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Brecon to Cardiff Ultra

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Sunday 11th February 2018

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Monday 24th July 2017 at 10:00
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Friday 9th February 2018
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338 Participants
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4 Participants
Entry Fees
£42 race entry without transport
£50 race entry including transport from race HQ to the event start in Brecon
Joe Timmins

The Brecon to Cardiff Ultra is a linear 70 kilometer race along the picturesque Taff Trail.  The race starts at 0800 on Sunday 11th February 2018 in Brecon and finishes at Coleg Y Cymoedd, Nantgarw.  The route is fully marked and runs through the Brecon Beacons National Park past mountains, rivers, reservoirs and woodland taking in some stunning views.   The first 30k of the route is almost exclusively on footpath or Forestry Trails. From Merthyr the route follows a. off road cycle path all the way to the finish.  There will be a drop bag facility to transport one drop bag from the start to the Merthyr Checkpoint (at approximately 32k) and then onwards to the finish.  This will allow you to access kit – particularly a change of trainers as the route moves from trail to tarmac for the second half.  Because it is fully marked it is very easy to navigate, making this an ideal race for beginners looking to complete their first ultra or for experienced runners to post a fast time.  There will be gps / gpx data available for runners to use with any gps devices for navigation. The route is undulating but features an early climb before generally heading downhill to the finish. The route is easily accessed by road making it an excellent race for supporters who will be able to follow the race as it travels south to the finish. There will be several great locations where supporters can congregate making a great atmosphere for the competitors!

As the route is linear there are two race entry options: race with transport to the start and race without transport.  Please note these need to be booked in advance so if you choose race without transport please ensure that you have a method of getting to the start!  There will be checkpoints along the route supplying water, coke, sweets, biscuits, flapjacks etc. to keep all the runners well supplied.  There will also be first aid cover for the event.  All finishers will receive a t-shirt and medal.

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