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In Your Element Black Mountains Trail Race - Sunday 19th November 2017

In Your Element Trail Race
Entries Open
Friday 13th January 2017
Entries Close
Monday 13th November 2017 at 17:00
Entries so Far
310 Participants
Entry Fees
All charges for this event will be made in Pounds Sterling
£15 (affiliated) / £17 (non-affiliated)

A 9 mile ‘out and back’ trail race located in the beautiful heart of the Black Mountains starting and finishing in the pretty borders town of Crickhowell.

The Route
The race route is 9 miles and flagged, undulating and very scenic as it winds in and out of ancient woodland along the gorgeous fast flowing Grwyne Fawr river, famous for its salmon.  It is an out and back route, all on footpaths, which turns round at the village of Llanbedr outside the church where there will be a drinks station.  Most of the race is off road with just a couple of short stretches on tarmac. There are a couple of short steeper descents on grass.  

Fell shoes or trail shoes are recommended depending on your personal preference.

Venue & Location
The race venue is the Crickhowell sports Centre, New Road (A4077), Crickhowell. NP8 1AW

This is also the location of the secondary school.  Plenty of parking is available- please park where the car parking marshals indicate.  There are showers at the venue.  We will also be serving pre and post race refreshments in the dining hall.

The pretty borders town of Crickhowell is easily reached by car – it is less than an hour from Cardiff and is approximately 45 minutes from the M4 bridge and an hour from Bristol.  

Crickhowell has good coffee shops and a lovely River Usk walk and there’s plenty to entertain the non-runners in the family while you do the race.

Race START and FINISH
The race will start at 11 a.m. sharp

Please note – the race does not start and finish at the race HQ

The race will START and FINISH at the car park behind the tourist information just behind the High Street, which is a 5-minute walk from the race HQ.  This is because it would be dangerous to cross the busy A40 with up to 400 runners.  Signpost arrows will direct you.  Please take care and be aware of cars on the initial section of the course and when you are on the final 500m-road run-in to the finish.

Please allow time to get from the race HQ to the race start for 11 am.

Should there be entries available on the day, these will be £20 affiliated and £22 unaffiliated.

All enquiries regarding entries to Ruth Pickvance
Email: ruth@element-active.co.uk
Telephone: 07432 192991


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