Course records for this event are held by Ben Noad (14.29, 2002) and Zara Hyde-Peters (16.25, 2000)
In 2016, on 18th May, the opening race of the SSAFA Cardiff 5K Series, Martin Rees of Les Croupiers (vest number 261) set a world’s best time for a 63-year old of 16:40. Martin came in 16th placed overall in a field of over 180 runners.
This was the fourth time Martin has achieved a world best; in July 2003, he set a world’s best time of 15:00 as an M50. In May 2008, he ran 15:38 in the M55 category followed by a time of 16:17 in May 2013 as an M60.
Some other stats:
Most individual wins (Men): Carwyn Jones with 7 (seven)
Most individual wins (Ladies): Angela Heeley (nee Tyrell) with 6 (six)
Previous winners of the Series from 1999 to last year are contained in the following pdf.