The GREAT WELSH ULTRA

18 September 2021 - 19 September 2021
Machynlleth, UK (Wales)
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200 KM
2 days
150 Runners
Difficulty:    Expert
ENTRY FEE:    195 GBP

The route starts in Machynlleth, an historic town that was once the administrative captial of Wales, it follows Gwyndyr’s Way, the Wye Valley Way, the Black Mountains, and the Taff Trail into Cardiff, the modern-day capital of Wales. A spectacular route along National Trails, peaceful rivers, remote hills, mountains and villages.

200km and 5300m height gain within 44 hours. Yes this is single stage, there will be an indoor sleeping area available (at approximately halfway). You choose if, and for how long, you sleep. The clock won’t stop.

The inaugural Great Welsh Ultra will start in Machynlleth at 4am on 18th Sep 2021. You have 44 hours to make it to the finish line in Cardiff Bay (midnight on 19th Sep 2021).

Optional private coach transfer from Cardiff (finish) to Machynlleth (start) on Friday 17th leaving at 12 noon.

Event Organiser

mike alexander

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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).

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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.

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

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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 receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

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

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Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras 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 receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

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Increase of up to 1500 metres

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

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Increase of up to 1000 metres

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Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

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Very little change < 500 metres

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.