I ran this rather windy race yesterday and enjoyed it!! I thought the course was great, it was good for the runners to see the other runners, and great for the spectators who got to see their friends/family quite a few times other than just at the start and finish. I'm glad the medal/t shirt and goody bag were good value. I didn't get to see mine as my 5year old daughter had swiped it from my grasp whilst i was gratefully gasping in the sea air at the finish!! Definately one for next year.
I am really pleased everyone enjoyed the new Llandudno 10.
I was up at three that morning setting up the course with event director Chris Yorke.
The winning time of just over 51min was superb considering the weather was hardly ideal and a sprint finish at the end seeing the eventual winner taking the first prize by just 1sec.
I ran the course that evening and its a real tester if your not fully fit being pretty flat for the first 8.6miles.
With only the Church Walks (Nick Beer 10k) part of the course to slow you down this is one of the quickest 10milers around with twenty five competitors two of them female breaking the hour and by the looks of those who took part everone enjoyed it.
With such positive feedback you can guarantee this race will become just as successfull as the old race.
Superbly organised throughout.
Really enjoyed this race, although the elements slowed me down a bit, but that just added to the challenge.
Will definately be doing this agin next year.
I t was good to see the front runners go past and then realise when you got the point you'd passed them just how far in front they were!! unbelievable these guys, great to see and be in the same race.
Fantastic, brilliant PETER JOHN LEWIS well done!
p.s. how do oyu rate this race on here?
I am pleased to see this event get such good feedback, it was well organised and a good course.
I think the down hill/flat finish was brilliant and just what was needed after running through that wind!
See you all next year
I have been involved with the new llandudno 10 race from the very start and for those who are unfamiliar with what is involved in organising an event of this size me included it has taken almost a year of continued planning.
First of all there was the emense cost but thankfully we were able to obtain sponsorship from both the Assembly Government and Welsh Athletics but it was the support given us by Conwy Council that was most important.
They realised from day one that an event of this size was good for the local economy and fully supported it.
There are so many people in the background that without their assistance the race couldnot have gone ahead and i think the work undertaken by race directors Mr John Hatton and Christopher Yorke should receive praise.
Mr Hatton is the organiser of the successfull Nick Beer 10k and realised the benefit to the community of staging the 10m race and the benefits it would bring.
I myself attended several of the council meetings and was trully surprised at the workload involved in organising a new race of this size.
Just remember why the likes of London have over three hundred permanent staff to run their marathon because running an event of any size takes commitment on a grand scale.
I will never grumble ever again about the excessive entry fees asked by event organisers because i realise the enormous cost in staging such events.
With what i saw on Sunday the Llandudno 10m race should have an excellent future and who knows if it becomes as popular as the original race it may become a serious championship event.
I am led to believe that had the original race continued it was in consideration for being included as part of the British 10m Road Championships but who knows what may be instore for the future for the new Llandudno 10.
It certainly deserves to succeed.
With so many local races disappearing due to health and safety legislation its great to see a once popular race return so you can guarantee i will be up early next year setting up the course.
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