The Offas Dyke Path Northern Quarter – Run Challenge is a 1 day, fully guided and supported ‘run’ following the National linear trail, from Froncysyllte in the Dee Valley to the North Wales Coast at Prestatyn. The route is 44.5 miles in length and involves 7000ft of ascent and represents an exhilarating, challenging excursion for those that take it on. The scenery is beautiful along the way – starting with an exhilerating crossing of Telford's Aqueduct and climbing onto the Eglwyseg Uplands and beyond Llandegla Forest, taking on all of the main Clwydian Ridgeline.
Upon completion, you'll take away with you some wonderful memories, some new friends, and a local, ODP specific, hand crafted memento to recognise your achievement!
We are offering a limited number of spaces for this challenge, and will be providing the following, over the course of the day, to make your journey along the trail, as safe, stress free and enjoyable as possible:
Fully Qualified Guides – Leading you every step of the way – you’ll have no worries about getting lost, just relax and enjoy your surroundings and the challenge!
Checkpoint support – The day is split into 6 sections – approximately 6-9 miles in length, and at the end of each one we’ll meet you with your spare gear should you wish to change clothing policy, first aid provision and lots of food and drink to keep you going!
Safety and first aid cover – your in safe hands, your guide will be fully qualified when it comes to outdoor first aid, in addition we will have all the necassary skills and equipment to look after you if something goes wrong, at the end of each section.
Replenishment – Whilst it’s recommended that you carry some snacks and water on sections yourself, we’ll both provide and transport suitable foodstuffs and water/energy drinks and will have them waiting for you at the end of each section throughout the day.
Transport – It’s a linear route, we’ll meet for the start in Pentrefoelas and at the end of the day a minibus will transport you back to your car. If the worst happens and you can’t continue, through injury or extreme fatigue – we’ll take care of getting you back to where you need to be. We’ll also carry any spare clothing/footwear or anything else (within reason!) that you may want at some point during the day.
We will be averaging around 3.7mph moving time – a brisk walking pace for most, with rest stops at each CP, so the emphasis is on keeping going, not speed! Think of walking briskly the climbs, jogging the flat sections and running the descents and you’ll end up with this average pace, or thereabouts. The pace will be dictated by the Run Leaders.