St illtyds Ultra Marathon 2nd May 2021

£37.00

This event will open for entries once the transfer date for runners to resell their entries has passed providing it is still not sold out. To buy an entry from another runner please visit the below page

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ENTRY RESALES
To find out if anyone’s selling an entry. (Entries advertised by runners)

AS PER OUR TERMS WE DO NOT ALLOW DEFERRALS DUE TO ONLY HAVING A LIMITED NUMBER OF ENTRIES EACH YEAR – YOU MAY RESELL YOUR ENTRY VIA THE LINK ABOVE.

The St Illtyds Ultra Marathon is said to be the best Ultra Wales has to offer! According to previous finishers! A race you will never forget!

A 50KM race across multi terrain and spectacular scenery including canals, woodlands, hills and rivers, taking in scenery such as Bluebell encrusted gems, old ruins and crossing canals and rivers.

Great for a first ultra whilst also offering a true challenge for seasoned ultra runners with amazing support from 5 fully stocked aid stations, more like picnic feasts than aid stations! Fully marked course making navigation as easy as it can be. This is an amazing route that really showcases rural wales at its best.

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This event will open for entries once the transfer date for runners to resell their entries has passed providing it is still not sold out. To buy an entry from another runner please visit the below page

Check out
ENTRY RESALES
To find out if anyone’s selling an entry. (Entries advertised by runners)

Transfers open until: TBC

AS PER OUR TERMS WE DO NOT ALLOW DEFERRALS DUE TO ONLY HAVING A LIMITED NUMBER OF ENTRIES EACH YEAR – YOU MAY RESELL YOUR ENTRY VIA THE LINK ABOVE.

 

Date: 2nd May 2021


GET READY FOR 2021!!!

The St Illtyds Ultra Marathon is said to be the best Ultra Wales has to offer, according to previous finishers! A race you will never forget!

A 50KM race across multi terrain and spectacular scenery including canals, woodlands, hills and rivers, taking in scenery such as Bluebell encrusted gems, old ruins and crossing canals and rivers.

Great for a first ultra whilst also offering a true challenge for seasoned ultra runners with amazing support from 6 fully stocked aid stations, more like picnic feasts than aid stations! Fully marked course making navigation as easy as it can be. This is an amazing route that really showcases rural wales at its best.

What do you receive?

  • Epic Medal for all finishers
  • Superb Tech T-Shirt for all finishers
  • Aid Stations – 5 fully stocked aid stations plus a buffet finish with a wide variety of food/ energy choices. Our aid stations are more like picnics than aid stations and are the best you will ever see! along with water, Coke and Juice and a pub finish. What more could you want?
  • Well marked and marshalled course
  • Qualified First Aid Medics
  • Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female
  • A race on a stunning trail
  • A beautiful finish at the stunning Burry Port Harbour
  • Buffet Finish after the race.

The History

The coastline began its retreat from the foot of Pembrey Mountain some 6,000 years ago, revealing land which shows human occupation since the Iron Age, with hill forts dating from around 400 BC. Roman pottery remains have been unearthed in the oldest parts of the village. Evidence of an early Norman motte-and-bailey castle has been suggested close to the village square and buildings remain in the village from later Norman times.

St Illtyd flourished in the latter part of the fifth and beginning of the sixth century, and was held in high veneration in Wales.

Race Information

The start times for the race is listed below, there are cut off times for each checkpoint and finish, and trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and females.

All finishers will receive a bespoke medal, finishers tech t-shirt and a Buffet Finish!

Cut-off time

11 hours.

There will also be a cut off time at the turnaround point Checkpoint 3 of 2.30pm and a cut off at Checkpoint 5 at 5.30pm.

Start time  
9am – registration opens at 7:30am until 8:30am with race briefing at 8.45am

Max Entry Limit

400 Runners

Prices

£39

Parking.

There will be plenty of parking around Burry Port Harbour and nearby.

Accommodation.

There are many accommodation options nearby including some great local B&B’s and guesthouses, hotels, and plenty of camping options. Please search Burry Port in booking.com for all the local hotels and B&Bs.

The race will start from Burry Port Yacht Club on the Harbour.

Kit: –

This race will be taking part in May in Wales therefore the weather is unpredictable.

Required:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Long sleeve base layer or fleece
  • Whistle
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Safety blanket
  • Means of carrying 500ml of water
  • Mobile Phone

This race is a multi terrain race although most of it is through trails and fields there are also some road crossings  and although road shoes should be ok, we would advise wearing trail shoes as some areas may get a little boggy after heavy rain, as this is a multi terrain race some areas can be quite harsh underfoot.

This event is fully marked using tape & arrows for the full distance. Marshall’s are in place at the Aid Stations and along the route. First Aid Medics will be present throughout the race too. We advise you to download the GPX file here https://www.strava.com/routes/18647964 and print off your own map to bring. We do not provide printed maps for runners.

Please Note;

Despite the fact we take huge care to fully mark the route it is always the runners responsibility to stay on course. The runner should have a basic awareness of the route direction, carry maps and remain aware to spot the tape and arrows at all times. Tape can go missing. 

Runners must be prepared for this eventuality and take ownership to stay on route. Failing to accept this responsibility can be very dangerous on trail events. We will do all we can to help you stay on track. Please do all you can to take care of yourself. 

Entries will CLOSE in April 2021 or when the race is Sold Out! There will be no entries on the day. 

Go Events Wales has a no refund or deferral policy – regardless of injury, illness or scheduling conflicts. However, you are able to transfer your entry to another runner up to 90 days prior to the event.

To transfer your entry to another person, contact us directly at info@goeventswales.com with the name of runner we will then send you a code to pass to your runner.

By agreeing to take part in any Go Events Wales Race:

You declare that you will be 20 years or over on the day of the event
You are fully aware of the actual and potential risks in participation in this event and agree to the race terms
Although the race is organised with a full risk assessment having been carried out, will have first aid support and will be carried out with the safety of the runners in mind at all times, you declare that you will compete in the race entirely at your own risk.

To the extent permitted by law, you accept that the organisers and sponsors of the race, or any of their agents, will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs or expenses, which may arise in consequence of your participation of the event. This is a self navigation event and you must accept full responsibility.