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The Henri Lloyd Abersoch 10K is firmly established as a favourite of many runners from around the UK. Both elite runners & beginners to the running scene relish the vast array of unique & satisfying elements that the Abersoch 10K has to offer.
Taking place in the very popular and picturesque surf village of Abersoch, North Wales, with its narrow streets of bustling café’s, pubs and trendy surf shops, the Henri Lloyd Abersoch 10K race kicks off by running through a street packed with spectators keen to support over a 1,000 runners and takes in some sensational scenery as it winds its way over challenging tracks and roads and up on to a spectacular viewpoint over Cardigan Bay, Bardsey Island and the dramatic Snowdonia mountain range. To ensure a spectacular end to this challenging race, worthy of its stunning backdrop, the 10K finishes on Abersoch’s main beach where runners have to negotiate the groynes, battle both hard and soft sand and dodge an ebbing tide, as you push yourself to a finish line with hoards of cheering spectators.
A professionally run race with a £1,000 prize fund and some nice product prizes. It includes bibtag timing technology, good marshaling, clear kilometer markers as well as prominent start & finish lines, drink station at 5km & the finish, medics & traffic management marshals, and a great after race party!
If you’re looking for a shorter distance to get your teeth into or you’re not old enough to enter the 10K (which is 15 & over) then the Abersoch Holiday Homes 3K Beach is for you. A winner for all levels of runners.
The Henri Lloyd Abersoch 10K takes place on Saturday 3rd JUNE 2017 at 10:30am this fantastic race will tick the most discerning runners boxes.
- ChronoChip bibtag timing,
- Water / energy drink stations
- Clear kilometer markers throughout course
- Good marshals & signage throughout course
- £1,000 prize purse plus product prizes
- Zinc Alloy top quality medals with bespoke lanyards
- Race rewards at the finish line
- Part of the ABERSOCH TRIPLE CROWN
Don’t forget the Abersoch Holiday Homes 3K Beach Race takes place at 9:30am on Abersoch Beach before the main race. Perfect for young runners, families or runners going for the race title & trophy. CLICK HERE for more details.
THE COURSE: The start overlooks the harbour, just past Manana restaurant and for the first kilometer the race runs through the high street and channels up Lon Pentre Bach to the Deucoch, then heads left down to the Sarn Bach crossroads. Heading straight over there’s a section of narrow lanes heading towards the far end of the beach. Then a short section of road running round the bay, then the main hill that is a track lasting for 0.3 of a mile (picking the right line up here will make it so much easier for you!). Some undulating roads for 2 miles, looping back round till you head down onto the golf course before joining the far end of the beach. One kilometer along the beach(including some groynes) to the finish just before the middle slip ramp.
2017 COURSE MAP. Click on the course map below for a larger version
THE VIEWS: This course is stunning, so while you’re running don’t forget to take in the scenery. Views of Cardigan Bay, St Tudwal’s Islands, Hell’s mouth & Bardsey Island, Abersoch itself & the golf course. This is the reason it will be such a memorable race. Take it all in & Enjoy it!
DRINK STATION: There will be a water & energy drinks station at 3 miles and at the finish.
TIMING: All runners will be provided with a D-Tag timing chip located on the back of their running number, This will record your individual time from when you personally cross the start line to when you cross the finish line.
MARSHALS: Good marshals are positioned at all key points along the course. When approaching road junctions, they will guide you along the easiest, safest route. Please listen to their instructions and refrain from deciding on your own route. It will only put both yourself & other road users in danger.
KILOMETER MARKERS: There will be clear Kilometer Marker signs throughout the course. Once on the beach you will see the finish line with at least half a mile to go, which is positioned along Abersoch Beach.
THE FINISH: The finish is clearly visible along Abersoch beach. You must cross the finish line and over the timing pad to get an authorised official finishing time. There will be a finish clock that will show the time from the gun, but your official time will be determined from when you actually cross the start & finish line, where the timing pad is positioned. Times will be available from the TDL Event Services Website straight after the race.
MEDALS & DRINKS: Zinc Alloy top quality race medals with bespoke lanyards, a bottle of water & energy drink & items like banana’s & Mars bars will be given to all 10K finishers.
RACE PACKS & FINAL ENTRY: Race information will be sent to you via email close to the event date with all the details you need for the race. Race numbers are to be collected from the Vaynol Arms in Abersoch on FRIDAY 2nd JUNE between 5pm & 9pm or from Race Control on SATURDAY 3rd JUNE between 6am & 10am.
NO HEADPHONE RULE NOW IN FORCE: The UK Athletics Association is now enforcing the rule that no headphones are allowed on any course that isn’t 100% closed off to traffic, which includeds the Abersoch 10K. They have the power to disqualify anyone caught using them during the race.
PRIZE MONEY: Over £1,000 of prize money is up for grabs in 2017 with loads of great product prizes from the sponsors too. Entry fee for the Abersoch 10K is £20 (or £18 if you are a member of an athletics club affiliated to Welsh Athletics or UK Athletics).
ABERSOCH 10K PRIZE MONEY CATEGORIES
MENS RACE WINNER : £200
MENS 2ND : £75
MENS 3RD : £50
WOMENS RACE WINNER : £200
WOMENS 2ND : £75
WOMENS 3RD : £50
MENS 40+ WINNER : £50
WOMENS 40+ WINNER : £50
MENS 50+ WINNER : £50
WOMENS 50+ WINNER : £50
(N.B. Only one prize can be won per athlete. I.E. If winner of the Mens 40+ category is also the overall race winner then he only takes the £200 prize money)
WHY NOT ENTER THE ABERSOCH HOLIDAY HOMES 3K BEACH RACE TOO? : The 3K Beach Race starts at 9:30am so it is possible to enter the 10K event too. The 10K starts at 10:30am so make sure you get yourself into the village quickly to the 10K start line if you decide to warm up with the 3k race.
ABERSOCH HOLIDAY HOMES 3K BEACH RACE PRIZE MONEY CATEGORIES
NEW COURSE RECORD (currently 10:16 by Iolo Hughes) : £50
BOYS OPEN : £75
GIRLS OPEN : £75
BOYS UNDER 14 : £50
GIRLS UNDER 14 : £50
BOYS UNDER 11 : £25
GIRLS UNDER 11 : £25
BOYS UNDER 8 : £10
GIRLS UNDER 8 : £10