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Gower

11-Nov-2017 Middleton, Glamorgan, UK (Wales)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
55KM / 34Miles
1 Day

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

This 35-mile trail race is located in the first place in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower peninsula. The route trails include cliff tops, woodland, sand dunes and beaches.

Drinks and snacks will be available. This race is chip-timed.

The mandatory kit will be checked before, during or after crossing the finish line.

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Freya Pearce

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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Peter Telford

09:58 12-11-17

This is a really good event - well organised, well marked and the support from the 'volunteers' helps those aching limbs. There isn't much food or drink at the checkpoints which is highlighted in the event manual so be prepared to carry your own - the cars are close at the 26 mile point and a number of people took food on at that point for the last 10K. A thoroughly enjoyable event and despite dire warnings about the weather it was much better than expected. Definitely one I would do again.

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awv

06:50 05-01-17

My second ultra and a perfect location for one. Fortunately the overnight rain stopped just as everyone set off and later in the day we were rewarded with sunshine and a stunning sunset. The course was well signposted and marshalled but as already mentioned, the aid stations weren't the best, particularly for the fee paid. Fortunately I passed my car at the marathon split and could grab a sugary drink. I understand you need to provide your own nutrition but have experienced better aid stations on a half marathon! Another minor point was the medal which was I believe was exactly the same for everyone regardless of distance entered (10K, Half, Mara, Ultra). I'd seriously reconsider weather I'd run another race from them.

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Jojo246

01:54 01-01-16

My first ultra! Mad weather but fantastic scenery. A tough run as the rain had made it extremely slippery underfoot. Great marshals and good signing. Not the best aid stations but the rules do state to carry your own nutrition.

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DanOws

03:33 06-12-15

Baptism of fire for my first Ultra. Wind, rain the lot, got lost 3 mile detour, bailed out at the marathon split. Lessons learnt. IT was awesome though, well organised, and despite my wrong turn, well signed!! Great Stuff!!!

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col

08:52 17-11-15

Mad weather that was character building, but well organised, well signed, well run event, especially considering the weather

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awat1445

04:30 17-11-15

Massive thanks to event organisers - everyone was really cheerful & friendly despite torrential rain & crazy wind. First time in the Gower & might have to return to actually see the supposedly stunning views....spent most of the race looking at my feet mud in front of me.

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Adrien

01:07 17-11-15

Really nice course, really challenging especially in this weather... Good organisation. Had a lot of fun!

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