Cardiff's friendly, flat & fast race series!!

Races Cancelled for 2012

  • Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the races for 2012.
  • Sorry, for inconvenience. Hope to see you in 2013.



Previous Info

Online entry will soon be available from this site, and race forms will be downloadable from this site or you will be able to pick them up soon from Run and Become, Cardiff's Specialist Running Shop, on Wood St (opposite Cardiff Central Station). Entry on the day will be available for all races - please arrive at around 6.30 if wishing to register on the night.

Please note the change of start time to 7:15pm.

This race series is held on flat, traffic-free loops of roads and good-quality paths in  scenic parks close to central Cardiff. The Self-Transcendence Races are part of a global series of events founded in the late seventies by Sri Chinmoy, ranging from track meets to ultra-distance & multiday races. The Self Transcendence Race series in Cardiff is ideal for first-time racers and beginner runners, as the courses are flat and the distances are moderate - starting with a two miler. It is also popular with club runners chasing PB times or looking for a fast workout as preparation for 10k races etc. Water and SIS "GO Electrolyte" sportsdrinks are provided at the start/finish (and also mid-race on the 4-miler). 


Prices are as follows - one race: 3 pounds for club runners, 5 pounds for unaffiliated. 

The above dates are approved by the council and submitted to Welsh Athletics. We will use the Pontcanna Fields course this year for both 3 mile and 4 mile races, with the start line close to the RIDING STABLES on the Spine Road.

More Info:Registration is open from 6.30pm in our tent by the Spine Road of Pontcanna Fields near the stables. Changing/showers will be open 6pm to 8pm on each race night, and the nearest car parking is at Fields Park Road.

Medals & Prizes: Medals are awarded to the first seven male finishers and first seven female finishers. There are also medals for the first three men and women aged 50-59, first two men and women 60-69 and first man and woman over 70.

These are different to the usual 35+ veteran categories used in other races - we use the same age bands as the other Self-Transcendence races held throughout the world).

Minimum ages - as per the Welsh Athletics License the following will now apply:

2 mile race - min. age 11 years on day of event.
3 miles - min. age 13 years on day of event.

4 miles - min. age 15 years on day of event.
3 x 1 Mile Relay - min. age 9 years on day of event.

For details of the agegroup categories in each race see the entry forms.

Any questions? Contact  Run and Become on 02920 232346 or


PONTCANNA FIELDS: The 3 Mile and 4 Mile races are held at Pontcanna Fields - ample free parking and changing rooms / showers are located at the end of Fields Park Road. 


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BUTE PARK / BLACKWEIR: *This course not in use in 2012*

Races including the relay are sometimes held at Blackweir changing rooms, Bute Park. The marker on this map shows the changing rooms, but you need to park outside the park and walk in - there is lots of pay & display parking alongside North Road.


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Course Records & Previous Season's Results


Friday 13th May 2011  2 Mile Race  Pontcanna Fields - Results & Pics

Friday 3rd June  2011  3 Mile Race  Pontcanna Fields - Results & Pics

Friday 8th July   2011  4 Mile Race  Pontcanna Fields - Results & Pics

Series winners & new course records for 2011

Click here for the RELAY ENTRY FORM

Friday 22nd July  2011  3 x 1 Mile Relay Llandaff Fields - Results & Pics


Friday 14th May 2010  2 Mile Race  Results and Photos
Friday 4th June  2010  3 Mile Race  Results and Photos
Friday 9th July   2010  4 Mile Race  Results and Photos
Friday 23rd July  2010  3 x 1 Mile Relay Results and Photos


May 15th 2 Mile Race Results Photos
June 5th 3 Mile Race Results Photos
July 10th 4 Mile Race Blackweir / Bute Park Results Photos
August 7th 3 x 1 Mile Relay Blackweir / Bute Park Results Photos


May 16th (2 Miler) Results Photos
June 6th (3 Miler) Results Photos
July 11th (4 Miler) Results Photos
July 25th (3 x 1 Mile Relay) Results Team Photos

Results from all past seasons:

Cardiff Self-Transcendence Series 2007

Cardiff Self-Transcendence Series 2006

Cardiff Self-Transcendence Series 2005

Cardiff Self-Transcendence Series 2004

Cardiff Self-Transcendence Series 2003