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Saturday 13th July 2019

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Entries Open
Friday 1st February 2019 at 09:00
Entries Close
Monday 8th July 2019 at 15:30
Entries so Far
86 Participants
Entry Fees
Ultra   £38.00   
Trail   £29.00   

(Coach Transport £8)

Joe Timmins

New for 2019, the Celtic Trail Races are two exciting trail running races following the old high level route, the 'Coed Morgannwg Way'. The Coed Morgannwg way is a dramatic route following ancient tracks of Celtic origin, with amazing views across the Brecon Beacons, The Black Mountain, South Wales Valleys and South Wales Coast . The route goes through woodlands, pastures, moorland and mountainsides. It is a fast, fun, runnable route following some of Wales hidden trails. It is a fully marked course with running arrows, flags and tape at all junctions and turns. 

The Route
The ultra route starts at Margam Park, with a nice run through the park followed by short climb into wooded forest trails. As you head North you will catch glimpses of the Brecon Beacons in the distance.  It then drops down fast trails into Bryn, heading back the other side of the valley, before dropping once again, this time into the beautiful Afan Valley.  The Trail 20 mile route joins here and both tackle the steep climb up and out of the valley before heading into the rolling forest, past waterfalls and under the giant arms of the wind turbines.  The forest trail winds its way along a steep escarpment with breath taking views over valleys to the distant Brecon Beacons as the route begins to feel wilder and more remote.  Finally the route opens out as the trees thin and the route turns east to face the Back Mountain and the eventual destination, the finish line far below in Dare Valley Country Park.  A steep descent take you through to an easy run to the finish and a well-earned medal.

What will I get?
* Regular, well stocked checkpoints
* Event T-shirt
* Finishers medal
* Live race leader board
* Event medical cover
* Great marshals and support

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