Rebellion and Thwarted Rebellion

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Following the Glyndwr’s Way National Trail, one of the UK's most demanding ultra routes, this event is not for the faint-hearted. Runners will complete either 75 miles or 135 miles over multiple days in this epic challenge.Come for the breathtaking views and well-earned finisher's medal.
Participants
Thwarted Rebellion, and Rebellion
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Calendar
Fri, 15 Jul 2022
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Knighton, United Kingdom
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Elevation

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Bowling Green Ln, Knighton LD7 1DR, UK
Start times
Fri, 15 Jul 2022
Rebellion:
7:00pm |
Thwarted Rebellion:
7:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Rebellion and Thwarted Rebellion
Thwarted Rebellion
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75mi
£85.00
Rebellion
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135mi
Route information
Both the Rebellion and the Thwarted Rebellion follow the Glyndwr’s Way National Trail, one of the newest National Trails. It links many places associated with Owain Glyndwr and is where is gets its name. Owain Glyndwr was the last Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales and led a rebellion against the English. The route has an unusual shape due to the way it links the places.
The Rebellion
This route follows the full length of the Glyndwr’s Way National Trail with a total ascent of just over 25,000ft (7700m). The event starts in Knighton, just on the Welsh border and loops through Machynlleth.
The event finishes in Welshpool, and is one of the most beautiful and demanding ultra running routes in the UK.
Thwarted Rebellion
This route follows the first 75 miles of the Glyndwr’s Way National Trail with a total ascent of just over 12,500ft (3810m). The event starts in Knighton, just on the Welsh border and finishes in Machynlleth.
Checkpoints
There are a number of checkpoints en route which will all be a community hall/leisure centre that will be well-stocked with food, hot drinks and water.
The Rebellion route has 4 checkpoints that runners must pass and the Thwarted Rebellion has 2.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Safety and medical cover
  • Marshalled course
  • GPS Tracker
  • Checkpoints and refreshments
  • Trophies for race winners
Train
How to get there
Bowling Green Ln, Knighton LD7 1DR, UK
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The start and finish locations for each event vary:
The Rebellion
  • Start: Knighton Community center. Bowling Green Lane, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1DR
  • Finish: COWSHACC, Oldford Ln, Welshpool, postcode SY21 7TE
Thwarted Rebellion
  • Start: Knighton community center.Bowling Green Lane, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1DR
  • Finish: Y Plas, Aberystwyth Road, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DW
Coach Transport
Coaches can be booked at separately for £10, allowing entrants to park their car at the end locations and be transported to the start.
Please visit the organiser website to book transport:
Event day logistics
Friday
16:00 Registration Opens
18:00 Race Briefing
19:00 Races Start
Sunday
11:00 Thwarted Rebellion Ends
Monday
07:00 Rebellion Ends
Cut-Off Times
The Thwarted Rebellion has a cut-off time of 40 hours, and the Rebellion a cut-off time of 60 hours.
To finish the Thwarted Rebellion in that time, runners must maintain an average of just 1.85 miles (3k) per hour to complete the race. To finish the Rebellion, runners must maintain 2.25 miles (3.6k) per hour to complete the race.
Support Crews
A support crew is permitted for this event but crew must not enter the aid stations to ensure the team can concentrate on the runner.
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FAQ's
Is there a bag drop at the Rebellion and Thwarted Rebellion?
No, there will not be a bag drop at this event. 1 finish bag is allowed and will be made available to runners at the finish-line. These bags must be compact and completely sealed when handing them to the organisers at the start of the event.
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Can I have a support crew at the Rebellion and Thwarted Rebellion?
Yes, support crews are allowed at this event, but they are not allowed into the aid stations to ensure the event team focus on the runners.
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Do I need to have completed a certain distance before entering the Rebellion and Thwarted Rebellion?
While there is no specific distance a runner must have completed before, they should be prepared to be in remote locations for long periods in adverse weather and likely alone.
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What kind of terrain is the Rebellion and Thwarted Rebellion?
The course takes runners through a variety of terrains including farmland, private forests and woodland, and private estates.
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