder in the half-marathon distance having run 69:41 last year in Barcelona. Her best 5000m time is 15:40.15. She has run the 10,000m distance as quick as 32:15.71 in London in 2018. She is the defending 2019 British 10,000m champion from the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs.