Anglesey Trail Half Marathon & 10k
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Embrace the great British outdoors in this epic trail run through Newborough Forest, Anglesey. Great for novices and veterans of the sport alike, the course meanders through the striking woodlands. All are welcome to enter, embrace the family-friendly vibes for a great day out.
Half Marathon, 10k Cani-Cross, and 10k
Sun, 22 May 2022
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Newborough Forest, Newborough Forest, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61, UK
Sun, 22 May 2022
Half Marathon:9:00am |
Runners will experience beautiful surroundings on the Woodland Trails which once hosted the Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Running Championships. Taking in the quiet forest, sea views and sandy running trails this is a trail experience to remember.
The race begins on the wide stone forest track next to the beach, where you will catch stunning views of the Llyn Peninsula and Llanddwyn Island. Upon reaching the Island, a right turn takes the runners into the pine forest on single track sandy trails. The course then loops around on the path dividing the forest and the open Newborough Warren, allowing for spectacular views out to sea. One final turn brings the runners right back to where they started and a rousing reception from the spectators at the finish line.
This route is set in the Newborough Forest. You will run along its winding trails, embracing the beautiful scenery. There is something for everyone in this race, with lots of quiet forest views to speedy sandy running trails.
- Slate Finisher's Memento
- Fully-Marked and Marshalled Course
- Chip-timed results
- Event Village
- Water stations
- Family-Friendly Atmosphere
How to get there
Newborough Forest, Newborough Forest, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61, UKGet full directions
Anglesey can be accessed from the North West on the M56 and A55, or from the South on the M5, M6 or M1. To find the event use the postcode LL61 6SG to bring you to the right road and the event is about a mile from Newborough village along the access road on the edge of the forest. The start line will be signposted from the main Newborough Car Park.
The closest station to Newborough is Bodorgan on the mainline to Holyhead. This is a request stop so you must indicate to a member of train staff that you wish to get off at this stop or it will pass straight through. It is about 4 miles from Newborough Village and an easy cycle.
Always Aim High Events suggest participants look into accommodation at either Glan Morfa Lodge or Ty Croes Farm Vinyard Campsite. Links to their respective websites can be found here:
Event day logistics
08:40 Canicross race starts
09:00 Half Marathon & 10k starts
12:30 Cut-off time
*Please be aware that these times are subject to change. Comprehensive final instructions will be sent out and available to download 1 week before the event.
All entrants must be 17 years or older to take part.
There will be a prize-giving ceremony for the following categories for both 10k and Half Marathon races.
- Open: Top 3
- V40: Top 3
- V50: Top 2
- V60: 1st runner
- V70: 1st runner
You are welcome to run with your dog, to avoid congestion entrants with dogs will start in a different location. The runners without dogs will start half an hour later.
Always Aim High Events
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Always Aim High Events was founded in 2010 by Tim Lloyd and Nigel 'Kenny' Kendrick. The first event was the now iconic Slateman Triathlon 2011 attracting just over 400 competitors (it now regularly exceeds 1,000), with a vision that included the Snowman and Sandman - the three events which now make up the Adventure Triathlon Series. From that one event we now host 34 all inclusive events over 9 weekends, with many more planned for 2019 and beyond. In 2015 Always Aim High Community Events was set up as a not for profit organisation to help with engaging with and hosting local community events. At Always Aim High we are extremely proud about delivering the UK's ultimate triathlon, cycling, running and swimming challenges in the most beautiful and iconic locations that we can find. From epic mountain, coastal and city triathlons, to breathtaking cycle sportives which cover the length and bredth of Snowdonia, there's something for everyone at Always Aim High Events!
The looped nature of this route makes it great for spectators. Come along and enjoy the beautiful surroundings for yourself before creating a bubbling atmosphere back at the Event Village.
What to bring
- Trails shoes with a good aggressive grip
Cani-Cross Compulsory kit
- Poo bags
- Dogs must wear an appropriate harness and be attached to their runner by a lead with some amount of bungee (this must not be longer than 2.5m at full stretch). A waist belt is strongly recommended for runners.
Is there an age limit at the Anglesey Trail Half Marathon and 10k?
You must be at least 17 years old on the day of the event in order to participate in the Half Marathon and the 10k.
Is there bag drop/toilets at the Anglesey Trail Half Marathon and 10k?
Both bag drop and toilet facilities will be available at the event village.
What will the run be like at the Anglesey Trail Half Marathon and 10k?
The trail run will be in beautiful surroundings of the forest and the sea on a mixture of stone and sandy trails.
What kit do I need for the Anglesey Trail Half Marathon and 10k?
All entrants are advised by the organiser to wear trail shoes with a good grip. Cani-cross entries must bring poo bags, Dogs must wear an appropriate harness and be attached to their runner by a lead with some amount of bungee (this must not be longer than 2.5m at full stretch). A waist belt is strongly recommended for runners.
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