20 Miler start

Merthyr 10K, Sunday 20th August 2017 10:00AM

Rhydycar Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1UT

Our annual 10K race along the scenic Taff Trail in Merthyr Tydfil. Always draws a good number of entries and provides a competitive race. Accurately measured certified 10K course. Start and finish is at Rhydycar Leisure Centre CF48 1UT.

Entries will open at 6PM on Thursday 4th May 2017, click the link to find out more...

LATEST NEWS

ONLINE ENTRY NOW OPEN:  http://my1.raceresult.com/73316/registration?lang=en

2016 results here -  Results 2016

Race overview
A scenic, accurately measured 10K race route, mainly along the Taff Trail
Course measurement certificate
Start, Finish & Race HQ at Rhydycar Leisure Centre (CF48 1UT)
Category Prizes, Changing & Showers / Refreshments / Baggage area.
First Aid Provision & Water stations
Unfortunately the course is not suitable for wheelchair athletes
Run under Welsh Athletics rules - race permit applied for
Race numbers are to be collected on the day
No entry fees can be refunded or deferred, even if the race is cancelled or re-scheduled
Race HQ is located in the cafe area of Rhydycar Leisure Centre (CF48 1UT)
Post-race refreshments and food available to purchase in leisure centre cafe
Baggage storage (at the competitors own risk)

Please Note: Headphones/Personal Stereos are not to be worn at this race as marshal's instructions must be obeyed at all times, people contravening this rule will face disqualification.

The course
The race heads North towards Merthyr College to do a short loop (keep left), then turns and heads down the Taff Trail to Troedyrhiw where you turn back to the finish at Race HQ on the same section of Taff Trail as the outward leg. It is predominantly a tarmacadam surface. The course map will be available nearer the race date.

2017 Merthyr 10K Map

Entry costs
Affiliated (inc. RunBritain members): £10
Unaffiliated: £12
Race limit is 400 runners
Minimum age is 18 years of age on race day.

Pre-race safety briefing information

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 left 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.

Are you fit to run?
It is the participants responsibility to ensure that they are physically fit to run and have adequately prepared themselves.

Water stations
One water station is planned to be on the course and one at the finish.

Prize presentations and results

The awards ceremony will take place at race headquarters at around Noon. 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

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 3 to count  - based on finish position.

Course records - to be added - new course introduced in 2014. Age groups to be amended.

Female      
Female V35-44      
Female V45-54      
Female V55+       
Male      
Male V40-49      
Male V50-59      
Male V60-69      
Male V70+      

Race photos

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

Accommodation
There is a Travelodge located 200 metres from the race HQ, see their website for details - 
https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/366/Merthyr-Tydfil-hotel

There are several hotels and B&B's in the area, contact Merthyr Tydfil tourist office for details - 01685 727474

Directions
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.

 

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