CDF Runners meets for runs every week offering various distances at every pace.
These runs are supervised by Pacers who offer running support and encouragement. Water and squash are provided after every run. We meet in the Nike store in St David’s 2; bags can be left in changing rooms which will be locked during the run.
It’s free and all athletes* are welcome. (Well, as long as you’re 18 or over!)
*”If you have a body, you are an athlete.” – Bill Bowerman
We’re different from many other clubs in that we’re not affiliated and have less emphasis on competition. We do have some very fast runners who win races, but we also have brand new runners, and experienced runners who don’t really want to race. Everyone is treated equally and will support each other no matter what their aims.
CDF Runners is here to support all runners needs. If you have any questions about running and/or products, please come and see us:
Mondays 18:30 – Recovery Run
Options to run 3k/5k/7k at a nice easy pace to stretch your legs after the weekend.
Wednesdays 18:30 – Speed/Strength Session
We love to hate these sessions! Sprints, intervals, circuits, mini-races. All designed to get you running faster, improve your technique and do something different than pounding the streets.
For Monday and Wednesday, simply turn up at the Nike store in St David’s 2 at 18:15, and if it’s your first time let one of the coaches know so you can fill out a quick health and safety form. No need to book, sign up or pay any fees!
Sundays 9:30 – Long Run
Options from 10k and up. We have a standard route around Bute Park, which we then add to depending on what distance we want to do. Running in a group is the best way to increase your mileage and with us you’ll never run on your own. This is an easy paced run so there’s never a worry of being ‘too slow’ or ‘not good enough’.
We’re all in it together, and there’ll always be loads of people happy to run with you at any pace.
Arrive at the Nike store for 9:15, drop your bag and go!
Saturdays – parkrun
Not an official club session, but we try to frequent parkrun as much as possible, including trips to courses all over Wales and sometimes beyond!
From June 1st 2017, CDF Runners will end its long association with Nike and begin a new chapter with independent local chain Moti.
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We commit to taking a zero tolerance approach to homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in our own sport and other sports, whether in the stands, during competition or amongst officials, coaches, staff and volunteers.
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