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Firelighter Ultra

1 race scheduled · Fri 30th Aug 2019 · Holyhead
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About this event

Since 2017, we have been offering runners the chance to run Day 1 of the Ring O' Fire as a separate race. If you prefer a single stage race over a shorter distance this may be the race for you. This 35.7 mile race is a very challenging ultra marathon in its own right. We call it the Firelighter!

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Ultra
1:00pm Fri 30th Aug 2019

Run 35.7mi

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Route description
Route description

Runners will encounter a wide variety of terrain, including sandy and pebble beaches, steep cliff top paths, headlands, rocky coves, sand dunes, farmland fields, sections of forest and quaint seaside fishing villages.

The route is predominately trail, but there are small sections of public road, although these tend to be quiet country roads. There are also gates and stiles to negotiate throughout the length of the course.

Logistics and schedule

Registration from 10:00 till 12:15 @ Holyhead Breakwater Country Park, Holyhead, LL65 1YG
Race briefing at 12:30
The race will start at 13:00
Runners follow the coastal path in a clockwise direction to Amlwch where they spend their first night at Amlwch Leisure Centre, Townybryn, Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey LL68 9TH
Runners have 10 hours to complete the stage and must average over 3.57mph / 5.75km
Cut-off is 23:00 hours

How to get there

Breakwater Country Park, Breakwater Country Park, Holyhead, LL65 1YG, Holyhead LL65 1YG, UK

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By car
Follow the A55 Expressway along the North Wales coast and cross the Britannia Bridge onto Anglesey. From the Britannia Bridge it takes a further 20 minutes (20 miles / 32 km) along the A55 to reach Holyhead.

Free parking is available at the event start and finish point, on the approach road to the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

Car sharing
To reduce the environmental impact of many runners travelling to the race, we encourage car sharing arrangements. There are also social and financial benefits of sharing a vehicle and travelling together as a group. Connect with other runners via our Facebook page and see who's travelling from your area.

By coach
National Express and Eurolines coach services connect with Holyhead from other major cities.

By rail
Holyhead Station has direct rail links to London Euston and Cardiff. Easy connections are also available from Chester and Crewe. From the train station in Holyhead, the Breakwater Country Park is a good walk or short taxi ride.

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