Pumsaint Trail Half Marathon
15 Sep 2019
Welcome to the brave new world of Pumsaint trail half marathon online entry! Thank you for looking at our event.
It is a mainly trail run, incorporating forestry road, single track, fields, river crossings and (unfortunatley) some tarmac! The course is set in the magnificent Cothi valley, which is absolutley breathtaking. It is a challenging course, with over 2000ft of elevation, but well worth the effort for the spectacular views.
There are 4 water stops on the course, providing water approximately every 3 miles.
The event is held as a charity fundraiser, and this year all profits we make from the event will go to cylch meithrin Llansawel, our local nursery which caters for children betwen the ages of 2 - 4. This is a charity which depends on fundraisers to provide a fun and educational experience to the pre school age children of our local community. In this sense, the local community has come together to support this worthwhile cause. On completion of the course you will be able to enjoy tea and cakes made by the local merched y wawr and W.I groups, served by the local young farmers club. This is free to all runners, but a small charge will be made to spectators. There will also be a raffle with some great prizes, so bring some loose change as you could get lucky.
There are 2 adult races. The half marathon, which is competitive and has age category prizes (all runners must be over 18), and the 6.5 mile 'fun run', which is non competitive, but you still get the cakes at the end!! (all runners must be over 16).
The course will be fully marked, with marshals on key points and on the water stations.
The course record holders for the half marathon are (Male) Sion Price 1:24:14 (2017) and (Female) Caryl Jones 1:33:40 (2018)
The course is held mainly over private land, so please do not try and 'recce' the route beforehand. Also please be respectful with any rubbish you may have (gel wrappers) and leave them with the marshals on the course.
This year celebrates 5 years of the event, and we have had tshirts made to remember it by! These are cotton t-shirts, with the design showcased on the Facebook page. But these will not be part of the event entry, but will be available at an extra cost of £8 so as not to take money away from our chosen charity.
There is plenty of car parking available on the field, and toilets are provided by the hall, and the public toilets which are looked after by the national trust. Please help to keep them clean, and leave them in the way you found them.
There are also races for children, but these are entries on the day only. Entries cost £2, and all children will get a medal on completion. There will be races for under 5's (non-competitive), Primary school and secondary school categories (competitive)
Please follow the pumsaint trail half facebook page for all up to date information about the race.
Diolch yn fawr.
|06 Sep 2019||£12.00|
|06 Sep 2019||£8.00|
Dates and Status
Date: 15 Sep 2019
Closing Date: 06 Sep 2019
Places Available/Total: ??/150