Morganstone recently returned as headline sponsor of the historical Butetown Mile, which took place just a stone’s throw away from our Schooner Wharf development, in association with Cardiff Community Housing Association. The route started at the top of Bute Street, part of Butetown, traditionally home to the African and Caribbean population of Cardiff, and ends in Cardiff Bay.
The iconic run dates back to the 1980’s when it was first established, attracting runners from all over the United Kingdom, seeking to beat their best one mile running times. This year’s event started with the Elite Run, followed by the traditional Fun Run, open to all of the family, with some young entrants in pushchairs even taking part with their parents.
1st Male Elite Race: Gareth Hurman: 05:05
1st Female Elite Race: Danielle Phillips: 06:05
1st Male under 12, Fun Run: Issac Williams: 06:44
1st Female under 12, Fun Run: Nina Leigh: 08:00
The race was started by Stuart Davies, Business Development Director, who said, “It’s very important to us at Morganstone to get involved with and support the local communies in which we are working. Whilst I used to enjoy wet conditions as a rugby player, I seldom encountered anything like the weather for this year’s race, so congratulations to one and all for their participation.”
Nia Collard, Community Engagement Manager for Morganstone said, “Despite the heavy rain on the day, the race went ahead with a good turnout. It was wonderful to see the local community of Butetown coming together in support of such an iconic event.”
This year’s event, held on Sunday August 26th raised money for Ronald MacDonald House, Cardiff, a purpose-built house near to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital. Dr Sarah Fry, one of the Event’s organisers chose the charity because, “They have a new building at University Hospital Wales (Heath Park), providing free accommodation for the families of children receiving treatment at the hospital, a place that they can call home, along with support and a safe environment where families can share their experiences with others in similar situations.”
Ken Evans, Contracts Manager for Schooner Wharf said, “It was great to be involved with the event for the third year running, with Morganstone being main sponsor for the past two. We have worked closely with Cardiff Community Housing Association on our Schooner Wharf development, and hopefully will for many future projects.”
Alongside Morganstone as main sponsor, the event this year also had financial support from Cardiff Bay Rotary Club, and Cardiff University, School of Healthcare Sciences. The Canton Chargers Running Club were also involved with the organising of the event and volunteering on the day.