There’s always something to do in North Wales, wherever it’s a fun-filled day out with the family or a tranquil afternoon spent exploring some of the most beautiful areas you’re always like to find.
If you’re up for an altogether different experience and want to challenge yourself, there are plenty of upcoming endurance events in North Wales to get stuck in to over the next couple of months.
The most forthcoming occasion and one that is a firm tradition amongst locals is the Rhyl 10 Mile. The seaside town is sure to be filled with eager entrants who want to test themselves on a flat surface on the 23rd of February – a perfect opportunity to beat your personal best, perhaps? Entry fee is £19 for those not associated with Run Wales and £17 for those who are setting off from East Parade.
Little more than a week on from the 10 Mile, the 2nd of March brings with it The Island Race set in idyllic Anglesey. Find your feet on the famous Menai Bridge with no worry of cars to interfere with your run in this event that encompasses the sights of Beaumaris Castle and more. This event is organised by Always Aim High who are one of the forerunners in organising endurance trials throughout the north of Wales. Whether you’re trying to better yourself or just want to give it a good go, this half marathon is set to be fantastic.
The curtain closes on March with the Vale of Clwyd 10 KM Race, set in beautiful Denbighshire. Encompassing the stunning vale itself, there’s plenty of reason to give your all to this event on the 30th of the month as there are great prizes up for grabs for those who finish in the top positions. A challenging road race which has a 350 runner capacity, act fast if you want to get in on the action as the spaces are bound to fill up.
If you’re thinking of using the previously mentioned events as practise, conquering the Triathlon Pwllheli should be testing your capabilities to breaking point. The word synonymous with this distance competition would have to be ‘gruelling’ as it is likely to test even the most experienced of amateur athletes. Things start off relatively gently with a 400m swim at the Leisure Centre in Pwlheli before the ante is truly upped with a 12 mile cycle before finishing off in a 3 mile sprint to the finish. The 20th of April will bring with it many challenges for anyone and is likely to give you “the triathlon bug” to enter more for the future.
“The Donadea 50km” (duplicate names) by www.flickr.com/photos/peterm7