Prepare yourself for the 100 mile adventure that awaits you!
Join us for a Run Camp in the mountains and on the trails of Epona 100! Whether you’re a first-timer or an old hand at the 100 mile distance, we encourage you to join us in Abergavenny for an informative look at one of the country’s most scenic 100 milers. Group training runs — both day and night — will familiarise you with key sections of the course, and discussion sessions with trail running experts will help you get the most out of your Epona 100 experience.
With THREE invaluable training experiences on the actual Epona 100 course, this Run Camp is a great tool for getting the most out of your Epona 100 experience. Until October 1st 2023 we are offering a special discounted rate for our early bird Run Camp runners to sign up to the Epona 100. Sign up today for £145.00. After October 1st 2023 the price will go back to its usual cost of £165.00.
The Entry Fee
The entry fee for the Run Camp is an early bird special of £145.00 until October 1st 2023. After this date the cost will go up to £165.00. Included in your entry fee will be THREE guided trail runs, TWO talks / discussions with trail running experts and event team, shuttle buses across the weekend, breakfast (Saturday & Sunday), dinner (Friday & Saturday), checkpoints, expert guides, emergency medical cover, experienced, dedicated and bloody awesome crew members plus race organisers who have been working in the industry since 2012.
Please note, each runner is responsible for taking care of their own lodging for the course of the weekend. We’d highly recommend staying in the beautiful market town of Abergavenny. Accommodation is plentiful, reasonably priced & there are excellent public transport links for travelling. It’s worth noting that Abergavenny will be our HQ for the weekend, we’ll be hosting meetings / meals from the town and it will act as a hub for shuttling to our trail runs. In short, stay in Abergavenny.
What to bring
This Run Camp experience has been crafted for you to test yourself and your kit on the official Epona 100 course. We’d recommend bringing with you the kit you plan on using during the event. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow runners and learn from them.
As a start, you should bring; running shoes, plenty of socks, alternative shoes, shorts, gloves, hats, headlamp, base layer, waterproof, hat, sunglasses, running pack, sun cream (yes we have sun in Wales), water bottles, trekking poles, your planned nutrition for the event.
What to expect
We need to manage your expectations. This experience is non competitive. It is about getting to know the Epona 100 course. It is about getting to know your fellow runner. Build the knowledge and build the relationships that will stand the test of a 100 miler.
The Epona 100 Run Camp will be an enjoyable experience. You can run at your own pace during the trail runs. You can test your abilities however you want to. We’ll be there for you throughout with our event team, expert guides and special guest speakers leading the three informative talks / discussions.
Friday, April 26th 2024
17:00 to 18:00 – Runner check in – Epona 100 HQ Abergavenny
18:00 to 18:30 – Run Camp Kick Off, Guide Introductions
18:30 to 19:30 – “Tackling the Epona 100” Talk
19:30 to 19:40 – Load the shuttles and head for Llanthony
20:00 to Midnight – Trail run from Llanthony to Abergavenny
23:00 to 00:30 – Late night pizza at the Epona 100 HQ in Abergavenny
Saturday, April 27th 2024
06:30 to 08:00 – Breakfast and Q & A with Running guides and event team
08:00 to 08:10 – Load the shuttles and head for Lonely Shepherd
08:30 to 17:30 – Trail run from Lonely Shepherd to Crickhowell
12:00 to 17:30 – Shuttles from Crickhowell to Epona 100 HQ in Abergavenny
13:00 to 17:30 – Q&A with Race Director, Trail Running Experts & Event Team in Crickhowell
18:00 to 20:30 – Dinner at Epona 100 HQ in Abergavenny
19:30 to 20:30 – Panel featuring Epona 100 Race Director, 100 Mile Veterans and Nutritional Experts
Sunday, April 28th 2024
07:00 to 08:30 – Breakfast and Top tips for pacing, fuelling, hydration and headspace
08:30 to 08:40 – Load shuttles and head for Crickhowell
09:00 to 16:00 – Trail run from Crickhowell to Grwyne Fawr Reservoir
12:00 to 16:00 – Shuttles from Grwyne Fawr Reservoir to Epona 100 HQ in Abergavenny
13:00 to 18:00 – Q&A with Race Director / Event Team, crewing talk, tapering and farewells
This invaluable experience has been designed to get you ready for the Epona 100. The routes and trail runs we have chosen have been designed to test your body, test your skills, test your kit and test your ability to tame the Epona 100. We’ve included a fair chunk of elevation with lots of runnable sections, some amazing view points and an overall weekend that will give you a new found level of confidence on the course. From night running to early bird sunrises, we’ve covered all bases when it comes to the Epona 100 Run Camp.
Day 1 - 11 Miles / 2,500ft - The overly excited kinda day. An evening shake out from Llanthony to Abergavenny, via Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Day 2 - 26 Miles / 3,000ft - A long run kinda day. Starting off from Lonely Shepherd bagging some much needed course experience and ending up in the town of Crickhowell.
Day 3 - 18 Miles / 4,000ft - The tired leg kinda day. More hills, more trails, more hills, more experience, more hills, more camaraderie with your fellow runners.
Who are the cool cats organising the Epona 100 Run Camp?
We are the team behind Pegasus Ultra Running and Wild Horse 200. We’ve been working in the ultra trail running industry since 2012 and competing in events since 2010. This isn’t our first rodeo and it won’t be our last.
Our goal is to make Epona 100 the gold standard of 100 milers in Wales and we believe this journey starts with the Run Camp experience.
What to expect once you sign up?
A friendly ‘welcome to the run camp’ (event) email will be sent to the email address you registered with.
The next time you will hear from us (directly) will be in the form of an email 8 weeks before the Run Camp, then another email 4 weeks before the Run Camp and a final email 2 weeks before the Run Camp.
Alas that isn’t the last communication – please keep an eye on your mobile for a phone call from our Race Director a couple of days before the Run Camp is due to take place – don’t worry you haven’t done anything wrong, it’s a peace of mind call to make sure you’re ready for the big weekend!
We’re not promising you an easy weekend. My goodness there is a total elevation gain of 9,500ft over the three runs. But please know – this is very much an invaluable experience that will set you up for the Epona 100.
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