Trails over 2 afstanden in Zuid-Wales:
vrijdag 23 mei 100 mijl
zaterdag 24 mei 50 mijl
Uitdagende routes in de ruige bergen van Zuid-Wales.
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South Wales 100 and 50
The SW100 is a 105mile ultra-trail footrace starting and finishing in Cardiff, crossing the South Wales Valleys and the Brecon Beacons! It is a demanding test of endurance over varied and challenging terrain and is only suitable for experienced and competent ultra-trail runners. The route has approximately 6400 meters of ascent and is over 90% on trails. This is a tough course, with only 25% of participants completing the course in 2016!
The SW50 is the second half of the SW100 route. Starting from the Pont ar Dawe Car Park at the foot of Pen y Fan, you will run over the main Brecon Beacons range brefore running back to Cardiff, it has over 3200 meters of ascent.
The SW100 course starts at 1900 on Friday 23rd June 2017. The SW50 starts at 1030 on Saturday 24th June 2017.
New for 2017 we have a SW100 Walkers/non-competitive start time which starts at 1500 on Friday with an overall cut off time of 44 hours.
The race starts in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, briefly heading North out of the city to Castel Coch. On a clear day, from the top of the first climb, Mynydd Y Garth, you can see the highpoints stretched out of the entire circular route you are about to conquer - even Pen Y Fan looming in the distance! From here you head West, picking up trails along the Ridgeway route towards Ogmore Vale before heading North again to the top of the Bwlch. You will cross the Valleys of the old mining communities of Treorchy and Hirwaun before heading into the Brecon Beacons National Park. Some stunning forestry trails take you to the more exposed summits of Fan Llia and Fan Frynych, as you then drop down to cross the A470 and the Storey Arms at the half way point.
It is here the SW50 mile route joins the SW100, starting at the foot of Pen Y Fan. Both routes head up the main Brecon Beacons Range of Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big before the long descent to Talybont reservoir. From here the last big climb in the Beacons is Tor y Foel before turning back towards Cardiff via Tredegar, the Rhymney Valley and the rolling hills surrounding them. A final push over Caerphilly Mountain and Crag yr Alt brings you back to Castle Coch and a easy jog to the finish.
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