Arthur Bebbington Twin Piers 10k
Saturday 13th January 2024
The Twin Piers race organiser Russell Godwin has now confirmed details of this popular event that has been revised again after facing some unforeseen problems in recent times with delayed work on both Colwyn Bay and Rhos on Sea promenades.
He has just sent out the race details to registered entrants this week containing all the relevant information. And this week, Russell said: “We have been assured works will be complete which is why have had to leave it so late to advise everyone. Thanks for your kind words and we appreciate your assistance to promote the race. Good luck on the day and happy training.”
Regards, Russell Godwin, Colwyn Bay Athletic Club.
This is a copy of the important details about the race sent out to entrants:
Thank you for entering the 2024 Arthur Bebbington Twin Piers 10k road race.
The race has been renamed following the sad passing away of Arthur Bebbington on 16th February 2021, aged 80 years. Our club was founded in the in the early 1970’s with Arthur being one of the main protagonists who led our club from strength to strength in the 80’s & 90’s.
Under Arthur’s leadership the Club had many athletes that represented North Wales and Wales and won many Welsh League and Cheshire League titles and even got a team to the semi- finals of the British League.
Arthur’s life was dominated with athletics from track disciplines to cross country and road running where he was involved for many years in the organisation of the club’s own race Twin Piers 10k which started in 1979 and has continued to be successful to date. Arthur’s retirement in 2002 was to leave a legacy of one of the most established, respected and hugely successful clubs within Welsh Athletics.
Please note the following: Twin Piers 10 2024 Final Race Instructions.
Entry link to race:
Race Headquarters: Studio 2, Colwyn Leisure Centre, Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay. LL29 7SP.
If you have not received your race number and entered after 6th January please collect your number from HQ. Please ensure you have you race number as they will not be available on the start line.
Race Numbers: Will be posted during the last week prior to the race. However, if you have not received your number please call to Race HQ (not the start) to collect from 11am on race day
Transport to start: Transport has been arranged for those who have requested it, leaving the race headquarters at 12.15 sharp. The race starts from outside the cenotaph on Llandudno promenade at 1pm exactly. It has been noted on your entry form that you have indicated that you do/do not wish to use the transport provided. The number of buses ordered is dependent on the numbers that have indicated beforehand that transport is required. Please note there is a £4 charge for the bus and can only be used if pre booked.
Baggage: Facilities are provided to transport baggage from the start, for collection at the finish area on Colwyn Bay Promenade. Please look out for Grand Prix Express liveried vehicle at both start and finish area. Bags will be provided from race headquarters; please collect prior to bus departure.
Course: The race starts from the cenotaph on Llandudno promenade by the Pier heading along the promenade before going up the hill and down into Penrhyn Bay. Here competitors will be kept on the pavement at the roundabout and directed along the main pavement past the filling station and junction heading slightly downhill before joining the promenade. The race will continue along the promenade through Rhos on Sea passing the Pier and Porth Eirias to the finish line. Please see website for course map.
Toilet facilities are only available at Llandudno Swimming Pool LL30 1YR
*Please wear your number on the front of your vest. *Do not run without a number or with someone else’s number. *Personal Stereos are not permitted to be worn by competitors. *Follow the instructions of the Police and Marshals. *No dogs or accompanying bicycles allowed. *Runners must be at least 15 years of age to compete in the 10k race.
Presentations will take place at approximately 3pm at Race HQ in Studio 2, Colwyn Leisure Centre.
The “Fun Run” takes place at 11am from Colwyn Bay Promenade, starting and finishing at the 10k finish. It is an out and back course which heads 1500m west along the promenade to a turn point on the promenade. Runners must be at least 9 years of age to take part. Results will be available, free of charge, at the race headquarters as soon after the last runner finishes.
The Tom Watson Memorial Trophy:
Tom Watson was a proud member of Colwyn Bay Athletic Club who sadly passed away on 5th March 2012 after an 18-month struggle with Leukaemia aged 30 years.
Tom was a big part of our Club, enjoyed life to the full and was very well-liked by all who came into contact with him. In order to commemorate Tom, CBAC are hosting a team challenge for the competitors.
A special award will be donated to the combined winning Men’s and Women’s team from the Watson Family. Furthermore, CBAC will donate £1 of each entry fee to Tom’s chosen charity, Hope House Children’s Hospice – Charity No 1003859.
We would also like to thank the main sponsors:
And supported by:
Conwy County Borough Council JDH Consultancy SPAR: Shops in Llanrwst & Penmaenmawr.