Monmouthshire & Brecon 'Canalathon' September 9th 2017
09 Sep 17
The Canalathon is a 35 Mile Team Endurance Challenge along one of the most Scenic Canal Routes in Britain.
Teams of 4 are invited to complete the challenge in less than 12 hours. it is not considered a race but the team must complete all of the disciplines event together throughout the event! you are also advised to have a 'team manager' to ensure that your bikes are delivered and collected to transitions.
Paddle 6 miles, Cycle 18 miles, Run / Walk / Hike 11 miles
This years entry fee of £180 per team includes open canoes, and quality medal.
Help us celebrate over 200 years of one of the most scenic canal routes in Britain by taking on the a challenge that will take you on an historic journey through the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Teams of four will attempt to complete this epic 35 mile challenge in under 12 hours starting at Pontymoile Basin and finishing at the picturesque Brecon Basin where there will be a host of events and festivities laid on to congratulate you on your fantastic achievement! All event profits will go towards preservation of this historic waterway.
CANOE: The 6 mile canoe takes place on the wider section of the canal and uses open (Canadian type) canoes which will be shared 2 boats per team. Boats are included with your entry fee.
BIKE: The 18 mile cycle section is generally flat and takes places along the canal tow path from Goytre to Llangynider. The path is surface is generally cinder but expect some bumpier sections in places! Most types of bike would be suitable but we would suggest sturdier tyres than normal road ones to cope with some of the ungraded sections. A mountain bike is ideal but suspension not necessary. You are required to use your own bikes but there is the option to hire bikes at an additional cost if required.
WALK: The 11 mile Walk/ Run is flat and follows a beautiful section of the canal to finish in Brecon Canal Basin where you will be greeted by rapturous applause and live music from enthusiastic local muscians.
Whilst teams are expected to look after themselves during the challenge, there will be opportunities for additional refreshments and food during your journey.
A good team needs a good team manager! You as a team are responsible for making sure that you can get to the start of the event, drop your bikes off at transition and collect them again afterwards.
*Competitors under 18 years of age may take part with parent / guardian permission.
* Competitors under 16 and over 12 must be accompanied by 1 adult per minor.
* All data is used in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Please note that there are no refunds after July 31st 2017.
Replacement Teams / Individuals are accepted before September 1st but it is the entrant's responsibibility to source replacements.
It is a good idea to gather the teams information (Address, DOB, E Mail, Emergency Contact) before entering.