This is not a decision we have taken lightly however the next round of the Welsh Ultra Running Series and the Wye Valley Trail Marathon of 2013 is to be changed from October 5th to October 12th.
Despite being confirmed we recently received news that our planned event HQ is no longer an option. This is due to external reasons beyond our control and is not related in any way to MCN or our involvement there in previous years. We have desperately attempted to stick to the same date and find an alternative venue which works to provide minimal change and disruption but after exhausting all potential options have eventually had to succumb to the fact that we either have to cancel the event or change the date. Regulars of our events will know that cancelling an event will always be a last resort thus the decision to change the date to October 12th.
For those of you who can’t make the revised October 12th date we can only profusely apologise and offer you a complete refund (or free transferable entry into Round 4 in the Brecon Beacons on December 7th). On the positive note you may now have one week extra in which to train!
The new venue will be Woodlands Outdoor Centre again at Glasbury less than ½ mile from our original venue. It is a similar type of set up to Glasbury House and accommodation options will continue as they have been previously. Please note that accommodation options are now available again after we dropped the option until we could establish the revised HQ.
The 50 mile ultra course will remain largely unchanged though there are some small changes to drop yet another couple of miles of tarmac from the route which makes it approximately 80% off road and the tarmac that does exist is limited to shorter sections of quiet back lanes where there is simply no alternative.
The Ultra will start from Llangurig as before (GRID SN 908 796) at 7am. Coaches will leave Woodlands at Glasbury at 6am sharp. Please note that this is a linear route. The start and finish are approx 50 miles apart! Note that transport is an additional option that must be booked prior to the event for £8. If you are have not booked transport it is assumed that you have your own method of getting to the start.
The Trail Marathon option will start – you guessed it! -26 miles north of Glasbury from the village of Llanwrthwl (GRID SN 974 638) at 10am. The start and finish are approx 26 miles apart! Transport for the trail marathon option will leave Woodlands at 9am sharp. The Trail Marathon Route follows the same final 26 miles as the Ultra Route.
There will be further newsletters and information available with regards some of the finer detail of both the Wye One Way 50 and the Wye Valley Trail Marathon. In the meantime and once again our sincere apologies for the date change and any disruption it has caused. We will do everything in our power to help accommodate and resolve any issues. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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