Hannah Sterritt (BMus 2015) shares her experience of training for the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon and using the Cardiff Bay 10k as motivation to kick start her training.
For the last four years I have been a dedicated spectator and cheerleader at the Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, resolutely announcing after each race that ‘I’m definitely going to run next year.’ This January as my new years resolution, I finally committed and signed up to run the 13.1 miles as part of #TeamCardiff.
I’m fundraising for neuroscience and mental health research, something I believe is a great way to benefit those affected by neurodevelopment disorders such as autism, ADHD, schizophrenia Alzheimers and Parkinson’s disease.
To help me stay on track with my training I took part in the Cardiff Bay 10k. I really enjoyed the race and in terms of Cardiff University/ Cardiff Half Marathon training, it was a great milestone to reach. I managed to complete the race in 1.02.18, which my running friends say puts me in good stead for getting a good time in the Cardiff University/ Cardiff Half Marathon in October! It was a gloriously sunny day which meant there was a huge crowd supporting the over 5000 runners who took part, and a fantastic atmosphere! As a complete running beginner, this was my first ever race – just goes to show where you can get with a New Year’s Resolution!