British 10,000m champion, Charlotte, Arter wins 5K road race in Cardiff

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Start of race with Arter #147 leading the field. Image: Twitter

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.

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.

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