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Join this fantastic hilly 30 mile Ultra in the heartland of Wales. On your adventure you will discover the source of the River Severn and embrace the picturesque scenery. Take on the HOWUM to see where you limits lie and earn the coveted finisher's medal.
30 miles
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Sat 7th May 2022
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Llanidloes, United Kingdom
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20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Dol-Llys Farm Caravan & Camping, B4569, Llanidloes SY18 6JA, UK
Start times
30 miles:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The HOWUM
30 miles
1 Loop
Route information
The HOWUM is a must for any intrepid explorer wanting to tackle some challenging, yet rewarding climbs. Starting at Doi Llys Farm Caravan site, over the 30 mile course you will tackle a total elevation of 4448 feet, this Ultra is not for the faint-hearted. As your pulse rises, make sure to conserve you energy as you traverse the mixed terrain course. You will be able to take in the gorgeous sights of the Clywedog reservoir near Llanidoes which feeds the River Severn. This loop will take you through the meandering pathways that joins up 4 epic trails, the Sarn, Glyndwr's Way, Severn Way, and Wye Walk.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • BRAV Socks
  • Food Stations
  • Post Race care
  • Prizes for top finisher's
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How to get there
Dol-Llys Farm Caravan & Camping, B4569, Llanidloes SY18 6JA, UK
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By Train
If travelling from London via train, you can take the Avanti West Coast service to Birmingham New Street Station. Once there change to the Aberystwyth service, getting off at Caersws. From there it is a 15 minute bus drive to the Red Lion Hotel which is only a 1 mile walk to the start line.
By Car
If travelling from London by car, you can follow the A4 towards the M4. Then take the M40, M6 and M54 to A5 in Shropshire. Finally continue on the A5 to you final destination in Powys.
If using a Sat Nav please input the following address: Dol-Llys Farm Caravan & Camping, B4569, Llanidloes SY18 6JA.
Event day logistics
05:30 Registration opens
06:30 Warm-up
06:45 Pre-race briefing and Bon Jovi's Greatest Hits
07:00 The HOWUM starts
Mandatory Kit List
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Water container (1litre+)
  • Mobile Phone
  • Compass (or mobile phone app)
  • Head lamp or torch
  • Foil blanket
  • Waterproofs
  • Rucksack
All checkpoints will be manned and will be fully stocked with snacks, fruit, drinks, music, and a few beers.
Cut-off Time
This event has no cut-off time, and the organiser will allow you to finish if you are physically capable to do so.
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What kit do I need for The HOWUM?
For the HOWUM please bring the following kit: Appropriate footwear, water container (1litre+), mobile phone, compass (or mobile phone app), head lamp or torch, foil blanket, waterproofs, rucksack.
Is there a cut-off time for the HOWUM?
No, there is not a cut-off time for the HOWUM so feel free to take your time.
What time does registration open for the HOWUM?
Registration opens at 5:30am for the HOWUM.
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