Merthyr 10k

An annual 10K race along the scenic Taff Trail in Merthyr Tydfil. Always draws a good number of entries and provides a competitive race. Accurately measured certified 10K course. Start and finish is at Rhydycar Leisure Centre CF48 1UT.

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Race overview
A scenic, accurately measured 10K race route, mainly along the Taff Trail
Course measurement certificate.

Welsh Athletics Race Permit No South R.A.C.RR-82

Start, Finish & Race HQ at Rhydycar Leisure Centre (CF48 1UT)
Category Prizes, Changing & Showers / Refreshments / Baggage area.
First Aid Provision & Water stations
Unfortunately the course is not suitable for wheelchair athletes
Run under Welsh Athletics rules - race permit applied for
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
Race HQ is located in the cafe area of Rhydycar Leisure Centre (CF48 1UT)
Post-race refreshments and food available to purchase in leisure centre cafe
Baggage storage (at the competitors own risk)

Please Note: 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.

The course
The race heads North towards Merthyr College to do a short loop (keep left), then turns and heads down the Taff Trail to Troedyrhiw where you turn back to the finish at Race HQ on the same section of Taff Trail as the outward leg. It is predominantly a tarmacadam surface. The course map will be available nearer the race date.


Race Website

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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