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Worms Head 10k

Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Rhossli Beach, Rhossili, Swansea SA3 1PN, UK
Run 10km

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  • Mixed
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Closed roads
  • 400 participants

From the organizer

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The Worms Head 10k Takes Place In One Of The Most Stunning Locations In The World.

The tough but incredibly scenic multi-terrain run is based in Rhosilli which has been named the best beach in the UK, the third best in Europe - and the ninth best in the world!! Running out towards the Worms head then turning back towards Llangennith, climbing to the top of Rhosilli Down creates a 10k route that will be truly memorable as well as a real test of fitness.

With the stunning backdrop and a pub at hand, the Worms Head 10k is perfect for supporters and families.

With limited capacity now is the time to sign up to what will become one of the UKs most iconic runs.

Distances in this event

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    Sun 3rd Feb 2019
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Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

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The Worms Head 10k can be entered by anyone who feels they are capable of competing. There is gender separation, so men and women compete for first place in their respective category. Fancy dress is always welcome so long as it doesn't endanger yourself or other athletes.

What’s Included
  • Finisher medal
  • Results online
  • Raceday Logistics

    9am - 11am Registration Open

    11.15am Mandatory Briefing- Start Line

    11.30am Event Start

    1pm Presentation- Finish line

    1:30pm Overall Cut Off


    Do I have to be a member of a club to enter?

    No - The Worms Head 10k are open to all club and non-club runners. However, if you are affiliated to a club, you will get a small discount.

    Will there be timing chips?

    Yes - Timing chips will be given to you at registration.

    When is the closing date for Registration?

    The closing date will be as close as possible to the event, in order to make final event arrangements. This date will be published closer to the time, but as a rough guide, last year it was 2 weeks before the event.

    Is there a minimum age for runners?

    Yes - Runners have to be age 14+

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    Reviews (7)

    4.2 out of 5 stars

    • Course
    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere
    • Did the 10k in 2019

      Overall my experience of the event was great. It was well organised, friendly Marshalls and a well laid out route. The route itself was very challenging with mixed terrain, beautiful views and plenty of ups and downs (both physical and emotional haha) The only reason I marked it down is that some parts of the course have a very narrow space to run on, the weather had been so bad leading up to the event that you could not confidently run due to no confidence in the mud holding you....and when running along a cliff edge it makes for nervous times
    • Did the 10k in 2019

      not sure what to expect and the weather will always add unpredictability but this will live long in the memory. Picturesque start and finish with great photos in front of 'the worm'. Good start/finish line commentary that made everyone feel involved and plenty of marshals and photographers to give big event feel. The course apart from the first mile and last mile is a great challenge. Trail shoes a must and a nice steady drag before hitting the main feature of the day .. a climb of pretty intense proportions. Need to factor that in to the plan so you get up and have enough energy at the top to get the running rhythm going again. The run along the top was in mud, ice, snow, sleet and you really did feel out in the wilds, although the friendly 'worm' was always in view. The friendly marshalls also re-assuring presence and plenty of them. I think road running is probably more my thing and was a little tentative on the downhill for fear of wrecking my marathon season before it had started, but can't fault this as a different kind of event, great experience and in a fantastic part of the world.
    • Did the 10k in 2019

      A tough multi terrain race set in probably the most beautiful surroundings Ive run in to date. Very well organised event, the marshals & volunteers were amazing. Standing around for hours in the cold some on top of a snow covered hill goes above & beyond. Trail shoes definitely needed to be worn as there were areas of the course which were very muddy & slippery. Some participants I chatted with mentioned that they werent advised on the website to were trail shoes but this is definitely not the case. There were a selection of sweet & savoury snacks after the race & a good quality medal as a souvenir. I have already entered for next year, cant wait
    • Did the 10k in 2019

      Has the potential to be 5*. Run in one of the most beautiful places in the world. The course was a challenge and because of weather was dangerous in parts(although there werelots of Marshall to warn). Not a huge crowd, but friendly. Double run through through the village was good as families got to see parents a nunver of times.Because of the rural location I think it lends it's self to being a half marathon race, via extention of course. Free parkkng was good, but a few more things for spectators would have been a bonus.
    • Did the 10k in 2019

      Race was great, but 20 for a race with nor prize money???? 20 x 500 = 10, 000. Virtually no running costs. Supossed to be a non profit organisation - seems unlikely.
    • Did the 10k in 2019

      Great location with fantastic scenery. With the recent weather course was abit to slippery underfoot for my liking even with trail shoes on. Even on the best of days I think the mandatory footwear should be trail shoes. Il deffo be back to give it another go.
    • Did the 10k in 2019

      Amazing event! Worm's Head, Rhossili Bay and Rhossili Down provide the most stunning coastal setting for a 10k you could wish for! It's a full trail course, and on the day was very muddy in parts and also very icy and snowy in parts too (though this is unusual for the location!). The event was incredibly well organised. Excellent marshalls. Great atmosphere. No queues for toilets. (Yes, NO queues!). Stunning medal at the finish with well deserved goodies.

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