WE WILL NOT BE ORGANISING THIS RACE IN 2020, IT WILL BE BACK IN 2021.
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.

2019 RESULTS: https://my7.raceresult.com/131726/results?lang=en

Sponsored by ASICS and  MOTI, visit their website for details and store locations - www.mymoti.com

MOTI have kindly donated three spot prizes for us to present to three lucky runners - to the value of £50, £30 and £20.
A draw will take place during the race presentations based on race number, you have to be at the presentations to get the spot prize

Race overview

  • 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!

https://youtu.be/pB8nKmL4Uzg?t=22

Race Route and map

The improved 2019 course consists of two laps. Starting on the West side of the lake, you proceed South for 400m then turn North to do two laps of the park, before turning back in alongside the lake to fiish near the amphitheatre.
Certified, accurate course - No. 19/419

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.
Please note: Caerphilly council charge for parking at this venue, the cost is £3 for all day. Please ensure you have the correct change for the pay and display machine.

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, FV65+.

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.

MOTI have kindly donated three spot prizes for us to present to three lucky runners - to the value of £50, £30 and £20.
A draw will take place during the race presentations based on race number, you have to be at the presentations to get the spot prize.

Course records

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

Category
AthleteClubTIme
Female
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

Directions

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

Credits

Photos - © 2018 Johnny Lam.

Sponsored by MOTI

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Race sponsored by MOTI - www.mymoti.com

LATEST NEWS

MOTI have kindly donated three spot prizes for us to present to three lucky runners - to the value of £50, £30 and £20.
A draw will take place during the race presentations based on race number, you have to be at the presentations to get the spot prize.

Full race information can be found on fellrace.com - click on the image below to open the race information in a new window.


The scenic 20 Miler and 10 Miler races set on the Taff Trail in the heart of the Welsh Valleys
Rhydycar Leisure Centre, Merthyr Leisure Village, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1UT

2020 RESULTS: https://my.raceresult.com/139085/results

LINK to race photos to follow..

COVID-19 (CoronoVirus) - THE RACE IS STILL ON.
San Domenico will continue to follow UK Athletics and UK Government advice concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
By now everyone should be fully informed of events regarding Coronovirus, our countermeasures are as follows:
We are an entirely outdoor event.
No Handshaking.
Water Bottles at the water stations are sealed, not opened.
Water station marshals will be wearing medical latex gloves.
Do not take refreshments of any kind from anyone else.
None of our volunteers are symptomatic.
If you, as an entrant or spectator, are symptomatic do not attend the race.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
PARKING: You must follow the directions of the parking marshals, they will direct you to park in the public car park which is to the left of the leisure centre.
RACE HQ: Is not in the leisure centre, it is located to the right of the leisure centre main entrance (under the canopy).
START / FINISH: Located at the rear of the leisure centre, from registration walk around to the rear of the building.

Race overview

  • Scenic, accurately measured and certified 20 Mile and 10 Mile race routes, Welsh/UK Athletics Race Permit applied for.
  • Category Prizes / Baggage area(at competitors own risk / First Aid Provision & Water stations / Post-race refreshments and food available to purchase in leisure centre 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-scheduled
  • 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

Start Times / Cut-off Times

20 Miler - 09:30AM start
10 Miler - 09:30AM start
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: For the 20 miler there is a 4 hours 30 minutes cutoff time, at 10 miles we will operate a 2 hours 15 minutes course closure.

Entry Limit

20 Miler - 400
10 Miler - 100
Entries close: when race is full or 6PM Friday 13th March 2020, whichever is the sooner.
Entries on day: only if places are still available after pre-entries close.

Entry Cost

20 Miler
Affiliated: £20.00
Un-affiliated: £22.00
10 Miler
Affiliated: £12.00
Un-affiliated: £14.00

Race Route and map

Using the improved, faster 2019 course consisting of two laps for the 20 Miler. One lap for the 10 Miler. 
Certified, accurate course - No. 18/123 and 18/122
Elevation - approx. 600ft climb / 600ft drop

Race memento

20 Miler: T-shirt
10 Miler: Race memento - buff

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

Several water /aid stations are planned to be on the course and one at the finish. The water will be in bottles not cups. Gels will also be available at some of the water stations.

Prize presentations and results

The awards ceremony will take place at race headquarters at around 12:30PM. 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, FV65+.

Male - 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
1st in each of the following age categories - MV35, MV45, MV55, MV65+.

Team prize - First 3 runners to count - based on finish position. Male teams / female teams

Course records

2019 records (new course):

Category
AthleteClubTIme
Female
Louise FlynnUnaffiliated
02:18:40
Female V35-44Louise FlynnUnaffiliated02:18:40
Female V45-54Chris WebbSwansea Harriers02:44:30
Female V55-64Fiona Davies
Pontypridd Roadents AC
02:49:56
Female V65+Brenda EvansPontypridd Roadents AC
03:32:58


MaleOliver Williams
White Rock Runners01:56:50
Male V34-44Tim Iveson
Built & District RC01:58:44
Male V45-54Mike Tate
Port Talbot Harriers
02:18:33
Male V55-64Steve Davies
Pont-y-Pwl & District Runners
02:24:05
Male V65+Robert Lewis
Unaffiliated02:50:39



Credits

Photos - © 2018 & 2019 Johnny Lam.

Sponsored by ASICS and MOTI

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