St illtyds Ultra Marathon 6th May 2018

£35.00£55.00

NOW ONLY £35 for 50K / £55 for 100K. Until January 1st 2018. The event may sell out fast!

The St Illtyds Ultra Marathon is to become the best Ultra Wales has to offer!

A 50KM race across multi terrain and spectacular scenery including canals, woodlands, hills and rivers, taking in scenery such as waterfalls, Bluebell encrusted gems, old ruins and crossing canals and rivers.

Great for a first ultra whilst also offering a true challenge for seasoned ultra runners with amazing support from 5 fully stocked aid stations, more like picnic feasts than aid stations! Fully marked course making navigation as easy as it can be. This is an amazing route that really showcases rural wales at its best.

The 50Km is an out and back along the most spectacular scenery in Wales, The 100K is out and back twice and there is a bag drop area should you wish to change half way.

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NOW ONLY £35 for 50K / £55 for 100K Until January 1st 2018. This event may sell out fast! 

Date: 6th May 2018

The St Illtyds Ultra Marathon is to become the best Ultra Wales has to offer!

A 50KM race across multi terrain and spectacular scenery including canals, woodlands, hills and rivers, taking in scenery such as waterfalls, Bluebell encrusted gems, old ruins and crossing canals and rivers.

Great for a first ultra whilst also offering a true challenge for seasoned ultra runners with amazing support from 6 fully stocked aid stations, more like picnic feasts than aid stations! Fully marked course making navigation as easy as it can be. This is an amazing route that really showcases rural wales at its best.

What do you receive?

  • Epic Medal for all finishers
  • Superb Tech T-Shirt for all finishers
  • Goody Bag
  • Aid Stations – 5 fully stocked aid stations plus a buffet finish with a wide variety of food/ energy choices, 11 aid stations for the 100k. Our aid stations are more like picnics than aid stations and are the best you will ever see! along with water, Coke and Juice and a pub finish. What more could you want?
  • Well marked and marshalled course
  • First Aid
  • Trophies for Male and Female winners
  • A race on a stunning trail
  • Free car parking at start (please arrange lift-sharing or to get dropped off and picked up where possible; we can help with this if necessary)
  • Buffet Finish after the race.

The History

The coastline began its retreat from the foot of Pembrey Mountain some 6,000 years ago, revealing land which shows human occupation since the Iron Age, with hill forts dating from around 400 BC. Roman pottery remains have been unearthed in the oldest parts of the village. Evidence of an early Norman motte-and-bailey castle has been suggested close to the village square and buildings remain in the village from later Norman times.

St Illtyd flourished in the latter part of the fifth and beginning of the sixth century, and was held in high veneration in Wales.

Race Information

The start times for the race is listed below, there are cut off times for each race and winners male and female will receive a winners trophy.

All finishers will receive a bespoke medal, a goody bag, finishers tech t-shirt and a big hug!

Cut-off time

10 hours. -50K
16 hours -100K

Start time  
50k – 9am – registration opens at 7:30 until 8:30 with race briefing at 8.45
100K – 6am – registration opens at 5am until 5.45 with race briefing at 5:50

Max Entry Limit between the 2 distances

150 Runners

Prices

£35 for 50K
£55 for 100K

Parking.

There will plenty of free parking nearby.

Accommodation.

There are many accommodation options nearby including some great B&B’s and guesthouses, hotels, and plenty of camping options. Please email us and we will be happy to provide recommendations based on your requirements.

Kit: –

This race will be taking part in May in Wales therefore the weather is unpredictable.

Required:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Long sleeve base layer or fleece
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Safety blanket
  • Means of carrying 500ml of water
  • Head torch for 100K runners

This race is on trail and although road shoes should be ok, we would advise wearing trail shoes as some areas may get a little boggy after heavy rain, as this is a multi terrain race some areas can be quite harsh underfoot.

This event is fully marked using tape & arrows for the full distance. Marshall’s are in place at the Aid Stations. First Aid Medics will be present throughout the race too.

Please Note;

Despite the fact we take huge care to fully mark the route it is always the runners responsibility to stay on course. The runner should have a basic awareness of the route direction, carry maps and remain aware to spot the tape at all times. Tape can go missing.

Runners must be prepared for this eventuality and take ownership to stay on route. Failing to accept this responsibility can be very dangerous on trail events. We will do all we can to help you stay on track. Please do all you can to take care of yourself.

Entries will CLOSE on April 22nd 2018 or when the race is full

Go Events Wales has a no refund policy – regardless of injury, illness or scheduling conflicts. However, you are able to transfer your entry to another runner up to 30 days prior to the event or if the event is sold out we will try to sell your entry on your behalf.

To transfer your entry to another person, contact us directly at info@goeventswales.com .

By agreeing to take part in any Go Events Wales Race:

You declare that you will be 20 years or over on the day of the event
You are fully aware of the actual and potential risks in participation in this event
Although the race is organised with a full risk assessment having been carried out, will have first aid support and will be carried out with the safety of the runners in mind at all times, you declare that you will compete in the race entirely at your own risk

To the extent permitted by law, you accept that the organisers and sponsors of the race, or any of their agents, will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs or expenses, which may arise in consequence of your participation of the event.