Saucony athlete Charlotte Arter created Welsh running history last weekend as she smashed the national Welsh 10-kilometre record at the Leeds Abbey Dash.
Running a stunning time of 31 minutes 34 seconds, Arter took 41 seconds off Angela Tooby’s previous mark of 32.15 set in 1984 to also move her both fifth in Europe for 2019, and fourth on the UK all-time list.
She was wearing the Saucony Type A9 racing flats. Gareth Lloyd, Saucony Marketing Manager said
“We are delighted to support Charlotte with her ongoing success during this record-breaking season and look forward to seeing what she can achieve this cross-country season.’’
He continued, “The Type A9 is an excellent racing shoe that pushes the runner to achieve personal bests thanks to its featherweight and responsive low-profile.’’
Charlotte Arter told Welsh Athletics “It’s always a fast start at Leeds, I tucked in amongst the leading women and some of the guys for the first 3k, but by 5k I felt it slowing and I decided to push on. Coming back into town I was looking at the watch thinking I was on for a low 32min time, maybe just under, but it wasn’t until I saw the clock in the last 100m that I realised how quick I’d run. I’m delighted to break another Welsh record.”
Saucony, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, is a leading global running lifestyle brand with its widely recognized brands Saucony and Saucony Originals. Founded in 1898, Saucony has offered up some award- winning innovations, including EVERUN, ISOFIT, ISOKNIT, Geometry of Strong and the Total Run System apparel line.