Friday, 14 March 2014

Final Newsletter - The Welsh Ultra / Marathon / Trail Running Series - Round 1

WHEN: Saturday March 22nd 2014

EVENTS: Ultra Marathon - 40 Miles / Marathon - 26 Miles / Trail Run - 10 Miles

REGISTRATION: Tower Hotel, The Square, Talgarth, Powys, Wales. LD3 0BW - Friday March 21st 6:00pm – 9:00pm and Town Hall (opposite Tower Hotel) - Saturday March 22nd: 6:30am – 7:45am. 

Latitude 51:59:46N (51.99604) Longitude 3:13:57W (-3.23246) Grid Reference SO154337

RACE START: Ultra 08:00 / Marathon and Trail 08:15

PARKING: Is approx. 5 minute walk from Tower Hotel & Town Hall – parking in the town square is hard to come by and NOT advised. There will NOT be parking available at the Tower Hotel.

CHANGING & KIT: If desired you will be able to get changed in the Town Hall (opposite Tower Hotel). There are separate changing rooms for men and women and you may leave kit there until after the event. Please note that there are no showers at the finish unless you are staying at The Tower Hotel.

FOOD: Bacon rolls, toast and coffees are available Saturday morning. After midday food is available at the Tower Hotel - it is also a pub and has some fantastic ales which they brew on the premises and has won some prestigious awards in recent years – well recommended!

ROUTES: All of the routes are very nearly all off road and tricky underfoot in certain sections. Please ensure that you have footwear appropriate for off road conditions.

*Please be aware that routes may alter if weather conditions dictate but it takes a lot for this to happen – a bit of rain and some wind does not count!

KIT: Must be adhered to in all classes. Please ensure that you have all the required kit. Assume that you need everything including options such as waterproof trousers. We won’t have an accurate view of the weather until the day in question when we can make a final decision. Head torch and waterproof trousers will be compulsory for ultra, regardless of the forecast.

Failure to comply could mean disqualification from the event. Random kit checks are possible. This is for your safety.

Ultra kit list can be downloaded here.
Marathon kit list can be downloaded here.
Trail kit list can be downloaded here.

CUT OFF: For the Ultra there is a cut-off at CP6 @ 16:00 / 25 miles in 8 hours.

SMILE: As usual our fantastic photographer Jon will be chasing around the hills in a quest for the perfect shot! Photographs will be available after the event. For as taste of Jon’s results to date and a view of what you might be in for check out his work here:

Please don’t hesitate to contact us (preferably not on Friday night!) if you have any further questions or queries at