Run Grangetown celebrates one year anniversary
27 November 2017
Run Grangetown Running Group has reached its first anniversary, and members celebrated the occasion with a sprint run around Grange Gardens and delicious cupcakes adorned with their new logo.
Formed last year after the success of the IAAF World Half Marathon, the group has gone from strength to strength with 3 mile and 5 mile runs taking place on a weekly basis, whatever the weather. After the group was formed, the long-term plan was for it to become self-sufficient and have the flexibility to allow community members to arrange their own runs and activities and this has happened much earlier than expected.
Jemma White a member of Run Grangetown said:
"Run Grangetown has grown over the past year from a handful of local runners to around 30 people who regularly run with the group, and with each other outside of our usual Tuesday session. We continue to grow, and have five members about to become qualified Run Leaders via Welsh Athletics. As part of our birthday celebrations we will also be ‘taking over’ Grangemoor Parkrun this week with members volunteering. I am very proud of the commitment and progression of all members, but especially the warm and supportive atmosphere of the group."
Gaining confidence from running with Run Grangetown, several of the group competed in this year's Cardiff Half Marathon with great success, the group now plan to take part in more competitive races over the next year.
The group's first anniversary was commemorated with a new logo designed by local graphic designer Leanne Tucker, placed on top of delicious cupcakes from cake shop Cup & Cake Bakery - a fitting reward after a celebratory run.
The group is open to all to join and welcomes new people; from complete novices to accomplished runners. Run Grangetown Running Group meets every Tuesday at 18:15 outside Channel View Leisure Centre and you can keep up to date with all news and events by joining the Facebook page.