2009 SD20 Start 14

9:30AM, Sunday 17th March 2019

2019 San Domenico 20 Mile & 10 Mile races

 Sports Hall, Rhydycar Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, CF48 1UT

New faster course for 2019 and a 10 Miler option!

ENTRIES NOW OPEN: https://my3.raceresult.com/85546/registration?lang=en

If your 2018 race entry was carried over to the 2019 races, you will be on the list here: https://my6.raceresult.com/85546/participants?lang=en#0_23C00E


Race overview

  • Scenic, accurately measured 20 Mile and 10 Mile road race routes, along the Taff Trail
  • Start, Finish & Race HQ at Rhydycar Leisure Centre (CF48 1UT)
  • Excellent training race or long run for Spring Marathons
  • Category Prizes, Changing & Showers / Baggage area (at the competitors own risk) - all in race HQ
  • First Aid Provision - Water / Electrolyte / Gel stations
  • Chip timing including a 10 mile split in the 20 miler
  • Run under Welsh Athletics rules - permit number: SOUTH R.A.C.RR-31
  • Course measurement certificates - TBA
  • Race numbers and timing chips are to be collected on the day
  • No entry fees can be refunded or deferred, even if the race is cancelled or re-scheduled

The course

The start is 50m South of the Leisure Centre on the Taff Trail path which is located to the rear of the Leisure Centre.

Pre-race safety briefing at 09:25AM on start line.

10 Miler course - Certificate of Course Accuracy 18/122

The 10 Miler uses the first 10 miles of the 20 miler, with approx. 280 feet of climb.

Head North towards Merthyr College for 1 x small loop of 1 mile.
Head South down Taff Trail for a 9 mile loop.

20 Miler course - Certificate of Course Accuracy 18/123

The 20 Miler has 560 feet of climb compared to the previous course which had 1250 feet of climb. So whilst it's not flat it should still be significantly quicker than the old course.

Head North towards Merthyr College for 1 x small loop of 1 mile.
Head South down Taff Trail for a 9 mile loop.
Head North towards Merthyr College for 1 x small loop of 1 mile.
Head South down Taff Trail for a 9 mile loop.

Course map here (one lap for 10 Miler, two laps for 20 Miler): http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1967863805

Entry costs

San Domenico 20 Miler - start time 9:30AM
race limit 400. Min. age 18 on race day




San Domenico 10 Miler - start time 9:30AM
race limit 100. Min. age 17 on race day





20 Miler time limit

For the 20 miler there is a 4 hours 30 minutes cutoff time, at 10 miles we will operate a 2 hours 15 minutes course closure.

Water stations

There are three water stations on the course, giving a total of twelve opportunities to hydrate. 

The water stations are at the following distances:

Start / 1M / 3.2M / 5.3M / 5.7M / 7.7M / 10M / 11M / 13.2M / 15.3M / 17.7M / Finish

Race numbers - spot the difference

 20 Miler race number - black  10 Miler race number - red
 20Mracenumber 10Mracenumber

Headphone, earphones, ear-buds and similar equipment

 Along with many other race organisers we have endeavoured to persuade runners not to wear headphones, earphones or similar equipment during races. These efforts have failed and consequently we have no alternative but to adopt a strict disqualification practice for any runner seen wearing headphones, earphones or similar equipment. In respect of this race it is important that runners can hear the verbal warnings and instructions issued by race marshals.

Are you fit to run?

You are responsible for being suitably fit and healthy to complete this event. Although the majority of the course is on the Taff Trail, we do not have exclusive use of it so please observe the normal rules of traffic and obey any instructions given by the marshals. There are a number of anti-vehicle bollards in the centre of the path, please take care when passing these. If possible warn other runners of their presence.  Unless otherwise directed by a marshal stay on the right hand side of the route.  If you injure yourself or see anyone hurt please inform the nearest marshal. There will be first aid cover during the event.  There are several access points on the Taff Trail where spectators can watch the race, please observe any instructions given by a marshal at these points.

20 Miler race memento - technical wicking event t-shirt

2018 20 Mile shirt

  • We guarantee t-shirts for all pre-entries
  • We guarantee the correct size t-shirt for all pre-entries up to midnight on Saturday 2nd March
  • Your t-shirt is to be picked up inside the race HQ after you finish the race
  • You must produce your race number to collect it
  • The t-shirt size is allocated as requested by you at time of entry
  • For entries on the day we cannot guarantee a race t-shirt, but we always endeavour to provide one, never failed yet :-)

10 Miler race memento - multi-function headwear (aka Buff!)

not the best photo, but you get the idea...

 2018 10 Mile Buff

Prize presentations and results

The awards ceremony will take place at race headquarters at around 1:15PM. On race day, provisional results will be displayed at race headquarters as soon as available. Results will also be posted on the San Domenico website as soon as possible after the race: www.sandomenico.uk

Race categories, team competitions and course records

20 Miler

Female:1st, 2nd, 3rd. 1st in each of the following age categories - FV35, FV45, FV55+.

Male: 1st, 2nd, 3rd. 1st in each of the following age categories - MV35, MV45, MV55, MV65+.

Team prize: First 4 to count  - based on finish position.

10 Miler

To be added soon...

Course records - 2019 will see a new course, so all new course records

20 Miler - new course for 2019

Female Angharad Mair Les Croupiers RRC 02:24:31
Female V35-44 Lisa Brindley Maindy Harriers 02:50:18
Female V45-54 Angharad Mair Les Croupiers RRC 02:24:31
Female V55+  Shirley Hume Westbury Harriers 02:56:34
Male Tom Charles Trafford AC 01:53:51
Male V40-49 Richard Gardiner Aberdare VAAC 01:56:19
Male V50-59 Paul Rose Maiden Newton Runners 02:18:22
Male V60-69 Christopher Nellins Penarth & Dinas Runners 02:36:19
Male V70+ N/A N/A N/A

10 Miler - new race for 2019

Race photos

Please visit our 'flickr' site to see photos from previous years - here.


Travelodge located 200 metres from the race HQ, see their website for details - http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/366/Merthyr-Tydfil-hotel
There are several hotels and B&B's in the area, a typical search engine is http://www.bedandbreakfastsearcher.co.uk/south-wales/merthyr-tydfil.asp

Directions to the event

The Race HQ, Start and Finish are at Rhydycar Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1UT. Take the junction sign-posted; 'Merthyr Town Centre' and 'Rhydycar' from the A470 dual carriageway. This will take you under a steel bridge. At the first roundabout, take the 3rd exit (right) to Rhydycar Leisure Centre. Rhydycar Leisure Centre will be on your left. Parking is available in front of and to the side of Rhydycar Leisure Centre. The race HQ is in the main hall.

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