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Winter Run to the Castle

08-Dec-2018 Aberdyfi, UK (Wales)

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Trail Race Race Terrain
64KM / 40Miles
1 Day

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

A 42mile walking and running marshalled event that starts in the village of Aberdyfi to the castle town of Harlech, including: Tywyn, Fairbourne, Fairbourne bridge and Barmouth. The course is waymarked and includes beach, tracks and pavements as the main running surfaces.

Drop bags will be delivered to the finish line. The race fee includes food and drinks at the four checkpoints. The cut-off is 12 hours. There is a compulsory race kit.

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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.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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RaeBlack

10:33 21-01-18

Fantastic event, have ran this twice, course is marked well as its part of the Welsh Coastal Path, great check points with plenty of food and water to keep you going, its always a friendly race and the volunteers at the check points are normally runners as well so they help you/give good encouragement, stunning scenery and a fantastic medal. Race is run How Hard Can It Be Events, always have great races with great medals, Race Director Denzil Martin is a top fella.

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Neal

07:22 17-12-17

09.12.2017
Beautiful route with some stunning scenery, especially with snow on the mountains! Very well organised and signed, friendly marshals at each CP with well stocked aid stations, very friendly and professional organiser. Medals are AMAZING! Can't wait to do this event again!

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blackdeathcrew

03:18 05-10-17

Lovely route. Well signed. SUPERB medal at the end. Highly recommend giving this one a go!

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