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MdC Ultra Marathon

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Route description

Day One

The first day will begin at St Dogmaels and starts with a steep 2.5 mile climb to the highest point on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

The northern coast of the Path is the hilliest and most isolated section of the race. However, the scenery is simply stunning and gives runners a real sense of being in the wilderness.

Over the course of the 66.6 mile route, there is 6770 ft of elevation as runners make their way South to Caerfai.

Some of the days highlights include such iconic locations as Dinas Head, The Jemima Nichols monument, the site of last invasion of the UK, Strumble Head, The Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy, Wales Most Westerly Point at St Davids Head and The Birth Place of St Davids at St Nons.

Day Two

Runners will continue along the Path from Caerfai to Pembroke Dock.

This is a challenging section once again but it is shorter than day one, measuring in at 52 miles.

Day Three

Runners will be tasked with completing the final section of the Path from Pembroke Dock to Amroth.

The 59 mile section includes the notoriously tough Angle to Freshwater West Section and the stunningly beautiful Stackpole to Pennally Section.

You will pass some award winning beaches which should help take your mind off the particularly hilly terrain.

The path is made up mainly of rugged uneven ground which covers a diverse route that will see you run high along open and exposed sea cliffs as well as underneath them at sea level.

Directions

The course will be sign posted all the way by the Acorn which marks the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. You will also be provided with a detailed guide to the path and a map. The course will not be sign posted with specific event signs as this would be unrealistic and not necessary if you follow the instructions and Acorn.

It is extremely important that you respect this challenge and take it seriously. If you make navigational errors regularly it is unlikely you will be able to make the time cut offs. Please research the path and do your homework!

Course Records

Current unofficial course records are as follows:

  • 2018 Richard Simpson – 64hrs 32mins
  • 2019 Owen Evans – 67hrs 50mins
Logistics and schedule

Schedule

All 3 days:

04:00 Event Begins

00:00 Race cut-off time

*There will be a mandatory briefing at the Celtic Campground the night before the race.

Runners will be allowed to start later on days two and three but may risk missing the cut off time.

Entry Cost

The full cost of the event is £300, which will be taken at a later date. To sign up, entrants must pay the deposit of £100.

Volunteers

Volunteers are a focal point of all MUUK Adventures events. As such, they are always on the look-out for more helping hands.

If you're interested in signing up then follow the link here:

https://lets-do-this.typeform.com/to/jcfjO1LA#eventid=155652

How to get there

St Dogmaels, Cardigan, UK

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By Car

The start point is accessible from the M4 leading to the A48 if you are coming from the East. Or the A487 if you are coming from the North.

Accommodation For Racers

The end of Stage 1 is on 66.6 miles and you will stop at Caerfai (St Davids) and will be transferred back to Celtic Camping and the Bunk Barns. You will have a bed, shower, toilet, dining area, hot food, massage service and 1st aid!

The End of Stage 2 is 59 miles (or 126.6 in total) and you will stop at the Cleddau Bridge and stay at the dorms of the water sports centre, where you will have a bed, shower, toilet, hot food, massage service, and 1st aid.

Camping

There is camping available for an extra fee (£25 per night) at Celtic Camping, which is the stopover point at the end of Day 1.

Parking

If you stay at Celtic Camping, you may leave your car there free of charge. You will be transferred from here to the starting point, and you will be transferred back here after completing the run.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Are there aid stations during the MdC Ultra Marathon?
Yes, there will be 3 aid stations throughout each day and they will be supplied with both food and water. You can also arrange to have your own nutrition left at these points.
FAQ
Are entrants of the MdC Ultra Marathon allowed to receive assistance from friends or family?
Yes, third party's can supply food, clothes, body care and water throughout the course. However, runners are not permitted travel in 3rd party vehicles.
FAQ
Is there an overflow day for the MdC Ultra Marathon?
Unfortunately not, anyone who does not finish the event by cut-off will not be eligible for a medal, t-shirt or any awards.
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MdC Ultra Marathon
4:00am Fri 2nd Jul 2021
£100.00

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