5th August 2018
2nd August 2018
Traditionally held at either end of the Summer, the Vale of Clwyd 5k & 10k events will take place on the same day in 2018. 2 incredibly scenic routes, ideal for seasoned runners and beginners alike, combined with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, will make this an event day to be enjoyed by all. The same 2 ‘measured accurate’ routes will be used and the event licensed by Welsh Athletics.
The VOC 5k was voted in amongst ‘the top 100 races in the UK’ last year – it’s a cracking route and runners often comment on the simplicity and friendly feel of the event. Runners of all abilities are drawn to test themselves on the pleasant, undulating route and 2018 will be the 6th staging of the VOC 5k.
Start, finish, registration and facilities at Ysgol Bryn Clwyd school, Llandyrnog. Jez Brown finished 2nd in 2014, and said: ‘Brill race, so well organised and nice to see a few hills in a road race!’
RACE RECORDS: Male – 16:36 Paul Wathan (2015) Female: 18:06 Mia Roberts (2016)
The VOC 10k is simply a bigger version of the 5k route, again a circular loop – this takes in the villages of Llangwyfan, Llangynhafal and Henrerwydd before its return to Llandyrnog and the finish. Same undulations, same great views as the 5k! 2018 will be the 7th staging of the VOC 10k.
Start, finish, registration and facilities at Ysgol Bryn Clwyd school, Llandyrnog.
All finishers will receive their event-specific medal at the finish line.
Sharon Hughes did the VOC 10K in 2016, and said: ‘Thoroughly enjoyed the 10k! Beautiful scenic course and well supported – particularly like the rural/community/personal touch…will definitely run another event!’
RACE RECORDS: Male – Steven Boyton 35:34 (2012) Female: Isobel Redfearn 40:03 (2014)
5km race start: 10.30am
10km race start: 10.45am
Denbigh, Denbighshire LL16
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There are 2 reviews for this event.
Scenic, low key, great value for money. Definitely not a pb course, but that's not what you go to the Clwydians for!Any other notes?
The 10k went fine ;-)
A friendly, inclusive event set in delightful countryside.Any other notes?
The undulating course is challenging, particularly in the extreme heat on August 5, and this is not a route for a PB. I refuse to pay the large entry fees demanded by some commercial races and was pleased to see this event has kept the price to a reasonable level. Having just thrown away a load of race medals and trophies as I'm moving house, I would prefer to see a useful memento for each runner, such as a Buff-type neckwarmer, and a bottle of wine or a bottle of local craft beer for category winners.