Pembrokeshire 100 mile Race

28th-30th April 2017

The Pembrokeshire 100 mile race is a challenging ultra-race along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Dale, just outside Milford Haven to St Dogmaels. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is a designated national trail and is widely regarded as the most breathtaking coastline in Britain from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries. This 100 mile race represents a formidable physical challenge set against a rugged, beautiful backdrop. The race starts in the pictureseque village of Dale, just outside Milford Haven and follows the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to the finish in St Dogmaels, Cardigan.

Race start time/location

The race will start at 0800 in the picturesque Village of Dale, just outside Milford Haven and has a 38 hour cut off time (Sunday night 2200).

Registration & Race Briefing

Registration will be at the Finish location in St Dogmaels on Friday evening 1900- 2030 with the race brief at 2030.

Coach Transport from Finish to Start

There will be Coach Transport from the Finish in St Dogmaels to the start in Dale. This will be on the morning of the race at 0600. There will also be a pick up from Cardigan on route (approximately 0615) for anyone staying in Cardigan.

Car Parking

There are numerous parking facilities in both St Dogmaels and Cardigan. The majority of which have a ‘weekly’ pay and display option for £9. We will detail the best ones in the pre-event notes.  

Accommodation

It is your choice where you stay on the Friday night and weather you use the bus service provided, but you must attend the briefing and registration in St Dogmaels on the Friday night.

Drop Bags

We will transport one dropbag to Newgale 28miles & Strumble Head 67.5miles, then onwards to the finish.

If required, you will be able to leave kit at the event base in St Dogmaels on Saturday morning before the coaches pick you up, but you will only be able to access this at the end of the race.

PLEASE NOTE:- For ease of transport for the Marshals the drop bags must have a maximum size of 25litres and maximum weight of 15kg. Drop bags should be heavy duty and waterproof drybags. They must include all your kit and there should be nothing attached or hanging off.  The link below gives examples of the type.

 

http://www.upandunder.co.uk/Outdoor/Sacks-and-Bags/Drybags/

Maps and Navigation

The routes are self-navigation and participants will need to have a basic understanding of map reading.  However, the whole route follows the well-marked Pembrokeshire / Wales Coastal Path (WCP) and is therefore signposted very well. It is possible to navigate the route completely using the WCP signs. Harvey Maps has a very good Pembrokeshire Coastal Path route map.

A gps file will be available.

You will receive a printed 1:50 map on a small scale with the route on it. The route is very easy to follow and very well signposted. If you want a more detailed map you may wish to bring the excellent and lightweight Pembrokeshire Coast Harvey map, or the cicerone guide book for Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Obviously and OS map would also do the job very well. Some map links can be seen below.

Harvey do an excellent map.

http://www.harveymaps.co.uk/acatalog/Pembrokeshire-Coast-Path-YHWRPE.html

The cicerone guide book also has an excellently detailed map accompanying it.

http://www.cicerone.co.uk/product/detail.cfm/book/896/title/pembrokeshire-coast-path-map-booklet#.WK3qJIXXKM8

 

Timetable

Friday 28th April

1900- 2030 Registration St Dogmaels Memorial Hall.

2030- Race Briefing St Dogmaels Memorial Hall.

Saturday 29th April

0600 Coach Pick up from St Dogmaels Memorial Hall

0610 Coach pick up from Cardigan Castle

0715 Coach Drops Off at Dale

0800 Race Starts in Dale

Sunday 30th April

2200 Race Cut off (38 Hours/2.6mph)

 

Route Statistics

100 mile Race

166km/101 miles with 16500ft/5030m ascent

Checkpoints

Access to your drop bag and hot water will be available at each of the major checkpoints at Newgale 58k and Stumble Head 116k. We would suggest you put a dehydrated meal in your drop bag for each of the camps. There will be water supplied at each checkpoint. At the smaller support points there will be a range of the usual checkpoint foods available, exact details will be sent out the race information closer to the event. In addition to this you are able to make use of the food from shops and cafes as you find them.

Provisional Locations 

CP1- St Brides 15.5miles

CP2- Newgale 28miles (drop bags)

CP3- St Justinian 42.5miles

CP4- Porthgain 54miles

CP5- Strumble Head 67.5miles (drop bags)

CP6- Pwllgwaelod Beach 80miles

CP7- Ceibwr Bay 93.5miles

Finish-St Dogmaels 100.5miles

Compulsory Running Kit

This MUST be carried at all times and will be checked at registration before you receive your race number. (NO KIT = NO NUMBER!)

  • Rucksack
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Water Proof Trousers
  • Upper Body Long Sleeve Base Layer or Thermal (warm) top
  • Warm Hat
  • Gloves
  • Torch (emergency type is fine)
  • Whistle
  • Compass (which can take a bearing)
  • Footwear with adequate grip for slippery off road conditions
  • Foil Survival Blanket or Bivy Bag
  • First Aid Kit to include: blister plasters, sterile dressing and bandage or tape
  • Mobile Phone
  • Map and instructions (provided)
  • Water Bottle 500ml minimum
  • Appropriate food for the event

    Advisory/optional Kit 

  • Thermal and or fleece top (in addition to compulsory long sleeve top)
  • Sun cream
  • Lower Body Base Layer or trousers
  • Hydration tablets
  • Money
  • Sunglasses
  • GPS

Cost, Race Numbers and Signing Up

Entries open on Friday 1st July 2016. 

The price of the 100 mile race is £100 before the 1st of August or £125 after the 1st of August 2016.

The price of the Stage Race is £125 before the 1st of August or £150 after the 1st of August 2016. 

There are 100 places for each race in 2017.

 

Race terms and conditions can be viewed here

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