Young people in Wrexham have been pounding the pavements in preparation for the Cardiff half Marathon on 1 October.

Yasmin Sides, Jade Griffith and Sam Sides recently completed a 10k training sessions with their mentor Gareth “Alfie Thomas” in readiness for the big event.

They met up at Cardiff Arms Park – the home of Cardiff Blues – the prep included a welcome reception for the runners and a chance to catch up with other teams, a talk from Gareth “Alfie” Thomas and coach James Thie, who went through how the runners should be spending the final weeks of training. They also met James Baulch the Gold medal British sprint athlete and TV presenter.

Everyone then had a team warm up before running a 10k around Bute park.

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The next training session is with Run4Wales in a couple of weeks where the young people will do another 10k in Denbigh.

Photo shows Yasmin, Jade and Sam with Alfie and at Cardiff Arms Park.

All three will be running for charity with Sam running for Hope House, Jade is running for the Gunjur project which she visited earlier this year and Yasmin will run for the National Austic Society.

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