Sunday, 6 October 2013

Final Newsletter - Wye One Way 50 Ultra and Trail Marathon

Just one week to go until the Grand Day Out! Signage is already starting to go out in some places of the course. Recent rainfall has meant that the summer dust has definitely disappeared and true to form mud in places is guaranteed. Weather conditions for the forthcoming week look fairly mild and settled.

You can keep an eye on the weather forecast here

Please check out the minimum kit list requirements and make sure you conform as we don’t want you to be in the embarrassing situation of not being able to take part

Compulsory kit list here

We have had a strong response to the event and as such there are limited numbers still available for transport and accommodation. If you still require either of these options then please confirm or book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We will be closing both options on the evening of Tuesday 8th

Please check your entry and ensure your booked options are represented quickly, if you spot an error please let us know ASAP and we will get it corrected.

Final entry list for the ultra can be found here.

Final entry list for the trail marathon can be found here.

Please note that we will not take any further bookings after this time. If you have not booked transport by this time then we are assuming you will be finding your own way to the start.

Registration is available as follows;

For the Ultra Marathon
Fri evening, 18:30 to 21:00 at Woodlands House, HR3 5LP 
Sat morning, 05:00 to 05:45 at Woodlands House. HR3 5LP
Sat morning 06:00 to 07:00 at Llangurig Car Park (The Start, SN 908 796)
Organised transport leaves Woodland House at 06:00 Sharp!

For the Trail Marathon
Fri evening, 18:30 to 21:00 at Woodlands House, HR3 5LP
Sat morning 09:00 to 09:45 Llanwrthwl village Hall (The Start, SN 974 638)
Organised transport leaves Woodland House at 09:00 Sharp!

Please do not arrive at Woodlands House before 17:30 on Friday as school groups will be vacating the building and you will be requested to wait in your car until they have left.

As part of the registration process you will be required to fill out 2 pieces of paperwork. It would be appreciated particularly if you are registering in the morning for the ultra marathon that you bring the forms already completed to save time and faff.
  • Entry Form can be downloaded here
  • Compulsory Kit List can be downloaded here

Q: Do I really have to take all the compulsory kit? (It has been asked!!!)
A: Mmmmm … a clue is in the ‘compulsory bit’ ….. YES!

Q: Can I leave bags at the start?
A: A small bag can be left in the designated vehicle at the start of the Ultra or the village hall for the Trail marathon start. Bags should be no bigger than 15L and we cannot guarantee the return of any lose items.

Q: Will the bags find their way back to the finish?
A: Yes, but might be an idea to make sure that they are properly marked. There is a small possibility of you arriving at the finish before your bag if the vehicle is diverted to deal with an incident.

Q: Can I leave a drop bag on route or have mates hand out food?
A: The official answer is “No” as you need to be self sufficient rather than relying on others whom in their best interests might not be able to find you. The odd jelly baby here and there is deemed acceptable.

Q: Can we buy stuff on route?
A: Theoretically possible but as above not to be relied on and not deemed to be in the spirit of the event – the only town is Builth Wells and you’ll have to go off course to find a shop in any case.

Q: Will there be kitchen or food to use?
A: Yes, there will be meals available on the Friday evening and on the Saturday afternoon and evening. There will be great portions at reasonable prices so you might want a few quid handy. If you want to cook your own you can but you need to supply all ingredients in this respect. 

Please note that you will need to make your own breakfast arrangements on the Saturday morning if you are up early enough you are welcome to use the facilities.

Q: Will there be toilets at the start?
A: Yes, At the Ultra there will be approx. 3 portaloos. The Marathon will have slightly posher options at the Village Hall. 

Q: Will there be beer at the finish?
A: Unfortunately not as we’re not licensed but feel free to bring a few “swifty’s”. We were hoping that the local refurbished pub might be open in time but looks like we’re still a month away from completion. There is however another in Glasbury village about a mile and a half away.

Q: Is bedding provided?
A: Yes, everything is provided but of course you can bring your own.

If you do have any further questions then please don’t hesitate to get in touch but please be aware that the sooner the better as towards the end of the week we may struggle to get back to you as we’ll be busy laying the course out.