Saucony athlete Arter smashes 35-year-old Welsh 10k record

Saucony athlete Charlotte Arter created Welsh running history this weekend as she smashed the national 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.
Arter was a convincing winner in the day claiming victory by over 20 seconds from Abbie Donnelly in 32:00 and Beth Potter with 32:05.

The victory caps a record-breaking year for Arter in which she has also become both the parkrun world record holder and the Welsh half marathon record holder.

She claimed victory wearing the Saucony Type A9 racing flats, the highly popular running shoes which weigh just 153g.

The distance runner will now turn her focus back to cross country as she targets success at the European Cross Country Championships at the end of the year.

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.

“The Type A9 is an excellent racing shoe that pushes the runner to achieve personal bests thanks to its Featherweight and responsive, the low-profile.”

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