Sunday 3rd December 2017 

THE 19TH CAMBRIAN NEWS ABERYSTWYTH CHARITY 10K

 

***RACE FULL***                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
ABERYSTWYTH CHARITY 10K, SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER, 1.00pm

UKA Licence Number 2017-27856, Certificate of Course Accuracy 15/466 

£14 UKA affiliated runners, £16 unaffiliated 

JUNIOR 1-MILE PROM DASH 11.30 am (ages 7 - 17) £3 entry on the day, or by entry forms available at the Junior training sessions.

THE 10K RACE IS NOW FULL SO THERE WILL BE NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY . If you wish to give up your place, please let us know (anita.worthing@btinternet.com) so that it can be allocated to another runner. Your entry fee will be refunded minus £1.50 for card charges and cheque postage.

Final date for refunds Wednesday 22nd November as the entry list has to be sent to the chip timers and race info e-mailed to participants at the end of the week. 

For details of the race and route, and previous results, just scroll down past last year's race report.

All race proceeds go to local charities. If you also wish to raise sponsorship for a charity of your choice, sponsorship forms are available from the following links:

Welsh sponsorship forms  

English sponsorship forms 

ENTRY LISTS - 650 entries Click here for entry list    Click here for team list

*updated 21/11/17 with latest cancellations & replacements* 

The entry lists now show runners' race numbers. 

RACE INSTRUCTIONS - full race instructions will be e-mailed to every participant a week before the race.

NUMBERS AND TIMING CHIPS are to be collected on the day at Race Registration in the bandstand, any time from 10am to 12.45pm.

Numbers must be fixed to the FRONT of your vest, timing chips attached to your shoes Instructions for attaching shoe chips 

WATER - there will be a water station half-way round and water at the finish line.

BAG STORAGE - there will be a manned bag storage area in the bandstand.

FIRST AID - provided by St Johns Ambulance. If you are unwell, ask the nearest marshal to summon them.

HEADPHONES must not be worn as the route is open to other users. Anyone wearing headphones will be disqualified.

DOGS are not permitted to run with participants.

PRIZES - Podium prizes, Age-Group prizes, Team prize and Club prize to take place around 3pm in the Bandstand.

The route is open to the general public so please be considerate.

There is a narrow section under a bridge with runners in both directions - SINGLE FILE here and keep left, it will be strongly marshaled!  

There will be tea, coffee and mince pies in the bandstand after the race, free to runners, marshals and supporters though donations are welcome!

 

 

Race Report for Aberystwyth 10k 2016

Congratulations to everyone who completed the race! We had a record number of participants which means a record amount of money raised for local charities. The weather was kind to us and the new bandstand was a fantastic venue. Many thanks to all our enthusiastic marshals and all the other helpers. 

Race results are available on www.myraceresults.co.uk

The course record wasn't broken but there were many PBs due to the excellent conditions.

Thank you to all our sponsors:

The Cambrian News of course, our main sponsors, who provide the medals and bib numbers.

PD's Diner who provided bottled water for the finish line.

MW Scaffolding who provided the Start/Finish gantry.

Greggs who provided the delicious mince pies.

Castell Howell who provided the very welcome tea, coffee and sugar. 

The new Aberystwyth Tesco's for donating many prizes - and 2 marshals!

Mountain Warehouse for donating children's prizes.

Our course record sponsors, Cactws and Harddwch Siriol Beauty, get to keep their vouchers for another year! 

Thanks, too, for the support from St John's Ambulance - we couldn't hold the race without them but they weren't very busy yesterday, fortunately; thanks to Raynet for spotting race numbers at various locations round the route and relaying the details to our commentator, to keep the spectators informed of how the race was developing; thanks to our wonderful commentator himself, Andy Davies, who kept us entertained for several hours; and thanks to the Air Cadets for their sterling work at the 5k water station.

Thanks to all the photographers who turned up and whose photos are already on their websites or Facebook pages: Through a Lens Photo (Facebook), Dan Wyre Photography, Daniel Thorogood (Aberystwyth AC Facebook page), and Steven Wride photography.

And of course, thank you to all our lovely runners, we hope you enjoyed the race and that if you were running for your own charity, you reached your target. It was great to see so many smiling faces in the winter sunshine! 

Congratulations to the winners Aled Hughes of Aberystwyth AC, who finished in 33:12, and Carol Glover, 40:42. The running club who was first to get 3 runners through the finish was Aberystwyth AC, and the winners of the Team trophy (after a recount!) were Aber Graduates - well done all.

Any queries, please contact anita.worthing@btinternet.com  

 The Race:

The route

The start and finish are North of the bandstand, opposite the main entrance of the Marine Hotel.

The route goes to the South end of the prom, round the harbour, down the road under Trefechan Bridge, onto the red-painted cycle path, and follows the cycle path behind the football club and police station.

Continue on the right-hand track towards Starling Cloud and the 3k mark, then follow the path where it bears right, and turn right onto the footbridge leading to Min y Ddol.

Follow Min y Ddol to where it joins the main road at Pen y Bont hill, turn left down this road then sharp left under the road bridge. Immediately turn sharp left again up the ramp onto the pavement.

Follow the pavement all the way to Blaendolau gate, taking the short cut through the newly-planted Coed Aber.

The 5k water station will be on the grassy bit just as you go through Blaendolau gate.
Continue along the path and turn right just before the green footbridge, following the path round the playing fields and under the road bridge again. Keep straight on behind Morrisons then turn right on the gravel track past the entrances to Cae Ceredig and Ystwyth Surgery. Turn left at the main road and follow the pavement till it rejoins the cycle track at the police station, then the rest is the reverse of the outward journey!

Note that the 1km and 9km markers are in the same place, as are the 2km and 8km markers. The 3km and 7km markers are opposite each other on the cycle path / footpath respectively. The race will, of course, be fully marked and marshalled!

Race details

View the route animated on a map here 


The
Aberystwyth Charity 10k is a fast, flat race following roads and paths around the town that takes runners along the promenade, through the harbour, and around the Rheidol river's edge to finish back at the race registration.  At Carl Williams' instigation the race was first held in 1999. Since then it has grown into one of the most popular flat road races in mid-Wales. 

The first race was jointly organised between Carl, Aberystwyth Athletic Club and Marie Curie Cancer Care to raise funds for the charity. It was an immediate success so the event continues and in 2001 Macmillan Cancer Support took over Marie Curie Cancer Care's role.

In 2010 the race was adopted by the Cambrian News as part of their 150 year celebrations. 

Cash prizes are awarded to runners in all age categories. 

The Dolphin Trophy is awarded to the fastest finishing team (not athletic club) comprising at least three runners, using the fastest 3 times from each team.  

 

  

 


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