Charlotte Arter continued her fine form to win at the Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run.

Cumbrian Arter, 27, led from the off as she targeted Angela Tooby’s 35-year-old Welsh record on Sunday.

The Parkrun world record-holder looked determined to create more history on the flat course around Cardiff’s historic Bay as she reached the halfway mark at the Cardiff Bay barrage in 16:07, a second inside Tooby’s standard.

A strong headwind slowed her progress, but not enough to stop her from blitzing the women’s field to take the win in 32:49 ahead of Belgium international Nina Lauwaert, who was 26 seconds behind, and Clara Evans.

“It’s brilliant to get the win, especially racing on the streets of Cardiff. The conditions were tough in those last two miles but I’m delighted to get the win,” Arter, from Stockdalewath, said after the race to Fast Runnings' website.

“I was hoping to run a PB and I knew, if I did that, I would have got the record. I was on pace at the halfway mark and I was feeling good but the wind made it tough and, in the end, I just wanted to make sure I finished strongly to get the win.

“The year has started really well, I want to keep on building momentum now. I’m heading off to America next week for a few races and an altitude camp. 

“My main aim is to hit the 10,000m hard in May, but I just have to keep on enjoying it and keep working hard.”