A race that took place for the first time in 2021 - in this truly beautiful area of North Wales. The town of Llangollen sits in the Dee Valley, and our route uses 2 way marked 15 mile linear routes (plus a little extra to gain the magic 50k!) either side of the river, to create a spectacular, challenging excursion in and above the valley.
Iwan & Eirian enjoy the finish line!
With a well marked course, 3 check points with feed stations and great faciltiies at the starting/finishing area, it'll be a great option for experienced racers at this distance, but also an ideal way to move into ULTRA Running for those less experienced. Rest assured, there will be plenty of walking for the great majority of participants, given the nature of some of the ascents, but it'll allow time to take in the amazing views around you and enjoy support and encouragement from fellow runners, that Ultra Distance is known for!
Checkpoints shall be vegan friendly, and stocked with suitable nutiritional products from the likes of Nine Bar and Mountain Fuel.
11km - Bwlch y Groes SJ 15270 44344
21km - Corwen Leisure Centre SJ 08265 44166
39km - Ceiriog Forest SJ 14865 39348
It may be useful for recces, to know that the 2 existing linear routes that we are linking up, are the Dee Valley Way, which you'll take first to Corwen, before joining up with the North Berwyn Way for the route back in. You'll get through nearly 7000ft of ascent over the course of the route, which reaches a high point on the Berwyn hilltop of Moel Fferna, at 2071ft.
Approaching the highest point of the route on the beautiful Berwyns.
Finishers will receive a bespoke wooden medal, marking a great achievement, in addition to some memories of a wonderful day out in the hills above Llangollen!
Due to the demanding nature of the event in terms of distance and terrain, all runners must be prepared to run with the following, and we'll detail exactly what you need closer to race day, depending on the weather conditions.
- Full body waterproof cover
- Hat & Gloves
- Map & Route Description (provided by organiser)
- Start with at least 1 litre of water
- Fully charged mobile phone
- Foil blanket
Race Day Information.
Start, Finish & Registration location: Llangollen Leisure Centre
Registration time: 07.40am, 08.10am and 08.40am, for each wave.
Race Start: 08:00am (Wave 1) 08:30am (Wave 2), 09:00am (Wave 3)
A cut off of 10 hours/6pm Finish shall be enforced, with the appropriate closure of checkpoints that reflect this. Therefore, competitors reaching the checkpoints after the following times shall be retired from the race:
CP 1 - 10.45am
CP 2 - 1pm
CP 3 - 4pm
Happy training, and we hope to see you on event day.
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