TOCYN BRUTAL.

600 meters, 140ft climb of rocky terrain


It’s the hill everyone talks about. Many claim it’s what makes the Henri Lloyd Abersoch 10K legendary.

Tocyn brutal is a challenge, a race within the race and for those that defeat it, an almost certain guarantee that the post race drink on the beach will be so much more satisfying!

The quickest break 3 mins the slowest take over 8. Whatever time you achieve it’s about setting your own goals, digging deep and pushing your limits to smash your own PB & feel proud of what you’ve just achieved.

THE PRIZES

Well worth the effort!


1st PRIZE: Night at TY CWTCH

For the fastest male & female to scale Tocyn Brutal is a night in the beautiful new shepherd’s hut designed by the Porth Tocyn & built to extremely high standards in North Wales.  It is situated in a field on the edge of Porth Tocyn Hotel’s estate with easy access & a stunning outlook out across fields to Cardigan Bay & Snowdonia beyond. Find out more here

Case of KINGSTONE PRESS

Just to throw in that extra incentive to dig deep on the Tocyn Brutal hill, winners also receive a case of Kingstone Press Cider.

2nd PRIZE: Lunch at the PORTH TOCYN

The 2 runners that were hot on the heels of the fastest male & female receive lunch at the legendary Porth Tocyn. Whether your after superfood salads or wishing to indulge yourself in fresh fish, fillet steaks & Porth Tocyn puddings: al fresco on the terrace, in the extensive gardens or inside in the restaurant. Find out more here

MOST LEISURELY: Tea for two at the PORTH TOCYN

So you were slowest up the tough Tocyn Brutal hill, no problem and well done for completing it. Well being slowests comes with a cheeky prize too. Tea for two at the Porth Tocyn where you can relax in stunning surroundings and reminisce over your 10k achievement!

Find out more about the PORTH TOCYN here

THE HILL

Don't let the view deceive you!


Tocyn Brutal is a steep rocky track that starts at sea level with the whole of Abersoch bay setting the backdrop as you climb 140 feet over a 600 meter distance of rough rocky terrain and finishing outside the idyllic Porth Tocyn Hotel. Tocyn Brutal is a timed section of the course offering different challenges for different levels of runners!

Many runners aim to break the 3 min 33 sec benchmark, many others just aim to run the whole hill. The elite aim to get under 3 mins and for the fastest man & woman they get a night in the stunning Ty Cwtch and a case of Kingstone Press Cider

If you’re a reasonably decent runner with a 10k time of 50 minutes you can expect to complete it in around 4 minutes. Ryan Davis who currently holds the fastest time completed it in 2 minutes 35 seconds. Crazy!

HALL OF FAME

Tocyn Brutal Legends


These times are exceptional, especially when you consider they are recorded 3km into the 10k race.

MEN’S ELITE

1. Ryan Davies 2:35
2. Paul Green 2:43
2. Russell Bentley 2:43
4. Oliver Blake 2:46
5. Andrew Salt 2:50
6. Steffan Sayer 2:51
7. Tom Groves 2:52
8. Ian Weatherall 2:53
9. Tim Davies 2:53
10. Brendan Rothery 2:54

WOMEN’S ELITE

1. Jane Evans 3:00
2. Diane McVey 3:10
3. Catherine Connell 3:19
4. Rhian Roxburgh 3:23
5. Charlotte Jones 3:24
6. Nicola Davies 3:28
7. Philippa Jones 3:29
8. Charlotte Finch 3:30
9. Rachel Williams 3:32
10. Nicole Woodward 3:35

TOCYN BRUTAL 2018 TIMES
TOCYN BRUTAL 2017 TIMES
TOCYN BRUTAL 2016 TIMES