The MTC Severn Plod Ultra

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The MTC Severn Plod Ultra
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This stage is the second in the Severn challenge and offers a tricky 45 miler for participants to weave through. There's beautiful natural scenery and rolling hills for all to get stuck into. Make sure to complete the event to earn your medal.
Severn Plod
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Fri, 16 May 2025
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Newtown, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Mid Wales Arts Centre, Mid Wales Arts Centre, Maesmawr, Caesws, Newtown SY17 5SB, UK
Start times
Friday, 16 May 2025
Severn Plod: 7:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The MTC Severn Plod Ultra
Severn Plod
Route information
The MTC Severn Plod Ultra
48 miles
The route:
The MTC Severn Plod Ultra starts from the Mid Wales Art Centre, Maesmawr, SY17 5SB.
Initially the route remains away from the river, going through Holly bush, Rhyd-y-felin, and finally rejoining the river Severn at Dolerw Park, passing the Gorsedd stone circle, which marks the site of Newton’s Eisteddfod.
Continue along the river Severn which joins the Montgomery Canal Walk, past the Pwll Penarth Nature Reserve, Welsh-pool, Offa’s Dyke Path, Breidden Hills through to Montford Bridge.
Onward through Bicton entering the outskirts of Shrewsbury and finally reaching the Premier Inn in Shrewsbury, SY1 1PG, which is the finish.
Sarah Evershed checking her route directions at a CP station.
All finishers will receive a bespoke MTC Severn Plod Ultra medal together with a technical race t-shirt.
What's included
  • Severn Plod Ultra Finishers Medals and Awards:
  • All finishers will receive a finishers medal.
  • The first male / female competitor will be presented with a champions trophy at the end of the race.
  • Please note that bookings within four weeks of the event cannot guarantee their medal type, as all orders are placed at this time.
How to get there
Mid Wales Arts Centre, Mid Wales Arts Centre, Maesmawr, Caesws, Newtown SY17 5SB, UK
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Start & Finish
This race is a point-to-point route, meaning it is the competitors responsibility to make their own travel arrangements to and from the event.
The race starts at Maesmawr, Caersws, Powys SY17 5SB, United Kingdom.
Those taking part in the full Severn Challenge will have camping included in their ticket price. If you are taking part in 1 or 2 days and would like to camp, please contact the event organisers at
Event day logistics
In line with the race rules, you must maintain a minimum of 4 mph. This equates to the following mandatory cut-off times (assuming a 7:30 race start);
Severn Plod CP1 will close at 09:15
Severn Plod CP2 will close at 11:45
Severn Plod CP3 will close at 14:15
Severn Plod CP4 will close at 16:15
Outside these times you will not be allowed to continue.
Do I have to run the whole Severn Challenge to enter this race?
No absolutely not! Entrants are able to enter each section of the race independently from the whole run, so if you don't fancy the whole thing, you're more than welcome to enter a section separately.
Where does The Severn Plod Ultra start?
The race starts at Maesmawr, Caersws, Powys SY17 5SB, United Kingdom, and runners are asked to arrive between 6am-6:30am.
Should I be self-sufficient for The Severn Plod Ultra?
There will be checkpoints along the way but all runners should ensure enough food and water to sustain themselves over the course of the event.
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