2024 Race Report | Always Aim High Events

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2024 Race Report


Our exhilarating race season kicked off yesterday in the picturesque town of Llandudno with the highly anticipated Nick Beer Llandudno 10k road race.

This marked our second year of hosting this event, now firmly entrenched in its 32nd year on the race calendar.

Despite initial weather concerns, race day unfolded with a crisp, dry atmosphere, accentuated by a welcome appearance of the sun as the event progressed.

An impressive turnout saw over 750 eager participants register for this year's edition, with 625 enthusiasts eagerly poised at the starting line, ready to tackle the challenging 10k course.

In the fiercely competitive open race, Simon Cole of GOG Triathlon set a blistering pace, dominating from start to finish. Clocking an impressive 5k split of just 18:32, he crossed the finish line in an astonishing 33:55, securing the coveted top position. Close behind, last year's champion James Yarwood of Wrexham AAC claimed second place, crossing the line in 35:16, followed closely by Themis Bower in a commendable 35:24.

In the women's category, Emma Alofs of Cybi Stiders emerged victorious, crossing the finish line in 41:15, with Anna Matthew closely trailing behind in second place with a time of 42:32. Emily Pegg of Rossendale Harriers AC rounded off the top three with a time of 45:19.

The Age Group winners were spread across a number of local and national club members, with the winners of each category below:

Vets 40-44

  • Female: Bev Atkin - 46:12
  • Open Garteh Fletcher - 38:43

Vets 45-49

  • Female: Cara Williams - 46:34
  • Open: Stephen Skates - 37:28

Vets 50-54

  • Female: Amanda Bailey - 45:27
  • Open: Nic Brook - 36:58

Vets 55-59

  • Female: Rachel Threadkell - 52:43
  • Open: Owen Humphreys - 38:28

Vets 60-64

  • Female: Carole Wilkinson - 457:50
  • Open: Steven Gardner - 41:33

Vets 65-69

  • Female: Anna Ashton - 54:16
  • Male: David Lancaster - 44:24

Vets 70-74

  • Female: Eliszabeth Evans - 54:07
  • Open: Barrie Wells: - 52:16

Vets 75-79

  • Open: Peter Simpson - 59:09

Vets 80+

  • Open: Dennis Smith - 1:15:25

*Full event results: TDL EVENT SERVICES RESULTS

Prior to the main event, the festivities kicked off with a 1k kids' fun run, with all proceeds generously benefiting the local charity, St. David's Hospice. The event was a resounding success, raising over £1500 for this worthy cause.

The previous race organisers, John & Kay Hatton, expressed their satisfaction with the seamless execution of the event by Always Aim High Events, remarking, "It is a great relief for us that the event has been taken over by such a professional organisation as Always Aim High. We are thrilled that you have maintained the community spirit of the race, with St. David’s Hospice benefiting from a very generous donation." It's truly an honour to contribute to the continuation of a race with such a rich history.

Tim Lloyd, Director at Always Aim High Events, extends heartfelt gratitude to the North Wales Road Runners for their invaluable marshalling support on race day. He also extends sincere appreciation to all the local sponsors - Tesco Llandudno Junction , Premier Toyota, MKM Builders Merchants Llandudno Junction, and the St. George Hotel - whose support was instrumental in making the event a success.

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