A fast 5 miler set in a tranquil country park tucked away in the Darran Valley, two miles north of Bargoed.

A fast 5 miler set in a tranquil country park tucked away in the Darran Valley, two miles north of Bargoed. Built on the site of Ogilvie Colliery and its spoil tips, Ogilvie Colliery was the largest of the collieries in the Darran Valley and at its peak employed up to 1,500 men and boys. The first coal was raised in 1923 and the colliery closed in 1975. The colliery was the location for a 1973 episode of Dr Who, The Green Death, with Jon Pertwee.

2018 RESULTS: https://my5.raceresult.com/99417/results?lang=en#0_65928F

2018 PHOTOS: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sandomenicorrc/sets/72157700046311984/

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Online entry now open at the following link:

  • Scenic, accurately measured and certified 5 Mile race route, Welsh/UK Athletics Race Permit No. 2019-38867
  • Category Prizes / Baggage area(at competitors own risk / First Aid Provision & Water stations / Post-race refreshments and food available to purchase in park cafe
  • 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-schedule
  • Unfortunately the course is not suitable for wheelchair athletes 
  • 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

Parc Cwm Darren venue video - well worth watching!


Race Route and map

To be modified for the 2019 race. The dog-leg will be removed. Updated map and details to be added soon...

Entry costs

Affiliated (inc. RunBritain members): £10
Unaffiliated: £12
Race limit is 150 runners
Minimum age is 15 years of age on race day.

Race memento

Mug OR Travel Mug

Pre-race safety briefing information

You are responsible for being suitably fit and healthy to complete this event. Although all of the course is on a tarmac path or road, 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 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

2018 records shown below - 2019 will have a slightly modified course.

Clara EvansCardiff AAC30:22
Female V35-44Rachel LewisParc Bryn Bach RC35:21
Female V45-54Nicola JukesParc Bryn Bach RC33:40
Female V55-64Gillian MurphyLes Croupiers RC44:47
Female V65+Brenda AveryChepstow Harriers42:25
Female TeamParc Bryn Bach RC
MaleSamuel RichardsPontypridd Roadents AC26:57
Male V34-44Daniel TriggsNeath Harriers AC28:17
Male V45-54Adrian LewisAberdare AAC30:03
Male V55-64Peter ColesPontypridd Roadents AC32:32
Male V65+Colin DixonIslwyn RC46:05
Male Team
Pontypridd Roadents AC


By bus: Service 1 - Bargoed to Merthyr, Service 4 - Bargoed to Tredegar.

By bike: Use the Darran Valley cycleway from Bargoed or Fochriw.

By car: The entrance is midway between Deri and Fochriw (to the north of Bargoed). Post code CF81 9NR


Photos - © 2018 Johnny Lam.

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