Thousands take part in 2016 Cardiff Half Marathon

Thousands of runners and well-wishers have descended upon the Welsh capital today for the annual Cardiff Half Marathon.

The 13.1 mile race got underway at 10:00am in the city centre.

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Cardiff Half organisers promise a full marathon in 2017

The organisers of the Cardiff Half Marathon say the city will host its own marathon next year.

The start of Sunday's Cardiff Half Marathon

Run 4 Wales chief Matt Newman told the BBC an announcement would be made "in the next two weeks" of a full marathon to take place in April.

It recognises that at the moment Wales uses the London Marathon as its Welsh championship, which is crazy.

The demand is there. We've got plans in place... they're almost finalised.

– Matt Newman, Run 4 Wales

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