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Rebellion and Thwarted Rebellion

Route description
Route description

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.

Logistics and schedule

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.

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:

https://www.racedirector.co.uk/register/the-thwarted-rebellion-2022/thwarted-rebellion-16-07-2021/extras

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
Rebellion
7:00pm Fri 15th Jul 2022
Thwarted Rebellion
7:00pm Fri 15th Jul 2022
£85.00

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