Bristol & West runners make their mark in Cardiff Sunset 10k

KURT Taylor was involved in a dramatic finale to the Cardiff Sunset 10k road race last night.

The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured right) was neck-and-neck with Cardiff AC’s Mattie Edwards as the pair chased Wales international Tom Marshall to the finish line.

Marshall had a three-seconds advantage to secure victory in 30:32 with both Taylor and Edwards awarded the same time of 30:35 and a joint second place.

In many respects the trio were enjoying their own private race as they were well over a minute clear of B&W’s Josh Moody in fourth (31:49) while the fifth-placed runner was a further 20 seconds adrift.

B&W’s Reuben Keating was happy to clock 36:49 in 45th place, carving 18 seconds off his PB set earlier this year in the Cheltenham Festival 10k.

Taylor’s personal bests stands at 30:15 while his fastest time this year, 30:22 set at the Speedwell 10k in Chepstow in May, is the third fastest in the South West Rankings for 2021.

Moody ran a season’s best of 31:19 in that same event, just outside his 2020 PB of 31:19.