We think South Wales has some great countryside to run in / over, but we were disappointed at the lack of races available. So we set up some of our own! Our criteria for race routes is simple - 'would we like to run this route?' If the answer is yes, then we'll try and set up a race! Our objective for runners is equally simple - we want anyone who takes part in one of our events to have a great time and a great experience.
Gower Ultra 50
The Gower Ultra 50 challenge is to complete a 50 mile circumnavigation of the stunning Gower peninsula by foot. Gower is Britian's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and following the route it is easy to see why! You will pass stunning beaches, amazing bays, tiny coves, farmland, fishing villages and amazing views from start to finish. It is open to ultra runners and fast walkers!
“Marvellous weekend, beautiful coast, glorious weather, brilliantly organised… Highly recommended, see you next year!!”
SW100 & SW50
The SW100 is a 100mile ultra trail footrace starting and finishing in Cardiff, and crossing the South Wales Valleys and the Brecon Beacons. It is suitable for experienced and competent ultra-trail runners. The route has approximately 6400 meters of ascent and is over 90% on trails.
The SW50 is the second half of the SW100 route starting from the Pont ar Dawe Car Park at the foot of Pen y Fan then running to Cardiff, it has over 3200 meters of ascent.
For more information about SW100 and SW50 click here.
Vale Coastal Ultra & 18 mile
The Vale Coastal Ultra takes in the entire 30 mile coast of the Vale of Glamorgan from the historic Penarth Pier to Ogmore. It is fast and (relatively) flat course that runs ona variety of cliff top trail, shingle and sand beaches. As you run along the coast on one side you will have the dramatic scenery of the Severn Estuary and the hills of North Devon and on the other the hills of South Wales! There is also a 18 mile option that starts from Rhoose and joins the ultra route to finish at Orgmore.
For more information about Vale Ultras and 18 mile race click here.
South Wales Trail Half Marathon and 10k
After the success of the first South Wales Trail Half Marathon, we decided to do it all over again! The race takes place on the August Bank Holiday Monday at the beautiful Llanwonno Forest just North of Pontypridd.
"I absolutely loved the half marathon. I really can't think of anything that you should do to make it better!"
Brecon to Cardiff Ultra
The Brecon to Cardiff Ultra is a one way 70 kilometer ultra run along the Taff Trail. It takes place on Sunday 19th February 2017. The route is fully marked, with the first half on trails and the second half on tarmac off road cyclepath. The Taff trail runs through the Brecon Beacons National Park past mountains, rivers, reservoirs and woodland taking in some great views. It is fully marked, making this an ideal race for beginners looking to complete their first ultra or for experienced runners to post a fast time.
For more information click here
GHOST RUN - 5 Mile Halloween Head Torch Run
Trails, Mud and Fun
Thursday October 27th 2016 7pm
It's not quite the 31st of October but rumour has it the ghouls and ghosts will be out for this one. The run follows trails, through woods and muddy tracks with just the light of your head torch guiding the way.