THE Nick Beer 10k has been given a race certificate as Covid restrictions on outdoor sports events have been lifted.

The Welsh Government decision to ease restrictions has led to Welsh Athletics giving the go-ahead to the popular Llandudno race, which attracts hundreds of runners each year.

Race directors John and Kay Hatton, of North Wales Road Runners Club, are confident the event will go ahead after being rescheduled for Sunday, July 18.

It will be the 29th annual run to help commemorate the life of former club member Nick Beer, who passed away aged just 27 in 1992 after losing his battle with hydrocephalus.

“We all need occasional laughter to make us feel good, and Nick provided that in abundance,” said Mr Hatton, who has supervised the race for more than 20 years. “His presence was welcome, pervasive, selflessly giving, and never asking the price.

“Nick was living with hydrocephalus and passed away after finishing the Lake Vyrnwy half-marathon race in September 1992.

“Maybe when we run his race each year, it will remind us of the importance and positive results that trying hard and participating can bring. Nick Beer was a true son of the sporting ethic, who left us with a wealth of fond memories, and a legacy of inspiration.”

Entries remain open for the race, which always attracts hundreds of runners from across the UK, and beyond, to enjoy the scenic splendours of a challenging course around the Great Orme.

The event begins and finishes on Llandudno Promenade, opposite the Imperial Hotel, at the revised starting time of 10am.

Participants will be able to collect the second part of a unique three-medal set on completing the route, with an option to secure the third and final medal next year for the 30th anniversary.

The cost of entry is £15 for members and £17 for non-members. On the day it will be £16 and £18 respectively. Entries close on Thursday, July 15.

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