The VoC Half 2020 will be the 8th running of this friendly, low key event, taking in the country lanes around Llandyrnog Village in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd. The course is gently undulating, rather than being particualrly hllly, and gives you great views of Moel Famau and the Clwydian Hills above you, as well as futher afield to the West and Snowdonia. It's a great way to round off your year of running, with hopefully a good run taking you in to the festive period and beyond with some real momentum!
THIS YEAR, THE EVENT WILL BE RUN IN A 'TIME TRIAL' FORMAT, WITH STAGGERED STARTS AND THE RESULTS OF All COMPETITORS BROUGHT TOGETHER TO CREATE SOME OVERALL RESULTS. START TIMES SHALL VARY, AND WILL DEPEND ON YOUR ESTIMATED FINISH TIME, GIVEN AT THE POINT OF ENTRY.
Water Stations? Yes - but bring your own bottle/soft flask to fill up
Entry on day? No.
All participants will be given a registration and start time before the event day, with small groups going off at 3 minute intervals between 9.30 and 10.15am. The Sports Pavilion field is both the start and finish point for the race, as well as being race HQ.
The course is wonderfully scenic, the undulating route taking you to the villages of Llangynhafal, Gellifor, Llanychan and Llanynys before finishing where you started, in Llandyrnog village. Despite the undulations, there are some very fast sections which explains the many PB’s that have been achieved on the route. All finishers will receive a well earned VOC Half Marathon medal upon finishing!
Chris Pratt enjoyed the 2015 edition of the VOC Half, stating:
‘Thanks guys for today’s event. Loved every step. My 15th half of 2015 and a new PB to complete the year. Brilliant, friendly and cheery marshals and a well organised event in a lovely part of the country.’
RACE RECORDS: Male – 1:13.50 Mark Powell (2017) Female – 1:30.08 Aime Hannant (2013)