At the heart of the city, you will get a sense of rugby heaven as you pass the Rugby Stadium, one of the most well-known icons of modern Wales. Running north from the stadium, you will be treated to a 100m stretch of street art depicting flags and scenes from around the world, where runners are often keen to spot their flag and pose for a photo. Just a stones throw away, Cardiff Castle is hovering over the city and runners will take in the beautiful view of the old castle built by the Normans in the 11th century on top of a 3rd century Roman Fort.
Winding down the narrow streets of the City Centre, runners lap the impressive Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral; one of only 3 Roman Catholic Cathedrals in the UK associated with a choir school. For the fotrunate ones, runners may even pass the Cathedral when one of the beautiful choirs is performing. A perfect pit stop before heading towards the Cardiff Bay.
Taking in the sights of chic Cardiff Bay which will include a visit to the dramatic Wales Millenium Centre and Welsh National Opera; opened by the Queen in 2004, it remains one of the liveliest and unique centres for performing arts in Europe. Runners will also lap the the open air Captain Scott exhibition, commemorating the spot where Captain Scott and his team of intrepid explorers commenced their voyage to the South Pole on the SS Tera Nova in 1910. Other notable sights that you will view around Cardiff Bay include: the Welsh Parliament, the Doctor Who Experience, the Norwegian Church and the Cardiff International Sports Village.
On a clear day and for those joining us on early morning runs, runners will be treated to a stunning sun rise over Cardiff Bay as the city slowly wakes up.