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Hoka Winter Trail Half Marathon

11:00am Sat 9th Feb 2019
Bryn Bettws Lodge, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot SA12 9SP, UK
Run 13.1mi
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Test your mettle with this challenging trail route set in spectacular Welsh forestland. Aimed at more adventurous athletes, 704m of elevation and highly regarded marshalling are topped off with expansive views right around this beautiful location.

Review summary

4 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
"Really good race,well marshalled,tough finish,no bag drop though which meant I..."
"Very well organised. Course was predominantly wide forest roads / hard trails...."
"Really well organised event. Lots of souvenirs great food and drink on offer..."
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From the organizer

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Welcome to the 4th Edition of the HOKA ONE ONE Winter Trail Half Marathon presented by Tough Runner UK LTD

The event will be a fully marked and marshalled half marathon, taking in the stunning tracks and trails of Bryn Bettws and the upper Forestry. The course has some of the most spectacular views a runner can imagine in one of the most remarkable forestry and heathland in the UK.

Tough Runner UK are extremely proud that Bryn Bettws and Natural resources wales have allowed us to stage such an event within our local community and we are working closely with them to delivery what we think will be a stand out sporting event for 2019!

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    11:00am Sat 9th Feb 2019
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Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

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What’s Included

All Entrants Will Receive:

  • An awesome race experience
  • A fully marked and Marshalled route
  • Finisher medal
  • Finish Line Water & Food
  • Electronic Chip Timing
  • Special award for top 3 finishers
  • Free Local Professional Photographer
  • Course aid-stations
  • Event facilities including toilets
  • Minimum age on the day is 17 for the Half Marathon Rules.

    Littering within NRW land will lead to immediate disqualification if you can carry it when its full you can carry it when its empty!

    Raceday Logistics

    Event Schedule:

  • 9:00am – Event checking
  • 10:40am – Event checking close
  • 10:50am – Race briefing
  • 11:00am – Start of the 2019 HOKA One One Winter Trail Half Marathon
  • 12:25am – First runners expected
  •  2:00pm – Awards Ceremony for all runners
  • Bag Drops:

    Please leave all valuables in your car – the star line is a few hundred meters away.

    Kit List

    Compulsory Kit

    Please note that we do not have a compulsory kit list. However, please be prepared that in the event of very unseasonal weather you may be asked to carry upper body cover e.g. minimum being a showerproof jacket. Please be mindful of this and check the local weather before race day to ensure you have the necessary kit with you before travelling. You will also be advised at the race briefing on race day on the compulsory kit.


    Will water be available in the course ?

    Yes water will be located at the start/finish and halfway point.

    What About Feed Stations ?

    Fuel Stations at the Hoka One One Winter Trail Half Marathon. You are not required to carry your own fuel for the event, but we recommend that runners ensure that they are happy with their own personal fuel requirements prior to the race.
    There will be three feed/fuel stations available on race day. Nutrition and hydration needs and requirements will be provided courtesy of GU Nutrition, where you will have the option of gels, wafers, electrolyte drink, sweets and bananas.

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    Reviews (4)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    • Course
    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Really good race,well marshalled,tough finish,no bag drop though which meant I had to leave my van open as I came on my own to event
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Very well organised. Course was predominantly wide forest roads / hard trails. Popular race so quite a good atmosphere. Could do with better post race food options.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Really well organised event. Lots of souvenirs great food and drink on offer before and after. Plenty of toilets. Amazing course with some of the best scenery I've ever ran through. Can't wait for next year.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Well organised run with a good crowd and friendly atmosphere. Challenging but rewarding trail run with excellent views.

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