The Welsh 10km Road Running Championships will take place on Sunday 11th February at the Nick Beer 10km race in Llandudno.
The event will also host the Welsh Inter-Regional Road Running Championships which sees competition for athletes competing for each of the four Welsh regions.
Early stages of the 2017 Welsh 10km Championships
The race itself began in 1993 and is named after Nick Beer who was a popular and active member of North Wales Road Running Club who deliver the race.
Starting on the promenade at 12 noon, the route takes athletes on a loop of the Great Orme and through the centre of the historic Victorian seaside town before returning to the promenade to finish outside the Venue Cymru Exhibition Centre.
Andrew Davies (Stockport Harriers) is likely to challenge the course record of 30.34 set by Nick Swinburn in 2009. The Wales and Great Britain & NI International will use the race in preperation for a Spring Half Marathon and ultimately as part of his build up to the Commonwealth Games Half Marathon on the Gold Cpast in April.
The talented Master 35 athlete competed for Great Britain & NI at the IAAF World Championships Marathon in August and is the faastest athlete in the race by some considerable margin with a previous best for the distance of 29.49 set in 2017.
Andrew Davies pictured alongside Josh Griffiths in London
With 2017 champion Rob Samuel (Eryri Harriers) absent, Russell bentley is perhaps the next fastest athlete on paper and will look to improve on his fourth place finish from 12 months ago.
Natasha Cockram (MMRT) leads entries in the women’s race as the Tulsa University Alumni looks for a first Welsh title on the roads.