Pen Llyn Ultra

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Tucked away beyond Snowdonia’s craggiest peaks with the Irish Sea on one side and Cardigan Bay on the other, the Llŷn has a distinctive, unspoilt character that’s all its own. Its sunny southern coast draws walkers, wakeboarders and dinghy-sailors, while the ancient pilgrimage site of Bardsey Island, at its tip, is a haven for wildlife. 50 miles, 75 miles and 100 miles in 24 hours, these are the challenges posed by the Pen Llŷn Ultra Marathon. The races start and finish at the beach next to Aberech Sands Caravan Park near Pwllheli, with checkpoints / aid stations along the scenic route.
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Where and when
Location
Marina Pwllheli, Pwllheli LL53 5YW, UK
Start times
Sat, 4 Jul 2020
75 Miles:
8:00am |
50 Miles:
8:00am
Fri, 3 Jul 2020
100 Miles:
11:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Pen Llyn Ultra
50 Miles
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50mi
£70.00
75 Miles
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75mi
£90.00
100 Miles
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100mi
£120.00
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Refreshments
  • Aid Stations
  • Free Wifi in the Ultra Village
Train
How to get there
Marina Pwllheli, Pwllheli LL53 5YW, UK
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Location: Aberech Sands Caravan Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales Ll53 5YT
Event day logistics
What happens at registration?
  • Registration times to be confirmed.
  • Meet the Round Pen Llyn Team and other runners and the organisers will be on hand to provide info and answer any questions you may have.
  • Allocation of race numbers.
  • There will be a full waiver to sign at registration. You will not be allowed to run if you do not sign this.
  • Race Bag Check for compulsory equipment.
  • Nothing will be sent out in the post before the event. Less paper, less environmental impact.
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Pen Llyn Ultras
Tucked away beyond Snowdonia’s craggiest peaks with the Irish Sea on one side and Cardigan Bay on the other, the Llŷn Peninsula has a distinctive, unspoiled character that’s all its own. Its sunny southern coast draws walkers, wakeboarders, and dinghy-sailors There are several islands dotted around the peninsula, with the famous ancient pilgrimage site of Bardsey Island, at its tip and can be seen in all its beauty during the race. The islands and coastline of Llŷn are a haven for wildlife and an area of outstanding natural beauty. Seals and dolphins are common sites around the peninsula. All of this makes a perfect backdrop for the Pen Llŷn Ultra.
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Spectator Info
There are many places along the route to support and cheer the runners and provide aid. Our checkpoints will have fluids, gels and snacks, however, additional food and fluids can be provided by helpers anywhere along the route. Note that some sections of the route are long and arduous with some considerable time between aid stations – so be prepared and ensure you carry enough supplies.
Backpack
What to bring
Compulsory Kit List
– Back Pack
– Head Torch
– Batteries
– Map / GPS navigation device
– Compass
– Foil Blanket
– First aid
– Water Proofs (Jacket & Trousers)
– Whistle
– Water
– Snacks
– Cash
– Mobile Phone
– Watch
– Hat & Gloves
Reviews
5.0
1 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FamilyFamily friendly
BicepFlexChallenging course
John G.
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5.0
Did the 75 Miles in 2019
A fantastic ultra with a great group of volunteer marshalls to cheer you on at each well stocked checkpoint. I ran the 75 mile race in 2019 and would reccommend it to anyone looking for a challenging ultramarathon in beautiful surroundings. The route follows the Wales Coast Path around the stunning Llŷn peninsula, hugging the coastline for 60 miles before turning inland for the last section across the peninsula. This is not a race for beginners (there is a shorter 50 mile version for newbies as well as a 100 mile monster!) but would suit anyone looking to step up their distance. It is a trail ultra with relatively little road running (almost entirely in the last 15 miles or so), however navigation is not particularly challenging, allowing the runner to concentrate on maintaining their pace and enjoying the incredible scenery! You don't have to take my word for it, check out the mini documentary on Youtube: https://youtu.be/GC4godxUiXo
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