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Saturday 13th July 2019

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Saturday 16th March 2019 at 08:00
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Thursday 11th July 2019
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Entry Fee   £35.00   
Organiser - Mike Alexander

The CADAIR X Half-Marathon is one of the toughest half marathons in the UK, and probably the most awe inspiring. The route takes you through ancient woodland, past stunning glacial lakes, historic trails, and challenging mountainous terrain, including the summit of one of Snowdonia's most iconic mountains, Cadair Idris. 

This challenging, stunning route is 14 miles (23km) with 3720 feet (1140m) of height gain. This is one of the toughest half-marathon routes in the UK. Expect steep ascents, and technical and varied descents.

Starting from the Tyn-Y-Cornel Hotel the route follows a steady path along the north side of the stunning Tal Y Llyn before entering the Cadair Idris National Nature Reserve. You will run through the tranquil woodland of Dol Idris and then up through the wooded gorge. As you ascend out of the trees you will clasp glimpses of the stunning glacial lake Llyn Cau to your left. You will continue your ascent towards Mynydd Moel before traversing west and ascending to the summit of Cadair Idris, 893m. Expect a reasonable ascending path, with the most challenging underfoot terrain around the summit area. 

Your descent will follow the Pony Path before turning south west towards Tyn Y Fach and Mary Jones' Chapel. You will then follow a beautiful section of the Mary Jones walk before traversing North East through tranquil woodland tracks back to Tal Y Llyn and the Tyn Y Cornel Hotel for some well earned rest.

The most technical section of descent is just after the summit of Cadair Idris.
Race HQ: Tyn Y Cornel Hotel, Gwynedd LL36 9AJ. 
Registration: 08:15 - 09:15
Start time: 09:30

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