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.
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.
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.
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!
Current unofficial course records are as follows:
- 2018 Richard Simpson – 64hrs 32mins
- 2019 Owen Evans – 67hrs 50mins