More than 750 runners will take part in the Nick Beer 10 kilometre road race in Llandudno this weekend.

The race is organised by the North Wales Road Runners club and commemorates the memory of Nick Beer, a popular member of the club who died in 1991.

The Nick Beer race starts on the opposite the Imperial Hotel on the promenade, follows Marine Drive around the Great Orme, before finishing at the starting position.

The race is recognised as a Welsh Championship event so the first runner affiliated to Welsh Athletics to finish will become the Welsh 10 kilometre road race champion. The race is not restricted to all comers aged over 15, not just competitors affiliated to Welsh Athletics.

A spokesman for the club said Nick lived with hydrocephalus, and passed away after finishing the

Vyrnwy half marathon in September 1992 aged 27. He stated: "Nick's smile soon made lots of friends. He was

there at every race. He tried and tried until his improvements staggered us all, and you could

always rely on that smile at the finishing post. We all need occasional laughter to make us

feel good, and Nick provided that in abundance. His presence was welcome, pervasive,

selflessly giving and never asking the price.

"Nick Beer was a true son of the sporting ethic who left us with a wealth of fond memories and a legacy of inspiration."

Funds raised by the race go to two local charities, Shine and Ty Gobaith, the hospice which caters for terminally children.