Its the World Half Marathon this coming Saturday (26th March) and the race will be passing our own doorstep on Penarth Road. We had a great turn out of supporters to cheer on the runners at the last half marathon in October and it would be great if we could do it again! There is likely to be lots of press coverage for the event with many elite athletes taking part, including Mo Farah, so it will be a good opportunity to get the dogs out there! We have a fair few of our supporters running in aid of Friends so it would be fab if we could be there to cheer them on!
The elite womens race starts at 1.35 but Penarth Road and the surrounding roads close from 12.30 til 3.30 so we need to be at CDH in time for the closures.
We are also giving a shout out to our early riser walkers, it would be amazing if we could get all of our pooches walked before the roads close at 12.30
Well done to EVERYONE who hit the roads and braved Storm Katie on Saturday! She was an unforgiving and formidable force of nature - but the brave and courageous runners just kept going! High Fives to our spectacular Pilgrims Caz, Rebecca and Stacey, and to everyone who ran for a good cause. We saw so many runners taking part for worthy and deserving charities!
The Pilgrims took up their customary position on the roundabout!
Becky, Emma, Janet, Ricki, Babs, Michele, Alison, Charli, Shelley, Susie and Eve .... happy band of Pilgrims!
We were joined by CDH residents Bracken, Teddy, Phoenix, Sandy, and Scruff....
And made sure we were there in time to see the first runners, the Elite Ladies!
Mo Farrah very kindly wore purple in support of 'Team Friends' [img style="max-width:100%;" src="
And coming up verrrrrrry close behind Mo, massive respect and thanks to our fab three, Caz, Rebecca and Stacey, who did us proud running in Friends purple!
The hill from the roundabout looks pretty harmless, but we know how much it hurts, and our cheers of encouragement gave a lift to the runners as they passed us!
The sea of runners coming towards us seemed endless!
Whether they were running for a good cause, for personal achievement, or just for the fun of it, we take our hats off to everyone who took part!
And to our pilgrims who made sure that despite the road closures, none of our precious pooches missed out on their walkies, we want to say a mahoosive